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Old 03-27-2019, 08:57 PM
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Does anyone have any good or bad remarks on the Scout 177. I live in an area with three lakes inland and am a few hours to the coast. I am thinking this would be a good little boat to explore the freshwater lakes and then easily trailer down to the saltwater. It is small, lightweight, and looks to be a breeze trailering. I found a 2018 left over out the door at 20K. However, this one has the 70, where many I find have the 90. Any input would be much appreciated.

On the flip side, I found a 2018 Sea Pro 172 for the same price with the Suzuki 90 on it. Great looking little boat for the same reasons as above. Only negative seems to be no backrest. However, the console is higher and appears to be able to steer while standing up.

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Small water, get the 90. 70 isn't stock so it may be a return. My Scout 145 is sweet and carefree.
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Thanks for the insight! Makes sense.
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I have a 1999 Scout 175 Sportfish with a 2018 Yamaha 115 SHO. I really like the boat and motor a lot. I like the way it handles and it rides very smooth. The boat is still in great shape even though it's fairly old. The max horsepower for the boat is 115, but probably meant to be a lighter 2 stroke. I previously had a 115 Ficht Evinrude on it. Even with the lighter weight motor, if you slow down a little too fast, water will come over the transom. I ended up installing a splash plate that helps a lot but it will still allow a little water over the transom if I'm not careful slowing the boat. The only other issue is water coming in the scupper plug holes so I keep them plugged. Hopefully Scout has made some improvements in the past 19 years. That is all the information I have but if you have specific questions, feel free to ask. I don't think you would be happy with a 70 HP. Seems like a 90 would be just right. You could always test it out and see for yourself though. Best of luck in your decision.

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I've owned a 175 Scout. A 70hp will be very minimal power. I wouldn't buy it myself.
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Get the SeaPro. You'll thank yourself in the long run.
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Originally Posted by RipTideBBQ View Post
Get the SeaPro. You'll thank yourself in the long run.
Everyone has their right to opinion but let me tell you a little story about a scout.

I had a very similar Scout to the 177 you are looking at, mine being a late 90’s model. I had been smelling gas for a few weeks in the boat and turned it upside down trying to find where the smell was coming from but never found anything, gas lines in good shape, sender gasket good, no gas in the bilge ect.... all good, or so I thought.

Buddy and I were a few miles off shore fishing the poggy pods and I shut the motor off. After about ten minutes we decided to move on and when I hit the ignition a massive boom sounded, all my hatches blew open, all my leg hair was singed off and I remember looking back and seeing a btl of bug spray that I kept above the bilge about 50 feet in the air.

Turns out there where some small pin holes in the top of the gas tank and a wing nut on the batt had loosened up just enough to spark when I hit the ignition essentially lighting off a large gas fume bomb.

I kept the boat for for another year or two and when I sold it there was not one single stress crack on it still.

Buy the Scout.
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Thanks guys. It sounds like the 90HP is the way to go regardless of the brand since they are both the same size. Now, all I have to do is find a dealer to sell me out a 2018 at my price point. Hopefully when the 2020 boats come out they will be wanting to get rid of the 2018s at a faster pace. There are lots of Scouts 177s out there. If anyone has insight on those new Sea Pro's it would be great to get insight on the new builds (172).
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Wait, so the Scout is bomb proof? Ha! Sounds like an experience.
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The 177 and 175 are two very different boats. The 175 weighs 260# more and has a larger/different hull

Originally Posted by Jkcam View Post
I've owned a 175 Scout. A 70hp will be very minimal power. I wouldn't buy it myself.
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Originally Posted by Joe View Post
The 177 and 175 are two very different boats. The 175 weighs 260# more and has a larger/different hull
Okay, so do you think the 70hp is right for the 177???
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I've got the 172. A great little boat. 1 person and 1/2 tank it will hit 40mph with the 90 Merc.

You can get a backrest for it. It sets into the rear rod holders.
It is nearly identical to the Bully Bay 1700, except it has a second live.
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I love my 2000 177 Sportfish. Originally had a 115 Johnson, I repowered with a 115 E-tech but a 90 would do fine on that boat. A 70 might be a little weak depending on how fast you want to go.
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Guys the 2012-19 Scout 177 is TOTALLY different than all the other boats the above people are posting about.

I owned a 2012 with a F70 and removed the F70 and installed a 115 SHO. F70 ran 40mph and 115 SHO ran 55.4mph

just go to scouts website and look at their performance reports on the 177 they are spot on.

And it has a poly tank as well
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I am looking at a scout 177 and wonder what you decided to get and what you paid for it? Hope you are enjoying it.

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