Boat Reviews By Owners
1988 -- 21' 6" CHRIS CRAFT
Model: Sea Hawk 216 WA
Cockpit: The cockpit is adequatre for a boat this size considering that it is a WA. It sports a big back deck comparable in size to a Grady WA. Visibility is great especially since the boat is quick to plane.
Cabin: The cabin can (and mine has) sleep 3 tightly 2 comfortably. With the lack of a head and other "luxury" accomodations it should be used for sleeping overnight at most.
Construction: This boat is well built with a few exceptions. There is not much storage space on this boat (anchor locker, fish box, live well, and 2 small boxes on my boat), but the cabin can be used for storage since it is not practical for cruising trips. The transom has a notch in it (popular with boats from this period) that is a little low for my taste. In seas above 2 feet, water easily comes over the back transom. This can be fixed easily by putting some "starboard" between the rear storage boxes and sealing it with caulk (of course you could also pay big $$$ to have the transom re-done with a bracket). I've had mine 10 miles offshore without any worries.
Handling: Mine has a 1988 evinrude 150HP that pushes it comfortably at 30MPH (GPS) and top speed of 40MPH on a calm day (with 4 guys on board). The boat is Coast Guard rated for up to 250HP but might be a little much for the low transom. The boat handles well with minimal turning radius and jumps on plane quickly. Boat rides well in 4 foot seas at a moderate speed (approx. 20MPH).
Engine Room: evinrude 150HP (see "Handling")
General Comments: Great fishing boat for a day out with the buddies. Good also for family cruises
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Date Submitted: 2009-01-29
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