Is Surratt good?

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Surfdad

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May 13, 2011
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Haleiwa, Hawaii
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RC
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Papa
Aloha, My neighbor has a 30ft Surratt that he wants to sell. What do you all think of this boat? It needs some work on the diesel motor but otherwise looks pretty clean? Do you have any info on this boat of what it might be worth? mahalo!
 
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DoubletroubleII

Fish On!
Nov 18, 2008
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Placerville, CA
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Greg
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19' Harbercraft
Just popping in..........I have never heard of a boat manufactured by "Surratt"? Seems doing a google thing the Surratt name in associated with a escaping on a small boat 200 years ago?
 
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tyra-jae

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Jul 10, 2009
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Kailua,HI
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Richard/Russell
Boat
30' Surratt
It's been fine for us. Some water splashes in but it drains right out. With trim tabs the ride is even better. If you don't mind, where is the one you're looking at located?
 
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Da rabbit

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Jun 2, 2014
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Da rabbit
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Force
Howzit surfdad, like the other bruddahs said , surratt can handle pretty much anything. Know couple guys and they both been to hell and back fishing those boats.
 
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kapnd

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Jul 22, 2007
209
75
haleiwa Hawaii
Name
don
Boat
ss minnow
All over hell and back many times, a great hull and not many around.
A good strike boat, mine has been fantastic for me, so good that I wore it out and then rebuilt it from stringers up! Lengthened to 32', handles rough all the better.
The low sides take surprisingly little slop, and make it super easy to work out of. Deck drains well, never a problem.
BTW it's for sale on craigslist, blue/white one in Haleiwa, I have a BIG project underway, gotta let the old girl go.
Turnkey fishing machine, ready to rock!
 
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finishright

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May 17, 2008
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Oceanside Ca.
Name
Mike Morris
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prowler kayak
THERE'S ENOUGH AROUND TO GET GOOD INFO GUYS ON THE MAINLAND DON'T KNOW WHAT THERE TALKING ABOUT KINDA OBVIOUS! CHECK UNDER THE DECK AS MUCH AS YOU CAN GOOD LUCK
 
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kapnd

Almost A Member
Jul 22, 2007
209
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haleiwa Hawaii
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don
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ss minnow
Actually were a few Surrats built on the mainland by one of the sons, the mold was stretched and widened.
Saw one in Puget Sound a few years back, it was unmistakable!
There were also a few sent to Alaska.
Mine is still up for sale, and I'm open to offers! eight zero eight
two six five
three six nine nine
 
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Bigeasy

yeah, yeah!
Jun 18, 2008
1,542
286
Vallejo, CA
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Eric W.
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Tunacious 238 Coastal Twin 150-E
They look pretty damn sturdy! Sort of like a skippy in front! 30 feet and diesel! Sounds good to me! Stringers are good, I would go for it.
 
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Beauchat2

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Aug 21, 2012
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oahu
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Russ
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22 Force flybridge DEEEEZEL, 16 Arima Sandbar Queen
How much is he asking for it? Maybe you can give us a little more info than "some work on the diesel motor." Fished on a friends surratt for several years its a nice boat. Very stable. Hes primarily a bottom guy but itll do everyting you need for hawaii waters from trolling to pounding the buoy.. As you know the more stable a boat is you give up something in the other department. Its no knife but it still a solid local boat. I recommend having smoeone who knows diesel check it out. Maybe it needs a complete tear down and rebuld, maybe its just swapping some parts. You definitely want to be in the know if its needs a full rebuild/replacement.
 
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