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Offline neild

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1300 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
Allons-y!
1991 19' SR
2017 140 Suzuki

Offline DevMah

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1301 on: December 29, 2017, 06:39:27 PM »
Welcome

Mike

I’m also your neighbor in New Westminster...nice pictures

Dev.
2015 21' Sea Ranger
2015 Yamaha F150
2013 Mercury 9.9 Bigfoot 4 blade
2012 Lund 1650SS  w 2012 60HP Mercury-Sold

Online GregE

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1302 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


« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 10:20:59 PM by GregE »
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

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1303 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

Online GregE

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1304 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?
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 Croaker Stroker

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1305 on: February 19, 2018, 10:31:03 AM »


Welcome to everyone I didn’t say Welcome to.   :arms:
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."

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1306 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.

Online GregE

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1307 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
« Last Edit: February 19, 2018, 12:43:44 PM by GregE »
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

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1308 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.

Offline OnA

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1309 on: February 20, 2018, 06:00:40 PM »
Good grief crosscurrents.  Is that a picture of a treble hook stuck in a hand?

Online GregE

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1310 on: February 20, 2018, 06:47:57 PM »
Yep    :bigshock:

That deserves a separate explanation thread.  Learn from the mistakes of others.......
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

Online maitoitu

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1311 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
1989 17SC 2006 YAMAHA 90

Offline Hydroman

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1312 on: March 09, 2018, 07:39:15 PM »
Welcome to the group, hope you enjoy you new boat.

Jim
17 Sea Chaser (sold)
21 Skip Tower (sold)
27 Thunder Jet OS

Online La-Z-Buoy

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1313 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:  !
Richard

1991 19' Sea Ranger HT
DF 140 Suzuki, Honda 8

Offline BigO

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1314 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!
23' Caribiana Sea Skiff
Shopping for a 19' Sea Chaser or Sea Ranger

Offline amazing grace

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1315 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.
1989 22' C-Dory Angler

Offline BigO

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1316 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.
23' Caribiana Sea Skiff
Shopping for a 19' Sea Chaser or Sea Ranger

Offline Mooch

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1317 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.  ;)
2006 Sea Ranger Skip 21, Honda 150, Honda 9.9

Currently accepting hot waypoints from WA MA 2-10

Offline Islandlife

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1318 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.
87 17 Sea Chaser
89 90hp Mercury
2016 8hp Yamaha

Offline Speedbump

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1319 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!
'21 HT Sea Ranger, twin 90 ETEC's

Online Fisherdv

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1320 on: April 26, 2018, 08:23:11 PM »
 :yeahthat:
2018, Sea Chaser 16, Honda 60HP

Offline Islandlife

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1321 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:
87 17 Sea Chaser
89 90hp Mercury
2016 8hp Yamaha

Online Fisherdv

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1322 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:
2018, Sea Chaser 16, Honda 60HP

Offline Gary B

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1323 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
« Last Edit: April 30, 2018, 04:35:40 PM by Gary B »

Offline SB Steve

Re: Welcome! Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1324 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.