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Arima Forum => Arima Life => Topic started by: Danno on January 15, 2011, 11:33:43 PM

Title: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on January 15, 2011, 11:33:43 PM
Welcome to the new Arima Boat Owners Group. Thank you for stopping by. This is the new forum spawned from the Google Arima Boat Owners forum and from the Yuku Arima Boat Owners Forum for those that want easier and smarter access to Arima information.

Introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about you Arima life and post your favorite Arima photo.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Threeweight on January 16, 2011, 02:42:10 PM
Howdy!

Someone passed the link on to me, so  I thought I'd stop by and say hi.  If anyone has need of advice on restoring a 22 year old Arima, shoot me a PM.

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on January 16, 2011, 04:21:00 PM
Hello

I was banned for the Yuku site because I replied to Goodnight Moons comment ( I said the word Gross ).

I hope I am welcomed here;)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Danno on January 16, 2011, 04:37:01 PM
Absolutely you're welcome here!     :arms:

Everyone is.   :applause:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: StreamFixer on January 16, 2011, 06:19:52 PM
I don't know SFF,  you seem pretty volatile to me.  I mean after all using the word "Gorss".  I guess we'll just have to watch you for the next couple of decades.   javascript:void(0);javascript:void(0);

Good to see you here. 

StreamFixer.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Croaker Stroker on January 16, 2011, 08:16:25 PM
Whew !!! :doh:
Thanks Streamfixer.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Danno on January 16, 2011, 09:21:47 PM
Hey Croaker, welcome aboard! :wink:

Seems my emoticons aren't working too well.  :shrug9:


 :hoboy: :doh: :biggrin: :nono: :facepalm: :smile1: :jester: :whistle: :twocents:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Danno on January 16, 2011, 09:23:48 PM
Hmm, it's just these two that don't work...    :arms[1]: :applause[1]:

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: woody on January 17, 2011, 12:15:30 PM
This is a good one.

http://gregsmarinewiresupply.com/Zen/

Any chance you can catagorize these:  Electrical, canvas, etc?

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: cbunk on January 17, 2011, 12:37:48 PM
You can count me in.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: MrG on January 17, 2011, 06:55:03 PM
MrG here.  Streamfixer told me about this new site, so I'll jump on ,too.

Gary
Title: Hi All
Post by: Jay in Kitsap on January 17, 2011, 07:40:09 PM
I've been on the Yuku site for about 18 months, I have an 84 SR 17 that was a good hull but not much else.  If I was smarter or wiser, I would have gone for a much newer one then.  Instead with a lot of effort and green stuff I have basically a new boat for less than a new boat, but a lot more than a good condition boat about 10 years old.

I'm in Kitsap County Washington on the Puget Sound.

Anyway, I'll probably be on both sites.

Jay
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: wedocq on January 17, 2011, 08:15:24 PM
Hello,
So it was you Seattle Fly Fisher? I was trying to connect the dots from what posts were missing and thought it was Danno. I thought we had a good thing going over there. Maybe we can replicate here!

-Shawn
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on January 17, 2011, 09:15:42 PM
Yeah....it was me.

She made a sad statement about danno. I have never met any of these guys on any of these sites. So I made a comment that the statement was gross.

She bands ME.......

Not sure where she is at in the head!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Threeweight on January 17, 2011, 11:46:50 PM
She edited/deleted a number of posts.  When things got really wacky last Friday there was a disturbing "No more nonsense!" post by her that said it was her way or the highway, if we didn't like it go start a new site, then threatened to ban anyone who made trouble.  Also stated that she had just banned SFF.

I posted a "so long, I'm taking a break" comment after that.  Came back the next morning to find her "No more nonsense!" post was gone, and so was my "so long" post. 

Life's too short to deal with that kind of crap.  I have a feeling she hadn't really been paying attention to the board in quite a while, and after the debates over forum moderation/improvements and businesses wanting to advertise got started, she probably got some hysterical emails from a few folks, then acted based on them without really knowing who anyone is or what they contributed to the site.

I'm glad SeaChaser got this place going, hopefully we can stay on track and talk about Arima boats without getting into a lot of drama.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Danno on January 18, 2011, 12:22:24 AM
I have been on all sorts of forums for 15 years and I have never seen an Admin erase part of a member's post and add a comment that reversed the member's comment in favor of the Admin as if the member wrote it. That was classic.  :hoboy:

There's no doubt that issues over at Yuku drove the creation of this site. Let's not discuss it publicly here so that we can get back to talking Arimas. Our day will come when we have some type of issue. All forums do. The most successful forums have members that moderate each other. I'm still looking for volunteers for official positions.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Danno on January 18, 2011, 09:46:46 AM
ThreeWeight put this banner together. It looks great!    :biggrin:


(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/1_18_01_11_10_44_31.jpeg)

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Vancouvertechie on January 18, 2011, 06:36:02 PM
Hello,

I am a new Arima owner.  I have a 2003 Sea Hunter with a 50HP Suzuki that I am very eager to try out.  I hope to someday meet some or all of you on the water. 

Would be neat to have a gathering somewhere. 

John
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Croaker Stroker on January 18, 2011, 08:11:39 PM
Hi Vancouvertechie.

Nice boat. I like the font you used on your registration numbers. Glad to have you with us.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: SRanger on January 18, 2011, 10:16:35 PM
Coming Aboard,

Bought my first boat April 2010.  A 17ft SeaRanger.  Appreciate all the info shared on the Yuku site and expecting more of the same here!

Censorship is BAD,  Arima boats are Good. 

SRanger / Todd
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: StreamFixer on January 19, 2011, 04:34:08 AM
Vancouvertechie & SRanger

Hi Guys.  Glad to see you here.  Many good times ahead   :biggrin:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: fishing eagle on January 19, 2011, 02:47:16 PM
Hello guys and ladies too. I just read Croaker Strokers post on the other site so I thought I would come and say hello. Yes it is the guy from back east in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. I too am interested in my Arima and your Arima boats without drama. So if you don't mind, I would like to check out the site.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Threeweight on January 19, 2011, 03:29:57 PM
Welcome, Fishing Eagle!  I think you will recognize quite a few names/faces over here.

Croaker no longer seems to exist on the other site.  Even his old posts are gone  :hoboy:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: GoodDays on January 19, 2011, 05:58:58 PM
Hey..Its GoodDays Greg from the other site.. 17 SeaRanger with a 90 Honda.. Sad that I now have to lurk on two sites but happy to see all the`` familiar`` folks here.... I Normally fish in the Central Vancouver Island area... on both sides...

Good Days Greg
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: StreamFixer on January 19, 2011, 06:02:52 PM
FE  Yeah Croaker's posts seem to have disappeared, including the one you have referred to.  Isn't that strange????  I wonder what that is all about?   :shrug9:

Of course the next question might be  Who gives a rip...  We have a site that allows us to have open and honest discussion, even disagreement sometimes, here.  It's our job to keep it that way.

Hey GoodDays ... you posted while I was writing this.  Good to see you too...  hope more of the old gang joins us soon.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on January 19, 2011, 06:14:27 PM
Hey GoodDays Greg

Nice to see you are here. We all want an open site with good conversation about our Arima's and fishing!

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Enniberg on January 20, 2011, 11:18:30 AM
Hello friends,

glad to have re-connected with so many familiar faces here.

I have been on the Arima forum since it was still on MSN and look forward to contribute and seeing this place grow.

Thanks to SeaChaser for taking the initiative! :applause:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: woody on January 20, 2011, 11:45:32 AM
Just to clarify, Croakers' post of this site is still on Yuku, it has not been erased.

That is of this am, 1144 PST, 11/20.11

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Threeweight on January 20, 2011, 11:56:52 AM
Woody, can you link to it?  For me, if I search for posts by him, I can see the threads he posted in but his posts are all missing (kind of funny seeing folks reply to him by name in those threads).

I'd kinda like to read what he said...
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: woody on January 20, 2011, 12:55:59 PM
3Wgt

Just went to Yuku, it is now gone.  Like I said, it was there this am under Favorite Boating and Fishing Videos.

Gonna move fast in this world.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: GoodDays on January 21, 2011, 09:03:53 AM
and just to clarify...... I meant that I fish and boat on both sides of the Island.... I refuse to take sides in the drama... This is about great boats...great people...and great fishing !!! Thats It  !!!

Good Days Greg
lucky to live in the land of Year round Fishing !!! :dance:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: wedocq on January 22, 2011, 02:05:09 AM
Hello! I guess this is my new home for good. I tried logging into "the other" Arima site and apparently I have been banned as well. Not really sure what I did, other than joining this site. It's kinda sad cuz I felt like I made a few friends over there since I bought my Arima 18 months ago, and then bammo! Big blindside, you are no longer welcome. I have never said one bad word about anybody, and have always kept it pretty clean and respectful.  If one of the administrators here has a problem with me, could you at least have the common curtesy to let me know what I am doing before banning me?  Thanks, and here's to hoping everyone wises up and moves over to this site!

-Shawn
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Danno on January 22, 2011, 07:16:30 AM
in Goodnightmoon's post dated  01/12/11 09:01 AM  (which she later deleted) she said

"Now, all that having been said, I think there is plenty of room on the Internet for another Arima site, and if people want to start another site, they should go ahead and do so. People could participate on both boards!"


Wedocq, you don't have to worry about getting banned from this site. For those of you that have yet to be banned from the Yuku site, know that both forums should be about the Arima family and Arima life. We should always try to help our fellow Arima friends whenever and wherever they are. This site was started with that in mind. We would never even consider any action against anyone for their participation anywhere else.

-Dan
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Kimbrey on January 22, 2011, 09:40:03 AM
Well I'm on this site now.  Thanks for letting me know about it Danno.  I'm really surprised about all the bans from the other site.  One sure way to kill it.  Too bad.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: vinnappi on January 22, 2011, 10:25:33 AM
I figured you guys needed some east coast representation at this site. I've got an SR 19 w/ skip tower. These boats are really scarce in the north east. I've had it since 2007. I pretty much lurk on the site without too much to say but appreciate the advice I've gotten over the years. Of course Belinda was always a huge help. Fishing the Great South Bay, Long Island Sound and Atlantic Ocean is where I can be found from April to November.
Vin
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on January 22, 2011, 05:02:43 PM
"Now, all that having been said, I think there is plenty of room on the Internet for another Arima site, and if people want to start another site, they should go ahead and do so. People could participate on both boards!"

How come all of us have been banned after she posted that comment DANNO?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Croaker Stroker on January 22, 2011, 05:19:01 PM
Hi Vinnappi.

I think I'm the only one from Southern California. Good to have another "loner" in the group. :beerchug:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: StreamFixer on January 22, 2011, 05:33:43 PM
Welcome Vinnapi

There's always interest in the east coast boaters and their comments.  Be careful what Croaker tells you.  (I don't think that fish on his avatar is real, but don't let him know that  :wink:)  It can be our special secret.   :whistle:

Looking forward to hearing from you often

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on January 22, 2011, 08:30:24 PM
Welcome Vinnapi

Do you have any pictures of your boat. Lets see that bad boy......
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Channel Cat on January 23, 2011, 11:58:45 AM
Ahoy all! 
Great job on the site.
 We've heard these boats work well for fishing, and do know they make great drinking platforms! We have met many of you at home, and even on the water. We look forward to meeting more of ya!
      Tony & Mickey :jester:
Vessel Name: Channel Cat,  Give us a hail in PDX area!!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: beancounter on January 24, 2011, 05:19:50 AM
Well looks like you can deal me in here as well. Guess i will be banned at the other site as well. I did not like the way things went down at the other site. Danno was only trying to help in my opinion. I posted a response about it but it got deleted. I predict this site will grow and do quite well and look forward to participating. I knew you guys went somewhere.Just took a little google look to find you guys. I would offer to help with the site but know zero about computers but I am on my sixth Arima so have pulled a few things apart. Started with a 16 sc then a 21sr next a 17sc skip tower. Then I got a 17 sea pacer. After that a 19 sea ranger. Last summer sold the 19 ranger with plans to build a boat. Well next thing I know another 19 sea ranger follows me home. Found all these arimas on the east coast too from Connecticut to North Carolina. Any of you left coasters find yourselves in Virginia send me a note and I will take you fishing while you are here. My current boat is a 2001 19 sea ranger I repowered in October with a new Mercury efi four stroke 90hp. Nice motor with 7 yrs warranty. Nice power for this hull using a powertech 4 blade prop.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: StreamFixer on January 24, 2011, 07:20:31 AM
Beancounter

Good to see you,  welcome aboard   :arms:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Danno on January 24, 2011, 07:39:35 AM
Vinnappi, Kimbrey, Channel Cat and Beancounter; welcome one and all.

Channel Cat, a few of us are looking forward to learing the Multnomah channel a bit more this year so we'll have to throw out a shout when we plan to get out there.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Vancouvertechie on January 24, 2011, 07:43:47 AM
Welcome,

Channel cat and Beancounter. 

Channel cat I hope to see you on the river.

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: StreamFixer on January 24, 2011, 08:34:03 AM
I wasn't ignoring you ChannelCat.  Just goofed up   :doh:

Welcome aboard.  Hopefully you'll share some M Channel pointers is us 'out of towners'   :biggrin: :biggrin:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: woody on January 24, 2011, 05:39:58 PM
Beanner ... Welcome .... can't believe it's been 4-5 or so years since we met online.

Welcome everyone else.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Threeweight on January 24, 2011, 05:54:10 PM
Getting hard to keep up with the weclomes needed for all the new arrivals!

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: verchy on January 24, 2011, 08:38:01 PM
Hi guys,
Nice to see such a great site going. I look forward to exchange of info etc in the future. I am from victoria bc, and would like to know if anyone is out there from Victoria as well?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on January 24, 2011, 08:43:51 PM
Hey Verchy

Nice to see you here. Yes there are a few of Canadian Arima's here! :applause:

What boat do you have? Pictures?
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Enniberg on January 24, 2011, 08:51:31 PM
Hi guys,
Nice to see such a great site going. I look forward to exchange of info etc in the future. I am from victoria bc, and would like to know if anyone is out there from Victoria as well?

Hi Verchy, welcome on board. I am in Vancouver and have spent the last few summers fishing the WCVI.

GoodDays (Greg) is on the island.

There is a good number of Arima's on the island that I know of, so I am sure it is only a matter of a short time until we have a few more signing up. Johan
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: GoodDays on January 24, 2011, 09:16:39 PM
verchy..I am a little further North..Campbell River.. There are a few Arimas here now..

GoodDays Greg
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: wavewalker on January 26, 2011, 05:34:20 PM
New here, but not to boats. I was born in WA state, but my dad was in the Air Force and we traveled a lot. I grew up with an outboard mechanic dad. He had retired from the Air Force in 1958 in MA, and was factory trained for Mercury, and also spent some time test driving their test Power Cats at Lake X in Florida. I remember him at the marina he worked at on Buttermilk Bay, their open house in 1959, numerous boats with 8 to 10 skiiers behind them, with 3 or four Merc's on the back. Also he was asked to be in on the gag of this new fangled unsinkable boat called a Boston Whaler, where him and other person would go out a few hundred yards off the pier, pretend to get into an arguement of where they were going, then he stood up with a chain saw, cut the boat in half, and he rowed away in the front half, and the other guy motored off in his..
1970 I graduated, went in the Army, found myself in Vietnam, manning a couple Boston Whalers, outfitted with armament, patroling the harbor; course when the commander wasn't looking we went outside and went water skiing. Afterwards, I lived in Auburn, WA and worked for Clark Boat Company which was in Kent when I started there, and they moved to NE 37Th, either in the now Arima building or the one next door.. We built San Juan sailboats. Left there in 1979, worked for Almar Marine in Tacoma, where I did the layout for the aluminum boats, clear up to the tack welding together, then the finish welder completed the boat, sent it over to the other side of the shop, and it was outfitted. Only worked there 3 months, then I got a government job, which I recently retired from, working on some of the Army Reserve Training Vessels in tyhe Port of Tacoma. In between all that I was married, had 5 children, and divorced 3 days after the youngest graduated from High School.. Was a shocker to all, but I lived thru it anyway.
So after a few more years of working, retired, moved a state south to the Oregon coast. Shortly after that I met a wonderful woman and we got married. Now that the remodel is finished, I started looking for a boat.. Phew! sticker shock..
Anyway I have a word of mouth not advertized line on a 94 16 foot Sea Explorer from second owner. When she's not in the water she's in the heated garage; buffed regularly. 1998 4 stroke Honda and a Honda kicker, all safety stuff and electronics, Turn key. Guess I'll know this weekend.
Boat will be doing some fishing, however, will also be doing some just exploring and leasure stuff, according to wife; who has agreed to let this happen if I get some sort of hard top, I'm thinking more of a "T" top, so at least I can stand while driving, and put up a clear canvas windshield between the real windshield and top, or I'm open to other options but has to be pretty solid..
WW
 
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: StreamFixer on January 26, 2011, 06:02:08 PM
Hi Walker

Welcome aboard.

You will love a skip tower (Arima's T top).  I doubt I would enjoy my boat as much were it not so equipped.

StreamFixer.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on January 26, 2011, 06:03:50 PM
Nice to see you join our group of humble Arima boat owners. Look at my top :bigshock:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Danno on January 26, 2011, 06:04:02 PM
Welcome WaveWalker! That's a great story. I wish there was video of that BW gag. That would be great to see. I imagine a couple of dudes in their plaid shorts, long hair and thick rim glasses going at it.

I was intrigued with your comment "Shortly after that I met a wonderful woman and we got married. Now that the remodel is finished, I started looking for a boat."

I need to remodel my wife as well. How should I go about it?

Sounds like some difficult times surrounded by great times and that you came out on top.

It's great to have you here.

-Dan
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: StreamFixer on January 26, 2011, 06:09:41 PM
So tell me SeaChaser,  just how much is it worth for Deb to not see or hear about the above post??? :whistle: :hoboy:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Danno on January 26, 2011, 06:14:04 PM
 :twocents:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: SRanger on January 26, 2011, 07:09:37 PM

That was funny Dan!  Reminds me of the quote I read,  "Spent most of my money on boats and women, the rest I just wasted".

This is a great group, regardless what standard you use to measure:)  I joined a few days ago and it seems like weeks already. 
Have been entertained and informed from day one.  Am sure all new members will enjoy this Motley crew... An assorted and
 ill-disciplined group of ne'er do wells.  Welcome All.

Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: wavewalker on January 26, 2011, 09:20:37 PM
Yea, thanks. I meant to say the remodel of the house..  :shrug9: of course a little light humor is alway nice to break the ice.. At least we don't have to break the ice to launch the boat.. I like that top, I will be inquiring about one if I actually secure the boat. Since I only have a one car garage, and wife's car parks in there, the boat will have to park beside the shed in back, so the height won't be an issue. Just need to get a good cover.. Oh yea, wife's favorite color is red, so probably any upgrading will be headed in that direction of color scheme; jokingly I told her that would be great, blend in with the fish cleaning; she didn't laugh....
I assume that Arima's two tone color option is sprayed in the mold before layup.. Well a blank canvas on the side of the boat for some graffics maybe in store.
I would use the name Wave Walker, but that is a pretty common name, which is the name of my go fast, turn left boat I got after I gave up motorcycling; that way if I crashed, I'd only get wet. Cute 10 footer single seat with a 40..
WW
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanvasGuy on January 27, 2011, 09:56:38 AM
 Hi All It's nice to be here
feels like I could type just about anything ...

well maybe not suggest a change in moderators... LOL
 All kidding aside, thanks guys for putting this forum together for all to share in the vast experiences of all these Arima
Lovers and Fishin Fools...

I intend to contribute also...if I can offer any advise or words of wisdom..
 I have reworked my 1984 16' sea chaser .. as in ....

Canvas, full free standing Bimini with zip out front clear window side windows , custom 1 zipper rear curtain , rear mooring cover,  external screening to shade front and side windows. as for seating I purchased a new helm seat By Temptress.. First thing I did was tear seat apart and replace seat foam with better foam.. then recovered back to back seats with matching vinyl  for Electronics  added a standard horizons vhf with AIS and digital antenna,Standard Horizon Chartplotter    and re-powered from older Johnson 90 to New2010 (Honda 90hp)

needless to say after a year of fishing the Straights and Pacific Ocean I can't say enough about the seaworthiness of these Arima's  I have built allot of tops over the years for proud Arima owners
all over this Area and everyone i asked about liking there Arima's  just couldn't say enough...Good...about the stability and Safety... so when I got back( 20 year respite) to looking for a boat, Arima was Top of my list
now I know of what they speak...

thanks again..
Gary Smart
SMART UPHOLSTERY
Sequim WA.98382
360-683-9560
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on January 27, 2011, 11:43:39 AM
Hey Gary, nice to see you here.

Post some pictures in your gallery.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: vxhatch on January 27, 2011, 08:44:51 PM
Name is Nick. Live on the Olympic Peninsula in Sequim. I have a '84 17' Sea Ranger "Skiff Top"

Thanks for the heads up about the new site. I was wondering why it was so quiet on the other one lately.....LOL..
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: StreamFixer on January 27, 2011, 09:04:03 PM
Hey Nick

Good to see you on board   :party:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Danno on January 27, 2011, 09:06:39 PM
Name is Nick. Live on the Olympic Peninsula in Sequim. I have a '84 17' Sea Ranger "Skiff Top".


Welcome Nick! Get some pictures posted of that piece of Arima history.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Enniberg on January 27, 2011, 09:14:22 PM
Welcome Nick,

You do have a very rare Arima skiff top - do post some pictures please!

Johan
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Fish On on January 27, 2011, 10:53:30 PM
Hello everyone, been following the action which led me here, kind of reminds me of fishing, one boat stops to drop a line and next thing you know there is an armada.

Been looking around for a used Arima and still trying to figure out what is a good fit. I just came out of a 22.5 Campion Explorer last year at first started to look for a tin can like a Hewes (something that could also fish the Fraser). Then the next thing I am checking out Arimas and liking what I see.

Initial impression was towards a 19 Sea Ranger due its useable cuddy. Then the question of hard, skip or just a soft top. Now after reading numerous posts I am leaning towards a Sea Chaser with either a canvas or skip.  After some serious surfing and even scouring out of the way sites (only to run into a few scam bags - refuse to call them artists) there does not appear to be a lot of used Arimas out there. Beginning to think it's easier to catch fish than an Arima. The economy may be bad enough to make it tough for retailers but not so bad for Arima owners to part with their prize possession.

So the hunt goes on. Anyway, look forward to trolling around and dropping a line here there now and then.

Cheers All,  :beerchug:

Ron
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: vxhatch on January 27, 2011, 11:07:08 PM
Sorry I don't have any updated pictures yet. Here is everything I have right now. The boat is still being stored at a friends house and have not had time to clean it up or work on it yet  :hoboy:   Only time to buy parts and accessories for it  :party:    Hope to get started on it pretty soon. I will be posting lots of pictures once I get started. I have a new to me galvanized 2000 EZ Loader for it I hope to put under it this weekend.

(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss121/vxhatch/1984%20Arima%2017%20Sea%20Ranger/IMG_0488.jpg)
(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss121/vxhatch/1984%20Arima%2017%20Sea%20Ranger/IMG_0487.jpg)
(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss121/vxhatch/1984%20Arima%2017%20Sea%20Ranger/IMG_0483.jpg)
(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss121/vxhatch/1984%20Arima%2017%20Sea%20Ranger/IMG_0482-1.jpg)
(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss121/vxhatch/1984%20Arima%2017%20Sea%20Ranger/IMG_0485.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: SRanger on January 27, 2011, 11:16:11 PM

Welcome Vxhatch...think I may have posted photo's of your boat under Tips, Tricks and Mods.  One of the 3 was your boat for sure...I removed it.  Let me know if the other 2 photos of a Skiff top are yours and I will remove them as well.  Hopefully you would repost them under the user gallery so others can see.  Just curious if you added the top yourself or did the factory install?  Any issue with maintenance, vibration, windshield support??
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: vxhatch on January 27, 2011, 11:33:39 PM
Hi SRanger,

The ones you posted were of a 16' sea explorer not mine, no problem though. As far as I know it was a factory option back in the day and Arima did the install. It seems solid and doesn't show any problem since 1984  :smile1: .   I just bought the boat back in August and haven't had a chance to take it out yet. I will also post photos under the gallery.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: SRanger on January 27, 2011, 11:37:48 PM

Good to go Nick.  Do like your setup!

SRanger / Todd
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Post by: wregas on January 27, 2011, 11:40:58 PM
hi everyone
     Well this sucks I joined the other site about 3 years ago forgot I joined. I found it again about 2 weeks ago. Now I am going to be baned and I never even got to post anything. I own a 22' hardtop with the Alaskan bulk head I also own a 15' sea hunter. I fish allot all over the coast of washington. I live in Tacoma and fish, crab And shrimp Puget sound all over.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: Threeweight on January 27, 2011, 11:45:37 PM
Don't worry Wregas, if the gang over here can't help you, your problem can't be fixed!

Nick, that wood in your boat is gorgeous!  Eagerly awaiting pic's from the restoration!
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: vxhatch on January 27, 2011, 11:46:16 PM
I think I will like the set up once complete. I plan to add rocket launchers to the skiff top and possibly radar for the foggy days in out in the straights. The only thing I probably won't like is not being able to stand up and drive on the nice days.
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: vxhatch on January 27, 2011, 11:50:39 PM

Nick, that wood in your boat is gorgeous!  Eagerly awaiting pic's from the restoration!

Yeah I was very surprised with the shape it was in when I bought it. Boat was always covered and only in salt a couple times. I did however already buy 2 sheets of starboard for my old 16' sea explorer, but never installed it. So now I plan on replacing all that wood  :whistle:
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: CanvasGuy on January 28, 2011, 05:35:48 AM
Welcome Vxhatch,


from a fellow Sequimite..if thats a word,,javascript:void(0);
hope to see you out there on the water this year 

and let me know if I can help with your project...I have  a few ideas..that I have used on my 16 sea chaser
maybe you could stop by when I pull her out from winter storage for the big new derby in Feb.

 again welcome and ..tight lines..  Gary
Title: Re: Welcome!
Post by: vxhatch on January 28, 2011, 02:24:34 PM
Welcome Vxhatch,


from a fellow Sequimite..if thats a word,,javascript:void(0);
hope to see you out there on the water this year 

and let me know if I can help with your project...I have  a few ideas..that I have used on my 16 sea chaser
maybe you could stop by when I pull her out from winter storage for the big new derby in Feb.

 again welcome and ..tight lines..  Gary

Thanks Gary, sounds good. I don't think I will make the derby this year unfortunately. I might need some new canvas w/ mooring cover and will l get in touch with you
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Threeweight on January 28, 2011, 07:17:57 PM
Hey you Sequim... uh... Sequimers?  Sequims?  Sequimians?

A contingent of the PDX-area Arima owners are planning a halibut trip up to your neck of the woods, May 11-14.  You guys going to be fishing those days?  Be nice to grab a beer and shoot the breeze.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on January 29, 2011, 12:12:14 AM
 hi 3wt
yeah it would be a hoot to see you guys.face to face..
 you outa town  guys filled up this place last year.. :wink:
 i had to get up real early to get down to John Wayne  marina and get in line..
in time to get out early.. and to get back  in...WOW what a wait..i would get a slip
for this one... not sure its possible.. I prefer Neah bay for better odds :twocents:
 I am waiting on the opening dates
to be announced..

hope to see you all.






Gary
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Post by: arimaed on January 29, 2011, 09:24:24 AM
Hi Group,

Now I know where you went. The site looks great and I look forward to an excellent information site/fishing site for Arima owners. I have met SFF what a foul mouth punk (LOL)!!! He is a good guy and seems like he got railroaded on the old site. He does incredible restores on old Arima boats the Sea Chaser project was his best in my opinion.

I am installing a fuel/water separator on my 1985 Sea Chaser any tips would be awesome as I have the mechanical skill of a 1st grader.

Ed

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on January 29, 2011, 10:00:07 AM
Welcome ArimaEd! It's great to have you join us.

Let's take your question about fuel filters over to the Tips and Tricks category so that we can expand on it and it will be easier for others to find.

-Dan
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: koona on January 29, 2011, 12:05:26 PM
Hi-

Im hootlakootla on the other site. I will try to monitor both sites; nothing like hanging out with other Arima nerds!

-Brad
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: beancounter on January 29, 2011, 04:41:41 PM
Ouch don't step on my toes I might resemble that remark. Welcome to all the newbies I am a long time honored member. Think I joined bout 4 days ago.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on January 29, 2011, 06:29:10 PM
Hey Ed

I owe you $5.00 for that comment :arms:

What took you so long to join us?

and by the way Ed.....that battery charger is awesome and I am using it right now.


Punk huh! :yeahthat:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: wavewalker on January 29, 2011, 07:11:49 PM
Got the boat. 1994 1511 Sea Explorer. Posted some pics in gallery. I am happy with her. Galv Shorlander trailer, 45 Honda, 8 Honda kicker, GPS, depth finder, two rods, downrigger, two batteries with switch, huge assortment of tackle box stuff, all offshore required safety equipment, radio, flares, etc, both companian seats, 4 crab pots, extra props, tool kit, been garage kept when not in the water, owner purchased when she was 2 years old... Gonna be a "Goodyear".. ( I saw that once at a baseball game).. :party:
WW
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on January 29, 2011, 07:27:01 PM
Congratulations on your new 'baby'.     :applause: :biggrin: :applause:

Now for a dry home in Astoria.  My son lives there and tells me it rains  .... and rains ....  and rains.  Living in Oregon City, we would not know.  And no he does not have a place you could keep it or mine would be down there.

Keep an eye out for a 17 with a skip tower and yamahas named StreamFix'r  A complimentary beverage is always a good thing.   :beerchug:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: corky12 on January 30, 2011, 09:45:33 AM
Hi-   I,m had a few of these boats and I love them. There are some great resources here. Any project or problem I have is usually helped by the knowledge and experience of the members. I,m down here near Bodega Bay in NorCal.-   John
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on January 30, 2011, 10:23:07 AM
Welcome to the group.  Lottsa good times ahead   :applause:

Streamfixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: wavewalker on January 30, 2011, 04:42:50 PM
Well for the test run we launched at Skippinon, went out down and past Hammond, was a tad windy, some chop, tide was heading out but was not raining till we got back. Got a feel of the boat.. A 45 Honda certainly won't break and records, but the previous owner said, well I'm not the first one to the fishing site, but usually the first one back, because the others have to stop for gas. Coming back upstream, we were by GPS doing 16.5. After turning off the Columbia onto Skippinon, we were then doing 22.. just off of WOT.
He has a dozen or waypoints already in the GPS for good fishing spots. I am a little rusty at fishing, been about 12 years or so, but that was one of the reasons to move down this direction, to Un rust, at least in that aspect....
Yea here in Astoria area, it's either raining, just about to start, or just stopped.. My home is about 6 blocks from the Skippinon Marina/launch, so if I get desperate I can get the boat to the launch one way or another.
Sold my wood rowboat yesterday, and someone is coming to get my antiquated 20hp Johnson; just have an '84 30 Tohatsu short shaft, pull start, tiller, 2 stroke to get rid of, so I can put a few dollars back into the budget.. Had to dig into the joint budget to get this boat, but it was either that or pay upwards of $2K more in a couple months for something not as nice. Wife says I now need to sell my play toy boat; a 10 foot Marlin (G.W. Invader copy); a two seater on a galvanized trailer, and a 40 (402)  Merc; does only about 35, but just inches off the water, but put someone in there that is under 150 pounds and should get close to 40mph.. Course at my mature 220lbs, like throwing an anchor over the side..
WW
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on January 30, 2011, 06:06:25 PM
Wavey

Saw a portable car shelter at Costco today for less than $400.  That would accommodate your boat nicely,  If I recall, 11 feet wide, 8" high entrance and more than 20" long.  Take a look,  That might just solve your 'indoor' storage problem.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: wavewalker on January 30, 2011, 06:28:57 PM
I will look into that, thanks.. Step son who has lived here all his life, says it would need some extra tie downs as the wind really blows here, and most of the time.. but it might work if I strap it to the side of the shed for some added strength.
WW
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on January 30, 2011, 09:39:03 PM
Concrete pier pads and good straps, not just to the fabric at the designed attachment points, but over the top too.

SF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: finfinn on January 30, 2011, 11:25:47 PM
OK gang. Got a few PM's and decided to check this out. I like what I see, especially on the fishy forum. Keep me posted on the Halibut get-together. Will post a comment on that thread too. Woody - maybe we can finally find time to fish together. When do the springers start on Columbia anyway ;-)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on January 30, 2011, 11:28:55 PM
When do the springers start on Columbia anyway ;-)

On could argue that they're already there as Bonneville has counted one but in reality, they'll start showing up later in February. Remember, you can't catch one if you're not fishing for 'em!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: dixiefisher on February 01, 2011, 06:53:09 AM
I just joined the site today....after reading an invite from Danno on the Yuku board.....so far I love this new site, I use to frequent the old MSN board back when I bought my Arima in 2006....When MSN went away....and the new board was formed.....I kinda slinked into the shadows....It seemed harder to surf around....or maybe I just missed the breakup of the old board....members went all over the place....and not all of them landed on Yuku......either way, I like the "ideas" behind this board and look forward to chatting about Arima, fishing, etc.
   A little bio I guess....I own a 1984 17' Sea Chaser that I bought in 2006....ever since then, I have been modifying it ( seems like every year ) to fit my needs....I run a 2008 90 Honda...that I love...after replacing a 1987 Merc....that I spent more time fixing...than fishing....last years mods were to add an anchor nest on the bow ( after years of anchoring on a sliding rope from the side )....as well as I added a GPS that I could connect to my Icom radio for DSC....I mainly fish for spring salmon, lower Columbia sturgeon....and my favorite fishing....fall salmon out at the CR buoy.......this year I want to try for near shore halibut....now that I have my DSC working.......



Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on February 01, 2011, 07:23:14 AM
Hey Dixiefisher, welcome! It's about time you signed up.

For the rest of you Arima nerds, DF was my 1st mate on my first trip over the Columbia Bar as captain back in 2007. He steered us into some great salmon. We caught more than we kept because we wanted to upgrade but ended up one fish short for the day. The old "a bird in the hand..." is a worthy proverb. Here's a picture of Dixie at the kicker from that trip with the Oregon coast in the background.

-Dan

(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/0/1_01_02_11_8_16_54.jpeg)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: dixiefisher on February 01, 2011, 07:59:50 AM
Dan has changed his name!!! (Danno)..to protect the innocent???.......that was a great trip!!.....good memories.....and a great boat to boot...I hated seeing that thing go...but, I understood the reason
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Threeweight on February 01, 2011, 09:59:27 AM
Dixiefisher, we may have to draft you this summer to help guide several of us Columbia Bar newbies out to your stomping grounds!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: dixiefisher on February 01, 2011, 11:01:28 AM
Not a problem...but, I would use the term..."Guide" lightly.... :smile1:.....I will gladly lead us out to the waters....the fish on the other hand.... :fishing:.........
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: arimaed on February 01, 2011, 02:15:36 PM
3W,

Sign me up for the bar crossing. I have wanted to do that for the last couple of years. Dixie can lead the armada of 17' Sea Chasers. Maybe Woody can join the flotilla as the Senior Admiral. Then we could all brag we crossed the bar in our Arima's.

Ed
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on February 01, 2011, 02:23:27 PM
SENIOR


That's not going to go over well with Woody!   :doh:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 01, 2011, 02:24:03 PM
Let's be sure to pick one of the two or three days of the year when that 12 mile run is calm, no wind, and long low swells with a stable long term forecast.  Then I'll be there.   :cha:

Otherwise, I'll keep the bar stool warm awaiting your return. :biggrin:  

That bar crossing in my 17SC is not real high on my bucket list.  When it comes to the Columbia bar, my sense of adventure just ain't what it used to be.   :hoboy:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BigMac on February 01, 2011, 02:26:24 PM
Could you use a 22' as a wing man?

Dave
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on February 01, 2011, 02:59:06 PM
Its tons better then what you call me Russ.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: wavewalker on February 02, 2011, 07:49:28 AM
Been across the bar several dozen times when I was much younger in a 100 foot steel tugboat. Was not fun then; can't imagine in a 16 to 19 foot fiberglass. Course the skipper went over the bar when we got there, not necessarilly looking at the conditions or things like that. There wasn't any of this official bar closure stuff. :bowdown:
WW
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on February 03, 2011, 01:50:19 AM

Hi I just joined this forum. I need all the info I can get  for my 89 19SR restoration project in progress.So far I have replaced the top with a custom made one that is longer to cover the passenger  seats , replaced port side pedestals with a sleeper seat, redid the bottom paint.replaced the single axle trailer with a tandem , in the process of replacing the wood with hdpe (sandtone color)and have trim tabs to install. I fish from buoy 10 to Oregon City for the last 30 years and at times have caught my fair share of fish. With all of the projects on the boar I never keep it torn down long enough to miss a fish bite.  :fishing:


 Hydro-Therapy
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on February 03, 2011, 06:31:14 AM
Great to have you here Hydro!

any pictures of your project? I would love to see your top.


SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 03, 2011, 07:11:09 AM
Hi Hydro --  welcome.

Be sure to check the PDX rats posting and join us if you can.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: dixiefisher on February 03, 2011, 08:02:50 AM
Welcome!!....and yes....pics of the project will help the winter time blues!
Title: pics and rats
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on February 07, 2011, 08:15:29 AM


Thank you for the welcomes . I will see what I can do on pics when I get back from vacation. Sorry I won't make the sportsman show this year , for the rat meet up. The wife and I had our 30th on new years eve and I gave her 11days in Maui . So I guess I will have to chaperon her over there.  :party: :dance:



  Hydro-Therapy 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: fishing eagle on February 07, 2011, 11:30:26 AM
Welcom Hydo T and when you get back from Maui we will be expecting some photos.

Happy Anniversary to you and your wife. BTW you folks got married on the same day as my wife and I; we also celebrated our 30th on New Years eve.
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Post by: StreamFixer on February 07, 2011, 11:55:36 AM
Hydro T

Taking wife to Maui --- likely story  :nono:  You just are embarrassed to hang with the rest of us reprobates.... :facepalm:

Enjoy your trip and bring back pictures (proof)  :biggrin:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Enniberg on February 07, 2011, 12:11:49 PM
Hydro T and Fishing Eagle, Congratulations to both of you!

You are great role models in a society that sorely needs it! :applause:

Johan
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SRanger on February 07, 2011, 08:55:23 PM

Welcome to all who have joined since my previous greeting.  So much relevant info on relevant topics...I guess that is the point of it all right.  Took a break for a few days and tonight it took 3 hrs catching up on all the great post.  Do not stay away for long...you will surely miss something invaluable or hilarious.  Just another one of the outstanding benefits of owning an Arima!!

SRanger / Todd
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ski2sea on February 08, 2011, 08:35:10 PM
New ol' member here.  Was on the Msn site b/4 the move to yuku.  Back here for a try.  SeaChaser 17 1991-2010.
SeaRanger 21 HT at the end of last season.  Still under "wraps" and the rigging has begun!  Great ideas and lots of help here, including the pictures from MSN.  Thanks for all the help.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on February 08, 2011, 08:41:53 PM

Welcome Ski2sea. Nice fish!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Enniberg on February 08, 2011, 09:05:12 PM
Welcome Ski2Sea, great to have yet another BC member on board!

We look forward to seeing pictures of your new 21HT!

Johan
 :stooges:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: dixiefisher on February 09, 2011, 09:05:32 AM
Welcome!!....glad to see some ol members coming back around.....and yes congrat on the 21.....
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 09, 2011, 11:19:48 AM
21HT -----   Drool  :bowdown: :bowdown:

Welcome aboard

StreamFixer   :stooges:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: polarbill1999 on February 11, 2011, 10:16:18 AM
Hi there.  My name is Brett and I joined this site because my father just bought a 92(I think) Sea Chaser.  the boat came from the Portland area and according to him is absolutely immaculate.  He said of the 4 or 5 he looked at htis boat looked 10 times as nice as any other Arima he looked at.  The boat has a 70 horse Evinrude, tohatsu kicker, full canvas, Eagle depth finder, Shorelander trailer and bottom paint.  Apparently the boat was only used a few weeks a year for a particular salmon run up the Columbia.  The rest of the time it stayed in a garage.  He bought the boat because of the fishing ability and weight.  He wanted a good fishing boat but that was light enough to tow behind his 42' Ocean Alexander up to Canada.  I am really looking forward to using the boat and for the advice on this site. 
Thanks
Brett
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Post by: Threeweight on February 11, 2011, 10:27:25 AM
Welcome Brett.  Ignore the locals here, they are mostly harmless.   :stooges:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Enniberg on February 11, 2011, 10:30:40 AM
Welcome aboard polarbill. :beerchug:

Mostly harmless we are indeed!

Just watch Streamfixer and Woody - they can cause trouble at times :biggrin:

Johan
 :stooges:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: polarbill1999 on February 11, 2011, 04:08:27 PM
Well, I actually found out it is a 96.  Here is a picture although it is poor quality. 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on February 11, 2011, 04:18:48 PM
Welcome Brett!   :party:


Is that a 16' Sea Chaser?

Being a 1996, it has all of the best upgrades that have occured since the introduction. Those should include:

- Split bow rail which is great for anchoring in a current.
- deeper chines to keep your drier.
- 27 gal gas tank, I think.
- Starboard (plastic) panels not wood, right?
- 3 bar soft top.

It looks very fishy to me.  :fishing:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rangeray on February 17, 2011, 08:55:12 PM
Greetings,

I was a member of the original Arima boat owners group and have been a "lurker" since the Microsoft change. I'm looking forward to get acquainted with some of the left coast members. I live downstream from the gang from PDX and would like to get some fishing education in that area. My range has been somewhere between CR Buoy and Kalama. I'm on my 3rd Arima. I have "rescued" a couple that I have resold, now I have a 19' Ranger that really needs to be fished as opposed to worked on. Until I get a chance to get some pictures going, we're customer photo #16 0n the Arima site.

Ray
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 17, 2011, 09:48:33 PM
Ray

Welcome:

Check out the Arima Group Activities forum.

We have a trip to Sequim planned for halibut in May, Salmon out of Sekiu in July, Springers just about to start in Columbia, and of course B-10 fishing from August until October or so.  We will be getting together probably every month or so with fishing getting underway.  I am sure you can like up with any number of us for an outing.

StreamFixer :stooges:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bigmeal on February 18, 2011, 02:48:36 PM
Hi guys, I've been cruising on this site for quite some time and love what you've done with it.  I have a 1991 Sea Ranger 17 and am loving it.  What a fishing machine!  I'm looking forward to all the help I can get on some up coming projects like wiring in a second battery, taking all wood out and installing starboard, etc.  ect. 

Bigmeal :gone_fishing:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: arima_fan on February 21, 2011, 12:50:04 PM
Hi all!
all moved to the democratic site, I even was able to change my screen name to match e-mail address! The original Arima Boat Owners site wouldn't allow me to use the underscore! :shrug9:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 21, 2011, 01:36:58 PM
Welcome aboard.  We are having a lot of fun.

StreamFixer   :stooges:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on February 21, 2011, 03:34:52 PM
Hey Bigmeal

There have been a ton of new links posted recently on new wire work.

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bigmeal on February 21, 2011, 04:27:56 PM
Thanks Seattleflyfisher!  I've got a bunch of small projects on my to do list and you guys seem to keep me glued to the screen with all the different projects everyone is doing.  I will also be attempting to fill and sand the keel of my boat because the previous owner apparently liked to beach the boat.  So I am trying to get a colour match from my local supplier of gel coat.  I will start a thread about that in the appropriate area.  Thanks again for such a great site guys!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Txpal on February 22, 2011, 08:12:55 AM
Thanks to Danno found new site. Located in Virginia near Quantico Marine Base.  1999 19' SR soft top with Honda 90 and 5. Purchased last year on east coast for what I thought was great deal, well below what I see them selling for on west coast. Did upgrade to a Lawrence HDS7 which I think is great if I can ever learn to use it properly. Been on other site and really enjoy help that everyone provides on upgrades etc. Not big on conversation but will step in if I have something to help someone. Thanks
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on February 22, 2011, 01:49:19 PM
Ray, Bigmeal, arima_fan and Txpal, welcome all!   :cha:

It's great to have you guys join us. I appreciate all of the great comments from you but will pass the credit to our fellow Arima owners as the entire group is what makes this a great place to visit. All the moderators and I do is provide the backdrop.

Whether you lurk or become a regular poster, get some pictures of your Arima up. Can anyone ever get enough picts of Arimas?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on February 22, 2011, 02:02:22 PM
I meant to add that with Crashcole's membership, we are three away from 100 members (I have one test account so we will be at 100 when the 101 person joins). That's incredible for only being 6 weeks old.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 22, 2011, 09:02:52 PM
#101 at 6:30 pm PST 2-22-2011 :clap: :party: :cha: :dance:

StreamFixer :stooges:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself - Long first post
Post by: Gratitude on February 25, 2011, 06:50:45 PM
I have owned my current boat a 1980 Boston Whaler Montauk with 1990 Mercury 75 hp oil injection for 5 or 6 years, and am considering an upgrade to either and Arima 19' HT or 21' HT with or without the Alaskan Bulkhead, or a 22' C-Dory Cruiser/Angler.

To date most of my boating has been fishing here in S. CA by myself or +1. I fantasize about doing the Inside Passage with the new boat within 5 years. However, I need experience anchoring out and over nighting here in our Channel Islands first.

I seek input if the Alaskan Bulkhead is worthwhile. Some say that it defines the boat too much, and that it is more user friendly with the drop curtain. However, I like the perceived advantage of being able to lock everything up within the Pilothouse while I stop for a meal or over nighting at a motel. If one went with the drop curtain, has anyone fabricated a temporary lockable wooden closure that is removable and stow-able in your tow vehicle when you get to your destination? Additionally, if I do the Inside Passage, and I encounter a week or so of continuous rain would the drop curtain be adequate?

Also, I need some idea of how much both boats weigh on a trailer and loaded for a week trip. By comparison, the C-Dory seems to weigh about 4500 lbs trip ready.

Thank you in advance for your input. If I posted this in the wrong forum, please move it to the proper one. I am very interested in responses from people who have and use these boats.

Gratitude/Jim
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on February 25, 2011, 06:55:00 PM
Welcome Jim

I wish I had the information that you need...............but! :hoboy:

I am sure you will get your answer from one of many here!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on February 26, 2011, 12:07:06 AM

Hi Jim. Welcome. Try looking here....  http://boat.jaxed.com/cgi-bin/boat.cgi?cat=boa&itm=arima&fil=
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 26, 2011, 09:18:14 AM
Gratitude

Kimbrey recently acquired an Alaska Bulkhead.  Burnsie gal can also provide good input.  Drop them PM's

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: monkeycmonkeydo on March 03, 2011, 05:50:15 PM
Hi Gang

Crocker stroker told me about the new site, I would like to join the club. I enjoy reading about new tricks and ideas on how to fix up our Arima. I am almost done restoring my 92 Sea Hunter,  :dance: :dance: need to find a replacement trailer. :doh:

Dave
 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on March 03, 2011, 06:04:20 PM
Monkey Do

Welcome.  :clap: We look forward to you joining in.  Don't be shy or you might be left behind.    :arms:

StreamFixer   :stooges:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on March 03, 2011, 10:51:26 PM

Hey MonkeyC. Glad to see you made it.  :dance:
Title: Great Forum!
Post by: Markshoreline on March 17, 2011, 10:55:14 AM
Hello Arima Boat Owners,
A day after finding this site I purchased a 1991 19ft. Sea Ranger powered by Yamaha F100 and T8 from these classifieds!  As a recent retiree I'm looking forward to better weather so I can get started on some projects, including valve adjustment, timing belts and fixing the tight steering.  Your posts contain a wealth of information about Arimas.

I'd like to ask your opinion about the mounting of the kicker bracket in the attached photo.  I understand with the T8 I can use a fixed bracket which I'd prefer because of the simplicity.  Know where to find one in the North Seattle area?

Also, would it be ok to list my 16' Tiderunner cuddy with a 90 Yamaha here?  My wife isn't loving two boats in the driveway!!!

Thank you,
Mark
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on March 17, 2011, 11:05:13 AM

Hi Mark. Welcome to the site. I have a F50 and have been thinking about a valve adjust too. Look forward to hearing how this turns out.
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Post by: Danno on March 17, 2011, 11:18:29 AM
Most fixed brackets for Arimas have to be custom made. Check with the various Arima dealers. SeattleFlyFisher shows off his new Arima fixed kicker bracket. It's spendy but looks great. In the Portland area, the Salem delaer has fixed brackets and theirs a guy on Craiglist that is always advertising kicker brackets, seat bases, and crab davits: http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/boa/2264262327.html. You'd just need to have him adjust it for the sponson angles of an Arima.

You're welcome to list your Tiderunner here in the classifieds. Anything to help out a fellow Arima owner.

-Danno
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Post by: StreamFixer on March 17, 2011, 07:18:58 PM
Mark

The fellow in the Portland Craigs list does great work and does not hesitate to do the custom stuff for each boat as needed.  If you decide to go there, he only works in his shop on week-ends (helicopters the rest of the time).  Great guy.

StreamFixer
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Post by: Bryan S. on March 20, 2011, 11:44:58 AM
Hi all,

 Name is Bryan, I live in northern California and am married with 3 children. My hobbies include hunting, fishing (fresh and salt), freediving for abalone and spearfishing. Found this site while searching for info on ideas for customising my recently purchased 1989 Sea Chaser. The boat came with a 90hp 2 stroke Johnson main, a 8hp 2 stroke kicker and no electronics. I've already upgraded the kicker to a 9.9hp 4 stroke and am now looking to purchase a gps/fishfinder. I'm liking the Lowrance hds-5, but am still researching. Also I'm looking for info on the best options for increasing my onboard fuel storage capacity (wanting to go out and chase tuna). Any advise and personal experiences you all feel like sharing would be great. Thanks, Bryan S.
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Post by: woody on March 20, 2011, 12:07:10 PM
Welcome Bryan.  You will find a lot of us with 80'ish boats and quite a number still running Keith's (Richards).  I run an 88 with an 88 Johnson 90hp 2 stroke.  Posit us and you will find us helpful.  Few guys in your area, Arimas start slow in SCal, numbers grow going north until you get the highest concentration in N Washington.

Welcome aboard.

Woody
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on March 20, 2011, 07:56:52 PM
Welcome Bryan!

You are now home....Do you feel the Arima love :party:
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Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on April 29, 2011, 10:07:53 AM
Hey Arima Owners...I have been traveling thru the sites for many months and can appreciate your gathering here to discuss your pride and joy boats plus solutions/obstacles encountered. I am on my second Arima a 19 SR Skip. It seems every boat I have owned, new or used, is a project. I have owned C-Dory, Mako, Penn Yan, SunRunner & 16 Arima Sea Explorer and found Arima's to be most seaworthy and best all around boats for family & fishing. I hope that I can be of added value in offering solutions as common obstacles arise.
Thanks for sharing
JW Elk Grove, CA 19 SR Skip 150 Yami  4S
Sturgeon Striper Salmon Halibut & Trout
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on April 29, 2011, 11:43:23 AM
Welcome Liverwurst. Like many of us, you have owned a lot of nice boats in the past. Good to hear that you settled on an Arima.
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Post by: dd on May 20, 2011, 05:56:46 PM
Hi All,

My name is Dan and I'm new to the site. I have a 1985 Arima SeaChaser 17' with a 90hp Yamaha. I have owned and fished this boat many years, my dad bought it new and sold it to me in 1996. I live in Oxnard, CA and fish the Channel Islands area. I like to throw plastic swim baits for calico bass, drift live bait for halibut, and throw iron to yellowtail, I also did a fair bit of lobster hooping but sold all my gear last year.

I really like all the tips, tricks, and upgrades you guys share and plan to incorporate a few of these in the near future. 
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Post by: Fish On on May 20, 2011, 08:01:43 PM
Welcome aboard Dan,

You'll find lots of good info and even some friendly banter, which can be quite entertaining at times.

Good luck with the upgrades.

Cheers,

Ron
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on May 20, 2011, 08:14:59 PM
Greetings DD

Nice lobster! Thanks for the flash back to the October night diving for lobster!

you are at the right site for Arima owners!


SFF
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Post by: fishandshoot on May 28, 2011, 07:25:39 PM
Hi All:

I am a first time Arima owner.  Have a 1982 SC17'.  I knew it needed work when I bought it but it has turned into a real project.  I am looking forward to getting some help from all of you as this boat has a lot of issues from neglect.

Thanks.
Steve
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on May 28, 2011, 08:14:56 PM
You have come to the right place.  Welcome.....Now all you have to do is separate the chaff from the good stuff. :1zhelp:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sky Soldier on June 03, 2011, 05:33:15 PM
  Hello everyone!  I just signed on and hopefully, I can contribute something to this forum :biggrin:  FYI.....I suffer from a cronic case of CRS :shrug9:, so I can't be responsible for my actions.  :clap:
  I was born and raised in WA and still reside here.  Sold my last Arima in 2004 and once again, find myself looking to buy again :dance:  I can't remember why I sold my last one.  Must be the CRS acting up again :biggrin:
  It's great to be aboard and I look forward to sharing information and laughs with all of you!   
 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on June 03, 2011, 10:52:50 PM
Welcome Sky Soldier!

Buy another Arima!
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Post by: CanvasGuy on June 03, 2011, 11:58:27 PM
Welcome Aboard S S..
as stated..get Another..Arima until  then.. keep hanging here its fun. :stooges: and sometimes Very Educational.. :doh:

CG
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tunacious on June 04, 2011, 10:42:26 AM
Hello to everybody.  I just wanted to introduce myself and join this group.  After shopping around for several months, yesterday I brought home a 2003 21 foot sea ranger with a hard top.  130 honda motor with 200 hours.  Boat has never been in salt water, and looks like new.  Since I purchased the boat in Tacoma, Washington I stopped by the Arima plant and met Don.  I am currently starting to educate myself on electronics.  I am sure I will be having a lot of questions.  I live in the Salem, Oregon area.  I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and sharing ideas.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on June 04, 2011, 10:48:52 AM
Welcome aboard P.Q.

21' SR Hard top?  Be careful of the PDX Arima rats (you are now a closeted member).  3Wgt especially will lust over your rig.  He would dream of a little more HP, but would trade you (as would I).

Woody
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Post by: GregE on June 04, 2011, 12:16:59 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/Arimatrailer.jpg)

Bandaid and I both lost our spouses and met due to our interest in hunting and fishing.  We bought our Arima Sea Legand 22  15 months ago but with her house remodel and selling, other house remodel and new shop/ garage... we didn't get it on the water until last year.   We did make it to Neah Bay once and out of Westport several times and learned a lot with the help of friends.

The boat was kept in AK by the previous owner who also had an Arima in San Diego.  He re motored it with a Honda 200 and set up the T8 kicker with hydraulic steer and remote throttle.  After several seasons he trailered this one to Oregon City Marine (where he had purchased it in 2003) when at age 83  he decided he didn't want to make the summer trip to AK anymore.

The Alaska bulkhead makes it nice for passengers and overnight stays.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/P1000647.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/P1000644.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/P1000680.jpg)

We are going to berth ReBait at Westport for two weeks this month then hit the Straits and N Sound as the pinks and silvers show up.  Lots of grandkids to get into fish and humpies are a good starting point.   :smile1:  WE're taking the 16' Crestliner to Horse Lake in BC  in July where Bandaid says she will show me how to catch Kokanee and lake trout.

I've been working on maintenance and wiring upgrades so haven't had any of our boats in the water yet this year.  Hope to rectify that soon- Time to get her out on the water!!!!  

  :gone_fishing:


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/P1000518.jpg)







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Post by: finfinn on June 04, 2011, 01:33:09 PM
Welcome on board, ReBait. Nice boat to go out and spend time on the water. And you are hitting the right spots too. Westport summer king is starting soon! Hope to see you on the water  :gone_fishing:.
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Post by: GregE on June 06, 2011, 09:55:47 PM
Thank you-  We'll be berthed on the C float ( I think) putting in Jun 16 to miss the Westport Crush rush on Friday.

Going out three days then taking a couple days off to go home.  the berth is reserved for two weeks.  Always looking for a buddy boat.  I've got DCS connected to my GPS this year.
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Post by: Skligmund on June 06, 2011, 11:20:26 PM
Howdy all!

Just got my 89 Sea Hunter last week with an (oversize?) 1989 Evinrude 88 SPL. This boat looks like a lot of fun. Need to build a new top for it, fabric is shot on the original.

How big of water do you suppose this boat will handle? I'm looking to take it out into Prince William Sound for some rockfish, halibut and salmon. Don't plan on going too far, but would like to know the consensus on what it will do comfortably.

I plan on enjoying my time on this forum with you all

Take care

Patrick



BTW, I named her "5 N' Dime"
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on June 06, 2011, 11:49:12 PM
Hi Skligmund.

Welcome to the group.

Your boat should handle very well in rough conditions. I'd say start out in calmer water that you feel comfortable in, and work your way up gradually. You will soon get a feel for when to go and when to stay.
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Post by: wedocq on June 10, 2011, 11:53:08 PM
Skligmund,
Love the name! Haven't heard that in ages, it brings back childhood memories!
Welcome aboard,
Shawn
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Post by: GregE on June 17, 2011, 02:27:55 PM
Hmmm,  don't see an edit/ modify on this thread.  :shrug9:

We are berthed on Float 6 slip E until June 30.  Any one at Westport stop by and we'll swap some fish stories...........

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/ReBait.jpg)
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Post by: Oncorhynchus on June 26, 2011, 07:00:08 PM
Hello everyone....just seen Danno's invite on the other site to check this one out........I liked what I saw and joined.  I really enjoy the insight from other Arima owners on the modifications and performance tricks they have done, I am always playing with new ideas to make a great boat even better.  Just completed a Seaboard switch out on all the wood paneling in my boat and love it.  Anyway, hope to ask a question or two soon, mabey even have an answer or idea for one of you.

Thanks, Shane
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on June 26, 2011, 10:44:44 PM
Welcome Shane.....I love your boat, a 19 chaser :bowdown:
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Post by: 19Chaser on June 27, 2011, 05:12:29 PM
Hey Guys,  Danno thanks for the invite. Looking for a group of Arima friends.

Phil
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on June 27, 2011, 05:16:49 PM
Phil, Shane, Welcome to the ABOG!
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Post by: chuckster on July 15, 2011, 11:15:07 AM
Hello everyone! My name is Chuck and I received an invite to this site from Woody.  Great place!  I have a new to me 1987 Sea Chaser with an oil injected 115 Yamaha  2 stroke and a 8 HP Mercury kicker.  Just got a new top for her today.  I'll put up a couple of pictures later.

Chuck
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on July 15, 2011, 11:34:16 AM
Invited by Woody?  That's kind of like admitting you are addicted to something.  Be careful who you are associated with.  We lovingly (more or less) often refer to him as the 'Godfather'.

We'll overlook that small transgression and still welcome you with open arms.  Good to have you aboard and we are looking forward to your participation and contribution to our mutual edification and enjoyment...

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on July 15, 2011, 12:01:17 PM
Welcome Chuck :arms:


SFF
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Post by: Warthog on July 15, 2011, 12:49:25 PM
   Hello Everyone, 

   I recently bought a 2004 Arima Sea Ranger 19 HT, this is my first boat and I am loving it.  It has a 2004 115 HP Johnson main motor with a 19 Stainless prop and a 8.4 Yamaha Kicker.   I am Moored up right at Elliot Bay Marnia and have been having fun with the practice mode King fishing off of Jeff Head.  Been pulling in lots of crab out there in the sound and I have to say that I love my Arima.   I just recently named the boat the Stella Maris.   The Nylon letters are in the mail  :biggrin:

I found this site just by searching on the web for arima modifications.

