New Ride

New Ride

After the unexpected sale of the old boat I picked up a new boat a couple of weeks ago.

Its a 2301 Seaswirl Striper with a new 250hp Yamaha.

Had looked at some 26ft Stripers as well but wanted to keep it towable.

Just working through some initial personalization items to keep the boss happy then will use it for a while before deciding on what electronics upgrades to put on this one.



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 nice looking ride . will get

Sun, 2019-03-31 20:29

 nice looking ride . will get you well off shore chasing them palegics. 

im guessing the boss will want something more than a bucket 


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Sun, 2019-03-31 20:32


Thats correct. Pointing to the bucket and saying use that didnt go down too well.

All good. Nothing like a few extra comforts.

Cant head much further out than I did in the old boat but should be more comfortable for Rotto sleepovers with the close up cabin

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 Quite like the Stripers, but

Sun, 2019-03-31 20:49

 Quite like the Stripers, but never seen inside one.

They look a little bigger than my Cruisecraft so you should have plenty of room!
Having said that, I have never opened the toilet on mine, its just too much of a pain under the V bunk.


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Roomy for a WA

Sun, 2019-03-31 21:03


Is reasonably Roomy for a Walkaround. At around 6ft I can just stand up in the cab.

Has a sink set up on the port side as you enter and toilet on the starboard rather than under the V at the front.

Will full infill its around a short double bed.

Plenty of deck room and will be wider. Euro transom will take a bit of getting used to but dont think it will be a major issue.

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You sell all the electronics

Sun, 2019-03-31 21:24

You sell all the electronics with the old rig?  Would of been worth more than the boat. 


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Not all

Sun, 2019-03-31 21:55


Not all but a good chunch. 295 and all the good transducers stayed with it.

Still have a TZ12 which I will chuck in for now on a bracket till I decide which way to go.

Not to worried about deep drop transducers and a P66 will work on the TZ for a while if needed

Want to keep this one simple if possible

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Very very nice

Mon, 2019-04-01 01:34

You have got to be happy with weapon like thar 

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Mon, 2019-04-01 05:49

Looks very solid ride.

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 looks awesome, upload some

Mon, 2019-04-01 15:43

 looks awesome, upload some pics of the inside??


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 Very nice Tim,will make

Mon, 2019-04-01 17:10

 Very nice Tim,

will make those walks back to the car after a rough trip home more enjoyable.

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Mon, 2019-04-01 18:53


Backs getting older. Bigger boat will make for a better result after a day on the water.

Drum winch will be an added bonus for snapper fishing too

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Not being rude

Mon, 2019-04-01 19:21

How much approx.

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I had the 21' for a while

Mon, 2019-04-01 20:48

And it was a great boat.

There is an American Forum that is dedicated to the Stripers and is an excellent source of knowledge and tips and improvements etc. etc.


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Mon, 2019-04-01 20:57


Yep on there already.

Great source of info that site and very honest bunch about the pro's and con's of the boats.

Has already helped with a bit of upgrade planning I have been doing


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very nice

Tue, 2019-04-02 07:38

 Will be good to put some blood on the deck soon 


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