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    Looking at a 1987 19' Blue Fin Sportsman for sale near me. Does anyone know how these boats handle in rough water, as I would be taking it out in the bay. I live in Maine and the wind can kick up pretty quick. Also how tough are these boats riveted, do they leak after 20 years.
    Thank you.

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    Re: 19' Sportsman bay boat?


    As with any riveted boat, it is possible to develop some leaks after 20 years. However, I feel that these boats hold up pretty good in rough water. If you have any loose rivets, they can be bucked tight again. Just my opinion.
    1988 Blue Fin Sportsman 1700
    1988 Force 85 hp
    Restoration Thread http://forums.iboats.com/showthread.php?t=383916


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      Re: 19' Sportsman bay boat?

      I have a 19' Bluefin Sportsman, it handles very well in rough weather here in Puget Sound in washington State
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