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  1. According to Chap's site, the 21 H20 is 2800 lbs for the sport and 3050 lbs for the S&F. The 21 Suncoast is listed as 3000 lbs. So you're talking about a 6.6% weight difference at most. The Suncoast has a 10 gallon larger fuel tank and 10 gallon water tank, which may add weight, depending on how Chap rates them. I was in the same boat when we purchased our H20 earlier this year. I read a lot of things saying the performance difference between the two was marginal. The performance sheet for the H20 21 OB lists top speed of the F150 @ 48 mph and the F200 as 51.30 mph. Ultimate
  2. The quality control issues were evident upon taking a closer look at just about anything on my boat. The screwed in snaps for cushions weren't even close to being level/even for instance. 1 snap would be 1/2" lower than the adjacent one. The console storage doors weren't aligned well, and would rub. We had 1 snap on the carpet that didn't work from the get go. We had some scratches on the exterior of the boat as well as a few dings and chipped paint on the interior. Quite a few fasteners missing/loose; I found masking tape and about 8 nuts and screws rolling around in the bottom of the b
  3. My .02: My father and I purchase a 2018 21' H20 S&F with the Yamaha F200 OB at the end of May. We are both really happy with our purchase, despite it being a lot of money to us. I was in favor of looking at used boats, but my father could not be convinced. I will say that the quality control on our boat was severely lacking; lots of minor things left undone or half-assed. Overall we love the boat however. We wanted something large enough to take a few people on for relaxing days on the water but still convenient for fishing inland lakes, and this does both well. We have taken it
  4. While I'm a lowly H20 peasant, I find myself in the same boat concerning the quality control. We recently purchased our first ever new boat, a 21' H20 S&F. While inexpensive compared to some other Chaps, the $48K we paid for our H20 is a lot of money to us. We were impressed with the quality in the showroom. Upon receiving our boat, I found about 10 fasteners, screws, etc. in the bottom of the boat along with masking tape. We have a bonus hole under a console, the steering rubs and is difficult, the live well pump didn't run (fixed by dealer), carpet snap broken, scratches on the gel
  5. We plan on doing lots of fishing with her (21' H20 Ski & Fish).
  6. We are going to be installing 2 transducers for our Lowrance HDS unit in the coming weeks (we get our 21' H2O tomorrow). The cut out in the rear is pretty small (we have an outboard motor in the way) and already pretty busy. Is everyone just gluing the transducer on to the hull, screwing it in, or through bolting it? We went with the 3D version so we have 2 seperate transducers to mount and the less holes we put in the brand new boat the better.
  7. Sounds good, will do. I appreciate the recommendation.
  8. Thanks for the suggestions. When it comes to money and purchases, I'm a detailed oriented person. I do tons of research before making any decision. I plan to go over this boat with a fine tooth comb when it arrives and have everything annotated. The dealer will be taking us on a ride prior to our accepting the boat. I plan to get pictures and written descriptions of anything/everything that might possibly come back to bite us.
  9. So we ordered a 21' H20 S&F which we are set to receive on May 18th. I was hoping some of you with more experience could let me know what I should be looking for. If there are items that maybe aren't obvious. I want to make sure we don't accept delivery with any hidden issues. I apologize if something similar has been posted previously; the search feature on this forum leaves a lot to be desired. Thanks in advance!
  10. I've been doing a little research and there are a lot of recommendations for Hamby's.
  11. Interested in hearing the feedback here as well. We were considering this for our H20. We will be taking it fishing in Canada and will need to go ashore for lunch/etc. Everything is very rocky up there and I'd rather not scuff the gel coat immediately on our new boat.
  12. We just ordered a 21' S&F with the F200. The performance bulletin has it at 51.X mph top speed I believe. 48 with the F150.
  13. Our 2018 21' Ski & Fish is being built. I did a lot of comparisons/research into the power options. I too thought that based on power-to-weight the boat would struggle or be slow. That doesn't seem to be the case from what owners are saying. We ended up going with the F200 outboard, which I think will be close in performance to the higher end I/O's due to the reduced weight. The performance tests/ratings have them all hitting around 49-51 mph.
  14. That seems a bit heavier than I was anticipating. Stock dry weight according to chap is 3050 lbs with the OB, trolling motor, etc. You're saying the dry weight of just the boat is 700 lbs more than that? We just bought a 16 F150 5L V8 w/max tow package (3.55 e-locking rear 9100 lb tow cap) for towing the 18 21' H20 we have being built. I thought this was going to be plenty of truck to tow this boat. I was figuring between 4500-5000 lbs for boat and trailer....we got the steel/standard trailer though as well.
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