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  • Am I the Only One?

    I have a 1977 19' Steury cuddy cabin. It is a fiberglass hull and has a 120 Mercruiser I/o. It is in pretty good shape especially for the age. I have owned it for about 5 years and have done a good bit of work on it but mostly overdue maitenance. I know Stuery went out of business in the early to mid 80's but i have not seen any other one's. I will post some pics soon but was wondering if anyone else has one or if mine is the only one still on the water. Heck maybe it is one of a kind? Anyone know anything about them?


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    I just bought my first boat tonight. I go pick it up tomorrow. It is a 1979 Steury 19.5' Bow rider outboard. It has a 1995 or 96 Johnson First Strike 150hp on it. The boat needs some TLC but is structuraly sound. It just needs some cleaning and wood cleanup. Two SMALL fiberglass imperfections. Not structural problems, just some spidering (looks like it took a point of something to it but didnt go through) that owner said has been there since he bought it. I got it for $2000 with trailer. Nothing special on it, but a nice boat for tubing and stuff on the River. I am in Toledo Ohio so I have the lake there too. The interior is redone, not professionally, owner re did the carpet and seats. they look decent. I am pretty happy with the boat over all. It was a 28th birthday present from my wife. Ill put some pics up when I get it lookin good.

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    • #3
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      SOunds exactly like my boat. I got it for $2200 with a trailer. needed lots of minor work and some parts for the motor. Mine is a cuddy cabin and the Previous owner had redone the inside of the cabin. My hull was also in good shape but the motor was well behind on maitenance and had not run for over 2 years. It runs great now and everything is in working order - 4 years and $3000 later.

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      • #4
        Re: Am I the Only One?

        Well my motor is a 1993 I found out. It has started twice this year that I know of. Strated right up when I looked at it last night. but today I cant get it to start, not sure why. I am going to change the plugs and give it some starting fluid, hopefully after doing that a couple times and cleaning it all up it should work out ok. Im willing to bet the fuel is probably not so good either. All I got a chance to do today is wash it. But it helped alot, got rid of the moldy whatever spots on the hull. Wife is cleaning the inside tomorrow. And I decided to rewire the control panel. As it is now is way too many splices and breakoffs. I want to run one power wire from the battery and then put it to a fuse box. Mine looks the same color, with the brownish orange stripe and the rest white.

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        • #5
          Re: Am I the Only One?

          Have had a 15 foot runabout for years with an 85 Johnstone on it,finally got around to replacing the transom after it sunk one day.Very solid boat cuts the water real good and pulls skiers easly
          You forget you don't remember!
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          Ifin YOU KNOW it goes....if not it doesn't
          Transom Repair http://www.shareaproject.com/pages/i...i,1437,00.html

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          • #6
            Re: Am I the Only One?

            You may have read my post on the steury revival thread but I have an 1980 Steury 2200 that I really enjoy. I bought it last year from a guy in Western NY and spent all winter and most of the spring fixing it up.
            It is a great boat. I would love to network with other steury owners.

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            • #7
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              This is my first posting and I want to say this is a great tool for any caliber of boat owner. I have found it very useful and have practically rebuilt my boat with iBoats and my manual. To the point here...

              I just bought my very first Center Console, a 18'4" Steury Center Console with a Johnson 1993 88 SPL outboard. Traded a car for it, I really wanted the boat. I have been looking on the internet for info on this boat with limited results. I could not find a single Steury center console for starters and not my model for sure. I am very impressed with this boat overall. I live at Channel Islands Harbor near Ventura Ca, Anacapa is 13 miles from Harbor, this boat is used to fish offshore and get to the Islands. In the month I have owned it it has been out to the islands 4 times. The second time we got caught in Santa Anas coming home (be sure to really check the weather reports well, trust me) blowing in excess of 50mph and running through 7-9ft wind swells at 2 secs. Let me tell you, she went straight and was dry as a whistle when we finally got back to port an hour later. She is built solid with an incredible amount of space for the size. Below is some info on the boat, I will try and get some pics up soon. If anyone else has one I would love to hear from them. This 1975 center console seems to be built better then any current center console in its class including Whaler.

              Max HP - 150
              Beam -7'4"
              Length - 18'4"
              Hull -Deep V
              Free Board/ Cockpit depth - 25" rear tappers to 27" front
              Full Bow Rail
              32 gallon bow ice chest located under bow seat
              Twin saddle bag 19 gallon tanks (38 gallon total plus 6 gallon aux)
              Full fiberglass console with windshield and front seat with storage
              Self bailing hull (as found out first hand, works very well)
              42 gallon live bait well mounted under the driver bench seat

              She plains easy and is a fairly dry ride in chop. Any info would be great, I really love this boat!

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              • #8
                Re: Am I the Only One?

                Any one Intrested there is a 1978 Steury 22 for sale on Ebay. Looks like it is in great shape. I would buy it but its in Ca.

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                • #9
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                  The 18 Steury, either in CC or cuddy model was a great hull that not many people ever heard about. They were fast, handled great and went through rough water better than any boat of its size that I have ever been in.

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                    I agree 100%. My center console is awesome! It cuts real easy, handles great and is designed very well. I refer to it as a commercial style fishing boat based on the construction and rigging. I would buy another if I could find one. If anyone's got one, let me know!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Am I the Only One?

                      heres another. bought a 14' (72?) 'glass runabout from a guy mid last summer. so far i love the boat.... there is a little soft spot on the floor (i know i know) but she hauls *** with a 50hp jonny on the back. gonna try skiing and tubing this summer.

                      total package boat, trailer and motor was $1000. went to the lake that night and had one hell of a cruise

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                      • #12
                        Re: Am I the Only One?

                        I just got a 21' 1976 steury cabin cruiser with a 235HP OMC sterndrive. It is very solid and only needs cosmetic repairs. From what I hear steury made great boats.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Am I the Only One?

                          Bought my first boat one month ago....$400.

                          Was told it and motor was a '71.

                          Ran the serial numbers and determined that it is a 15 foot 1968 Fiberglass Steury Runabout with a 1966 40 HP Evinrude Lark VIII. It started right up and runs great. Lots of fun. Slowly restoring it. Would love to hear from other proud Steury owners about their experiences.
                          sigpic15.5' - 1968 Fiberglass Steury Runabout
                          40 HP - 1966 Evinrude Lark VIII Selectric Shift

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                            Re: Am I the Only One?

                            Here is an updated shot of my Steury Center Console. 1975 V518 Fisherman. I love my Steury.
                            Attached Files

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                              I am glad there are other proud Steury owners out there. Wish there was a little more info on the history of these boats. Old model Ads would be real cool but information seems real limited. Anyway, I just bought my first Steury a month ago and love it! It's a 1968 15' with a 60hp Johnson V-4. The motor is a 1966. With my busy schedule I only had it out twice but certainly a blast. Here is a picture of it. Got the whole package for $760. Didn't need anything except a new primer bulb and battery. She flies pretty nice on the water. Can't wait to pull my son on a tube next summer!

                              sigpic 77 Glastron V-162 Futura

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