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Boat Reviews By Owners

2003 -- 16' 0" SCOUT

Model: 155 Sportfish

Cockpit: I often take the boat out alone, when I want to go fishing early, but in the evening, I can take my wife and a couple of kids comfortably to go look for dolphins. It is a suprisingly roomy boat for only being 16 ft.

Cabin: No cabin.

Construction: This boat is very well built. It gets a lot of use, lives in saltwater and everytime I take it out and wash it, I am suprised by how good the gelcoat looks.

Handling: The boat handles great. It is probably it's best feature. I wouldn't take it out into the Gulf very far, but for inland bays it is super. When the bay is calm, it is like flying on the water. I have been caught in a number of thunderstorms, but 2 times really stand out. The wind picked up to probably 40 MPH in a matter of mintues and I had to make it 5 miles down the bay. The boat was able to pound into the waves without issue. At no time did I ever think I was in danger because the boat could obviously take it, however, in retrospect, I was stupid to not have on my life jacket, had the engine stalled, I would have been history.

Engine Room: 4 stroke Yamaha 60. Runs very quiet, sometimes you have turn around to make sure it is running. I can get the boat up to about 33 MPH, but we usually cruise around 25 MPH. When not fishing, we use it to pull the kids on their tube. You can't ski behind it, but it is good for the toys. The boat is so light and the engine so efficient, it just sips gasoline. It routinely burns about 1.5 gallons/hour. At 25 mph, I'm getting better gas mileage in this boat than I do in my SUV!!!

General Comments: I really wanted the Scout 175 Sportfish, but it wouldn't fit in my garage, so I bought this one instead. This has turned out to be a great little boat. I use it daily when I am in Florida.

Email Address: longboatsailing@yahoo.com


Date Submitted: 2008-08-03

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