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Master Sportsman
Posts: 34
Registered: January 2005
Location: Farmington Hills
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97 Stratos Fish/Ski - 175hp - 18'
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Description: 1997 Stratos 282 F/S (Fish/Ski)
175HP Johnson Faststrike (6-cylinder)
Length 18’ 3” Beam 91”
Seating for 5 & 2 raised swivel fishing seats

Stratus trailer with 14inch tires & leaf spring suspension

OMC 24volt foot-control trolling motor (removable)

Instrumentation: Tach, speedometer, fuel gauge, system check/diagnostic gauge
Water pressure gauge, trim gauge

31gal fuel tank
2 - 15 gal automatic aerated live wells
18.6 cu ft of storage
Built in 27 QT ice cooler (self draining)
Built in rod locker – with lock
Bilge pump
Boarding ladder
Ski tow bar
Fire extinguisher
Storage cover
Humminbird TriBeam Fishfinder 400TX Speed & Temp
Lowrance in-dash depth finder
Bimini top (great for shade on hot days)
Foot throttle (hot foot brand)
Bow cushions
Renegade prop
Detwiler hydraulic jackplate w/ on dash trim and gauge (raises motor vertically – great for getting in the most shallow places… or if you like to go fast it helps reduce prop drag)
Audiovox CD/Radio & speakers – marine
Color upgrade package (custom paint selection – you won’t see another one like this)

2 _new_ AGM batteries for trolling motor
1 _new_ Trojan starting battery
_New_ _built-in_ ProMariner ProSport 3bank 20amp automatic charger (just plug into power for charging all 3 batteries)

Stored in garage – properly winterized every year
All original documentation including full shop manual

6/05 new GoodYear trailer tires with very little wear
8/06 new VRO fuel pump professionally installed
5/08 new tilt/trim motor professionally installed

This boat is ready to go! All maintenance items performed, typical wear items for this age boat have already been repaired – such as VRO fuel pump, trim motor, fuel filters, trailer tires etc…

My family and I have really enjoyed this boat… Perfect for fishing with rod storage, aerated live wells, fish finder, raised seating, foot operated trolling motor… Rest of family enjoyed the skiing, tubing, swimming and the biminni top, ice chest, bow cushions, boarding ladder etc.. By the way… this boat is fast!

This boat is in excellent condition …if you’re looking for a serious bass/fishing boat with the extra benefit of play time with the family this boat is perfect….

Please - serious inquiries ONLY!
If you decide to buy this boat I would be happy to take you out on the lake and show you everything you need to know.

For more information you can reply via e-mail - poneill@ameritech.net
The boat is located in Farmington Hills, MI.
Vessel Length: 18
Model Year: 1997
Keywords: bass fish ski stratos boat



Registered: September 2006
Posts: 15
Comment Date: June, 30, 2008
Looks like a nice boat for the age. Have you had any compression tests done on the motor? Do you know how many hours are on it? How much fade/ scratching on the paint (can't tell from pics, which look fine)? Is there anyting that is not in good working order that needs repair? Any vinyl cut or scracthed? How about the winshields? Thx much, and nice job putting up more details than most sellers.
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Master Sportsman

Registered: January 2005
Location: Farmington Hills
Posts: 34
Comment Date: June, 30, 2008
Hi... I also received your e-mail.. I will send you some hi-res pictures shortly.

I had compression tests done last year when the fuel pump was replaced... all good (I'd have to call the shop to get the exact numbers). The seats and carpet are still in pretty good shape ... there is some cracking in the vinyl seats about what you would expect for this age boat.
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Registered: January 2010
Location: Stanton, MI
Posts: 322
Comment Date: April, 8, 2013
Is this boat still for sale?

"Luck is the residue from good preparation."
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