I love fishing and if anyone would like to join me to show me some good spots in the puget sound send me a message.

(http://www.noogie.com/images/arima.jpg)


Here is a pic of me and my son
(http://www.noogie.com/images/Kings.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on July 15, 2011, 01:33:55 PM
Chuckster and Warthog

Welcome.  Hog, nice looker, looks like you and your family are going to have a great summer/fall.

               Chuckster welcome over.  You've been on YUKU for a while, now you can follow both sites.

Tony (West Coast Trim Works) just finished your new top yesterday.  Heard it was similar in design to mine.  You will love it's ability to be towed in any position at highway speeds not to mention the comfort in miserable weather.  You can play Capt. and make the crew tend your lines.

Now as the boys here say, You Got No Pictures .... You Got No Happenings.

Get posting, I know Tony sent you a CD.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on July 15, 2011, 02:27:44 PM
Hi Hog

With that little beauty, you will not have problems filling open seats.

Lots of good folks here will be stepping forward to include you in their fishing and other nefarious ventures soon.  Enjoy them, they are serious reprobates.

StreamFixer
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Post by: rodwfishing on July 17, 2011, 10:05:17 PM
Welcome to the new Arima Boat Owners Group. Thank you for stopping by. This is the new forum spawned from the Google Arima Boat Owners forum and from the Yuku Arima Boat Owners Forum for those that want easier and smarter access to Arima information.

Introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about you Arima life and post your favorite Arima photo.
My wife and I were told about this site when we bought or 15ft Sea Hunter.
It was and older boat and we repowerd it with a 50 yamaha and a 6 hours kicker,put in new steering,wipers bildge pump and some new wireing new top.
This will be our first full season fishing this boat,did manage to get a few at the last of the season last year.
I do have a question though and that would be is this a good boat to take out in the ocean or should we just stick to the bays?

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Post by: Threeweight on July 17, 2011, 10:33:04 PM
Welcome!

My two cents... 15' is a little on the small side for the ocean on all but the very best of days, particularly if you have to cross a bar to get out.  Bar conditions can change in minutes from calm to crazy for anything under 26'.

On the other hand, you've got a killer bay/river/estuary boat!
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on July 17, 2011, 10:51:11 PM

Rodwfishing,

Welcome to the abog.

Where are you located?
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Post by: billsarima on July 31, 2011, 01:29:42 PM
I just thought I'd say hello to everyone and I'm looking forward to being part of this group. Thanks, Bill
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Post by: CanvasGuy on August 01, 2011, 04:41:11 AM
 :party:  WELCOME ALL NEW COMERS!!! and old guys too.... :yeahthat:
CG
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Post by: trorun on August 09, 2011, 05:53:47 PM
Thanks Danno for the welcome note.  I have owned Arimas since 2001.  I fish primarily on the finger lakes of New York and was a charter captain for 20 years on Lake Ontario's south shore. 

I started with a great boat the 21 ft Sea Ranger Skip Tower.  I had to sell the boat in 2003 in order to finish up on a house that got out of hand.  Missed the boat soo bad that my wife begged me to go find another one.  I now own  a 19 foot Sea Chaser, like it lot but not as much as the 21.  I repowered it with a Honda 135 and now have added an 8 hp Honda to troll with.  The 135 unlike the Yamaha 115 that I had on the 21 will not troll in the range that I need for the trout and salmon I fish for.  So I have used this Boat Owners group in the past for the great source of information that it is.  Now I need some experts to tell me how to hook up this kicker.  So far I have gathered from many posts that the fixed bracket seems to be prefered so I purchased the Panther MArine 55-0435 fisxed bracket.  The Arima has a predrilled hole pattern that has the top to top holes and the bottom to bottom holes at 6 and 5/8 inches apart while the top to bottom holes on both sides measure 6 3/8 inches apart.  It is probably the old OMC hole pattern. I plan on using a wedge to adjust transom angle as well as an aluminum plate to transfer hole pattern to mount the Fixed Bracket.  The Honda 8 is a tiller model, so I invested in a a trolmaster pro 2 based onthe rviews of a number of posts.  My final venture is finding out how to hook up the steering.  Any references to previous posts would be appreciated.  Kind of a long introduction. 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on August 09, 2011, 06:38:43 PM
I used a plastic fallers wedge (a reputable chain saw store should have some) (Pictures on a post on this forum last February I think) to adjust the angle on my kicker bracket.

StreamFixer.
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Post by: Sea Bear on August 19, 2011, 04:19:30 AM
Just purchased our first Arima - a bare-bones Sea Chaser 17.  The boat is an 81, but has been garaged for many years.  Little old & dirty, but solid.  My 14 year old son are busy cleaning it up, planning some improvements, and looking forward to many trips into the San Juan Islands.  We recently sold our sailboat at the marina to get a trailer boat.  It's so nice to have a boat right here at the house.  We love the tinkering and being able to prep for trips after work.  I contacted Don at Arima before buying it.  He said most of these older boats are solid and still out on the water.  This one is, and we can't wait to get her out there crabbing and fishing.
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Post by: CanvasGuy on August 19, 2011, 05:15:25 AM
Congrats and welcome..

CG
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on August 19, 2011, 07:50:23 AM
Welcome Sea Bear,

Good to have you aboard. Lots of us 'older boat' owners on here. As you will learn, pictures of project boats are always wanted, both before and after. And there is plenty of help available here with the search button and just asking. Enjoy!

Richard
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Post by: Sea Bear on August 19, 2011, 06:14:01 PM
Thanks, you guys.  Bet you know, we're pretty excited.  Boat came with a Suzuki 65 & 8 horse.  Got them both running today, after changing out gas and fixing some electrical issues.  Sunday we'll do a scrub down & maybe a shake down cruise in a nearby lake.  Still have to check the wheel bearings...  I'l take some pics on Sunday and post them up.  So far the boat checks out fine.  One hatch cover has gone soft, but the rest of the floor is hard as a rock.  Transom, too.  They're killing 'em for kings right now, so we hope to be up and running in a week or two, hitting the islands.   :fishing:
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Post by: Salmon King on August 19, 2011, 07:44:52 PM
Seabear....welcome to ya! 

  As a fellow 17'Sc owner ('84 model), I am intimately familiar with most of what you will be going through in your refit. But then...that's 1/2 the fun of it!  I would be a little worried about the soft area of the floor as our older boats had wooden stringers (Luckily I didn't have that problem...But I did have my share of other things wrong when I got it).
  If you talked to Don...you are already a step ahead of many of us who haven't been able to get throug to him.  ...A word of warning...DO not make a trip to the factory in Auburn UNLESS you are prepared to spend $$$!  I have never been able to get out of ther for under 300 bucks!

What's your Location anyway??

Terry B.
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Post by: Sea Bear on August 20, 2011, 01:08:29 AM
Hi Salmon King.  The only soft spot is one of the lids for the fish hold.  Seems in good shape, but needs to be stiffened up a bit.  Rest of the floor is good.  Someone mounted the downriggers s far aft, you can't get the bait boxes open on both sides.  That sucks, so I'll be remounting them this winter.  The boat mainly needs cleaning work, maybe paint buffing, etc.  A coat of wax.  I wouldn't mind getting a camping cover for the back.  More work will be completely rewiring the boat.  Right now it's a mess.  The previous guy went to the battery with everything-  big snarl.  I was hoping to get a fishable boat that I could fix up, and I think I found a perfect candidate.  I'm in Stanwood, mostly fishing out of Anacortes area.
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Post by: GoodDays on August 20, 2011, 08:39:53 AM
 $300 bucks for boat stuff doesnt seem too bad.... I usually calculate on everything costing $1000................ :doh:

GoodDays greg
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on August 20, 2011, 09:20:16 AM

Welcome Sea Bear. Check out how dd stfffened his lids...

http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/index.php?topic=977.0
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Post by: Sea Bear on August 20, 2011, 11:29:35 PM
Thanks Stroaker.  That's great info.  I'll have to check, but I don't think I have any grooves worn in the deck yet.  But I sure do need to stiffen up one fish box lid.  Everything else looks pretty darned solid.  Tomorrow I'll scrub her down and see how she cleans up.  Then post a few pics.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on August 21, 2011, 05:04:56 PM
$300 bucks for boat stuff doesnt seem too bad.... I usually calculate on everything costing $1000................ :doh:

GoodDays greg


Maybe but...THAT WAS ONLY FOR THE 1 ITEM!!!
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Post by: Salmoon Newb on August 27, 2011, 01:38:30 PM
Hello Everyone,

Well where to start  :shrug9: My Name is Shannon and I'm the proud owner of a "old school" 1988 17' Arima Sea Chaser.  When I say "old school" I mean setup with twin 50hp Johnson's :clap: You don't see that very often. I love the redundant power  :biggrin: It sure has come in handy a few times over my 3 years of ownership. I just have to say this is the best and safest boat I have ever owed :bowdown: Enough said for now. It's about "Fish-on"   :fishing: time for me. I'm off to bonk a Chinook  yum yum  :food:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on August 27, 2011, 01:47:06 PM
WELCOME!!! :arms:
Shannon to our friendly forum..
We all have a love for our little fat boats..enjoy and tight lines..

Gary
CG :clap:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on August 31, 2011, 07:48:31 PM
Hi Salmoon Noob

Glad you have joined us.  Don't be shy, jump right in.  A bunch of Arima 'nuts' here.

StreamFixer   :stooges:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on September 02, 2011, 01:47:07 PM
Well, I'm just got a new hero ... some one to idolize.  Shannon aka Salmoon Noob ... he's got an 88 17er like me. But he ups the ante with not one but two Johnsons (Twin 88 50 hp TWO srokes).  Just like Juicyfruit, double the noise, double the smoke and double the fun.

He just has to get on the "C" anywhere, fire it up and we'll hear 3Wgt and StreamFixer moaning and groaning and pulling their boats out.  What a gas.

Shannon one day call me and I'll drive down and fire up in Astoria and you can put in and fire up at the dam and we'll be rid of those two forever ... or else they will have to put their old Keiths back on in self defense.

They both remain in self denial about ever owning a Keith.

Keith rules, Twin Keiths lord it over everyone.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: tubbs on September 08, 2011, 09:49:35 PM
Hello Everybody.

Been lurking for a bit soaking up some good info and figured it was time to intorduce myself.  I Recently sold my smokercraft osprey and used the cash to pick up an 86 17' Sea Ranger.  Its abit rough around the edges but was able to stay within my budget.  Well not my budget but my finance managers budget. 

It has the original motors 86 90hp Johnson w/VRO working and 88 14hp Johnson.   Needed a new impeller for tiller and both got a good dose of sea foam and they seem to run ok for 25 year old 2 strokes.   Hopefully will last till I can upgrade.  None of the pumps worked so out came the gas tank.  Replaced the bilge pump and some minor wire repair,  removed the fresh water pump and tank, removed bait well pump and installed a fresh water washdown pump again replaced some bad wire.  Seeing a pattern here?  While I had the gas tank out I figured I would start in the back replacing the old plywood panels.  So they are over being used as templates to router out some new starboard panels.   Horn was shot so replaced and guess what.  Thats right more bad wire.   Daughter broke radio antenna while playing out on the bow.  Ohh well guess what.  It was all rusted and shot anyway.

So you get the picture I bought a running work in progress.  Had it out in the sound twice so far and hasnt stranded me yet so I am happy. I got alot left to do to get it where I would like it and am thankfull for all the great info I have found here and a special thanks to Don down at Arima he has been very helpfull. 

If there is anyone around Tacoma that would be willing to be a consultant for a boat rewire project I would love to hear from you.  I can  do the work no problem but could really use some guidance with the details.
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh239/KMR12108/Stuff/1312984334675.jpg)

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh239/KMR12108/Stuff/1312984369871.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: billsarima on September 08, 2011, 09:57:34 PM
Welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on September 08, 2011, 10:02:16 PM

Welcome Tubbs. That boat looks in very good shape. You'll have her ship-shape in no time!
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Post by: Danno on September 08, 2011, 10:36:23 PM
Welcome Tubbs! There's a few threads on wiring already so you can search for those or start a new one and we'll be glad to help.

I have to do the same thing. I'm starting off with a Blue Sea Add-a-Battery kit and then a Blue Sea Fuse panel for behind the helm. Make sure you use tinned marine wire. We have found that Greg's Marine is a good low cost source of marine electrical components. My recommendation is to crimp AND solder  all of your connections (crimp first). Crimped wires can corrode and soldered wires can get hot and loosen. Doing both gives better protection.

-Danno
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on September 09, 2011, 07:12:02 AM
Nice to have you aboard Tubbs. As you probably have figured out there are a lot of us with older boats with 2 stroke smokers. Lots of info available. Wiring is on my agenda also. Everything currently works but what a rats nest of wiring.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sea Bear on September 10, 2011, 09:40:39 AM
Welcome Tubbs.  I'm new here, too.  My 81 sea chaser has a rats nest of wires too, so I'll be working on that this winter.  When you get your starboard project going, send up some pictures.  I'd love to see how you do it & how nice it turns out.
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Post by: billsarima on September 12, 2011, 07:44:10 PM
Welcome!!!!
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Post by: Vancouvertechie on September 12, 2011, 07:50:45 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Koopa253 on September 23, 2011, 11:29:24 AM
Lurking for awhile and wanted to come out from behind the curtain.  My dad in 2006, after not owning a boat for awhile and itching to get back, purchased a new Sea Hunter (Suzuki’s: 50 HP main, 6 Hp kicker) for us to use (awesome considering I get free rain to use whenever I want).  We keep the boat dry stored at Point Defiance Boat House which we love.  We have done several modifications to her and would love to learn/share more here and continue the madness.   
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on September 23, 2011, 11:37:49 AM
 
Welcome Koopa. Nice looking boat. You're lucky to have such a nice Dad.
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Post by: Sea Bear on September 23, 2011, 09:15:32 PM
Nice to meet you Koopa.  You're lucky to have the keys to a first class fishing boat like that.  Point Defiance aint too bad either.  Enjoy!
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Post by: BigMac on September 24, 2011, 07:44:59 AM
Tubbs,

Welcome.

You're at the right site for good advice from knowledgeable people.

And, what's a couple more Keith's among friend's.

BTW--I bot a 1990-90hp Johnson new as power for a Boston Whaler.  About 6 years later, and with about 300 hours on the motor, a couple pistons got fried.  Johnston would never directly admit it, but the VRO system was suspect.  I had the motor overhauled, installed a fuel pump, and started mixing oil with the gas.  Went another 200 hours with no problems at which point it was traded in for an Arima.  In Hawaii at the time I purchased, the dealership was removing the VRO system on new motors before sale at the request of some of the buyers.  If you are going to keep the 90 for some time you might consider the conversion.  Suggest get recommendation from a good marine outboard repair shop.

(Dave)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Strait Drifter on October 25, 2011, 10:39:50 AM
I'm in the club now! Brought it over from Neah Bay WA up to Victoria BC. Hard to find these boats in BC so went across the border to get mine. I've got a 1996 Sea Explorer 16'.

After about a week of minor repairs/mods, cleaning, polishing, and motor and control swaps, I took it out yesterday into Brentwood Bay BC with a buddy. Boat felt great. I love it! No listing and it went quite well with a Yamaha F60. Will need to give another water test since I raised motor up one notch today. Might look at trying another prop too. Currently on there is an aluminum 3 blade 10 3/8" 13P. Might look at increasing diameter. At least that is what Victoria Propellers online prop calculator said. lol. Would love to get some trim tabs on it but I can't afford it right now. Not sold on the smart tabs. Would prefer some adjustable tabs. I have a hydrofoil that I could try to help with planning at slower speeds and getting out of the hole quicker with heavier loads. Just not quite sure I want to drill holes in my cavi plate. Thoughts?

Here's a link to the web album. Looks even hotter with the Yammy main and kicker and cleaned and polished but haven't snapped any photos yet.
https://picasaweb.google.com/113305236572191447313/ArimaSE?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNCa1uid-9K2mAE&feat=directlink (https://picasaweb.google.com/113305236572191447313/ArimaSE?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNCa1uid-9K2mAE&feat=directlink)

Named the boat "Strait Drifter"

Cheers,
Dave
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Post by: Vancouvertechie on October 25, 2011, 10:55:11 AM
I'm in the club now! Brought it over from Neah Bay WA up to Victoria BC. Hard to find these boats in BC so went across the border to get mine. I've got a 1996 Sea Explorer 16'.

After about a week of minor repairs/mods, cleaning, polishing, and motor and control swaps, I took it out yesterday into Brentwood Bay BC with a buddy. Boat felt great. I love it! No listing and it went quite well with a Yamaha F60. Will need to give another water test since I raised motor up one notch today. Might look at trying another prop too. Currently on there is an aluminum 3 blade 10 3/8" 13P. Might look at increasing diameter. At least that is what Victoria Propellers online prop calculator said. lol. Would love to get some trim tabs on it but I can't afford it right now. Not sold on the smart tabs. Would prefer some adjustable tabs. I have a hydrofoil that I could try to help with planning at slower speeds and getting out of the hole quicker with heavier loads. Just not quite sure I want to drill holes in my cavi plate. Thoughts?

Here's a link to the web album. Looks even hotter with the Yammy main and kicker and cleaned and polished but haven't snapped any photos yet.
https://picasaweb.google.com/113305236572191447313/ArimaSE?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNCa1uid-9K2mAE&feat=directlink (https://picasaweb.google.com/113305236572191447313/ArimaSE?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNCa1uid-9K2mAE&feat=directlink)

Named the boat "Strait Drifter"

Cheers,
Dave



Dave,

Congratulations on your purchase!  I am looking at a 16 footer too!  Welcome to the forum and happy boating!

VT
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on October 25, 2011, 11:18:17 AM

Strait,

Try a four blade prop.

Congrats on getting that nice Yamaha setup on your new boat. And welcome to the club!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on October 25, 2011, 11:21:27 AM
I'm in the club now!


I really like the red accents on the Arimas. Great looking Arima. Welcome to the club!   :beerchug:
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Post by: Enniberg on October 25, 2011, 11:34:49 AM
Welcome Dave! Glad to see another Canadian here!

johan
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Post by: Threeweight on October 25, 2011, 12:08:40 PM
Congrats, and I second the four-blade prop suggestion.  Run one on my 17' Chaser and love it.
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Post by: StreamFixer on October 25, 2011, 05:46:25 PM
I just limp along with my 3 blade.   

Welcome Strait guy, we've been needing one of those for some time.  Always good to have one handy, especially for some of Woody's bad jokes   :clap:

StreamFixer
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Post by: Salmon King on October 25, 2011, 05:50:48 PM
First...I'll echo everyone Else's welcome aboard Dave!

As for drilling holes in the Cav. plate...it's really no big deal but if you really are against it there is a company out there that makes on you do not have to drill holes for.  A friend of mine has one on his Honda/15' Sea hunter and he swears by it!  Says he gets even better mpg and performance than the switch to a 4-stroke got him.

I'm not sure of the manufacturer but an internet search should find it.
Terry B.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SRanger on October 25, 2011, 06:54:44 PM
Hummmm hydrofoil and smart tabs.  Might she can be taught to keep her nose down and her rear up after all:)

Welcome Dave...nice machine!

Sea Ranger
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Post by: Caston on October 29, 2011, 02:47:19 PM
Howdy from SW Washington! I've been a boat lover my whole life and am finally in the market for one of my own. I really want something the family and I can ski behind, explore local water bodies in and that I can take my Dad fishing with. I guess what I really want is an SUV to take out on the water. I think I've settled on either an Arima SC or SR17. I'd love a 19 but have too many obligations to tie that kind of $$$ up in a boat. I'm hoping to find a smoking deal on something 1990 or newer and interested in a restore so I can "make it my own". With that in mind I thought this would be a great community to be a part of. With any luck I'll have something in the next year to start working on. Can't wait to share my progress and one day see you on the water!

 
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Post by: Salmon King on October 29, 2011, 05:30:23 PM
Welcome aboard caston!

Good Luck in your search!  Patience will find you a deal...and...You'll find plenty of help on this board! 

Terry B.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: bryce808 on November 02, 2011, 11:12:12 PM
New member here!
My name is Bryce from Burien.1988 Arima 15' sea sprinter w/ 1997 honda 45 hp 4 stroke. This is not only my first boat but my first Arima. I have been lurking for the past year and finally became a member. I was in search for an arima for the past year. So long story short my girlfriends grandfather past away last year and we inherited his boat this year. Its not much to look at but it was stored properly winterized and in a garage for the past 5 years. It is from california and it just got transported this week.I'm really excited! I know with sometime and some good old fashion elbow grease she will be in tip top shape just in time for summer.
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Post by: CanvasGuy on November 03, 2011, 04:17:59 AM
CONGRATS  bryce808,
 glad your a member and an Arima owner good to have more NW guys too,,
WELCOME
Gary.. aka Canvas guy..
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on November 03, 2011, 04:20:57 AM
808

" .. it's not much to look at ...."

Byrce, this is arimaowners.com  We consider all Arima's beautiful including that lovely lady of yours.

Woody
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on November 03, 2011, 05:59:42 AM
Congrats Bryce.

I am in West Seattle. Let me know if you need any help with your new family member.



SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: bryce808 on November 03, 2011, 09:12:53 AM
Woody: your right! She is a thing of beauty. I'm glad to have an arima as my first boat. I have only had this thing in my garage for a few days and already my neighbors are shooting me offers for it
Seattleflyfisher: Thank you for the offer! Will get in touch with you if I need some advice.
CanvasGuy: Thank you! you will be hearing from me soon. My top needs a little love! And I know your the guy to see love your work.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Threeweight on November 03, 2011, 10:51:26 AM
Welcome! 
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Post by: Danno on November 03, 2011, 11:00:21 AM
808

" .. it's not much to look at ...."

Byrce, this is ArimaOwners.net.  We consider all Arima's beautiful including that lovely lady of yours.

Woody
    :doh:


Woody, don't make me buy another domain. It's ArimaOwners.com. It must be that Chum salmon fillet that's affecting your thought processes.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on November 03, 2011, 12:04:25 PM
Chemo Brain.  I corrected that entry.  Thanks.

w
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Strait Drifter on November 03, 2011, 07:29:49 PM
Welcome Bryce. I think that is pretty much an ideal first boat. Heck, you even have a 4 stroke! Enjoy the new rig.
Title: new guy too!
Post by: amazing grace on November 06, 2011, 08:02:16 AM
Been lurking for a while. A few month's ago decided I would like a fiberglass boat. Been an aluminum guy for years. In my research an Arima came to the top. So the search started and continues today. Had a few close calls but they just did not pan out :redface:
I have boated for years, mostly lakes and rivers. By no means do I consider myself any kind of expert. Just another guy who love's the water and fishing.
I have a nice Yamaha 115hp two stroke in need of a boat. So a boat without a motor would do fine or even one with a blown motor.
I am thinking a SeaRanger preferrably because I think the cuddy would be handy. Although I would not rule out a SC. Due to budget I think a 17' is  probably most likely. Maybe a 19' if I stumble upon one that is powerless. Budget is south of 10k quite a bit.
If you know or hear of one pm me please.
I do not need another project persae, some basic clean up and what have you is fine.
I have had contact with some of you and it has been appreciated and very helpful. I enjoy your site too. Thanks.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SRanger on November 06, 2011, 08:54:27 AM
Righteous brotha....glad to have you on the site AG.  Can I ask what part of the country you reside in? 
There are guys and gals from all over the US and a few esteemed members just over the border.

SRanger

ps.  good choice on the cuddy:)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: amazing grace on November 06, 2011, 09:16:04 AM
Thanks SRanger. I am in MT. but have family in both Or. and Wa. So a boat in pnw is doable. Thanks for the nice welcome. God Bless
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Post by: Salmon King on November 06, 2011, 04:42:38 PM
Welcome aboard AG...
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Post by: GoodDays on November 06, 2011, 04:46:30 PM
Welcome from North of the Border !!!

GoodDays Greg
Canadian Arima Addict !!

 :fishing:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: beancounter on November 06, 2011, 05:13:39 PM
Man I feel bad I have not read this thread in quite a while. So just want to say welcome to all the new members here. I have a confession to make here while I am at it. My name is Jimmie and I am an Arimaholic. I just can't resist this darn things. I never know when another is gonna be in my yard. Help!
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Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on November 07, 2011, 08:54:35 AM
Dear Jimmie...Sorry I missed you at the meeting. My name is John and I am an Arima-Holic. We ended our meeting yesterday (4 hours on the river) with the Used Arima Serenity Prayer: "Lord grant me the serenity to accept and correct all of the previous mistakes the last Arima owner made on my boat. Help me look ahead to make positive improvements for the next person that will own my boat. Please give me the guidance and perservearance to stay within my refurb budget and to have patience with my spouse and to share equally my spare time between my wife and my boat. Through my boating experiences, please assist me toward providing good sound advice to existing and wannabee Arima Owners. Amen

First Step of 12 Step Program is noted here.
1. Find an affordable Arima.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Threeweight on November 07, 2011, 02:36:01 PM
Liverwurst' post needs to be made a sticky of its own... or a caption at the top of the main page.  Classic!
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on November 07, 2011, 11:43:29 PM


    :yeahthat:

I notice Liverwurst only offers step 1 of becoming a Arimaholic, I guess because there is no real cure. Even selling your Arima only means you are looking for your next one.


   Hydro-Therapy
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SRanger on November 08, 2011, 05:29:56 PM
Amen!  Great photo Liverwurst...like the rod holders across the motor well:)  And the prayer.

SR
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Post by: xplorz on November 09, 2011, 12:49:48 PM
New member here.....lurked for a while when I was lusting after an Arima. I gleened a LOT if infofrom this site, but being rather new to sport fishing and a return to boating from a long ago childhood, I'm still in the learning mode.

A couple of years ago, I decided to build a kayak so I could get on the water and explore the local lakes and rivers. Being that I sit behind a computer all day long designing parts and programming CNC's, I knew I HAD to design my own. That led to this:

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/xplorz/Boat%20Building/2007-04-01-RM-175-Stripper/RM-175-093.jpg)

Then came the shellfish license and trips for oysters and steamer clams, sometimes after a limit of razors. That got me to thinking about fishing, so next came a small boat, designed in Freeship, a 11.5' pram, stitch and glue:

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/xplorz/Boat%20Building/2010%2011-6%20Pram/P1050076.jpg)

Oars were faster than the 50lb thrust, but not very practical for Merwin and Swift, larger local lakes. Extra propulsion came in the form of a 15hp Honda:

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/xplorz/Boat%20Building/2010%2011-6%20Pram/notch.jpg)

That got me to 26mph (gps) on flat condidtions. But man was it cold kokanee fishing in March. So back out came the designer in me, wanting something just big enough for some good weather protection, but not too much to handle alone since, I am almost always fishing by myself. So I designed a hull in Freeship and exported it to UGS NX to begin the remainder of the design:

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/xplorz/Misc/15ft-fish2.jpg)

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/xplorz/Misc/15ft-fish1.jpg)

With still a little left to do on the design, I begun to realize that it would be far cheaper to buy a used boat then it would be to build one of this caliber. Some quick research led me to Arima as the best bang for the buck, by a far margin, when I factored in goals of using it for fishing on larger lakes, like Swift and Merwin, and fishing and crabbing the Columbia and Willapa.
So I sold another toy to help with the finances: :-(

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/xplorz/Motorcycles/misc/ZX4sale/IMGP8133.jpg)

And after some craigslist shopping, bought this:

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/xplorz/Fishin/2011-10-28%20Fishing%20Swift/P1060545.jpg)

Ripped out all the wiring and added this:

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/xplorz/Misc/IMGP8224.jpg)

and this:

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/xplorz/Misc/IMGP8223.jpg)

and named the whole mess this:

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m616/xplorz/Fishin/2011-10-28%20Fishing%20Swift/th_P1060546.jpg)

And it DID happen 'cause there is pics!  :jester: :clap:

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on November 09, 2011, 01:21:43 PM
Better not let 3wt see that kayak!


Nice work on the boats including the Arima. Welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on November 09, 2011, 03:04:12 PM
Awesome boats  :applause: :applause: :applause: , all three of them. Welcome. You obviously have a handle on building/rebuilding boats so we will probably be getting help from you rather than the other way around for most newbies. Might check back with you on the re-wiring as I need to do it to my boat.

Richard 
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Post by: woody on November 09, 2011, 03:20:29 PM
Welcome.  Ya gota Keith!  We've a pretty active group in PDX area both sides of the "C" and could use your help.  Now pics of your rewire?  Maybe the wiring diagram?  We aren't shy in finding the talents of new members.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Threeweight on November 09, 2011, 03:48:55 PM
Nice boat!  Kind of neat that the design you put together on the computer looks a lot like an open bow Arima.

And beautiful kayak!  That pram would be sweet for fly fishing mountain lakes!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Enniberg on November 09, 2011, 04:11:33 PM
Welcome to the forum!

Your chart plotter and vhf are identical to what I have in my boat.

johan

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: xplorz on November 09, 2011, 04:58:51 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome!

Yep, got a Keith and his "mini me", 88 & 8.  :wink: Right now he's drinkin some very expensve Torco full synthetic left over from my snowmobile days that leaves him almost completely smokeless.

Quote
Maybe the wiring diagram?

Huh? Whats that? Didn't use one.... :whistle:
Ran new primary forward to a new 12 station fuse block, replaced the bilge pump, wiper and horn and added a fuel gage, tach and volt meter that are relayed to only be powered when the engine is running, unless I press a button, then I can instantly see the fuel gage any time the perko is on.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on November 09, 2011, 07:20:35 PM
welcome xplorz!

You are obviously very talented!  There are some one this forum that would beg you for assistance regularly with the work you do!

KEEP IT UP!!!!!!

oh, and keep the pictures coming -- cuz we likes 'em!

Terry B.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: xplorz on November 10, 2011, 06:36:20 AM
Your chart plotter and vhf are identical to what I have in my boat.

johan



Did you buy the Lowrance cable with no directions whatsoever?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BurnsieBabe on November 16, 2011, 07:05:16 PM
Okay guys I am here now.  I have a full-time job but will gladly respond to any questions you may have, if I can.  My husband still works at Arima so I can mine him for info.  Please feel free to email me at burnsmiranda@comcast.net if you want to contact me as I probably will not be checking in to either of the sites on a daily basis anymore.

Happy boating.

Belinda - formerly of Arima!!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on November 16, 2011, 07:10:39 PM



   Welcome aboard Belinda, good to hear you now have job.

   Hydro-Therapy    aka( elkman)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SRanger on November 16, 2011, 07:38:32 PM
Very good news you found some work Belinda.  Even better you are not absolving yourself of all things Arima!

Just off the cuff can you remember what the brand the steering wheels is on the Sea Rangers (17ft)?  Called the factory to see if they would be interested in helping out with my repower.  Which will end up including other upgrades to wiring and steering.  They actually called me back today (which really surprised me) and said they were so busy with building new boats they didn't have time for rehabs.  Gonna take that as a good sign:)   Didn't bother asking about the wheel since they took down the parts page from the website.  The new hardtop is a great looking style IMO....hope they get it all worked out!

SR
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Threeweight on November 16, 2011, 07:45:26 PM
Welcome, Belinda!  Great to have you here!

Speaks volumes about you, and these boats, that you are still willing to put up with pestering from all of us Arima boat nuts!   :applause:
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Post by: finfinn on November 16, 2011, 08:01:18 PM
Great to have you also on this mostly western forum, Belinda.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kimbrey on November 16, 2011, 08:16:50 PM
Love that pram!!  I have a Spring Creek 10' fiberglass pram and it's kind of heavy to wrestle around. I helped a guy up at Lake Chopaka a couple yearscago load a pram similar to yours on top of his SUV. I was shocked how light his was. I was ready to sell my glass one and get one similar to yours.
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on November 16, 2011, 08:19:20 PM

Welcome Burnsiebabe !!!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GoodDays on November 16, 2011, 08:39:37 PM
Welcome Belinda !!!    We have truly achieved a new level of Arima ness with you on board !!!

GoodDays Greg..
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BurnsieBabe on November 16, 2011, 09:33:57 PM
Glad to be here or anywhere Arima. 

SRanger - steering wheel question - when I left we were using Schmitt and for your boat it would be a 13.5" w/ 25 degree dish.  Seadog also offers nice ones and before we used any of those we used wheels from Marine Depot in CA. The 13.5" wheels look right in your boat whereas we used the 15" wheels in the 21's and 22's.

Hope that helps and just keep me posted with anything you need.

Belinda
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on November 17, 2011, 04:34:30 AM
Welcome Belinda.  Good to have you available to both sites,

Woody aka The Woodman
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on November 17, 2011, 05:17:25 AM
Welcome Belinda ....is there an echo in here? :yeahthat:

hehe... good to see you over here also..

Most Welcome  :clap:

I would say..and Hey ....show us Your stickers.... :biggrin:

Just Kiddin ya.

Canvas Guy,  Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on November 17, 2011, 06:59:27 AM
Hi Belinda

Good to see you and congratulations on gainful employment once again.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: xplorz on November 17, 2011, 08:28:24 AM
Welcome Belinda!

While I'm new here and new to Arima's in general, I did enough research before buying one to realize what an incredible asset you were to Arima and their owners when you worked for them. Now that you no longer are employed there, you still show an incredible amount of enthusiasm for the company and community. We are truly blessed to be able to call you a friend.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on November 17, 2011, 09:22:06 AM
Welcome Belinda! Good to have your voice here.  Congrats on gaining employment as well. Now you can go back to paying taxes and helping us get this economy back on track.

It's also good to hear that the Arima factory is having to pass on retrofits. I need them in business so I can buy my retirement boat before I retire.   :gone_fishing:

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on November 17, 2011, 08:16:06 PM
Welcome, welcome, welcome  :applause: :applause: :applause: . Your assistance, as always, will be most appreciated.

Richard
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on November 18, 2011, 08:38:26 AM
"Okay guys I am here now. "

That is great Belinda!!  I sure missed talking with you my last couple visits and calls to Arima.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself Belinda
Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on November 18, 2011, 09:29:40 AM
Belinda...Good people are hard to find. Especially ones that take care of customers like you have. Good to hear you are staying in the loop with us. Best wishes for your success.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: monkeycmonkeydo on November 20, 2011, 07:27:54 AM
Welcome, Welcome, looking forward to your helpful advices.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on November 20, 2011, 12:34:16 PM
Well I'm a little late to the party but...welcome aboard Burnsiebabe!  I had hoped you would join our little corner of the WWW for some time now.  Hope you are prepared for a lot of questions...I have no doubt that many will be forthcoming.

Terry B.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: cicatrix on November 21, 2011, 05:11:30 PM
Hello, my name is Richard. My boat is a ’97 Sea Ranger HT with a Suzuki 140 and 9.9, both 2-strokes. Her name is ‘cicatrix’, because, like me, her entire life has been outdoors, working, and shows obvious signs of hard, dutiful service, yet is no worse for the wear. I’ve had her about a year and a half.
I’ll excuse myself for lurking and learning for some time now, and thank you all for the individual contributions that make this such a great site. Had actually been saving and looking for an Arima before I stumbled upon the original site. Wanted a SR hard top for a long time…then finally found one that I could afford.
Grew up in San Francisco, fishing since I was a sprout, owned a few smaller boats in my younger years….always fishing. A couple of decades ago, my wife and I bought a second home in the country…a thirty acre ‘work farm’. Since then, I’ve became more familiar with a chainsaw and backhoe, than a fishing pole and boat. Stringing fence instead of rigging line. Looking at retirement (hopefully) in a couple of years, I want to get back to some serious recreational fishing. Like many of you, I have a long list of upgrades and improvements, and hope to contribute to the site by posting pictures and sharing info and stories. Special thanks to Belinda for your continued support. Thanks for the open invite to join. I really love my Arima.
P.S. can't seem to post pics...keeps coming back 'error'
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on November 21, 2011, 05:26:08 PM
Cicatrix

Try this  http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/index.php?topic=130.0

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: cicatrix on November 21, 2011, 07:34:06 PM
Thanks Streamfixer, for the direction...and a thanks to Fishing Eagle for the guidance. Obviously, I'm not a computor person. It will take me some time to figure all this out.
(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/2/1529_21_11_11_7_57_03.jpeg)
(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/2/1529_21_11_11_7_52_46.jpeg)
(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/2/1529_21_11_11_7_41_07.jpeg)
...or maybe I'll just break down and ask for help from my kid.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vancouvertechie on November 21, 2011, 07:40:19 PM
Hello, my name is Richard. My boat is a ’97 Sea Ranger HT with a Suzuki 140 and 9.9, both 2-strokes. Her name is ‘cicatrix’, because, like me, her entire life has been outdoors, working, and shows obvious signs of hard, dutiful service, yet is no worse for the wear. I’ve had her about a year and a half.
I’ll excuse myself for lurking and learning for some time now, and thank you all for the individual contributions that make this such a great site. Had actually been saving and looking for an Arima before I stumbled upon the original site. Wanted a SR hard top for a long time…then finally found one that I could afford.
Grew up in San Francisco, fishing since I was a sprout, owned a few smaller boats in my younger years….always fishing. A couple of decades ago, my wife and I bought a second home in the country…a thirty acre ‘work farm’. Since then, I’ve became more familiar with a chainsaw and backhoe, than a fishing pole and boat. Stringing fence instead of rigging line. Looking at retirement (hopefully) in a couple of years, I want to get back to some serious recreational fishing. Like many of you, I have a long list of upgrades and improvements, and hope to contribute to the site by posting pictures and sharing info and stories. Special thanks to Belinda for your continued support. Thanks for the open invite to join. I really love my Arima.
P.S. can't seem to post pics...keeps coming back 'error'


Welcome Aboard!   That is one nice Arima!

VT
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on November 22, 2011, 04:14:23 AM
WELCOME ABOARD..cicatrix
 Good to have more interested owners..
Nice boat you have indeed..
you just need a whole lota blood on her.. :yeahthat:
 witch sounds like you will..

again Welcome.. CG Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: xplorz on November 22, 2011, 07:48:47 AM
cicatrix-

Welcome aboard! I just recently lost my lurker status also. Great group here!

Awesome boat you have!

Thanks Streamfixer, for the direction...and a thanks to Fishing Eagle for the guidance. Obviously, I'm not a computor person. It will take me some time to figure all this out.

(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/2/1529_21_11_11_7_57_03.jpeg)

(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/2/1529_21_11_11_7_52_46.jpeg)

(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/2/1529_21_11_11_7_41_07.jpeg)

...or maybe I'll just break down and ask for help from my kid.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SRanger on November 22, 2011, 08:28:25 PM
With a ride like that why would you want to spend time on the computer.  Welcome!

SR
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on November 24, 2011, 10:14:18 AM
cicatrix... welcome to our little corner of the web...

very nice lookin' craft you've got there!  looks like you also have a fishing partner!  I might have missed it in your post but where do you hail from?

Salmon King
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: cicatrix on November 24, 2011, 03:05:35 PM
Vancouvertechie, Canvas Guy, Xplorz, SRanger and Salmon King....Thank You for the positive comments. I tell you all, honestly...I have not seen an Arima that I don't find attractive. A very hard decision, to choose just one make and model. It will be fun to fix her up and tailor her to my specific needs. Going through the trailer was the first order of business.
Xplorz...yes, losing the lurker status is a big step. It sounds so sleezy, however, I never took anything away from this site other than a real sense of community. If ever I need, I shall ask first.
Salmon King...born and raised in San Francisco, CA. Moved to San Rafael,  CA. ten years ago. Spent years putting in at Sausalito, and Bodega Bay.....that was many years ago. Mostly prefer lake fishing. I live on a cul-de-sac, and there's no room at home for a boat, so cicatrix is in a metal building, on our property in Mendocino County. Plan to drag her all over, but before I do the big water, I need to whittle down my list, and become much more familiar with her. Fishing partner is a good kid....but once he's out of high school, I think it'll be me and the dog mostly.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: beancounter on November 24, 2011, 04:35:54 PM
Want to shout out at all the new members especially that seasoned one Burnsiebabe. Where you been so long Belinda? Just kidding glad you found work in this economy and I hope it's not counting beans. Tell me you're in sales or customer service or something besides counting all those beans.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BurnsieBabe on November 24, 2011, 10:44:27 PM
Beancounter, Yes I am still counting beans but of a different variety.  No customer service work at all.  Three restaurants, a coffee shop and a brewery.  Dealing in cash these days, not checks or bank transfers.  Big change but such is life.  Not quite sure how I will like it in the long run but the learning part is keeping my interest for now.  I am sure that, just like at Arima, over time I will inherit more stuff to do in the administrative part of the companies....maybe overseeing safety training, HR, insurances, and I do not even know the business well enough to guess what else.  At least it is work and it is local, so no commute.  As long as my home life is happy I will work and be grateful. 

Thanks for asking and glad to check in over here.  As always, willing to answer questions if it is something I feel I can chime in on but you guys know so much more about the use of the boats, which is the important thing.

Belinda
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on November 25, 2011, 08:17:34 AM
Three restaurants, a coffee shop and a brewery. 

A Brewery? Woot! Now we're talking.

Congrat's Belinda! I just never felt right without you around Arima and around here Belinda. Thanks in advance for popping in in the future.
Title: HELLO YOU ALL
Post by: barniclebobca on November 26, 2011, 11:42:18 AM
New to this site.Really look forward to my first Arima.Funds are the only holdback for now.Will be looking for a 17 ft I think but will be learning from this forum what I really need.Live on Vancouver Island and will be travelling to distant Native reserves for 2 or 3 days at a time living on the boat.So radar will be a must, cuddy a must, and will remove extra port seating to put cooler with propane stove on top for cooking.Also have a rail mounted bbq.Look forward to hearing your pro qoas    barniclebobca
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on November 26, 2011, 08:26:57 PM
barniclebobca

   Welcome aboard. Good to see you are getting some ideas of what you want in a Arima before you buy. The only thing is from what you describe is that you have a major case of 2ft iddis . And you haven't even got a boat yet. These are big little boats ,but they do run out of room in a big hurry.


  Hydro-Therapy
Title: Re: HELLO YOU ALL
Post by: Salmon King on November 27, 2011, 09:29:53 AM
New to this site.Really look forward to my first Arima.Funds are the only holdback for now.Will be looking for a 17 ft I think but will be learning from this forum what I really need.Live on Vancouver Island and will be travelling to distant Native reserves for 2 or 3 days at a time living on the boat.So radar will be a must, cuddy a must, and will remove extra port seating to put cooler with propane stove on top for cooking.Also have a rail mounted bbq.Look forward to hearing your pro qoas    barniclebobca

Welcome aboard!

  Like Hydro...I don't normally try to tell a man what he wants in a boat (I believe he needs to figure it out on his own), but I also believe that, from your description, you will be far happier in the long run with a 21'er (at the VERY LEAST a 19' Sea Ranger).  Also sounds like a hardtop is in your future.  Arima has some great boats and they can take a lot and still give back.  You'll love it!
  As the proud owner of one of the 1st 18' (according to Don at Arima) Sea Chaser's, built in 1983 I can attest to their longevity when taken care of.  According to Don, the state changed the licensing for small boats for a few years back then an 18 would have cost significantly more to license than a 17 so they made it 17'11" and called them a 17 to get around the length/licensing expenses but it is in reality an 18'er.  Anyway, point is they are incredibly well built and will last ya a lifetime if taken care of.

  I fished of Vancouver only 1 time (on a party boat charter out of Uculet) and that was no fun.  I'd love to try it again some time in my own craft.  I even have dreams of boating all the way to the Campbell River and staying for a week on the boat but alas...I realize my boat is far too small for 2 men to attempt that  trip so it remains a dream.   
  Be prepared to get all manner of help on here.  This is the best forum on the web for getting information on our boats.  Lots of tips and tricks, etc.

Looking forward to hearing about  your quest for the perfect boat!
Terry B.
Title: 2ft ittis yes
Post by: barniclebobca on November 27, 2011, 11:05:27 AM
YOUR RIGHT ABOUT WANTING PROBABLY A 19 FT HARDTOP IF I SPEND A FEW DAYS @ A TIME ON THE BOAT.AND HARDTOP FOR A RADAR FOR SURE.MY BACK GROUND IS PRETTY DIVERSE FROM BEING A COMMERCIAL LONGLINER (DEADLYEST CATCH TYPE YEARS AGO) TO OWNING A 25 CATALINA SAILBOAT IN MEXICO.BUT THE TIDES ARE REALLY STRONG WHERE I,LL BE GOING SO ARIMA IS MY CHOISE. BIG Q:    2 STROKE OR 4 .lots OF GOOD ABOUT 4 BUT THERES A FEW ARIMAS AROUND WITH 70 HP 2 STROKES THAT ARE ALOT CHEAPER AND FUNDS ARE TIGHT SO?????? 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Threeweight on November 27, 2011, 12:16:35 PM
Bob,

I started with an old 2 stroke (90 hp Johnson) on my 17' Chaser... worked ok for the first year I had it, but I would not have wanted to venture off shore with it.  Too temperamental about flooding, fouling plugs, etc...  Cooked a cylinder in my second year of ownership, and it would have cost more to rebuild it than the motor was worth.  Ended up re-powering with the latest and greatest fuel injected four stroke, and I absolutely LOVE IT.  Would never consider owning a boat with anything else (maybe an ETec, but I have not been that impressed with them in boats I have ridden in).

A lot of the 17' owners here have two-foot-itis and are looking for bigger boats, but if you are trying to save $$ you are better off sticking to a 17' hull.  19's are much rarer, even down here in the states, and command quite a price premium.  The 17's will fish any conditions a 19' can safely venture out in, just do it with less space and a little bit rougher ride.  The most important difference for the trips you describe is likely fuel capacity (23 or 27 gallons on the 17' and 48 on the 19').  With the new 4 stroke on my 17, I get between 5 and 7 miles per gallon at cruising speed, depending  on conditions.  With an older two stroke, figure on 2 to 3 mpg.

That said, for getting as cruiser-oriented as you are looking for, even a 19' Ranger is going to be tight.  You really need a 21' or a 22' if you are going to add a propane stove (I think those are the only hulls that Arima offers the stove as an option in.)

You might search the site here for posts from "Enniberg"... he (Johan, the boat's owner) is one of our moderators and lives up in BC as well.  He fishes the West Coast of Vancouver Island and has done some multi-day trips out of a 17' Ranger, sleeping on board the boat.  He might have some ideas/suggestions on what to look for.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on November 27, 2011, 01:10:25 PM
Bob,

  I'm running a 1988 Yamaha CV85 2-stoke on my boat.  Performance is great.  I'm thinking that a 70 would be a tad small for the weight you'll be carrying on a multi-day trip.  I installed a 27 gal. tank under the motor well as didn't like having those portable tanks moving around in the waves.  It also increased my available fuel by 9 gallons.
  Someday I'll upgrade to a 4-stroke but for the forseeable future "I'm dancin' with the one that brung me."

Terryv B.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GoodDays on November 27, 2011, 08:26:12 PM
I fish the west coast of Vancouver Island with my 17 Searanger GoodDays... There is room for two to sleep on board. We use a coleman stove to cook. I havent used the stove in the boat. I tie up to a dock at night and cook on the dock. It gets a bit crowded after a few days but it works !!!

Welcome to the site !

GoodDays Greg
Canucks Fan and Arima Addict !

 :fishing:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: xplorz on November 28, 2011, 03:50:18 PM
barniclebobca, welcome aboard, eh!  :smile1:

You are right in taking your time and doing your research prior to purchase. Balancing wants and needs to budget is the hardest part. Pretty easy to buy more that you need to the point of not being able to afford to use it. Best of luck in your search and soon to be new adventures.  :gone_fishing: or  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: EggLoop on December 13, 2011, 10:31:29 PM
Hello Arima owners!

Just wanted to throw in a little introduction as a new member who is currently in the hunt for a used Arima.  I grew up in Washington and learned to enjoy fishing with my dad.  This past summer we fished the Columbia for summer steelhead, the Snohomish for pinks, and Bonneville a handful of times for sturgeon.  We have been bankbound the entire time and are now in the market for our first boat.  We've been scanning craigslist daily and are currently looking for a 17' Sea Ranger or Chaser.  Hoping to learn how to fish the Sound and Columbia from a boat this upcoming year if we can get our hands on an Arima.  To finish it off, here's a pic from a relaxing day at Kalama

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/3604/photo0197e.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/photo0197e.jpg/)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on December 13, 2011, 11:03:40 PM
WELKome aboard.  Good luck and have fun with  your search.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: R42itus on December 17, 2011, 12:47:51 PM
Please to meet you! I found this site while trying to locate the fresh water fill location on my "new to me" 2005 21' Arima Hardtop. The site appears to be pretty helpful. I'm a recent retiree and my retirement dreams include returning to my fishing ways. I haven't fished much for 20 years or so. I was very happy when my wife agreed to the Arima. I live along the Columbia with a view of the fishing. Can't wait for the Spring Chinook season! Halibut and Tuna are on my "bucket list" but need to become one with the boat before tasting the salt!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on December 17, 2011, 12:51:57 PM
WELCOME...R42itus
 You too shall be consumed by the Dark side... :biggrin:
you'll be out Tuna hunting in no time..

good luck

Cg
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on December 17, 2011, 01:47:40 PM

Welcome R42itus. We went on vacation on the Columbia a few months ago. Awsome food at that Best Western in Hood River.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: finfinn on December 17, 2011, 02:13:00 PM
Welcome on board. Your 21 is a great boat for halibut and close in tuna. Some folks on the site with 21s go way out for tuna, but I am not sure of their sanity :hoboy:. Columbia and close in ocean salmon - no problem. You will love the stability of the boat when you are fishing.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on December 17, 2011, 05:07:22 PM
R42Itus & Eggloop, Welcome to the site. Eggloop...stay in the Arima "loop" and you will eventually find what you need. With a boat or without, you all will find good companionship and some lasting friendships here.
I am just moving up to my 3rd Arima and I am excited. Arima's of any size are all good boats and you can take great comfort in the hulls unsinkable feature offered. We often fish from shore to take take a break, but there is nothing quite so nice as cruising along in the Arima. Compared to other boat designs, I always feel a little like I am in "Snootsville", but remember.....It's "Snot - A -Yot"!
Best wishes to all for a safe n Blessed Holiday Season!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SnapHook on December 26, 2011, 07:31:21 PM
Hello....

New to the site and new to Arima life; just traded a 19 ft North River Trapper V8 jet for a 2006 21 SR HT and couldnt be happier. The boat was registered in Montana and Im not sure if its ever seen salt water..(only 130 hrs) on the BF 150 Honda. I basically went from an open header Corvette to Dads Cadillac.  The noise difference is almost unbelieveable!!!!!
The boat is bare bones now and needs to be rigged for ideal fishing and I will be posting over the next few months and I am open to any comments, suggestions, advice, etc.  The boat needs the following mods and additions:

*Honda kicker w/Teleflex steering connect
*Allen Marine kicker bracket
*LED lighting
*stereo system
*anchor and nest
*Kiwi grip deck coat

Hope to see ya'll at the cleaning station!!!

Herb
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on December 26, 2011, 07:42:32 PM

That is one nice looking boat. Welcome to the Arima family.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on December 26, 2011, 08:12:55 PM
Nice score!!   :applause:  More pictures please   :arms:


Does it have an Alaska bulkhead too?  Where are you located herb?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on December 27, 2011, 12:15:04 AM

 Welcome aboard Snaphook ,I see you got that boat from the broker in Bend. It is a  really nice one. Have a good time rigging it and making it your own.

 Hydro-Therapy
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: foggydew on January 06, 2012, 05:21:52 PM
Hi All, I was a member at the old yuku site and am a member of C-Brats. I have a 22 C-Dory Cruiser and previously owned a 21 Arima HT.

I may be a future owner of an Arima again.

 :beerchug:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on January 06, 2012, 05:26:04 PM
Good to see you Foggy.  Enjoy the site.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on January 06, 2012, 05:58:55 PM
It's been a bit since I've been on this thread....But I wanted to shout out to all the "newbies on the site WELCOME!!!!
This is a great friendly site with lots of ideas and info spread around Hope you enjoy it!!

Terry B.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on January 06, 2012, 07:49:10 PM
Hey Foggy Dew! Welcome aboard. Drop a line, get that herring spinning, sit back and enjoy.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Enniberg on January 07, 2012, 01:09:02 AM
Welcome aboard foggydew!  :beerchug:

Another Canadian voice of reason  :clap:

johan
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on January 08, 2012, 08:38:32 AM

Welcome Foggy D.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GoodDays on January 08, 2012, 09:42:35 AM
Welcome Foggy Dew !!!  The Canadian contingent grows !!!  :party: :party: :party: :party:


Not sure if anyone Noticed but.......  Vancouver Beat Boston Yesterday !!!!!!!!!!!  :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:


GoodDays Greg
Canadian Arima Fan !
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: foggydew on January 08, 2012, 09:47:31 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome. I spend 90% of my boat time fishing salmon, lingcod and snapper in Juan de Fuca, and on the west coast in Port Renfrew, Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet. The other 10% is spent on day cruises with my family.

One day I would like to learn to fish halibut (productively).

Looking forward to learning lots, new friendships, and offering tips as I can.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Reel Therapy on January 08, 2012, 10:14:44 AM
Hello to all my fellow Arima owners.  I am new to this site as a member, but I have checked out this site from time to time.  I am also on the Yuku site but more of a silent partner and love to look at others improvements on their Arimas.  The only member on this site I have met in person is Liverwurst (John) a great guy who loves Arimas as much as me.  I recently bought John's Yamaha 150 and traded out my Honda 130 (which I love). The Yamaha has an equally impressive reputation and I'm hoping it lives up to it.  So far I really like the Yami but I've only had it out once on a test run.  I have owned an Arima for 15 yrs., originally had a 15 footer, and then bought a 21 SR HT in 2006 and love it.  My dream would be to own a 22 Sea Legend.  I fish alot in the Summer months in the ocean from the Northern California coast to BC.  I have fished out of Shelter Cove, Eureka, Trinidad, Crescent City, Brookings,  but my favorite trips are when I haul up to BC and spend a few weeks in the Summer chasing salmon, halibut, ling cod, yellow eye ... .  I also fish freshwater lakes and rivers in Northern California; Shasta lake, Whiskeytown, Eagle lake, Trinity lake...  Also owned a jet boat and guided a little on the Sacramento River.  I also own a Drift boat for fishing the Sac, Trinity, Smith Rivers.  I have also fished a great deal in Alaska on many rivers and out of several ports.  I may not post alot but If it is about fishing I will chime in from time to time.  Thanks, Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on January 08, 2012, 11:54:04 AM

Welcome RT. Good to have you on board.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: fishing eagle on January 08, 2012, 01:46:06 PM
Welcome Foggydew and Reel Therapy.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on January 08, 2012, 11:31:38 PM
WELKome aboard RT,  You're not the CA guy that called about my 22' Sea Legend in the Classifieds by chance, are you?   :wink:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/Boats/P1030681.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Reel Therapy on January 09, 2012, 08:48:30 AM
Yes ReBait,
I did call about your boat.  I have been looking at several Sea Legends over the last year, you know the one ft itus... Love your boat.  Looked at the one in Sacramento at Bucks too.  Awesome boats.
RT
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BigMac on January 09, 2012, 10:35:11 AM
Welcome RT.

Your fishing experience is impressive.  Since many of us with Arimas also fish, any comments to improve our catch rate would be much appreciated.

Sound like the 22 SL would be just the ticket.  There is an issue about width and legal trailering which you should know about.  It has been discussed on other threads.  PM me if you have any questions about this.

(Dave)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Reel Therapy on January 09, 2012, 11:21:05 AM
BigMac,
Thanks for the welcome.  I do know that the width on the SL can be a problem but many owners say they have not been stopped or cited, 8'6" is the magic number in CA.  I will certainly give you any tips I have on fishing, especially if you are going to an area I've fished.  My brother lives in Anchorage AK, so I have fished alot up there, most rivers on the Kenai Penninsula, Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, Sitka, Ketichikan ...  Vancouver Island in BC is awesome too, mostly fished Port Mcneil, Port Hardy, Wintour Harbor.
Cheers
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: FISHSTALKER on January 10, 2012, 03:30:14 PM
I'm a little late with my welcoming of our new members. "Welcome aboard!" :dance:
I'm sure you folks will enjoy the calm waters and fare sailing on this board. Not to mention that the management is present and on top of it.
The quality and value of the board is measured by its members and the depth of the knowledge base. I'm an Arima owner since June 1st last year and must say this site has offered me some great info and has had some great humor too!
Hope to read about your boats and fishing interest soon.
Dale
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on January 11, 2012, 11:33:07 AM
Reel Therapy,  glad you found the forum.  Good folks on board.   :smile1:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Reel Therapy on January 11, 2012, 06:38:21 PM
ReBait and Fishstalker,
Thanks for the warm welcome.  I feel right at home.   :fishing:
RT
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fisharima on January 16, 2012, 12:53:07 PM
Man,it took me a while to read all these introz!I am Fisharima from N.Ca.I owned a SR 17 for 17yrs! Used to fish the Marin coast and SF Bay during most of that time with summer trips to L.Odell,OR. Now fish with a 21SRHT ,summer to SJuan Is and CQ last July(just missed the get together)! Oh, and Lake Almanor ,CA where I live.Came over from Yuku too bad about the  probs ,but life moves on.I have enjoyed this new site a lot. Thanks to you Danno,et al. Geo
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on January 16, 2012, 02:17:47 PM
WELCOME FishArima..
Nice Boat you have.

THE MORE THE MERRIER...
hope to hook up and meet somewhere along the way..CQ ?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on January 17, 2012, 11:02:22 AM
Welcome FishArima.

Lake Almanor is awesome. We used to camp at the campsite where the river comes into the lake. (I think it's the "BLM" campsite) had to travel down a logging road to get there.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: oldbhtrnewequip on January 17, 2012, 04:18:52 PM
WELKome aboard RT,  You're not the CA guy that called about my 22' Sea Legend in the Classifieds by chance, are you?   :wink:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/Boats/P1030681.jpg)


Hey Rebait,

I'm a newbie here. My name's Pete.
Been posting a little here and there but haven't introduced myself here in this thread.

I'd be very interested in getting some closer up photos of your rocket launcher that you have mounted
on your hard top. I'm thinking about something similar on my 19 foot Sea Ranger.

Any advice would be appreciated!!!

Thanks in Advance  :biggrin:

Pete
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: finfinn on January 17, 2012, 05:50:10 PM
Welcome, new guys :arms:. The group is growing. Especially happy about getting more fishy folks here - not like the PDX gang who think they can fish :cha:. The Canadian contingent is growing too. Is there a Vancouver Island get-together in our future :smile1:? Hope so.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on January 17, 2012, 06:39:09 PM
I'm glad to Pete-  I happen to have taken some when I was measuring heights.  These are factory I believe.

WELKome aboard   :wink:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/Boats/IMAG0223.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/Boats/IMAG0228.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/Boats/P1030678-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: oldbhtrnewequip on January 18, 2012, 02:35:47 AM
I'm glad to Pete-  I happen to have taken some when I was measuring heights.  These are factory I believe.


Thanks Greg!!

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on January 18, 2012, 04:37:39 PM
Rebait...that SL you got is the cats meow!   
I would KILL to have a craft like that!!!  Unfortunately the one I'd have to kill is the one I love the mostest...

I guess there's always the LOTTERY!!!!!!!! :facepalm:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lucky1 on January 20, 2012, 10:58:46 AM
Hello Everyone,

My name is Joe and someday I hope to own an Arima.  I live in Chicago (insert jabs about politics here) and have fished Lake Michigan my entire life.  Arimas appeal to me because of their durability/quality construction, fisherman minded design and relatively low costs related to maintenance and operation. 

