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Offline whgordon

One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:05:35 PM »
https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/boa/d/17-arima-sea-chaser-1991-model/6456278889.html

$13,500 with looks to be decent newer 4 strokes. Not mine but definitely a unique design. If I was closer I definitely would want to take a peak :-)

Offline AlexB

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 08:45:56 AM »
Interesting. Wonder how much that DIY hardtop weighs?


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Online Yachter Yat

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 09:26:55 AM »
   Looks funny on land, but put it in the water............and it's a whole different story.  Kinda cool! :biggrin:

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 Fishin Machine

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 08:53:02 PM »
I like the way it looks, wish it was closer.
DDT
2003 19' Sea Ranger

Offline Rokefin

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 07:10:25 AM »
Nice boat and I am sure the top works well, somebody will get a good set up.....but, I only like modifications that look like they belong, for me I'm not too fond of it - I also would like to see it in person, but too far.
1989 17ft Arima Sea Chaser 2010 115 Yamaha 1995 9.9 Yamaha kicker - Bodega mostly

Offline AlexB

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2018, 07:32:42 AM »
Nice boat and I am sure the top works well, somebody will get a good set up.....but, I only like modifications that look like they belong, for me I'm not too fond of it - I also would like to see it in person, but too far.
Agreed.


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Offline Fisherdv

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 07:37:17 AM »
X3, I like the one with the aluminum top with the slant forward windshield that I think another member here had or sold much better
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Threeweight

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 10:41:27 AM »
I've fished around this boat a few times on the Columbia around St. Helens... I would second the note that on the water it looks pretty cool.

With the price he's asking for a 17' in nice shape with 4 strokes and gear, the top is just a bonus.
Former Sea Chaser 17 owner
Wild Card, Hewescraft Ocean Pro 220, Honda 225 and 9.9

“Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.”
       --- Hunter S. Thompson

Offline Fisherdv

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 11:37:04 AM »
I like this one
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Threeweight

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 12:26:53 PM »
That was Eric's boat... he was active on the Arima forum until he sold it and got a Parker.

I believe he was asking $20k for that boat down in S. California.  Not sure what it ultimately sold for. 

$13,500 for this boat in OR/WA seems like a pretty good deal to me.
Former Sea Chaser 17 owner
Wild Card, Hewescraft Ocean Pro 220, Honda 225 and 9.9

“Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.”
       --- Hunter S. Thompson

Offline Rokefin

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2018, 04:52:22 PM »
It is definitely a good deal.
1989 17ft Arima Sea Chaser 2010 115 Yamaha 1995 9.9 Yamaha kicker - Bodega mostly

Offline Ssericz

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2018, 09:00:50 AM »
I got over asking 45 mins after posting it forsale down here. Ironically there is are multiple copies of my boat down here now, but mine lives on in San Diego/mx with a world class spear fishermen

Offline Fisherdv

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2018, 09:30:51 AM »
The top on your previous boat looks like it belongs, it fits the look of the boat well. Has that no frills, commercial, down to business look. I like it. I might get beat up for saying this, but any pics of the new Parker?  :biggrin:
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2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Ssericz

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 11:09:53 AM »
The top on your previous boat looks like it belongs, it fits the look of the boat well. Has that no frills, commercial, down to business look. I like it. I might get beat up for saying this, but any pics of the new Parker?  :biggrin:

Sorry been away for a bit but ya I’ll post a couple

I miss my arima every day though

Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 12:22:51 PM »

I have been watching on your Instagram page and Bloodydecks.

You are a busy guy.   :beerchug:
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."

Offline Ssericz

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2018, 06:04:55 PM »
MArks cyberstalking me lol














Offline Fisherdv

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2018, 06:15:11 PM »
Wow, that’s bad a$$!  Looks like a feeding frenzy in that first pic. Those are some monster tuna!  :party: Thanks for sharing!
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Rokefin

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2018, 10:23:40 AM »
Ssericz,  that Cali or Mexico waters?     How far off shore must one travel?
1989 17ft Arima Sea Chaser 2010 115 Yamaha 1995 9.9 Yamaha kicker - Bodega mostly

Offline Fisherdv

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2018, 10:34:06 AM »
Rokefin, I’ve seen a video on you tube of a 17 Arima 30 miles offshore in San Diego fishing tuna
« Last Edit: February 01, 2018, 10:37:20 AM by Fisherdv »
2018, 16 ft Arima Sea Chaser, Honda 60HP

Offline Ssericz

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2018, 12:24:09 PM »
Mostly off cal but we do run down to mx water from San Diego

The big tuna we caught this year around 20-60miles offshore... my arima had been to all the same areas aswell

Follow my Instagram if u want @ssericz or business page @ez_sportfishing
Link to a fun YouTube video
http://youtu.be/oX4uzo9FnFk

Offline GregE

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2018, 12:40:07 PM »
Fun video Eric   :applause:

Hope that radar is turned off- your 'tuna spotter' could get a sensitive burn   :bigshock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX4uzo9FnFk&feature=youtu.be
Greg
Osprey 26 LC Kodak;  Arima SR 19 HT; SL 22 Honda 225
http://www.sagecreekforums.com/phpforum/index.php
Sold:  Arima SE 16 WeeBait; SH 15 WeeBoat;
SR 21 NoBait;  SL 22 ReBait

Offline Rokefin

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2018, 12:55:32 PM »
Mostly off cal but we do run down to mx water from San Diego

The big tuna we caught this year around 20-60miles offshore... my arima had been to all the same areas aswell

Follow my Instagram if u want @ssericz or business page @ez_sportfishing
Link to a fun YouTube video
http://youtu.be/oX4uzo9FnFk


Thanks Scericz, I just started to follow you on Instagram.  I have a bow tank along with the rear tank so my range is pretty good on the 17 Chaser - hopefully I can soon graduate up to the tuna. I'll enjoy the video now...
1989 17ft Arima Sea Chaser 2010 115 Yamaha 1995 9.9 Yamaha kicker - Bodega mostly

Offline Ssericz

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2018, 11:04:04 PM »
YA Greg no need to run radar with 40+ mile vis haha

Since that was filmed I’ve done a lot of changes on the boat

Offline ohmytodd

1988 Sea Hunter

Offline Ssericz

Re: One of a kind 17 with Homemade Hardtop
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2018, 01:52:06 AM »
 :shrug9: some people maybe good carpenters but terrible with asthetics

Now if anyone in the market for a little skiff I’m selling a little radon