WTB Sea Squirt Help.

Nov 7, 2018
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San Diego
Name
CPete
Boat
ScottyP
I’m currently going to go check out a 16’ Sea Squirt, I believe it’s a 1983 with a 2011 40hp Yamaha. I’ve never heard of them and I wanted to see if anybody had any good or bad info on them. I want it for calico fishing and hoping it could fish 3 if possible. Appreciate any help!
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Lundalakan

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Sep 29, 2016
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62
Socal, Poway
Name
Lou
Boat
Lund alaskan
Looks like a nice ride. I’ll say this....I have an 18‘ tin skiff with a 40 Honda. It does fine with 2 adults, 3 would really tax it. Sea trial it with 3 200 lb guys and see what you think
 
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swami 805

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Mar 9, 2016
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Name
Bill
Boat
sunk it
I had one about the same vintage but a 18’ with a 115 Suzuki. I mainly fished local to Santa Barbara but took it to the islands here once and awhile. It took a beating pretty good and was well used when I got it. It’s demise was that low transom and I swamped it taking a swell over the stern. Can’t say about a 13’ but an 18 was fine with 4 people except cramped for fishing. It was well built just not the greatest hull design for out here
 
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Done_Deal

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Sep 10, 2004
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243
Santa Monica
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Name
Joe
Boat
19' Home Built
Had a 1980 16.5" Sea Squirt for 10 years. Great bay boat and just the right size for towing down Baja. Great for 2 but I think 3 would crowd it.
 

dcdude

Newbie
Jul 18, 2019
18
5
52
San Diego
Name
Charles
Boat
TBD 180
I would want significantly more motor, perhaps around 90 HP, if it's rated for that size...
 

koubster

Nordberg
May 30, 2009
313
102
Brentwood ca
Name
Orenthal james Simpson
Boat
SS white bronco
My dad had one when I was a kid grew up on it you’ll be fine for close inshore stuff have fun
 

Eric Van Olst

Newbie
Apr 22, 2018
5
1
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So Cal
Name
Dutch Courage
Boat
Montauk 190
Sea Squirts were made in FL. I think it was in Ft Pierce. They were considered a good brand in the 80's. Above average quality. They sold well in South Florida back then. I think the 16 was sold with 75 hp motors . Its way underpowered with a 40.
 

KP1

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Apr 26, 2006
794
41
orange county, ca
Name
Kevin
Boat
34' Tollycraft Sedan, 16.5 seasquirt
I have seen this boat, it’s clean. I owned one for 4 yrs. just sold it about 2 yrs ago. I took mine to Cat w 3 of us. I had the Merc 60hp. That one is a lil underpowered but would be good w 2 guys. The tank in the center tends to leak, poly. I put an external one in the stern, I also moved the batteries forward under the little seat. Seemed to help w the ride. These are foam filled. Just make sure it’s not “water logged” super fun boat, great ride. The model is actually 15.5 go figure.