Even though I've never ridden on an Arima, I've already come to the indisputable conclusion that I must have one.  The question is, which model? My final decision will be based on the following:

1.  Storage - Boat and trailer should be able to fit in one stall of a standard 2 car garage.  Width is isn't as much of an issue as is length and height. 
2.  Cuddy - I really enjoy taking overnight trips, so I'd like to be able to crash out in a cuddy cabin.
3.  Fishing Buddies - Ideally, I want to be able to have a total of 4 people (max) on my new ride catching fish or cruising.
4.  Trailerability - I'd like to be able to comfortably tow the boat to different ports on the great lakes with my Honda Accord.  I realize that towing with the Accord probably isn't an option, so I'm planning on getting a Toyota Tacoma, half ton van/pickup or something like that.  I won't be purchasing an F350 with a duramax diesel.

I'm thinking a 17' sea ranger or a 16' sea explorer will get me the most bang for the least bucks.   A 15' sea hunter might accomplish all of the above, with the exception of overnighting.  No hardtops, due to their height.  I'd appreciate y'all's input on your Arima experiences and suggestions on what models to concentrate my search on.

Tight Lines,

Joe
   
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on January 20, 2012, 01:13:31 PM
Sounds to me like you are looking in the right direction.  Remember you can install fold away trailer tongue extensions to help shorten the necessary storage length.

PM Woody who has such a system to make his boat fit.  He is very helpful and can provide length and height requirements.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: burnsy22 on January 20, 2012, 03:55:13 PM
I have a 17 foot sea ranger with storage seats with dual swivel seats on each box and it is tight with 4 people...It is doable but tight...Pulling with a honda accord isn't an option...I pull mine with a honda pilot hehe...Ideally a 19 foot sea ranger would be the best for 4 people and over night trips for you but it wouldn't work in the garage most likely, although a swing tongue could work perhaps. But when you hit the 19 foot sea ranger range the budget goes up a fair bit, at least in my experience vs the 17 foot sea ranger. hehe.

As you can see there isn't a ton of deck space in the back but what I did was get the tempress fish on seats so I can remove the back ones when only fishing with 2 or 3 people.

(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l543/burnsy22/New%20Boat%20Pics/IMG_2058.jpg)

(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l543/burnsy22/New%20Boat%20Pics/IMG_2060.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lucky1 on January 20, 2012, 05:30:56 PM
Thanks Burnsy and SF.

I'm nearly certain that some compromises will have to be made.  I suppose instead of 4 people, 2 or 3 would be ok w/a cuddy that someone could sleep in.  Or, I could buy a 17' sc that has more deck space, but will not accommodate overnight guests.

Either a 16' sea explorer, 17' sr or sc would fit the bill.  Now I've got to find one that is in good condition, has a solid motor and is priced right.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: finfinn on January 20, 2012, 07:43:56 PM
Burnsy - I have noticed that fishing with two people my port side backseat is my fishing buddy's favorite. He can lean slightly sideways and keep an eye on the rods. Also gives me space to run the boat (trolling) with my seat sideways, keeping one eye on the electronics and the other on the rods. I have had surprisingly little use for my port front seat except on longer runs to the fishing grounds. Oh, my setup is with two storage boxes, swiveling seats front both sides and similar on port rear. On starboard rear I have just a cushion I can remove to put the small table leg in the base under the cushion.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: burnsy22 on January 21, 2012, 10:45:09 AM
What I find is that the passenger sits in the port side front seat strattling the storage box looking back so he can get to the rods quickly. The reason being is that you are protected from the sun/elements in the front seat and not in the back seat. And frankly its not far to get to the rods even from the front seat. I also upgraded my front two seats which aren't shown in the picture and are more appealing than the fish on seats.

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on January 21, 2012, 11:59:24 AM
On my 17 SC, I made boxes, salvaged a couple more Arima seats and made seating for four.  Made my top/sides/drop a foot longer so you are covered in any seat.  Have remote kicker, so driver does that, drives when cruising, trolling or hookup (E-Z steer).  Guy(s) in the back seats swivel to face rods.  Hookup, one tends the fish, the other (takes over driving if necessary) or starts pulling in lines, gets net ready.

Works with two in the back (maybe three) taking care of business and the driver running the boat as necessary without impinging on the reapers. Great for crabbing, one driver who stays up front, two workers (third in reserve).

Also found a concave mirror for the driver that keeps him aware of the crew and boats sneaking up.  By the way, I tried two mirrors, one expensive, beautifully made and not worth a damn. The other cheaper ($17 or so) with a great arch that gives you the sweeping view you need, even covering the back sides where other boats lurk.  In this case, cheaper was better. Search mirror or PM for details.

See photos of boxes, seats, top. By the way, extending your top does not seem to take away working space.  Foot room is all there.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: ophiodon54 on January 22, 2012, 05:10:44 PM
I am a proud owner of a 1991 15 ft Sea Hunter. It was a project boat that is usable now. Doing little things to it now, it had no motor on it when I bought it, has a 70hp Johnson now. Great little boat.

Any advise or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: finfinn on January 22, 2012, 06:55:37 PM
Lucky1 - happy hunting! I would recommend 17 footer if at all possible. I lived first in Vernon Hills, IL and then Kenosha, WI and fished Lake Michigan for a few summers with my 19. There were days I chose not to go out. Arima is a great big lake fishing boat - stable, frugal on fuel and lots of fishing space for the length of the boat. the 17 will be comfortable for three, OK for four guys. And if they still have the three rods/person rule, you can comfortably put out a spread of 6 lines without getting into big messes. You will love the boat. I know I do. :clap:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on January 22, 2012, 07:49:39 PM
Hey Lucky1, how about this one?

http://wilmington.craigslist.org/boa/2792605744.html

Looks like a decent deal. East coast Arimas go for less than west coast Arimas. I'm not up on Explorer pricing so do your homework.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on January 22, 2012, 08:03:07 PM
Lucky...that 2000 Sea Exlporer could be the right deal for you...especially with a four stroke. With as much water and the variety of lakes you have within decent range of your home turf and small tow rig...this might work exceptionally well for you. My first Arima was the 16 Sea Explorer. My wife made the decision because of the cuddy and occasional ovenighting/nightfishing it was pretty slick. If the wife is happy, everybody is happy. JW
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lucky1 on January 23, 2012, 09:16:53 AM
I saw that one and it looks like a nice package.  Low hours, 75hp honda should have adequate power and reliability.  Plus it's relatively close to home.
I guess I'm a little nervous about pulling the trigger.    :shrug9:

 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on February 03, 2012, 10:14:12 PM
Good luck with your search, Luckey.  Have fun with it.

Looks like a new member slipped in. 

WELKome aboard ophiodon54  Tell us more about your 15...
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: gd2b50 on February 05, 2012, 08:42:36 AM
Good Morning
at this point I am a Arima wanna be. I am seriously looking for a Arima as my first boat. From what I see they are a very quality boat. I currently an looking at an 83-84ish 15' sea hunter with original power from what I can tell. This boat is a fixxer. I don't mind doing a little sweat equity and am pretty handy. I am a little concerned about the wood stringer issue. is there a serial number cut? Is this something to worry about? Another question. in the stern is a gas fill that goes nowhere and ther is a fuel gage in the dash. The fuel tanks are under the seat bases and are the removable plastic type.
Was this the way it was done in the early boats. I have a "boat load" of questions. You guys look friendly and will teach me alot. Thanks for building this site.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 05, 2012, 10:20:28 AM
gb2b50

The Arima Info section has a history of boat changes you can check to answer the stringer questions.

You boat likely came with a 23 gallon tank.  It did not come with tanks under the seats.

Anything you hear from Burnsiebabe is golden as she worked there for 15+ years and is a font on knowledge.

Keep asking questions, and if an answer does not seem quite right to you, ask again.  Lots of knowledge here and the cost is an occasional beer if we can catch you   :biggrin:

Welcome aboard

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on February 05, 2012, 10:52:30 AM
Welcome to the board 2b50!...

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Slacker on February 13, 2012, 09:42:01 PM
Hello
Got my first ride in a arima  in 1997 on buffalo bill reservoir out of cody wyo.. was a 17ft sea chaser. Was very impressed!

Fast forward to 2003 moved to north bend oregon an purchased a 17ft sea ranger which i ran till last week when i sold it.
Just purchased the same 17ft chaser that i fished in  97--- I think of arima boats like that battery bunny... they keep going an going :biggrin:
Slacker
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on February 13, 2012, 09:50:16 PM
Welcome slacker....
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 14, 2012, 03:53:27 AM
Hey Slacker

Several site members fish your area on occasion.  Don't be shy about joining in with advice, help, questions, the occasion smart remark, and the like.  You will find a wealth of knowledge and help here.

Streamfixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on February 14, 2012, 08:47:54 AM
Welcome to the neighborhood Slacker. There are a number of Arima owners in our area (I'm in Reedsport). Maybe we will run across each other.

Richard
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Slacker on February 14, 2012, 04:50:00 PM
Thanks
still working on a trip back to wyo to pick up new (to me) sea chaser, will be awhile before the maiden voyage.
Need to work on everything from new power to new name but should be a great project!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 14, 2012, 04:57:41 PM
Slacker

You really take the advice of getting a boat that has not been in salt water to heart don't you?  Not much of that in Wyoming

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on February 14, 2012, 05:06:49 PM
Need to work on everything from new power to new name...

"Energizer"

(http://massholemommy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/energizer-bunny-batteries.jpg)

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Teakwood on February 14, 2012, 07:39:22 PM
Howdy everyone,

My first post was in the for sales section, in response to a boat that appeared to good to be true. And it was  :hoboy:

Anyways I am from the central valley of Ca. I own 3 boats as of today.

I started fishing again last fall, and saw all the "real" fishermen in their high end aluminum boats..... I don't like aluminum! I like glass!
I came across a Arima and kind of fell in love.
Not that I need another boat, but I like them!

I work on boats for a living, and have done every aspect of repair/manufacture to them other than working on the engines (I only do that on my boats).
I used to build hardtops and radar arches out of glass. I do tons of stainless welding fabrication/ polishing, woodworking, electrical, plumbing, etc, etc, etc.

One day I can see a Arima in my group of boats!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on February 14, 2012, 07:57:14 PM
Welcome aboard Teakwood!!!!!!

Hope you'll find what you are looking for!  There's a ton of help on here along with a a healthy dose of jibing from some folks. :wink:

You built arches from glass?  I've been toying with that for a while now as I would liekto have a radar arch on mine.  We'll have to talk sometime...

Terry B.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vancouvertechie on February 14, 2012, 07:59:35 PM
Teakwood,

Welcome aboard!


VT
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Teakwood on February 14, 2012, 08:07:07 PM
Welcome aboard Teakwood!!!!!!

Hope you'll find what you are looking for!  There's a ton of help on here along with a a healthy dose of jibing from some folks. :wink:

You built arches from glass?  I've been toying with that for a while now as I would liekto have a radar arch on mine.  We'll have to talk sometime...

Terry B.

Hi Terry!

Yup, arches from glass. One piece, and hollow........... Figure that one out  :biggrin: One day a long time ago, (the guy (mentor) that tought me a lot of what I know), we were brain storming and out came the idea out of his mouth. Most of the arches I made were for 30'-40' Tollycraft type boats. I did do a arch on a 38' Donzi (cigarette style boat).

I doubt I'd ever build another arch though, unless someone greased my pocket really well. They were NOT fun. Actually the EPA and OSHA would have had a field day if I employed someone to do what I used to do  :shrug9:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: arimaed on February 15, 2012, 12:52:23 PM
Teakwood,

Hi and welcome aboard and welcome to all the folks...this site is really growing.

Teakwood, rule 1 No pictures and it didn't happen! Looking forward to seeing pictures of your work.

Ed
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Teakwood on February 15, 2012, 06:51:29 PM
Teakwood,

Hi and welcome aboard and welcome to all the folks...this site is really growing.

Teakwood, rule 1 No pictures and it didn't happen! Looking forward to seeing pictures of your work.

Ed

Thanks for the welcome!

Just a quick one for you  :smile1:  
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: bay arima on March 05, 2012, 08:55:35 PM
Hi, my name is Shawn and I found this site looking up info an my new to me arima sea hunter 15.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on March 05, 2012, 09:05:19 PM
Welcome aboard Shawn. Which bay do you hail from? I, too, started with a Sea hunter. Lots of info here. Is your boat a good to go one or a project?

Richard
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on March 05, 2012, 09:06:05 PM
Hey Shawn......welcome!

The rule here is " it did not happen if no pictures "

Darren
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: xplorz on March 06, 2012, 06:32:18 AM
Hi, my name is Shawn and I found this site looking up info an my new to me arima sea hunter 15.

Welcome! You have found the right boat and the right site. Congrats!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: bay arima on March 06, 2012, 10:02:15 AM
Thanks for the welcome. I am from San Francisco bay. My boat is an '85, great shape, got it for 7500 which i think may be a little high but it has a Suzuki 4 stroke with about 600 hrs. I really didn't want to buy a project since I have no space to work on it. I will try to get some pictures up soon.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on March 06, 2012, 01:22:23 PM

Welcome Shawn. Looking forward to seeing your pics.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on March 06, 2012, 02:41:22 PM
Hey, Shawn...Welcome aboard. You've got a good little boat that will serve you well.
I am a SF Bay Area transplant now in Sacramento, but we get down to the bay quite often....Mostly San Pablo for Sturgeon/Stripers/ This year we'll try the Bay Butts.
There are quite a few Arimas around the bay and north to Sac. Spread the word and perhaps we'll have an Arima Flotilla Party.
 
Just PM me back with your details and we can exchange for future contact. Sincerely, John
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: bay arima on March 06, 2012, 03:09:22 PM
Will try to get some pics up soon, hopefully by this weekend.

Liverwurst, I am looking forward to bay butts myself. Hope to see you out there.
Title: So.Cali . . . My introduction.
Post by: So.Cali on March 07, 2012, 03:29:30 AM
Hello y'all. I'm a fairly new arima owner. It's a 86' sea ranger 17ft. With a 100 horse merc. Yeah, still pushin the old 2 stroke. Anyhow I'm hoping to get to know some of you and if you are in the southern California area I'm always interested in somebody who knows more about arima's than I do (which shouldn't be hard) and fishin buddies as well.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on March 07, 2012, 03:37:55 AM


   Welcome aboard So.Cali . There are several guys from down your way on here.But we all have good info and ideas for upgrades. There seems to be no end to what you can do on these boats. Just depends how you are going to use it.


   H-T



 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 07, 2012, 03:43:57 AM
Thanks for the welcome! I have a lot of things I would like to do to my boat, and the more I read in these posts, you are rite. All kinds of neat add ons to do, but first I gotta get my trim working and my new fish finder hooked up.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on March 07, 2012, 03:54:31 AM


  So.Cali the one thing you will find  on here is you have to post lots of pictures. The Golden Rule is no pictures it didn't happen.


   H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on March 07, 2012, 04:35:24 AM
Welcome SoCali

Looking forward to hearing (and seeing) your new acquisition actually become your boat.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 07, 2012, 05:16:41 AM
Once I figure out how to post pics and stuff, I can't wait. I'm not a very computer literate guy, so bare with me. I'm looking forward to posting some pics of future fish, the arima, and the family as we enjoy it.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on March 07, 2012, 05:29:39 AM
So Cali

Take a look at the second sticky under forum use tips and guidelines.  Seems complicated the first time through, then it gets easier.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: xplorz on March 07, 2012, 06:40:18 AM
Welcome aboard SoCali!

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on March 07, 2012, 08:05:16 AM
So.Cali...you hit the right spot for a fine group of folks willing to exchange ideas & experiences. Welcome aboard. We haven't heard from Russian Hook in awhile. but I believe he is down your way and he has always had good comments about working with his Arima. Give him a PM...wake him up! Sincerely, J.W.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 07, 2012, 06:11:18 PM
Thanks! I'll try that. I found there is a couple guys within a couple hours from me.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Senex on March 08, 2012, 06:09:35 PM
Hello from Sunny North Florida!  A Sea Explorer 16 followed me home, today, and my wife let me keep it!  It is a 2007, with a "new" (5 hours) Yamaha 90, and a Tohatsu 3.5, unused.  (These replaced the original 75 and 5hp 2-stoke Mercs.)  It was little used I am told, and it seems that way, though the canvas was left up, and has some seam issues.  I may have to replace it soon.  I will post some pictures soon as I can.  It has the standard inside layout, a Garmin, a Raytheon depth finder, radio, compass, and an electric anchor windlass.  She'll be fishing out of Big Bend area, for grouper, red fish, trout, and, if I can figure out this cast net business, mullet.  I would like to thank the members for their helpful hints and their affection for their boats.  We do see Arimas down here, so, ordinarily,  when it started following me, I would have run it off with a stick, were it not for y'all.  Thanks.  :fishing:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on March 08, 2012, 08:29:41 PM
Hi Senex.

Good to have you aboard.  Be careful what you start to use that stick on.  From what I hear, you have plenty of nasty critters for that  :biggrin:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: So.Cali . . . My introduction.
Post by: Croaker Stroker on March 08, 2012, 10:05:59 PM
Hello y'all. I'm a fairly new arima owner. It's a 86' sea ranger 17ft. With a 100 horse merc. Yeah, still pushin the old 2 stroke. Anyhow I'm hoping to get to know some of you and if you are in the southern California area I'm always interested in somebody who knows more about arima's than I do (which shouldn't be hard) and fishin buddies as well.  :beerchug:

Welcome to the group. Where are you located in So. Cal ?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 09, 2012, 03:34:29 AM
Hey C-S. Im in a small town in riverside county between perris and hemet, called Nuevo. In fishing terms, between perris lake and DVL. (closer to perris) I got an 86 SR17. I was told by the two previous owners that it's a dream in the ocean, handles like a boat twice it's size, so naturally I can't wait to take it to Catalina. :party:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on March 09, 2012, 05:16:59 AM

I am in the Tustin/Orange area. These boats do handle well in the ocean. I fish regularly min-channel. It's 5:00 and I am headed out right now.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 09, 2012, 05:20:45 AM
Lucky! I work nights, so it's getting close to my bed time. However work has been slow. Need a fish in buddy? Lol
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 09, 2012, 05:24:47 AM
Damn spell check! Meant to say fishin' buddy.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on March 09, 2012, 05:29:14 AM
Maybe we can do a trip out with both boats sometime?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 09, 2012, 05:44:18 AM
That would be great! Your gonna have to show me around a bit. My ocean experience is wherever the charter boats take me. I was seven or eight years old last time I went on a private boat in the ocean.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on March 09, 2012, 09:53:41 AM
Senex...Welcome aboard. An '85 16 Sea Explorer was my starting point with an Arima. Then on to a 19 SR Skip and now a 21 SR Skip. They are great boats.  We need a good set of eyes on the east coast looking for used Arimas for sale. We have lots of wannabee Arima owners that hook-up here on this site looking for boats & equipement...so stay in touch with us. This is truly a great way to network for common issues & solutions that may arise....the advice is good & cheap & companionship is free. Good luck!  J. W.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on March 19, 2012, 07:59:50 AM
Webminer2 has joined us from North Carolina.  Is in the process of acquiring his Arima.  I wonder if it is the same one I was interested in in Georgia?  If so, he got a good deal from what I saw.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: bigblu82 on April 01, 2012, 10:33:50 AM
Hello everyone,
well after 20 years of dreaming, and begging my wife I am now a very proud Arima owner!!! :party: I am still pinching myself to make sure I am not dreaming. I picked up a "new to me" 1989 Sea Ranger 19' "Skip" tower. I Live on the east side of the state (Washington). I can't wait to get her in the water ( if the weather clears I may put her in this afternoon for a lake test). I will get some pics up soon.
I will be taking her to Barkley sound this summer for the Sockeye run, and hope to get in one trip at least to Neah Bay in August :gone_fishing:. I have seen a few Arima's over on this side, however not many. Well I will quit blabbering I just wanted to say Hi and introduce myself to everyone.
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Post by: StreamFixer on April 01, 2012, 12:24:41 PM
Welcome aboard.  Looking forward to hearing how all is going.

StreamFixer
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Post by: CanvasGuy on April 01, 2012, 12:36:20 PM
bigblu82 CONGRATS... you made a great purchase as you know...

 WELCOME ABOARD... we all share your passion..

CG
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Post by: bigblu82 on April 01, 2012, 01:02:10 PM
Thanks guys,
I am bursting at the seams to get her out on the water if the weather breaks today gonna do a lake teat!! will let you know
BB
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Post by: fishing eagle on April 01, 2012, 01:17:32 PM
Thanks guys,
I am bursting at the seams to get her out on the water if the weather breaks today gonna do a lake teat!! will let you know
BB

Congrats on the new Arima and good luck. Now I know you are chomping at the bit to et out on the water for your first sea trial: but please check everything out and be sure you have all your safety equipment aboard before you take that maiden voyage.
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Post by: finfinn on April 01, 2012, 01:33:31 PM
Welcome on board, bigblu82. I am sure you will enjoy your boat at least as much as I do mine :clap:.
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Post by: bigblu82 on April 01, 2012, 02:25:37 PM
Fishing Eagle,
Thank you for the advice....I have been boating many years now and I always check before I go out and fire motors before leaving for the launch.... Thanks for the welcome
BB
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Post by: bigblu82 on April 01, 2012, 02:38:27 PM
Hey FinFinn,
Thank you for the Welcome, I drove by you Friday when I picked up my boat!! ( I went to Bremerton to get her)
I wanted to take her out then but the wind was a little strong for a 1 person launch and retrevial, and I wanted to get over the pass before dark and weather got worse.
I can not immagine not being happy with my new boat, Like I said I have been dreaming for 20 years of owning her!! My first and only experience was in a 15 footer 20 years ago and was amazed of how she handled and I was sold!
It looks like today is shot but a glimmer of hope for next weekend!!
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Post by: xplorz on April 01, 2012, 04:53:55 PM
Welcome bigblu82!!! Another member from the originating state. :beerchug: Where abouts on the east side are you?
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on April 01, 2012, 04:55:59 PM
Welcome bigblu82 :arms:

The rule on the site is:  No picture........It did not happen :beerchug:


SFF
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Post by: bigblu82 on April 01, 2012, 07:08:24 PM
Well I guess I will be able to live with that! I will have to mount a camera on the boat so I have no excuse!!  :biggrin:
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Post by: bigblu82 on April 01, 2012, 07:12:46 PM
Xplorz,
Thank you for the welcome!! I am way east....north of Spokane in a little town called Deer Park. I will be doing a lot of lake fishing in between trips to the west side! how about you, Where are you from?
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Post by: So.Cali on April 02, 2012, 06:27:04 AM
Big blue! Welcome to the site. Glad to know u gave that beautiful arima a good home. She'll give you many years of great service. Will you be fishing lake cour de Alene? I always wanted to just for the beauty of the area. It reminds me of big bear lake here in my neck of the jungle, but it's bigger with less people. (not big bear)
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Post by: xplorz on April 02, 2012, 06:41:24 AM
Xplorz,
Thank you for the welcome!! I am way east....north of Spokane in a little town called Deer Park. I will be doing a lot of lake fishing in between trips to the west side! how about you, Where are you from?

I'm in Battle Ground, just north of the "orginal" Vancouver. My parents are on the dry side, east of Oroville in the mountains.

You have access to a couple big lakes in Idaho. Hope non res fishing licenses aren't too expensive.
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Post by: So.Cali on April 02, 2012, 07:13:36 AM
I know California is ridiculous for a non res fishing license. Even worse if u want to hunt here :nono:
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Post by: bigblu82 on April 02, 2012, 01:24:23 PM
They are not real bad....but bad enough. We still have some good lakes here to fish, just not as big as some of the ones in Idaho. I love going to Lake Chelan for camping and fishing un the upper lake. It can get real sporty up there as well in the afternoon. I was coaught in a storm once where they were 6-8' waves breaking at 2' and stacked tight together close. 4 boats went down in that storm according to the lake cop the next day, I had my wife and 2 daughters in the boat at the time, that was the last time we went to Chelan. My wife said she would go again now that we have the Arima.
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Post by: Waterboi on April 16, 2012, 08:16:25 PM
Hey everybody, new member in the Northwest.  This is an awesome site with tons of good information.  I've learned so much already.  I'm hoping to get an Arima soon.  I'm eyeballing the 16' Sea Explorer.  This is the perfect size for the wife and me.  Would love to get a bigger Arima but the Rav4 wouldn't be happy towing much more.  Hope to see some of you on the water soon.


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Post by: finfinn on April 16, 2012, 10:56:13 PM
Good luck in your hunt for the 16. Great boat for two to get on the water :clap:. I know, that is where I started.
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Post by: xplorz on April 17, 2012, 06:33:46 AM
Welcome aboard Waterboi!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Sprig65 on April 25, 2012, 01:04:21 PM
Hello,
My wife and I bought a 2004 19Ft SR with a 90 Honda and 9.9 Kicker last August after we decided we wanted to get into some more fishing and crabing.  We are die hard duck hunters, dog trainers, and just like doing stuff so after fishing and crabing out of my 18Ft War Eagle and my wife (Deanna) deciding she really liked it, we went out and bought this boat.  Now when the wind comes up a little we dont have to scurry off the water.  We live in Olympia and have a spot at Zitals Marina where we keep the boat when we are not towing it somewhere to fish for something.  Everyone on this board seems nice and full of information.  We are looking forward to learning as I know nothing about this kind on boat.  I have only had jet sleds in the past.

Steve
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on April 25, 2012, 01:26:24 PM
  Sprig65
 Welcome aboard and congrats on that first Springer.

  Hydro-Therapy
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Post by: finfinn on April 25, 2012, 01:59:39 PM
Welcome Spring65. Good to have another Arima in the South Sound.
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Post by: ak-angler on April 25, 2012, 02:41:22 PM
Welcome to the forum, Sprig. Sounds like you've got a fine boat there.
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on April 25, 2012, 09:10:15 PM
Welcome to your Arima home!


SFF
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Post by: Sprig65 on April 26, 2012, 06:45:00 AM
FinFinn,
Was that you I saw trolling off of Johson Pt. a couple weeks ago?

Steve
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Post by: finfinn on April 26, 2012, 05:10:27 PM
Unfortunately not. Have been wasting time getting the electronics and wiring on the boat somewhat organized and updated. Soon, though, very soon.
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Post by: bay arima on May 14, 2012, 08:31:57 PM
Finally was able to post some pics of my boat on my gallery as I promised.
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Post by: GregE on May 18, 2012, 02:59:52 PM
Here's one that's easier to see

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/Boats/BAYSH.jpg)
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Post by: bay arima on May 19, 2012, 11:17:32 AM
Thanks for posting that pic, ReBait. I still can't figure out how to post pics in my post.
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Post by: Chuck Jones on May 19, 2012, 11:32:12 AM
Don't feel slighted Bay Arima....I'm in the same boat...figuratively.  My older generation just doesn't seem to have the mindset to figure out what a ten year old kid can do in a microsecond.  I've gotten instructions emialed to me and must be mentally retarded or something.  Actually, what I need is a hands on show and tell....reading about it doens't seem to do the trick for me, but show me once and it's a different story.  so you're in good company here if you can't figure how to post...don't worry, it'll come eventually.
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on May 19, 2012, 12:03:16 PM

Chuck. I noticed that your images are password protected. Haven't seen that on other's albums?

If you are having too much trouble using the ArimaOwners Gallery, You might try using Photobucket to post your pictures. It's free.

Here's a video explaining how to post photos....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jehxvujkalM&sns=em
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Post by: So.Cali on May 20, 2012, 06:56:51 AM
I'm in the techie generation, and I still don't get it. I'm the same way. If somebody walks me through it, and I do it rite, I'll usually have it from there on. I'm a wrench in hand kind of guy.
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Post by: bay arima on May 21, 2012, 09:01:03 AM
testing

(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii584/bayarima/DSC06450.jpg)
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Post by: bay arima on May 21, 2012, 09:01:44 AM
Thanks for the video link Croaker. Now I can post my pics.
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Post by: bay arima on May 21, 2012, 09:07:29 AM
Extra long trailer.
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii584/bayarima/DSC06441.jpg)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii584/bayarima/DSC06443.jpg)
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii584/bayarima/DSC06444.jpg)
Bait tank
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii584/bayarima/DSC06447.jpg)
Simple bait table
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii584/bayarima/DSC06455.jpg)
This is part of the stuff the previous owner installed in order to launch with a crane or hoist.
(http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii584/bayarima/DSC06459.jpg)
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Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on May 21, 2012, 09:30:18 AM
Shawn....now that's what I call a "long stretch" on your trailer. Pretty cool..Just park at the top of the ramp and dunk her in the drink.  Report from friends in So. Bay....No halibut yet, but along South West side (flat stretch) along San Rafael Bridge in toward San Quentin...troll frozen anchovies or drift same. (live anchovies in short supply)  Also hit Paradise Cay/South Hampton Shoals. We are putting together a trip for Saturday 26th...likely launch out of Richmond or Loch Lomond. I can save you seat or you can hook up with us with your boat..just let me know. John W
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Post by: ak-angler on May 21, 2012, 01:21:38 PM
Wow - how long is that kicker? It looks like the prop would be in the water even with the kicker bracket all the way up!
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Post by: bay arima on May 22, 2012, 10:18:01 AM
John, yeah I love that trailer. My truck nor my feet has never touched the salt water yet. I really appreciate the report and seat on your boat but I have to watch my kids all day Sat and Sun.  We should definitely get together soon though. I am planning to hit South Hampton Shoals tomorrow for a few hours and drift frozen chovies. I heard people are catching halibut and stripers on Berkeley pier now so I may actually catch something. Good luck on Sat.

Ak Angler, now that you mention it I am a little worried. In the picture it looks a lot longer than my Suzuki. Crap, I hope I don't actually have a 25" shaft. I thought I verified everything on the outboard but I never physically measured the shaft. It does catch water while under way unless I tilt it up. I guess I'll check tomorrow when we pull the boat out.
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Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on May 22, 2012, 11:10:17 PM
Shawn....don't sweat the long shaft on your kicker, it will work fine. I have to tilt up my 9.9 to clear the water when underway at high speed. John W.
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Post by: Mawgie on June 02, 2012, 03:46:35 AM
Good morning folks.  Long time lurker Mawgie here from Central Upstate NY.  After an intensive search, the squirrel found a nut!

I just purchased my first Arima: a very, very clean 1999 Sea Pacer, with a 90hp Honda four stroke, sitting on a matching Magic Tilt galvanized trailer with rollers, bearing buddies, and a StrongArm electric winch.  Here are the details.

I found the boat in southern NH on CraigsList and immedaitely called.  It was for sale by the original owner, a retired 64 Air Force machinist, with a number of health problems that had forced him off the water.  700 hours on the Honda.  Great overall condition.  Majority freshwater use, trolling for trout and salmon on large New Hampshire and Maine lakes.  Occasional bay fishing for striped bass.  No corrosion and no bottom paint.

I bought it over the phone, and he agreed to hold the boat for me.  Pointed my Hemi Ram to New Hampshire earlier this week, and bought the boat. Hull and liner are in great condition. The boat has never been beached, hit, or dropped.  A couple minor scratches from docking on the starboard side, and a few extra small holes from electronics installation.  Motor starts and runs great.  The trailer is in superb condition.

The boat has some nice upgrades, including:
- swivel/ jump seat cmbo on the port side; original pedestal seat included
- stern jump seats
- an oversized, and ungainly, but expensive swimladder (first thing I removed)
- water renewal system
- motor cover (maybe not an option?)
- StrongArm electric winch, with a separate battery in a box to leave in the truck to power it
- full canvas, aging, but serviceable for a couple more seasons.
- bow canvas cover is brand new
- Ritchie compass
- fuel water separator between tank and motor
- Prop: owner upgraded to Honda four blade, mint condition.
- Batteries: two new Exide group 24 Nautiuls batteries tied down in boxes, on  a big Perko switch.  
- Steering: hydraulic, rebuilt after a freeze/crack, two seasons ago (rebuild was $900.)
- Accessories: lines, bumpers, lifejackets, really nice anchor with chain and line. Humminbird fishfinder.
- all manuals
- unused 8' shakespeare antenna, still sealed in tube

The price also included the following tackle, all in great condition:
- new Redington 9' 9 weight fly rod, with reel and line
- two 8'6" Daiwa trolling rods, rigged with Penn 310 level wind reels and spoooled with leadcore
- one giant spinning rod with a monstrous Penn spinning reel, spooled with heavy mono
- one medium heavy spinning rod, with a mid-level Shimano reel

WHAT DID I PAY?  I estimate the market value of this boat at $12-13,000.  I paid  well under $10,000.  I think I bought it really well. :dance:

The boat tows great behind my truck.  Unfortunately, one of the stern well lids popped open on the 7 hour ride ride home.  Wind caught it and ripped it right off the boat.  Never noticed til I got home.  I have ordered a replacement set of two from the factory (so at least the lids will match, I know the gelcoat color has changed since '99).  I will bungee the lids down for towing after this $120 lesson.

 
Plans are as follows:
1) deep clean, and remove all decals;
2) register, add letters, and new decal set from Arima;
3) fully service Honda: oil, lower unit, filters, plugs, lube
4) remove junky VHF radio and antenna mount; replace with handheld VHF, w/ DCS;
5) polish hull;
6) gelcoat repair (fill holes and scratches)

I am adding a new electronics package, as follows:
- powered dock for smartphone
- 5" - 7" high definition color sonar/chartplotter, with lake maps on memory card (separate post coming on this)
- stereo with two speakers: AM/FM/Weather

Here are some pics of the boat sitting in my driveway.  Thanks all, and I look forward to learning and contributing here on the Forum.
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Post by: Mawgie on June 02, 2012, 03:49:12 AM
More pics....
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Post by: Mawgie on June 02, 2012, 03:50:24 AM
More pics...
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Post by: woody on June 02, 2012, 04:28:05 AM
You did great.  Nice, clean and serviceable.

Do consider a couple of swivel tie down's for those new lids.  Available through Arima or make your own.

Nice switch from lurker to owner.

Woody
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Post by: Mawgie on June 02, 2012, 04:48:29 AM
Thanks, Woody. 
I checked out your Gallery.

I have the same rodholders as you.
It looks like they will work great.

Also, I have canvas envy.
That navy blue top set of yours is gorgeous.
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on June 02, 2012, 07:22:20 AM
Welcome Mawgie

Your pacer looks great! 10k is a great price!


SFF
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Post by: StreamFixer on June 02, 2012, 07:52:15 AM
Very nice.  The Pacer is a unique boat in our world.  The design sure solves the river anchoring challenges of the other models.

Welcome aboard.

StreamFixer
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Post by: Danno on June 02, 2012, 08:23:43 AM
Nice Arima there Mawgie!

If you don't want that swim ladder, post in our classifieds. Garelick doesn't make those anymore and some Arima owners have been looking for one.
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Post by: ak-angler on June 02, 2012, 11:18:17 AM
Good looking boat, there.

Welcome aboard.
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Post by: bay arima on June 02, 2012, 11:32:30 AM
Nice boat. Sounds like like you got a great deal on it. Welcome aboard.
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on June 02, 2012, 07:57:43 PM
Welcome Mawgie,

Good to have you aboard. Sounds like you made a super deal. As I'm sure you are aware there is lots of info here.

Richard
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Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on June 02, 2012, 09:12:02 PM
Mawgie....Welcome to our group! Nice boat...What size is your Pacer? I almost opted to buy a 21 Pacer sitting new on a dealer's floor for the last 3 years, but found my 21 SR and prefer the cuddy feature. Good luck with your new endeavor...

By the way, you can make a small PE/HDPE/Stbd disc to place along the edge of your rear storage compartments to hold the lids down. They twist to the side for easy access and will not fall off. I'll send you a pic so that you can see how they work.  John W.


MAWGIE....Here is photo of lid hold down. Make it out of starboard/hdpe/or buy from arima. Good luck, JW
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Post by: Mawgie on June 03, 2012, 03:39:49 AM
John W-

My Pacer is a 17'.
I wasn't specifically looking for an open bow, but when I found this boat in this condition
for such a reasonable price, I bought it on the spot.

I would appreciate seeing the lid retention solution you described.

Thanks- Mawgie / david k
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Post by: Jeff on June 04, 2012, 05:10:03 PM
Hello all,

My name is Jeff.  I'm a new member who is setting money aside for a future Arima purchase.  I want a boat primarily for river fishing in Oregon, but also wanted one which would entertain my wife and was safe for our new daughter!  The Arima's look outstanding, and have the versatility that I'm looking for.  Hopefully by early next spring I'll have enough $$$ set aside to get a Sea Hunter or Sea Chaser.  Until then, I'll be lurking around here gaining info.

Oh, and thanks to the two guys down at the Oregon City boat ramp today for letting me know about this forum.

Thanks,

Jeff
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Post by: CanvasGuy on June 04, 2012, 05:42:59 PM
Welcome Jeff have fun. learn allot... get in the "A" game...Arima
you'll be glad you did.. :biggrin:


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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on June 04, 2012, 06:37:40 PM
David K/Mawgie,

Here are pictures of my hatch hold-down knobs. I used some scrap lexan but starboard is what Arima makes them out of. About 2 3/4" diameter. Use a self locking nut so you can tighten to have some resistance as you don't want them to vibrate open. If you have the Arima table top you want to make sure the knobs don't interfere with it when its in place.

Richard

(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/2/81_04_06_12_6_24_33.jpeg)


(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/2/81_04_06_12_6_24_03.jpeg)


(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/2/81_04_06_12_6_23_32.jpeg)


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Post by: Danno on June 04, 2012, 09:23:51 PM
Oh, and thanks to the two guys down at the Oregon City boat ramp today for letting me know about this forum.

Thanks,

Jeff

Welcome Jeff! We were all future Arima owners at one time.

That was StreamFixer's Arima and as usual, I was the boat ho. We did some shad fishing today. Only picked up 5 but the boat next to us was tossing all of their's back. We asked them to save us their catch and they ended up giving us 40 shad for future crab bait.

-Danno
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Post by: Jeff on June 05, 2012, 08:45:13 AM
Hey Danno,
Weren't you the 6'5" guy?  Thanks for letting me know to look out for the trailer depth.

Jeff
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Post by: Danno on June 05, 2012, 09:14:02 AM
Hey Danno,
Weren't you the 6'5" guy?  Thanks for letting me know to look out for the trailer depth.

Jeff

Yes, I was the tall, younger and dapper guy.
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Post by: xplorz on June 05, 2012, 09:26:58 AM
Welcome Jeff!!!!!!!!

Curious as to what the cycles part of your handle covers.  :gone_fishing:
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on June 05, 2012, 12:29:40 PM
Welcome Jeff

Save your money and after the kids go back to school in the fall the prices will fall on the Arima's. You will witness some smoking deals that are gone fast. When you call the seller about the boat.

1: Don't ask to many questions, ask to see the boat asap and be ready to buy it on the spot. If you have to think about the boat then it will be gone when you call back.

If you lose the boat, no big deal. It seems there are about 2 or 3 great deals on Arima's that will go so fast you will wonder what the hell happened.

Get ready and good luck;)

P.S. The reason I know is ;(     I have lost boats after I made a deal over the phone. Only to have somebody show up and buy it!  My count is 2 boats lost like that.
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Post by: Jeff on June 05, 2012, 01:39:50 PM
Welcome Jeff!!!!!!!!

Curious as to what the cycles part of your handle covers.  :gone_fishing:

Hey there, thanks for the welcome.  The cycles refers to bicycles and motorcycles both, though I do manage a bicycle shop here in Portland.

Also, if any Portland Arima owners have an open seat for fishing, I'd love to get some firsthand experience with the boats.  I haven't even had a chance to ride or fish in one yet!
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Post by: woody on June 05, 2012, 02:02:57 PM
Jeff, you need to tell us something about availability.  Probably you will be asked for contact number ... maybe we can do that PM to the PDX boys.  If you post it, do it something like five-o-three  ninehundred and thirty three, four thousand and fifty or something like that unless your bike shop is a number you don't mind posting.

Woody
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Post by: Jeff on June 05, 2012, 02:15:08 PM
Wednesdays are my best day, though if a babysitter is available it opens Mondays and Tuesdays up.  I thought PM's would work well for contact.  Or I can be emailed directly at jeffcycles@yahoo.com.
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Post by: xplorz on June 05, 2012, 02:41:15 PM
Cool! I have three different bikes with pedals and two with motors. I just added a Giant Roam1 to the stable as a rainy day commuter.

Great group of people here, you've come to the right place.

Welcome Jeff!!!!!!!!

Curious as to what the cycles part of your handle covers.  :gone_fishing:

Hey there, thanks for the welcome.  The cycles refers to bicycles and motorcycles both, though I do manage a bicycle shop here in Portland.

Also, if any Portland Arima owners have an open seat for fishing, I'd love to get some firsthand experience with the boats.  I haven't even had a chance to ride or fish in one yet!
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Post by: Wyrguy on June 06, 2012, 07:46:48 PM
Well Guys... I've been 'lurking' on here for over a year, reading every bit of info and taking in all the knowledge I can :bowdown:, Danno shipped me my decals  :applause:, and today I feel like I can finally put them on! After trying to get my hands on an Arima since 1985, my time has come!   :party:

My new 22' Sea Legend Hard Top coloured hull (yes, it's the Canadian spelling) is here!!!
She's at SG Power here in Victoria, power is being installed starting tomorrow, electronics sitting in my basement, downriggers & fishing gear all polished up, my 2 sons 'chomping' at the bit waiting to get out on the water...
Pics are in my gallery (and more to follow as the 'build' progresses)

I'm so happy I could eat a banana sideways!  :cha:
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Post by: SRanger on June 06, 2012, 07:49:27 PM
Go Big or Go Home...welcome Wryguy.  Has to feel good not lurking anymore:)

SR
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Post by: Danno on June 06, 2012, 08:30:24 PM
That's a sweet looking Arima with the solid blue hull. It'll look even better once those decals are on it!  :biggrin:


Congrats!
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Post by: Wyrguy on June 07, 2012, 12:57:12 AM
Go Big or Go Home...welcome Wryguy.  Has to feel good not lurking anymore:)

SR
Thanks SR... and the Sea Legend is a big one alright. I'll try to make up for all my 'lurking' in the past by posting lots of pictures.
Rick
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Post by: Wyrguy on June 07, 2012, 12:59:10 AM
That's a sweet looking Arima with the solid blue hull. It'll look even better once those decals are on it!  :biggrin:


Congrats!

Thanks again Danno, soon as I get her in my driveway, the decals go on and the camera will be right there. No pics, it didn't happen?
Rick
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on June 07, 2012, 07:13:39 AM
Rick, you are the man with a beautiful boat. Please post pictures after you put the motors and extras on her. What is her name?


Darren
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Post by: hypnofonic on June 07, 2012, 08:11:38 AM
hi everyone, not currently an owner of an arima but hope to be one soon. currently running an 18.5 foot larson center console with a merc 150 EFI and yamaha 8hp 4 stroke kicker. mostly troll for striper in the delta and try to get out to tomales and bodega bay for a few halibut/salmon/rockfish runs when time permits. looking to replace my larson with an arima soon! i have some serious arima envy damnit!!!  :biggrin:

you guys have a great forum, looking forward to being part of it!

cheers!
andy
sacramento, calif.

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Post by: CanvasGuy on June 07, 2012, 08:26:41 AM
Welcome,hypnofonic and good luck on your search for an Arima.. :smile1:
please try to bring one home from the east coast..we need more out West..  :whistle:

Just kidding east coasters..I realize you only have limited Arimas back there..
and need more people to understand the "A" game.. and know how unique they are.

enjoy your Quest..and keep us informed.. :yeahthat:

CGBE
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Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on June 07, 2012, 09:31:14 AM
Hypnofonic>Andy....Como Esta! I see you are in Sacramento.. :party:that's great! Fish-On>Chuck and I are here too. PM me and we'll buy you a cup of coffee and share our Arima projects with you. We are pretty good at staying abreast of the market and what Arima's are available around here so hopefully we can help you close in on one....BTW...I say "Como Esta"  because I think those people in the PNW think that we're part of Mexico. Good to have you aboard...Ring us up and we'll get together.
Liverwurst>John W
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Post by: hypnofonic on June 07, 2012, 12:08:20 PM
thanks guys! will do.. hopefully i find one soon!

john i will PM you for sure!
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Post by: bay arima on June 07, 2012, 02:29:09 PM
Welcome aboard Andy. Good to see another fellow Cali member. I'm also new and from San Fran. Hope you find a good boat soon. It took me over 6 months to find my Arima but was well worth it. You know how hard it is to find one out here. Best of luck to you and see you out on the water soon. Oh yeah, John is a really helpful guy. I would meet up with him asap if I was you.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wyrguy on June 08, 2012, 06:26:57 AM
Rick, you are the man with a beautiful boat. Please post pictures after you put the motors and extras on her. What is her name?


Darren
Thanks Darren, I think you're right, she is a beauty, even better than I was hoping for! Crawling all over her yesterday with the service techs figuring out 'stuff' and the fit and finish is AWESOME! (Thanks to Don & the guys at Arima!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:) The pics will follow. As for a name, I have several that my sons and I are 'mulling over' (I have the final say of course) but I'll announce her name on here at a  'coming out' post...
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Post by: CanvasGuy on June 08, 2012, 06:38:14 AM
Welcome Wyrguy
 that is one Nice, New, Big Arima..
 Congrats.. hope to see lots of her on the water.. :yeahthat:

Again welcome..

CGBE
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on June 08, 2012, 09:43:14 AM
Wyrguy

Are you adding the Command link ( gauges ) network to your boat?
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Post by: So.Cali on June 08, 2012, 01:47:46 PM
i started a new job this week (yup, still a suicide jockey) but i have been in training the whole time and havn't had to do much driving. As we were driving along on the freeway (91 I think) i saw a boat and auto repair shop. the lot looked rather barren, but i saw it. . . it was an arima! i think it was a sea ranger, probably a 17 foot, maybe a 19. it had a bunch of junk tossed around it so i couldn't say for sure. im gonna keep my eye out on that boat and see if a for sale sign pops up on it. how cool would it be to have two arimas? his and hers maybe? Ok, if it comes up for sale i will post the info, or buy it if i can and re-post it up for sale to a ABOG member member. I have seen a couple new guys here that are arima hopefulls, and would love to help them become full fledged arima owners!
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Post by: Wyrguy on June 08, 2012, 05:33:51 PM
Welcome Wyrguy
 that is one Nice, New, Big Arima..
 Congrats.. hope to see lots of her on the water.. :yeahthat:

Again welcome..

CGBE
Thanks CGBE,
She is a 'big one' for sure! Just bought 2 more memory cards for my camera as photography is another passionate (old native word meaning EXPENSIVE!) hobby of mine, so there will be lots of pictures. I've got one more weekend to go before I get her all wet!  :bigshock:
I'll send you a PM later as I have a couple of 'queries' about some canvas for mine. There was an 'issue' with the canvas guy that Don uses so mine wasn't completed...  :shrug9:
We'll need to get some of the PNW boys banded together (and Victoria area too) and show those PDX guys how to really fish!
I hope that I haven't just thrown down a gaunlet that I can't back up...?   :doh:
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Post by: Wyrguy on June 08, 2012, 06:15:26 PM
Wyrguy

Are you adding the Command link ( gauges ) network to your boat?

Yup... I figured I've gone in this deep, why stop now? With the new Yamaha 250 OffShore I wanted to make sure to also get a great gauge to keep track of it. The Command link plus gauge fits in real nice on the mid-level starboard side of the main dash, the 2 key switches below (main & T9.9 kicker),  the binacle mount throttle along the flat portion, and the kicker throttle a bit further back (couldn't mix the 2 on a dual binnacle control...  :hoboy:) on the stepped down area, taking over from that cup holder, but it'll also be reachable from the 'fish on!!!' position too. I had to leave the main portion of the dash open for my Raymarine E120W GPS/Chartplotter/sounder. I got a deal of a lifetime (by accident) from West Marine here in Victoria. I went in to compare the Lowrance HDS10 Gen 2 vs the Raymarine C120W (tired eyes need a bigger screen). They were sold out of the C120W, but had the E model (list price $1500 more!) My 'newest bestest friend' Keegan, Asst mgr at West Marine Victoria told me not to fret about the cost as it was marked down, he thought to $2000 from $3700!!! One of the local whale watching tour operators had wanted the 2 - E120W's they had, but his credit card was maxed out and he was only able to get the one. He was gonna come back in a week to get the other. Keegan scans the barcode... it was marked down $2000 to $1700...!!! :dance: What a deal I couldn't refuse!!! (never did check out the Lowrance unit...)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on June 09, 2012, 07:45:25 AM
Thanks CGBE,
She is a 'big one' for sure! Just bought 2 more memory cards for my camera as photography is another passionate (old native word meaning EXPENSIVE!) hobby of mine, so there will be lots of pictures. I've got one more weekend to go before I get her all wet!  :bigshock:
I'll send you a PM later as I have a couple of 'queries' about some canvas for mine. There was an 'issue' with the canvas guy that Don uses so mine wasn't completed...  :shrug9:
We'll need to get some of the PNW boys banded together (and Victoria area too) and show those PDX guys how to really fish!
I hope that I haven't just thrown down a gaunlet that I can't back up...?   :doh:


Congrats again and this deserves a Banner..

(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/2/52_09_06_12_7_37_05.jpeg)
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Post by: Chuck Jones on June 09, 2012, 08:27:54 AM
What an awesome sounding craft you are putting together....undoubtedly will look like a flagship.  Welcome aboard and I can't wait to see the pics when she's all rigged out.

You mentioned you do some photograpy...so do I .  I shoot Nikon...what's your flavor?  The only trouble with the big Megas is that I have no sense for cyber-stuff and can take some great pics, but have a devil of a time reducing them.  LiverWurst has an older but more forum friendly camera that can shoot at minimum pixels...so I use his.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wyrguy on June 09, 2012, 09:09:31 AM
Thanks CGBE,
She is a 'big one' for sure! Just bought 2 more memory cards for my camera as photography is another passionate (old native word meaning EXPENSIVE!) hobby of mine, so there will be lots of pictures. I've got one more weekend to go before I get her all wet!  :bigshock:
I'll send you a PM later as I have a couple of 'queries' about some canvas for mine. There was an 'issue' with the canvas guy that Don uses so mine wasn't completed...  :shrug9:
We'll need to get some of the PNW boys banded together (and Victoria area too) and show those PDX guys how to really fish!
I hope that I haven't just thrown down a gauntlet that I can't back up...?   :doh:


Congrats again and this deserves a Banner..

(http://arimaboatownersgroup.com/gallery/2/52_09_06_12_7_37_05.jpeg)

Wow, I haven't even put her in the water yet and I get a banner??? You guys really are great!
Thanks Gary! :arms:
ps: that's a 'man hug' as my sons would say, nothing 'fishy' here... :redface:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wyrguy on June 09, 2012, 09:29:06 AM
What an awesome sounding craft you are putting together....undoubtedly will look like a flagship.  Welcome aboard and I can't wait to see the pics when she's all rigged out.

You mentioned you do some photograpy...so do I .  I shoot Nikon...what's your flavor?  The only trouble with the big Megas is that I have no sense for cyber-stuff and can take some great pics, but have a devil of a time reducing them.  LiverWurst has an older but more forum friendly camera that can shoot at minimum pixels...so I use his.
Thanks Chuck, I've been drooling over Arima's for so long, when I put my order in, I think I ticked off just about every option box on the list!!! :1zhelp:
As for my photography, I'm a Canon guy. I compared Canon/Nikon, both great cameras, similar features, just the Canon 'felt' better in my hands. I have the 7D and now need a bigger bag for the stable of lenses that seem to follow me home from the camera store... I have had issues with posting pics here due to the file size, but I also realize that to accept bigger pic files on the site = more money. I have a  'workaround' for now as I've got a Nikon p & s for work that I'm able to set the file size smaller... doesn't make a difference for the work pics I need, get more on the memory card that way, able to post them here, it's a 'win-win' all around. For your camera, you could also set the file sizes smaller (as I can on my Canon) but I didn't want to do that and 'forget' :doh: to change it back.
ps: Congrats on those 'puppies'... always like the Ridgebacks, a noble looking dog for sure.
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Post by: fuzzybiscuit on July 14, 2012, 11:31:43 AM
Hey all,

I've been a lurker for a while and finally decided to introduce myself. 

I'm new to Arima's but not new to boating.  I've been out in a couple 17 footers over the years and I was always impressed with the stability and room for a boat of that size.  Last January I was surfing this site and saw a Sea Sprinter for sale by Wwunder.  I live in Campbell River so I made the trip down to Victoria to have a look at it.  A deal was made and I became a new Arima owner.

It's a 1989 Sea Sprinter with a 50hp Yamaha 4-stroke.  It came with a 5hp honda kicker and it sits on a galvanized EZ Loader trailer.  Both the hull and main motor are in excellent shape.  Before I took it out for the first time, I replaced all the seals in the leg, put in a new impellor, replaced the spark plugs and thermostat.  I also replaced most the wiring in the boat and installed a couple new high powered Scotty riggers.

So far, I'm really happy with my Arima.  I've owned quite a few boats up to 25' over the years but I'm really enjoying the simplicity of this one.  For a couple guys to go out fishing in it's got all the room I need and it costs very little to run and maintain.  I can fit it in the back of my garage where it's out of the weather and I can leave all the gear in with no fear of it going missing.  I think the best part is I've got very little money invested in it.  It's great when I use it, but when I get too busy to get out it doesn't make me feel guilty every time I look or think about it.

Anyway, I look forward to being a member on the site.  I'll post up some pictures in the future. 

As this is my first post, I'll offer up a joke that I think suits the general "water theme" of a site like this:


A man and his wife are out one day on a diving trip.  They have been down for a while and are getting low on air.  The guy signals to his wife to ascend to the surface, and proceeds to lead the way.  Part way up he realizes that his wife is not behind him anymore.  He tries to go back down, but being almost out of air, he has to go to the surface.  When the guy’s wife fails to make it to the surface, he calls the police and reports what has happened.
The next day, the guy answers a knock at the door, and standing there is a cop, hat in hand.
The cop says, “Sorry sir, but I’ve got some bad news for you.  I’ve also got some good and very good news too.  What would you like first?”
“Give me the bad news first.” the guy says.
The cop proceeds, “As we suspected, your wife drowned yesterday.  The SAR divers brought her body up this morning.”
“That’s awful,” exclaims the visually shaken husband.  “What could possibly be the good news?”
“Well,” begins the cop, “the good news is that when we brought her up there were two large lobsters and half a dozen 8-inch Dungeness crabs hanging off her.”
 “You say there is also some really good news?” asks the husband.
“Yes, that's right,” continues the cop, “we are bringing her up again tomorrow.”

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on July 14, 2012, 12:57:10 PM
Welcome from a fellow Sprinter owner.

Did you replace the thermostat yourself ?  Mine may need to be done soon. Just wondering how big of a job ?
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Post by: Salmon King on July 14, 2012, 06:54:12 PM
WELCOME to our little corner of the web FB..
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Post by: finfinn on July 14, 2012, 10:33:54 PM
Welcome, Fuzzybisquit. You are in good company - I think Gooddays lives in Campbell River also. Lucky to be so close to Nootka Sound.
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Post by: amazing grace on July 15, 2012, 06:24:08 AM
Welcome fb, glad someone got warren's boat that will enjoy and appreciate it. Now, if you are staying in contact with warren please encourage him to buy that 17' SR he was talking about! :beerchug:
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Post by: SRanger on July 15, 2012, 10:49:19 AM
Well that is certainly a new angle on "fishing" with the wife...lol.  Welcome!

SR
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Post by: xplorz on July 16, 2012, 06:58:53 AM
Welcome aboard Fuzzybisquit! Like yer sense of humor already.  :applause:
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Post by: fuzzybiscuit on July 17, 2012, 04:18:20 PM
Thanks for all the welcomes.

Croaker Stroker- Yes, I've done all the work myself.  The thermostat was easy, three screws to take a cover off and 2 bolts holding down the thermostat.  Just be careful with the 2 bolts on the thermostat cover.  If it has never been changed, like mine, they break really easy and then the job goes from easy to slightly more difficult. :doh:

Finfinn - Between Nootka and Kyuquot I'm on the west coast usually in the range of 10 - 14 days each year, although it's getting harder with 2 little kids and all the activities they are in.

Amazing grace - I haven't talked to Warren since I bought the boat, but I do have his e-mail and plan on sending him some pictures of his old boat and a few big smileys in the near future.

Thanks again guys for the warm welcomes, Fuzzy
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Post by: birdman on August 10, 2012, 05:56:49 AM
I've been hanging around the site for the past few months and have really enjoyed the information.  I figured I'd better introduce myself.  I live in Stockton, CA; 1985 17' Sea Ranger with original 100 HP Johnson (looking to replace keith soon I hope...must work on better half first); no pictures yet; I fish in Santa Cruz mostly; soon to ask questions about trim tabs.  I'm looking forward to joining in on the conversations. 

Terry
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Post by: So.Cali on August 10, 2012, 06:17:56 AM
Birdman, welcome to the site! were glad to have you on board. Ask as many questions as you can come up with. If nobody has an answer, you'll at least get sarcasm. If you do get an answer to you questions, you will still get sarcasm. We joke around a lot, but all questions will be taken seriously. BTW, I hear rim tabs are nice. I would like to get some for my sea ranger some day. Smarty tabs and Lenco's seem to be the popular tabs of choice. As for that ol' kieth, glad it's still doing it's job, but those new motors are pretty nice. Welcome aboard! :party:
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Post by: CanvasGuy on August 10, 2012, 06:53:33 AM
Welcome Birdman.. to out little corner of the web..ask away...
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Post by: birdman on August 13, 2012, 08:58:43 PM
Thanks for the welcome.  So.Cali, sarcasm is no problem with me.  Additionally I'm interested in hearing about the "rim" tabs of which you speak.

Birdman
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on August 14, 2012, 07:28:24 AM
those are "X" rated, and have to be discussed on bloodydecks! nice job on catching my inability to reach the right button, or use spell check :stooges:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: allpauwork on August 15, 2012, 07:04:03 PM
This is my first Arima and although it will take a lot of cleaning (sat for many years but thankfully under a tarp) I'm looking forward to my first trip into the Pacific with it! 
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Post by: So.Cali on August 16, 2012, 01:43:49 AM
This is my first Arima and although it will take a lot of cleaning (sat for many years but thankfully under a tarp) I'm looking forward to my first trip into the Pacific with it! 

allpauwork, welcome to the group! An Arima is worth a little elbow grease, and they do great in the Pacific. Where are you located?
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Post by: finfinn on August 16, 2012, 09:14:54 PM
Welcome to the site Birdman and Allpauwork. Lots of good stuff here and lots of smart, ingenious folks who have amazing capacity to come up with solutions to most issues. Enjoy and keep boating!
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Post by: BigMac on August 16, 2012, 09:43:19 PM
allpauwork,

With a handle like that, all I can say is Aloha, and welcome Brah!

(Dave)
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Post by: bllelk on September 17, 2012, 08:05:15 PM
Hi,
Ran into a member here in Plains, Mt. today and he told me about this group.  I'd been on the other site in the past but drifted away when we put "The Goddess" in storage and pursued cruising th BC Coast.  Got her going again and hauling to Winchester Bay, Or.  Looks like a good site.
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Post by: billsarima on September 17, 2012, 08:10:22 PM
Hi,
Ran into a member here in Plains, Mt. today and he told me about this group.  I'd been on the other site in the past but drifted away when we put "The Goddess" in storage and pursued cruising th BC Coast.  Got her going again and hauling to Winchester Bay, Or.  Looks like a good site.

Welcome!!!!!!  Great site with lots of good people!!!!!!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chuck Jones on September 17, 2012, 10:22:33 PM
Hi there Terry and welcome aboard....I live in Elk Grove, along with LiverWurst...or JW as he's also known....Stockton isn't that far away, so if you need some help on a project, we can probably arrange some sort of get together.  JW is a master of the Doo-Dad trade.....he makes all sorts of doo-dads for holding line, anchor systems, lights etc.  He's helped me with a number of projects including the installation of the new Lenco electric trim tabs, a helm anchoring system and a few other projects.

