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Author Topic:   1986 20' REVENGE WALK THRU FOR SALE- $8900 OBO
hertzanationwide posted 04-04-2008 01:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for hertzanationwide   Send Email to hertzanationwide  

Do you gentlemen/ladies think that is a reasonable asking price for this set-up?

Also does anyone have an idea of the cost to replace a trim motor and is it something I could do fairly easy? The boat runs great but I think some of the corrosion could make some people feel uneasy. Any comments would be welcome. I have many additional pics available. Thanks, Andrew

jeffs22outrage posted 04-04-2008 02:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
Is this your boat?

That boat has been for sale for months now and I surprised it is still around if it is in good condition. I believe more telling images of the boat's condition would help.

As for a trim motor...the only reference I can give would be, it cost us $1150 to replace the trim motor on our 1984 90hp Mariner (Mercury). Not sure about Yamahas. Also the shift shafts on those 80's Yamamha Motors are known for failure from corrosion. That could be a concern as well.

hertzanationwide posted 04-04-2008 02:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for hertzanationwide  Send Email to hertzanationwide     
I first listed the boat on Jan 31st and have posted it on Craigslist several times with different degrees of interest. The boat runs great and everything works. Is there a preferred way to post pics?
sternorama posted 04-04-2008 03:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for sternorama  Send Email to sternorama     
Open a photobucket account online, put the pics in there, copy the "url" and in your posting paste the "url" between and without spaces to make it come up as a link. Good luck-practice in the meta-area if you want...
sternorama posted 04-04-2008 03:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for sternorama  Send Email to sternorama     
ugh... no good dead shall go unpunished...

In front of the pasted "url" type an opening square bracket, the three letters url, and a closing square bracket, and at the end of the "url" type another opening square bracket, a slash, and the three letters url, and a closing square bracket.

If you need help send me an email at

Someone here helped me learn this so I'll gladly return the favor.

crabby posted 04-04-2008 05:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for crabby  Send Email to crabby     
You need to realize that most folks are just coming out of the winter and the next two months are the best marketing times. In my area (LI,NY) there are a LOT of used boats on the market and it's not hard to get a lot of value for the money you are asking for your rig. Most folks will try hard to lowball you; you need to have a good constitution and play hardball with them. Try putting more images up on your CL ad, and maybe leave a little of the full honesty out of the ad copy (I'm not saying to lie, just don't expose all the less than desirable traits all the way up front). A lot of folks will think of your rig in terms of an immediate repower, adding over $14K to the price. Maybe you need to splash it so folks can actually trial it. Or maybe line up a good used trailer source for a prospective buyer.

Craigslist and ebay are your friends when seeking buyers, this website is your best reference along with WhalerCentral for information (unless you have a gem in the rough at a great price, in which case the folks here will be all over you!). I recently sold a 15 foot whaler; I advertised it here and did not get a single hit on my ad, but sold it to the first person who looked at it locally for not much under my initial asking price (needed the cash fast for a bigger project). The boat was in very good shape but I was honest about the minimal repairs I'd made; the pics made it look a lot worse than it really was. Maybe try advertising in a wider CL marketplace; only the hard-core know about the nationwide CL search engines.

Good Luck!

Tohsgib posted 04-05-2008 08:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
$1150 for a trim motor eh...what gives mack? They are less than $200 and yes you need to hang the engine off the transom but should be less than 3 hours labor.
seabob4 posted 04-05-2008 09:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for seabob4  Send Email to seabob4     
Just a real quick search shows has that trim/tilt motor for $265. I'm sure with a little more patience you can find one for less than $200. Swapping it out is a piece of cake, providing you have the means to hang the motor off the transom, as tohsgib alluded to.
fno posted 04-06-2008 10:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for fno  Send Email to fno     
So now wer'e giving advice to pracice decietful advertising practices on Jimh' site. I'm sure he'll love that.
hertzanationwide posted 04-06-2008 02:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for hertzanationwide  Send Email to hertzanationwide¤t=8867113f.pbw

Thanks for your help /advice. By hanging the engine I am assuming you mean remove it.

hertzanationwide posted 04-06-2008 02:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for hertzanationwide  Send Email to hertzanationwide     
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Thanks for your help /advice. By hanging the engine I am assuming you mean remove it.

seabob4 posted 04-06-2008 04:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for seabob4  Send Email to seabob4     
Come to think of it, you shouldn't have to remove the motor (hang it) to swap out the trim/tilt motor. Tohsgib, am I wrong? Tilt all the way up, unbolt old motor and remove leads, bolt new motor on and reterminate? If that model Yammy has some retaining bolts that are on the inside of the transom plate, than I can see where removal is necessary. But I don't think so...correct me I'm wrong. Wouldn't be the first time!
Bulldog posted 04-06-2008 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Be patient! I think your price is fine, you are asking $8900 OBO, as others have said you are coming into selling season now, fixing the trim and tilt if reasonable might be a good idea, just don't drop from $8900 as much. I have a 1987 20' Revenge with twin 70 engines, your boat looks pretty good. Try posting in Delaware and Lehigh Valley Craigs list.Posting pictures will help...Jack

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