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62' Striker Sportfish for sale.. CAT Engines

Discussion in 'General Sportfish Discussion' started by bayoubud, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. bayoubud

    bayoubud Senior Member

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    Old thread but have to comment on this Awesome SF, the Striker 62 design has always been a favorite. Way ahead of it's time with features many SF's have strayed away from, timeless profile. Safe side decks with rails and high bulwarks, big beam, shallow draft, and heavy duty rub rails. Surprised some of the design features are not being used today on production boats. The nicest 62 Striker I've seen.

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  2. Capt J

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    Have you ridden on a Striker?
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    Never have but did look at a couple of 44's and a 54. Didn't really like the 44, 54 was ok. Heard they were noisy.
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    I haven't found them to be noisy, except once in a while on plane when a wave hits the hull just right. I've run a 58' and a 62' quite a bit back in the day. They're wet boats and they don't ride great. Perhaps for a 1990 boat they rode OK. They also have a tendency to kind of fall off and on plane and the cruise speed bounces all over the map. No adjustable trim tabs so no way to adjust for that. Then there's the stupid fuel tank design......3 tanks centerline with a manual valve. Everything draws off of the center tank, but then if you want to drain the aft tank as much as possible into the center you have to be at hull speed, drain as much as possible after 15 minutes or more, go down and shut the valve.....otherwise when you pick it up on plane the fuel all rushes back to the aft (cockpit tank) and you're stern heavy, then to drain as much of the bow tank as possible you have to do the opposite. If you leave the valves open, on plane the boat gets stern heavy and at hull speed the boat gets very bow heavy. Then you had the sea chests, and the a/c sea water pump drew off of the port seachest, it would clog heavily with barnacles and was a royal pain in the rear to clean. The sliding door they put was another nightmare, there was nowhere to hold onto at sea. So running across the mezzanine deck or up the 2 cockpit steps, there was nothing to hold onto except the door handle itself.

    I've heard this boat is in Long Island, NY.
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    That doesn't sound too good. I have seen a couple of 62's in Lauderdale at the dock, never been on one. There are specific topside design features I really like about that model plus the interior layout was great, not so much the aluminum construction or the bottom design. There is one 62 on YW with c-18's (make a roomy er) that needs TLC, claims 20 kt. cruise which would be fine for cruising/fishing. Get rid of the tower add a hardtop, plus fixing those problems you mentioned....would make a big tuff SF from the past.
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    I looked at the 62 with the c18’s in Lauderdale last week. Nice boat but lots of TLC needed

    Current owner doesn’t use and has sat at dock for 2 years now. Needs lots of
    Cosmetics inside and out. Mechanically needs a lot of servicing.

    Any ideas what to budget for cosmetics and mechanic servicing? $100k?
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    Maybe, hard to say sight unseen, you could get estimates from a Cat mechanic for engines and gens for complete service, also a total exterior/ interior detailing. If boat has sat for two years you would need to sea trial and survey. It could cost a lot more than $100,000 to get the boat in shape depending on results. You need a hull and engine surveyor. Most important being an aluminum hull it should be audio gauged to determine thickness of the plating for corrosion which could be a major cost if failed.
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    Maybe, hard to say sight unseen, if boat has sat for two years you really need to sea trial and survey. Most important being an aluminum hull it should be audio gauged to determine thickness of the plating for corrosion which could be a major cost if failed. Too much boat to short cut the procedure. Capt J in post #25 has experience and some comments with the 62 Striker, maybe he will chime in. Good luck with that one, ER looks roomy with those C-18's.
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    Don't just audio gauge. Open and inspect the centerline tanks, specifically at the keel on each side in the water/grey/black tanks. Your out of water survey should include a septic truck and pressure wash of the waste tanks. Visual inspection of the metal meeting the weld meeting the keel is a critical point of frequent fatigue.
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    NO seller is going to allow a buyer to do this. Not sure what you could even see by looking in the inside of an integral aluminum tank that's a part of the hull that you cannot see on the exterior of the ends.
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    I did it. At my expense. Why would you deny this if at my expense, you being the seller?
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    Only if by some strange reason your black water tank in not fiberglass or poly. If it's one of these why bother?
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    You wouldn’t. But you’d want to know that. And if it’s metal and integral, you’ll want to see inside.
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    I’m going to split the discussion on Striker into its own thread. The classifieds have been closed for years.
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    Yes. I've seen people walk away from surveys mid survey and all kinds of wacky stuff. I can only imagine someone tearing apart the inspection plate for a waste tank, breaking bolts off, not putting a new gasket, breaking the sender, or any other scenario's and walking away leaving a mess for the owner to clean up. Just like I sure as hell wouldn't let a buyer drop the oil pan on the engines to inspect the motor. If you want to have the holding tank pumped out, pull the pumpout hose off and stick a bore scope in there as well as audio gauge it, that's fine. On a survey, it is understood that the surveyors can inspect anything they can access. But they can't dismantle parts or systems of the boat.

