View Full Version : SEA ARK FORECAST 170c

06-24-2010, 08:33 PM
any of you guys ever fished out of a SEA ARK FORECAST 170c.
if so what was your impression?

06-24-2010, 08:44 PM
never fished out of one of those but I have fished out of a sea ark and I liked it

06-25-2010, 09:31 AM
Seems like everyone I have heard who has or has fished out of a SeaArk really likes them, and their Forecast 170c model sure looks good.

06-25-2010, 10:13 AM
Never fished out of one either but i just bought a Stealth 186 recently & love it, very stable, fast, & well built boat...plus it came standard with 3 pedestal mounts on the front deck & a livewell on the front deck. When i bought mine they had a couple of the forecast 156's in stock & they are really cool boats...if I was looking for a stick steering boat i would have been all over it. Where are you looking at buying one? I got mine at Ludwig Brothers in Farmerville, LA...great buying experience.

06-25-2010, 11:09 AM
redmond's marine in lafayette. the 170c is set up like a stick steer but with a side console. having never riding in one the only concern i have is the 50" bottom. i hope it is stable enough.

06-25-2010, 12:38 PM
It outta be alright, that's 10" narrower than my boat & mine is very stable...me & my dad can walk all over it & it doesn't feel rocky, will they let you run the boat before you buy it?

06-25-2010, 01:21 PM
go wider.


06-25-2010, 07:40 PM
I have a sea ark mccrappie 15 and I love the boat, the only thing I dis-like about it is I wish it was a little wider, but its a GREAT boat.

06-26-2010, 12:12 AM
Just looking at Sea Arks website, on their 72" bottom boats they use .125 gauge aluminum vs .100 gauge, double welded chines on the 72" boats, & heavier 2 piece ribs on the 72" boats...I know the smaller boat will still be built like a tank but you might look around & see if you can find a bigger Sea Ark. There are quite a few dealers in LA so you outta be able to find what you're looking for & be able to test drive it first.

10-02-2016, 01:40 AM
I recently purchased 17ft Sea Ark Forecast and really like the layout. Rides really well and built like a tank. As good, if not better build quality than my stick steer Xpress HD16PF. Both great boats with nice layouts for crappie fishing.

10-02-2016, 06:23 AM
Have fished a 156 Forecast SS with 40 'rude for 5 years. No big complaints: stable, rides well and dry in chop at 30 MPH, solid as a rock! SS is a little stiff unless motor is properly trimmed to off-set torque. Hydraulic would be nice.