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cchinn posted 02-06-2002 07:15 AM ET (US)   Profile for cchinn   Send Email to cchinn  
found a used 85 supersport, but i have no idea what she will want for it. the story: her husband bought it in 85 or so, new i think, and he died in 93. it has been garage kept, and it has the original 85 motor (evinrude). the boat is in GREAT shape, but the book value with motor an trailer is a bit under $2000. what is a good FAIR offer? help please!!
JBCornwell posted 02-06-2002 08:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Forget "book" value, CChinn. The only Whalers that sell for book value are new.

You can get a rough idea of the true market value by watching eBay for a couple of weeks and haunting boattraderonline, iboats classified, and other used boat sources.

Good luck and let us know what happens.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Duncan posted 02-06-2002 09:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Duncan  Send Email to Duncan     
Provided the engine was put away properly for long term storage and it runs well that would have a market value in excess of $3,500. More if it is a fancier package.

Be aware that when fuel goes stale in a motor in turns to "varnish". This can gunk up the feul system to the point where it will never run right until the carb is rebuilt, replacing all the seals and jets.

A motor stored that long should be drained of all fuel and have the cylinders "fogged" with a spray oil to prevent corosion.

cchinn posted 02-06-2002 09:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for cchinn  Send Email to cchinn     
so, what would be a good offering price taking in the year of motor and the hull. i think it has been serviced in the last couple of years, but not used. she really kind of wants to just get rid of it and clear space. i don't want to offer to little, but i do have a budget! i saw that a new 13' goes for about $8,000-9,700 around here. is $2,000 to little? advise...
Whalerdan posted 02-06-2002 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
cchinn, I see your from Summerville. If you don't end up buying that let me know. I'd offer her 2k and see what she says. I think it would be a really good deal at that price. Probably be a great deal a 3,500 too if it's as you describe.
jameso posted 02-06-2002 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
I can leave now, be in Summerville NLT 3 PM with cash. If you don't buy it let me know,
Jim Armstrong
cchinn posted 02-06-2002 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for cchinn  Send Email to cchinn     
i've been looking today and found several boats the same size and all...BUT the motors are newer...A LOT newer ~96+. these boats go for around $3500-4000. the other size boats that i've seen with older motors are not much higher than $3500-4500. would it be an unreasonable offer to say $2000?
JimU posted 02-06-2002 12:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
I paid $2300 for a 1986 Sport with a 40 merc and dilly trailer about a year ago. The boat was in excellent shape and the motor which just died was servicable. By my way of thinking you are really buing the boat and trailer. A used motor can last five minutes or five years. In my case the use engine bought me a year's use before I had to replae it. By the Way, I swapped the old engine to a local repair shop in exchange for a new stainless prop for the yam, the shift cables and they mounted the new Yam engine for me. The old Stainless prop stayed with the old Engine. Maybe not the world's best deal but I was happy as I bought the new Yam for $2750 from another dealer.
Whalerdan posted 02-06-2002 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
Jim, I got first dibbs.
Danny Shaw
cchinn posted 02-07-2002 07:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for cchinn  Send Email to cchinn     
well, i talked to the only whaler dealer here and he tried to sell an new one to me. i wanted to see what he thought the value of the '85 would be and told (for here) $2300. he said that was high. i could get a new one for $8500 w/ a 2 stroke 2001 Merc. I like the classic whalers better and since my dad's got a '74 Montauk that has been garage kept and restored, i'm leaning strongly to the '85!
Whalerdan posted 02-07-2002 07:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
cchin, If that dealer you talked to is the one I'm thinking of the guy is a jerk. I tried to buy a new engine form him recently and showed him a good price I found. He got smart with me and said "Well you better buy it". I wanted to keep the business local and though he would at least try and come close to the price I found. He wouldn't come down one cent. BUY THAT 85!!
cchinn posted 02-07-2002 07:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for cchinn  Send Email to cchinn     
thanks, i thought it was just me! i'm going to buy it as soon as she gets back to me. i went to the bank and got a good interest rate and approved for a bunch more than the boat will cost.

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