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fufanu posted 02-06-2008 10:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for fufanu   Send Email to fufanu  
Hi all new to the Forum. Just wanted to get some advise.
I found a 1992 13'6" or 14' with 25hp Johnson. They told me they totally repainted the hull ( I guess re- gelcoat) it looks great in the pics their asking 3100 and I have talked them down to 2800. it has abig bimini top and some wood that was recently refinished. It sits on a lift out of the water as well. I'm looking for a cool little run around boat for the family for camping and taking to the inlets. I live on a lake and this boat will be primarily the winter boat, as my bigger four winns takes over for the summer except for beach trips. Oh yeah has a trailer also.. should I pull the trigger???

thanks in advance

Rohebo posted 02-06-2008 11:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rohebo  Send Email to Rohebo     
Usually painted means painted. If someone went through the trouble to re-gelcoat they'd probably empahsize it. So, doublecheck on that point. MAny have painted boats - it just depends on what you're looking for and how the work was done/prep'd.

I personally wouldn't go for a painted hull, but I'm just (very) picky.

Best of luck either way.

fufanu posted 02-07-2008 12:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for fufanu  Send Email to fufanu     
thanks for that.. I'll check on that
friend99 posted 02-07-2008 01:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for friend99    
I don't like painted hulls either, especially on a boat that is only 16 years old. I would be curious as to why the boat was painted in the first place.

Having said that, if you can get comfortable that there was no major damage, and the paint job is good quality, and the motor checks out okay, $2,800 is a fair price. Just know that you may have a little difficulty when you go to sell it as potential buyers may not like the painted hull either. Even if they don't like the painted hull, you can probably use this boat for 5 years and still get $2,000+ for it even with an unwanted painted hull. In summary..... if a painted hull does not bother you and you intend to keep the boat for a long time, then buy it and the enjoyment youy get from it will far outweigh the $2,800.

One more thing you may want to consider doing......if the boat checks out, tell the seller that you are concerned that the painted hull will effect re-sale (which it will), then "peel off" 25 $100 bills and tell him/her that is your best offer. I bet you get it!

Good luck and let us know how it works out for you.

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