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Arima Life / Re: Advice on buying a new Arima
« Last post by Ko Ho on Today at 10:13:57 AM »
Keel Guard. For your brand new hull.
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Open Forum / Re: Black Friday Deals
« Last post by Fisherdv on Today at 09:40:50 AM »
West Marine 15% off site wide. Today only.
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Arima Life / Re: Advice on buying a new Arima
« Last post by Liberty Call on Today at 09:39:41 AM »
When I was at the dealer going through the options I had to make certain calls about if I can afford it or is it a necessity.  Thinks like a radar pod with rocket launchers or  side rails with the downrigger mounts.  Do I put the 115 or the 150 Yamaha and if I do go up to the 150 do I put the hydraulic steering on it. Do I want the water wash down or not.  While all this is going through my head, my wife was telling me to remember to stick to budget. 
If you can write down what all you want on your boat, the prioritize them you will find the difference between what you want to what you need. 
In my case I hade room for the hydraulic steering and trim tabs. 

I have put everything on mine to be safe and sea worthy like my kicker and VHF and fire extinguisher not to mention life vest and the throw.  I have my radar bolted on but don't have my MF screen hooked to it as of yet.  Soon.  I will put some time on it Saturday by going out in the San Juan's at high/slack tide. 

Good luck on your build.  Stay within your budget and you'll do fine.  Get what you need now and what you want later. 

Stay safe.
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Arima Life / Re: Advice on buying a new Arima
« Last post by Fisherdv on Today at 09:19:26 AM »
Once you have used hydraulic steering, you will never go back to cable. I don’t think the higher boot location will work with cable. It will not be aligned properly.

Trim tabs you can install yourself rather easily. Just follow the provided instructions. I like the idea of waiting and doing them yourself so you can see exactly were you will mount everything like the transducer etc. on the transom and plan accordingly.
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Arima Life / Re: Advice on buying a new Arima
« Last post by FryFish on Today at 09:07:05 AM »
Yeah I know they are slammed. From what I understand, this is the only 17SC that was available until 2022. So I'll temper my expectations.

For sure:
2 bilge pumps
Marine wiring
brass through hulls

Maybe:
Baystar/higher boot. Can you still use the higher location for cable steering? I've been pretty happy with my cable steering from 1998, but I've never used hydraulic steering. Maybe that is a good thing!

I'll get price on trim tabs. I've been fine without them, but would love to plane at slower speeds. Right now I start to drop off around 15mph..

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Arima Life / Re: Advice on buying a new Arima
« Last post by Fisherdv on Today at 08:44:23 AM »
I can see Defience or the dealer doing “minor” mods here or there, but I highly doubt they will go beyond that.
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Arima Life / Re: Advice on buying a new Arima
« Last post by FryFish on Today at 08:32:36 AM »
Next week I'll have to get the timeline for when the new build starts. I want to commit to that fully once the build gets to a point of asking for customizations. I've got the boat ordered through Y marina in coos bay, so I'm not sure how that process works honestly. Like if I deal with them or straight with the factory. I am 100% open to buying used in the next few months, although room to park 2 boats while rigging is a problem.

I don't want to miss an entire season at this point, and from what I've seen while helping a few other members in their search I'm not counting on seeing something come up that fits my criteria.  (Must have the deeper chines post '96 and be in very good condition).

Another thing I guess I would consider is starting off with forward mounted battery(s). I wonder if they could build in a tray for those in the cuddy
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Tips & Tricks / Re: Arima 21 Belly Tank Retrofit
« Last post by Mooch on Today at 08:25:40 AM »
Wow.  So clean and accessible.   :bigshock: 
Well done Tes.   :clap:
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Tips & Tricks / Re: Arima 21 Belly Tank Retrofit
« Last post by disposable on Today at 08:20:36 AM »
i'm taking notes here...
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Electronics / Re: Recommended Chart Plotters?
« Last post by Mooch on Today at 08:16:41 AM »
I may even get a couple of $$ for my old system

Save those $$ to put towards Vision upgrade one day.  It will absolutely make that unit sing! 
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