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Chesagansett

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Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  22:10:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We traded in our 2003 Four Winns cuddy, which served us well in the brackish Chesapeake. Now that we are living in salty Florida, it is time for outboards. We bought a Sea Fox 288 Commander. 9'8" beam. Carolina style bow flare. Twin Yammies. Sea Fox had many problems 8 or 10+ years ago, but they seem to have been producing decent boats recently. Time will tell how this one holds up. We bought the boat that the dealer dragged around to the boat shows.
Here's some pics:












A very close fit in the lift slip with its 9'8" beam. The length ended up being much less of an issue than what I had anticipated.



A decent review ...
http://www.boats.com/reviews/sea-fox-288-commander-solid-value/






Glenn
Cape Coral, FL
Four Winns Sundowner 245

Edited by - Chesagansett on Jan 26 2017 22:19:04

Homeport: Cape Coral, FL

mixman

RO# 25362

Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  22:54:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice, Glenn! What are you towing that with?


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November Charlie

RO# 824

Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  23:03:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice!

My signature line is cooler than your signature line.

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Riverbed

RO# 19680



Posted - Jan 26 2017 :  23:10:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That'll look pretty sweet tied up in front of Rumrunners!



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Chesagansett

RO# 9880



Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  00:31:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mixman

Nice, Glenn! What are you towing that with?



We have a Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel quad cab. We'll mostly be using it from the lift behind the house, but the Dodge diesel handles it well for the times we'll be towing it to the other coast or the Keys, etc. We had no issues towing it back from the dealer. I'll probably get the annual Florida over-size permit, as the beam is 9'8", and they actually enforce the beam limits in the Keys and check for permits.



Glenn
Cape Coral, FL
Four Winns Sundowner 245

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Chesagansett

RO# 9880



Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  00:31:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by November Charlie

Very nice!



Thanks!




Glenn
Cape Coral, FL
Four Winns Sundowner 245

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Chesagansett

RO# 9880



Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  00:33:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Riverbed

That'll look pretty sweet tied up in front of Rumrunners!




You need to come back down to Cape Coral and join us at Rumrunners. Any plans to head back down this winter or spring?




Glenn
Cape Coral, FL
Four Winns Sundowner 245

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nwaring

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Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  06:40:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, I saw one similar at the Cleveland boat show a couple weeks ago

Good Luck
Niles


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Cam

RO# 1558



Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  07:04:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sweet ride! Congratulations.

" If you think nobody cares, try missing a few payments " (author unknown)

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mintregila

RO# 13060

Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  07:48:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice. Congrats.

CC is the way to go in FL. Great for fishing and a ride to dinner.


Mark I -
06 Pursuit 3070 OS Exp
95 26' Wahoo CC
03 Blackfin/SaltShaker 29 Combi - Sold
05 290 Amberjack - Sold
90 Viking 38 - Sold
84 Trojan F36 - Sold

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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  08:01:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good. Looking boat, congratulations

Pascal
1970 Hatteras 53 MY
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12' Westphal Catboat
16' Hobie Cat
13' Sandbarhopper

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boatbum

RO# 36

Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  08:14:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice boat, good luck with the new ride. If you run to the Abacos keep an eye on it!


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Reel Antsy

RO# 9587



Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  08:42:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, I love it :-)


Jamie
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j-d

RO# 15782

Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  09:00:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like it a LOT! For me, the Diver's Door is a major feature. And, it confirms the hull is rugged enough to not count on the side and gunwale for structural support in that area.

Are your boat lift pilings set 12-feet apart? Ours are, and that suggests it could accommodate a beam like yours. Our is 8'6" and the lift looks like it could go up to maybe 10-feet. Is yours a 10,000 capacity?


God Bless, jd
1996 Sea Ray 215EC
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missnmountains

RO# 22737

Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  09:25:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice boat. I will be looking out for it.

Ken


2008 58 Sedan Bridge

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Chesagansett

RO# 9880



Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  11:58:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by j-d

Like it a LOT! For me, the Diver's Door is a major feature. And, it confirms the hull is rugged enough to not count on the side and gunwale for structural support in that area.

Are your boat lift pilings set 12-feet apart? Ours are, and that suggests it could accommodate a beam like yours. Our is 8'6" and the lift looks like it could go up to maybe 10-feet. Is yours a 10,000 capacity?




Thanks all. j-d, our pilings are only 11 feet apart on center, so only about 10 feet between the insides of the pilings. That's why our 9'8" is a close fit. The lift was originally a 8,500 pound lift. I had it upgraded to 10,000 lbs. with the heavier 5/16" cables. There was a lot of measuring and I asked the lift company a lot of questions before getting this boat. Close call on the width.

The diver door has come in handy just for easy boarding from the dock.



Glenn
Cape Coral, FL
Four Winns Sundowner 245

Edited by - Chesagansett on Jan 27 2017 12:02:30

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Chesagansett

RO# 9880



Posted - Jan 27 2017 :  12:30:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by missnmountains

Very nice boat. I will be looking out for it.

Ken



There are a few around that look similar. Maybe we'll put on name on it eventually. Then again, I'm not sure. A name on the transom would be blocked by the outboards, and we're not keen on putting a name on the side.




Glenn
Cape Coral, FL
Four Winns Sundowner 245

Edited by - Chesagansett on Jan 27 2017 12:30:35

Homeport: Cape Coral, FL Go to Top of Page
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