We mostly fish the delta area...stripers at Rio Vista, salmon on the Sacto' River, hit some of the sloughs during particular runs etc.  Sturgeon too although I haven't fished for them yet.  I have an permanent RV at Walnut Grove where I also store my boat.... which is fairly centrally located to be able to hit the area from Rio Vista all the way up to Clarksburg.  JW keeps his boat near Freeport..Calvin has a 21 foot Northriver jet boat for running the rapids.....and there are a few others in the area.  Don't be hesitant about reaching out with a queston or maybe some help in some project.  This is a good cohesive group and we do occasionally have some fun with a little friendly reciprocal sniping....all in good taste with no malice intended.

Chuck
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on September 18, 2012, 07:48:59 AM
Welcome,

Glad to have you on the site. We live in Reedsport. Crabbing is good now and if we get some rain in the mountains the fishing should get hot.

Richard
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Post by: birdman on September 20, 2012, 08:05:55 AM
Chuck,
It's nice to know that there are other arima freaks in my area.  I've spent lots of time with my wife's family on steamboat slough in the summers.  I also have a good friend that lived in walnut grove and recently moved to clarksburg.  Thanks for the reach out.  I'm sure that our paths will cross in the near future.  Have you gotten any salmon on the river yet?

On another note, I'm looking to re-power in the near future.  Do you have any experience with Buck's?

Terry
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Post by: Chuck Jones on September 20, 2012, 09:54:41 AM
Steamboat is about a mile or so up the river from Ko-Kets...where I have the RV and store my boat.  This area has been GREAT for salmon this year.  I've gotten three so far and would be out there today but for a two day committment.

The hot lures are Silvertrons on a spreader, or I also run them with a banana sinker in-line...prefer that to the spreader, but to each his own.  Hot colors if you believe in colors...are chartreuse or hot red on silver blades.   Also Blue Fox or Flying C in the same colors.  Anchored up, the guys are using K14-15 Kwik fish in silver and chartreuse..some with a sardine wrap.   I prefer to troll, but there are times when a couple easy chairs with a stocked cooler chest between them and anchored up is a relaxing way to spend some time.  Lost a monster two days ago...which caused me to start that forum discussion on who loses fish and how.  I'm going to re-hook a lot of lures with either Owner or Gami trebles...that last one bent the lure and most likely pried it out....need larger and sharper hooks.  Hope to meet up sometime if you're in the area.  PM me for a cell phone number.  I live only about 25 minutes from the RV park...so my hit-and-run can be fast.  We like to fish a strong incoming tide...hour before and after.

Welcome to a great forum.  Great guys on here with some good info, suggestions, and how-to's.

Chuck
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Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on September 20, 2012, 11:44:38 AM
Terry.... :arms: Welcome aboard. Buck's is really good at what they do and I have been using them for service/engine repower and misc. stuff that I can't handle myself.

With Chuckie down river at Walnut Grove and me temporarily in the water at Freeport, we can easily include you on one of our river trips. Salmon are starting to move up and the estimated outlook here is for over 850,000 Salmon returning.

Need any help with your Arima, just give us a holler and bring it by to show us your needs.

Bllelk.... :whistle: Gee whiz....I can't imagine who you ran into Plains, MT.  Absolutely Amazing there is another Arima owner there. Awsome!

JW
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Post by: GregE on September 30, 2012, 09:34:59 AM
And we keep spreading the word---------  hopefully more will sign on.

How about getting some Arimaowners.com business cards?  We could have a template on this site that each of us could use to print some off to pass along.
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Post by: fisherkev on October 05, 2012, 11:25:49 AM
Hey Everyone!

Brand new to the site or shall i say, first and second post to the site today.  I was refered to this site by Roberta at Arima.  She was right, there is a wealth of information on here.  I am in Sacramento...been fishing for salmon on the Sac River here for the past month...seen 4 other Arima's on the river besides mine, its nice to see some/more.  In the past I have only seen one every blue moon.  There seems to be an Arima "Nod" between owners...kinda like the Jeep owners....too funny.  Thanks for your posts, insight and ideas...what a great website!
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Post by: Danno on October 05, 2012, 02:48:36 PM
Welcome. There are plenty of Delta Daises on this site to go with the PDX Rats and the Seattle Sea Slugs. They'll sound off soon enough (especially after I have labeled them Daisies!).
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Post by: Wyrguy on October 05, 2012, 06:09:52 PM
Welcome. There are plenty of Delta Daises on this site to go with the PDX Rats and the Seattle Sea Slugs. They'll sound off soon enough (especially after I have labeled them Daisies!).

Hey, Hey, HEY Danno!!! What about those of us from Kanuckistan??? :anyone:

Welcome to the site FisherKev... one of the 'Delta Daisies' you'll really need to be aware of wears a pink feathery boa and probably even wears platform shoes from his Disco Days... but if you stick around Chuck Jones, he'll have your back for sure!

Rick
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Post by: amazing grace on October 05, 2012, 06:33:05 PM
bllelk, Bill,  glad you signed up. Yup it was me who saw and talked with you at the local store. Hope you will be a regular here. Let us know how the fishing is in Winchester bay. Keep us posted.  :fishing:
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Post by: KeizrMike on October 05, 2012, 11:05:24 PM
Hi,
I've really liked the looks of Arima's for years...finally have one.  It's an 83 Sea Hunter 15.  It's got an 83 Evinrude 75 two stroke for power.  I have a 40 hp Nissan if that engine doesn't work out.  We're gonna try her in the water for the first time tomorrow.  I can't wait.  Everything about these boats look nautical to me.  We've been a sail boaters and motor boaters on the Columbia River for 14 years anchoring and cruising between Ilwaco to Bonneville Dam(my wife and I lived on a Catalina 30 for 4 1/2 years of that time).  We also had a 1966 Tolly Craft 26.  We've also done multiple bar crossings and visited West Port several times.  My wife and I really llike this little Arima and are in the process of fixing her up.  I will be asking for some cosmetic tips shortly and hope all you experienced people can give me some shortcuts.  Example being--what's the easiest method of removing the lower stripe decal?  It's pretty chewed up.  I've got an 1 1/2 hours into removing 1 1/2 feet.  It's a long way around this little boat at that rate with a hair dryer and a putty knife.

Mike   
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on October 06, 2012, 01:35:13 PM
Mike,

Welcome to the site. You are correct about these boats being nautical. I think Mr. Arima definitely had that in mind when he started the company.

With regards to your stripe removal, the putty knife/blow dryer method is how I removed mine. If you lift the edge with the knife and then grab it and pull (gently) while continuing to heat it come off somewhat quicker that 1 1/2' per hour. Once the tape is off acetone and a roll of paper towels will remove the glue as well as anything. We took our stripes off anticipating putting new ones on but liked the no stripe look better and left it that way.

If you are still in the 'lower Columbia' area there are a lot of site members around the Portland area fondly referred to as the PDX Rats. Great bunch of guys (according to them  :biggrin: ). I'm sure you'll run into them here and elsewhere.

Richard
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on October 06, 2012, 04:34:50 PM

 
Welcome to the site Mike
  You may need to go to a actual heat gun and a plastic putty knife. I removed mine in a hour and it is a 19.

  H-T
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Post by: Musbane on October 14, 2012, 01:59:48 PM
Hi. I've been lurking here for a month or so, ever since I began to think that an Arima might be for me.

I'm retired - my wife and I live in Kitsap county, wa.  Most of my experience with power boats has been with small aluminum boats and inflatables which we have used as tenders for a live aboard sailboat that we no longer own.

Our current boat is a 2007 smokercraft Tracer 15 with a 30 Honda.  A little too small for us. 

We are snowbirds, living in a fifth wheel living on our own land in Wa in the summer and going south in the winter.

We want a boat to explore puget sound and fish in the summer and tow behind a Jeep south in the winter for lakes and the Sea of Cortes.

I think a 17 SC might be just the ticket.

I've joined because I've finally finished going through all 53 pages of this sight reading all topics that seemed relevant to our situation.  What a wealth of information there is here!

Still, I have more questions and I will be posting them as I think of them.

So... Thank you in advance for your help and I look forward to seeing you out on the water!
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on October 14, 2012, 02:30:51 PM
Welcome Musbane.....

I have a 17 SeaChaser and love it. It tows easy and I think you would love it.

Darren
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on October 14, 2012, 05:09:58 PM
Musbane,

Ditto everything Darren said.

I've had a 15 sea hunter and up sized to the 17 SC. For two people, and occasionally four, the 17 is just great and has the ability to navigate in the ocean under reasonable conditions. If you see yourself wanting to fish more that 2 regularly maybe a 19 would suit you better.

I'm pretty sure you will be happy with your choice what ever it is and happy Arima boating.

Richard

(I'm impressed, you read ALL 53 pages?!  :clap: )
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Post by: Threeweight on October 14, 2012, 07:27:29 PM
Welcome!  The 17' Chaser is probably the best compromise between fishing space, sea worthiness, and economy in the Arima line.  The deck space on mine is as big as some 21' offshore buts, but she runs great with a 90 hp 4 stroke (and can get 6.25 mpg under ideal conditions, and 4-5 mpg in the ocean in snotty conditions).  I've take mine as far as 30 miles offshore for Tuna!  They are fantastic boats.
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Post by: Musbane on October 14, 2012, 10:08:39 PM
Thanks all.
No, I didn't read ALL 53 pages.  Only the threads I thought might apply to me.  Maybe half of them.  But I did the same with the other board.

I almost feel I know a lot of you now and I know I'll value your advice.  Iactually DO know one of you who goes by the name of BBQJohn.  John was good enough to go fishing with me in his boat (a 17 pacer).

Strangely, while I thought it was a nice boat, I wasn't too impressed.  I was really was thinking about something like a North River,   But over the next couple of months, as I thought about it, and started reading here and wearing out my google,  I started to see the...sensibility of these boats. 

Sure, it's fun to bat around at 30+, but if I get to do that two or three times a year, that's OK.

MOST of the time I want to fish, or wander around and sightsee.  Alone or with my wife or a buddy or another couple for a day trip.

I think the 17 may be just the right size for all that.  I'd consider the 19 SR, but I think my Jeep might veto that.

Anyway, thanks for the welcome.  I really appreciate it.

               Bob.

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Post by: Ulua on October 16, 2012, 08:09:51 AM
Hi All and Thanks, for the wealth of information you have shared. Just purchased an 85 SC that needs a little bit of love and this forum is surely going to help me get ideas. I am in the South Tacoma Lakewood area now a transplant from Maui. Thanks again, Tony
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on October 16, 2012, 08:16:53 AM

Ulua Welcome aboard and congrats on the SC. Do you have plans to take the boat back to Maui ? If  you do I would volunteer  to help you use it .

     H-T
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Post by: So.Cali on October 18, 2012, 06:27:12 AM
Welcome Aboard! If you do take your arima to Maui, your gonna need a bigger gas tank.  :biggrin:
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Post by: Ulua on October 21, 2012, 08:55:37 AM
Thanks for the welcome Cali and Hydro, I'm trying too figure out how to put a refueling nozzle on the bow so I can pull up behind a KC-135 and fish in Maui or Kona. Don't think the saddle tanks will quite be enough for the trip. Cali, help me figure that out and we'll have you out of those frigid waters. On another note I'm trying to figure out how far below the boat trim tabs extend. I have Sweet 17 (she was named when I bought her), on a dolly @ Point Defiance boathouse and have to clear the bunks on the elevator. Thanks again for the welcome guys, Tony.
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Post by: finfinn on October 21, 2012, 09:02:02 AM
Welcome, Ulua. I am across the bridge in Gig Harbor. Do you have adjustable or smart tabs? Adjustable ones you should have no problem, just crank them up. The smart ones - the smart guys may answer :wink:.
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Post by: GoodDays on October 21, 2012, 09:02:51 AM
if set up properly, your trim tabs should not extend below the bottom of the boat........except when you are using them.. when off, mine return to the neutral hull line.. if that is the correct terminology ?

Welcome to the group !  this is a fantastic bunch of guys... there are even a few I would let date my sister... but only if they let me use their boats.... :jester:

GoodDays Greg
Canadian Arima Addict
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Post by: StreamFixer on October 21, 2012, 10:22:56 AM
Ulua

If you are going to refuel from a KC-135, you are definitely going to need trim tabs to keep you on 'plane'  (pun intended).

Posted with all the respect such a response deserves   :whistle:

StreamFixer
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Post by: cod2211 on October 23, 2012, 08:58:37 PM
Hi just downsized from a Celebrity 25' walkaround with 225 yamaha to a 17 sea chaser with a 2009 90 Suzuki. I hope i like the small boat, going to do a lot of striped bass inshore fishing and if the rig can handle going 20-25miles offshore may fish for cod/haddock. planning to fish lake winnipesaukee for salmon in the spring, my old boat was too big to trailer there with my Toyota. Don't see too many arimas in mass but there are a few. Psyched to see how the Arima rides.
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Post by: finfinn on October 23, 2012, 09:23:40 PM
Welcome on board cod 2211. You will probably like how the boat handles on the water. We have one guy(Threeweight) here on the left coast who is chasing tuna on a 17, so you should be OK as long as you pick the weather. A few guys running Arimas on the right coast. Glad to have one more there.
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Post by: Salmon King on October 24, 2012, 12:42:24 PM
Welcome aboard shipmate!

That's quite the downsizing job!  But I think you'll find most of us in agreement that you will find that your "new" SC will do exactly what you want it to do.
It's limits are more or less the limits of your own abiltiy.  They can go 40 mi. offshore on the right days and with the right skipper at the helm.  They are one of the "safest" boats on the water and, to me at least, they are the best in their size range.

FISH ON cod2211!
S.K.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cod Buster on November 20, 2012, 06:44:33 PM
Hello guys - this is my first post - I have a 03 19 foot sea chaser with skip tower, Furuno electronics with a Honda 130. I fish and crab mostly out of half Moon Bay, and Moss Landing. I live in Patterson Ca on farm land, still working for a living. I shoot ducks when the weather/conditions are bad on the ocean. My boat is named "Miss Hannah" after my granddaughter. If you see me please say Hi, I will share honestly my catch and numbers.
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Post by: SRanger on November 20, 2012, 07:04:05 PM
I thought about throwing some netting over the Arima and seeing if I could get some ducks close enough.  Welcome to the site Cod Buster!

SR
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on November 20, 2012, 07:15:44 PM

Welcome CodBuster !
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Post by: amazing grace on November 20, 2012, 07:48:24 PM
wab cod buster. Another cali member.  :bigshock: :dance:
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Post by: Salmon King on November 21, 2012, 05:45:57 AM
Welcome aboard CB! 

Hope you'll also share some of your fish-catching prowess with us along with your ideas for any improvements you do or have done to the "Miss Hannah".

"Jump on in the waters fine" as they say...and we got pretty good water all the time here.
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Post by: So.Cali on November 21, 2012, 12:39:38 PM
Codbuster, welcome to the site! I've heard half moon bay is a nice spot to launch from for chasin albacore. Were gonna have to have a group meeting (BBQ) for us cali guys.  :beerchug: I'm glad to see some more arima lovers this way.
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Post by: CanvasGuy on November 21, 2012, 03:48:41 PM
Welcome Aboard CodBuster..The More The Merrier... :party:

CGBE,Gary
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Post by: David on December 07, 2012, 11:02:37 AM
New guy here.  I live in the Puget Sound area and have an SR 21 w/skip tower (2003) with 140 Suzuki, Yami T-8, TR-1, blah blah blah.  Fish mostly the Sound for salmon, but make trips to Neah Bay and Westport for salmon, halibut, etc, with my kids.  I used to be on the old Arima site, but sort of stopped when it went away.  I hope to make occasional visits to this site.  I suspect it will become more valuable as Arima works thru its resurrection.  PSA member, Bloodydecks, Gamefishin, all the usual "clubs".

I didn't read all 21 pages (or even 2) of the new guy thread, so if I missed some important part of the introduction you will have to ask. 
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on December 07, 2012, 11:31:22 AM
David........Welcome!


Now the basic rules of the site :smile1:   if no pictures then it did not happen.


SFF
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Post by: StreamFixer on December 07, 2012, 12:15:35 PM
David

Be sure to check on the gatherings section to be a part of our annual Neah Bay gathering...  it is a lot of fun and you would be very welcome.

StreamFixer
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Post by: CanvasGuy on December 07, 2012, 05:11:52 PM
WELCOME...David.. :arms:
From another Homeboy
Good to have you here.. :beerchug:

CGBE,Gary
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Post by: GregE on December 07, 2012, 05:50:26 PM
David, WELKome to the Arima forum. What's your  screen name on GFn and BDE?

I'm GregE on most other sites.
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Post by: David on December 07, 2012, 11:29:37 PM
Greg,

I'm DaveL or David on the other sites.  You might even remember me.  I fished with you and your wife last year on the coast, I think right before you got your Osprey.
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Post by: GregE on December 08, 2012, 08:03:38 AM
I thought you might be.  More tuna this year on gold Rush and Kodak and saw Eddie and Pacific Dream out there too

http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=3013.msg32219#msg32219

I'm looking for the thread on our TUNA trip in Kodak....  here tis

http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=3114.msg33405#msg33405
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Post by: Ian on December 08, 2012, 08:07:25 AM
Not an owner yet, hope to be in the next year. Looking for a late 80's early 90's Sea Ranger 17.  I live in Maple Ridge BC, suburb of Vancouver.  Have spent my whole life hunting and fishing, time to step up to a "big boat"...

Very best,

Ian
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Post by: GoodDays on December 08, 2012, 08:17:43 AM
Hello Ian !!  I also live in the frozen North...  :party: :jester:  I am on Vancouver Island and have a mid 90's Sea Ranger 17  :yeahthat:

I fish in the Campbell River area and over in Nootka and Port Hardy..

See you on the water !!!

GoodDays Greg
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Post by: amazing grace on December 08, 2012, 09:56:28 AM
Welcome Ian, Darn you guys that live up that way. Get to have all the fun! :arms:

The boat you are looking for should be fairly easy to find. Lots of them show up at various times in various quanities. Good luck.
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Post by: GregE on December 09, 2012, 09:06:18 AM
WELKome Ian-  Good to start your search early.  Be picky and don't jump before it is 'the one'. 

have you got your wish list yet?
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Post by: Wyrguy on December 09, 2012, 09:51:15 AM
Hello Ian !!  I also live in the frozen North...  :party: :jester:  I am on Vancouver Island and have a mid 90's Sea Ranger 17  :yeahthat:

I fish in the Campbell River area and over in Nootka and Port Hardy..

See you on the water !!!

GoodDays Greg

Welcome as well Ian...
You don't have to be crazy about Arima boats to be on here.... but it sure helps!  :stooges:

(by the way Bagwhan, when did you start 'sneaking' into Port Hardy to fish...?)  :whistle:

Rick (not in the frozen north)  :hoboy:
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Post by: GoodDays on December 12, 2012, 09:20:38 PM
I usually make an early trip when Halibut opens... and avoid the grubby horde ! :berry:

GD Greg
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Post by: CompTime on December 16, 2012, 03:13:37 PM
Hello all,

After lurking and dreaming on this site for quite some time I finally picked up my first Arima. :dance:

I was saving for some time thinking I would be happy with a 17 footer and a 19' SR with deck space I have only dreamed of came up so I had to jump on it.

As soon as I recover finacially I will be getting in touch with Saltboss for sure.

This is my first post, but I have been reading a lot and would like to thank everyone for thier questions they asked that I was thinking about and all of you that gave very helpfull answers.

I have always been a lake person Kokanee lover :food: until last sumer a friend invited me to go out into the sound and I was hooked, so were some nice Coho I might add. I live within 20 mins. of area 10 and 8.2 boat ramps so How could I resist.

Well thanks again and hope to see some of you at the boat show.

P/S Thanks Danno for the quick help. :1zhelp:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on December 16, 2012, 03:44:38 PM
WELKome aboard Comptime.  Good to hear you found a nice 19SR   :arms:


NOw, the rule is.......  share some pictures.   :shrug9:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CompTime on December 16, 2012, 10:44:44 PM
I wanted to, but it won't stop raining. Unfortunately I purchased the boat before a garage because I couldn't wait any longer.
So I had time to park it, remove everything, shove and air dryer in it and cover it up nicely.

Oh ya then I ran down to the local fishing supply store to empty out my wallet. :doh:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on December 17, 2012, 06:23:51 AM
Empty out your wallet at a tackle store? . . . Yeah, they get me too. So do boat shops. There's always something I don't need, but can't resist.

 Welcome to the arima life!  It's always good to go out with your "A" game!
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Post by: PrincessTheBostonTerrier on December 23, 2012, 09:36:28 PM
Hail, Fellow Arimaheads!  My name is PrincessTheBostonTerrier!  I love to go fishing in the Lady Marie with my three Boston Terrier sons and my husband, Gd2b50!  Yes, I bait my own hook, know how to break loose a stuck anchor, and I even take the hook out of the fish . . . when I am by myself!  LOL!  Otherwise, Gd2b50 does it for me!  I love our Arima 1511 SC, and I fully support re-powering from the poor little 70 horse that is on its last legs to a new motor . . . which one?  Well, we'll see after we check out the deals at the boat show!  In real life, I teach elementary music at an elementary school in Portland, and occasionally sing professionally.  I am a Mezzo Soprano.  I play a bunch of instruments, but LOVE the quiet when we are out in the boat waiting for the elusive fish to strike!  We all live in Oregon City, and enjoy the closeness of the abundant rivers and lakes/reservoirs nearby!  FISH ON! :gone_fishing:
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Post by: Chief of the Boat on December 24, 2012, 04:08:28 AM
PrincessTheBostonTerrier,
  Our 1511 SE is powered by a Yamaha F-70, this a very impressive motor .  Read some posts from Grizzle and myself on this engine.
Welcome Aboard,
Terry
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Post by: StreamFixer on December 24, 2012, 07:14:04 AM
Hi Princess

(you must know that will be your short handle  :whistle: )

Welcome.  Looking forward to meeting you soon.

StreamFixer
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Post by: Eddy C on December 30, 2012, 09:33:37 PM
Howdy
I live on Whidbey I'm 65yr. avid fisherman. I fish out of an 18' Glasply. I'm interested in Arimas. Maybe hitching a ride in one. I have gas money and top of line salmon gear.

(http://i956.photobucket.com/albums/ae44/WillisMcGee65/FS_1623012.jpg)
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on December 30, 2012, 09:58:09 PM
Welcome Eddy,

Glad to have you aboard. I strongly suspect that there are enough Arima owners in your neck of the woods to demo an Arima for you. They are a great boat (no shortage of pride of ownership here  :biggrin: ). Hope you hook up with somebody and then get an Arima of your own. As you have probably read here have patience but be ready as properly priced boats go to the early bird. Good luck.

Richard
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Post by: hammondsearanger on January 08, 2013, 07:49:40 PM
I was members on the other aroma owners boards that seemed to pop up then close. Lost interest .. :berry:!

Saw the article on Arima being bought out on Ifish. Lurked ..joined..therefore I am.

Live adjacent to Hammond mooring basin in Hammond Oregon. 89 17 sea ranger. "Tanja Maria".

Fish B10 up ...Salmon, steelhead, and Sturgeon. crab!

Some of you should recognize the moniker.

matt

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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on January 08, 2013, 07:55:14 PM
It's nice to have you on the site Matt!    Welcome.


SFF
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Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on January 08, 2013, 09:49:57 PM
Hey, Matt...Welcome aboard. Although I live in California, my former father-in-law of about 25 years ago was Harbor Master for Hammond, Warrenton and Astoria Basin....his name was William Kerr...retired career Navy man....WWII Navy Chief Bosun's Mate...served aboard the Lucky Lou.  I remember some good times spent in your beautiful area. Don't know if Billy Kerr Jr. is still running around that area but if you run into him, say "Hello" to him from me...John W. (his sister's ex husband).....Have fun with your Arima.   J Doo Dad
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on January 08, 2013, 11:59:36 PM

 Welcome aboard HammondSearanger . I am elkman on the other board and parked in your drive way a few years ago, until my brother Stew around the corner from you lets  me park there now. If you fish spingers down there maybe you could keep us posted on when the run is starting in your area. I know you and your wife prefer to fish sturgeon ,but with that so limited this year (1 fish) maybe you guys down there could figure out the spingers this year.

  Hydro-Therapy (Larry)
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Post by: hammondsearanger on January 09, 2013, 10:19:37 AM
Hydro... I met stew on the water last year. Super nice guy!

I have plans on trying sprinters lower this year .. We will see!
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Post by: desertdog on January 10, 2013, 09:00:59 AM
Guess I have been lurking long enough. I just hung up the keyboard on Jan 1, so this will be my first season of full time fishing in M11 out of Pt. Defiance. I purchased a 16 SC last year that will be re-powered during the Seattle boat show. I am a part time AZ/WA person (can't convince the wife about a full time move North).
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Post by: Danno on January 10, 2013, 09:34:20 AM
HammondSR, glad to have you over here.

Desertdog, welcome as well. It's great to have new people join. Even better if they participate!   :cha:
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Post by: Jinx on January 30, 2013, 05:42:34 AM
Hello.  I am an East Coast SR17 owner.  My home waters are the tidal Rappahannock in Virginia, but I've also hauled the boat down to the Caloosahatchie and Pine Island Sound in Florida and around Chincoteague Island, Va. 

Years ago I was a member of a forerunner of this group, starting about 2002.    I recognize a name or two here from the old days.  Sure would like to connect up with "Beancounter", but don't know yet if he is an active member. 

I bought my Arima on the recommendation of someone who called it a bulletproof boat.  I haven't been disappointed.  I use it for fishing, sightseeing and dragging my sons up and down the creek on their kneeboards and wakeboards.   My wife waterskis too.   The boat is used all year and is stored on a lift, but I have a trailer too.   The only modification I have done is I converted it to hydraulic steering when the cables corroded.

That's my story.  Arimas are scarce as hen's teeth around here--I've only seen one other on the water in my travels.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on January 30, 2013, 06:30:35 AM

 Jinx Welcome aboard. As for beancounter he is still active checking in here now and again.There are actually quite a few members on the east coast. Feel free to chime in with your experience Arima's as you have been a owner allot longer than most of us.


  H-T
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Post by: GregE on January 30, 2013, 10:05:58 AM
WELKome aboard.

You can use the member list to locate and message beancounter
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Post by: Jinx on January 30, 2013, 04:52:34 PM
Home port.  Also an attempt to post a picture.
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Post by: GregE on January 30, 2013, 05:07:00 PM
NIce pic and boat lift!!  What is it rated for??
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Post by: Jinx on January 30, 2013, 05:11:11 PM
It is a 10k # by Golden.   I highly recommend it.   In these waters barnacles are a real problem on any lift that has slide parts under the tide line.

http://www.goldenboatlifts.com/gatorvator.htm


not an agent, just a customer.
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Post by: xplorz on January 31, 2013, 06:34:08 AM
Welcome aboard Jinx! Nice lift!
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Post by: beancounter on February 01, 2013, 02:24:50 PM
Daggone Jinx I've been on here since the beginning. Good to see you found your way over here. My mom still lives across the river from you believe you said your place was on Totuskey creek. You have a great dealer over your way at Whelans I bought a motor couple years back and they did some work on my latest Arima motor. He said they service about a half dozen different Arima's. Guess I need to get him to sign them all up here. I will pm you my email we need to get together when it warms up a little. Txpal went fishing in the river there little ways down from you last winter caught his first striper. Then he went and moved back to texas. Welcome to you and all the other new members been a while since I been on this thread sorry.
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Post by: BruceL2_Fish on February 02, 2013, 01:33:12 PM
Hi all, I decided to join this group as I am in process of shopping for and Purchasing my first Arima.  I have wanted one for many years and my Wife and I decided the time is right to make the move.  We used to be avid open water boaters and ran a 22" Striper hardtop in the late 1990's.   Then kids needed to go to college so we sold the boat.  I got into river fishing from the bank and then from a drift boat but I missed the fun of making the fun out of Neah Bay, chasing silvers from Seiku, group trips to Vancouver Island fishing the west side out of Zaballas and of course Westport.

I have dialed in on the Sea Ranger 19 and have been looking for some time.  We have located a 2007 with a skip tower and 2006 Suzuki 150.  Looked the boat over real close and it is very clean.  The motor has 120 hours on it.  I am going for a sea trial this week and if all goes well plan to purchase it.

This boat is very basic and I will be looking to add trim tabs, kicker motor and upgrade the fish finder and GPS.  I have Scotty down riggers I have saved to use on it.  Question is the asking price of $29,000 for this boat with little extras a good prices for a low hour Sea Ranger 19?
 
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Post by: CanvasGuy on February 02, 2013, 03:13:00 PM
Welcome BruceL2fish,

Just a thought.. Does that 2006 Suzuki 150 weight about the same as a Yamaha 115?...
Thinking about weight for a 19'.

Don't know about that price :shrug9:...Too new for me..but I am sure others will..
 again welcome....

CGBE,Gary
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Post by: NWPhandler on February 19, 2013, 08:09:45 PM
 :dance: New arima owner, 16 ft sea explorer, this is a project boat, dirty, sitting for two years, no motors, will post pics as time goes on.  I'm an old fart and just want to get back out on the saltwater.  Hoping to be operational by 1 July.  Last time I owned and fished a salt boat we were towing 32 oz balls and abe and al flashers on 300 ft of wire.  Interesting forum and I hope to add something to it.........chuck
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on February 19, 2013, 08:30:44 PM
Welcome Chuck, glad you're aboard. There is a lot of info on here concerning projects. And we are always looking for new approaches to doing things and whatever you contribute will be appreciated. As you know, pictures are almost mandatory.

Richard
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Post by: Vancouvertechie on February 19, 2013, 08:33:19 PM
Chuck,

Welcome aboard!  I hope to see you on the water!

VT
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on February 19, 2013, 08:49:04 PM

 Welcome aboard Bruce. Hope we can help you spend your money on the new boat for you. The boat you have selected sound to be a nice one. Although the one big concern would be the problems they had with the early 4stroke Suzuki motors. I do not recall exactly which ones . But it would be worth some research to find out . I know Wedocq has one and the repair bill was huge. Maybe he can chime in on this. Good Luck in your adventures in finding the right boat.

  H-T
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on February 19, 2013, 08:51:43 PM
I forgot to ask, if you don't mind, what area do you call home?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chuck Jones on February 20, 2013, 08:09:06 PM
Chuck:  Beware of geeks bearing (verbal) gifts.  These guys have PhD's in teaching you how to spend your money!!  They mean well, but hang on to your wallet/VISA.  It's a damn good thing they've outlawed debtors prisons.

Chuck.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SRanger on February 21, 2013, 11:08:45 PM
:dance: New arima owner, 16 ft sea explorer, this is a project boat, dirty, sitting for two years, no motors, will post pics as time goes on.  I'm an old fart and just want to get back out on the saltwater.  Hoping to be operational by 1 July.  Last time I owned and fished a salt boat we were towing 32 oz balls and abe and al flashers on 300 ft of wire.  Interesting forum and I hope to add something to it.........chuck

If you are looking for an old 2 stroke Merc 80hp to keep cost down, let me know.  Comes with controls $1,000.  And welcome to the board!

SR
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Red 22 on February 22, 2013, 09:44:30 PM
Hello

About a month ago, after a year of research, I order plans to build a 23 foot pilot house composite boat from a Florida designer. I’m excited waiting for the plans to arrive via snail mail. It’s the opening day of the boat show here in Portland, Oregon I have no plans to go. Instead I’m going to go skiing as the snow was dumping on Mt Hood Meadows ski resort. We get up and the wind is howling 50 plus and most of the mountain is be closed. I say to the wife lets go to the boat show instead, I’d like to get information on materials and such to build this boat. After a couple of hours she’s getting bored we come across the used boat section we climb on a couple of boats to get ideas for the cockpit. I climb on to an Arima and she’s of looking at other boats. I wonder off only to come back and she’s on the Arima without batting an eye she says “I don’t want to wait around for you to build a boat I want to go fishing and play now” (we're both retired) then she say’s” why don’t you make the dealer an offer for X”. Stunned, shocked and frozen she had to tell me twice. Well the dealer said no, but we talked a bit and here I am a proud owner of a 2005 22’ Sea legend with 26 hours on the meter. Somehow, I agreed to sell my 91' Trophy anyone want to by a boat.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: finfinn on February 22, 2013, 10:01:09 PM
Welcome Red. Good decision - smart wife. Being retired myself I rather fish now, since who knows what tomorrow will bring - health or otherwise. You will love that boat.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chuck Jones on February 22, 2013, 10:12:11 PM
Halleluja RED....smart minds run in the same channel.  You and your wife are obviously soul mates.  Enjoy the best of the best together.  Welcome aboard!!

Chuck
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 23, 2013, 07:39:26 AM
Sounds to me like Red's wife may be the brains in the family   :wink:  He was just smart enough to listen   :bigshock:

Welcome aboard Red, be sure to get located on our map.  It helps a lot when sharing ideas, beers, fishing and the like.  You have a fellow 22 owner near by (Big Mac) who is an enjoyable colleague. 

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on February 23, 2013, 07:53:00 AM
WOW  :bigshock: !! Don't you just love it when a plan come's together!!!!! And it's so much better when both are on the same sheet of music. Congratulations and welcome to the forum. If you don't already know, pictures are REALLY appreciated.

Richard
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: xplorz on February 23, 2013, 08:15:01 AM
Congratulations Red! Is that the one that Pacific Boatland had for sale? A very nice boat for a smokin price when I checked it out on their sales lot a couple of months ago.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Red 22 on February 23, 2013, 05:41:45 PM
Yep shes the smart one  :bowdown: :bowdown: and yes Its the boat from Paciific boatland. Jerry the head mechanic said he went thru it - Jerry was the west coast service manager for yamaha before going back to Pacific boatland some 15 years ago.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 23, 2013, 06:03:18 PM
Red

Check out the Neah Bay gathering and see if you guys can/want to join us.  It is under Arima Group Activities.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Red 22 on February 23, 2013, 06:25:43 PM
Thanks Steamfixer, I'll check it out  how far out do you go or to most fish the garbage hole ?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GutZ on February 27, 2013, 05:18:37 PM
I am really glad that I finally looked for "the other site". See ya Yuku.

I am GutZ. My boat, The Sea Kitten, is a 15' 1993 Sea Chaser with a 50 Merc and a 9.9 F/S Merc Kicker. We have been together for a few years now. I have been moored at Edmonds the past couple summers and have really caught a lot of fish. I am looking forward to more of the same this summer!

I am disabled, but improving after a recent (September) Kidney Transplant. That sure put a quick end to the Coho season for me! I fished Tuesday night, got the call Wednesday, and new Kidney Thursday. It was sure a mad scramble to get the boat home and off to dialysis that day.

Things are a bit more leisure these days. I am thinking about getting the boat back together and getting out on Lake Washington for starters, with an eye towards Springers in the Big C.

Got a few electrical issues to work out. Switch box is shot ...

This Summer I am thinking about Snow Creek for a week or so, and then back in at Edmonds, If I can find a spot!

See ya out there!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on February 27, 2013, 05:23:57 PM
Welcome aboard GutZ.  :applause:

Richard
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Red 22 on February 27, 2013, 05:27:00 PM
Welcome Gutz. One of my freinds had the transplant back in '83 still doing well.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on February 28, 2013, 02:30:44 PM
Welcome Gutz...
 it IS much livelier!! :dance:
 On This the Other site...  :biggrin:

CGBE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chuck Jones on March 01, 2013, 05:59:47 AM
Welcome Gutz:  I've never been to "the other side"...but when you find a good home, no need to look elsewhere.  I'm sure you'll be happy here. 

Cj
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: tsquared on March 01, 2013, 09:58:15 PM
Hello--my name is tsquared. My fishing partner, Jjmbat is already a member here but I am new to the board. We have a 19 ft Sea Chaser with a 130 Honda and a 9.9 Yammy kicker. We will start our 4th season with the boat this month chasing halibut here in Victoria, move the boat to the Saanich inlet for April to get our prawns and then to Metchosin for May to the end of October to chase salmon in Juan de Fuca Strait. I couldn't be happier with our boat--I've been delighted with it ever since we brought it up from Georgia.
T2
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BigMac on March 01, 2013, 10:59:35 PM
Red,

As StreamFixer said, I have an '04, 22 SLHT.  It stays most of the year at Steam Boat Landing Marina (a couple miles upstream from the I-205 bridge, WA side).  I also live in Vancouver.

Sounds like we need to get together to compare notes.  PM me if that seems like something would like to do.

(Dave)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wyrguy on March 01, 2013, 11:35:04 PM
Hello--my name is tsquared. My fishing partner, Jjmbat is already a member here but I am new to the board. We have a 19 ft Sea Chaser with a 130 Honda and a 9.9 Yammy kicker. We will start our 4th season with the boat this month chasing halibut here in Victoria, move the boat to the Saanich inlet for April to get our prawns and then to Metchosin for May to the end of October to chase salmon in Juan de Fuca Strait. I couldn't be happier with our boat--I've been delighted with it ever since we brought it up from Georgia.
T2

YIPEEEEEEE!!!!!  :party:  More of 'us Canucklehead guys' and right in my backyard too!   :party: Welcome T2  :arms:

My boat is living at a buddies shop right now in beautiful downtown Stinky Fish 'My-Chosen'...  :facepalm:

I'm wanting to talk to you and John about Cheanuh pros & cons... Still trying to decide where to 'park her' for the season... Sure would be nice if there was somewhere around here like Markshorelines marina in Edmonds  :bowdown:

Send me a PM if you want to get together... According to GoodDays Greg, we have to meet at a Timmy's  :whistle:

Rick
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: tsquared on March 02, 2013, 06:25:15 AM
Thanks for the welcome Wyrguy. "Arima therapy" you're making me laugh at 6 in the morning--even before my first coffee! I'll send you a pm re Cheanuh.
T2
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Red 22 on March 03, 2013, 11:43:51 PM
Steamfix,

I checked out the dates on the Neah get together I'll be in Fiji and Tonga Sailing and fishing during that time perhaps next year!

thanks

Tony

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 04, 2013, 06:53:27 AM
FIJI and TONGA!!!! . . . Lucky!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on March 04, 2013, 08:01:00 AM
Well Tony, we will all be having a good time at Neah  :party: while you suffer in the south seas  :hoboy:. 

Get what enjoyment you can out of that trip and think all the fun you will be missing (maybe in the rain and wind) pursuing the elusive 'Butt.   :wink:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Steve on March 09, 2013, 07:33:17 PM
Finally decided to sign up and say Hi to everyone. Some will know me as stlhdfishn from the other site,
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: finfinn on March 09, 2013, 08:03:15 PM
Welcome Steve. Bunch of friendly folks here. I am sure you will enjoy the posts. Besides, some of us post on both. Just not much going on on the other side.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 09, 2013, 11:28:06 PM
I've never been to the other side :hoboy:   Welcome Steve.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on March 10, 2013, 08:01:25 AM
WELCOME ALL NEWGUYS  To The Number 1 Arima Owners site..May not be First ,but most definitely the BEST .....CGBE :yeahthat:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GoodDays on March 10, 2013, 09:45:40 AM
Welcome to all the New Guys !!!    :party:  Particularly those on Vancouver Island....  :fishing: :fishing:   As WYRGUY will soon explain.... We call ourselves the Vancouver Island Ashram.... We are the guardians of the Holy Waters on the Westcoast of the Island... I am the self appointed Bagwahn of the Ashram.... so....... you need to send everything you own to me...  :anyone:.... in return I will give you a purple sheet you can wear while fishing.... Rather than a fleet of Rolls Royces, I shall have a fleet of Arimas !!

OOHMMMMMM... ooohhmmm.... watch the cutplug spin...... oooohhhmmm.... ooohhmmmmm

GoodDays Greg
Guardian of the Holy Waters !
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: tsquared on March 10, 2013, 12:05:22 PM
Welcome to all the New Guys !!!    :party:  Particularly those on Vancouver Island....  :fishing: :fishing:   As WYRGUY will soon explain.... We call ourselves the Vancouver Island Ashram.... We are the guardians of the Holy Waters on the Westcoast of the Island... I am the self appointed Bagwahn of the Ashram.... so....... you need to send everything you own to me...  :anyone:.... in return I will give you a purple sheet you can wear while fishing.... Rather than a fleet of Rolls Royces, I shall have a fleet of Arimas !!

OOHMMMMMM... ooohhmmm.... watch the cutplug spin...... oooohhhmmm.... ooohhmmmmm

GoodDays Greg
Guardian of the Holy Waters !
good lord--I'm going to have to go buy myself a piece of carpet! Who knew?
T2
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: hammondsearanger on March 10, 2013, 02:31:54 PM
I am bad to welcome all individually .... Welcome to the club everyone!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on March 10, 2013, 04:44:44 PM


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Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: DanEboy on March 13, 2013, 02:28:53 AM
My name is Dan- I live in Gig harbor WA. Have wanted an arima for years used to deliver chemicals to the factory. But as life goes just didnt get around to buying one till now. Bought a 1988 17ft SR. as you might expect it needs TLC. So the fun begins. Id put pictures in but at my age Im one of the ones thats computer illiterate. (and dont care to learn) Maybe get my daughter to later. This is a great sight loads of information. and Im sure I can use most of it.                                                                                                                                                                                          thanks Dan
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on March 13, 2013, 06:37:37 AM
Welcome To AO Dan..
 you know you could learn still, your not that old..59 here
maybe you'll take an interest in learning the simple
art of picture uploading...after all you can type..I am just a one finger picker..with the power of spell check.. :yeahthat:
and even I can learn..

it's just that were so picture orientated..to share our work and play on our boats...
either way WELCOME..


CGBE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on March 13, 2013, 05:35:27 PM

and even I can learn..


Sorry Gary, Jury still out on that one.  Right now the jury discussion is revolving around "Is he trainable???"   :stooges:   :jester:

StreamFixer

(I just could not pass that one up   :clap: )
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: DanEboy on March 13, 2013, 06:33:38 PM
Keep it up I have big shoulders. The amount of success is judged mainly by the quality of instruction.          -Dan-
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on March 13, 2013, 09:26:12 PM
Actually Dan,  Fishing Eagle lays it out pretty easy in this post

http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=130.0

STreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sea DewD on March 14, 2013, 07:04:43 AM
Gentle peoples, I have sold my sea ranger (slacker) an retired the name, now i am back with a sea chaser (Sea Dewd) ... It feels good to be back after 12hours of no  Arima Group.Com

Sea DewD
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on March 14, 2013, 07:25:32 AM
WELCOME Sea DewD

 And Congrats on a Sea Chaser..More Fishing room..

that was a quick turn around..

and now your not a Slacker..

OH happy days..
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sea DewD on March 14, 2013, 08:00:53 AM
Thanx CG
 The people that know me said the name slacker fit so.....


Sea DewD
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: TheDoctor on March 18, 2013, 10:55:20 PM
Greetings fellow Arima owners.  I have a 2008 Sea Ranger 19 with Honda 135 and 8, bought new from King Salmon Marine when they were still in Auburn.  I live in Longview.  I named my boat "The Doctor" after being nicknamed this on the Columbia for years by my fishing buddies.  Most of my time is spent from Vancouver to Cathlamet, but I will venture to Ilwaco, Merwin for kokes, and Hood Canal a lot in the summer.  Made my first trip to Neah Bay for sea bass/cod last June, and planning again this year.  Rough water, but I was in the right boat.

I did not know this forum existed until I started to research the Web on adding radar/fish towers to Arimas and seeing a number of posts and pictures on this forum.  I have greatly enjoyed reviewing all the various posts and topics, all of which are very helpful.  I love to see what people do to their boats.  Like most, I have customized a lot, and will try to share some picture and ideas that have worked for me in the coming weeks, in case anyone's interested.  I have a new fish tower coming from Samson Sports in Camas, WA, later in April that I am really excited about.  Various posts have convinced me that power trim tabs are in my future, too.

This is a really friendly and welcoming forum, and I am glad to become a part of a proud community.  There is something special about these boats!

Steve, AKA "TheDoctor"
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on March 19, 2013, 03:37:42 AM

 The Doctor let me be the first to WELCOME you aboard and can you give us a Spring Chinook report from down your way?


   H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on March 19, 2013, 03:47:19 AM
The Doctor is IN... :applause:
Welcome to our little spot :arms:
to share and enjoy our times on and off the water.. :yeahthat:
enjoy....

CGBE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on March 19, 2013, 04:53:31 AM
Welcome Dan, Doctor and Seadewd. I hope I got all of you. I just reached 50 on the second of March so I am sorry if I come across as an old dog. This is a great group of Arima owners and its also a reach out group for wanna be new owners.

Just my  :twocents:


SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GoodDays on March 19, 2013, 06:20:00 AM
 50 Darren ??   Time to sell the Arima and get a DONZI  :whistle: :jester:

Welcome to all the New Folks Eh !

GoodDays Greg
Canadian Arimaniac !
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BlaineMike on March 21, 2013, 08:21:54 PM
Hello All,

This coming Saturday I will be taking possession of a 1985 15' Arima Sea Sprinter with a 50 hp Suzuki Four outboard.  I will be hopefully using this boat to fish the northern San Juan  Island region in the years to come.  This is my first boat and I am really excited and absolutely anxious about this event.  I have been spending quite a bit of time in this forum for the past week and I am encouraged by this community and the vast information available here. I just wanted to say I appreciate the time folks have spent documenting everything in this forum for scrubs like me to learn from.   So I am going to simply say thank you one and all as my first post to this fine forum.

Cheers,

BlaineMike
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on March 21, 2013, 08:33:03 PM
Welcome aboard there BlaineMike!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on March 21, 2013, 08:34:41 PM
It's been a while since I've visited this thread but I want to wish all of you newcomers (and some of you are not even that anymore) a hearty welcome aboard!

Terry
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on March 21, 2013, 09:49:24 PM
Welcome Mike!
I would love to hear about how that power plant works on our boat.


sFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BlaineMike on March 21, 2013, 10:23:46 PM
SFF -

I will post up a review after the weekend.  Hoping to give her a good workout on Sunday.

Cheers,

BlaineMike
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: TheDoctor on March 21, 2013, 10:37:29 PM
Welcome, BlaineMike.  Let us know how your shakedown cruise goes on Sunday!

TheDoctor
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chuck Jones on March 23, 2013, 02:10:54 AM
Tally HO BlainMike!!  Welcome aboard mate.  I'm sure you'll get years of enjoyment out of your Arima.  You've bought into a great boat, and the forum folks are ready to help you with any issues or questions you might have. 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: beancounter on March 23, 2013, 03:49:42 AM
My name is Jimmie and I'm an arimaholic. And want to welcome all you new dewds to the site. been told a Doctor can't help me with arimaholism.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Full-Pull on March 26, 2013, 12:34:06 PM
Might as well weigh in...Howdy Folks!

I'm another refugee from the Google/Yuku days. I recall the Goodnight Moon strangeness, it was around then that I drifted away from the board(s). I honestly don't recall signing up over here, but I must have at some point; I kinda forgot, until I recently received a PM from Salmon King.

I'm the owner of a '91 Sea Ranger Hardtop ("Full-Pull"). She'd been "run hard & put away wet" more than a few times by the previous owners, but I've performed a huge list of functional repairs & improvements in the 6 years I've owned it.
Still have a LOT of cosmetic work to do...but it runs well and it's a very comfortable fishing/crabbing platform.

I'm up in Ferndale, WA, about 15 mi. from the WA/BC border. I spend most of my time fishing/crabbing/camping in the San Juans (MA7), with a few days in 8.1, 8.2 and 9 mixed in.
Hoping to get out to Neah, Nootka, Barkley, etc. one of these...years...lol.

Cheers,
Ted

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on March 26, 2013, 01:23:08 PM
Full Pull

And so begins your Twelve Steps.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SRanger on March 26, 2013, 08:39:46 PM
Full-Pull,

Did you spend the 15k on the boat and or a lady...or did you just waste it?

SR
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Full-Pull on March 27, 2013, 06:24:57 AM
Oh Yes.

Yes I did.

 :party:


.
Title: Texas Wrangler Intro
Post by: Wrangler2744 on March 28, 2013, 02:37:07 PM
Wrangler's Arima Story

I was born and grew up in Texas going hunting and fishing with my Dad and Uncle.  Dad bought my Uncle’s old 14ft aluminum semi-V boat and we fished it all over southeast Texas but primarily in the Houston/Galveston Bay area.  Fast forward to my 55th birthday after our two sons had completed college and got married.  I told my wife I would like a boat to go fishing now that the kids are grown and hopefully we will soon be retired.

She said “OK, but it has to have a potta potti”.  I said “OK, but the rig has to fit in our garage so I don’t have to pay storage fees”.  I started looking and found the ONLY boat that met both requirements was an Arima –particularly the 17ft Sea Ranger.

I called the Arima factory and talked to Craig Indall who was the sales manager (1996). He told me the nearest dealer to Houston was in Dallas.  I thought this strange since I considered the Arima to be a saltwater boat.  But, it is what it is. 

Called the Dallas people and found they had a 17ft Sea Ranger in stock. Got a price but didn’t like that they had a Force 2 stroke OB (I wanted a 90hp Honda 4 stroke) and a painted trailer (won’t work in saltwater for long!).  We decided to continue looking.

In the fall of ’96 we drove to Kansas City to visit our son & DIL and stopped in Dallas to view the Arima Sea Ranger.  Liked what we saw but didn’t like the price, motor and trailer.

In February, 1997 Craig called me with an offer.  Seems the Dallas dealership was ceasing business and Craig needed to either sell the inventory in Dallas or ship it back to the factory.  He wanted to make me an offer I could not refuse rather than shipping the boat back. I told him the problem was (1) wrong brand motor and (2) wrong type trailer.

After discussion Craig came back with an offer for the boat hull only and further assistance in getting a Honda motor and a Shor’lander trailer. We closed the deal over the phone without having taking a ride in an Arima! 

Craig called a Shor’Lander dealer in Houston to give him the specific model number to order and worked out a good price on the trailer.  It had to be ordered since no other boat in Texas could use that trailer. I picked up the trailer about a month later, took the papers to the courthouse and got license plates.  We were scheduled to attend a wedding in Tyler, TX one weekend so we drove to Dallas on Friday with the empty trailer and picked up the boat in a driving rain storm. Drove to Tyler to attend the wedding parking the boat & trailer in the motel parking lot.  After the wedding on Saturday, we drove back home to Jersey Village just outside Houston.

I then called Craig telling him I’d completed the boat deal and now needed a Honda motor.  He called the Honda rep for the area and I was able to get a good price from a Honda dealer in Clute, TX.  I then towed the boat to Clute where the motor was installed.  The Honda dealer saw that the Dallas people didn’t know how to install a motor as the holes they drilled in the transom were off-center.  So he plugged those holes and mounted the Honda correctly centered.  Also aligned the boat properly on the trailer and rigged the boat for two batteries, etc.  I finally had a complete rig! 

Took it home and installed the depth finder, UHF radio and all safety equipment.  Now we finally got to launch the boat in May, 1997 (it’s a 1996 hull # but new). 

I’m sure there are not too many people who have bought a boat, motor and trailer in as complex an arrangement as I did. 

I used the boat primarily for fishing in the Galveston Bay complex but have also fished it near Rockport, TX in Copano Bay & Aransas Bay.  The first few years I had it were the best years as I had both time & money to go fishing. Shortly thereafter my company decided to split-up and I was out of a job after 30 years.  That has tremendously cut short my use of the boat.  Sadly I only used it once or twice a year thereafter.  Now I find myself in a indecisive position of whether to sell it or not.  I sometimes think I should hold on to it and start fishing again.  Other times I understand that gas is never going to go down, Houston area traffic is never going to get better, launch ramps will still be excessively crowded and too many idiots are on the water. 

Now I am going thru the boat to clean it up and replace anything that needs replacing.  Just took the gas tank out to fully empty it and clean under it.  I totally love the boat and wish I could use it more.  The boat has always been garaged with a canvas cover since I bought it (its in very good condition).  I had expanded my garage to a 2+2 car capacity with a rear door and 20ft slab to park the boat when cleaning it after trips, then pull it into the garage for storage.

As far as I know I’m one of only 3 Arimas in the Houston area.  There is a USCG person living on Galveston Island that has a 15ft Arima and supposedly there is someone who owns a 21ft Arima.  I have never seen another Arima on the water here.  My nearest dealer is in Alabama (according to Arima website).  Down here on the Texas coast everyone owns center console boats and think that any small boat with a cuddy is too hot in this humid weather.  Actually, I love to anchor up, pop open the hatch and let cool wind flow thru my Arima while I nap in cuddy.  That hot Texas sun really beats down.

I will be posting some questions later regarding some items so be looking for that.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on March 28, 2013, 02:56:15 PM
Welcome Wrangler! I removed the two duplicate posts.

You might find that your Arima will sell for as much as you paid for it but if it's not costing you much to keep it, remember that it will be very hard to replace it.

Glad to have you on board!   :beerchug:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 28, 2013, 03:04:23 PM
Gonna be a hard day if I ever I have to sell my arima. Same issues here, but still worth keeping her.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chuck Jones on March 28, 2013, 09:25:35 PM
Wrangler:  I love your story...detailed but not yadda-yadda boring....you have a good sense of style and continuity.  I've been thru what you are going  thru, just not with an Arima.  I don't think I'd ever be without one although I've been thru  more than a couple of boats.   I relish this forum and the folks on it, and have made some good friends thru it.  If you're not using your boat, then the hard decision is wherther you want to somehow get back that lovin' feeling and forage forth into the realm of the deep, or make that decision to off it.  I am retired myself, and have gone thru periods of WTF am I doing, but have found a home with the activities offered thru getting out with the boat and the comaradarie offered thru the folks I've met who have similar interests.    I hope you can find your niche....I truly wish you all the best...go for the gusto!!  Whatever that it for you.

Chuck
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seas Candy on March 29, 2013, 08:53:05 AM
Hello fello Arima Owners.  I am new to this forum and want to introduce myself.  I am the owner of a 2001 19 foot Sea Chaser and absolutely love my boat.  I purchased her in 2007 from the original owner down on Los Angeles.  I live in the Santa Cruz mountains and call Santa Cruz, CA my home port.  I fish from as far south as Big Sur to north of the Golden Gate.  Prime tagets are salmon, halibut, rock cod, white sea bass, crab and tuna.

The farthest off shore I have taken her is 70 miles south west of Monterey running for tuna.  The farthest land travel was last summer when the wife and I trailered her up to Ucluelet for 10 days of fishing off of Vancouver Island. 

I hope to contribute to the discussion and I know I will learn alot from all the like minded folks on this forum.

Pat
Sea's Candy
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on March 29, 2013, 09:34:09 AM
WELCOME ABOARD... Seas Candy..
That's a real Fishing machine you have..Congrats.. :applause:
We look forward to your contributions to this Forum.
Please feel free to post up any pictures of your Arima and the Fish and fun You must have
had and will have.. :yeahthat:


CG,BE...Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: finfinn on March 29, 2013, 09:43:01 AM
Welcome, Seas Candy. Sounds like you are fishing quite a range with your chaser. What is your fuel capacity - has to be good for that 70 mile run. Good to have another fishy character on board :wink:.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on March 29, 2013, 10:53:11 AM
 Seas Candy Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seas Candy on March 29, 2013, 11:22:52 AM
Welcome, Seas Candy. Sounds like you are fishing quite a range with your chaser. What is your fuel capacity - has to be good for that 70 mile run. Good to have another fishy character on board :wink:.

Hello Finfinn,
I have the 48 gallon main tank along with two 10 gallon saddle tanks giving me a total of 68 gallon fuel capacity.  But in order to insure I have enough to make it back home I carry up to 25 gallons in jugs up in the cuddy.  I have only had to dip into the jugs on one occasion.  Down here in California the warm water holding the albacore is usually way off shore however last year we got lucky and we were catching them while still in sight of land.

When I'm going that far off shore I always try to hook up with a buddy boat.  I'm a member of the Coastside Fishing Club and have a collection of guys that are willing to stick together and watch each others backs.  It's good knowing you have a friend out there if something should go wrong.

Once I figure out how everything works here I'll try to attach some photos.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seas Candy on March 29, 2013, 01:57:10 PM
Tuna run last August.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chuck Jones on March 29, 2013, 02:53:25 PM
Pat:

Welcome to the forum...you're obviously a seasoned salty.  I have to admire you folks who venture out far beyond sight of land chasing the wiley Tuna!  I've made arrangements with the local Emergency Room to carry four quarts of chicken blood in case I get hurt out there.  I think I ventured out a mile once then had to book three sessions with my shrink.  There are those of us who venture out to sea only as far as a vicarious voyage thru the details of  one of your tuna fishing trips will take us.

I like the name of your boat....and look forward to hearing of your future exploits.

Chuck
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seas Candy on March 29, 2013, 03:49:14 PM
Tuna
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seas Candy on March 29, 2013, 03:58:59 PM
PT. Sur Bocaccio.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chuck Jones on March 29, 2013, 04:36:00 PM
Yeah...I've been to that Point Sure Boracho a number of times, in fact, more than I'd like to admit!!   :beerchug:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GoodDays on March 29, 2013, 06:19:10 PM
Welcome Seas Candy !!! Looks like you spend a lot of time fishing !! I am up on Vancouver Island and there are quite a few members here that fish Ukee !  This is a great group and we have a lot of fun !
GoodDays Greg
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seas Candy on March 29, 2013, 07:33:35 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome guys.  I hope I can contribute to the forum but I know I will learn alot from all of you.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: fishing eagle on March 30, 2013, 01:41:51 PM
I hope to never see the day that I would want or need to sell my Arima unless it might be to purchase a new 22. My wife has already decided that if something happens to me that my Arima will be passed on to our son with the stipulation and agreement that he is not to sell it. He can sell his other boat if he wishes or just start his own fleet. His choice but our Arima is to continue in our family for many years to come.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 30, 2013, 01:46:43 PM
Sea's candy, nice pics! Welcome to the group, grab a beer and hang around the pool for a while. :beerchug:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on March 30, 2013, 10:36:20 PM
Welcome Seas Candy. Another California Arima !!   :party:



Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: birdman on March 31, 2013, 07:23:41 AM
Welcome S. Candy!  I have found this site to be very helpful for all things Arima, also a good group of friendly folks.  I frequent Santa Cruz and store my boat at the harbor dry storage on 7th and Brommer.  I recently re-powered from an old 2 stroke to a new 4 stroke.  I now have the range that I can go tuna fishing.  I'm looking forward to the salmon opener next weekend.  I'm sure I'll see you around.

Terry
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on April 02, 2013, 05:04:16 PM
Mother Sees Candy-   my mom's favorite.

Show us the trailer-  that's a looong haul to BC. 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: TheDoctor on April 02, 2013, 07:40:50 PM
Hey beancounter,

Just saw your last post.  I understand you have a pretty serious case of Arimaholism.  I happen to be a neuropsychologist, so I am qualified to render such diagnoses, you know.  I also happen to know of some pills for that, but don't bet on me telling you where I keep my private stash.  I am not sure they work so well, anyway.  My prescription would be to get out an do some more fishing.  Make your disease work for you... that's what I say.

TheDr

Also, welcome to Sea's Candy, Wrangler, and Full Pull!  Great stories and pics!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: dbhazjack on April 15, 2013, 07:23:48 PM
Hello Everyone,

New to the forum and new to Arima. Attached are photos of my first fishing outing in Puget Sound. I didn't expect to catch anything, I was just wanting to sea trial the setup and thought I would troll a little. 2 fish later and a South Sound limit, I'm pretty sure I like this boat! Thanks to all of you forum veterans for sharing your expertise. I have already learned so much from your tips, trips, and upgrades. I thought the initial purchase of my new Arima retirement package was the major outlay. I can see that I have only just begun  :bigshock:

Look forward to seeing you out there   :gone_fishing:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on April 15, 2013, 08:21:32 PM
Very nice dbjack! And welcome home with your Arima.


SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on April 15, 2013, 11:56:21 PM
WELKome aboard.  Good first post and nice fishies too.   :applause:

However to be a GREAT post we need more pics of the Arima....
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on April 16, 2013, 03:52:34 AM
WELCOME to our little corner of the web... :applause:
 Nice Post thanks for the pics..some on the water shots of your Arima..
 posted to our Gallery..will get you on our Banner.. :biggrin:
we love to Share our Fun and Boats..

 again Welcome.. :arms:

CGBE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: stevesnyd on April 16, 2013, 11:13:12 AM
Hey Im Steve,

I have a few vessels. A 22' Island runner and a Sea ray.

I enjoy scuba diving, fishing, etc.

I am trying to figure out my next purchase and have signed up to this forum to do a little research.

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chuck Jones on April 16, 2013, 02:04:19 PM
DBHazjack:  Welcome aboard.  Nice intro complete with pictures of the first of what I'm sure will be many such fish to grace the hold of your new Arima.  Take note of the not-so-subtle admonishments about PICTURES.  We're all visual voyeurs on this forum and look forward to seeing what our new members have bought.

STEVE:  A welcome to you too....please feel free to ask any questions or avail yoruself of the search functionality and look up a myriad of subjects, products, or doo-dads guys have made to enhance or personalize their boats.  We're avid about Arimas here and for good reason...they're a great product with an established reputation of quality and longevity.

Chuck
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: dbhazjack on April 16, 2013, 04:01:02 PM
Take note of the not-so-subtle admonishments about PICTURES.

Thanks Guys, this will be great and has been already! Loud and clear on pictures...of the boat....will do in future post. Went out again today and took a buddy. He brought home the bacon (fish) but I got all the joy! And got to wash the boat  :biggrin:

Attached is Sparrow's maiden voyage out of Gig Harbor. I'll try to figure out how to post pics to your gallery CG.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on April 16, 2013, 04:10:09 PM
You don't have to post to my gallery just the gallery..I can access them from there..

Thanks
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on April 16, 2013, 04:41:12 PM
dbhazjack

Man if washing a boat gets you excited,  :party: have I got a deal for you.  Could be the thrill of a lifetime.   :clap:

Let me know when you will be in the Portland area and I'll be sure to really EXCITE you   :dance:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Aquaperro on April 26, 2013, 06:08:40 PM
Just joined. Bought one of Buck's Outbards boats in 2012 and love it. It's my first boat after vacillating over what kind of rig I really wanted for 10+ years. Howdy All.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on April 26, 2013, 07:16:50 PM
Welcome AP, lots of info and humor here. There are a number of our members around the Sacramento area who will chime in soon to welcome you also.

Richard
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Aquaperro on April 28, 2013, 12:40:54 AM
La-Z-Buoy & All,
 actually up in Sparks, NV right now & in the process of moving to northern CA. Will be in the Redding area & swims will be Shasta, Sac River up around Colusa & the north coast. Looking forward to a Humboldt Bay trip soon once the move is done.

John
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on April 30, 2013, 05:29:31 AM
Before you leave sparks, swing by Carson city and smack my brother for me.  :biggrin: Nor Cal is some beautiful country. I wouldn't mind moving to the redding area, but if I move again, it's gonna be out of California. I might go to the PNW just to annoy those guys with another Californian invasion. Aquaperro, welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: metalwrkr on May 04, 2013, 09:54:43 AM
My first REAL boat was a Sea Hunter with a 50hp Yamaha.  That was in the ancient past.  My last boat was an Aquasport 22.5 Explorer with a 200 Merc Offshore.  I have stopped going out 40 miles for halibut and want to get back to fishing the Sound and lakes as well as go east of the mountains without a diesel truck.  I also got sick of rolling around on the driveway every spring working on brakes and bearings.  Old age and ugliness are taking their toll.  I now have a used 2005 Sea Ranger 17 paired with a 2007 Honda 90 and 2008 Honda 8.  When I bought the boat last fall, the main motor had 20 hours and the kicker 5 hours.  Everything is essentially new and looks and runs new.  I have fished the past two days for ling cod in the Sound and think the boat will work out OK. I have been making minor changes in the cockpit to make the arrangement more to my liking.  My other hobbies beside fishing and boating are metal detecting and CNC Plasma cutting (I have a small metal working shop at home).  Makes it nice when I need to fab up a small stainless fixture or part!  I am sure this forum will be a great resource and look forward to getting to know everyone.     
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on May 04, 2013, 09:57:47 AM

welcome.  We look forward to hearing about your projects.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on May 04, 2013, 10:52:57 AM
Heavy Metal

Sounds like a great combination you ended up with.  Welcome aboard and I'm sure your hobby and shop has caused some ears to perk up.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on May 04, 2013, 11:15:14 AM
wELKome aboard!!

sounds like a nice boat-  pictures are needed to confirm!!   :arms:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: metalwrkr on May 04, 2013, 02:42:41 PM
I threw some pictures in "Show us your Arima".  I have not figured out how to post in "My Gallery"


wELKome aboard!!

sounds like a nice boat-  pictures are needed to confirm!!   :arms:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on May 04, 2013, 02:46:57 PM

 Here are your pics Metal and by the way welcome Aboard;nice boat

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/4/5722-040513133555.jpeg)

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/4/5722-040513133428.jpeg)

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/4/5722-040513133033.jpeg)

        H-T
 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on May 04, 2013, 02:59:55 PM
Its so nice and kleeeeeeene.  Not like the dirty bloody 'chines we drive.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on May 04, 2013, 05:21:15 PM
..... and the driveway is swept and the grass mowed too.  Obviously not enough time on the water for this boat.   :wink:

Which kicker bracket do you have?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: metalwrkr on May 05, 2013, 10:41:35 AM
..... and the driveway is swept and the grass mowed too.  Obviously not enough time on the water for this boat.   :wink:

Which kicker bracket do you have?
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Wif mows the grass and sweeps and weeds, I edge, fertilize and wash the boat.  She does 80% of the work around the house and teaches at Pierce college.  I mostly skate (an excellent arrangement).  Don't know what make the outboard bracket is.  No stamps or lettering.  It is aluminum, powder coated and obviously professionally manufactured and installed.  I will ask and let you know what I find out.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: good2go on May 18, 2013, 12:46:04 AM
Hi everybody,

Just wanted to say hello.  I just acquired a 91' Sea Chaser.  Great forum here.  Getting some great ideas on upgrades to the Sea Chaser.  This is also my first boat so am looking forward to the joys and frustration of owning one.  Any advice you can give would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on May 18, 2013, 05:28:29 AM
Hello Goodtogo!  Nice to have you part of group. Remember if no picture....then it did not happen :hoboy:


SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on May 18, 2013, 06:55:21 AM
Advice?    Well, let's see -------

-Get ready to have a world full of projects, lots of fun and become used to seeing $$$$$  go away (always for a good cause)  :wink:

-Learn what the acronym B.O.A.T. stands for: 
-Don't believe anything anyone on here tells you unless it is me. 
-Be especially cautious around ANY of the PDX Rats (Woody is the worst with 3WT a close second).  The Seattle slugs aren't much better.... :hoboy:

-Quickly learn how to post up pictures (there is a sticky telling how, it is really not all that hard) because if you don't post pictures nobody will REALLY believe you.

-Learn to differentiate between lies, fishin' lies and damn lies, not that you would ever see such on this forum  :whistle:

And enjoy the knowledge, comradeship and fun offered by this bunch of reprobates....  WELCOME   :clap:

StreamFixer

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: dbhazjack on May 24, 2013, 04:45:11 PM
Ok SF, I'll bite. :1zhelp: What does B.O.A.T. stand for, any one or all of the following?

Based on a True Story
Best of All Time
Byway Open to All Traffic
Break Out Another Thousand
Boat Operator Accredited Training
Blow Out Another Thousand
Bring Over Another Thousand
Buoyancy Operated Aquatic Transport
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on May 27, 2013, 10:32:19 PM


 No matter how you slice ,spell or phrase it . Another $1000 is what it will take to get you back on the water again.

  H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on May 28, 2013, 06:48:49 PM
Kinda like Harley Davidson. H-D really stands for hundred dollars. . . Minimum. If you own a Harley, or know someone that does, that's confirmable.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: WindyCoast on June 18, 2013, 01:02:59 PM
Hello everybody! My buddy Kelly and I recently bought an '88 SR , it was sitting at a house in Siletz with a sign for a couple months.I posted a picture in my gallery... I don't have much experience with this stuff but hopefully it is correct We have some cleaning and maintenance to do but hope to start hitting the water soon. I've been looking through the forum and I think the community that you guys have created is just great. I look forward to getting to know everybody. :dance:
Doug
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on June 18, 2013, 01:37:20 PM
Welcome Doug, good to have another member on the OR coast. I know there's lots of Arimas here but not many members. Didn't see your picture in your gallery. ?. Glad you posted on the map.

Richard
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on June 18, 2013, 01:42:38 PM
Here's Windy's Arima:

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/4/5935-180613115204.jpeg)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: WindyCoast on June 18, 2013, 02:22:36 PM
I figured I posted the photo incorrectly! Thanks for reposting it... I will learn. After we bought the boat, we took it down to the bay and put in. The main and kicker both started up an ran well BUT... at about half throttle the main starts to miss pretty badly . Our plan is to replace gas and plugs, I think it sat for 2 years.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on June 18, 2013, 03:11:14 PM
Good luck with that. Old fuel is the nemesis of boaters everywhere. Wouldn't be surprised if the carbs don't need a look see. Here's hoping not. Fuel filters while you're at it.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: WindyCoast on June 18, 2013, 07:56:47 PM
Will do thanks, let the games begin!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on June 18, 2013, 08:07:57 PM
Welcome!


SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sea Bear on June 19, 2013, 04:34:20 PM
Welcome Windy Coast.  Definitely take a look at the carbs.  They most likely need cleaning after sitting.  It's not that hard to do & you'll know for sure you won't be cooking a cylinder.  Also, I've noticed if the previous owner says a boat has been sitting for a couple years.... well it could be five. 

Great looking boat & I just love the main motor.  It's a doozy!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: matt05star on June 20, 2013, 03:55:44 PM
Hi, guys.  I just picked up a 2005 19' Sea Chaser out on the east end of the country (New York) a couple months ago.  I'll be using it mostly on Lake Ontario, but with an occasional trip on one of the Finger Lakes.  I just looooove all the room it has as a fishing platform, and am hoping to increase my catch rate this summer!   It's equipped with an Evinrude E-tec 130, which is a big step up from my Mercury on my old boat...it purrs in comparison!  I really look forward to learning a lot from your site.

Right now, just wondering what polish or wax you guys recommend to get her all sparkly.  It is a freshwater boat only.  Aerospace 303 for the rubber strip around the hull?

Thanks, and I look forward to reading and posting in the future.

Here's a couple of pictures of me standing with the rig Memorial Day weekend.  I tried to post another picture, but it's too large and I can't resize it.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: WindyCoast on June 20, 2013, 03:58:59 PM
That's an awesome boat Matt! I feel sorry for the local fish pop... Well maybe not too sorry:)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on June 20, 2013, 04:53:36 PM
Matt, that is a beautiful boat! My new to me 19' Chaser is at the Arima plant......waiting to come home :redface:

Remember the rules here. No pictures then it did not happen :berry:



SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on June 20, 2013, 05:05:47 PM
Ok Matt.  19SC, E Tech, Bait tank, Wash down system, 2 axel trailer, 3 downriggers.     Is that the ribs with out canvas for your top?  No biggie.

Really nice.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: matt05star on June 21, 2013, 06:09:45 AM
Thanks, guys, I appreciate it.  Just registered it this morning (don't you hate that states charge sales tax at every sale?).

Woody, here's a pic of the boat just pre-my ownership, with canvas.   I had it off for the pretty long trailering trip.  What speed would you guys recommend as max to trailer with the canvas on?

Also, another question...I bought the Arima decals online (with the wave, like I see on many boats).   Can anyone point me to instructions on where exactly to place them to get it right?

Thanks.

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: woody on June 21, 2013, 06:45:31 AM
Go in my Galley to see my option.  I arranged them so the "Arima" signage on both sides started aft and went forward.  Little playing with the "wave" but came out nice.

I didn't like the Arima starting aft going forward on one side and starting mid ship and flowing toward  the stern on the other. Both sides now start aft, flow toward the bow.  The twinking of the wave is minimal and since not seen side by side, not noticed.  Mirror images aren't available.

My canvas was made with the required mandate "trailering at highway speeds" and I drive it that way. My canvas man built it for highway speeds in any position.  A 2005 canvas should be pretty sturdy, but unless built for speed, recommend rolling and a boot for highway speeds.  City/low speeds, up should be ok.

Like all Arimas, yours has a visible twist snap on the front of the cabin.  When your top is folded, put in a boot and put forward, a strap goes around the bow to this snap on both sides to secure.  PM me if you need details, and I have a couple of extra.

Woody
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on June 26, 2013, 09:07:41 AM
NIce-  but you need some more pole holders.   :wink:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: yader on July 14, 2013, 09:58:53 PM
Hi,

Don't own an Arima yet, have a 16' Lund currently.  Aspire to a Sea Ranger 19 or 21 sometime in the coming years.  Hope to learn lots before owning one.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: 138mx on July 15, 2013, 10:18:06 AM
Hi all.  Mine is a 2001 Seahunter 15.  It's my first boat.  I bought her in 2009 with 150 hrs.  I just cracked 590 on the Suzuki DF70 this weekend at Neah Bay.  :gone_fishing: Sometimes I wish she was a 17' or in a perfect world a 19' HT.  But I often fish alone, and the quick easy launch/load, and light towing make it hard to beat for me.  I have had this boat in locations and conditions that I should not with a boat of its size (learning curve..).  But man is it stable for a 15 footer, as I'm sure many of you already know.  I mostly fish area 9/10 out of Kingston once or twice a week, and usually more in the summer.  If you see me, dont hesitate to say hello.  Anyways, I lurked for a bit and found this to be a very informative, friendly site.  So first post made!  Cheers  :beerchug:

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: 138mx on July 15, 2013, 10:26:58 AM
Sorry about the upside down pic..if you click on it will appear correctly.  At least it did for me.  Any advice as to fixing this issue would be appreciated. :doh: 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on July 15, 2013, 10:42:29 AM

138MX,

Happens to me too.  I found if you use an app to either modify the size ( "Simple Resize"), or adjust the photo ("PS Experss or Photogene"), the saved file comes out right-side-up.   :shrug9:

Welcome to the Board.

CS
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on July 15, 2013, 01:18:39 PM
Welcome To the Board
maybe I'll see you sometime at Neah bay or Port Angeles..
 CgBe,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on July 15, 2013, 01:44:10 PM
Still upside down for me-  Man that thing iS stable.    :biggrin:

Glad to see folks researching before purchase too!!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: 138mx on July 16, 2013, 09:00:07 AM
Thanks guys.  And Gary, I will be looking to repair/replace, or upgrade my canvas this winter.  I think I saw the pics of a top you made for your personal boat on another forum.  Looks great.  I will hopefully be in contact in the near future.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chuck Jones on July 16, 2013, 09:37:09 AM
138:  Welcome aboard.  That's why they make laptops...you can turn them upside down easily.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on July 16, 2013, 10:54:38 AM
CJ

That may be, but the newer ones, keep the image in original position   :whistle:  Yours, like yourself, is obviously one of the OLDER models   :biggrin:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on July 16, 2013, 10:58:32 AM
Thanks guys.  And Gary, I will be looking to repair/replace, or upgrade my canvas this winter.  I think I saw the pics of a top you made for your personal boat on another forum.  Looks great.  I will hopefully be in contact in the near future.

Thanks and sounds great ..
And Again...welcome To A-board sort of speak... :biggrin:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chuck Jones on July 16, 2013, 03:31:24 PM
StreamFogger:   :doh:   :stooges:  :nono:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: J Chaser on July 31, 2013, 11:14:58 AM
Hi there. Just purchased a 2010 Sea Chaser 16, and decided joined this group. Lots of good info here.

Looking forward to my new boat.

John
Vancouver Island, B.C.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: WindyCoast on July 31, 2013, 11:24:07 AM
Congrats man! The guys on here have been so nice. Enjoy the new boat!
Welcome
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on July 31, 2013, 11:26:04 AM
Hey John

Nice to have you here. Remember our rule! No pictures then it did not happen :doh:



SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wyrguy on July 31, 2013, 11:39:50 AM
Hi there. Just purchased a 2010 Sea Chaser 16, and decided joined this group. Lots of good info here.

Looking forward to my new boat.

John
Vancouver Island, B.C.

Congratulations John and welcome!  :clap: :arms:
Where are you located on the island? There's several of us in the Greater Victoria area, Cow Bay, Nanaimo, and Campbell River. The rest of them, they just wish they lived here on the 'ROCK!!!    :whistle:

Rick
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Post by: J Chaser on July 31, 2013, 12:23:24 PM
I'm in Courtenay.

Just transferring my electronics, etc. to the Arima from my old Double Eagle.

Photos to come.

Thanks

John
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Post by: Red 22 on July 31, 2013, 07:18:30 PM
Welcome John, looking forward to the pictures.
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Post by: Merodc on July 31, 2013, 08:57:46 PM
Hi folks
Just bought a 1999 arima sea ranger 17 foot.
Has a yamaha 115 and a yamaha 8 kicker.
Found this boat hiding in my uncles barn.only had 153 hours on the motor.
Been out about ten times in it now and I really love this boat.
Look forward to learning all I can cause I'm kinda new to this sort of fishing.
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Post by: Wyrguy on July 31, 2013, 10:16:52 PM
Welcome Merodc! A barn find? Good for hot rods and now Arimas!!!

Now ReBait Greg has some new leads on finding more boats  :whistle:

Rick
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on August 01, 2013, 06:19:46 AM
Now I have to ask to look in Barns :doh:



SFF
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on August 01, 2013, 06:25:18 AM
You go look, SFF, the rest of us will fish  :biggrin: .
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Post by: Vancouvertechie on August 01, 2013, 06:44:02 AM
Welcome aboard John!!!

Can't wait so see some photos.

VT
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Post by: Vancouvertechie on August 01, 2013, 06:45:02 AM
Welcome John, looking forward to the pictures.

Red,

Is that the Arima that was for sale at Pacific Boatland?  I took a visit and climbed aboard a time or two.

VT
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Post by: amazing grace on August 01, 2013, 06:57:41 AM
Welcome Merdoc and JW, Dang another JW :bigshock:
Sounds like a couple of real nice Arima's you got.

The 16' ers are abit rare around here. And a barn find, sssswweeeeeeeeet :cha:

Congrats on what sound like a couple of great Arima's.
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Post by: Red 22 on August 01, 2013, 09:01:59 AM
VT, Yes it was, I spoke with Jerry the mechanic at Pacific Boatland before purchasing, he had checked it out and gave it high marks. The motor had a whopping 26 hours on it ( it now has 89) and runs great. Took it up to the San Jauns Island last week this boat is the perfect vessel for those waters.
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Post by: Vancouvertechie on August 01, 2013, 09:06:40 AM
VT, Yes it was, I spoke with Jerry the mechanic at Pacific Boatland before purchasing, he had checked it out and gave it high marks. The motor had a whopping 26 hours on it ( it now has 89) and runs great. Took it up to the San Jauns Island last week this boat is the perfect vessel for those waters.

Nice photo!  Well if you ever want to have a beer or need a fishing partner from the Couv.  Send me a PM.

John
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Post by: Red 22 on August 01, 2013, 03:01:05 PM
sounds good John.
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Post by: TheDoctor on August 01, 2013, 08:50:07 PM
Another WELCOME to jward84, Merodc, and Red 22!  Study this site well, and you will learn a ton, and from the best.

Red, I look foward to seeing that awesome machine on the mighty Columbia in the near future.  It will be hard to miss!  I am curious where and how you cruised the San Juans.  We'll have to chat someday.

Steve
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Post by: J Chaser on August 06, 2013, 08:57:20 AM
Photographic evidence as requested  :smile1:

JW
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Post by: CanvasGuy on August 06, 2013, 09:33:12 AM
Nice... way to put in an Intro.. Pictures do say a 1,000 words... WELCOME..
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Post by: GregE on August 06, 2013, 10:09:37 AM
Oh yeah!!   :applause:

WELKome aboard.
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Post by: Chuck Jones on August 06, 2013, 05:13:44 PM
We all dream of that beauty sitting idly in some barn...and we happen upon it and score big time!!  That's a great find and you'll enjoy the heck out of it...sounds like you already are.  Welcome aboard capt'n....happy sailing.

cj
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Post by: familyrig on August 31, 2013, 12:58:26 PM
Hello,

This site has been a wealth of information to help me get started in the world of Arima's.  I started the year purchasing a 1987 16' Sea Explorer, fished it all summer with great success.  I planned on possibly upgrading boats in "5-6 years" but..... last Saturday I purchased a 1990 Sea Ranger 17' that I absolutely love.  The boat seems like it is twice the size of the Explorer.  Still trying to explain it to the wife.....  Planning to take one or the other up to the San Juan's to visit family on Center Island next year.  Hopefully I can get some information on how to fish the area(I'm not used to anything bigger than 12" trout).

David
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Post by: WindyCoast on August 31, 2013, 08:23:47 PM
Nice boat!(and welcome)
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Post by: Merodc on August 31, 2013, 10:19:40 PM
Sweet.
Looks great. I like the stripe.
Mine only has small pin stripe around the top  :gone_fishing:
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on September 05, 2013, 07:29:00 AM
David, nice boat! I have 2 at home also :stooges:




SFF
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Post by: Salmon King on September 05, 2013, 05:43:03 PM
It's been ages since I visited this thread...
Not ignoring all of the new folks...
just being lazy.

Welcome everyone!
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Post by: Red 22 on September 05, 2013, 06:37:04 PM
Welcome Fam. that 17 is sweet,you should be able to fish the bay waters or head for the sac get some salmon.
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Post by: familyrig on September 05, 2013, 07:21:50 PM
Thank you all,

I have been out in the Sac trying to catch my first Salmon.  Hopefully this weekend it will happen!  If anybody has any tips, I would greatly appreciate it.  I am using the recommended Silvertron spinners & flatfish with the sardine wrap & spreader. Not sure at this point. 4 trips out to Walnut Grove/ Rio Vista area still no fish....

Thanks,

David
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Post by: noskills on September 05, 2013, 07:48:58 PM
so i just bought my 1990 sea chaser 17 w/80 hp merc. the ob is not running but i hope to have it fixed shortly. the boat is in fair condition. mostly a lack of maintenance i think. i look forward to learning a thing or two.

thanks for looking,
 terry
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Post by: So.Cali on September 07, 2013, 07:37:22 AM
Thank you all,

I have been out in the Sac trying to catch my first Salmon.  Hopefully this weekend it will happen!  If anybody has any tips, I would greatly appreciate it.  I am using the recommended Silvertron spinners & flatfish with the sardine wrap & spreader. Not sure at this point. 4 trips out to Walnut Grove/ Rio Vista area still no fish....

Thanks,

David

 David, I would suggest sending a PM to Chuck Jones, and Liverwurst. They are in your area, and fish it a lot. I'm sure they would love somebody else to pick on, I mean lend a hand to. Liverwurst (JW) is a very handy guy when it comes to boats, and they are both a great couple of fellas.
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Post by: GregE on September 07, 2013, 08:37:45 AM
Terry, hope you can change that screen name soon   :wink:

WELKome aboard- now get that camera clicking...  :biggrin:
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Post by: smketr368 on September 15, 2013, 07:42:21 AM
Howdy all, Just bought my first Arima. 1993 Sea Ranger 17 with a 2003 Honda 90 and an 8 hp Yamaha kicker. I had been boat shopping for several months now and decided on an Arima finally with all of your help and great posts. I have been reading and reaserching for a long time. I am glad to be a part of such a great group of folks who are passionate about there boats. I hope to see some of you on the water soon. I will be fishing, crabbing and just having fun in the South sound from Tacoma to Oly.

Dave     :fishing:
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Post by: Sea Bear on September 15, 2013, 11:32:24 AM
Congrats.  It sounds like you have a nice setup.  For what you have in mind, you can't go wrong with an Arima.  Welcome!
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Post by: TheDoctor on September 23, 2013, 09:40:41 PM
Welcome, Dave!
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on September 24, 2013, 04:42:09 AM
Welcome Dave. That 17 is a great boat and you will love it. Remember the rules.....no pictures, then it did not happen :gone_fishing:


SFF
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Post by: Tom Mac on September 24, 2013, 08:36:14 PM
Welcome Dave, you are going to love your Sea Ranger! :dance:
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Post by: crittergetter on September 29, 2013, 11:03:54 AM
Hello Arima Fans,
My name is Rob and I am new to this site and the new proud owner of a 1991 Arima Sea Chaser 15' 11".
Looking forward to hearing all the information shared on this site!
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on September 29, 2013, 01:21:06 PM


  Welcome aboard Rob. Remember the site rule , No pictures it did not happen.

  H-T
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Post by: randallrk on October 09, 2013, 08:43:14 PM
Hi Everyone,

I've been lurking for a while and just signed up and posed a question in the forum.  I'm super-impressed with the quality and quantity of responses.  It's a testament to the group you have here- good stuff. 

I live in Santa Barbara, CA and currently have a Radon which lives in the Harbor (about three blocks from my house).  I'm considering an Arima for the unique blend of fuel economy, amenities and seaworthiness they seem to offer.  We have the Channel Islands about 30 miles offshore which take a good boat to explore in safety.

I look forward to virtually seeing you on the pro rum.  Thanks for having me!

Randy
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on October 10, 2013, 12:35:08 AM

 Welcome aboard Randy. Keep a close eye on the classifieds and you may just find the boat you are looking for. Good luck on your quest.


   H-T
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on October 10, 2013, 11:47:38 AM
Welcome Randallrk. 

Will you be sleeping overnight at the islands ?

The reason I ask, is there's a Sea Ranger just listed... http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/boa/4120022900.html

Fresh water use ??
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Post by: Kitsapdad on October 11, 2013, 05:11:52 PM
Hello,
I am not an Arima owner...Yet...

I grew up fishing with my grandpa and uncle in a 19' Sea Ranger ('84 i think). I am not quite in the position to own a boat but getting close. I bought a 21' glasply over the summer, fixed it up, played with it a little and sold it for the profit of a nice suzuki 9.9 kicker motor. I thought glasply was my dream boat but after being in it a couple time i realized it didnt hold a candle to the 19' arima i had grown up fishing in. Sure it sliced through the chop easier and smoother...but it rolled so much!

My wife and i welcomed our first, Benjamin, in August. My wife would like to own a boat (or tolerate) if it would be a good family boat. Family boat meaning it is fun and has an open bow. Today i realized that Arima makes an open bow boat! I think the little 15' sprinter is a perfect boat for us. I could use it for solo fishing or with a friend...and it would be great for at the beach nosing in to pick people up and do a little tubing while everyone else stays on shore. I can also stack crab pots in the bow or go scuba diving to the good spots...Anyone in Puget Sound knows that you need a boat to get to the good sites...I can see myself holding on to a boat like the sprinter for life, even if i own a bigger boat.

There are a couple sprinters in my price range of under 5k so maybe i can get myself in one for not too much money! 

The only thing is i am 6'7'' tall and am not sure how high the canvas goes on the sprinter...It is plenty high on the Sea Ranger though...
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on October 11, 2013, 05:23:06 PM

Welcome Kitsapdad.  The Sea Pacer is also an open bow. (17')
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Post by: StreamFixer on October 11, 2013, 06:26:06 PM
The budget you are working with presents some issues/opportunities.  You may happen upon a really good boat with marginal to bad canvas.  Have the replacement canvas frame constructed to accommodate your height.

It may take a couple of years, but it will all work out for you.

StreamFixer
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Post by: amazing grace on October 11, 2013, 07:26:46 PM
Welcome KSPD, There is a ton of knowledge about a lot of things on this site. :redface: The guys and gals give freely :whistle:

A couple of things to consider. Alot of the really inexpensive boats will have outboards with issues of one type or another. Electrical and other component issue's. A cheap boat that needs a repower or some work done to it can all the sudden becomes a real expensive boat. Just a word of caution. Most of us have been there.

Streamfixer's comment got me the thinking he was alluding to  saving for a boat that is good to go vs a boat that seem's like a great deal now, but is'nt.

Lastly inexpensive boat's can be real time eater's. For some it is a labor of love. For other's it is a pain. Just starting a family might be an issue. But maybe not. Just a thought. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on October 11, 2013, 08:53:10 PM

This is about as low as they get...

1988 Arima Sea Sprinter 15', Merc 50HP w/ trailer - $3200obo (Marina Del Rey, Ca.)

1988 15' Arima Sea Sprinter: very good condition w/ Mercury Classic 50HP
Mechanic tested-well maintained, runs great. Kicker not included.

1988 EZ-Loader trailer: very good condition

818-614-6261 cell/vm/text
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Post by: Kitsapdad on October 12, 2013, 07:49:37 AM
Thanks for the great replies. I made a new post in arima talk to move the conversation over to. Titled sprinter/pacer
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Post by: ponche on October 23, 2013, 08:24:56 PM
Hey all
New to the forum and, hopefully, soon to be new to Arima boats.
I haven't bought one yet, but am looking at a 17' SR between '87-95. Other than the wood or plastic starboard and the chines is there much difference between those years?

Also, I'd like some opinions on which is better, a late 80s Johnson 90 hp 2 stroke or a mid 90s Mercury 90 hp 2 stroke. I'd love to start off with a Honda 90 or better 4 stroke, but I've got to ease into Arima ownership as cost efficiently as possible (or the wife will... well you know). I've read Johnson's may be easier to get parts for than Mercury's, but I had an old Johnson and it was nothing but work. It was a '70s era one though. Is that true about the parts? Which is more dependable?

Sorry if this is the wrong topic to post this in; I'll blame it on newbie syndrome.
Thanks all for your time and happy boating!
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on October 23, 2013, 08:29:53 PM
Welcome Ponche!   What part of the world are you at?  I will let the mechanic guys here answer your question.  Again welcome!


SFF
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on October 23, 2013, 08:54:57 PM

 Welcome aboard Ponche . For better play on your question start a new thread over in open forum or something. I have had the best luck getting the Merc parts.

  H-T
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on October 23, 2013, 09:11:03 PM
Depends on your finances. I'd go for the newest boat/motor you can afford. Have the motor checked out by a Dealer before buying.

Welcome to the Best Boating Forum on the Internet.
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Post by: ponche on October 24, 2013, 07:47:38 PM
I'm just down the road from where they are made; Gig harbor, WA.

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Post by: Red 22 on October 24, 2013, 07:51:10 PM
Welcome Ponche.
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Post by: mdj1320 on October 26, 2013, 06:05:47 AM
Hello everyone,

I am new to the forum ,just sold my bayliner 2452.it was the happiest day of my life ( been trying to sell it for 11 months ).I have been doing resurch on my next boat.then I stumbled across arimaand , found out they were made near where I live in gig harbor.I am currently working in afghanistan for the us military.I will be in the market for a used arima in the near future.I have seen some on craigslist and boat trader. I will take a look at them when I am home for vacation during thanksgiving.Thanks for all your info on arimas.
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Post by: So.Cali on October 26, 2013, 06:48:01 AM
mdj1320, CONGRADULATIONS!! Upgrading to an Arima will be a great experience. We are passionate about these little boats, and therefor can't stop talking about them. Once you find the Arima that best suits your needs, there is a wealth of information here from upgrades to maintenance info, and some good joking around. Welcome to the board!  :party:
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Post by: tjanddj on October 29, 2013, 11:46:33 AM
Hi All, Been lurking for awhile now. (Read almost every post) even sent out a couple pm's. Bought my 1st REAL boat a couple weeks ago, 1990 Sea Hunter :dance: And we love it  :biggrin: We look forward to all helpful tips and even streamer's  :wink: not so helpful ones. Well lets see,  We live at Lake Cushman (Hoodsport Wa) About 45Min's from Rebait . hint hint . We haven't done a lot of salt water fishing. but really want to learn. Hood Canal is 5 miles away. Moved up here two years ago when my bride retired (I'm on disability, bad knees).
    Sea Hunter is beautiful, 40hp Johnson (yes a Keith) and a  6hp Johnson kicker.  pretty bare bones so it will take a little while as we are on a fixed budget. Did get the most important upgrades PORT A POTTY  and a dam ladder. Also sprung for smart tabs and a cover. That's  pretty much it, Look forward to all tips and helpful suggestions. even yours   croaker.  I have proof in my gallery.   Dennis and Trudy :fishing:
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Post by: Red 22 on October 29, 2013, 05:15:16 PM
Welcome tj and dj, also wish to welcome mdj1320 ... are you related?
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Post by: CoolBreeze on October 30, 2013, 04:34:57 PM
Hello from Vancouver Island.  I'm researching the purchase of an Arima, and thought this would be the best place to get real world information and reviews. The more I learn about the Arimas, the more I like.  The pack a lot into them!

CB
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Post by: Critters on October 31, 2013, 10:45:23 AM
Hello
Have been a member on the other site and for some reason just did not sign up.  Have been reading both sites for 3 or 4 years.
About 4 years ago i got a 1990 sea hunter to fish with and use as a skiff.  A year later traded it for a 1990 19 Sea Ranger HT. 
The HT works better for what I want to do.
See you on or around Puget Sound
Mark
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on October 31, 2013, 10:58:33 AM
Hey Mark, we are glad to have you officially :yeahthat:


SFF
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Post by: Salmon King on October 31, 2013, 06:03:40 PM
Welcome Aboard!!
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Post by: amazing grace on October 31, 2013, 09:04:11 PM
Hey Mark, welcome. 19ht for a 15sh. Now that was a good trade :food:
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Post by: GregE on November 06, 2013, 11:37:59 AM
Hi All, Been lurking for awhile now. (Read almost every post) even sent out a couple pm's. Bought my 1st REAL boat a couple weeks ago, 1990 Sea Hunter :dance: And we love it  :biggrin: We look forward to all helpful tips and even streamer's  :wink: not so helpful ones. Well lets see,  We live at Lake Cushman (Hoodsport Wa) About 45Min's from Rebait . hint hint . We haven't done a lot of salt water fishing. but really want to learn. Hood Canal is 5 miles away. Moved up here two years ago when my bride retired (I'm on disability, bad knees).
    Sea Hunter is beautiful, 40hp Johnson (yes a Keith) and a  6hp Johnson kicker.  pretty bare bones so it will take a little while as we are on a fixed budget. Did get the most important upgrades PORT A POTTY  and a dam ladder. Also sprung for smart tabs and a cover. That's  pretty much it, Look forward to all tips and helpful suggestions. even yours   croaker.  I have proof in my gallery.   Dennis and Trudy :fishing:

Hmmmmmmm, hints are sometimes missed....   :wink:   how can we help?
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Post by: ArimaGraphics on November 06, 2013, 11:53:50 AM
Hi,

My name is Don. I am the graphics and marketing director for Defiance & Arima Boats. I'm looking forward to learning and growing in this community. Right now we're getting ready for January's Seattle Boat Show. If you're there, please stop by and say Hi.

Thank you!

Don Melendez

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f52/19seventy2/ARIMA-OWNERS-SIG.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/19seventy2/media/ARIMA-OWNERS-SIG.jpg.html)
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Post by: Threeweight on November 06, 2013, 12:25:13 PM
Welcome, Don!  Great to have more Defiance folks on the board!

Love that new pilot house!
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Post by: ArimaGraphics on November 06, 2013, 12:39:05 PM
Thanks Threeweight! Yeah that's a pic of the Hard Top Sea Ranger. Very nice boat!

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f52/19seventy2/ARIMA-OWNERS-SIG.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/19seventy2/media/ARIMA-OWNERS-SIG.jpg.html)
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Post by: CanvasGuy on November 07, 2013, 09:50:51 AM
Nice new Ranger picture there  Don,,

Welcome to our little Arima spot
on the web..

CG,BE, Gary
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Post by: ArimaGraphics on November 07, 2013, 04:20:13 PM
Thank you CanvasGuy! I should post some pics of Arimas in production. I love the smell of a brand new boat.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f52/19seventy2/ARIMA-OWNERS-SIG.jpg) (http://s45.photobucket.com/user/19seventy2/media/ARIMA-OWNERS-SIG.jpg.html)
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Post by: CoolBreeze on November 09, 2013, 01:27:23 PM
Welcome Don. I'm new to the community too but really like these Arimas. Are there plans in the works for a new Arima website to go along with the new catalogue? I'm sure folks here would have lots of useful suggestions.
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Post by: Papajames on November 11, 2013, 11:00:37 AM
I am in my second month as an Arima owner.  bought a 17' sea chaser with a 90 E-Tec and a Yamaha kicker.  I will try and figure out how to post pics and will put up a pic of the boat.
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Post by: amazing grace on November 11, 2013, 11:12:24 AM
Welcome PJ, Another satisfed E-Tec owner no doubt. The list is growing and many are seeing the light! Congrats on the boat. Sounds like a real gem.
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Post by: El Lobo on November 15, 2013, 09:36:11 AM
Hi Everyone.
I purchased the 2001 Arima HT 19' Sea Ranger that was listed for sale a couple of months ago in Florence, Oregon. I had been looking for an Arima in top condition and the original owner had taken very good care of it, so I am very pleased with my purchase.
I currently live in the Banana Belt of the world - Brookings, Oregon and have been a resident here for 26 years. The port of Brookings is the safest port in Oregon, so we do a lot of fishing for bottom fish - blacks, Lings, Cabezone and also the occasional Pacific halibut as well as Petrale sole and Sanddabs. Dungeness crab are available and this adds to our treats.
We also fish in other areas of Oregon including Odell lake & Crescent lake for kokanee & Lake of the woods.
Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself & say "hi".
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Post by: GregE on November 15, 2013, 09:55:59 AM
WELKome aboard.  Post up some pictures soon....

WE spent a night in Brookings on the way to pick our SR 21 in N CA.   I really like that area and hope it isn't another 40 years before we get back down..

Use the procedures in the linked thread
http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=130.0
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Post by: fishorcrab on November 15, 2013, 09:57:08 AM
Welcome aboard.  Maybe we'll run into each other at Odell and you can show me how to catch the wily kokanee.  We were there in August and all we could catch was lake trout.  Went there to catch kokanee.

Paul

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Post by: Tom Mac on November 15, 2013, 07:53:29 PM
Welcome PJ you will love your Arima, right on more Islanders!
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Post by: STEVESKLT250 on November 18, 2013, 08:12:24 PM
Hi everyone,
I am a new Arima owner although we had one in the family when I was a kid (15 Sea Hunter w/Merc 80).  My uncle also has one that will be mine someday when he can no longer use it (1990 19' SR HT w/2006 150 E-tec).  The one I just got is a 1996 15' 11" SC with a 2003 Suzuki DF70.  I got it from an older neighbor that no longer used it and wanted to see it put to good use.  It hadn't run in 6 years and had been stored with Ethanol gas that pretty much destroyed the entire fuel system...pretty painful considering the motor had 110hrs on it :doh:!  I went through everything and basically replaced/rebuilt the entire fuel system myself and she is running like new.  Hours of cleaning and buffing later, she looks like new too.  She got used this summer on the Columbia for bouy 10 Kings and Edmonds Coho.  The kids also love having a tubing machine for the lake on those hot summer days!  I have attached a couple before and after pics, glad to join the Arima community and hopefully I will see you on the water.  P.S.  I won't tell you how much she cost me since it will probably make everyone cry, needless to say, I was blessed with a good deal! :dance:
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Post by: amazing grace on November 18, 2013, 08:25:08 PM
Very nice Steve. Sounds like you did well on many level's. Congrats on the boat and being able to bring her back to life. I like your package a lot. Welcome aboard :arms:
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Post by: StreamFixer on November 18, 2013, 08:26:21 PM
Sweet-----

StreamFixer
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Post by: Chief of the Boat on November 18, 2013, 08:38:10 PM
Very Nice!!!
Welcome Aboard
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Post by: Jeff on November 18, 2013, 08:52:54 PM
Nice score and welcome to the site!  It wouldn't hurt anyone's feelings here if you let us know what a steal it was, I know I 'm dying to find out!
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on November 18, 2013, 08:57:31 PM

It cleaned up real nice. Wax on wax off.

Welcome to the group..
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on November 18, 2013, 09:38:38 PM
Were getting quite a few members from this region, GH, Grapeview, Lk Cushman........  any more out there- quit lurking and start posting.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on November 19, 2013, 07:05:33 AM
Rebait,  a few more and you guys will need to come up with a name for yourselves....  I'm not sure the Seattle butterflies will let you continue to hang with them..  I hear they are a bit uppity   :whistle: :wink:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: STEVESKLT250 on November 19, 2013, 08:48:48 AM
Nice score and welcome to the site!  It wouldn't hurt anyone's feelings here if you let us know what a steal it was, I know I 'm dying to find out!

With the downriggers and color GPS/sonar...$2K, and a whole lot of labor, plus about another $1K in parts.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on November 19, 2013, 09:01:27 AM
O my!  It's nice to see an Arima owner just want to pass it on!


SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: STEVESKLT250 on November 19, 2013, 10:11:59 AM
O my!  It's nice to see an Arima owner just want to pass it on!


SFF

I agree, they are great friends and neighbors and knew that the kids and I would get it seaworthy again and it would provide us with countless hours of enjoyment, I can't thank them enough!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: tomboater on November 30, 2013, 07:20:07 AM
Purchased my 1999 Sea Ranger 19 in MA in June. Trailered it down to Annapolis, MD and I use it on the Chesapeake. The boat had been badly neglected, but never abused. It cleaned up great!

Love the boat and get a lot of inquiries about it here in Annapolis. I have only seen two other Arima's in the area. I believe one was a SR 17 with a soft top and the other may have been a Sea Legend 22 Hard Top (?).

I hope to see more Arima's around here in the future!
Great forum!. 
Tom
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on November 30, 2013, 07:30:13 AM

 Welcome aboard Tom. Looking forward to your posts of east coast arima adventures.


   H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lunker on December 01, 2013, 01:18:35 PM
Just thought I would join even though I don't own an Arima ......yet. I do have an older aluminum Westcoaster WB 152 with a Honda bf45 on it. It's been out of Brookings, OR. quite a few times the last couple years, but I'm looking to move up to a more stable boat to see if I can run a little further out on the rougher days.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on December 02, 2013, 07:52:27 AM
WELCOME All you New guys...
Arima Ownership NOT required here...
Just Boats and fishing people..with good attitudes..

Makes this a Great place to Share ...

CGBE,Gary

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on December 05, 2013, 11:31:42 AM
Welcome lunker! This is a great place to start if your starting a search for an Arima.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: boomerick on December 19, 2013, 07:36:44 AM
Boomerick here.  2008 Sea Chaser 17.  115 Yamaha and T8 Yamaha kicker with Panther T4 remote steering.  I live in Winton, Ca and fish San Luis reservoir for stripers, Lakes McClure, McSwain and Don Pedro for trout.  An occasional trip to the delta for whatever and Monterey Bay for whatever I can luck into.  Glad to see this forum.  I've already picked up some good pointers. 
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on December 19, 2013, 07:42:45 AM

 Welcome aboard Boomer . Remember if there are no pictures it did not happen. (Site Moto).We love seeing pics of member boats and fish porn.


  H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on December 19, 2013, 08:45:19 AM

Welcome Boomer. Another California member !
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on December 19, 2013, 10:15:11 AM
Boomer- Winton.......Welcome aboard.

Ah, Ha, you PNW guys......another Nor Cali. .........time for Nor Cali Meeting.

So Cali.....when are you going to follow the rules and pass on that Arima Hat?

J. W.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on December 19, 2013, 10:19:05 AM

So Cali.....when are you going to follow the rules and pass on that Arima Hat?

J. W.

I too was wondering about that..  He could always buy another to pass on and keep the one he has.....

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on December 20, 2013, 03:33:54 AM
I suppose I could . . .  I need to make a trip up there soon. Maybe help chuck bloody the deck of that pretty boat? If we could only convince him to put it in the salt.  :biggrin:
 My sister and her family just moved back up to Soledad. It's only a couple hours from Elk grove. I might have to make a round about trip of it.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bobber on December 23, 2013, 05:46:31 AM
Hi everyone, i just recently joined your group but have had a Arima boat for almost two years. She's a 19 ft SR i bought from Allen Marine in Salem. Probably don't have to tell you guys how much we like her.We are in western montana and mostly fish/boat in Flathead lake. Will try to find a picture and put  on here, but might have to get help from mate as im not very tech-savvy. Am going to add a auto-pilot to boat, probably the tr1 but was wondering if any of you ever tried an electric on the front of an Arima like a Rhodan anchor + or a Terrova i-pilot as we sometimes anchor in deep water to fish.
Thanks for having me on your site and wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Bobber
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on December 23, 2013, 05:54:28 AM
Bobber, welcome aboard! Being in Montana, you have amazing grace as a neighbor. I can't answer your other questions, but many here can. Can't wait to see those beautiful Montana pics. You live in one of my favorite places in this country, I'm kinda jealous  :whistle: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOURS!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: 2New on December 25, 2013, 09:30:25 PM
Hi my name is Dean and I live in Sequim, Washington. I am new to boating and fishing. I will be fishing mostly out in the straits and any where from
Sequim to Neah Bay.  This will be mostly for salmon and hopefully do some halibut fishing.  I have been reading your guys website for the last 5 or
6 months. I am very impressed with all your knowledge and the way you will help a new guy like me.  I want to get an Arima, and I have
done my homework.  I believe, that this is the right boat for me. I want a 19 SR or 21 SR.  This should give me room for myself and 1 or 2
buddies, occasionally maybe a 3rd person.  Plus the cuddy is big enough for me and my better half to camp over night in when the opportunity
comes along.  Please look for my post on the Arima life page.  Can't wait to get my Arima.    Thanks, Dean :fishing:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: amazing grace on December 25, 2013, 09:37:03 PM
Welcome bobber and 2new, yes bobber we should talk. We are up to flathead a lot. If you see this pm me. Glad you guys found you way here.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on December 26, 2013, 03:37:41 PM
Dean WELCOME Aboard..
Fellow Sequimite.. Sweeet..
Nice To Meet you unless we have already crossed paths..
  let me know if I can help in any way.. I fish Here to Neah bay..Salmon and Halibut, Lings..

CGBE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: TheDoctor on December 26, 2013, 07:42:21 PM
Welcome, Dean!  I also think the SR19 you are looking at in the PDX area is a great boat.  I own Hondas on my SR19, but would have complete confidence in the 02 Yami.  I also have the same OMC kicker bracket as that boat, and have been happy with it.  Let me know if you buy it, and I will share a way to reduce the bouncing load on the bracket when running in heavy chop.  Take advantage of the invite for another member joining you to look at it, if you decide to come down.  I have done this for several buyers. It's fun and valuable.

TDR
Steve
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Big Al on January 01, 2014, 08:45:54 PM
HI Everyone, I am a new Arima Owner. In the fall I sold my 20' North River, and purchased a new ( 9 Hours) 19' Sea Chaser with a 140 HP Suzuki and a Suzuki 9.9 Kicker.  I was fishing the mouth of the Cowlitz and met Steve Meharg.  We got to talk about Arima and he introduced me to this site.  Since I purchased my new boat I have added Trim Tabs,  a new Transducer, Stereo, Rod Holders ( Kolbe), new bigger and stronger anchor nest,  and other small items via Sportcraft Marina ( excellent work) and a new Tonneau cover custom built by Bentleys Tops.  My next move is to get a crab puller, so I have been reading about those possibilities here.  Glad to learn about using my new boat more effectively here.

I have crabbed in the Ocean out of Chinook once and fished a couple of times getting stink on the boat for the first time! I am glad to be here.

Al Aldridge ( Big Al)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chief of the Boat on January 01, 2014, 08:48:53 PM
Big Al,
Nice Boat!!
Welcome Aboard,
Terry
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: ak-angler on January 01, 2014, 10:01:38 PM
Welcome aboard, Big Al! You know we need pictures, right?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on January 01, 2014, 11:02:35 PM
Alan, great to finally have you aboard. I know we had some technical issues but sometimes it just takes some trial and errors.

-D
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on January 02, 2014, 12:27:12 PM
 :yeahthat:

Thank you for your perseverance and patience....  The Doctor deserves a bit of credit for letting us know there was a problem.   :clap: :bowdown:

That's what we are here for....  helping each other out when we can.   :party:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: amazing grace on January 02, 2014, 01:34:11 PM
Welcome Al, love womens college basketball. A huge fan. Get to see a few of the UofM Lady Griz games.   Congrats on the boat. Sounds like a great boat.  Great resource here with a lot of good folks.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: 2New on January 02, 2014, 05:44:01 PM
Hi, Big Al
Sounds like a real nice boat with some very nice ad-on's.
                                     
                                 good luck,2New

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: TheDoctor on January 05, 2014, 08:59:01 PM
I happen to know that Big Al has a few pics of first salmon in his beautiful new Arima.  I took them that day at the Cowlitz! Cough 'em up!  I am glad to see you finally got launched on the site.

Steve
TheDoctor
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: fishmiester on January 11, 2014, 07:01:44 PM
Hi, I'm Lee, have had many boats parked in my yard over the last 45 years or so some, big and little, but last fall was able to rescue a 1981 Sea Hunter. It had sat under a bunch of aldar trees for 9 years. It had a missing port windshield panel, no steering, no seats, no fishbox covers, no baitbox lids, no grabrail on the port side and a leak on the stb. sie front due to a puncture. At this point, after many $$ and a lot of time, the above mentioned flaws have been fixed.  I love this little boat!! I do most of my own work, and am a long ways from being done. I  sanded the hull down, and painted it the original color, (off white) with EasyPoxy. Now to get some original decals for it. I finally jumped on board with this group, looks like a good bunch of people, with lots of knowledge to share. Thanks for letting me on board. will add boat pic as soon as I figure out how to do it. Oh, also it is powered with a late model 50 Evinrude, with 8 horse Honda kicker, and the usual electronics.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chief of the Boat on January 11, 2014, 07:20:46 PM
Lee,
Sounds like a great rescue you got going there.
Welcome Aboard,
Terry
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on January 11, 2014, 10:32:05 PM
Wow, you may have the Arima prototype Lee.

Nice to read it's getting a re do. :applause:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Red 22 on January 12, 2014, 04:17:21 PM
Welcome aboard Lee, Great to hear the rescue :applause:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on January 12, 2014, 05:28:15 PM
Welcome aboard Al and Lee.  Glad to have ya!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SookeFirefighter on February 04, 2014, 02:53:28 PM
Just bought my first boat - 2010 Arima Sea Chaser 16'  .   Now to get all the supplies so I can get on the water and fishing.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on February 04, 2014, 03:41:38 PM

Welcome Dabell. The fun is just beginning!   :party:

Got any pics??
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on February 04, 2014, 05:13:23 PM
 :party: :party: :party: :party:

WooHoo!!  Another new member!
Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on February 04, 2014, 08:12:51 PM
Now to get all the supplies so I can get on the water and fishing.

Welcome, welcome. As you probably have read already there's a bunch of guys on here that will help you spend YOUR money on supplies and such  :cha: !
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Red 22 on February 04, 2014, 08:20:11 PM
Welcome  :arms:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wyrguy on February 05, 2014, 07:55:53 AM
Yipeeeee! Another South Islander  :arms: :party: :gone_fishing:

Shoot me a PM if you want to meet up for coffee (:beerchug: ?) and 'talk' Arima  :biggrin:

Welcome dabell

Rick
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Diablo on February 05, 2014, 09:21:54 AM
Just so you know B.O.A.T.
Break
Out
Another
Thousand

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: J Chaser on February 05, 2014, 10:13:36 AM
Welcome Dabell. I also have a 16 Sea Chaser, and I'm up in Courtenay.

John
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: TheDoctor on February 05, 2014, 09:30:10 PM
Welcome to you also, dabell.  Looking forward to seeing some pics of your new boat!

TDR
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SookeFirefighter on February 06, 2014, 08:53:55 AM
Here is my new (to me) boat.  Really happy with finding this one, previous owner is upgrading to a bigger Arima.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: J Chaser on February 06, 2014, 09:17:20 AM
Very nice. That's a twin to mine.

John.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on February 06, 2014, 03:18:38 PM
welcome TO OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WEB...

NICE BOAT!!!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tinmaniac on February 08, 2014, 04:20:55 PM
Hello,liked the site and jumped in.05 SR19 135Evi
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: TheDoctor on February 08, 2014, 06:10:09 PM
Welcome, Tinmaniac!  Is that a new boat for you, or you just found the site?

TDR
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: takinline on February 08, 2014, 09:07:31 PM
We are new Arima owners.   :clap:  2005 Sea Legend with Honda 225 & 9.9 engines. Purchased  in November in Edmonds, Washington and think we are really going to enjoy it.  Our first fiberglass boat. The others have been metal. Sizing down from a 28' Boulton  Kodiak so we can trailer it easier.  Would love to do the Inland passage area this summer but have never been boating in that area before.. :shrug9: .We live in Bend, Oregon but keep the boat in Brookings, Oregon.   Have 2'  :bigshock: of snow on the ground here today, so it's a good time play with the computer. We were hoping to meet some of you at the Portland Sportsman Show, but had to leave before the meeting because of the weather.  Regards, Jack & Danise (http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/5/6489-080214190328.jpeg)
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Post by: Danno on February 08, 2014, 09:16:00 PM
Welcome aboard! That will be a great boat for the Inland Passage. Sorry we missed you at the show but there will be other opportunities. Don't forget to set your location on the map. No need to makr your house. Just pin your favorite place nearby or even the Brookings harbor.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tinmaniac on February 09, 2014, 07:49:00 AM
I bought it new in 05 fished out of a 14 hi laker for 15 years.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on February 09, 2014, 07:52:20 AM
Welcome guys!  We really only have one major rule..... No pictures!, then it did not happen :bowdown:




SFF
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Post by: Fishin 4 Salmon on February 23, 2014, 02:28:57 PM
 :biggrin: Hi everyone, I own a 89 17' Sea Ranger. I have been perusing this site for a while and figured I might as well sign up. I live in Tacoma and fish the area here in Tacoma. I have also fished Westport, Sekiu, Neah Bay, LaPush, Port Angeles and Port Townsend.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on February 23, 2014, 02:38:54 PM

 Welcome aboard Fishin. Nice looking boat ,now lets see some pictures (porn) of the fish.

  H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on February 23, 2014, 06:15:34 PM
Welcome To Arima City..

 we should meet up in Neah Bay
I will be there thru the month of 15th may to 15th June..
staying @ Butlers Motel.. the Cabin..
moored @ the bottom of the Ramp left side..
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Brick Chick on February 23, 2014, 08:20:27 PM
Hello all!

My husband and I just moved to the PNW and are still pretty much newlyweds after 11 months of marriage. We have jumped in to living on a boat access only island near Nanaimo, BC and are loving it! We inherited a lot of items with our house purchase a few months ago, and one was an old fishing boat that really doesn't do well in any kind of weather - so we are looking to buy an Arima to replace it soon!

We moved to our island paradise knowing nothing about boating/prawning/fishing/crabbing, but loving the surroundings and the community. We want to buy a boat that inspires that same camaraderie and the Arima community really seems to be exactly what we are looking for! I hope we settle in to getting a boat soon so we can truly join the fun. In the meanwhile we will soak up your wisdom and save up our :twocents: so we can afford one of these sweet rides!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on February 23, 2014, 08:31:44 PM


Wow. That was very nicely said !  Welcome.   :arms:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Brick Chick on February 23, 2014, 08:42:53 PM
Thanks Croaker! I hope to be here often and get to know you guys a lot better. There's some really good stuff here for a life-long learner such as myself to soak up.  I am not worthy... :bowdown: but someday I want to be!
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Post by: GoodDays on February 23, 2014, 09:07:40 PM
Welcome Brick Chick !! There is a small but dedicated group of us on Vancouver Island.  There was a lady living on Protection who commuted in an Arima. Keep an eye open for her on the docks in Nanaimo !!
Great to have you here ! Arimas are great safe economical boats for what you are doing !

GoodDays Greg
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Brick Chick on February 23, 2014, 10:18:48 PM
Nice Greg!

We actually have another Arima commuter on our island, though I haven't hunted them down to ask about it. Looks like a Chaser 16' IMO. And I know a second neighbour who is also shopping for one. When a good 17' comes up for sale we will certainly be sharing the information with her...especially if our pockets aren't deep enough!

Hope you don't mind me asking...but if you see any good ones for sale up-island, message me, okay?

Thanks!

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on February 23, 2014, 10:24:56 PM
Jenn, This is the Greg that I mentioned to you.  :hoboy:

Great guys up North :bowdown:



SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Brick Chick on February 23, 2014, 10:59:26 PM
Jenn, This is the Greg that I mentioned to you.  :hoboy:

Great guys up North :bowdown:



SFF

Yup! Thanks SFF...I feel like I am in good hands now with you all!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GoodDays on February 24, 2014, 07:03:57 AM
Darren,   What did you tell her ?  :whistle:

I will keep my eyes and ears open. Good boats well priced sell quickly.  I will keep my ears open for you !
Search craigslist , used Vancouver Island , kijiji, etc.

GoodDays Greg
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on February 24, 2014, 07:17:48 AM

I feel like I am in good hands now with you all!

Silly you!!!   :facepalm:   :wink:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on February 24, 2014, 08:14:01 AM
Darren,   What did you tell her ?  :whistle:

I will keep my eyes and ears open. Good boats well priced sell quickly.  I will keep my ears open for you !
Search craigslist , used Vancouver Island , kijiji, etc.

GoodDays Greg


I told her she had some great members up in her area.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Maltbydawg on February 25, 2014, 04:53:42 PM
I'm Eric and have co-owned my 2005 SL22 / E-Tec 225  for just about a year now, previously owned by Kimbrey who now has a 26' Duckworth. Before this we had a SR19  with a Honda 135. Like most of you, the Stress Relief II can be found on/around Possession Bar for Salmon, in the Straits for Halibut, and in the San Juans & Sekiu at least once/year (wish I had the time for more). Last Christmas we decked her out of the Christmas Ships in 15 degree weather. With 3 kids we like the SL22's size for family outings. I've even rigged her for wakeboarding and the size/shape of the hull below the water line is surprisingly similar to early-generation wakeboard boats as is the weight, so it's a blast for fresh-water fun as well. There's little this boat can't do.   :arms:
Here she is at Blakely Island Marina last August , Christmas Ships 2013 & Parked at Husky Stadium for UW vs ISU.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on February 26, 2014, 05:24:43 AM
Nice! Welcome to the peanut gallery  :biggrin:     Glad to see a long loved boat back in the mix.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: arimanator on February 26, 2014, 12:10:45 PM
Hi,
Purchased this 2004 Sea Chaser 17 in April of 2012. It's powered by a 115 HP Suzuki and 8 HP Yamaha. Currently equipped with 2 Scotty downriggers and a Furuno 1650 combo unit.
Looking forward to participating in this site. Looks like a great place to exchange fishing info as well as maintenance and/or improvements to the boat.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on February 26, 2014, 08:35:30 PM
WELCOME ABOARD..arimanator & Maltbydawg

 More Great Arima's.. More Great FUN!

CG,BE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Maltbydawg on February 26, 2014, 08:58:19 PM
WELCOME ABOARD..arimanator & Maltbydawg

 More Great Arima's.. More Great FUN!

CG,BE,Gary


Happy to join the party, this seems like a good crowd. A hundred great bloggers :beerchug:, and 3 ugly ones  :jester:
Clever name, Fat Bottom Girl, I like it!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on February 26, 2014, 10:39:04 PM
Greetings guys, welcome to a Arima members website!  Only one rule here......No Picture, then it did not happen!


SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on February 27, 2014, 06:21:45 AM
 :yeahthat: If that's the case, nothing I do ever happens!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: DSledgeR on March 09, 2014, 02:02:07 PM
Hello All,

Should've put it here, but I said hello in the pictures thread......anyhow.....Hello!
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Post by: So.Cali on March 10, 2014, 04:43:38 AM
Howdy!! Welcome aboard.   :arms:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on March 11, 2014, 12:00:23 PM

Welcome DsledgeR.   :party:

Nice boat.  Is that an E-tec ?

Your top is awesome !

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/5/4365-090314112613-55081626.jpeg)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on March 12, 2014, 04:14:51 AM
That top does look slick!  :applause:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: DSledgeR on March 12, 2014, 08:34:54 AM

Welcome DsledgeR.   :party:

Nice boat.  Is that an E-tec ?

Your top is awesome !

Yes, it's an E-TEC 115....it had about 60 hours on it when I bought the boat.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: ScottOrness on March 13, 2014, 02:08:10 PM
New to the board. Love my boat. Love to fish.

Cheers,
Scott
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: AlAdams on March 13, 2014, 02:13:33 PM
Welcome!

Where are you located?  Got any pictures of your boat? 
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Post by: One Id Turtle on March 22, 2014, 12:05:04 PM
Greetings.  No pics yet. Been enjoying this site since its start.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on March 22, 2014, 04:20:14 PM
WELCOME Scott O and One Id Turtle...
To Our SPOT To Squat. On Line..
enjoy and Join In..Or Not..Lurking here is a Sport.. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: DavidC on March 28, 2014, 12:16:09 PM
Thought I would say hi here. My name is David and I live in Sooke BC.  Just picked up a  1991 Arima 16 Sea Chaser. From what I've read there is a good group of individuals who are helpful and passionate about their Arimas on this forum.  Looking forward to fishing many years in my Arima!

Here's a pic of the boat

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: DSCS on March 28, 2014, 12:21:06 PM
Welcome David.  :applause:   There is good group of folks up your way.

Alan
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SookeFirefighter on March 28, 2014, 12:57:16 PM
Nice boat Dave - I had heard through the grapevine that you bought a 16' Sea chaser.  Likely see you on the water soon my twin 16'.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SRanger on March 29, 2014, 12:01:22 AM
Welcome One Id,  Glad to have another Seattle Slug on board!

SR
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: DavidC on March 29, 2014, 07:08:31 PM
Thanks Alan, glad to hear there is a good group of arima owners up this way.

Darcy, nice work on your sea chaser. Looks like it's in great shape and the yammys look pretty slick. Will definitely see ya out on the water.

-David
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Post by: stubs 17 on March 30, 2014, 08:24:05 AM
New guy here  . I have a SR 17 . Just starting to see how cool these boats are . Looking forward to some good discussions here .
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Post by: StreamFixer on March 30, 2014, 09:01:23 AM
All you new guys

Be sure to get your general locations onto the members map.  That way we will know who is close to you to appropriately respond to cries for help and to help you spend your $$$    :biggrin:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on March 30, 2014, 09:15:30 AM
Wow...it's been awhile since I caught up on the "Introduce Yourself" subject....Welcome all you new folks. This is a fun group and if you stick around, there are lots of folks here that are informative and most certainly willing to spend your money towards first class solutions. Seriously, hope you find lots of friends here.

j W
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: bobsea on April 09, 2014, 07:51:00 PM
Hi,

    I've owned many boats over the years but just acquired my first Arima, a 2005 SR21. Looking forward to Halibut, Salmon, Ling Cod and Tuna with an dollop of Kokanee thrown in for good measure. Hailing from the south Willamette Valley, fishing coastal rivers, estuaries and the ocean. bobsea
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Post by: SRanger on April 09, 2014, 08:55:37 PM
Welcome.   Nice choice of boat...any photos you can share.  Post them up and CanvasGuy will get you on a banner.

SR
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ttcustomz on April 14, 2014, 08:12:36 PM
Hi all just wanted to say this is a great website. I love all the excellent stuff that is on here it has been a great help for me since I bought my boat last year. It is an old one but a good one with all the help I have had here with info to do what I needed Thank You .
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Camoman on April 14, 2014, 08:57:54 PM
Howdy to all you Arima lovers!!!  I've recently made the leap into the Arima club (19' SR w/Honda 90 & 8).  I have finally decided after 27 years to find a way to curb my deployment cycle and enjoy what the great pacific northwest has to offer (FISH/CRAB/SHRIMP, etc)!!  I thoroughly enjoy the amount of information that gets posted on a daily basis and continue to learn the ways of the Arima/Fishing world.

I look forward to meeting those of you that our paths cross and continue to wish great success and safety to all of you.

-Mike (Olympia, Wa)
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Post by: Chief of the Boat on April 14, 2014, 09:20:29 PM
Mike,
Welcome Aboard,
Terry
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: newkid17SC on April 28, 2014, 01:32:30 AM
Hey all! Just bought my first boat and picked up a 1991 17' Sea Chaser with an old 90hp Johnson. Runs strong and I can't wait to spend many hours exploring the Sound. I'm in the Tacoma area and used to fish and throw pots with my dad when i was a kid, so lots to learn just getting back into it. Excited to see the Arimas have such a great group behind them and hope to see some of you out on the water! :beerchug:
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Post by: So.Cali on April 28, 2014, 03:54:49 AM
Newkid, welcome! Nice boat you got there too. AND you posted pics right off the bat. There's lots of guys here that can send you in the right direction, and spend your money for you. All with good intentions.  :biggrin:  :beerchug:
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Post by: CanvasGuy on April 28, 2014, 04:59:09 AM
Congrats NewKid17SC :applause:

your boat reminds me of my boat when I first got her..
mines an older 1984 have a blast with your old "Kieth"
when your ready to upgrade.. everyone here will help spend your monies... :biggrin:

see you out there..
CGBE,Gary :gone_fishing:
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Post by: Seattleflyfisher on April 28, 2014, 09:50:01 AM
It's been awhile since I did a welcome.


WELCOME :clap:



SFF
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Post by: Threeweight on April 28, 2014, 10:08:24 AM
Welcome, Newkid17SC!  Everyone knows the 17' Sea Chaser is the finest model in the Arima line-up  :whistle:

My old girl was very similar to yours when I bought her... you are going to love the boat!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on April 29, 2014, 03:40:42 AM
Nothin against a Chaser, but I sure do love my Ranger. I think it's because I can fit in the cuddy and take a nap.  On that note, a ranger 19 would be Ideal with the same cuddy, and larger dance floor . . . 
 Maybe one day.
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Post by: StreamFixer on April 29, 2014, 07:03:35 AM
So Cali

They call what you are describing the Arima 21.  Standard roomy cuddy and a 19SC dance floor.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on April 30, 2014, 03:56:25 AM
Ok, I'll add that to the list too.  :smile1:
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Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on April 30, 2014, 07:25:20 AM
NewKid...and any others that I have recently missed. WELCOME ABOARD!
These Arima "Cool Cats" are always  here and ready to help you thru the Arima orientation to your new to you boat. Watch out for those North West cats...they will come in the middle of the night and try to talk you out of your Arima. Best wishes for a bright new voyage. J W
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: stewski346 on May 02, 2014, 11:56:37 PM
Hi y'all. New to the club although I feel like I know you guys by now!  I have been looking seriously for a boat for a year now and settled on a 17SR .  Took a long time to find Mrs. Right but it finally happened last week.  This old girl is in great condition and came with a 2012 9.9 hp 4 stroke Yami kicker with 10 hours, downriggers, HD Elite Lowrance, and a ton of other stuff the guy gave to me.  Hull is a '92 with a '90 115 2 stroke Yami that is as clean as a whistle.  Needs a new main canvas but side and drop curtain are good.  Got it for $10,500.  I lost two boats in my months of searching to being out bid and a seller with cold feet.  Felt good to finally seal the deal, and a good one at that.  My wife is as stoked about the boat as I am.  She is looking forward to overnighting in the cuddy and doing some whale watching as well as salmon/crab slaying.

I found a mobile marine surveyor who did and absolutely amazing job.  It was the best 255$ I've spent in a while.  The guys name is Larry Blais with Blais Marine.  PM me for his number if you want it.  He drove out to Duval to do an onsite marine survey on the boat checking everything from the resin quality in the floors to the compression on the engines.  I highly recommend this guy if you get serious about a boat.

A few questions. 
1) They previous owner used premium fuel and stabilizer.  Is premium necessary? The main was not idling very well on it's maiden voyage although it ran great for the marine survey (of course  :hoboy:) Any ideas why?  I have an appointment with Jacobsen Marine in West Seattle in mid May to check it out.
2) Water pump for the fresh water wash down is bad.  What replacement do you recommend?  What amp fuse should I be using? I blew 3...  The hose for the wash down is also moldy.  Is it an easy fix to replace the entire hose?  If so, any recs?
3) Boat wax? I have cleaned her up really nice with soft scrub and some other stuff I found recommended on the site.  Now I want to make her shine.
4) Bilge pump.  I want to replace the one I have just for peace of mind.  Any recs on a replacement?

Thanks to all who have helped out with my search.  The website was the main driving force of me getting an Arima.  I grew up on the water in Texas and Alaska and worked on private yachts for 3 years so getting back on the water was inevitable.  Finally got back to it!!! See y'all out there.
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Post by: CanvasGuy on May 03, 2014, 08:21:46 AM
RIGHT ON!, WELCOME BROTHER... :arms: :applause:
Congrats..
May your days be filled with great "Arima" Joy!

CGBE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: MFish on May 11, 2014, 02:54:25 PM
I've come over from ABOG. Have not posted in years.

Have a 1999 19" Sea Chaser with a Honda 130.  Ran SO CAL offshore for years, then moved to Arizona. Needless to say, I still get a lot of questions and remarks at local lake ramps.

From experience, it's nice to be out on Mead with a red flag warning up at Temple Bar. No bass boats, just us and the patrol boat...

Anybody out there from Arizona? In 9 years, I've only seen one Arima - going the other way on the freeway. Even the guy that services my Honda has never seen an Arima previously. He is now educated!

Be safe.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on May 12, 2014, 02:59:50 AM
I saw one last august in searchlight nevada. looked like a 15-16 foot sea hunter. I about broke my neck looking since that was the last place I thought I would see an Arima. I figured he was coming from cottonwood cove. One day you might see my Arima out there. I have a buddy who lives there in Searchlight which is only 13 miles from the river. He's always bugging me to come out with the boat.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: AlAdams on May 12, 2014, 07:34:03 AM
Steweski - welcome.  I thought I'd try to address a few of your questions.
 
With respect to fuel, I'd follow the instructions from the manufacturer.  I had an '88 Suzuki 2 stroke and I don't remember using premium in it but I'd look to Yamaha for their recommendation.  I always use Stabil in my fuel and have not had any issues.
 
For the fresh water pump and bilge pump, you could do a search on this site for what other guys have done.  I don't use my freshwater pump, never have.  My wash down pump and bilge pump are both original and both work fine. Would be a good idea to get a second bilge just for safety purposes. My wash down hose probably looks like yours.  I just take some cleaner once in a while and try to wipe it clean.  I see some guys have the coiled hoses installed with sprayers attached.  Probably not a bad way to go but I've got other more pressing things to do on my boat so I haven't put too much thought into that one.  Mine works.  Done. 

For wax, I bought Buff Magic and Pro Polish from Yacht Bright a while back.  The parts of the boat I've buffed and polished look good.  We'll see how it holds up in the salt etc.  There's a bunch of YouTube video's on those products.  It's a bit expensive (in my opinion) but if it holds up it'll be worth it. 

Al
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Post by: E-TEC Pacer on May 28, 2014, 02:47:55 PM
New to the forum, just joined today. Got the site info from Terry at Defiance Marine. I just bought a '05 or maybe '02 17' Sea Pacer this last winter. It came with a 90hp FICHT Evinrude and I quickly removed and sold that and bought an '14 90hp E TEC. So far I don't like the ride and I'm looking at an air ride pedestal from Cabela's and I'll put a nice cushy seat on it. Don't get me wrong, the boat is plenty sea worthy in the respect. I'm trying to sell my other boat a 17' Olympic with a 75hp E TEC on it so if ya hear of anyone looking for one here I am. There ya have it in a nut shell. I like all the little emoticons!!! :beerchug:
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on May 28, 2014, 02:54:04 PM
Welcome !  Good to have another E-tec Pacer on the board.   :clap:

Got any pictures ??
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Post by: CanvasGuy on May 28, 2014, 03:13:00 PM
E-tec pacer..

Welcome...

have you tried trim tabs?...Much Better ride  if you get the Bow back in the game...
 

Gary
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Post by: Threeweight on May 28, 2014, 03:18:15 PM
Welcome!

My advice on the ride is invest in trim tabs, and look into moving some weight into the bow.  Downrigger balls, sandbags, etc...

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Post by: Danno on May 28, 2014, 04:23:01 PM

I like all the little emoticons!!! :beerchug:



Welcome aboard. Don't tell anyone but I like that emoticon the best!   :beerchug:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: E-TEC Pacer on May 28, 2014, 04:53:07 PM
Well I just tried posting a couple pics but it was too big so I tried to "delete the attachment" and nothing happened. :doh: Anyway I called the shop in Oregon where I bought the E TEC and complained that my 90 didn't push my Pacer as fast as my buddy's Chaser with a 70 Suzy on it!!! He said I have to lift the motor a bit and I'll notice a big change in rpm's and speed. I've had too much boat in the water I guess. Next time I'm fishin I'll be sure to give it a try. I've only been able to get about 4500 rpms out of it and he said I should be getting around 5200 because that's what he dialed it in at. I remember him telling me that and I couldn't figure out why I wasn't getting 5200 out of it. I'd totally forgot about lifting the bow a bit. I'm going to see how it does down at Willapa Bay this summer and if the ride doesn't improve any then it's back to boat shopping. We like this boat because it has a lot more storage than the Olympic does and beamier.
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on May 28, 2014, 09:06:07 PM


http://www.cabelas.com/checkout/add_items_common_product.cmd?form_state=default_state&WTz_l=DirectLoad%3Bpod3923&findingMethodAddedCart=Product&categoryIds=104794380%7C104705280%7C104492880%7C&searchPath=&destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fensemble.jsp%3FensembleId%3D3923%26type%3Densemble&quantity=1&productId=699914&variantIndex=0&productVariantId=&dropDownGroupLabels%3A0=HEIGHT&dropDownGroupValues%3A0=&addTo=1
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: E-TEC Pacer on May 28, 2014, 10:04:55 PM
I was looking at the Plug - In Air Ride one. I think I'll be going to the Tulalip Cabela's and see if they have them and check it out.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on May 28, 2014, 11:56:05 PM

I bought one at BassPro for my Sea Sprinter. Actually worked pretty good for the money. Still working fine when I sold the boat.

I think it's not "approved" as a helm seat.  :shrug9:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on May 29, 2014, 02:23:06 AM
E-TEC PACER, welcome aboard! That blsck motor looks SWEET on that boat. I would look at the cavitation plate, and see where it sits in comparison to the bottom of your boat. It should be pretty close to even. If thats not the problem, then go with less pitch on the prop. When I bought my E-TEC, I was given a 15 pitch SS, and could only get about 48-4900 rpm out of it. Gonna try a 13 pitch and see where that goes with it.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: E-TEC Pacer on May 29, 2014, 06:20:02 AM
Thanks I'll have to check that out. When I bought the motor the guy said that the E TECs work better mounted on the second bolt hole down. I trust his word so that's where it sits now. I noticed that the prop is the same as on my 75 E TEC and I questioned him about that too 15x13.5 I believe it is. When he put the motor on the boat he took it out and set it up with his laptop and set it up at 5200 rpms. I anxious to get it out and try it now with the motor tilted a bit but it's gonna have to wait for a few days, headed for the beach this weekend for the last razor dig of the season. I forgot all about the halibut opening! :doh:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on May 29, 2014, 07:32:27 AM
E-T Pacer...

If you are looking for a nice smooth ride in choppy water in your Pacer, or any Arima for that matter, you may be frustrated.  The Arima hull design is not conducive to speed and a smooth ride in chop and rough water.  Others of our group can do a better job explaining the whys, I just accept that is the case.  Something about it not being a deep V and having a large "flat" surface.  Really good for fuel efficiency, not so great for smooth at speed.

I have found that I am not in that big of a hurry when the water is rough.  The Arima will always get me there and back so long as I don't do something really stupid (as opposed to my normal stupid).

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: E-TEC Pacer on May 29, 2014, 07:42:32 AM
I've accepted the fact that there aren't any smooth rides in an Arima when it's choppy out and ya just have to slow down more than a deep V boat. That's why I'm checking on an air ride pedestal from Cabela's but I don't know what I'll do for the passenger seat yet, it has the storage box seat which is nice. I really like the boat as far as being sea worthy and a nice beam to it and built in fish box and bait boxes. My Olympic was lacking the fish box and built in gas tank but had the good ride. The Pacer came with all the covers so that's nice too when the weather is a little on the cool side. We're looking forward to Willapa Bay this summer for Kings. There's a ton of Arima's down there!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on May 29, 2014, 07:55:25 AM
Try a Centric SASII for the passenger seat.  They are not cheap, however, I-boats has a sale on for the next couple of days.  I hear Walmart also carry's them, however, I will not set foot in that store for any reason if there is another option anywhere.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: E-TEC Pacer on May 29, 2014, 08:01:38 AM
I'll check into that seat, never heard of them. We're in the same boat, I don't care for that store either. :nono:
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Post by: wortguy57 on May 31, 2014, 10:15:44 AM
Greetings from Minnesota. Been lurking all winter as I got my "new to me" SR19 set up. Purchased the 2008 boat with 2011 Honda 90 and new trailer on East Coast and delivered last fall. Appreciate all the info available for one stop shopping. Rigging to fish the great Lake Superior out of Duluth for trout and salmon. Still some ice floating around after a nasty cold winter. Can anyone help me locate Brook from Saltboss? I spoke with him on April 24 and ordered kicker bracket with cc info but have not heard a peep. Numerous emails and phone calls go unanswered. I hope he's fishing but darn it I'm waiting to get my kicker and Panther/Trollmaster installed. Looking forward to sharing from the midwest. Keith (not the motor)  Wortguy57
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on May 31, 2014, 01:10:50 PM

Hey Wortguy. Welcome to the board. Nice looking boat !  Is that an aluminum trailer ?
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Post by: wortguy57 on May 31, 2014, 01:49:15 PM
Croaker, yes it's a Venture aluminum I beam bunk trailer with disc brakes, made in Baltimore. Dealer rigged it and delivered over the road.    wortguy
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Jeff on May 31, 2014, 02:42:47 PM
Welcome to the site from a former Great Lakes fisherman!  Downriggers and lots of rods per fisherman can mean fun action out there!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on May 31, 2014, 05:31:33 PM
VEry nice set up Keith!!   :applause:  The white reg numbers look great on that dark stripe.

Action pictures soon?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: wortguy57 on May 31, 2014, 07:15:08 PM
GregE, Yes raining cats and dogs this weekend in MN and hopefully melting last ice that's been pushing in and out of Duluth harbor the past few weeks.  Been following you guys since Nov and totally got the message on "no pics no happen". Wasn't going to make my intro post without the pic.  Action shots to follow.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Seattleflyfisher on June 01, 2014, 05:48:17 AM
What a beautiful boat! Congrats.




SFF
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: wortguy57 on June 03, 2014, 04:31:36 PM
Update: I got an email from SaltBoss this morning and my kicker bracket build will be this week. wortguy57
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Greenbank on June 06, 2014, 09:45:22 AM
Hi there, I've been looking at this website for a few months and finally made the plunge and purchased a 1999 SE with a 70hp Suzuki 4 stroke this week. I think I got a pretty clean boat, the previous owner seemed to be a great guy who was very meticulous about the maintenance.

I'm taking the boat to Sea Marine in Port Townsend this weekend to get it bottom painted and have the engines serviced.

I'm a novice fisherman but I look forward to learning more here and from friends. Until then, can't wait for crab season to start July 1st.

Thanks for all the great information on this site, it was very helpful in my buying decision making process.

Cheers,

GB
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Post by: pegleg on June 08, 2014, 02:53:08 PM
Hi guys my name is Greg, I am the guy who just purchased the 2000 19' sr with skip tower
It has radar, rocket launchers, updated sonar and chart plotter, two canon electric drs. trim tabs, after market bait tank with bracket added to fit into the outboard cover mounts. I will try and post pics of this once I get it installed as it was handed to me with the boat. It has a full canvas enclosure and a yamaha 115 main motor with a yamaha t8 kicker with forward controls and power tilt.  I fish here on the Central Coast of California out of Port San Luis and Morro Bay. We mainly target salmon, rock fish, tuna, white sea bass and halibut. I am also the president of a nonprofit fishing club called Anglers Anonymous we take wounded warriors on a deep sea fishing trip then serve them BBQ when we get back.  Nie to have this great resource available for Arima Owners. Thanks again and I look forward to spending more time learning about my new boat and contributing anything I can. PegLeg 
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Post by: freerangekids on June 14, 2014, 01:35:58 PM
Hi Everybody!!
 We have a 17' Arima Sea Ranger and are are excited to use it this summer for exploring and fishing in the Salish.. We are new to Arima ownership and will probably have lots of questions. This seems like a very informative and helpful site..
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Post by: CanvasGuy on June 14, 2014, 03:43:51 PM
WELCOME All NEW GUYS!!! :arms: freerangekids,pegleg,Greenbank...

Thanks for joining in on the FUN..

may we all Share in  your Arima Adventures..
Please Post Pics...

Thanks CGSBE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Greenbank on June 16, 2014, 03:00:51 PM
Here's a shot of my SE before I took it to Pt. Townsend for bottom paint and some other minor things. Turns out the Yammy 4hp kicker is toast. I have a brand new Honda 2.3hp and was wondering if that small a motor could push my Arima? I'm going to give it a try or perhaps trade for a 4 or 5hp.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: J Chaser on June 16, 2014, 03:28:10 PM
I used to have a 5 horse Mercury single cylinder kicker. It vibrated so badly that I sold it and ended up with a Yamaha 6 horse 2 cylinder. Very pleased with it.

John

And I just noticed I went from "Fry" to "Jack".....whoo hoo!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: ReelDog on June 17, 2014, 08:16:28 AM
Looked around the web and found this site.  Looks like I just purchased a 1988 SEA EXPLORER 16' that was advertised here. Time to make it my own boat, will try to post upgrades as time goes by.  Have to say that for an '88, I am impressed with how well it maintained.
Will be seeking guidance from everyone, thanks in advance!
1991 Mercury 75 HP, Evenrude 8HP kicker.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on June 17, 2014, 08:34:36 AM
Welcome aboard ReelDog :applause: Congrats on your purchase..

To All New comers..
 This Site..
it is as much Fun  and Educational as You make it..
we all try to contribute as we can..help,advice,spend others monies,give each other a hard time
about no pics no happen..or whatever...all in good FUN..and Camaraderie...  :yeahthat:
Hope you  will join in if desired.
The More The Merrier..

CGSBE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Ttcustomz on June 17, 2014, 12:38:29 PM
Ok I finally figured this posting pictures thing out . So I was the lucky guy that scored this one in burien last year for $10,000. And thousands later two motors swaps and a lot of cleaning I almost got my ultimate fishing machine. Here's a pic when I first got it. I'll get some more of some updated ones later.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on June 17, 2014, 05:28:27 PM
Here's a great BIG WELCOME ABOARD!  to all new members!

WE have a lot of fun on here and I promise we will be very happy to assist you in spending all your hard earned money on your new toy!
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Post by: Fort Peck Express on July 08, 2014, 12:56:21 AM
Hi, all.
New member here, just wanted to say hi to all the other forum members.

I don't own an Arima, but I seriously am looking for a 19' Sea Ranger for fishing Fort Peck reservoir, up here in MT; & I'm pretty much convinced this is THE boat for my needs!
 
When I finally get my hands on my new (to me) Arima, I'll be sure to post picks of our first trip w/ it to Fort Peck!
 
Fort Peck is BIG (right behind Lake Powell in size) & located in BFE MT.; which translates to extremely low fishing pressure...High nutrient content & lot of big fish (champion sized Lake trout, Walleye Northerns & Musky to name a few).
Lot's of room = big water; when heavy squalls come in there (& often do at a moments notice), pontoon boats, bass boats & most smaller craft run a good chance (& do) of flip & & or swamp, etc. out there.
 Swells of 4-8' are not uncommon in certain areas on Fort Peck when nasty squalls come in.

Arimas seem pretty much perfect fishing machines for this kind of territory, w/ their shallow draft & cruising speed, combined w/ their offshore capabilities, yet small enough to get into tight places.
Plus, the QUALITY of the Arima build is impressive (to me, anyway).
Wish me luck, as I have a feeling the right fishing machine is about to pop up for me!
J.D.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on July 08, 2014, 05:13:32 AM
FPE, Welcome to the forum! Get in contact with Amazing Grace. He's our MT Arima junkie, and might be willing to help you along in your journey of being an Arima owner.
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Post by: Holokai on July 08, 2014, 08:15:54 PM
Hi.... I just picked up my 17 sea chaser from the factory last week.  I would like to give a shout out to Alan for steering me to this forum.  I know that I will get a lot of useful information.

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Post by: SRanger on July 09, 2014, 11:10:03 PM
Welcome Kimo.  We might have more than one Alan around here the crowd has grown so large.    Always appreciate pictures of girlfriends or even your boat,  and  a good sense of humor.   Some (Arima Owners) stickers would look great on the shiny new hull.

SR
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Okiesdad on July 16, 2014, 10:11:02 AM
Hi Everyone, Well ... after 20+ years I finally am getting my first Arima! My wife and I went last night and put a down payment on it and we are picking it up on Saturday  :dance:  It's not new by any means but it's the model I have always wanted and the price was definitely right. I can hardly wait , I feel like a little kid just before Christmas (Is this normal ?) I was really excited to see that there was an online Forum for Arima owners .... So I thought I would stop in and say hi !  I'm sure I will be on here plenty seeking advice and asking questions so to all my fellow Arima owners Thanks in advance .... Lee & Keely   Chehalis,WA

  Coming this Saturday:  1990  '19  SR  Hardtop
                                    1990  Yamaha 115 (2 stroke, not my first choice but oh well)
                                    1990  Galvanized EZ Loader 
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Post by: AlAdams on July 16, 2014, 10:17:10 AM
Congrats Lee!  You'll love that boat.  Take some pictures of it for us too. 

Welcome aboard!  Al
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Diablo on July 16, 2014, 02:08:24 PM
I feel like a little kid just before Christmas (Is this normal ?) 

Yes, absolutely.
Merry Christmas  :party:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on July 16, 2014, 03:35:20 PM
WELKome aboard.   :arms:

Jump in and share the fun!!! 

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: DirkDangler on July 17, 2014, 05:28:54 PM
Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm dipping a toe in to the Arima market and would love a few suggestions on buying a used Arima 17ft. Love the idea of the little cuddy as we have younger dudes and like the fact that these boats are super stable in the water (reminds me of the Double Eagle brand up here in BC).

Any suggestions regarding pricing, age, what to look out for and what to seek out would be very much appreciated.

Perfect world I'd love the following

2000-2010 Sea Chaser or Ranger
90hp power or greater (4 stroke is almost a must isn't it?)
bimini or other canvas would be great, it's expensive to have this custom made in Canada

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on July 17, 2014, 06:04:56 PM
Welcome Dirk,

Yes, custom canvas is expensive, but, that's pretty much the only way to get it if you want the standard top, sides and drop curtain. Factory (Arima) canvas is custom made to each boat. I think you're correct on the power end of it. Prices can be more related to condition rather than year, especially with the older hulls.

Good luck with your search, we here on the site always love to spend the other guys money and are always pointing out boats for sale.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chief of the Boat on July 17, 2014, 06:12:54 PM
Lee & Keely,
Congratulations on your Hardtop purchase. 
Welcome Aboard,
Terry
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: rokdbtdeep on July 19, 2014, 12:37:27 AM
Hello Everybody,
 Well I am stunned by the amount of Arima owners on this site(duhh) and all the helpful articles I will get to read in the coming months...
 A little less than a month ago i got a call from my father-in-law telling me that his boat was for sale. I told him that I would take down the info and see if any of my co-workers were interested because I just could'nt afford one at the moment.   He new I was flying to Dutch Harbor in a few days to get on my boat and I thought I could get it sold quickly. Long story short, I went to the Tulalip Casino to blow off some steam before I flew up, and hit a JP. I called my father-in-law and told him I would buy his boat...So I bought a 89' SC with a 90Yam 2stroke. I really cant wait to fly home and see it. I hear its getting spit shined and greased up for me. I cant wait to stop fishing and get off this boat so I can fly home get on my boat and start fishing.....its pretty great life I have at the moment IMHO.
  I will get picts up soon and have a slew of questions for all the members...hope to see some of ya out there..bye for now, Rocked by the Deep :gone_fishing:

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: gerald on July 19, 2014, 10:30:00 AM
Hello everyone. Just bought my first Arima ever after wanting one for many years. 1997 15-6"? Explorer that was owned by the same fellow for 25 years. He's in his 80's now and decided to sell her and I was lucky to be there first. Going through the boat and being a long time boat owner makes me realize there is much to do. It's like an archeological dig. It will take time but I will get her up to snuff. In the interim if anyone knows what the water? tank in the bow works let me know.

Thanks
Gerald
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on July 19, 2014, 11:07:21 AM
Welcome Rocked and Gerald,

Glad to have you aboard  :arms: . Sounds like both of you have made your Arima wishes come true.

Gerald, that is a fresh water tank. Most on here with that tank use it for washdown duties to keep the salt water washing to a minimum. Wouldn't recommend you use it to drink, especially getting a used boat you don't know what might be in the tank now  :bigshock: . I think your boat is a 15' 11". In the beginning Mr. Arima built most of these boats an inch short of an even foot. In Oregon anyway that allows us to license our boat on the feet only so a 16' (15'11") boat is a 15' boat as far as the state is concerned. Saves a little money. What area are you in?

Richard
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: amazing grace on July 19, 2014, 11:21:24 AM
Welcome guys. Sounds like you both caught a couple of great boats. Congrats are in order. It is truly amazing how many of these small boats mister Arima and his crew cranked out in the heydaz! :beerchug:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: DirkDangler on July 21, 2014, 08:36:19 PM
Thanks La-Z Boy for the welcome. So I just went and looked at an older Arima (1987) with a 2009 Johnson 90hp 4 stroke (260hrs). The boat is actually in pretty good shape but the 90hp is awesome. Lowrance fiinder/GPS included with Road Runner for $13,5000.....
Love the power, worried about the age....
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on July 22, 2014, 03:44:36 AM
Dirk, don't let the age of an Arima deter you. These boats are tough as nails, and if it's been kept up well, there shouldn't be much issue. Your likely to find some old boat issues like I have, meaning the electrical will probably be in need of restoration (upgrading) and the wood panels can get a little . . . beat up. other than that, most of them hold up pretty damn good!  Oh yeah, Welcome To ABOG!!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on July 22, 2014, 07:32:44 AM
Given that every boat I have looked into (all brands) were wired with automotive wire from the factory/dealer, replacing wiring on a boat more than 5 years old is a given IMO.   :hoboy:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Diablo on July 22, 2014, 08:49:11 AM
Thanks La-Z Boy for the welcome. So I just went and looked at an older Arima (1987) with a 2009 Johnson 90hp 4 stroke (260hrs). The boat is actually in pretty good shape but the 90hp is awesome. Lowrance fiinder/GPS included with Road Runner for $13,5000.....
Love the power, worried about the age....

Good deals don't last long!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: lbsurf2ca on July 29, 2014, 10:16:51 PM
Hey All I'm new to the forum and hope to be a future owner. Looking to learn as much as possible on here so I can make the right decision on year, model, price etc.

It will be awhile before I can pull the trigger but really want a jumpstart on learning more about these boats. The more research I do the more I love these boats.

-Dom
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on July 30, 2014, 06:31:47 AM
Welcome Dom, where are you located?  I'm gonna guess, Long Beach?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: lbsurf2ca on July 30, 2014, 03:06:54 PM
Thanks, Originally from Long Beach but I am actually in Carlsbad California usually fishing inshore San Diego Waters. I am sure i have a challenge finding one of these boats to buy down in SoCal. I know its possible because I see one parked a few blocks down the street. :)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on July 30, 2014, 03:18:44 PM

I am from Bellflower. You might have to travel to get one. I got my first Arima in Fresno.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on July 31, 2014, 04:06:31 AM
I found mine in Lake Elsinore, kinda. It was actually parked in Temecula, but the guy that owned it was from Elsinore. If you want a ride, I'll be glad to take you out once I get it back from the shop. My engine decided to throw a hissy fit.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: lbsurf2ca on August 01, 2014, 11:39:30 AM
Wow thanks for the offer. Yeah I would appreciate that. Happy to pay the gas and any local SD fish dope you may need (not that its needed right now...fishing is insane right now).
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on August 02, 2014, 04:03:15 AM
Yes, it sure is. Almost all my fishing buddies are taking advantage of this great season. I was on my way out of Shelter Island to go get some when my engine decided it was gonna spoil the day. Luckily we were still in the bay, and didn't get stuck 20 miles out. Hopefully she'll be ready this week, but we'll see what happens.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: coaster500 on August 07, 2014, 01:42:27 PM
Hello from the beautiful Central Coast of California (Morro Bay)....  I hope to find a small boat to replace my ACB and an Arima looks like it might do the trick????


Coaster
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on August 08, 2014, 04:36:06 AM
We all love our Arima's, and for good reasons too! Solid little boats, and very capable of most any situation.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hunter on August 17, 2014, 01:43:58 PM
Hi folks!!   Wanted to toss out a hello and say thanks for allowing me to participate on your forum. 

Wife and I are both 59 years young and living happily in the Pacific NW after moving up here from Berkeley, CA 20 years ago.   We both fish and dive and are at home on the water, in the water and under the water. 

We just recently sold our 1802 Trophy and are looking to upgrade.  Arimas are among the contenders that we've narrowed down to the short list..... so I'm here to glean some info and meet some of you with experience.   I'm familiar with forum protocols and actually own and run a Harley discussion forum with several thousand members.

Anyway, thanks again for the forum and for allowing me to participate.   I think I'll go ahead and start up a new thread with some details about our upcoming boat search..








   
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on August 17, 2014, 02:36:32 PM

 Welcome aboard Joe . You will find many of us with lots of suggestions on how to help spend your money on a boat. :biggrin:  As you  know it is much easier to spend someone else's  money than your own. The one basic rule here is : If no pictures it did not happen.  Hope you enjoy the site.


  Hydro-Therapy
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hunter on August 17, 2014, 02:55:05 PM

 Welcome aboard Joe . You will find many of us with lots of suggestions on how to help spend your money on a boat. :biggrin:  As you  know it is much easier to spend someone else's  money than your own. The one basic rule here is : If no pictures it did not happen.  Hope you enjoy the site.


  Hydro-Therapy


Thanks for the welcome Hydro...  apparently there's a 4 post minimum before I can attach pics.    So.....my first four posts won't happen!
Title: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on August 17, 2014, 03:08:33 PM

...apparently there's a 4 post minimum before I can attach pics.    So.....my first four posts won't happen!

Hmm. That's new to me. I'll have to look into that.

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hunter on August 17, 2014, 03:39:39 PM

...apparently there's a 4 post minimum before I can attach pics.    So.....my first four posts won't happen!

Hmm. That's need to me. I'll have to look into that.

Welcome aboard!

Thanks for the welcome Danno!   
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on August 18, 2014, 03:51:52 AM
Welcome aboard Joe..
 maybe..We won't hold the Hardly thing against you.. :biggrin:
I have ,and other members own & owned Harleys.... wasted tons of cash there.. :yeahthat:

now on to the boats..
these are American Made..Truly..Not just assembled here..
just another Hardly jab.., Hope you and yours enjoy your New Boat whatever you choose..
these boats require a few upgrades to complete the package..mainly...Trim tabs, to get the bow into oncoming seas..
and on older hulls some spray rails to dry out the bow..
with a great enclosure and a strong engine you'll be Loving your Arima..

Good luck and WELCOME...

CG,SBE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: LvrWurst 21 SR Skip on August 18, 2014, 08:57:49 AM
After several months, I just dipped into the "Intro Welcome" subject here.....Wow, I can't believe the all of the new folks coming aboard over the last few months. "WELCOME" to all.

If you're a bit shy about what you think may be a stupid Arima question....there are none. You can also PM others on the site for information.......Wishing you all a happy Arima ride.

LVRWURST......better than Sausage!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: TimButterfield on August 21, 2014, 04:20:35 PM
Hello.

I've been researching boats for a while to determine to what to use in the PNW.  In looking at the C-Dory, I came across Arima.  I'm here to investigate further.

Cheers!

Tim
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: J Chaser on August 21, 2014, 04:22:46 PM
Welcome Tim, you came to the right place. I did the same before I bought my Sea Chaser.

John
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: TimButterfield on August 21, 2014, 04:46:58 PM
Thanks, Jack.  I suspect I may learn quite a bit here and might even end up with an Arima.  I have learned some already.  I certainly like the lack of wood in the hull after 1984.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: WardM on August 25, 2014, 10:26:26 AM
Greetings, all -- I just purchased my first boat this month: a 2006 Sea Ranger 19'. I've had my eye on Arimas for a long while and finally pulled the trigger on a very nice setup. Looking forward to taking advantage of all the collected wisdom on this site!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on August 27, 2014, 05:39:33 AM
Joe, Tim, Ward, welcome to the group! To those who have pulled the trigger on an Arima, let's see those pics! We love Arima porn!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wannabe on September 04, 2014, 02:18:05 PM
I see on the "Yuku" Arima Owner's site, someone has taken the time to scan and make available to other users (many of whom, like me, acquired their boats used and therefore not fully equipped with original equipment ... like operator's manuals), "Operator's Manuals".  The accompanying comment says "there is a basic owner's manual which is essentially common to all models of Arima".  Any information of that sort would be useful and I'm wondering whether there are any users on  this site who have scanned said manual or who might think that that would be a useful public service to other owners who are interested in such info?    I have a '96 Sea Hunter 15 (although I'm thinking about the SR 17 with a little larger capacity, a little less bounce to its ride and the possibilitty of spartan overnight stays wherever we might find ourselves when inclement weather strikes.)

A second question would be "how have you dealt with the fiberglass slivers that you get from the night running light mast?"  There are the obvious solutions such as painting or taping the shaft but ... does one way work better than others?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SRanger on September 04, 2014, 06:52:29 PM
Lots of info on the Arima (factory) site...http://arimaboats.com/construction/

Also here on this site...http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?board=4.0

Can't say have ever seen an owners manual per se.  One of the better things about the smaller boats (17ft and under)  is how simple they can be and still function well.

Fiberglass slivers...hummm.  Get a hardtop!  Although a roll of tape would be less expensive.  Every size and type of Arima has been owned by someone here.  Ask away, someone has been there and done that.

SR
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on September 04, 2014, 09:40:28 PM

 Welcome aboard to all the new members , hope you all enjoy the wealth of information available here.

 As for the slivers, A couple of coats of the new clear paint for plastics does wonders.


  H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself and help deciding on new powerplant
Post by: fishboy on September 05, 2014, 01:43:59 PM
Hello, my name is fishboy. I just purch '01 explorer 16' . Switching over from 20' alumaweld freedrifter/ 80hp tiller jet (all 2013, if anyone interested). I like big water not fast water, it turns out. Anyways, my new explorer has a'01 SuzQ 70 with only 235 hrs, no salt or ethanol. But, i dont wanna worry about anything but maint' for a long time. I want the boat to lay out and track perfectly lean and mean. Can someone please tell me what Hp brand new hondas to put on the stern. Kicker and Main units, cost isnot an issue, thankfully. Thank you:-)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Threeweight on September 05, 2014, 02:02:58 PM
I know you asked about Honda's, but the power to weight ratio is not awesome on the 50-75 hp Honda's.  Smaller Arima's tend to be butt heavy, which is an issue if you intend to fish bigger water with it.

The sweetest main motor on a 16' Arima right now is the Yamaha F70.  250-260 pounds, great power, awesome fuel economy. 

All the manufacturers seem to be turning out good products these days.  I'd shop around based on 1) local dealer support, 2) features/weight you want, and 3) price.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: AlAdams on September 05, 2014, 02:15:19 PM
Fishboy - cost is no issue?  Give us a little time and it may become an issue.  We enjoy helping other guys spend their money.  I have a 17' SR with a 90 Honda which is a good match.  I would think the 70 would be perfect for your main, with an 8 for the kicker. 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: J Chaser on September 05, 2014, 03:18:47 PM
New Yamaha F70 (260 lbs) on my 16 SC. F6 Yamaha 4 stroke kicker (84 lbs).

Love them both.

John
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Diablo on September 05, 2014, 06:17:09 PM
Fish boy,
Do a search of this site for motor recommendations, that subject has been discussed extensively. AlAdams is correct we love to spend others peoples money.
Welcome :beerchug:
Title: Re: powerplant help
Post by: fishboy on September 05, 2014, 09:28:32 PM
Thank you for the info. Not very good with web and tech, just starting on site. That's about the exact same thing i came up with after doing a lil more research. Hopefully, after a fruitful fall run, i will be able to switch her over when the cold white stuff falls. She'll be wearin' a new pair of yammys for christmas!Thanks again, peace.:-)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bill Monroe on September 08, 2014, 02:53:07 PM
I'm on my third Arima and have loved each one. This (probably my last) is a 1989SR.
My use region is the Pacific Northwest.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Woodland Bill on September 09, 2014, 11:02:23 PM
Hello, I went to a garage sale in my home town, Woodland Wa...  I now have a new to me 1988 Sea Hunter.  Stock '88 2 strokes.  60hp main and a 9.9 kicker.  The big motor has the oil injector system disabled so the can share the same fuel tank.

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/6/7395-260814230249-60461409.jpeg)

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/6/7395-260814230218-6043777.jpeg)

First thing I did was to clean up the wiring to my simple understanding, then I started reading this forum and stopped.  I did run a new automotive 10 awg pair from the battery up to the console, removed the too narrow stock wires, I really could not believe that was factory wiring until I saw some other wiring photos.  Anyway auto wire is in place and will have to do for now.  Pulled a couple feet of wire that went nowhere out. Wyrguy, I heard you, all wire will be tinned marine grade from now on.  I will clean up the rest next year when I set up double batteries in the little cuddy.

I started looking at the wiring because the PO had a new bilge pump, just needed installed.  Of course that is back by the fuel tank, what a mess.  Pulled the tank and cleaned under it.  Notice the hoses look 26 years old as well, gotta replace them and the fuel/water separator.

Oh yeah now back to the bilge pump, located and connected to the original wires from the switch.  By now I have had everything apart and reassembled.  Flipped the switch and nothing happened.  It was only about 90 degrees that day and being on my back or belly and upside down for way too long I just shut it off and went into the house to think.  Once I cooled down and thought about a few minutes I went back out and pulled the switch close enough that I could take the lead that sent the power to the load and touch it to the fuse connector. The pump took off running like a champ.  Dug around and found a marine grade toggle switch and that is done.  Probably nothing wrong with the first bilge pump.

Then I stood back and looked at the state of the plywood panels in the stern.  The three big ones are not so bad but the two narrow ones that extended below the floor has rotted.  I read many folks replace these with Starboard.  That is pretty rich for my budget.  I had a buddy with a commercial cutting board, 1/2" thick solid plastic.  I cut my two narrow boards out of it.  Still looking for the best way to install them, read where somebody here installed them with slots in the bottom, that would hold them below and screws at the top, then you could remove them prior to pulling the fuel tank.  That is the plan anyway.

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/6/7395-260814222629-60401506.jpeg)

So enough for now, if I keep going I will need to add chapters.

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on September 10, 2014, 05:36:23 AM
To our new Bill's, WELCOME!! Woodland, that's one heck of a first post! Can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Diablo on September 10, 2014, 07:54:14 AM
Hello, I went to a garage sale in my home town, Woodland Wa...  I now have a new to me 1988 Sea Hunter.

I like it. "Honey look what followed me home". :whistle:

I have had both the plywood and starboard interiors. The plywood is much lighter and stiffer IMO. It can be painted and superficial rot can be repaired. Don't give up in it.

Welcome and good luck with you new toy.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on September 10, 2014, 08:53:37 AM
So enough for now, if I keep going I will need to add chapters. 

Woodland Bill, start a new thread and keep posting....   :wink:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: yeos on September 11, 2014, 08:19:50 AM
Hello!

Fairly new boat owner here. I should've bought an arima in the first place, but am considering one for next year. Currently looking at a 15'-17' arima. I currently have a little 15' runabout which does everything I need it to do fine (crabbing, trolling), but isn't too stable in the sound at times when it's choppy. It would also be nice to have the overhead cover for the drizzly days. Looking forward to learning more about arimas!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on September 11, 2014, 08:27:48 AM
WELKome aboard yeos-  You've found a good place for information and sharing.  :applause:
Some lessons are learned the hard way-  We bought a nice Sea Hunter 15 but didn't 'try on' the cuddy space so ended up reselling it.
Tell us more what you are looking for- there are several boats in the classifieds here including my Sea Explorer 15 11
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: yeos on September 11, 2014, 10:23:53 AM
Hi Greg!

I have seen your boat on craigslist. It looks in great condition. Seems like the cuddy would work well for overnighters in the sound. I think I've only seen maybe one or two open bow arimas. 15'-17' would be ideal while favoring one on the larger side of the scale. I'm mainly going to use it for crabbing, salmon trolling, and bottom fish in the sound. I'm no hard core fisherman, just recreational. I'm gonna take this search slowly til I find something I like that fits my budget because there are so many out there.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: llpoolj on September 11, 2014, 10:52:12 AM
How many Arima Sea Sprinter 15 were made?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: amazing grace on September 11, 2014, 11:01:46 AM
Welcome yeos, Yea, all of us believe you about taking your time, just stay away from here and you will be fine :whistle: :wink:
Since you are pretty well set on what you want to do, you just need to determine how many you will have on board and then grab your wallet :doh:

15'=2
16'=2+
17'=3 Ranger/chaser3+

imho these number represent the number on board to manage activities and be reasonably comfortable.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fishtales on September 13, 2014, 09:09:00 PM
Welcome to the new Arima Boat Owners Group. Thank you for stopping by. This is the new forum spawned from the Google Arima Boat Owners forum and from the Yuku Arima Boat Owners Forum for those that want easier and smarter access to Arima information.

Introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about you Arima life and post your favorite Arima photo.

Hello All!

I was just offered half of my dad's 80 something Arima SR 17.  I have fished in it many times and am looking forward to fixing her up a bit.  I am in the San Diego, Ca area and would love to hear from people in this area.

Janine         
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on September 14, 2014, 06:38:03 AM
Welcome Fishtales,,,
Half is better than none..  :yeahthat:
I hope yours is above  the water line :wink:

CG,SBE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on September 15, 2014, 05:20:57 AM
Fishtales, I'm just north of you in the south western end of riverside County. Depending on where your at, that could be 45 mins. to 2 hours, but I'm willing to help if need be. There's a few Arima's in San Diego. Russian Hook is one, and a very nice guy if you can catch him. He was one of the front page articles on BD recently with his boy.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on September 15, 2014, 08:00:27 AM
While I agree owning the half above the water line may be preferrable, the owner of the lower half really has the 'controlling' interest   :whistle:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: shaker17 on September 16, 2014, 11:29:05 PM
Just joined but have been reading forum on and off for a few years.  I got my  1988 Chaser 17 in 1990 and am still running the 1988 Merc 90 with a '92 8 Suzuki kicker for fishing here in Seattle area. 
 :gone_fishing:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: JT99 on September 23, 2014, 03:01:15 PM
Hello, sold my 18' hewes SeaRunner last winter and had enough money to buy a 1991 17 seachaser and start doing some upgrades.  Planned on a repower but the 115 yamaha saltwater 2 stroke runs good enough I might wait a couple years.  So far it's gotten new seat boxes, front seats, removable back seats, a new top, de-stickered, new kicker bracket, completely rewired, new led nav lights, new wheel, insulated fish box liner, and new electronics.  Even managed to catch a couple fish in the mean time.  Thanks after the fact for all the info on this board that has helped me get her fixed up.  I'm on the lower columbia and mainly fish b10 to the cowlitz.
Jeff
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on September 23, 2014, 04:25:06 PM
You have been a busy guy indeed Jeff...

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: ericsearanger on October 10, 2014, 10:44:40 PM
Hi. My name is Eric H. I got a 89'  19' SR a month ago. I got a boat in very bad shape. Thank you for your advice and help to fix up my Arima. Finally I have it out in the ocean for the first time at Tillamook bay and we caught 3 king salmons, 26 crabs and a handful of bottom fish. I am glad to be an owner of an Arima. Hope to see you out on the water.  :gone_fishing:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: chadbad on October 11, 2014, 08:46:06 PM
Aloha from Hawaii. My name is Chad. I just purchased a 87 SC from Tacoma. It'll be here in a few weeks and I can't wait to take her out for a spin. Did a lot of research and found that an Arima is exactly what I'm looking for. Ill post some pics when i get a chance. :cha:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on October 11, 2014, 10:38:25 PM

 Welcome aboard Eric  and Chad.  This site only has one basic rule . No pictures it didn't happen. Enjoy the ride.

 Chad which island are you on and are you taking your new boat back there??


  H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: chadbad on October 16, 2014, 01:14:11 AM
I live on the island of Oahu and yes I'm shipping her here. Fishing wont be that good during the winter so I'll  have a lot of time to outfit the new boat for summer 2015. Needless to say, I'll be picking everyones brains at some point in time for advice.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: melvinhatcher on October 22, 2014, 02:53:34 PM
Good afternoon, I live in Edgewood Maryland. I was drawn to this boat forum by reading an article, ("Installing SeaStar Hydraulic Steering") by ejthomp.
His article was very informative, with pictures, helpful hints, & cautions, on what to & what not to do items in his installation.
Although, I am not an Arima boat owner, I plan to install a Hydraulic Steering on my 1900 Sportsman center console, Keywest. I feel I can learn a lot from you guys and girls, and if I can help anyone, feel free to call on me.
Regards,
melvinhatcher.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: chadbad on October 23, 2014, 09:23:17 PM
Welcome  aboard!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: So.Cali on October 24, 2014, 05:34:07 AM
Melvin, There's a few non-Arima boat owners here, so you're not in unknown territory. Please understand that we will likely convert you, but your insight will always be welcomed!  :wink:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Lamont on October 26, 2014, 02:18:57 PM
Just found this forum a couple of days ago and am impressed.
Have owned a 17 SR (1988) for about 10 years and primarily fish and crab out of Everett, WA, where I keep the boat in the water 4 or 5 months a year.
Am going to repower this fall and am leaning to the 90 E-tec 3 cylinder.  Have some questions and am seeking advise.  Where is the correct place to post engine questions.  Thank you.   
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: ak-angler on October 26, 2014, 04:25:42 PM
Welcome aboard, Lamont. Post up your repower in the 'Arima Life (http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?board=1.0)' section. And, be prepared for a bunch of input. We like spending other people's money!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on November 02, 2014, 10:47:59 AM
Several new members........  WELKome aboard   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Av8rPaul on November 10, 2014, 01:58:39 PM
Future Arima owner here...

I live in Reno currently, but spent 25 years of my life as an Alaskan, and 13 as a Washingtonian.  I've done quite a bit of boating on Washington's lakes and Puget Sound, and a LOT of river running in Alaska, many thousands of miles.  My "plan" is to move back to Washington soon with Whidbey Island high on the list for my next place to call home.  Looking at buying a Sea Ranger of some size and configuration and will be attending the Seattle Boat Show to scope all the models out and try them on for size.

Thanks to all who've posted the wealth of information on these forums!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on November 10, 2014, 06:46:22 PM
WELKome aboard Paul.  What do you fly?

Retired helicopter /instrument flight instructor  Greg
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: MJ on November 10, 2014, 10:05:45 PM
I am a new owner of an older Arima boat. I justed picked it up today, a 1989 1511 Sea Explorer with a 1996 75 Merc and 8 hp Merc kicker. It needs some work, and I have time over the winter to get it ready for spring. One of the first things will be to repair or replace the top after a real good cleaning.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SRanger on November 10, 2014, 10:35:32 PM
Glad to have you here MJ...the more the merrier.  Congrats on the new boat!  Old Arimas never die, they just wait for the next owner to claim them.

SR
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on November 11, 2014, 06:15:06 AM
Welcome Aboard MJ and 8v8rPaul,
congrats on being an ARIMA OWNER

we All LOVE Our Boats..

CG,SBE,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Av8rPaul on November 11, 2014, 07:07:56 AM
WELKome aboard Paul.  What do you fly?

Retired helicopter /instrument flight instructor  Greg

I make my living flying an Airbus A320.  Enjoy all kinds of aviation.

My office  :smile1:

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb92/ibppjr/VirginAmericaInFlight5_zps25c228bc.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/ibppjr/media/VirginAmericaInFlight5_zps25c228bc.jpg.html)

Kind of flying I used to do:

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb92/ibppjr/IMG_0924_zps8812da62.jpg) (http://s209.photobucket.com/user/ibppjr/media/IMG_0924_zps8812da62.jpg.html)

And now I promise to focus on boats!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on November 11, 2014, 10:51:03 AM
Welcome guys  :clap: .

Av8rPaul; Based on your past history with aircraft "You're gonna need a bigger boat"  :bigshock: !
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Av8rPaul on November 11, 2014, 11:05:19 AM
Welcome guys  :clap: .

Av8rPaul; Based on your past history with aircraft "You're gonna need a bigger boat"  :bigshock: !

That's funny!
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Post by: So.Cali on November 12, 2014, 05:08:34 AM
Between airplanes and boats, I'm gonna die a very poor man  :hoboy:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: greenhorn on November 21, 2014, 02:41:28 PM
Hi everyone,

Just joined your group and As you can tell, I am new to boating (I have called myself "Greenhorn").  We did own a ski/runabout boat many years ago but I am now retired and just purchased a used 17 foot Sea Chaser.  I am not a fisherman but we have a place on the Hood Canal and wanted to cruise there with my grandchildren.  The nonnegotiable boating requirements that were given to me were: the boat has to be safe, stable and must have a (brand new) port-potti!.  I decided on an Arima since it met all these requirements after finding this site.  What a great resource!.

91 Sea Chaser
92 Evinrude 90hp
92 Evinrude 6hp
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: rasslingref on November 21, 2014, 06:58:23 PM
Welcome Greenhorn.  I'm also a new Arima owner and live in Poulsbo.  I have already spent 2 weekends on Hood Canal and Dabob Bay.  You will love your Arima, and all the help your get from this forum.

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wyrguy on November 21, 2014, 07:17:38 PM
Welcome to the home of all things Arimamanical...
Nothing wrong with being a Greenhorn, we were all there at one time.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/21/e7c14863854e1aa73120923f51ebfa41.jpg)

Rick


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Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: milos dad on December 03, 2014, 12:05:06 PM
Hello:

I saw a couple of new Arima's last week at a local boat dealer.  I liked the high visibility of the seating position, and the aspect of a cuddy was appealing.  I used to live on southern Vancouver Island and fished there 30 years ago.  My wife and I retired last year and may purchase a fibreglass or aluminum boat.  We live in the interior of British Columbia, and would explore some of the larger lakes, and possibly salt water fish at Bella Coola and perhaps travel the 60 miles to Shearwater and the inside passage.  Some fishing and some exploring is our mission.

We are probably looking at a 17' Ranger, but want to know if a swing tongue trailer , engine installed would fit in a 20 ft deep garage.

We have a West Marine 'Zodiac', with a 6 hp short shaft Merc (12 hours fresh water use), while the Arima may require a long shaft?

Used Arima's appear to be in short supply, but I saw a couple listed yesterday on Craigslist Vancouver, BC

Thanks
Milos dad
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: pgbrown on December 03, 2014, 12:34:09 PM
My 17 does, but only sideways..


(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/6/7034-031214133119.jpeg)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nate510 on December 10, 2014, 06:04:34 PM
Hi Folks,

Joined this site some time back after I purchased my 88 Sea Ranger off of CL a few months back... The previous Owner told me he got a newer and bigger Arima and to take care of this one and not drill any holes in it...   Such a great following for these boats, and stoked to have one myself. As it's fiberglass it should last a long time... I also have a 1960, 13.5', Boston Whaler that that is different and for rough weather a major upgrade from that. Not really even comparable. I can go out to Mothball fleets and fish for Sturgeon in choppy weather the whaler would have been soaked in... Mostly Fish the CA Delta around Martinez up to Rio Vista for Stripers, Sturgeon, and Salmon when they are running... Preparing to go out into the SF Bay sooner or later for Halibut this next year and possibly rockfish near GG Bridge... Great ideas here... Working on the Boat is a lot of fun and constant work. Since I purchased I have added a Lowrance HDS 7, Tohatsu 9.8 kicker w Trollmaster2, EZ Steer to connect trolling motor to main steering, New Seats, Boat cover, patched some cracked glass/gel coated some section(there are countless areas I'm fixing but color match is tough), Protecting the existing old wood panels by painting them tan, and have scoured thru here for help prior to all my projects...

As a heads up, I'm currently looking for ideas and working on:

Trying to find/add bait board table to the side or back(haven't decided - Amazon has a 31" Magma one that looks okay but not sure how to mount it.
Get the bait tanks operational(or add external removable tank-not sure) - Want a circular tank so may add a removable one and thinking about the plumbing.
Adding 2nd pump for livewell/bait tank(haven't decided on system yet) - There was a Transom mounted one I saw on here I might try and replicate
Get a bigger gas tank(18 gal installed) or add a extra topside tank for going further out(not sure option but researching)
Add a fuel sending unit and gauge
Upgrade the Electrical System panel to modern panel.

Attempting posting/attaching and attaching pics to test to see what they post like or if it works..

Cheers,
 :beerchug:
Nate
_________________
88 Sea Ranger
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: willy on December 10, 2014, 07:48:09 PM
Welcome aboard Nate.
This is a great site and there are tons of pic's of various bait tables and other great ideas.
Your pic's bring back a lot of good memories as I use to live in Danville and have fished for sturgeon in the Delta as well as Stripers off of Alameda. Now planted firmly in the great PNW and no offence intended but also now with the better football team.
Later Mate, Willy
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nate510 on December 11, 2014, 04:55:31 PM
Haha. Thanks for the warm welcome Willy... Football is a interesting subject around here right now. Oakland's fans up to a couple weeks ago wearing shirts saying, "just win 1 baby!", and last weeks Battle of the bay was interesting. Classy fans... Check out these Seahawk inspired uni's:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2296920-someone-save-americas-youth-from-these-ugly-seattle-seahawks-inspired-uniforms

Rather be fishing.

