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Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« on: November 10, 2017, 01:34:11 PM »
Looking to purchase a newer SeaHunter 15, but will also consider older in good condition.
Ideally with 60 HP 4 stroke, kicker is optional. A larger Arima is not really a fit as weight is an issue (boat will launch from existing rail system with winch).
Brand new to the Arima forum and looking for help becoming an owner!

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Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2017, 05:07:42 PM »
     Where are you located? Price point?
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Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 07:30:34 PM »
I am just south of Vancouver BC, about a 2 hr drive N from Seattle.

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Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 09:38:41 PM »
I am considering selling my 1987 Sea Hunter with a Honda 45 hp in the spring.  I am leaving the country for the winter in a couple of weeks, and storing the boat in my garage.  As far as I can tell, my boat has been used extensively in fresh water. 

You can see photos in my gallery  http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=myimages;u=7575   Price $7000 US

M D
Rick
87 Sea Hunter with 94 Honda 45
2009 6 hp Merc kicker

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 10:14:58 PM »
Your boat looks well kept. Where are you located?

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Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2017, 10:19:21 PM »

If you click on his name, you can see his approx. location.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"If a fish will, he will… if he won't, he won't… and that's about it… except… he may take this when he won't take that."

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Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2017, 08:10:23 AM »
Williams Lake, about 520 km north-east of Vancouver.  I have only used it in lakes around here the few years I owned it.  I use ethanol free premium gas.

I bought it from Sigler's Marine near Portland, while on a road trip.  They had just received the boat on trade on an aluminum boat, and had yet to advertise the Arima.  Sigler's did compression test on Honda, and it was reported by the owner that he replaced the lower unit and tilt/trim assembly a year or so before he traded, however, no paperwork to substantiate this.  I brought it home, stopped in Chilliwack to replace the tires. I have it registered now in BC, got my VHF and MMSI number and my Garmin 55DV with the chip for ocean (part inside passage/part Vancouver island etc.).  Last year, I purchased a second battery and installed the Blue Seas Add-a-Battery kit.  I also bought an electric downrigger for fishing kokanee in the area lakes.

My plan was to relocate back to Vancouver Island, but major real estate prices there have caused me to postpone for now. 
Rick
87 Sea Hunter with 94 Honda 45
2009 6 hp Merc kicker

Offline steeler

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2017, 09:18:30 AM »
I also have a SH.  It is an 03 with a 50 and 6 hp Suzuki 4 stroke.
Very well equipped.
You can email me for more details.
The best time to go fishing is when its raining and when it ain't

Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 06:23:22 AM »
   Denny;  How about a new one?  I suppose a call to Arima wouldn't cost anything, right?   If you find out.....please let us know. 

Yat
Dear Arima:  Stretch the Hunter platform by 5. Next, stretch the Explorer by 9 and steal 2 or 3 from the cabin.  Please hurry, I'm getting old.

16 SC/Honda 60

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Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 07:38:40 AM »
   Denny;  How about a new one? 

Yat
Do they still offer a new Sea Hunter?  :shrug9:
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Chief of the Boat

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2017, 07:57:07 AM »
Defiance has never built a Sea Hunter, Sea Sprinter or Sea Explorer 16.  IMO I don't see it happening.
1994 Sea Explorer 1511 loves whitecaps 2010 Yamaha F-70 2012 Yamaha F-8 with a  Fixed SaltBoss Bracket Lowrance HDS-5 & 7 Gen 2 Standard Horizon Fixed VHF 2150 with AIS

Offline Markshoreline

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2017, 09:17:25 AM »
When you think about it, the labor cost would probably be similar between a 15-16 and a larger fiberglass boat.  That would be hard to justify when larger boats are in demand.
2002 Sea Ranger HT 21, Yamaha 150, Yamaha 9.9

Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2017, 12:59:14 PM »
   Guess I must be the victim of my own misgivings.  Here I thought Defiance was to build the big boats and Arima build the small ones.  Stupid me!  :doh:

Yat  :hoboy:
Dear Arima:  Stretch the Hunter platform by 5. Next, stretch the Explorer by 9 and steal 2 or 3 from the cabin.  Please hurry, I'm getting old.

