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Todd in NY

Crestliner Sabre SST Transom Issues?

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Crestliner Sabre SST Transom Issues?

I'm looking at some 22ft Sabres with the SST transom and I'm wondering if any of you have ever had any transom issues like welds cracking, or maybe replaced one of these transoms. Does the main transom have wood in it, or just the extended transom. Any information you can pass along would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a 1990 Sabre Gl 24 ft., bought new. Has a 150 hp Evinrude and a 9.9 kicker It has a lot of use, I used to charter. No problems whatsoever.

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Well Todd that sounds like your off to a good start!! Off the subject how many feet from behind the cabin to the transome is there on the boat your selling.

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It measures 62.5" from the back wall to the inside back of the transom.

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By the sounds of it, no one on LOU has had any problems with the SST transom welds cracking. There seems to be a few cases talked about on another forum, but I'm not a member on the walleye forum. It comes up when I do a goo gle search.

 

I noticed that 1988 was the first year for their SST (extended) transom. Then they extended the sides of the SST high in 1990.

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i have an eagle 2450, but it doesn't have the sst transom (i/o motor). i can say though, the transoms on these boats are very well built structurally. almost too well in my case, it can make it hard to get access at times.

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fwiw, i would have preferred an sst transom with an outboard instead of the i/o, but there weren't any available. i had a line on a 23' eagle hardtop with the sst, 200 hp outboard and a 15 hp kicker, but somebody beat me to it. then i found the eagle i now have currently. they're getting pretty hard to come by, the eagles and the sabres. guys tend to hang on to them, and i can see why. they're excellent boats.

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I like the idea of not having rivets in a "Great Lakes" boat. It's fine in my 16' utility boat because it's not getting caught out in rough seas, or taking a beating like Lake Ontario can throw at us. I'm looking for an outboard Sabre with a hard top.

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they're definitely built tough, no question about it.

 

good luck in your search. i looked for quite a while before i found the right one. searchtempest.com (a craigslist search tool) was very helpful as was google image search believe it or not.

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Thanks for the feedback Darkwater! Is that swim ladder OEM or aftermarket?

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