 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: bonesan on December 11, 2014, 08:30:29 PM
Hey, Nate.  If you look around for a while used factory bait tables come up now and then.  I picked a nice one up for my 19SR for under $100.  I looked at the various options when I had my 17 SR and ended up just purchasing the material from a plastics shop and with a drill, table saw and router you can crank one out that's just the way you want it.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nate510 on December 13, 2014, 02:20:54 PM
Thanks bonesan. I found some starboard at Tap plastics I will order after I sort out a plan/dimensions. For the mounting still not sure, but from looking around online seems like standard for mounting boards is to put the legs in flush mount rod holders. Likely going to attach some sort of SS tubes upright to a lightweight metal frame to mount the board. Thinking putting rod holders near the cup holders above the motor well. Going to sketch it up and if okay will build it...
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bwano on March 09, 2015, 04:55:26 AM
Hello Arima owners.
I am a proud new, Arima owner as of March 8, 2015.
I drove from Arcata, CA to Seattle, to pick up a used, (1982) 17 ft Sea Chaser. It needs a bit of work, but seems like a fair deal. The seller was very thoughtful, and put new bearings and tires on the trailer, prior to my arrival.
I began the process of repairs, immediately, upon coming back home. I have to put new plywood in floor hatches as the original was all dry rot, and separated from the fiberglass skins. I have a great deal of fiberglass construction and repair experience, so it will not be too difficult for me.
The engine is a 90 HP, 2002 Mercury 2 Stroke, and seems to run fine in the 70 gallon horse trough. I will have to do a sea trial, and see if the motor is as good as it looks. It seems to have low hours.
I scrubbed the topside blue, and waxed it. She cleaned up nice. Here is a pic of her, in front of my 1975, 28 ft Skipjack, that I have spent the last several years, restoring, along with construction of the Farallon Style Pilot house, using all Epoxy Resin.
Has anyone put an anchor hatch in one of these? I don't want to have to run the anchor rope over the walk-around, and have to stow it in the cockpit.
If anyone has a used set of Bimini and curtains, I might be interested. It may be a while before I can afford the Skip Tower rig.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on March 09, 2015, 05:21:32 AM
Welcome Bwano. !   :beerchug:

I am also a previous Skipjack owner.  (I had two of them) You will be very happy with the way your new Arima performs.  It will go in (almost) any conditions you could take the Skipjack. Aside from carring less people and gear, the ease of trailering, launching, maintenance....And, of course, the fuel savings. Makes this little boat a great choice for "upgrading" from a Skipjack.

Your boat sure looks good for an '82.  :clap:

(Nice WSB !! )

CS
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BCChaser on March 10, 2015, 05:11:11 PM
Hello Arima owners.
I am a proud new, Arima owner as of March 8, 2015.
I drove from Arcata, CA to Seattle, to pick up a used, (1982) 17 ft Sea Chaser. It needs a bit of work, but seems like a fair deal. The seller was very thoughtful, and put new bearings and tires on the trailer, prior to my arrival.
I began the process of repairs, immediately, upon coming back home. I have to put new plywood in floor hatches as the original was all dry rot, and separated from the fiberglass skins. I have a great deal of fiberglass construction and repair experience, so it will not be too difficult for me.
The engine is a 90 HP, 2002 Mercury 2 Stroke, and seems to run fine in the 70 gallon horse trough. I will have to do a sea trial, and see if the motor is as good as it looks. It seems to have low hours.
I scrubbed the topside blue, and waxed it. She cleaned up nice. Here is a pic of her, in front of my 1975, 28 ft Skipjack, that I have spent the last several years, restoring, along with construction of the Farallon Style Pilot house, using all Epoxy Resin.
Has anyone put an anchor hatch in one of these? I don't want to have to run the anchor rope over the walk-around, and have to stow it in the cockpit.
If anyone has a used set of Bimini and curtains, I might be interested. It may be a while before I can afford the Skip Tower rig.

Hello from a other 82 Chaser owner in the middle of a floor refit.  Its the "Arima Hole" thread.  I'd be interested in seeing what lies under your deck!  Whats your hull # ?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on March 10, 2015, 05:37:23 PM

As a heads up, I'm currently looking for ideas and working on:

Trying to find/add bait board table to the side or back(haven't decided - Amazon has a 31" Magma one that looks okay but not sure how to mount it.
Get the bait tanks operational(or add external removable tank-not sure) - Want a circular tank so may add a removable one and thinking about the plumbing.
Adding 2nd pump for livewell/bait tank(haven't decided on system yet) - There was a Transom mounted one I saw on here I might try and replicate
Get a bigger gas tank(18 gal installed) or add a extra topside tank for going further out(not sure option but researching)
Add a fuel sending unit and gauge
Upgrade the Electrical System panel to modern panel.

Attempting posting/attaching and attaching pics to test to see what they post like or if it works..

Cheers,
 :beerchug:
Nate
_________________
88 Sea Ranger

Nate, I have a Magma cleaning tray that mounts in the standard Arima rod holder-  or if you want it further forward add another rod holder to the gunnel.  they come in may angles 0- 30 degrees.   Buy the appropriate size hole saw drill bit and start cutting in reverse so you don't chip the gel coat.

Many more projects in your future.   :biggrin:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/Boats/P1050237.jpg)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chief of the Boat on March 10, 2015, 08:57:45 PM
Bwano,
Nice find!!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: 4my3sons on March 21, 2015, 09:37:29 AM
Hi All. I'm new to the forum. I have owned my Arima since July 2011.  5-6 years prior to that, I had put my name on a wait list for a 20' berth in the Monterey harbor. When I was a couple from the top of the list, the research began.  This research led me to shop for an Arima. May 2011, a letter came from Monterey Harbormaster's office informing me that a berth was available.  It was time pull the plug and purchase! Craig's List produced a nice opportunity less than 2 hours away.  This was original owner who was finding he was getting too old to own a boat.  But he did have friends with boats and was going out with them mostly, so it was time for him to sell. Great model, low hours, solid features and he took pretty good care of her. Sold! After an engine service in the shop, a few weeks of detailing and minor fixes in my driveway, it was time to launch. First time with my own and was a bit nervous. Just above the launch ramp, while I was removing the tie-downs another pulls in behind me. I thought, I better hurry up, as launch ramp life can be a bit intense at times. As, I look up the guy with the boat is walking towards me and says "nice boat". I replied "thanks".  Nice guy I thought. Then he gestures back towards his boat. I had not even looked, as I was wrapped up in what I was doing. Get this.  His boat was a great looking 19' Sea Ranger! I told him nice boat. What are the odds? After a nice chat with this fellow Arima owner (and a successful launch), I thought it was a great start to being an Arima owner.   
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on March 21, 2015, 10:12:18 AM
Welcome 4my3sons,
great story, it's a common occurrence Here in The Arima Homeland.
Nice that your into Boating with the Best..
We will enjoy any pictures of your boat and adventures..please share..
Thanks again.. Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Iceman on March 25, 2015, 11:04:23 PM
Hello,
Glad to be part of the site. Recently purchased a 1986 17' Sea Chaser.  Having fun rebuilding/up dating the boat with my dad. Hope to learn from the fellow Arima owners!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: rasslingref on March 25, 2015, 11:14:34 PM
Welcome ICEMAN. Hope you have a wallet full of money because this board is good about spending everyone's money.
Happy boating and enjoy time with your dad.

David
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Diablo on March 26, 2015, 07:58:37 AM
Welcome Iceman. I like the handle. You will need to post some photos...otherwise it doesn't exist or hasn't happened. :beerchug:
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Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: dbhazjack on March 26, 2015, 05:48:12 PM
Hello,
Glad to be part of the site. Recently purchased a 1986 17' Sea Chaser.  Having fun rebuilding/up dating the boat with my dad. Hope to learn from the fellow Arima owners!
Ohh let's see let's see! Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Iceman on March 27, 2015, 08:29:44 AM
Didn't know if I should modify previous post.....? Here are a few photos and a little story behind the boat. The boat, EZ loader trailer and 90hp Mercury were purchased at Hawleys Marine in Bellingham. The Mercury kicker may have been bought at a later time, never used. Friend of the only owner before me estimated only 5 times the boat was taken out. In 1999 the boat was placed in heated shop and never used. When I picked up definitely dusty but in great shape overall. A few of the photos I had started cleaning up and re teaking the wood. Can't wait to fix it up to my liking and get it out.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GTUSMC on April 06, 2015, 06:54:25 AM
Hi All, I'm new and looking to learn. Nice group here and I'll try to I'll try my best to keep it clean, I was almost thrown out of the USMC for swearing. Sorry, that's a joke. Any do it yourself recommendations to outfit a new fishing boat would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Nate510 on April 18, 2015, 03:18:02 PM

Nate, I have a Magma cleaning tray that mounts in the standard Arima rod holder-  or if you want it further forward add another rod holder to the gunnel.  they come in may angles 0- 30 degrees.   Buy the appropriate size hole saw drill bit and start cutting in reverse so you don't chip the gel coat.

Many more projects in your future.   :biggrin:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/Kodak45/Boats/P1050237.jpg)

Hey Greg - I like the idea to mount the flush mount rod holders further forward on gunnel or even gunwale so I don't have to lean way back to work on bait board. Cool picture of your deck. Slowly improving mine. Are those flush mount rod holders at the gunwales?? See it looks like you have a couple flush mounted rod holders at gunwales(the picture sort of cuts them off though so not sure). I would likely do 1 on each side similar to that in those locations. One side for Maggma bait board and other side gunwale want to put a Maggma gas grill. For overnight sturgeon fishing trips would be awesome.

Here is my question: What did you use for your gunwale mounts(4" or 9" deep) or what would you recommend for the angle(0/90, 15, or 30) at side gunwale? Want to know prior to drilling. Trying to avoid drilling into foam filled sidewall area if possible. Thinking 4" deep at 0/90 or 15 degree. I might just cut the 0/90 degree tube so I don't need to drill into the foam filled sidewall/hull. Thoughts??

Thanks,

Nate
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bobby on April 19, 2015, 09:07:49 PM
Just want to say hi.
 I am a new Arima owner. I have a 2014 21 sea ranger ht with a Suzuki 175 and a Suzuki 9.9 kicker

I live in Petaluma CA and fish the sac delta for stripers, off of Bodega Bay for salmon and trout fishing if we have any water. I will post pics soon
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BruceL2_Fish on April 20, 2015, 02:49:12 AM
Welcome aboard, Nate and Bobby!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: wedocq on April 20, 2015, 06:36:48 PM
Bobby,
Welcome to the board! I look forward to you posting numbers regarding speed and fuel usage with your Suzi 175. That might be the motor I upgrade to!
-Shawn
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fishing Guy on April 20, 2015, 10:00:04 PM
Good evening. Long time member, but have only been a reader. Going to start posting now that I am working on a 2004 21 ST with Honda 150.  Found it in Florida and it was delivered last week. Taking all apart and going throught it before I put it in the water. Spent a lot of years on a lift with out much use. Also have a 1998 17 SR. Bought it new and has been a great boat. Kids r growing up and got 2 foot itus turned into 4 feet. Great group of ARIMA owners and have learned a lot. Will post some picks of the new and old boat soon. Not sure wife is going to let me keep both. But was nice of her to let me get the new one.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: ihunt82 on May 25, 2015, 10:47:39 PM
Hello All,
I am currently searching for my first boat, I came across the Arimas and instantly took a liking to the them, then I found this site did a bunch of reading and grew to like them even more. Now I've been searching for the "one". Since this is my first boat I'm leaning toward a 15 footer, it will be mostly myself going out solo or one other adult and/or my 8 y/o son, I will defiantly get larger boat in the future as the kiddos get bigger. Looking forward to doing more research and getting out on the water in my own boat. Any advise, input or leads would be greatly appreciated, Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on May 26, 2015, 06:36:26 AM

 Welcome aboard ihunt82 . My only advice on purchasing a Arima is to get the biggest one you can afford to start with. I am fortunate to have a brother that started with a 15 and went to a 17. With those experiences under my belt went straight to a 19. I also fish by myself quite a bit ,but when taking others the extra room is a must and those kids always seem to have a friend they want to have come along. Good luck on your search for the right boat for you.

   H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on May 26, 2015, 07:04:28 AM
ihunt82

Welcome --  You will undoubtedly be infected with what we call 2 footitis.  Your initial post (planning to up-grade) suggests you are already infected and showing the symptoms (already planning on a bigger boat  :hoboy: )  There are very few members of our forum who have not suffered, or are not currently suffering, from that disease. 

You apparently have kids.  You will quickly find yourself outgrowing the 15.  Of course that will occur after you have invested considerable time and money, not to mention sweat equity into the boat getting it just right.  Then the disease will strike in earnest.

Few of us have recovered adequate compensation for our investment and efforts when we sell and upgrade.  Hydro Therapy offers sound advice to get as much boat as you can afford with your initial effort.

Find folks with different size Arimas that will take you for a short spin.  See how you like the ride, and if they will allow, how it handles.  That will help with your purchasing decision..

Best of luck with your search.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: rasslingref on May 31, 2015, 08:44:17 PM
Ihunt82. I live between Silverdale and Poulsbo and would love to take you for a ride on my 19' some time. PM me and let's see if we can get together. I work over in Bellevue during the week but come back this way on the weekends.


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Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: NHARIMA on June 01, 2015, 07:59:49 PM
Good Evening to all..

I purchased my gently used Arima in a few years ago.  :dance:  The previous owner (its second) took really great care of the boat, motor and trailer.  The boat is a dream come true for me and I intend to enjoy the heck out of it.  I have been using it in local NH lakes for salmon and lake trout.  I think I have it set up pretty well...but there is always something new to add...as you all know.

Anyway I thought it was time for me to introduce myself on this site since I have been guesting for a long time.

Looking forward to some interaction with site members.

NHARIMA......
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on June 02, 2015, 07:16:29 AM
Welcome Aboard Officially   :applause: NH
Glad you joined us.. :yeahthat:
 and look forward to your reports,..
 CG,Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: haileiz on June 05, 2015, 10:54:33 AM
Hello,

I just purchased my Arima 16 Sea Explorer with 2002 Yammaha 60 4 stroke engine last weekend.

I am in Seattle area, Sammamish. It the first time for me to buy a boat. I will ask a lot of questions. I will add downriggers, kicker to the boat and be ready to go fishing and enjoy the summer.

First question, 60HP Yammaha 4 stroke seem a little low power for the boat, the maximum speed it can go is around 29miles/hour. Is that a big concern or issue?

Thanks!

HZ
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on June 05, 2015, 11:04:57 AM

 HZ welcome aboard first of all. 29 mph flat out is a good top speed for a Arima. You will find that most of the time you will cruse at around 20-24 mph. As these boat are not of a high speed design. The question for you is what was the rpm at 29? Are you getting the maximum performance out of that motor?

  H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: haileiz on June 05, 2015, 11:49:35 AM
Yes, it was at the limit of the engine output for 29mil/hr.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on June 05, 2015, 01:20:53 PM
Hmm,  the question was- what RPM were you at?
Lots of experience here- more info = better responses.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on June 05, 2015, 01:33:19 PM
Welcome Haileiz,

The formula for engine max rpm and max speed for the boat is, at wide open throttle (WOT) the engine RPM should have topped out at the recommended max RPM as stated by the manufacturer. If you engine's max RPM range is say 5500 to 6000 then when you open the throttle all the way, with the boat carrying an average load,  the engine rpm will level out  in that range.  If not then a prop change may be warranted. Clear as mud?

And as the others have stated 29mph is a good max speed for an Arima hull.

Richard
Title: Coming Aboard
Post by: Rjr812 on June 17, 2015, 04:00:37 PM
Coming Aboard,

Just bought my 1st real boat from a fine gentleman in Baltimore.  It is a 2005 Arima 22 Sea Legend.  I really appreciate all of the counsel and advice from the members on this board.  It really has made the purchase so much easier than it could have been.  Plan to retire :fishing: to Sequim, WA real soon.  Hope to see you guys on the water and look forward to Neah Bay next year. :fishing:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on June 17, 2015, 08:46:55 PM
welcome Aboard Both Here @AO.com :applause:
and Sequim.

You did close that gate right? :doh:

we have reached our limit here in  paradise. :yeahthat:

 CG,SBE, Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: joseph1440 on June 18, 2015, 09:24:52 AM
Good morning.  I registered back in March, but feel a bit more of an official member as I just picked up my dream boat.  A 19ft. Arima Hardtop!  Can't wait to get er on the water!  Now I have to get rid of my first love(boat), a 17ft, 1971 classic Boston Whaler.     
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on June 18, 2015, 12:59:55 PM
Good morning.  I registered back in March, but feel a bit more of an official member as I just picked up my dream boat.  A 19ft. Arima Hardtop!  Can't wait to get er on the water!  Now I have to get rid of my first love(boat), a 17ft, 1971 classic Boston Whaler.   


Congrats!  Welcome aboard!!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: rasslingref on June 18, 2015, 01:05:25 PM
Welcome aboard fellow 19' Hardtopper!


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Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Frank Beavers on July 01, 2015, 10:16:07 AM
 Hello All. I am a new member to the forum. Can anyone direct me on proper protocol for posting on this forum.  Thank you.
Frank B.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on July 01, 2015, 03:20:32 PM
I usually hit the reply button, or new topic button and have at it.  We are pretty informal. 

No permissions needed, however, we do appreciate our membrs conforming to what few guidelines we have (found here ---  http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=84.0 )

You will find good information on how to post pictures under the Forum use Tips & questions section --- http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=130.0

StreamnFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kingslayer on July 09, 2015, 02:22:38 PM
Hey all,

Been lurking for a bit, so thought I'd introduce myself. Born and raised in San Diego, been fishing for most of my years on this earth, from trout to tuna. I found this site while looking for my new boat, but am currently boatless.  I come complete with all the gear necessary for a good time on the water, so if anyone ever needs to fill an open seat (mostly weekends, but if conditions are right...I get sick a few times a year) I'm a capable deckhand willing to pitch in for gas/beer/ice/labor. I'm also soon to be in the market for a trailerable (by a v6 Tacoma @ 6300 lbs. max tow), tuna capable vessel, and currently swinging in favor of an Arima 21 Sea Ranger HT (but DAMN I wish it were a self bailer), so if anybody out there owns one and needs a capable crew member, I'd love to pick your brain on the water.

Thanks for the awesome forum!

jon
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on July 09, 2015, 02:40:53 PM
Welcome Aboard Jon...
 you know that the 22 Sea legend is self bailing right?..
 and why do you prefer self  bailing?..just curious..
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on July 09, 2015, 03:53:19 PM
JGporter are we to assume you are still in San Diego?

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: mardog on July 09, 2015, 04:21:01 PM
Greetings Jon, and welcome.......With a 500 gph and two 2000 gph pumps in my 19SR, I consider it to be self bailing..........Marstin
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: tsuribaka on July 09, 2015, 07:29:13 PM
Hi,

Late with an introduction considering I already got help regarding a used boat we were looking at. We didn't buy that one but the admiral got so tired of looking she green lighted the purchase of a brand new 21 SR HT. Frankly I didn't see that coming but I didn't give her too much time to reconsider!  :dance:

We mainly fish out of Edmonds so anyone in that neighborhood shout when you see us! We were out crabbing over the holiday weekend but now on the hard for a bit to get some systems installed.

Tsuribaka
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on July 10, 2015, 07:07:46 AM
WELCOME.. tsuribaka,

Your Sooooo  Spoiled...
 must be nice...enjoy your NEW Arima. 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mike Cronin on July 17, 2015, 04:34:38 PM
Hello,
My name is Mike. I bought a 1990 Sea Ranger I found on Craigs List. It has a Johnson 90HP. So far the only work I have done on it is to add a couple seats, mounting them to an Igloo coolers and using rathet straps to hold them down. I also installed a hinge to the trailer tongue so that it would fit in the garage. It clears by one inch.

We will be using it in the middle of the desert in Phoenix, AZ. on some local lakes.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: rasslingref on July 17, 2015, 04:48:33 PM
Welcome Mike. How can we help you spend you money?


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Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vinnys2122 on July 21, 2015, 02:20:56 PM
hey all i'm new to the forum. I am in the process of buying my first boat a 2004 Arima sea ranger 19 with a 90 honda. I'd love to know what some of you with the same boat are getting for performance and fuel consumption. also would love to see what some of you have done with your cuddy. Thank you Vinny
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Wyrguy on July 21, 2015, 06:03:32 PM
hey all i'm new to the forum. I am in the process of buying my first boat a 2004 Arima sea ranger 19 with a 90 honda. I'd love to know what some of you with the same boat are getting for performance and fuel consumption. also would love to see what some of you have done with your cuddy. Thank you Vinny

Welcome...!

As to what have I done with the cuddy? I really can't tell you 'cus it's a family friendly forum!   :facepalm:

 :rimshot:   :stirthepot:    :cha:

Wyrguy Rick
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GHMariner on July 22, 2015, 01:38:11 PM
I am new to Arimaowners.com, but was a member on one of the older sites (forget which one), though hadn't posted much in a while.  I have an '89 1511 SeaChaser with a 70hp Suzuki on it.  We mostly use it in South Puget Sound for some casual crabbing and fishing and general crusing around with the family.  I'm a lifelong boater and industry professional.  In fact, I am a factory representative that serves Arima for a number of products found on our boats, including SeaStar and BayStar Steering, Rule Bilge and Livewell Pumps, and Jabsco washdown systems, water pressure pumps, and marine heads.  I am excited to be a part of this online community and be available to answer questions related to the lines I represent and boating in general.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on July 22, 2015, 04:52:18 PM
 GH welcome aboard. I will start a thread for the questions about your product lines. As I am sure there are many who have them and would enjoy your expertise about them. If that is OK with you .

  H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GHMariner on July 24, 2015, 06:37:12 AM
GH welcome aboard. I will start a thread for the questions about your product lines. As I am sure there are many who have them and would enjoy your expertise about them. If that is OK with you .

  H-T

Thank you H-T!  Just point me towards that thread when you do, so I don't miss it, lol.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Kingslayer on August 04, 2015, 03:41:43 PM
I guess I didn't configure notifications correctly, didn't realize I got these replies. 

Welcome Aboard Jon...
 you know that the 22 Sea legend is self bailing right?..
 and why do you prefer self  bailing?..just curious..

Thanks for the welcome.  I know the 22 SL is self bailing, but I think I'll be pushing it trying to tow with my Taco...and I dig the forward slant!

and why do you prefer self  bailing?..just curious..
Greetings Jon, and welcome.......With a 500 gph and two 2000 gph pumps in my 19SR, I consider it to be self bailing..........Marstin

I'd prefer a self bailer so I can get tuna! blood everywhere!  I'm unsure if a macerator pump would take care of things sufficiently, but am open to opinions. 

JGporter are we to assume you are still in San Diego?

Nope, been in Seattle for the past 8 years.


Sorry I missed the replies...


Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: DevMah on August 22, 2015, 12:05:20 AM
Hello
My name is Dev I joined the site a few month ago and got busy getting my boat ready for the salmon season. My apologies for that. I purchased a new 2015 21' Sea Ranger with a 150 hp Yamaha. I have just finished installing the fish finders, VHF,rod holders, down-riggers and pot puller. I will soon post some Pics.

Tight Lines

Dev
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: rasslingref on August 22, 2015, 04:24:46 AM
Welcome aboard Dev and we all like pictures.


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Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: acercher on September 15, 2015, 11:51:52 AM
Hi everyone--The members here seem like a very helpful and experienced bunch, and I'm looking forward to learning a lot from you.  Total newbie here--worked on a commercial salmon fishing boat as a teenager, but haven't really been back on the water for the last 40 years.  My wife and I recently moved to Port Townsend, Washington, and have decided that it's kind of silly to live on a peninsula in the Puget Sound and not own a boat.

So...last weekend, we're watching a guy with a ZZ Top beard gassing up a cute little boat down at Port Ludlow , and my wife goes over to talk with him (I was too busy with a beer, but looked on alertly).  He started raving about his 15' Sea Hunter--said he owned seven boats, but this was his "go to" boat for all the reasons that you folks are already familiar with, but which were new and made a lot of sense to us.  After we got home, I started researching Arimas, found this forum, and have become a convert (religious reference intended).  Coincidentally, I discovered he's a member here, but I don't want to call him out without his permission; nevertheless, here's a great big thank you for turning us on to what looks like the perfect boat for us!

We're thinking about buying a new 17' Sea Chaser, and I'll have lots of questions for the group, so I hope you don't mind helping out a rookie.  Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Threeweight on September 15, 2015, 12:08:06 PM
The 17 Sea Chaser is of course the finest boat Arima makes.  But I may be biased. 

Welcome!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Danno on September 15, 2015, 12:14:34 PM

...  He started raving about his 15' Sea Hunter--said he owned seven boats, but this was his "go to" boat for all the reasons that you folks are already familiar with...


Gotta be GregE
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: rasslingref on September 15, 2015, 12:35:58 PM
If you are looking new, Chief of Boat, is a member and will take care of you.  He has helped many of us when dealing with Defiance in Bremerton.  Welcome aboard and our motto is we are here to help spend your money.


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Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on September 15, 2015, 12:58:01 PM
The 17 Sea Chaser is of course the finest boat Arima makes.  But I may be biased. 

Welcome!

Not biased, just a slight mis-statement.  The 17SC is the second finest boat, running a very close second to the 19SC   :biggrin:  Admit it Steve,  The only reason you are running a 17 is that your garage is not big enough for a 19..   :hoboy:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: hard_nibbles on October 13, 2015, 08:30:51 PM
Ive been lurking in the shadows for a few years now, but finally decided to jump into the mix. About 3 years ago I sold my aluminum sled and upgraded to a 1984 17' SR. Most of my fishing is on the lower Columbia and Willamette River. I spend a lot of time on the Clackamas and Sandy rivers but unfortunately Arima isn't building drift boats. I look forward to joining the conversation and community.  :fishing:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on October 13, 2015, 08:35:51 PM


Welcome "Hard Nibbles".  Hahaha. Love the name.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fishing Guy on October 13, 2015, 08:43:19 PM
Welcome. I live in happy valley and spend aloe of time in the same rivers and areas you do. Have a 21 st hope to see you on the river soon.

Guy
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: hard_nibbles on October 13, 2015, 08:47:38 PM
Welcome. I live in happy valley and spend aloe of time in the same rivers and areas you do. Have a 21 st hope to see you on the river soon.

Guy
That's really close! I love seeing other Arima boats out on the water!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tunacious on October 13, 2015, 09:17:15 PM
Welcome to the group.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Rain on October 13, 2015, 10:11:35 PM
Hello,

I am new to the forum. I have not been a boat owner since the late 80s!  Considering that I live on an island, I figure it is time to get back into it. I have been researching Arimas for several years and hope to purchase one in the very near future.  The only thing in competition for my cash is the C-Dory.  I hope to learn from the vast experience that seems to be available in this forum.

Thanks for allowing me into your group!

Sincerely,

Rain (AKA Jay)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Arimaway on October 15, 2015, 11:31:55 AM
Hello
    I live in the Hudson Valley in NY.  My boating experience amounts to going out on the Hudson River once or twice a year with my neighbor on their 19 foot Montery Cuddy occasionally getting to drive while my wife yells at me for bouncing it off of the ripples.  :shrug9:
    Back in June my wife and I bought a small condo unit on the Neuse River in New Bern NC.  Sitting on the balcony overlooking the marina with 250 slips sucking down my beers and looking at all the yachts, I really got the bug to buy a boat.  Not being interested in a yacht, and not interested in renting a slip (nor can I afford either), I started researching small portable boats that I potentially could shuttle with back and forth from the Hudson River in NY to the Neuse River in NC when I vacation down there.  Also being that the condo is 15 miles up river from the Intercoastal and the open ocean and the largest river mouth in the country I wanted something that could handle rough waters yet not suck me dry on gasoline consumption.  Researching boats, I kept ending up focused on the Arima boats.
    Well to make a long story short, I just bought a 1987 Sea Ranger 17 that could use a little updating but overall is in nice shape.  And no I haven’t sea tested it yet.  Hopefully I can this weekend after I go through what needs to be lubricated and change the oil on the lower end, etc.  I’ll take some pictures over the weekend.
It has a 1988 Mercury 115 two stroke.  Engine runs, steering works, trim controls work, forward and reverse seem to work.  just need to drop it in the water.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on October 15, 2015, 12:39:23 PM
WELKome aboard guys.  Good luck in your search Rain,
  and the cleanup, sea trial  Arimaway, Arimaway, in the jungle.... 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Arimaway on October 15, 2015, 12:46:14 PM
Thanks.
 :applause:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: KP on October 16, 2015, 11:43:30 PM
Hello, :smile1:

Looking to get into an ARIMA.  Though, utilizing a limited budget and unwilling to do a loan to finance.  So, I am considering a 17' Sea Ranger in Seattle, WA area that is now for sale - Hull ONLY with a galvanized trailer for $4000.00.  Wondering what folks think about this deal?  Plan would be to upgrade over the years and make it my family ride in the San Juan, Islands.  I live in Bellingham, WA and I have been looking at the ARIMA boats for sometime now.  They have been out of my price range - but only barely at times.  I like the idea of a hull only as i can fit it with an engine of my choosing.  As well, the cover has been removed by owner.  Apparently, it was a boat loaded with a lot of goodies and he had a 17' Sea Chaser and wanted to put them on his boat.  He's been into Arima boats for a long time according to his reporting.  Would love any and all direct, honest feedback. 

Here's to maybe, potentially, leaning towards joining the club tomorrow when I go to look at the 1984 Sea Ranger hull.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on October 17, 2015, 11:49:39 AM

KP welcome aboard , You may want to read the thread in for sale . for more opinions on this boat. Several guys are also looking at it.'


  H-T
Title: All IN!
Post by: KP on October 20, 2015, 10:35:47 PM
Well, it's official - I will soon be bleeding money!  purchased a 1511 Sea Chaser in Renton.  Just dropped some serious dough on a cover from Westland.  Little envious of the 17' already!  :food: but, I have limited space living in downtown Bellingham - a subaru for a tow vehicle and a financially sensible wife that would not let me take a loan out to upgrade to a 17'.  Even though in going up another foot, I would not have been able to store in my drive way and would have bled money on storage.  So, now I can spend that money I would have spent on storage on a four stroke engine.  Think I am going to keep the 75 Merc on the back until it can't go no more and pick up a solid 4 stroke kicker.  What size would I want to push the 16 Sea Chaser about - trolling, cruising slowly about, etc?  And of course, maybe needing it for that "Oh, *&# the Merc is ...".  Thanks for recommendations. 
Title: Opted out of 17' Sea Ranger
Post by: KP on October 20, 2015, 10:45:49 PM
I went and visited that 17' Sea Ranger in Lynwood.  It looked like it need a lot of work & appeared to have had a lot of work done on the hull with some significant bowing of the hull where a roller rested.  Additionally, the whole interior in cuddy was soaked, stunk of mildew, wood underneath rotten.  As well, I noticed the interior free board was wonky - when I pushed on it - it was not attached to what was behind it.  The boat literally was stripped down - seemed of it's soul as well.  I do hope someone rescues the boat from it's current state - but imagine it to be quite the remodel.  I like carpentry work and can fiddle with glass - but this boat had other issues in my opinion that went beyond basic problems.  Add originally said the hull was in very good shape and cushions were fine but just dirty.  Not the case.  And if folks are misleading in a posted ad - well, I just get nervous about what else might be hidden from view.  I was never able to track down the thread that contained dialogue regarding the sale of this boat?  Would love now to see what is being said - maybe I missed on a potential gem - didn't feel like it for me and that is also about life situation.  3yo toddler and baby on the way - I need simple.  that's why I bought a boat  :cha: makes perfect sense, non?  Really, my wife and I are hardy backpacker sorts who have spent years on the water in paddle, sail, and power craft half the size of what we are in now.  We feel like royalty and soon enough will be packing the family around the San Juans.  I look forward to garnering knowledge from you all on the Arima.  peace, kp
Title: Re: All IN!
Post by: Diablo on October 21, 2015, 10:54:09 AM
Well, it's official - I will soon be bleeding money!  purchased a 1511 Sea Chaser in Renton.  Just dropped some serious dough on a cover from Westland.  Little envious of the 17' already!  :food: but, I have limited space living in downtown Bellingham - a subaru for a tow vehicle and a financially sensible wife that would not let me take a loan out to upgrade to a 17'.  Even though in going up another foot, I would not have been able to store in my drive way and would have bled money on storage.  So, now I can spend that money I would have spent on storage on a four stroke engine.  Think I am going to keep the 75 Merc on the back until it can't go no more and pick up a solid 4 stroke kicker.  What size would I want to push the 16 Sea Chaser about - trolling, cruising slowly about, etc?  And of course, maybe needing it for that "Oh, *&# the Merc is ...".  Thanks for recommendations.

Congrats on the new boat. Sounds like you got what fits your life now.
Let me help you spend some money. I have an 8 hp Honda for my 19, had the same size for mt 17. They push the boat fine for trilling and I have had to use the kicker a couple of times to get home. You probably could by with as little as a 5 hp. I am sold on electric start and power tilt is really nice. I don't think you will find an electric start on less than a 8. Being you are going to keep you older main for the time being a new kicker may be justified, for safety.
We do cruise Lake Washington sometimes just to get out on the water and to take visitors. I will use the kicker and putt along the "watch your wake" buoys and check out the real estate. Nice and quite.
Have fun.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: J Chaser on October 21, 2015, 11:14:59 AM
I have a 6 HP Yamaha 4 stroke on my Sea Chaser 1511 and it's perfect.

John
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: KP on October 21, 2015, 11:34:12 AM
awesome. thanks for beta.  really like the size of the 6hp Yamaha.  I was also thinking I'd buy a nice 2 stroke (5 years old) - keep weight down and then invest $$$ into a 75HP four stroke Merc.  They also make a 60HP 4stroke Merc but think that might be a bit small for 1511 SC with four people?  Merc is apparently running rebates on larger engines right now.  Maybe Santa will bring me one?!  :party:  probably not.  decisions decisions.  input welcome. 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Markshoreline on October 22, 2015, 03:52:06 AM
Welcome KP
The 15'11" will safely take you through the SJ's but you need to choose your days carefully- it can get pretty sloppy esp. from the big boat wakes in the summer.
 :yeahthat: on getting a kicker motor as a back up- only had to do that once but am glad I had it!
Winter time and during the boat shows dealers offer great deals on motors.
Keep in mind that the kicker has to mount on something... If your boat doesn't have a mounting bracket check on our site for the types of brackets available and how they attach to the boat.
Good luck with your project and be sure to post pics!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: tripper on November 01, 2015, 09:18:55 PM
Just signed up.  Love to fish Dillon Beach, Bodega area.  Need more boat comfort Than my  83  17 foot Whaler. I  would like to become a !9 foot Sea Ranger Or Chaser owner.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on November 02, 2015, 04:17:17 AM

 Welcome aboard Tripper.  There are plenty of guys here who will more than glad to help you spend your money on that dream boat.

  H-T
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: joseph1440 on November 05, 2015, 12:21:54 PM
Welcome Tripper.  I just went from a 17ft. Whaler Montauk to a 19ft Arima SR HT.  I loved my whaler but I now have my dream boat.  Have loved every moment so far.   You won't regret moving on to a 19 Ft Arima.   
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: tripper on November 08, 2015, 06:53:42 AM
Thanks for the report.  Drove up to Florence, Or. on Thursday and returned to Woodland Ca. on Friday with a clean 19 Sea Chaser.  I'm pretty excited to start learning about all the things on the boat.  Need to pick up an anchor.  What do folks use that works and fits in anchor storage>
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on November 08, 2015, 07:43:21 AM
Lots of threads on anchors and anchoring...  Do a search and you will no doubt find some of them.

Welcome

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cannon on January 02, 2016, 11:26:33 AM
I joined this site a few days ago, I live in Salem Oregon and I am semi retired. I don't own an Arima, but after reading countless posts by your membership, felt it was a good group of people with a ton of good advise.
I sold my last boat, a 19' Alumaweld this past August. It was a good boat for River and lake fishing, but not great and a little scary on big blue. I started building a boat last June and the proceeds from the sale will have paid for my "new" boat. The boat I'm building is a 28' Great Alaskan with a cuddy and a wheelhouse. Powered by a 225 Yamaha. The boat will be complete by Tuna season this year, knock on wood.
I am semi retired and would like to commercial fish my boat for tuna and salmon. My wife cannot retire for at least another five years and I'm not a sit on the couch kind of guy.
I hope that my not owning an Arima is not an issue, if it is, I will willingly withdraw.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on January 02, 2016, 12:52:39 PM
Cannon

You are fine...  Welcome aboard

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cannon on January 02, 2016, 01:49:01 PM
Thanks StreamFixer!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Diablo on January 02, 2016, 04:42:45 PM
Welcome.

We would still like to see photos of your boat as work progresses.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Tom Mac on January 02, 2016, 07:51:37 PM
I think we are going to need to see photos of this build! Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Cannon on January 02, 2016, 08:49:26 PM
I will post a photo or two soon, just difficult with the IPad. It has been a dream come true to actually get to do it!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fishing Guy on January 02, 2016, 09:45:19 PM
Cannon

Welcome to aboard looking forward to seeing the progress of your new venture. Have always wanted to build a boat and hopefully will. Could be a drift boat to go along with my arima.   
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BayWolf on January 03, 2016, 09:23:11 AM
Welcome and congratulations!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: DevMah on January 04, 2016, 05:40:15 PM
Cannon

Cant wait to see your pics... Welcome...


Dev

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: steeliern on January 25, 2016, 11:11:50 AM
Hello all, My name is Gary AKA Steeliern, and I am currently residing near Portland Oregon. I had a Sea explorer many years back and am now looking to retire (god that sounds old!) and relocate to the Sequim area in the next year or so. I am looking at getting a larger Arima for the Straights and surrounding waters. I'll just lurk and ask questions if that's OK. If you have an open seat in the Portland area and want some company give me a shout.. I currently have a 16' proV and maybe we can trade rides. I'm pretty good around Tillamook and Garibaldi.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: CanvasGuy on January 25, 2016, 02:36:12 PM
welcome out of the lurkers closet,,,
 and welcome to paradise,,, Sequim too. :yeahthat:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Vancouvertechie on January 25, 2016, 03:47:41 PM
Welcome!

VT
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Salmon King on January 25, 2016, 11:30:52 PM
Welcome aboard Gary
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Allbay on February 03, 2016, 09:38:12 PM
Howdy all & welcome fellow fry?!

Proud owner of a 2005 19' SR HT w/ Honda 150 for the last few months. We recently relocating back to the island after many years in the interior and I feel pretty fortunate to be back on the coast and to have ended up with such a great boat!  Our Arima has lot's of room for a young family with three kids under six to grow into. Still trying to convince the wife to head out for that overnighter...  I've been fishing winter springs with the kids and Papa in the Sidney area (Moresby Isl, Sidney channel, Coal Isl) without a ton of success so far...  :fishing: Anyone fishing regularly out my neck of the woods?

Great Forum, I've been lurking for a while but have taken the plunge!

Rick
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Post by: Wyrguy on February 03, 2016, 09:57:19 PM
Welcome ! (And another Rick!!! ) I haven't fished the Sidney side for years... Planning on it though as a good friend is now a "boat ho" and it's his stomping grounds!
As for the overnighters, I'm also trying to convince my 'Princess' so maybe it'll work better if there's a tag team effort?
I'll send you a PM with some contact info and maybe we can swap fish Intel and Arima talk over a Tims?


Wyrguy Rick

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Post by: Allbay on February 03, 2016, 10:26:07 PM
Hey Rick,

Thanks for the warm invite and a Tims sounds great, if you can tolerate a squealing kid or two?! Somedays, I don't know what I would do without the locking cuddy... Looking forward to it!

Rick
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Post by: Wyrguy on February 03, 2016, 10:58:19 PM

Hey Rick,

Thanks for the warm invite and a Tims sounds great, if you can tolerate a squealing kid or two?! Somedays, I don't know what I would do without the locking cuddy... Looking forward to it!

Rick

Hahahaha, squealing kids? Mine squeal too, just that it usually involves LARGE sums of money to quiet them down!

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Or, take them fishing!

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Post by: JC/MC on February 05, 2016, 11:26:06 AM
Just came back from the Seattle Boat Show where we ordered a 2016 Arima 21 ft. Sea Explorer!  We expect to pick it up in 6 to 8 weeks.  In the mean time we will be using this sight to catch us up to speed on all things Arima.  Our cruising waters will be Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands.

Can't wait to start cruising.
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Post by: GregE on February 05, 2016, 11:30:31 AM
Congrats to you.  Enjoy your Sea Ranger 21. 

What kind of motor will you get?  The display had a 150 I think.
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Post by: Tom Mac on February 06, 2016, 11:46:31 AM
Hi there Allbay, sounds like you are fishing in my back yard! I'm out of Cowichan Bay
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Post by: JC/MC on February 06, 2016, 03:05:47 PM
The boat at the show had an Evinrude 115 E-TEC and thats what we will go with plus the 9.8 kicker. We also got Scotty elec. down-riggers which came with two Lamiglas 10' 6" poles as a boat show incentive. Worked for me. My only uncertainty is how well my 2013 Toyota Highlander will tow it. It's rated for 5000 towing capacity. I'd like to comfortably tow over Snoqualmie pass and the outside of Vancouver Is.
now it's just waiting 6-8 weeks,
Jim
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Post by: StreamFixer on February 07, 2016, 08:07:37 AM
Highlander should handle it fine.  I am running a 19SC w/ 115 Yammie, total about 3500# behind a Tahoe..  Pulls and handles easily (inertia brakes on the trailer).

StreamFixer
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Post by: Tom Mac on February 07, 2016, 08:57:01 AM
IMO I think the Highlander might be a little light for the 21 fully loaded. I'm a big Toyota fan and been driving them for the last 20 or so years. My FJ has the same tow rating as the Highlander but more power. You are going to be at the top end of what the SUV is good for (tow rating) and it may be slow going on the long hills. I'm a firm believer in having more truck than trailer, nothing worse than white knuckling a trailer down the road. This is my opinion only and it may be a legal combination.
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Post by: Allbay on February 07, 2016, 09:23:37 PM
Hi there Allbay, sounds like you are fishing in my back yard! I'm out of Cowichan Bay

Hey Tom Mac,

My stomping grounds are in and around Cobble Hill. I took the wife out to the masthead a few weeks ago. Do you fish around Sidney much? 

Thanks for the welcome!

Rick
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Post by: Tom Mac on February 07, 2016, 09:48:49 PM
I fish near Sidney for Halibut
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Post by: Brandon on February 09, 2016, 09:05:54 AM
Hello Everyone,

My name is Brandon, I just joined this group.  My father and I just traded in our Trophy 2359 and "Upgraded" to a Sea Ranger 21 ST
I was going to wait until I had some better pictures, but for now here's what she looks like right out of the factory sitting in the garage. 

Some of you I may already know from previous fishing trips.  We did a lot of Fishing out of Ucluelet and Neah Bay over the last 5 years.  :gone_fishing:
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Post by: rasslingref on February 10, 2016, 11:18:19 PM
Welcome aboard!


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Post by: GregE on February 11, 2016, 01:22:51 PM
Very nice Brandon.

Looking forward to more pictures and helping you rig that critter $$ 
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Post by: ATGEP on February 11, 2016, 06:11:52 PM
Congrats on the new explorer. I like everything about that boat. In my opinion the glass on the gunwales is a little light on my SR21 HT causing them to flex with the 15 lb ball hanging. Since you are going new you could ask the factory to beef up the area you will be mounting the riggers. It would be stupid easy to do this while the deck is in the mold. I am getting ready to add glass to mine and it is going to be another "semi major" project. enjoy the new ride, she is going to be sweet.
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Post by: san miguel on February 15, 2016, 11:55:52 AM
Howdy y'all!  Stoked to join the forum and soak up the knowledge.  Most likely picking up a used '07 sc17 next weekend.  Never owned a boat, have good local resources for maintenance/sea knowledge, fished inshore off boats here in the Pacific (Monterey, Greater San Francisco Bay Area....so some experience), and have been ocean fishing from a kayak for a fair amount of seasons.  I've grown up in CA and love the outdoors....love to mountain bike, snowboard, fish, camp, just being outside.  We're about 15 mins drive from Moss Landing here, 20-25 to Monterey or Santa Cruz.  Highschool teacher gets summer's off to camp and fish or whatever.....like month long road trip.  Name's Mike....too!!!!   
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Post by: GregE on February 15, 2016, 12:05:55 PM
Welcome aboard Mike!!

I like that area- stationed at Ft Ord mid '80s.  Never made I out fishing though.   :redface:
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Post by: san miguel on February 23, 2016, 08:17:28 AM

Welcome aboard Mike!!

I like that area- stationed at Ft Ord mid '80s.  Never made I out fishing though.   :redface:
Thanks man. I love Fort Ord, I mountain bike there a lot.  Pretty spoiled in the Monterey Bay.  Life's not too bad.  Here's my new boat folks(posted in another thread too)!



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Post by: BigSid on March 05, 2016, 07:00:56 PM
Hey everyone, thought I'd get around to posting on here. Finally took delivery of my new SR19. I had posted a thread about a thru hull transducer in December, some of you might remember that thread. Picked the boat up today from King Salmon in Tacoma. Brad was great to deal with, I had a boat I needed to sell to make way for the Arima so he consigned it and got it sold for me. I originally spec'd a Honda 115 but ended up getting an incentive during the boat show when the main was ordered that basically upgraded me to the 135 for practically nothing. $1200 or so was all the upcharge would have been, I know it's overkill but I'll never wonder whether I have enough. Did a factory tour with Don in January, boat had about a week or so left until completion. Cool to see the process and the boat during the build. The factory installed the Airmar B175 transducer for me, did a phenomenal job on it. Ordered most options, port wiper, washdown, companion on port side, helm seat slider, outboard countertop, rear jump seats. Had King Salmon install their cockpit rail/downrigger mount, they are stout beyond all imagination. I beefed up the trailer and ordered a King 3700# instead of the 3100#. Probably will eventually upgrade to electric over hydraulic brakes but for now the surge will suffice. She's getting more goodies installed this week, I'll get more photos as the process continues.

Proud to buy something built in WA state and to join the Arima family. We fish out of Everett mostly and are still learning the saltwater game, I plan to go out every chance I get. I grew up lake trolling and took the plunge into a saltwater boat 1.5 years ago. The boat I had just wasn't the ticket for us so we parted ways, I had looked hard at Arima 2 years ago just went another direction when we bought our last used boat. Decision was easy this time around and I wanted something new. Thought we had a name for it but I'm still working on that, my other half keeps veto'ing my choices.
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Post by: Chasin Baitman on March 06, 2016, 12:00:30 PM
Sweet! The 135 is going to treat you well. I have a 115 on the same boat. It's totally fine, but there are times it would be great to have a bit more punch.
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Post by: CanvasGuy on March 06, 2016, 07:24:44 PM
welcome Big Sid
 your boat looks like a Chaser?...
 nice..boat and motor...
 CG
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Post by: BigSid on March 06, 2016, 09:08:10 PM
welcome Big Sid
 your boat looks like a Chaser?...
 nice..boat and motor...
 CG

Thanks! Does look like a Chaser from that angle but she is a Ranger.

Sweet! The 135 is going to treat you well. I have a 115 on the same boat. It's totally fine, but there are times it would be great to have a bit more punch.


You know, after I bumped up to the 135, I'm still thinking it'll be more than I'll ever need. I know a 115 would have been enough but I'm one of those "overkill" guys. We tend to run heavy on the water, so I figured with no weight penalty to hop up to 135 why not? I did debate heavy on Honda vs Yamaha. Yamaha didn't have the 135 option of course, so it would have been a 115 had I gone that route. My dad ordered a C Dory 25 Cruiser in October and we decided his best option was Yamaha power for that boat, based on his desire to spend quite a bit of time in Canada and Alaska. Of course, this debate goes back years for us, I always rode Honda dirtbikes as a kid and he ran Yamaha, so the battle continues.
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Post by: Omega3 on March 09, 2016, 06:26:18 PM
Hello all,I've been visiting the site for quite some time and really enjoy and use all the information here.I own a 05 19 ft Sea Ranger that I bought new.I have done numerous improvements over the years including a new extended top,SAS seats,kicker prop guard that i learned how to make from this site.The work is never really done when you own a boat and it's great to have so many Arima owners sharing their experience.
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Post by: GregE on March 10, 2016, 09:47:28 PM
Omega 3-  I got that.   :wink:  Glad you started posting after picking the collective brain for so long.

OK, number one rule-  post up some proud project pictures.............   :arms:
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Post by: StreamFixer on March 11, 2016, 07:13:40 AM
Rule number 2 ---  Quit messing around and ask us how you can spend your $$$   :biggrin:

StreamFixer
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Post by: GregE on March 12, 2016, 12:27:32 AM
Big Sid, she looks nice!!

New you say??  Did they stop using the N Arima rearward wave decals?
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Post by: beancounter on March 12, 2016, 04:33:26 AM
Big East Coast welcome to Sid and long lurking Omega. Sid you did good dealing with Brad I recommend him to anyone. He always takes good care of things for me.
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Post by: Cruisedoc on March 12, 2016, 10:04:23 AM
Took ownership of new SR 19HT in January, finally have a chance to introduce myself.  We do our boating in South Florida, and traded in a Four Winns express cruiser.  This may be sacrilege, but we purchased the Arima principally for cruising, and find that she's perfect in that regard, as well.  A special shout out to Marc at Wefings Marine, our Southeast US dealer, for a great job in helping us order and deliver this wonderful little boat.
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Post by: rasslingref on March 12, 2016, 10:25:45 AM
Congrats and welcome to the group.


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Post by: BigSid on March 13, 2016, 11:55:16 AM
Big East Coast welcome to Sid and long lurking Omega. Sid you did good dealing with Brad I recommend him to anyone. He always takes good care of things for me.

Brad was great, will buy another boat from him. As I mentioned, selling my old boat was part of the deal and he got it done, just as he said he would. Have a lot of respect for that.

Big Sid, she looks nice!!

New you say??  Did they stop using the N Arima rearward wave decals?


Thanks! They have done away with the wave it seems. Well, there's a smaller version of the wave that's less pronounced but not like the original.
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Post by: clarkchampion on March 27, 2016, 11:40:09 AM
Good Morning

I'm brand new to this site and starting to learn the ropes.

We just bought a '92 Arima 15' SH with a 40 HP Yamaha.  Looking forward to getting it in the water this week.

Previous boats include:  old funky SeaRay, 16' Boston Whaler Ventura, and old '28' Carver.

Clark
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Post by: Omega3 on March 27, 2016, 11:58:00 AM
Welcome aboard!
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Post by: horse'n'around on April 01, 2016, 09:39:26 PM
Hey Fellow Arima Owner's.

I have been posting lately but I never really introduced myself and I only know of a couple others in this Group.

I am a long time Seattle area (Alderwood Manor) resident and fisherman. I mostly love the ocean and it keeps calling me back!

I don't have an ocean capable boat anymore (I had big Trophies and a few Glas Plys in years past) I now love my Sea Explorer 16'.

I used to be pretty active in PSA Sno-King Chapter but quit "horse'n'around" with them when I sold my 2556 flybridge "albacore - halibut - ocean special" in 2010 and got my horse Cisco, only to become a "landlubber".  Now the horse and small Arima are working into my lifestyle real well together. I'm no longer the "Fish Nazi" I used to be, but I find myself riding Cisco on the beach looking out there at the fishing boats in the ocean.

Hummmm! Is there a meaning to all this???
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Post by: Coachvince on April 09, 2016, 09:34:17 PM
Hello Fellow Arima Owners..

It is time to get active on the site..I have a 21.5 Sea Ranger, used to have a 15'11 Sea Explorer..Have had the boat on the Western side of Whidbey for many years so it has been all salt salmon during the summer for me..

Well, starting today, I have trailered the Arima back to Seattle and will be storing it here. So now I need to learn fishing all over again..

Can you all direct me to a thread that maybe showed the different fishing opps for our Arimas April - July?  I know the standard Chinook to Coho run times, but now I need to get more involved with other species and learn how and where to go.  Additionally if I may ask, what type of freshwater fishing can I look into with my 21.5?

Thanks for the assistance, so excited to get going..once I can figure out how to post a photo, I will..

Vince
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Post by: Long Cast on April 11, 2016, 03:08:25 PM
My son is just beginning a restoration project on a Sea Hunter built in 1981--the first model year.  I joined this site so that I might help him.  I am retired and have been fly fishing since 13 and live in Idaho.  I get out to the Sound once a year to fly fish for silvers.

If anyone has some advice for restoration I would be grateful.  Many thanks and cheers.


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Post by: Crackerbox on April 11, 2016, 03:58:23 PM
Welcome everyone for the past few months!

Long Cast, 

If you go to the "Tips and Tricks" or "Electrical" threads, you can search them for what you want or start asking questions and people will reply.

Joe
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Post by: BCChaser on April 11, 2016, 10:36:48 PM
My son is just beginning a restoration project on a Sea Hunter built in 1981--the first model year.  I joined this site so that I might help him.  I am retired and have been fly fishing since 13 and live in Idaho.  I get out to the Sound once a year to fly fish for silvers.

If anyone has some advice for restoration I would be grateful.  Many thanks and cheers.

Pictures please!!  What shape is she in?  What projects do you have in mind?
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Post by: WVUElkman on April 16, 2016, 01:37:57 PM
After many years of bank and kayak fishing, we just put money down on a 2016 Arima Sea Chaser 19.  They are getting it set up and we pick it up on Friday.  Only extras are one companion seat and two jump seats for the rear. 

I haven't owned a boat in 20 years.  I had a small 16 ft fiberglass with an old evinrude 75 that we fished all over the Chesapeake Bay for red drum, flounder, and cobia. 

We started looking at the SC16 then when needing something bigger moved to looking at used 21-24 boats in the 10k range.  After looking at some and wanting something that we trusted to eventually start halibut fishing we decided on the SC17.  Before putting the money down we saw the SC19 on sale and decided with a 90 instead of the 110 we could afford that at this time.  We need help outfitting it and hope to fish the Puget this summer getting use to it and hopefully be ready for offshore next spring.

I know it's on here in pieces, but any help if there is a post that talks about what is needed.  My Chesie days were with a book of Chesie charts from the WVU library and my old infantry style handheld compass.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks
Elkman
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on April 16, 2016, 05:57:26 PM
Welcome Elkman,

The 19 Chaser is an awesome boat. If you have read on this forum much you might have seen the term 2foot-itis (needing/wanting a bigger Arima) from time to time. A lot of members, myself included, come down with that "disease" after we buy our first, and sometimes, our second, or even third Arima.  You, sir, have skipped all the way to the 19 before you even bought one. Good for you.

You've also invited us members to do something else that we would love to do, that is help spend other members money. You will have a lot of help from us in that endeavor  :clap: .

Richard
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Post by: Diablo on April 16, 2016, 08:13:55 PM
Welcome. You made a great choice in boat size. Some times new owners don't get this information.
 B.O.A.T stands for Break, Out, Another, Thousand.
Best of luck, your going to have a great time with that rig.
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Post by: GregE on June 01, 2016, 10:08:58 AM
CoachVince,  Here's a couple sites that emphasize fishing in lakes and streams as well as the Sound.
Post some pics soon, we like pictures!!   :biggrin:

http://www.northwestfishingreports.com/

http://www.gamefishin.com/find-new/3449742/posts

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Post by: rm_hm on June 05, 2016, 09:48:42 PM
Hi,

Richard here in Gig Harbor Washington. New owner of a 1988 Sea Explorer 15 with 1996 Honda Bf75. Everything is in near mint condition. I plan on using it mainly for play in the Hood Canal.

My occupation is parts manager and 50 Ton Marine Travelift operator at a small boatyard.
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Post by: Vancouvertechie on June 06, 2016, 07:27:02 AM
Richard,

Welcome to the Arima world and to our forum.  Congrats on the purchase.


VT

PS: any pics?
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Post by: Fishtales on June 08, 2016, 08:56:07 AM
Hi all.  My name is Janine AKA Fishtales.  I had been on this site a couple years ago, but now have my own Arima SeaChaser17.  I am in Southern California.  I will be over time, looking to restore my boat to its original splendor, but for now, I am working on cleaning it up.  LOL!  Where do I start!?  No.  Really.  Where do I start?

Janine
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on June 08, 2016, 09:26:18 AM
Welcome Janine,

I guess I would start with making the boat safe and reliable to operate, motor(s), fuel system, electrical/wiring, bilge pump, all the stuff that you NEED while on the water.  Also the trailer is a key item, tire age regardless of tread condition, bearings, brakes if equipped with them. Then go for the cosmetic stuff, canvas, etc. And lastly (or maybe not last) the add on items, trim tabs, power steering, bigger better depth finder. As you've probably read, we WILL help you spend your money  :biggrin: . Also we love before and after pics.
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on June 08, 2016, 11:58:14 AM

Start another thread...post lots of pictures....and let us spend your money by pointing out all the mods you can make.  :clap:  :party:

Welcome to the group.  :beerchug:
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Post by: Fishtales on June 13, 2016, 04:35:48 PM
Ok.  Yeah, so the boat is safe, floats, bilge pump works, it fishes well.  Trailer probably needs work but it functional.  I guess I will first start with a cover.  I will attach pics and let you guys chime in on where to begin!

janine
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Post by: joyce8034 on June 13, 2016, 06:24:28 PM
Hello everyone - I'm wanting to sell my restored 15ft '77 open bow tri-hull and get an Arima.  I'm going to look at a '88 15'11" Explorer powered by a '14 60hp Honda tomorrow. Although it's an old boat, I believe the boat is all glass so dry-rot won't be an issue and if the boat's been covered when stored the fiberglass should be in good shape. I'm getting too old to be taking a cold shower while being pounded by the NW chop. Later.............Steve
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Post by: GregE on June 13, 2016, 08:59:32 PM
That HOnda 60 is a sweet motor.  I had one on the Sea Hunter we had a couple years ago.

Start a new thread with pictures and info about your find.  WE'll help you set it up. 
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Post by: WaterJunkie on June 17, 2016, 07:42:21 AM
Hi! I wanted to share with everyone my first fishing boat! I was saving up for a 19 when I saw this combo and couldn't pass up on it. I didn't want to wait anymore! It is a 1996 SR 17 with 2014 honda 75. The hull seems solid, but she needs some serious cleaning and detailing. I am no expert so i look forward to asking you guys for help, but I am pretty anal about keeping a boat clean and well maintained. Trailer needs new wheel bearing for sure. My other boat which is pending sale, is a 1996 Maxum 19.5ft cuddy and I am loving the Arima so far. Sad to see her go. Had some good memories with her, but oh how i hated that damn carpet when used for fishing. So excited! Can't wait to clean up the Arima and take her out!
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Post by: FINREAPER on June 17, 2016, 08:29:02 AM
Your gonna like your new Arima! Can't blame you for pulling the trigger. Search the forum on cleaning. It's been a topic several times in the past. Some good ideas floating around in there.
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Post by: GregE on June 20, 2016, 09:34:32 PM
RockON  try not to be your name while boating../\   :bigshock:

Lots of cleaning products out there will get the basic gunk and crud off.  If you have some stubborn/ rust stains FSR (Fiberglass Stain Remover) is a blue gel that will work on most anything.  Use gloves and don't splatter it in your eyes with a brush. 
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Post by: Stroker on June 26, 2016, 06:37:58 PM
Hello, New to the group. Looking for the SR 17 but registered here to let everyone know that I think Mr. Arima's boat is up for trade in bothel. Its on craigslist. It doesnt fit in the current owner's carport and so he wants a smaller boat. Great time to own a 19' arima it would seem. See you around
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Post by: BrianM on July 07, 2016, 01:01:37 PM
Hello to all. Been lurking for a while and found lots of helpful and entertaining posts. Thought I should finally register and introduce myself. My name is Brian. I own a 2002 19 Sea Ranger with a Honda 135 and a Yamaha 8 kicker. Grew up in Seattle area fishing Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Neah Bay, etc., but now live in Portland and fish primarily out of Garibaldi with occasional trips to Buoy 10. I would like to learn the Columbia River near Portland better, as it's closer to home. Here's a picture from a few years ago. I'd like to offer a more recent fishing report, but presently I'm having some electrical "issues" that I hope to fix soon. (Somehow I managed to melt a battery terminal while trying to install a new FF/GPS -- opps -- more on that later as my "fix" progresses). 

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Post by: BrianM on July 07, 2016, 01:50:05 PM
Ok, let's see how I do posting pics.
http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u430/BrianM16/P7180242_zpslqwlavgd.jpg
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Post by: GregE on July 07, 2016, 02:20:54 PM
Close Brian...