16 SC/Honda 60

Offline mustang65fbk

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2017, 10:43:25 PM »
You can buy a brand new Arima 16' Sea Chaser with a 60hp Honda on it for $24.5k.... might be something to think about.

http://www.defiancemarine.com/New-Inventory-2018-Arima-Fishing-16-Sea-Chaser-Bremerton-Washington-1808845
2003 21' Sea Ranger Skip Top
2004 Honda 130hp 4 Stroke

Offline mustang65fbk

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2017, 10:01:42 AM »
Also, what is your budget and any reason in particular why a 15’ Sea hunter? Only reason why I ask is because a relative of mine has one and they’re, IMO, tiny. About the maximum amount of people you can fish comfortably on one is 2 adult and maybe a younger kid. If the adults are larger, which fishermen seem to have that attribute quite often, I’d drop that number down to just two adults. I’ve been in their boat before and they call it a 15’ but in actuality it’s really 14’7”. That to me is fine if you’re in a protected area where you’re not expecting rough seas but on the open ocean it would have to be flat and smooth sailing for me to want to go out on that boat. I have a 21’ Sea ranger skip top and it dwarfs their boat in every way. Unless you only plan on fishing with you and one other person in relatively calm waters I’d maybe recommend upgrading to a 16-17’ chaser or exporter. As most have said on here, you don’t want to buy a boat and get 2 foot-itis and wish you’d bought something bigger. Take one for a spin if you haven’t yet or at least jump in one and see if it’s big enough for you. If you’re dead set on a 15’ hunter there are several in the area for sale. Here is one, there’s also one in Sacramento. But I’d look at the second link, it’s a 17’ chaser that’s a bit older but with a newer motor.

https://eugene.craigslist.org/bod/d/arima-15-sea-hunter/6367024177.html

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bod/d/arima-17-sea-chaser-90-hp-etec/6359250286.html

https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/bod/d/arima-16-sea-explorer/6368336597.html

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/d/arima-sea-explorer-16ft/6372982291.html
2003 21' Sea Ranger Skip Top
2004 Honda 130hp 4 Stroke

Offline Marine40

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2017, 12:38:50 PM »
The reason I bought a 15 Hunter was the quick access to water with one person, easy to move in and out. I also have a 21 skip so I do understand why a 15' is desired. Hopefully this spring I will have both boats in the water.
15' Hunter, 2 each 17' Rangers, 1 each 17 Skip Chaser, 1 each 19' Skip Chaser, 21' Skip Ranger.

Offline Yachter Yat

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2017, 01:41:56 PM »
     Not everybody wants (or has a need for) a big boat.  If it had been 5" longer, I'd have gone for the Sea Hunter instead of the 16 myself.  Believe me, if it's rough in a 15.......it's just as rough in a 16.  BTW, I think you'll find the Hunter actually has more platform room than those Explorers.  Ask yourself what you're planning on doing, then look closely. 


Yat
Dear Arima:  Stretch the Hunter platform by 5. Next, stretch the Explorer by 9 and steal 2 or 3 from the cabin.  Please hurry, I'm getting old.

16 SC/Honda 60

Offline mustang65fbk

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2017, 09:03:42 PM »
     Not everybody wants (or has a need for) a big boat.  If it had been 5" longer, I'd have gone for the Sea Hunter instead of the 16 myself.  Believe me, if it's rough in a 15.......it's just as rough in a 16.  BTW, I think you'll find the Hunter actually has more platform room than those Explorers.  Ask yourself what you're planning on doing, then look closely. 


Yat

Understandable. We all don’t drive Fords. I guess from my perspective I don’t consider a 21 as a big boat. But then the last boat I went fishing on frequently was my uncles 27’ Bayliner. A 21’ Arima in comparison seems tiny. Especially when towing, launching and operating it by yourself.
2003 21' Sea Ranger Skip Top
2004 Honda 130hp 4 Stroke

Re: Wanted - Arima SeaHunter 15
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 07:01:05 PM »
Mustang65fbk I agree, a 15' boat is not something i'd want to be in if it gets rough no matter how seaworthy. I already have a older 25' Grady White which works great for offshore fishing. The boat I am looking for now needs to be light enough to be supported on the rail/winch system we have at our cottage. Under 1000 lbs dry weight before engine, etc. Main use will be as a runabout in more sheltered waters, plus 2 person max fishing close to home. Also needs to have proper canvas as our place is in the Great Bear Rain Forest. When they say RAIN they mean it.