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Boat Reviews By Owners

2000 -- 17' 0" CAPE HORN - FABBRO MARINE

Model: 17 CC

Cockpit: Great fishing boat. Used for race committee in small sailboat races - excellent for that purpose with four in-board rod holders and two in the gunnels. Had the optional cooler seat - expensive option, but worth it for the extra storage.


Construction: Well built - withstood bad weather very well. Deck-to-hull attachment never showed problems. Had minor spider-web cracks around the startboard in-board stern ss cleat. Needed to add some minor fittings like bow fairleads, but overall, components were good quality. Needed better electrical components, but such a basic boat that this was not an issue. Fuel-fill in a bad spot (low on side of CC) and caused spills every fill-up.

Handling: Handled wind and waves very well. Traditionally thought to be a very wet ride, but I found it to be average. Good freeboard, jumped to plane well, very responsive. Stock helm is better than average.

Engine Room: 2000 Mercury 115 - say what you want about Merc, but the 115 has always been a good motor to me. Powered the 17 very well, though it was rated up to a 140 HP. 40-gallon poly fuel tank nice feature.

General Comments: Very solid, extremely dependable, well-built, basic fishing boat or Sunday afternoon cruiser in the bayou or bay. Optional cushions and cooler seat well worth the expense. One of the roomiest 17 CCs out there.

Email Address: john dot e dot williams at comcast dot net

Date Submitted: 2005-12-11

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