Use the IMG link at the bottom.  You can add (http://then) to your link above

(http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u430/BrianM16/P7180242_zpslqwlavgd.jpg) (http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/BrianM16/media/P7180242_zpslqwlavgd.jpg.html)
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Post by: BrianM on July 07, 2016, 08:52:40 PM
Thanks for the tip.
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Post by: enem178 on July 13, 2016, 07:40:39 PM
Hello all, My name is Ron and I'm from North Jersey. Not many Arima owners out here but maybe one day i'll be one of the few!
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Post by: Down east on August 05, 2016, 04:12:46 PM
Hi All! My user name Is Down East. Just got a sea legend 22 never thought I would get a boat like this back east. I lived in CA . and seen these type of boats but never back east. It has the glass bulk head not sure about that. I do need some advice. I have a new aluminum I beam trailer I will put under it and would like some info on bunk placement. O it is a bunk type oops! I have glide covers installed on the bunks and target bunks for the bow guide. The hull is slightly deformed where the rollers are  think that is normal? It has been on the trailer for several years without moving. But was stored inside. Any ideas where to put the bunks??
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Post by: Doryboy on August 12, 2016, 08:59:53 PM
Hi,

Signed up awhile back and finally was able to join in on the ownership of my first Arima yesterday. Found a 1989 Sea Chaser about 20 minutes from home just parked alongside the road with a sign . Offered him a lower price after giving my concerns with the age of the motors (twin Merc 50's) and to my surprise was able to take it home for $3500! Looking forward to learning more from everyone as I get to tackle putting the boat together how I want. Also can anyone help me figure out if it's a 16 or 17' chaser or how the correct way to measure is? Previous owner told me he thought it was 15.5 so it was considered a 16 but when he got the title to sign, it said 17?

Thanks!
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Post by: Diablo on August 12, 2016, 11:38:33 PM
Welcome. You will have great fun with your boat.
Post the hull number from the starboard transom, that will tell the year built and model.
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Post by: Doryboy on August 13, 2016, 05:10:53 AM
AMISC029D989
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Post by: Diablo on August 13, 2016, 09:03:36 AM
AMISC029D989

Here is the code breaker.
http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=109.0

I guess the length is not in the code. Try this plumb down to the ground on bow and stern and measured that.

Put that boat in the water.
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Post by: Doryboy on August 13, 2016, 11:18:02 AM
Found this under the thread, "What is my boat???"

I was working on the boat tonight and for some reason decided to measure it with a tape.  It turns out my 1985 17'?? Sea Chaser doesn't quite measure up.  It has a beam at the widest of about 93.5" and total length seems to be about 16'4''.  However. the serial number would indicate that it is in fact a 17' according to Belinda;

"16 ft is 15'11" and did not come out until about 1990.  The 17' has always been 16'11", the 15' is 14'7", the 19' is 18'11".

One other thing, the serial number will tell you what model it is.  If it says SC or SR then it is the 17' boat.  If it is the 16' SC then it will say 5C or C5 in the serial number.  The 19' boats have 9C or 9R." 

That quote was taken from Gary's thread about his size discrepancies.  So I guess what I'm wondering is if anybody else has actually taken a tape and measured?  It would be interesting to find out if there are differences.

Cheers!

Good news, looks like it's a 17
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Post by: toddshog on October 19, 2016, 12:10:38 AM
Hello all.  I found this site about 6 months ago when I decided I really needed another boat.  I had narrowed the search down to a North River, Jet Craft and an Arima 22' SL.  I had heard good things about all three boats (and owned a 20' Jetcraft) as well as good things from a friend who fished a few different Arimas.  Mostly it was the people on this forum that made my decision, the dedication, all the good things said and the talk of the Arima support.  I was pretty well convinced I could pick up a 22' legend HT on the east coast that was for sale at the time, put some work into it and still be okay.  What I wasn't counting on was the bank thinking my house had not gained in value since the last time they appraised it in the recession so the Legend dream floated away with hopes of the loan.   A few months later a 89 19' SR skip showed on CL and I was on my way to pick it up.  It shows its age but is not in bad shape and I am looking forward to spending some money and elbow grease on it this winter to have it ready for the spring run.  Before any offers please note, I am plenty good at spending my own money  :jester:

My plans are as follows:
Trailer first, foldaway coupler, disk brakes, new wiring, tires, rollers, guide bunks with a ladder and move the axle back.  It was a treat towing it 200 miles with about 40lbs of tongue weight. My daydreaming, while looking through the mirrors, would be suddenly interrupted each time it started fishtailing.   

Hopefully, if I can find a doner boat, the 150 Merc will come off to make room for a 4 stroke, If I can't find one cheap enough the Merc will have to do for awhile. 

Then the hull. It needs to be cut and buffed as it is pretty oxidized.  The rear port cleat had been pulled through (I can't believe there were no backing plates on them) so I have to do a little glass work there and fill some small holes where antenna wiring went through the helm walls (I want to mount the antennas on the skip tower), and small holes where downriggers had been placed and removed.  There are also a few places on the rear deck, next to the tank that the glass is cracked and finally small crazing throughout the deck which I am not sure how I am going to fix.   The non skid on the deck is worn pretty bad and the previous owner told me the deck is very slippery. I haven't decided yet if I am going to paint and sand the deck or gel coat with sand.   

After the glass work, the wiring gets upgraded and all the wood replaced with plastic. 

With all the money I convince myself I have saved by doing all the work myself, I will begin to upgrade the electronics. 

I am sure I will be shouting out for help or suggestions so thank you in advance.  I also hope I am able to help others where I can.

I was going to wait and introduce myself with a few pictures of the boat, but tonight is a boring night at work so thought I would take care of this novel while I had the chance.   Todd 
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Post by: Hydro-Therapy on October 19, 2016, 08:15:52 AM

 Welcome aboard Toddshog. May you Arima experience be a pleasurable one. Your first project on the boat seems to be quite an undertaking with rebuilding your trailer. You may want to first check the GVW  on the single axle . We have found that quite a number of boats in the era of yours were originally sold with light weight trailers. I bought my 1989 19 SR with a trailer much the same condition as yours and instead of chasing repairs because of the overload I found a tandem for about the same or less than it would have cost me to rebuild the single axle . Not trying to spend extra money for you, maybe save some time , money and aggravation.

  H-T
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Post by: GregE on October 19, 2016, 08:25:19 AM
Sound advice from H T   :yeahthat:

WELKome aboard.
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Post by: toddshog on October 19, 2016, 11:05:24 AM
Great advice thanks.  The trailer isn't really in need of all the work, basically it just needs more tongue weight and the bearings looked at.   I have a double axle trailer with one set of bad brakes and a coupler that needs to be changed out.  My thought was to rebuild the Arima trailer, swap parts to the other trailer and sell the other trailer but before I do that, I will check to see if the trailer under the Arima is heavy enough.  Thanks for the heads up!!!
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Post by: Paxford on October 20, 2016, 12:12:18 PM
Hello everyone. So I thought I was getting out of boating when I sold my Sea-Pro 186 center console a little over a week ago. I sold her because I moved and could no longer store her at my house due to association rules. I really do like the associated neighborhood, except of course for the boat rule. I even thought of removing the T-Top of the Sea-Pro, but in the end I just couldn't bring myself to ruining that boat by doing such a thing. So now someone else gets to enjoy her.

Then the idea of stuffing the biggest Arima walkaround possible in to the garage caught my fancy. So I am in the market for a 16 footer or possibly a 17 ... if I can make it fit ... and if I can convince my better half. It's an uphill battle on both fronts.

Thanks for being such a great wealth of information everyone, I have learned so much just bouncing around the threads.
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on October 20, 2016, 03:52:49 PM
Welcome Paxford.

There's several threads on here concerning getting an Arima into the garage. Do a search. In general, if you have a 7 foot garage door you can get up to and including a 17 foot boat in. Depth of the garage is critical. I was able to get my 17 in with no issue because it was over 20 feet in depth. No longer have that house so can't go out to measure. Some guys have swing tongue adapters on the trailer to shorten the overall length.

Can't help you with the better half issue  :bowdown: . Got one of my own and don't need the aggravation  :biggrin: .

Good luck with both issues. Hope to see pictures of your new or new-to-you boat soon.
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Post by: AustinB on November 09, 2016, 11:50:28 AM
Hello all. I'm not yet actually an Arima owner, but have been researching them for some time now. As my fishing partner and I look to up-size from our current boat (1987 Boston Whaler Montauk 17' with 2S Yamaha 90HP saltwater series) the Arima line, and in particularly the 19' SR, keep banging us in the forehead as the obvious choice. We live in San Francisco and fish the coastal waters locally. We are also into free-diving and want the ability to overnight at the Chanel Islands. Also, he's got two boys (7&9) and I've got a 14 month-old daughter, so we are going to need a bit more boat for the growing crew.

Like Arima boats, I am also originally from Washington State. In fact, I got my first taste of Salmon fishing in mid channel out of Port Townsend with my neighbor, good friend, and first fishing partner, Cal Ungrecht (sic.?). If memory serves, he was a member of the PT Salmon Club... maybe someone on here remembers him?

Thanks for all the good advice/knowledge that I've already gotten from many of the posts on here. Best, -Austin
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Post by: old salt on November 14, 2016, 08:59:30 PM
Hi, I believe my Sea Hunter  was built in 1980 one of the first. My wife and I go to Kalispell MT every year to visit family. My  son-in-law and I go to the boat dealers to look for a boat for me, I wanted one that wasn't used in saltwater  (l live in San Diego). In the 1990's l saw a great looking boat, I didn't know that it was an Arima. I went to get my wife and let her see the boat. She likes to fish also. The boat had a 50 Mariner, hydraulic lift, and a galvanized trailer. We bought the boat and towed it back to San Diego. When my son and I would go out in the ocean in my old Glasspar we would wear a rain jacket because of the spray on the return trip to the bay launching area. We never needed ito use them again with the Arima a nice dry ride.
 I just repowered the boat with a new 2016-17, 60 HP fuel injection 4 stroke  Merc with power tilt. I also replaced all of the controls and gauges, and we replaced to old fish finder with a new Lowrance  hook5. When the dealer finished with the boat they took it for a test run and filmed it. At 5000  RPM  they were going 31 mph. He said that l should use 1 gal  per hour. I'll  see after we brake in the motor. We won't be fishing until 2017 because  fishing license run January to December in CA  and we didn't get them for 2016 season. I'm 70 and retired now so there will be lots of fish runs in 2017. My son has his own boat now and takes his kids out.
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on November 14, 2016, 10:50:20 PM

Welcome Old Salt and Austin B.  :clap:

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Post by: StreamFixer on November 15, 2016, 07:37:16 AM
Ditto

Austin B.  Don't mess around with a 19, go straight to a 21.  Same size cuddy and 19" more deck (you will want that with the kids and family).  Trust me, you will be saving $$$ in the long run.

StreamFixer
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Post by: GregE on November 15, 2016, 09:31:56 AM
WELKome new folks!   :arms:

Old Salt- Greeting from other septuagenarians!

Post some pictures soon-  we like boat pictures.   :biggrin:
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Post by: AustinB on November 15, 2016, 09:56:59 AM
Thanks for the welcome!
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Post by: old salt on November 15, 2016, 08:09:51 PM
Hi, here's my 1980 Sea Hunter sitting in the back yard before I repowered it and replaced the controls and gauges. I'm still having problems using the website it's confusing for me but I'm 70 so that doesn't help, but I will keep working at it. But I did figure out how to post a picture I think.
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on November 16, 2016, 11:34:06 AM


Good job. Nice picture.  :clap: 
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Post by: Yachter Yat on November 16, 2016, 12:05:36 PM
     Nice pic, indeed.  Love the Sea Hunter. Perfect boat for those who have been "cured"  (ha)   5" more platform and.............well, you know. 

Yat
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Post by: old salt on November 16, 2016, 04:24:56 PM
Hi, it took me about 2 hours to find out how to make the picture size smaller so that I could send it hope I can still remember how I did it  (lol). Thanks for your replies. Can I send a video or will it be to large?
.
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Post by: Holoholo808 on November 17, 2016, 10:36:37 AM
Aloha,

My name is Jason and I'm looking to learn about and hopefully purchase an Arima in the near future. Being in Hawaii there aren't many Arimas for sale, but thankfully a friend suggested that I check out this site as a possible resource.

I'm looking to use the boat for offshore trolling and bottom fishing and have received good information from a few of the Hawaii-based guys on the BloodyDecks forum. My main question now is whether to get a 16 or 17 foot Sea Chaser and how to get it to Hawaii. I'll be reading up a bit as I don't want to ask questions that have already been answered. Thanks in advance and looking forward to learning from and getting to know you all!

Mahalo,
Jason
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on November 17, 2016, 11:06:59 AM

Welcome holoholo.  Send a PM to TC808. He recently had one shipped.
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Post by: Holoholo808 on November 17, 2016, 11:47:23 AM

Welcome holoholo.  Send a PM to TC808. He recently had one shipped.

Thanks Croaker! I actually found the forums when I stumbled upon one of his posts about shipping a boat to Hawaii. You guys seemed to have really helped him find the right boat!
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on November 17, 2016, 12:23:41 PM

Welcome holoholo.  Send a PM to TC808. He recently had one shipped.

Thanks Croaker! I actually found the forums when I stumbled upon one of his posts about shipping a boat to Hawaii. You guys seemed to have really helped him find the right boat!

This might be a good boat for your waters. (Open bow) They don't come up for sale often.

(Just like mine)

http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=12838.0

"Bought a new boat and Mama says this must go rare find of an 1986 Arima 17' Sea Pacer (open bow.) 1995 Yamaha C85 Hp 2 stroke motor. Sits on a 1999 Calkins trailer with swing hitch. Newer full canvas including rear curtains and bow cover, auxillary motor bracket, Lowrance depth finder, 2 manual Scotty down riggers and boat storage cover. All in good condition. (Kicker motor and loading guides not available). $6800 OBO Please call or text me at 360-701-5008 or 360-701-5442."
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Post by: GregE on November 22, 2016, 08:52:01 PM
That Sprinter is about 19 miles from me-  let me know if you need it checked out.  I've crawled over a Few Arimas..   :wink: Older motor but overall it seems worthy of a look.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/boa/5879045172.html

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Post by: fishvanisland on November 26, 2016, 01:22:49 PM
Good morning,

I am looking for a fishing boat and really admire the design and look of the Arima's.

The idea of having one large enough to commute/cruise a little is appealing.

The pictures posted here and elsewhere of the 22' with the Alaskan top have me coveting that model

I don't have a budget for a new boat, but would like to find a gently used model, 3+ years old?

I didn't see a buy/sell tab anywhere, I hope this post is appropriate to access the Arima network?

Cheers, Jim (fishvanisland)

direct email srssg57@gmail.com
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Post by: GregE on November 26, 2016, 05:42:18 PM
You've got good taste in Arimas, Jim.
But finding a 3 y/o Sea Legend at substantial savings isn't likely to happen.

But,  you'll get more views in the Classified section
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Post by: 1 Short Tub on December 05, 2016, 10:22:45 PM
Hello,
     Been cruising around the site awhile pick up lots of good information and want to throw out a big thanks to all the people here do. I made the mistake of going and looking on a Sea Hunter and now she sits in my driveway. I saw that it had been noticed by others on here so I thought I would let everyone know that it was gone(post 1).
 
     A little about my past. I grew up commercial fishing in Pacific City back in the 80s, but after high school ended up in New Mexico and haven't made it home to stay yet. I thought it might be a good idea to get my son out to experience some Pacific Northwest goodness in a boat, so thought we might come chase the Pikeminnow next summer. Hopefully the little sea hunter will come together for us on that.

     Pics will come along but keep in mind this is the first time I have actually signed up to participate on a forum so we will see.


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Post by: Dbobby23 on December 06, 2016, 05:30:12 AM
Hello,
     Been cruising around the site awhile pick up lots of good information and want to throw out a big thanks to all the people here do. I made the mistake of going and looking on a Sea Hunter and now she sits in my driveway. I saw that it had been noticed by others on here so I thought I would let everyone know that it was gone(post 1).
 
     A little about my past. I grew up commercial fishing in Pacific City back in the 80s, but after high school ended up in New Mexico and haven't made it home to stay yet. I thought it might be a good idea to get my son out to experience some Pacific Northwest goodness in a boat, so thought we might come chase the Pikeminnow next summer. Hopefully the little sea hunter will come together for us on that.

     Pics will come along but keep in mind this is the first time I have actually signed up to participate on a forum so we will see.




I'm looking foreword to seeing another seahunter east of the mountains next year. If you need some good pikeminnow spots let me know. Pikeminnow fishing can be incredibly fun for kids.
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Post by: fishmiester on December 06, 2016, 08:43:36 AM
1 Short: Welcome!! You are going to love your Hunter. I had one for about 3 years and loved it. Just moved up to a 17 chaser. On a side note, I love Pacific Sity, have been out of there on a dory charter or 2. Welcome to the board.
Fishmiester
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Post by: Irishman on January 08, 2017, 11:34:58 AM
Hello everyone, Just thinking I should introduce myself. I am a proud new owner of a SR HT 21. The boat is new (2016) and fantastic.

I live in the Central Kitsap Peninsula area of Washington State. I am retired from the military but still work 40 every week although some overtime is in order to outfit the new boat.
This is the 4th boat I have owned. My first was an Arima Sea Hunter. My second was a Bayliner 2452 and then a Bayliner 2859. I have finally made my way back to where I belong.

I never forgot the first Arima and always looked longingly and lustfully at the Arimas I would see coming and going from the boat ramp. I finally decided a change was in order so I sold the 2859 last month and found a beautiful 2016 SR just sitting on a lot waiting for a home. I pick her up on Saturday.

The UPS trucks should start arriving tomorrow with all the rigging supplies!

Thanks for the welcomes in advance. I look forward to conversing with a lot of you and learning from you all. I will be reading A LOT! All the best and see you on the Salish Sea.
(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u6/mowhawky/1Capture_zps5m8esqdg.jpg)
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on January 08, 2017, 12:41:23 PM
Welcome, congrats on the new boat. She's a beauty.
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Post by: GregE on January 08, 2017, 04:02:34 PM
Nice set up.  What size motor?
 More pictures soon, please   :arms:

and welcome back!!
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Post by: Chief of the Boat on January 08, 2017, 04:08:07 PM
Congratulations!  :applause: Nice boat  :beerchug:
Welcome Aboard!
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Post by: rasslingref on January 08, 2017, 04:14:20 PM
Welcome Irishman.  I periodically launch out of Brownsville for the Miller Bay fishery and can't wait to see what you add to your new boat.  Hopefully you haven't spent all your money.....because we are wanting to help you!

David
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Post by: TheDoctor on January 08, 2017, 05:26:17 PM
Indeed, Welcome, Irishman.  That's a beautiful rig.  Look forward to seeing how you rig it out!

TDR
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on January 08, 2017, 09:12:50 PM


Cuirimid fáilte roimh duit !
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Post by: CanvasGuy on January 09, 2017, 07:18:57 AM
sweet, congrats and welcome.. post some on the water pix soon...
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Post by: pgbrown on January 09, 2017, 09:29:56 AM
 :beerchug:
She is a beauty!
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Post by: Irishman on January 09, 2017, 04:25:39 PM
Nice set up.  What size motor?
 More pictures soon, please   :arms:

and welcome back!!

Thanks everyone for the welcomes! To answer a question from Greg, the motor is a 150. Should push her quite nicely with a full load. I've got to tell you all that after coming out of a Bayliner, the quality of this Arima is head and shoulders above it. Not bashing bayliner, they were fine for my use but boy, nothing beats an Arima around near coastal and intercoastal waters. I will need to be patient though. She needs some electronics before I run her around.
 
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Post by: Irishman on January 09, 2017, 04:28:48 PM
Welcome Irishman.  I periodically launch out of Brownsville for the Miller Bay fishery and can't wait to see what you add to your new boat.  Hopefully you haven't spent all your money.....because we are wanting to help you!

David

Well alright David, Brownsville is my home port. Had a slip there for my other boat. Thanks for offering to help spend the monies :) I look forward to seeing your rig.

Patrick
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Post by: Maddgrinch on January 21, 2017, 06:37:17 AM
Hello all. My name is Paul Parkhurst Tenino Wa erea. My boats a 2015 21' with 150 yamaha. Have been out of the game for a little while but my family has had boats as long as i can remember. Will be more than happy to answer any questions asked. Thanks all and enjoy the day.
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Post by: Hydroman on January 21, 2017, 07:52:42 AM
Welcome aboard!!!!,smooth sailing.
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Post by: Thanh408 on February 23, 2017, 10:41:04 PM
Hi everyone! I've been searching far and wide for my first Arima and after 2 months of going back and fourth with a member here on the forum. I pulled the trigger on a 2006 HT 21 with a 150 Honda and a high thrust 8 Honda kicker. Very excited to put her in the water! The boat will be name FV Sea Monkey! More pics to come!   :cha:
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Post by: Thanh408 on February 23, 2017, 10:42:29 PM
 :dance:
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Post by: Hydroman on February 23, 2017, 11:00:21 PM
WELCOME ABOARD!!!!!!!Nice looking rig.

Jim
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on February 24, 2017, 05:34:42 AM
That is a nice boat Thanh !  Great name for your boat too.  :clap:

Sea Monkeys.... I remember those. They used to sell them in the Comic Books. I bought some and was a little disappointed at the size of them. They looked much bigger in the ad.  :shrug9:

I didn't read the small print at the bottom of the page....hey, I was a kid.....life lesson.


(https://iwantpizza.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/sea2-786993.jpg)
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Post by: FryFish on March 05, 2017, 08:52:11 PM
I've been cruising the board and using the classifieds already. But now that I've found my boat, I thought I'd introduce myself.

My name is Ryan, I'm 32, and I live in Corvallis, OR. I am very lucky to have a wife and job that allow me to fish every week and sometimes more. I've fished all my life, but only obsessively for the last 8 years or so.

I decided on an Arima because I felt this boat would give me the most opportunity for the size of boat. I only thought about parking for my drift boat when house hunting  :doh:

I've met some great folks on this board and have learned a lot already. But you will see many posts with dumb questions from me in the near future.

After a 4 month search, I got a little impatient and bought a 1998 17' Sea Chaser with a 2005 E-Tec 90hp. It sits on a brand new bunk trailer with oil bath hubs. I only say impatient because I'm obsessed with Yamaha/Honda outboards. However, I think that with my budget of 15K, I did pretty well. Probably not the deal of the century, but the boat is in great shape and has some nice extras. Brand new VHF and antennae, brand new dragonfly 7 pro...

Here she is! Hope this isn't too many photos...

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/9/8729-050317203234.jpeg)

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/9/8729-050317203302.jpeg)

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/9/8729-050317203146.jpeg)

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Post by: beancounter on March 06, 2017, 04:55:23 AM
Bienvenidos! hombres.
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Post by: GregE on March 06, 2017, 09:43:52 AM
Here she is! Hope this isn't too many photos...


Hey, you've been on the board long enough to Know we like lots of pictures   :arms:
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Post by: AustinB on March 08, 2017, 08:03:45 PM
Well, after months of searching my boat partner Noel and I finally bit the bullet and bought a very nice 2007 21' SR skip top with a Yamaha 150 that has 860 hours on it from the original owner, a very nice man named Marty. The boat has been very well-thought out and includes saddle tanks. He even included the clock and the thermometer... so I guess that makes it truly official. Marty has clearly taken great care of her and we plan to do the same. We are excited to step up from our current Montauk 17', which we will be selling, into this beautiful boat and for the adventures to come and to have the opportunity to introduce our kids to boating on such a great vessel. I want to thank everyone who has contributed their knowledge on this site and who has taken the time to answer our questions and to offer advice. It is very much appreciated and we look forward to returning the favor.
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Post by: GregE on March 09, 2017, 10:07:18 AM
Great for you!!

Good post and nice picture-  you have the right approach.  WELKome Aboard   :arms:
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Post by: neild on March 17, 2017, 11:06:00 AM
Well after 8 months we finally pulled the trigger and picked up our first Arima, a 1990 19' SR powered by a 1990 120HP Johnson imported from WA. It's not much to look at right now but some elbow grease and some new toys and we'll have it fixed up. My brother and I fish and explore the strait of Georgia coastlines out of Vancouver BC and are looking forward to this larger water boat. I will post a tread on the renovation as it progresses. Any advice and recommendations are greatly appreciated. Having perrused the forum for a while now it looks like a great community!
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Post by: GregE on March 17, 2017, 11:30:15 AM
wELKome neighbor.  Post some as is pictures so we can watch your progress.

What's on your improvement/ wish list?
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Post by: neild on March 17, 2017, 06:57:36 PM
Here she is! I think I will start a renovation thread under Arima Life for the progress. The big projects are:
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Post by: rasslingref on March 17, 2017, 07:21:01 PM
Congrats Neild.  A true diamond in the rough.
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Post by: La-Z-Buoy on March 17, 2017, 07:55:12 PM
Excellent project boat. You will have an awesome boat when done. Noticed the ratty stripe. A number of us have removed the stripe and not replaced it. It's a nice clean look without it.

Some folks have also replaced the wood panels with Starboard (that's what Arimas come with standard now). There may be some lying around a members house that they want to get rid of. Wouldn't hurt to ask.

Keep an eye out at Cabelas or on line for discounted electronics. A week or two ago someone had $450 off a Lowrance HDS9 if memory serves.

Are you considering a re-power?
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Post by: neild on March 17, 2017, 11:36:30 PM
Excellent project boat. You will have an awesome boat when done. Noticed the ratty stripe. A number of us have removed the stripe and not replaced it. It's a nice clean look without it.

Some folks have also replaced the wood panels with Starboard (that's what Arimas come with standard now). There may be some lying around a members house that they want to get rid of. Wouldn't hurt to ask.

Keep an eye out at Cabelas or on line for discounted electronics. A week or two ago someone had $450 off a Lowrance HDS9 if memory serves.

Are you considering a re-power?

Thanks Lay-Z-Boy!

We already stated razoring the stripe!
My brother wants to keep the wood look, so I'm thinking marine teak ply for the front but Starboard for the rear panels would be nice.
I'll keep my eyes out for a sale and look up the HDS9.
My brother is a motorcycle mechanic so the old 2 stroke is his to keep going. We will repower when the right OB comes along.
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Post by: old salt on March 18, 2017, 09:59:20 PM
Check out the GPS store online very good prices.  I have bought Garmin car GPS.  Secure Horizon hand held radio.
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Post by: Franko on March 29, 2017, 02:30:59 PM
Hi,
My name is Frank, live in Port Ludlow, WA. Looking for a used Arima boat.
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Post by: rasslingref on March 29, 2017, 05:47:57 PM
Hello Frank from Port Ludlow.  Keep your eyes open, figure out which model Arima you are looking for and be ready with your cash.

David from Poulsbo.
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Post by: Dc18ft on May 07, 2017, 01:57:15 AM
Hi All, Bryon from Rocklin, Ca here and very happy to be part of the Arima family.  My Dad purchased a 21'SR HT recently posted in the forum classifieds by fellow member Beancounter.  Lot of stuff we want to do to the boat.  Hope to use the boat on the larger areas of the Ca. Delta and SF Bay.  Since we all know what a Arima looks like, I'll post a pic of my Tin baby... soon to be used exclusively on our local lakes and rivers....
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Post by: GregE on May 13, 2017, 10:22:35 AM
Glad you joined in DC.  WELKome aboard!!   :arms:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Dhil12 on June 18, 2017, 10:11:22 PM
Hi, I am new to the forum and a new Arima owner. My wife and
i just ordered a new Sea Legend hard top with bulkhead, dinette and galley, rocket launcher with radar pad, garmin 7610 or 7612 (need to see which fits better) 24 inch radar dome. Cruising and fishing the sound is what we want to do when we retire next year.
I'm sure I will have lots of questions. the boat should be ready in another 6 weeks or so.
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Post by: GregE on June 18, 2017, 10:21:53 PM
wELKome aboard Dhill.  You bought my dream boat   :applause:- 
keep us posted and share some pictures, please.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on June 18, 2017, 10:36:10 PM

Welcome Dhill.

Wow. That is gonna be one nice boat  :clap:     :dance:
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Post by: rasslingref on June 19, 2017, 06:33:39 PM
Welcome DHill.  You will love the Sea Legend and the ability of this group to spend your retirement money.


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Post by: Speedbump on June 30, 2017, 07:42:20 AM
Hello All.  I am new to the forum.  I am purchasing a 21'HT today.  I have never owned an Arima before, but have always appreciated the function and efficiencies...what a great boat!  We live inland, in Spokane, WA but want to get over to the salt water as much as possible to fish and explore.  I know nothing about where to camp, launch, or storing the truck/trailer while we are out, but hope to pick everyone's brains.  Thank you!
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on June 30, 2017, 11:57:55 AM

Welcome Speedbump. Looking forward to seeing your new boat.
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Post by: Dhil12 on June 30, 2017, 12:23:01 PM
Welcome Speedbump. I'm new here also and the people here and the best! Very helpful and friendly. They have really helped me a lot! Looking forward to seeing your new boat.
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Post by: Speedbump on July 02, 2017, 02:23:12 PM
Thanks Croaker and Dhil...looking forward to being part of the group!  I post some pictures soon.
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Post by: Flying Arima on July 02, 2017, 03:08:56 PM
Speed bump welcome to the board! check out sekiu wa, it's a small fishing town with great salmon and bottomfishing opportunities.
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Post by: Hydroman on July 02, 2017, 03:38:07 PM
Speedbump, welcome aboard.

You purchased you boat in time to join the crowd for Buoy 10 fishing on the Columbia River which starts in early August.

Jim
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Post by: GregE on July 02, 2017, 03:54:20 PM
Jim- this Has to be the year we finally make it for the buoy 10 fishery.....  too many years thinking about it-  gotta do it.
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Post by: Speedbump on July 03, 2017, 07:55:36 AM
Thanks James and Jim.  I will definitely check those areas out.  I am heading to Anacortes Wednesday through Sunday.  I don't expect to catch much, but I promised my wife that if I got this boat, I'd take her to the San Juans.  I need to learn how to fish the boat before I come find you guys on the tuna grounds anyway.   :shark: Any advice on salmon fishing in Area 7 would be appreciated! 
Title: look who's back
Post by: hammondsearanger on July 19, 2017, 04:29:03 PM
Hello all,

not sure how many of you will remember me. Long time member that hasn't posted in years,  so i thought i would "reintroduce" myself. I lived in Hammond, Oregon for about 20 years. I had a 17' Sea Ranger named "Tanja Maria". about five years ago i sold her to pay for my son's college. He is finally graduating and I am in a position to buy a new boat and get active again on the open water.

During the time frame that I was "boat less" i relocated to Sandy Oregon due to a promotion. Painfully, I have decided that an Arima does not fit in with my fishing platform needs. Therefore, I just purchased a 17' Hewes Sportsman.

I look forward to reconnecting with old acquaintances

Hopefully i don't get flogged for not owning an Arima any more and you guys (and gals) can look past my new tin can  :doh:

Matt ... aka Hammondsearanger.

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Post by: StreamFixer on July 20, 2017, 02:13:20 PM
It has been a while Matt..

No you won't be flogged, however, beer might be your responsibility when we gather   :whistle:

StreamFixer
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Post by: hammondsearanger on July 20, 2017, 02:27:58 PM
Rainier all the way around...lol

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Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: StreamFixer on July 20, 2017, 02:50:26 PM
Let the flogging begin   :bigshock:

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SB Steve on July 23, 2017, 04:10:19 PM
Hello All!

  Bought my first Arima yesterday!  I picked up a 1988 SR 17.  It seems to have been mostly stored indoors or under a cover, and it was a freshwater boat.  Gelcoat and decks are in great condition.  The wood panels are in decent condition, and the hardware, striping and logos are good.  The motor is an original Merc 90hp which starts and runs well.  The boat is complete with all original cushions, seats and canvas.  It has had very few modifications if any.

  I wil be going over the boat in the next couple of days and making lists of things that need to be addressed because if its age.  Reading and Searching these forums has been an invaluable resource while looking for an Arima to purchase.  I look forward to contributing, but I may have a lot of questions at first. :smile1:  I am really looking forward to updating this boat.

  I haven't had a boat in a few years.  My last boat was larger, and I was looking for something smaller with the bonus that it fits in my garage among other things!  I am going to be using it mostly for coastal fishing off Santa Barbara and Ventura, but I appreciate the fact that it will be easy to trailer to other harbors both North and South and can potentially charge the Islands on a good day.

  Cheers!
     
http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/9/9179-230717150230.jpeg
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Post by: SB Steve on July 23, 2017, 04:14:15 PM
I will figure out how to post pictures soon I hope!
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Post by: Dhil12 on July 23, 2017, 05:38:21 PM
Congratulations SB Steve. I am new here too, but it is a very helpful, friendly group. I, like you have not owned a boat for many years. My wife and I are just getting back into boating, and very excited to do so. Would love to see some pictures of your boat.
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Post by: SB Steve on July 23, 2017, 07:22:55 PM
I have one in my gallery...still trying to figure out how to post pictures from it :smile1: 

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Post by: Diablo on July 24, 2017, 08:36:03 AM
Welcome to both.
Steve go to your gallery, select the photo you want to post. Look to the bottom of that page for the BB code. Copy that and paste that code in the post you want the photo.
 :beerchug:
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Post by: SB Steve on July 24, 2017, 01:52:07 PM
Going to try again!

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/9/9179-230717150230.jpeg)

Eureka!
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Post by: Dhil12 on July 24, 2017, 02:18:27 PM
That's a nice ,clean boat!
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Post by: SB Steve on July 24, 2017, 05:32:07 PM
Thanks Jack and Diablo!  I am pretty excited.  I had been looking for one in good condition and at a good price.  It needs a little love, put nothing major.

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/9/9179-240717172354.jpeg)

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/9/9179-240717171824.jpeg)

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Post by: familyrig on July 24, 2017, 05:46:11 PM
Boat looks Great! Congratulations

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Post by: AJFishin on July 25, 2017, 09:20:40 AM
Nice boat and some great fishing up there in the SB area. I caught my first 2 Thresher sharks off the wharf a couple years  back, fun times.
Have fun with your new boat!
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Post by: SB Steve on July 25, 2017, 05:52:39 PM
Boat looks Great! Congratulations

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Cheers!
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Post by: SB Steve on July 25, 2017, 05:54:13 PM
Nice boat and some great fishing up there in the SB area. I caught my first 2 Thresher sharks off the wharf a couple years  back, fun times.
Have fun with your new boat!

Cheers AJ!  SB is a cool town.  I don't know if you have heard of all the Great Whites that have lurking around the area.  Someone caught an 8-10 footer off Goleta Pier last weekend!
Title: newbie from central ca.
Post by: Calchef on August 01, 2017, 10:42:40 AM
howdy all,
not an owner....yet!

recently joined the site recently because I am on the hunt for a boat.
this is one of the most informative sites I've been on and I thank
everyone for the great information that you share.

narrowed it down to a 17' chaser or ranger, can't quite decide what's more important...deck space or cabin space.
I have to stick to a 17' due to my steep dirt driveway with a couple tight switchbacks.
otherwise I think the 19' would be perfect.

look forward to chatting with everyone here.
ciao for now,
steffan
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Post by: Dhil12 on August 01, 2017, 04:25:27 PM
Welcome Steffan, I'm new here too and just bought a new Sea legend. I did my homework and decided on an Arima. Fantastic boats built by a great factory. The Arima group is like family, very helpful and friendly, from the factory and all in the group who have so much experience. Being new I can't add much, but welcome to the forum. You will be amazed how much information is shared from a great bunch of people!
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Post by: familyrig on August 01, 2017, 05:33:28 PM
Welcome Steffan.  I primarily went for the Sea Ranger due to small kids using the cuddy.   No kids, would definitely go chaser for more deck space.  You will not go wrong with Arima!  I currently own 3 and love them all.   David

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Title: Re: newbie from central ca.
Post by: SB Steve on August 02, 2017, 08:53:56 AM
howdy all,
not an owner....yet!

recently joined the site recently because I am on the hunt for a boat.

Hey Steffan.  I concur, this is a great site for doing research while looking for an Arima.  Where in California are you?  I spent 3 months looking for a good one, so I am up on all the ones available in my general area.  You probably know of these if you have been searching Craigslist, but in case you don't:

There is an SR 17 in Morro Bay with a newer Honda for 11, an SR 17 in Camarillo with a Yamaha for 8 and a SC 17 in Long Beach for 8 with a newer Mercury.  The latter has been for sale for at least a couple of months, and the price has already been dropped by 1,000.

Good luck on the hunt!
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Post by: SB Steve on August 02, 2017, 04:06:39 PM
Oop.  Looks like that SC in Bellflower/Long Beach is off crags list.  I have seen it go on/off a few times.  I wouldn't be surprised if it is listed again.
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Post by: scottstofer on August 05, 2017, 07:10:45 AM
Hello Arima owners . I've owned many boats, love to fish and just bought my first Arima this summer. Its a 17 ft Sea Chaser from the late 80's and I'm trying to make her pretty again but I'm a bit worried about putting lip stick on a pig as I can't help but notice the amount of deck flex there is when I ride any sort of choppy water. Feels solid when you jump up and down at the dock but get her out to sea and its like riding a water bed !  Can anyone tell me how worried I should be ? I know you need to slow down in rough water with these boats and I do but ........ Thanks for any advice. Scott.
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Post by: lloyds on August 10, 2017, 07:12:58 PM
New to the site.  Been boating for about 60 years.  Had 3 boston whalers over the years but the back wouldn't take it anymore.  Sailed for probably 35 years.  Singlehanded the Oregon and Washington coasts to seattle, Canada and beyond many times.  Most recent power boats were C Dorys, a 16' and a 22'.  Wife wanted to sail again so now have a cape dory which I recently put on market.  Am looking at going back to power.  Loved my C dorys but looking for a little better ride and Arima seems like a possibility.  Want to keep minimal size and minimal cruising features so looking at 17' Sea Ranger.  Hoping to learn more on this site.
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Post by: Diablo on August 10, 2017, 08:17:47 PM
Hello Arima owners . I've owned many boats, love to fish and just bought my first Arima this summer. Its a 17 ft Sea Chaser from the late 80's and I'm trying to make her pretty again but I'm a bit worried about putting lip stick on a pig as I can't help but notice the amount of deck flex there is when I ride any sort of choppy water. Feels solid when you jump up and down at the dock but get her out to sea and its like riding a water bed !  Can anyone tell me how worried I should be ? I know you need to slow down in rough water with these boats and I do but ........ Thanks for any advice. Scott.

Welcome Scott, I don't see why no one has responded. Congrats on the new boat. If you have concerns about the structure of your boat you should call Defiance and get their input.
Lipstick on a pig?  I wish my boat was a little less rough but then after fishing and crabing and I look at the mess I'm less concerned about how shiny it is and the amount of work to keep it that way. 
Good luck making the boat yours.
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Post by: Ofishall on August 14, 2017, 09:33:28 PM
Hello Arima Owners, Just picked up my fist Arima. 1989 Sea Sprinter. Was looking for a smaller boat I could fit in a small garage space, fish a couple guys comferatably on, and still get the family on the Puget sound for nice days. Hoping I found a winner. Looking forward to making it my own and learning from this great grohp along the way.
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Post by: Croaker Stroker on August 14, 2017, 09:36:36 PM
Welcome Ofishall.

Those are hard to find! I had one before I bought the Pacer. Still missing my little Sprinter. You're gonna love that boat.  :applause:
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Post by: Arimadrifter on August 19, 2017, 06:09:25 AM
I've wanted an Arima since around 1994 when I saw them at the Portland Boat Show. I've been lurking on this board for years and have been amazed at all the information on it. I bought a 1991 17' Sea Chaser  this week and am excited to get going on the clean up/restoration. The boat is actually in pretty good shape. I'm planning to re-power with a 90 HP 4 stroke and clean it up a bit and fish it! Home port will be Tillamook Bay but also planning to fish it in So Cal with my brother!
Great to be here,
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Post by: soultrain on August 23, 2017, 09:39:33 AM
Hello, just got a 17' Sea Chaser..First time boat owner and I've been working on getting trailer lights working..I found a short to ground.  Located some hull damage I was negligent to see before purchase...How bad is it?   Cost to repair?
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Post by: soultrain on August 23, 2017, 09:48:28 AM
I have a lot of questions on different things on the boat if anyone has time to go through some basics...I have two batteries and a 10 amp dual charger but not sure how to charge...I'm assuming I can just do one battery at a time.  There are two holes at the stern on top with covers...I'm not sure what goes in there..Maybe a flag pole or something? I have no idea...ha
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Post by: Diablo on August 23, 2017, 04:27:00 PM
Congrats on your boat.
I'll answered the easy one first. The holes with covers on each side are rod holders. Do not put gas in there!! :jester:
If your battery charger is for dual batteries it should charge both at the same time. It would be a good thing to go over all your electrical wiring so you know what you have. Make a drawing and improve the drawing as you learn more. When you are on the water is not a good time to learn your system.
For your hull damage you need to post a better photo with some explanation on where the damage is.
The best person to have as an expert on your boat is you.
Good luck to you and welcome.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: beancounter on August 23, 2017, 05:23:48 PM
Welcome all you newbies. I echo the comment to start a new thread in Arima life or tips and tricks with good photos and you will get plenty of experienced help with your issues. This welcome thread doesn't get as much views as those.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on August 23, 2017, 06:19:49 PM

If you are looking for help with your boat, it helps to have the specifics of your boat, motor, trailer in your signature. Also helps to know your location and type of fishing you do. (Or other use, like cruising)
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Post by: soultrain on August 24, 2017, 09:28:39 AM
Thanks Diablo, Bean Counter, and Croaker Stroker..I hashed out my trailer short issues and now I'm going to take that 3hr safety course and get title transferred on boat and trailer$$$$
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bobbydog on August 24, 2017, 05:31:19 PM
Hi all,

I'm new to the Arima family.  After 40 years of living in Oregon and having various ski boats my wife and I moved back to the Puget Sound area.  At my age getting drug around behind a ski boat was not in my future.  I had heard that Arima made a great boat for fishing and crabbing on the Sound so I finally found one for me.  I'm happy to say I'm now a proud owner of a 16 foot Sea Chaser.

Hopefully, you all can give me pointers.

Bobbydog
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Post by: Danno on August 24, 2017, 06:16:46 PM
Hi all,

I'm new to the Arima family.  After 40 years of living in Oregon and having various ski boats my wife and I moved back to the Puget Sound area.  At my age getting drug around behind a ski boat was not in my future.  I had heard that Arima made a great boat for fishing and crabbing on the Sound so I finally found one for me.  I'm happy to say I'm now a proud owner of a 16 foot Sea Chaser.

Hopefully, you all can give me pointers.

Bobbydog


 
Welcome Boddydog! My first pointer is to go fishing ASAP. Even if you don't catch anything, you will enjoy it.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: AndyC on September 06, 2017, 01:32:27 PM
I purchased a 1989 16' Sea Explorer this time last year, my first Arima.  It now has my 2016 Honda 60 on it, and I've slowly been replacing some old parts on it. Just got back from fishing out of Newport and Astoria, boat handles great. I really love this site, so many helpful tips.

Photo from last weekend at Lake Granby, Colorado

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on September 07, 2017, 08:24:52 AM
AO is a special site made so by the helpful members.

Nice morning run pic, Andy.  Share some more with us     :arms:
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Post by: Yachter Yat on September 07, 2017, 11:11:37 AM
   Andy, welcome.  Exact same Honda as on my 16 SC.  I'm sure you're going to like that combo.

Have fun,  Yat
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Post by: PugetScott on September 12, 2017, 10:18:57 PM
Hello folks!  My name is Scott and I just picked up my first Arima.

1990s Sea Ranger 19 Hardtop with a Yamaha 115hp 2 stroke and Yamaha 9.9hp 4 stroke.

Super excited to play with this little girl and do some salmon fishing on the Puget Sound!   :fishing: :party: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on September 13, 2017, 03:36:12 PM
WELKome aboard Scott.  Looking forward to some pictures and fishing reports
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Sean on September 18, 2017, 08:31:02 PM
I've been waiting to join this group almost as long as I've been waiting to become an Arima owner. Well today is the day I'm a proud owner of a 19ft ranger and can't wait to get it out on some fish!
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Post by: Chief of the Boat on September 18, 2017, 08:43:57 PM
Sean,
Did you snag the one in Olympia? 
Welcome Aboard!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on September 18, 2017, 09:34:06 PM


Wow. Lots of new Arima Owners. Welcome to the group !!   :arms:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: PugetScott on September 25, 2017, 06:32:24 AM
Thanks Croaker. There is quite a wealth of knowledge here.

The amount of money I want to spend goes up Everytime I get further in the Tips and Tricks area.

Thankfully my new-to-me Arima doesn't "need" much of anything. But lots of stuff I want!
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Post by: Crackerbox on September 25, 2017, 10:32:16 AM
Welcome everybody!

Joe
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Post by: Bumbler on September 25, 2017, 09:12:40 PM
Hey!  My name is Matt I live in Astoria, Oregon and after 17 years with a 19 foot Alumaweld I finally made the upgrade to a 2016 21' SR HT. Big motor is Yamaha 200 and the kicker is a 9.9. Looking forward to extending my range in ocean fishing, even tuna if they decide to come closer than this year!

From fishing springers in the Columbia River to spot prawns out of Keyport. I'm ecstatic that this Arima will be a great choice!


Matt

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/10/9141-250917210303.jpeg)
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Post by: CanvasGuy on September 26, 2017, 02:48:47 PM
Very welcome Matt,
 hope you are a  regular here ,,,, its quite addicting 

feel free to share your pics and stories..have FUN..
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Post by: Dbobby23 on September 26, 2017, 04:03:27 PM
Beautiful boat. Welcome to the group
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Post by: GregE on September 29, 2017, 10:00:01 AM
wELKome aboard!!   :arms:

I like the green 'step' over the fenders, going to try that. The plastic fender doesn't support my 210# very well
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Bumbler on September 29, 2017, 01:17:12 PM
Actually those came off as neither side matched and the wood was getting a bit soft.  Still a pretty easy boat to get in and out of on the trailer.


Matt
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: JHpls on September 30, 2017, 09:42:46 AM
Hello. I am a new, or at least new to me Arima owner. 1995 17' Sea Ranger. Couldn't be happier with my boat, of course had a few large credit card bills along the way but all is in great shape now! New top, a lot of elbow grease and a few motor parts, well a lot of motor parts... I followed your site for a year or two before I made my purchase. Great information and great boats! :smile1:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on September 30, 2017, 10:40:58 AM
JH, WELKome aboard.

You've been reading for a year?  so where are the pictures??   :shrug9:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: JHpls on September 30, 2017, 09:06:16 PM
short story is they are at the bottom of puget sound :hoboy:...I'll down load some from my new phone and post. Never put your phone in a loose pocket while getting in a kayak from your Arima while it's on a mooring buoy...
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Post by: JHpls on September 30, 2017, 09:26:38 PM
Edmonds, Area 10
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on September 30, 2017, 11:42:41 PM
We'll certainly forgive you for that..  :bigshock:

Set that boat free........ :arms:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: MillwrightMike on October 18, 2017, 11:57:56 AM
Hello, new member here in Delta BC just south of Vancouver.

 We bought a 1987 Arima Sea Explorer 16 from forum member Gerald.

My wife and I have a young son and I was drawn to the safety aspect of Arimas, and the lack of structural issues (I've done stringers and transoms on other boats and did not want to repeat that).

Have several winter projects in mind (new canvas, kicker bracket, replace/repair the wood panels) and we are looking forward to using it to do some fishing and weekend cruising/camping.

Mike
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: neild on December 09, 2017, 11:41:49 PM
Hello, new member here in Delta BC just south of Vancouver.

 We bought a 1987 Arima Sea Explorer 16 from forum member Gerald.

My wife and I have a young son and I was drawn to the safety aspect of Arimas, and the lack of structural issues (I've done stringers and transoms on other boats and did not want to repeat that).

Have several winter projects in mind (new canvas, kicker bracket, replace/repair the wood panels) and we are looking forward to using it to do some fishing and weekend cruising/camping.

Mike

Hi Mike,

I bought my 19' Sea Ranger last April and spent most of the summer rebuilding it. I remade all the wood panels, did a full rewire, repowered, re gelcoat on the hull, I could go on... This winter I'm making new seating and reinstalling a fresh water system.

The forum has soooo much info for repairs and unique mods.
It's good to see a new Arima neighbour, I'm just up in Burnaby so let me know if you have any questions on work I've done, or on your projects.

-Neil
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Post by: DevMah on December 29, 2017, 06:39:27 PM
Welcome

Mike

I’m also your neighbor in New Westminster...nice pictures

Dev.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on December 29, 2017, 10:02:52 PM
Thanks Croaker. There is quite a wealth of knowledge here.

The amount of money I want to spend goes up Everytime I get further in the Tips and Tricks area.

Thankfully my new-to-me Arima doesn't "need" much of anything. But lots of stuff I want!

Buyers get focused on price- but as some sage Arima Owners have pointed out - an $18K boat that needs $12K of improvements (and the time to do them) is not a bargain.  Reference the old wiring all on one post done by the dealer ( Not Arima- they sell the boat for the dealer to mount engine, trailer, electrical etc and owners often seek shortcuts)


This needs an "after" also.  the steering cable n front is gone since the Baystar was installed


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Post by: crosscurrents on February 17, 2018, 04:55:37 PM
Hi, new here.
Have an old (1988) 16' Sea Explorer.
Does anyone know where I can find some of those little clips that the bumpers hang on?

Just had the 75hp gone through, ordered a new top and an electric winch and currently buffing the hull...keeps me off the streets.
Jeff
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on February 19, 2018, 10:28:49 AM
Welcome CC. Store recommendation would be easier if we knew where you are   :shrug9:

Sportco in Fife for fender hanger clips if your in this area

Buffing is a good winter project.  got some before/ after pics?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Croaker Stroker on February 19, 2018, 10:31:03 AM


Welcome to everyone I didn’t say Welcome to.   :arms:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: crosscurrents on February 19, 2018, 12:30:39 PM
Thanks, will try to order online.
Hail from Vanc WA.
Anyone you know of have a line on the old Arima stickers? Belinda said someone here might have some still.
No before pictures but it isn't too bad, just dull.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on February 19, 2018, 12:35:47 PM
West Marine on Hayden Island will have the clips

tell them if this is a new to you boat-  they have a "new boat special"


Fisheries Marine at Delta Park will have them also
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: crosscurrents on February 19, 2018, 12:37:36 PM
Even better! When the roads thaw some I will go. Might get the swim ladder too. That is a terrific application.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: OnA on February 20, 2018, 06:00:40 PM
Good grief crosscurrents.  Is that a picture of a treble hook stuck in a hand?
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on February 20, 2018, 06:47:57 PM
Yep    :bigshock:

That deserves a separate explanation thread.  Learn from the mistakes of others.......
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: maitoitu on March 09, 2018, 06:16:31 PM
Hi everyone. New to the group. This is a great site. I am from Santa Cruz California. Moved to Depoe Bay Oregon about 15 years ago. Sold my 25 Proline last year due to health problems just couldn't Handle it alone anymore. I haven't been without a boat for 50 years. I was raised on the ocean and I missed not having one.
I have always liked Arimas so I started a search and actually found one in Lincoln City. It is a 1989 17 foot SC with a 2006 Yamaha 90 hp  with only 44 hours on the meter. It  has a new trailer and a new top and and all new canvas. I think I am going to love it.Just needs a good cleaning and a good buff job.  Thanks for having me. Gene  AKA MAI-TOI
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Hydroman on March 09, 2018, 07:39:15 PM
Welcome to the group, hope you enjoy you new boat.

Jim
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on March 09, 2018, 08:23:07 PM
Just up the road from me. Welcome Gene. Have fun with that Bar. And watch out for the whales  :bigshock:  !
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: BigO on April 11, 2018, 09:24:57 AM
Hello, I am a former Seattleite, now living in coastal Georgia.  We do not currently own an Arima, but are shopping for one.  No rush in searching, we love our current boat, but it is a center console, and we want something a little more protected from the wind and spray, and something we can camp on a night or two.  This seems like a good place for researching and shopping.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: amazing grace on April 11, 2018, 09:55:09 AM
Welcome BigO, being both an Arima and C-Dory owner. In the size you are looking for don't rule out the C-Dory. Very similar and more of them there and the surrounding states. Best of luck.
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Post by: BigO on April 12, 2018, 07:28:57 AM
Welcome BigO, being both an Arima and C-Dory owner. In the size you are looking for don't rule out the C-Dory. Very similar and more of them there and the surrounding states. Best of luck.

Thank you.  You are right, the C-Dory's are MUCH more plentiful down here, and I do love them.  We had one when I was a kid.  I love them as much as the Arima's!  But I am looking for a soft-top Arima, due to trailer height clearance.  My current boat and previous boat have both been kept in the garage, and that makes it 10x's easier to clean and maintain.  I have gotten spoiled, and just don't think I can own another boat that doesn't fit in the garage.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Mooch on April 12, 2018, 09:02:11 PM
Welcome aboard BigO.   A man who knows what he wants will certainly find it.  Enjoy the search, the Intercoastal and your stay here.  Pics when you find it.  ;)
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Islandlife on April 26, 2018, 08:08:51 PM
Hello everyone, I live on Sauvie Island in Portland Oregon, I purchased a 1987 17 Sea Chaser last fall after looking at arimas for a couple years. I found the boat in a barn in Scio and other than old electronics and no top the boat is perfect, it has a 89 90hp Mercury and came with a 03 8hp Merc. I've fished out of a 22ft Alumaweld for the last 20 yrs and still have it so I pulled my 2016 8hp Yamaha of my sled and put it on the arima, so next is the 2018 90hp Yamaha and I'll be done. The 90 merc  runs perfect but I think I'll repower before going outside. The trailer is 2 years old so I'm really happy with my purchase, the seller wanted $7000 and I made him a $5000 offer and 3 days later he said come get it. I got a great setup for a great price.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Speedbump on April 26, 2018, 08:20:50 PM
Nice!  Welcome aboard Islandlife!  Sounds like a great boat, but as many will say...”didn’t happen without pictures”...let’s see it brother!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fisherdv on April 26, 2018, 08:23:11 PM
 :yeahthat:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Islandlife on April 27, 2018, 09:06:51 PM
I guess since I can't post photos in my posts nothing matters, I'll quit posting :shrug9:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Fisherdv on April 27, 2018, 09:19:21 PM
Welcome Islandlife, you will be very happy you joined this forum. Lots of great people here. You will love that Yamaha 90. BUT, we WILL need photos of it when it’s on your boat :beerchug:
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Gary B on April 30, 2018, 12:04:40 PM
HI,
     I'm Gary B and I got my SE last August but have fishing on it for 5 seasons before I bought it from my friend. Now that is mine I've gotten a newer trailer, swapped out the tail lights to LEDs and just finished putting LEDs under the gunrails for those early mornings. And lots more... Check out the deck at night.  OK never mind all my pictures are around 271 MB and don't know how to make them smaller...
I can post a picture of my last Salmon so no boat pics but at least I can post pictures
 
     Also I'm looking for a new top/front for the cooler mornings. I'm in Santa Cruz, California and fish the Monterey Bay.


16' Sea explorer
22' Hurricane
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: SB Steve on April 30, 2018, 04:13:51 PM
I guess since I can't post photos in my posts nothing matters, I'll quit posting :shrug9:
Add photos to your gallery.  Then click on one and copy the link at the bottom which you can paste into your posts.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: pnw_seaexplorer on May 02, 2018, 02:53:27 PM
Hello, I just recently bought a 90 1511 SE, I live in Birch Bay, WA.   This forum has been amazing, I have been lurking for months, but accomplished a lot based on all of the great posts and expert knowledge.  highlights for me include installing Lenco 9x12 trim tabs and LED switch, removing the fuel tank and cleaning the bilge area, mounting my transducer to the inside of the hull with West system epoxy while the tank was out and many other minor things based on all the posts here.  I am very happy to count myself an Arima Owner now!!

I don't have many photos yet but here is one from the dealer i bought it from in Olympia and one of my son excited to go out for the first time.



Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on May 02, 2018, 04:24:59 PM
Good for you and wELKome aboard!!   :smile1

Motor details, etc when you can.  Curious minds ....... 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Chief of the Boat on May 02, 2018, 04:33:42 PM
Congratulations!! 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: pnw_seaexplorer on May 02, 2018, 09:09:50 PM
 My new to me 90 SE has a 2008 75hp Evinrude w/ 400 hours and a Tohatsu 6hp kicker. I picked it up south of tacoma. I believe it used to be owned by someone in birchbay, wa were I live as the local Evinrude dealer was familiar with the engine. This was nice to hear since it had no records when i bought it. Big relief when they said it checked out solid and over 60% of the hours were idle speeds with no other issues.

Last year we sold a little 23 foot day sailer that we had for a few years as I want to learn to crab and fish with my wife and son and explore the San Juan Islands so I thought this would be perfect.  The SE is my first boat that can get over 7 mph.  :smile1: It was a thrill to go 32 WOT.  Looking forward to a great summer

Its also been fun to work on and fix up the way i want over the last several months, like many of you im a project guy and like learning new things. I did some fibreglass repair on the sailboat and even did a thru hull transducer.  On the SE adding the trim tabs was a pretty big job for me. 
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: rrbill on May 24, 2018, 12:27:56 PM
Hello all,
I’ve been paddling sea kayaks for decades but my arms can only take me so far. Two years ago I started looking for a different way to explore the Salish Sea. I soon discovered this site, and spent a few seasons reading about Arimas and looking at ads before I found my boat last fall…a 99 Sea Explorer with the original Suzuki 70. The seller was a 20-year Coast Guard vet who wanted to step up to a bigger Arima. I liked the way he took care of his boat.
Southern Oregon is my home, but I’m lucky enough to spend time every summer on Cortes Island, B.C. I’m looking forward to taking the Explorer to Cortes this and seeing new places.
This is my first boat with a motor. I had a brief fling with an aluminum skiff two years ago, but even on bluebird days I could see I needed a better boat. I’m likely to pepper the site with “how do I” questions, so I thanks to all in advance for your patience.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: Markshoreline on June 04, 2018, 09:55:31 AM
The Sea Explorer is an excellent cruiser as you can anchor and sleep aboard or pull up on the beach and camp.  Congratulations and welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: HntnFsh on June 11, 2018, 07:31:44 PM
Hi all, Suzyque and I have been kicking around getting a new improved to us boat for use on Hoods canal, the Columbia, and hopefully a lot of other places that the 19' Ranger ht we bought should open up for us. Got it from a couple that bought it brand new. Been doing a lot of reading on here. Have lots we want to do it. Starting out with removing lettering and a buff and wax!
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: GregE on June 12, 2018, 10:17:42 PM
wELKome aboard

3 M wheel to remove lettering and stripes.  does well without messing up gel coat
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: La-Z-Buoy on June 12, 2018, 11:00:53 PM
wELKome aboard

3 M wheel to remove lettering and stripes.  does well without messing up gel coat

Or, hair dryer and plastic putty knife. Assuming they are vinyl letters, not paint.
Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: HntnFsh on June 15, 2018, 06:02:12 AM
 Have a 3m wheel but couldn't find it. Got out the heat gun and a plastic scraper. The vinyl lettering came right off. Then some WD40 and a rag for the adhesive.  Spent a few hours buffing. I can see where the lettering was but only because I knew where it was at. Still have several hours buffing left then a couple coats of wax. Looking better all the time. The stainless rails are nice, but they sure make it a pain to buff on the cabin! Should have took some Ibuprofin before bed last night. Thats a work out and I'm feeling it!

Title: Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
Post by: dyarle on July 13, 2018, 10:15:45 PM
Just picked up a 1986 17foot searanger from a guy on here.  Live in Kelso Wa and fish the Columbia river.   Shoot me a message if your down here fishing.    I want to shrimp next year so i will be asking you pointers

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