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  1. Interesting, I didn't realize there was a GPS add-on. I will check that out - slick! I may have misspoken, or at least wasn't as clear as I should have been... in the dealer's defense (or maybe laziness on their "searching" for me), regarding the boat I found at the other dealer (the 21 SF). They called the dealer, and THAT dealer said they did not want to sell it to them because it was their last one. So, I can certainly understand that part of it. However, the other part of me really wonders how much they actually did try to get that boat and/or find me another one. Meh. Honestly, I think the 19 will be okay for us. I was looking forward to a roomier bow, but the price tag is substantially lower, which will help since we need a new fishfinder, trolling motor (or GPS kit), PFDs, ropes, fenders, yada-yada-yada. Brings me to another question: so this 2016 H2O S&F holdover... They have it listed at $34,170. Sales guy said they'd do $1000 off since it's a holdover. Then he said the guy'd probably be willing to deal a bit more if it sits another month. How much lower, the way all the pricing is on Chaps, could I realistically offer WITHOUT offending him? I don't want to low ball, but a lower price is always, well, awesome! From all I can tell, the folks at this dealer are good people. I can understand them wanting to sell their stock. My boss has bought 3 boats from them over the years and has a lot of good to say about them. Unless they really do something weird that ticks me off, I don't really see myself going elsewhere at this point; they have been very kind and helpful.
  2. Ok, thanks, Iggy!
  3. Here's another question. I feel like my local dealer is feeding me BS... They said that if I bought my boat at another Chaparral dealer, that I would be required to take it to that dealer for any warranty repair work. Is that correct? They couldn't get that 21' boat we wanted, so I think they were worried I would drive down and buy it at the dealer that had it (3 hrs away). That's not really something I wanted to do anyway, but the fact they told me that (if false) kinda rubbed me the wrong way.
  4. Ok, good deal- thanks!
  5. CR, what do/did you have on your boat? I'm looking at the Lowrance HDS 7 or Humminbird Helix 7-sized units. Might go to a 9, if space fits. I'm going to try to find a book, or cut a piece of wood to size to take to the boat and eyeball it.
  6. I'm concerned with mounting of electronics. I'm going to replace the standard trolling motor with an iPilot or similar-type of motor, but the H2O 19 has limited room on the console. Whatever I new FF/chartplotter I get, I'm sure it will be on a RAM mount/arm probably. We wanted an H2O 21 SF, but our dealer can't/won't get one. It had a bit more room to mount stuff.
  7. Ugh, man that creeps me out! My wife and I were talking about hooking the seats. The other contender is a 2017 Ranger Reata...a lot more money though. Still has nice seats, but doesn't have cushions all over the boat. Just not sure if I want to sacrifice the # of persons capacity since we have friends/family/little cousins in the area.
  8. I hadn't even considered that fact, not being able to reach the water. We're taking a new '16 H2O S&F for a test ride on Monday, so I'll have to check that out. Will be our first boat, and I'm kinda having to compromise for the family, haha.
  9. Thanks for the info, Brett! I hadn't noticed that the 21' is that much wider. You're right, that should definitely feel roomier. Our local dealer has a 21 Sport that I could crawl around on. Guessing it's the same "boat" in general as the Ski & Fish models, obviously w/o the SF features. I've been doing research on my truck's towing capacity, and it "can" do 6400 lbs, which the H2O 21 SF is still well under, but I don't know if I should do it. It's a 2011 Tacoma TRD Sport, V6 4x4 with factory tow. We're planning on renting a covered dock for our boat, so I won't need to tow it a ton. When we do tow, the other nearby lakes are only 30-60 minutes or so, and all flatland driving. We'll probably want to drive further (even surrounding states) once in a great while. Might need to look at a big truck now, haha...oye!!
  10. Hello everyone, New user here. Just wanted to stop in and say hi! I'm currently searching for my family's first boat. The leaders of the pack are the H2O 21/19 Ski & Fish right now. I found a new 2016 H2O 19 SF nearby and took the family to look at it. We really like it. However, the console looks pretty lacking in the space department...I'll be wanting to put a larger fish finder on it. I started looking at the 21' model and it appears to have a bit more mounting room, especially if I do something like a RAM swivel mount instead of a direct mount-to-dash. Anyone happen to have any photos of their boats with larger FFs installed? I do have a question for you folks. Are there any real differences between the 2016 and 2017 models? I am seeing a 5-yr Limited Component Warranty (or similar wording) on the 2017s I've looked at. Is this a new thing from the 2016s? I'm already leaning towards an H2O 21 SF as the bow area/platform looks a bit larger, but it's a bit of a price jump from the 19ft 2016. Any thoughts or ideas on which way to go? It'll be stored at a covered dock, most likely. Of course, gotta have one come available first! In the meantime, I'll be reading here. Just wanted to say hi and thanks for having me. Edit: Forgot to say, we're a small family of four. Our kids (10, 8) are still very small. We have a lot of family and friends in the area that we'll take out, I'm sure! That 2016 H2O 19 has a 200HP engine. The H2O 21 I got a quote on has a 250HP.