    I once had a buyer have the DD dealer pull all of the injectors on a set of Covington 12v71 TI's to do a compression test. Well all was fine. BUT, then on the next trip afterwards the boat black smoked like crazy at anything above 1200 rpms. Thank God the buyer bought the boat. Because the local D.D. dealer didn't know (nor anyone else) that the engines took a special injector height for a generator setting, and set them up for the marine DD setting for the injectors and it took 5 different sea trials with dealer mechanics on board and all kinds of work before this was all figured out and the buyer owned the boat now. If the seller had to deal with this mess, when the yacht ran absolutely perfectly and crystal clean prior to this......it would've been an expensive nightmare.
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    The owner would have to approve any invasive surveying with a deposit that would cover any damage. I agree with rtrafford about looking at the integral bottom tanks or any tanks that are suspect. You would want to know the condition, especially an older boat. I did not follow thru on a Grand Alaskan because of steel tanks that were covered over with signs of corrosion. The owner and broker did not like the idea of dismantling anything for inspection.
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    If the work is being performed by the yard, while at haul during a survey out of water, the buyer is typically responsible for the expenses incurred in that review unless a different outcome is negotiated mid stream during a process that actually closes. Yard isn't hauling me for the survey without a CC on file and a signature. I agree that I'd walk if not permitted, and I wouldn't buy a boat that had a full or even partially full holding tank. Your right as a seller to refuse and cancel. My view is that if you refuse I was right to challenge and walk. If the boat is metal, tank integral, I want to see inside of it...or at lease I want my surveyor to see it. In fact on a metal boat I want my surveyor to put eyes on every square inch of below water line hull he can access inside the boat. I'm looking for cleanliness, maintenance, even/especially in the obscure places.
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    Hi CaptJ
    You know quite a bit about these. I have never been on one since I was a kid and that was ages ago. Always loved the design. And I think the 62 is perfect size and love beam. Are they truly a poor riding boat? Wet? Can Tabs be added? Am I better off going fiberglass?, older Hatteras?
    Love some more input.
    Also is survey and haul out to check out done before talking numbers? Especially with so much unknowns.
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    Most strikers had a fixed after plane added to the stern, after the build and usually a few years later, which sticks past the transom 10-12" I'd guess, after the fact, which did/does help them pick up speed and run a little less bow high but they still run bow high and speed up going down waves and slow down going up. You could add tabs. but then they'd stick out even further behind the transom which is not good for fishing. I guess you could cut out some of the after plane and put it on a hinge with rams to create trim adjustment. Another option might be the blade style trim tabs...….from my experience running them, they should have some sort of trim tab system...….They ride ok, nothing I'd write home about by any means, they are stable on the troll, they are wet. What's your price range? Personally, I'd squeeze into a newer 61' Viking SF or 60' Hatteras MY...…..early 2000s/late 90's if I could. Also every striker I've run had really weird electrical. The 58' I used to run was sitting in Key Largo for sale, it's a project boat and they wanted less than $100k...…...supposedly they rebuilt the engines (they had 8 sets of majors on the 12v92's by the time I was involved in the boat in the mid 2000's, Larry the first owner, owned it up until then and had to do majors about every 500 hours or 2 years......) and did the shafts etc. and then the boats just sat there. The boat would just hammer the engines, it would cruise at 20-21 knots at 1950 but in a 3' sea or so as it went up a wave it would lose plane almost and sit there at 16-17 knots for a few minutes as the motors struggled to get it back to 20-21 knots...…then it would cruise 20-21 knots for a couple minutes, then back to 16-17 knots......….perhaps running them 2000/2050 rpms would've allowed them to live longer, who knows. Now I see it listed at $460k still sitting there as a project boat.....LOLOLOL called a 65' LOA on boat trader "Sweet Revenge". Burger built that one. I knew the original owner who had it for a decade or more, he told me 7 truck loads of plywood went into the interior of the boat. That's part of the reason they're slow...….they went to great lengths to build a lighter boat than fiberglass (aluminum) then they gained all of it back and more on the interior. The marine architect that knows all about these hulls is a guy named Dewou (spelling?) that works out of Rolly Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Perhaps he could answer your questions on trim tabs.

    Usually you agree on a price, then haul out and survey the bottom and sea trial etc.
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    So trying to get more info on el guapo
    Anyone can share more info about it. I tried contacting previous owner on PM on hulltruth but nothing yet. Thanks

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