Classic SeaCraft Community  

Go Back   Classic SeaCraft Community > General Discussion > General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-04-2018, 01:39 PM
bibijawa bibijawa is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: miami
Posts: 79
Default First year to go no wood?

In what year did seacraft go no wood? Are there any known problems with 2006 23s? I've read bad or sloppy wiring but how about build quality issues?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-04-2018, 02:36 PM
Vezo, Part II Vezo, Part II is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bluffton, SC/Hernando Bch,FL
Posts: 782
Default

Pretty sure it was 1998 when they left Florida, bought by Larger company, can’t remember name. Own Mako, and a few other brands which may or may not still be in production. I visited the plant in Forest City, NC around ‘04 or ‘06, pre ‘08 crash which may have shut the whole plant since. IIRC, the wood shop was impressive, and I believe wood was still going in the Mako’s only.

Vezo
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-04-2018, 11:05 PM
Capt Terry Capt Terry is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 345
Default Maybe CSY Yacht

At one point think SeaCraft was bought by CSY Yacht, seem to remember that name. Just one name in a string of owners, but the only name that came to mind.
__________________
________________________
'76 20' Seafari, ordered in '76
17' Larson Volero
14' Fabuglas
14' Lyman lapstrake
8' Minimax, at age 14
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-06-2018, 06:24 PM
captainDH captainDH is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 35
Default

I have a 2005 23, zero issues. Not even spider cracking on the fiberglass. These bass pro era boats get a bad rap but I truly believe the issues were hit or miss, and mostly on the 25s and 32s. The 20,21,23 seemed to be relatively problem free. Please correct me if I am wrong, but the coolest thing about these red headed stepchildren is that I have yet to see one gutted and rebuilt, simply because of the fact there is no wood in them. With that said, 30 years from now I might be eating crow. So not fair to compare to potter era boats as these boats are only 20 years old max. But they ride the same (I have ridden in both), and I love the changes made to the front deck with more storage, and the centerline box is just plain massive. The stern is nice as well, you can throw flip flops/ dock lines out of the way under the splashwell. On sandbar days, I can easily fit a fortress FX7, my stern anchor, under there as well. Very similar to the albury brothers transom design. I have know regrets, and most peeps that see it say “great job on the restoration, beautiful seacraft”
I just smile and say thank you, my ego would get smashed if I admitted it was a pos “Bass Pro Special”, lol
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-06-2018, 07:23 PM
Bigshrimpin Bigshrimpin is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Onset, MA
Posts: 2,601
Default

I've seen a couple of these 25's and they look real nice. The only thing I didn't like about the newer 21, 23, 25 was the lack of fuel tank access. There's no hatch for replacing the tank when the tank goes bad.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-07-2018, 08:17 AM
captainDH captainDH is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 35
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigshrimpin View Post
I've seen a couple of these 25's and they look real nice. The only thing I didn't like about the newer 21, 23, 25 was the lack of fuel tank access. There's no hatch for replacing the tank when the tank goes bad.
agreed, crossing fingers on this issue... on the contrary, because everything is seemless, no caulking/screws, all solid one piece floor, hopefully retards and restricts all the usual symptoms that can cause failure. Certainly will cry if/when the day comes i start smelling fuel in the bilge.
i do know of a 2006 23' that needed a tank replacement, spoke with owner. it was a $5000 problem.
most all of the newer boats of the 2000 vintage or newer, regardless of brand, do have seemless cockpit floors.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-14-2018, 12:05 AM
Joe R Joe R is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Smithville NJ
Posts: 378
Default

I know my 1998, 21 (first year of the newer 21) is all composite no wood , 3 piece construction, owned by Tracker but made by Silver King in Fl....I purchased mine in 2015 after the old owner updated the whole boat wiring, updated electronics, motor etc...but I had some water in fuel problems that could not be found,,,so I put in a new tank...yes no hatch to access tanks in those years,,,we had to un rig everything, lift the console with t top attached , cut the floor,,replaced tank with a poly tank and put everything back together...HOWEVER the old tank was in good shape , the water problem was due to the fill and fill hose...well now EVERYTHING but the hull itself is new as of 2015...I have NO cracks ,voids , blisters at all in the glass, very solid feeling boat floor and deck is like a rock... Love the boat,,PS I had a 20 Potter for 35 years prior to buying the 98 21

Joe R.
21 SeaCraft 1998/ 200 Optimax
Susie 2
__________________
Joe R

Last edited by Joe R; 12-14-2018 at 12:12 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-17-2018, 07:47 AM
bigtahuna bigtahuna is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 47
Default

I also had a water in the fuel problem on my ‘98 23. I stuffed the fuel fill hose with tissue put the cap back on and hosed the gunnel down. The tissue was soaked when I opened the filler. I put in a new filler assembly and have had no more problems with it.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-17-2018, 10:34 AM
Joe R Joe R is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Smithville NJ
Posts: 378
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigtahuna View Post
I also had a water in the fuel problem on my ‘98 23. I stuffed the fuel fill hose with tissue put the cap back on and hosed the gunnel down. The tissue was soaked when I opened the filler. I put in a new filler assembly and have had no more problems with it.
that was a problem with those vent and fill combo caps...Mine was getting water in it The fill hose under deck is long and has a bow and low spot in the hose...when it rains or wash down the boat water sits in the fill hose in that bend , then once you plane the boat that water runs into the tank

Joe R.
21 SeaCraft 1998 / 200 Optimax
Susie 2
__________________
Joe R
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-19-2018, 08:36 AM
DonV's Avatar
DonV DonV is offline
Cheap Bastard
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Apollo Beach, FL
Posts: 3,043
Default

How true, I had one of those Perko fill/vent combo gas filler caps and the O-ring was missing, took quite a while to figure out where the water was coming from. New O-ring a bunch of marine grease and fixed. That being said I'll never have another one, pain in the ass to fill.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
All original content © 2003-2018 ClassicSeacraft