Seaark 2272 vs 1872

Discussion in 'Boating' started by great pappy cat, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

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    I have a 2005 SeaArk 1872 jtpcc( jet tunnel ,pro,center console) with a 2006 Yamaha 4stroke 115/80 . I love it It handles big water better than I could have expected. The super wide bottom rides so shallow on plane. It will scare you. The motor is Great and is the max HP for my Hull.

    Over the summer, I saw a completely customized 1999 SeaArk 2272 with a 2 stroke 115/80 of the same year. I fell in love with the layout of the hull, huge forward mounted console, custom leaning post with cooler and shad tank tons of space and dry strage.

    The hull is awesome but the motor is a carburated 2 stroke. Also from seeing it run its a little underpowered. its a barge wich would make it more difficult to controll and tow than my current boat.
    I asked how much he was asking and I could almost trade my current boat for this one even.What do you guys think? Would you trade?


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  2. dinger66

    dinger66 New Member

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    i would hold tight where i am !
     

  3. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    id keep the newer boat and motor... doesn't seem like a good trade to me...
     
  4. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    that 2272 does have alot of room in the back but you have yours set up really nice now, plus i'd stick with the 4 stroke. weren't you thinkin of moving your dash anyway?
     
  5. The grass is always greener bro. You'll be looking at more expense in fuel and towing and just more to handle all around. What you have right now seems to be the ticket, and the smiles, fish and boat shots you made in those year end videos say it all. Just look back at them vid's and remember how good she is for ya. It's up to what you think though hoss, that's the opinion that counts.:wink:
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I would keep the rig you already own. The only thing you would be gaining is a little more room. You will be loosing the performance of a four stroke. Not counting the extra operating expense already mentioned. Good luck on your choise.
     
  7. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

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    A little more room goes a long way. as does more weight capacity. I could easily add an enclosure and sleep on that puppy. You guys are right. It costs less to keep my current boat and, my 4 stroke yamaha will last FOREVER :cool2:. Just the way the 22 footer is layed out Is perfect for a cat boat. Its so tempting. Thanks for the replys guys
     
  8. catfishscotty

    catfishscotty Well-Known Member

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    I got a 22 ft sea ark and love it !!!!!!!!

    if you fish by yourself mostly keep what ya go

    if you take people with ya mostly the extra room is 100 %%% worth it I also went from a 18 ft john to my 22 footer and love it .


    the best thing is ya got a nice boat either way so i wouldnt lose much sleep over it :wink:

    best wishes on your choice on what to do, its a dang if i do and a dang if i dont kinda thing lol
     
  9. ste6168

    ste6168 New Member

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    In the end it is your decision to make, but IMO that 22'r is sweettttt! If you dont mind me asking, how much are they asking for it? If I ever ran across a boat a bit smaller (17-19') that resembles that boat, I think I would do my best to purchase it!
     
  10. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

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    $13,900.00
     
  11. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    You rich MOFO! :crazy:
     
  12. Pip

    Pip New Member

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    First thing that jumps out at me is going from a 05' 4 stroke to a 1999 2 stroke. Seems like you wouldn't be bettering yourself there. I'm guessing upkeep and maintenance will have increased expenses.

    The console is nice, but seems like it's taking up a lot of room and adding weight. Weight is a killer with jets.

    The added room is always going to be nicer, but seems you wouldn't be upgrading going from an 05' to a 99' with respect to the motor.

    Strictly my opinion, just looking at potential added costs.
     
  13. Jedicazador

    Jedicazador New Member

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    I've been looking at those SeaArks man they both are nice but if I could buy either side by side on the lot, I'd buy the one you got now.
     
  14. TnRivershark

    TnRivershark New Member

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    The extra 4 foot would be nice, an outboard that is 10 years old has an overhaul in its real near future and you will never be happy with two stroke after owning a 4 stroke:eek:oooh:
     
  15. rush_60

    rush_60 New Member

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    What did you end up doing
     
  16. great pappy cat

    great pappy cat Active Member

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    Im going to keep my current boat