congrats on the new ride
Follow up to the thread posted by my dad (BEACHFORDMAN), we located a SeaCraft 20' CC (1974) for me and drove down to S. Carolina this past Thursday to pick it up. So far I'm extremely happy with it, spent a 12 hour day today going through and cleaning hatches and replacing some hatch hinges and what not. The engine is an Evinrude 200 not sure as to the year yet, runs great but according to prev owner when he replaced the lower unit a newer model one was put on, which has a different length shift shaft and this is not allowing it to go into reverse. He was told it can be replaced or grinded down to fit but he ran out of funds to invest in the boat. Taking it to get that looked at and to get a general bill of health on the engine Monday. Boat, trailer, engine all for $3000.
Looking forward to tight lines and bloody decks :)
congrats on the new ride
I'd say you got a he!! of a good deal! Congrats on the boat and hope to see you out there. Actually I hope to see everybody out there, finally finished my little house I built.
Now a "HO" -If you need a person inshore or offshore, give me a call or Bmail!
anything you wanna know about that boat you can find here. best site by far for seacrafts. i too just got my first boat 1976 seacraft sceptre. these are some bad boats and i doubt youll meet anyone who dont agree. good luck and check out Classicseacraft.com trust me
Yep a 70's seacraft is a very nice ride. Good luck with everything and you might think about closing off the transom. Those older seacrafts use to sell an optional piece to close it off that you might be able to pick up at classicseacraft.com. The boat rides very low in the stern especially if you end up putting a four stroke on it. The hull and the t-top alone are worth more than what you paid so you got a great deal. Happy fishing.
that's a lot of boat for the money - congrats!
Nice pick up there son of beach! hope she works out well for you!
Yes, I am very proud of Noah...he has wanted a boat for a while...researched and run everything by his Dad...he really is doing it up right...right boat, right price andstayed in budget...he, like me wanted older classic hull. SeaCraft was at the top of the list and when we found this one at that price I kew it either was too good to be true or maybe a scam, stolen boat, bitter divorce titled in both names or something...got down there with a 50/50 chance of expecting to come home without a boat, but arrived to find a diamond in the rough...newer T-Top, New Bottom Paint, Virgin Console with only factory holes two small soft spots (hatched) I can fix in a weekend, and some busted hinges...Old power running good except reverse (parts?) and he was planing o a re-power to a Suzuki 150-175-200 anyway...cleaned up really nice and cant wait to get her on the water...saw him filling out the VDGIF paperwork last night at nearly midnight...gotta love it but with a name like Noah Beach what do you expect...he's been catching fish since he was 2 or so...and one the water since as well...good luck son and I'll be there every step of the way...
Wow...what a pretty ride. I've always been a fan of the older Seacrafts and it looks like you found a good one. Keep us posted on your plans for the repower and GOOD LUCK