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  1. #1
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    Default Sealine F37, maybe

    We love our Broom 345 but some health issues mean we are struggling with the ladder at the the stern.
    Thinking about a change now to something with steps outside and more on one level inside.
    An option could be a Sealine F37. All opinions welcomed.......
    Were there any significant changes over the years in production?
    Anything to look out for?

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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    I believe the early models were fitted with plastic fuel tanks which had a tendency to cause problems. Some of them were fixed by Sealine but not all. The early models have a similar performance to the F36 (which I own) with KAD43’s or 44’s. If you end up with the 44’s or the 300’s which were available very soon after release and are of a similar ilk then make sure that they have had the tappets checked every 200 hours at least.

    We love our F36 and it gives much confidence in seas for me and the family. I’m sure there will be other bits I’ve forgotten and sure someone else will be along to fill in the gaps.

    Good luck with the search.

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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Why not forget the ladder and go for an S37. If you can find one with KAD43ís (no electronics, no 4 valves per cylinder) then you have a reliable easy to maintain package.

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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    SC35?

    No ladders to contend with either ...


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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Sneds of this forum purchased an F37 a couple of years ago. He will give you first hand insight into the boat and ownership of such.

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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitelighter View Post
    But an S37 (the boat discussed in the tread linked to) and a F37 (which was the boat mentioned by the OP in this thread) are quite different beasties.

    Shafts vs out drives
    Fly vs sports boat

    I suppose they are both grp to be fair...
    Good point especially for those reading this who, understandably, wonít know the Sealine range. I introduced the S37, in light of the difficulty with steps mentioned, as an alternative spacious boat to a fly bridge.

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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Thanks to one and all for the responses.

    I'm really stuck this time round as to what to go for.............

    F37 is quite stylish, and seems to be generally well thought of. Shafts too, which is a plus for me. Could it be too big to handle? Like I say, health issues mean we both operating at 50%. So I am almost single handed, even with 2 of us. I don't count the dog; no help at all!

    Other options on shafts..... I'm not keen on the Rodmans, sorry. Hardys seem a bit "functional" - with apologies to Rodman and Hardy owners. Restricted choice as I'm trying to look at boats around 2005 or later. This is on the basis that they may give less trouble than an older boat. But, yeah I know - boats!

    Perhaps go down a size? Although then the majority are outdrives. I've never had a twin outdrive boat. Are they much different in handling characteristics to a twin engine on shafts?

    Not bothered either way about a flybridge. Had a look at a Targa 34 but the bed seemed too small. Sealine F34/S34 then? What are they like?

    Sorry. Rambling.

    I don't know if the right boat exists for us.

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    Default Re: Sealine F37, maybe

    Or a F33. But is smaller easier to walk around ? Not necessarily.
    All the Sealines you have mentioned are nice boats.
    A bit older is not necessarily a bad thing.

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