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Boat Reviews By Owners

2008 -- 17' 6" SEA RAY

Model: 175 sport

Cockpit: The boat is roomy for an 18 footer. The windshield is tall and the top bar doesn't obstruct my view and I'm 6'4" Plenty of room for cooler and H2o toys. Seats are comfy and unlike Maxum the front buckets swivel 180. Snap in carpet is ingenious.

Cabin: Bow rider has two lounge style seats and cupholders. Under seat storage is meager but carpeted. My 4 year old loves it up there.

Construction: The boats fit and finish is flawless. Mine is black and has no dimples or imperfections. Stock stereo is easily upgradeable by lots of unseen space for woofers and amps under dash. I installed 2 10" woofers and a large 5 channel amp. that you have to lay on the deck to see. I crossed over the stock speakers and it really cleaned them up. Ample storage on sides and in floor locker.

Handling: The boat rides like a 21 footer and handles like a dream even in white caps. I take it on Lake Washington weekly and have had no problems with anything. It goes 48mph with me and 46 with three adults and one 4 year old. It planes extremely fast and the trim is easily adjustable.

Engine Room: The boat weighs 2100lbs and it has a 135hp 4 cyl. engine. That's like a 4200lb boat with a 270hp engine but with poor fuel economy. I went 5 hours of non stop cruising and used only 9 gallons of 87 octane gas. A stainless steel prop option would be cool. I would also like it to have a voltometer.

General Comments: I use it for cruising, skiing, tubing, and going to dinner at Daniels broiler on Leschi. Great first boat. My wife can even drive it. Super easy to put on and off the trailer.

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Date Submitted: 2008-04-19

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