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crackedconch
Posts: 25
Joined: April 30th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Location: West Palm Beach

Well, I guess I'll be the first one to post on here besides Eric. Hi, my name is Mike and I bought a new 2016 197SF a month ago. I've only had it out a couple of time due to the weather, but so far love the boat. My family and I like fishing, diving and cruising around South Florida. I look forward to seeing this site take off and I'm glad to be a part of it!

Tight line!!
Mike
"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!!"

2016 197SF
2016 Suzuki DF150
thecoastisclear
Posts: 27
Joined: September 20th, 2015, 2:58 pm

Hey Mike! Really glad to have you here, and I too hope we continue to see the board grow.

Congrats on the 197SF. I absolutely love my Pioneer! I know you will too (assuming this is your first).

Post a pic if you have some time - I'd love to see it!
crackedconch
Posts: 25
Joined: April 30th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Location: West Palm Beach

I was trying to put up a picture of the boat, but it keeps telling me that there's an error.
"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!!"

2016 197SF
2016 Suzuki DF150
thecoastisclear
Posts: 27
Joined: September 20th, 2015, 2:58 pm

Aww, bummer. I'm looking into the image upload and will report back as soon as I get it checked out.
thecoastisclear
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crackedconch wrote:
May 2nd, 2017, 8:41 pm
I was trying to put up a picture of the boat, but it keeps telling me that there's an error.
Hey Mike - you may have notice that I changed things up a bit. Spent some time doing an upgrade since I installed the forum software. Hoping the change is welcomed. One good thing is that image uploads now work! :D

Here's a picture of my 197!
p197.jpg
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crackedconch
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Location: West Palm Beach

I did notice. Very nice!! :D I'll have to try to load the picture when I get home tonight. I don't have one with me at work. Great job with the upgrades!!

What year is your 197?

Mike
"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!!"

2016 197SF
2016 Suzuki DF150
thecoastisclear
Posts: 27
Joined: September 20th, 2015, 2:58 pm

It's a 2005. Curious to see what a 2016 looks like, as far as what differences they've made along the years. Next project for me is to get rid of the hooks that tie down the factory cooler. I think the new ones use Yetis with straps (or maybe nothing at all to hold it down, because of the rubber feet?).
crackedconch
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Joined: April 30th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Location: West Palm Beach

Boat 2.jpg
Boat 1.jpg
Ok, I finally am able to upload a couple of pictures. Yes, it comes with a 65qt Yeti cooler and uses the Yeti tie downs. It also has a smaller livewell than yours. Although, the made it bigger on the 2017's.
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"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!!"

2016 197SF
2016 Suzuki DF150
thecoastisclear
Posts: 27
Joined: September 20th, 2015, 2:58 pm

That boat looks amazing - wish mine was that clean! I like the storage above the livewell, I think that's a worthwhile trade-off for less space.
crackedconch
Posts: 25
Joined: April 30th, 2017, 3:49 pm
Location: West Palm Beach

Thanks! looks are deceiving. I'm having trouble the oak trees in my yard. After shelling out the money to buy the boat and get some things I needed for it, a cover just got pushed to the back of the list. It looks like they didn't change too much between 2005 and 2016.
"Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!!"

2016 197SF
2016 Suzuki DF150
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