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Taylor posted 04-12-2002 02:15 PM ET (US)   Profile for Taylor   Send Email to Taylor  
A friend is looking at a 1980 Striper 15 with a 70HP Merc of similar vintage. Ask is $4500. Assuming compression etc is good, what would be a good offer price? Boat has bow and side rails, 1992 Ezloader trailer.
Alan Hiccock posted 04-12-2002 02:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alan Hiccock  Send Email to Alan Hiccock     
Depends on the condition, is it in like new shape with perfect gelcoat, no stress cracks and no bottom paint, scarcly used, ya know " a 10"?
If so then it's a great price.
If its structurlly sound, fadded gelcoat, fair wood[ does a striper have wood?}
still a good price.
I paid $ 7500 for a pristine 15 great wood, gellcoat, and a newly rigged Yamaha 70 & trailer, Bimini, custom mooring cover to give you an idea.
Bigshot posted 04-12-2002 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Really depends on condition and year of engine. If engine is a 1989 then great price. If engine is a 1980....I would offer $3500. A 1980 70hp is worth about $800. That hull is not worth $3700 unless showroom and therefore motor would be worth more etc.
jameso posted 04-12-2002 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
An object is worth what another person is willing to pay for it at that time. Nothing more nothing less,,,all books and things that are supposed to show value are eyewash. If the boat has been cared for and your friend wants it, realizing it is older and used. GREAT! If he has second thoughts,,, go from there. Old antique/junk/used car dealer once told me 'aint ever made a deal outa a book'
IMO the 15 striper is one of the best smaller Whalers ever.
my 03 and ya got it free, Jim Armstrong
bc posted 04-12-2002 11:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for bc    
I purchased a 1981 striper, 1984 Johnson 70hp, d/o trailer, and trolling motor for $2,300 last year. As the two above post mention, condition is the word. Then regional location, accessories. Alot goes into the price, but since there is no book value for a 1980, then use other resources such as classifieds, internet ( and used boat yards. I would agree with Big shot ($3,500) for a average. Here there is not a lot of demand for whalers, and I have passed up some deals on used whalers. But I feel like I picked up a decent deal on this 15.

Good luck.

Taylor posted 04-15-2002 01:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Thanks for the input. The boat sold to someone else for $5000 (including a kicker motor). So, as Jameso says, that's what it was worth, at least in this area.

My friend thought the boat was too far away, and has her eye on another at about the same price. I've seen the second one. its a '77 with a late 80's 60HP merc, but its not a striper. It may have been a sport, but that was long ago, and the interior wood is worthless and the interior gelcoat looks like a dried late bed with lots of cracking. I'm going to tell her to steer clear, but if she must have it really go low.

BC - sounds like you got a great deal to me.

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