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boatsalltheway posted 07-28-2008 12:28 AM ET (US)   Profile for boatsalltheway   Send Email to boatsalltheway  
I have a friend who is anxious to get a new boat and found a 1983 Outrage 20 near him in Portland. He is asking my advise on whether the price is right and wants to show it to me. The owner is asking $6700. So far I have only seen photos of the boat, but it looks to be in good condition and all original (except for blue bottom paint). It has a newer galvanized single axle trailer under it in great condition. The boat has a newer Garmin GPS and a newer VHF radio, new dual batteries, and a stereo. It has all new wiring. It also has the bow rail and the optional bow-storage option as shown on the reference page on this site. Now for the bad: It has a 150 hp Evinrude motor that is not currently running. The owner has no idea what is wrong with it so it may be something simple or something complicated. I told my friend that we could get an idea on how big the problem is by performing a compression check. If it has good compression, does $6700 seem like a fair price? Your help is appreciated.
Eggman posted 07-28-2008 08:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Eggman  Send Email to Eggman     
Hello boatsalltheway, I recently also purchased a 1983 V20 Outrage early this spring in Rhode Island. My purchase included boat, running original 1983 Johnson 175 motor, and Cox superloader trailer. No Electronics and had the same blue bottom paint. I had to rebuild all 3 Carbs and both fuel pumps, including all of the original fuel lines. I bought the boat thinking that I was going to have to repower and was lucky enough to have a strong running engine that hopefully will get me through a couple of seasons. I also had to put all new wiring and lights and new rubber on the trailer. Now to my point !! I purchased this package for $6000 and thought and still think it was a great deal. I shopped around for the same boat and couldn't find one in my area for less than $9500 with an older outboard. BUT I have put an additional $4000 into her without a new motor doing all the work myself. . Would I do it again??? ABSOLUTELY !!! I'ts all about what your friend wants to do and how much he wants to spend. There are a lot of little things that will need to be done or he will want to get done that add up $$$$ Good Luck !! I think it's a great price. EggMan from Mass

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