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is this worth it???
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posted 10-12-2008 09:44 PM ET (US)
looking for a project boat, something i can fix up over time and teach my self on.
This is a 1977 17'. Motor is old but runs, a 70hp johnson, no trim/tilt. I looked at the hull, it is beat up but seems solid throughout. There is an area on the front corner under the rubrail that needs fiberglass work done because it hit a dock pretty hard.
Any opinions....there asking $1500.
posted 10-12-2008 10:04 PM ET (US)
posted 10-13-2008 02:17 AM ET (US)
Probably. I think I would have bit on this one at the start of my Whaler madness. If the motor seems to be reliable enough to suit you, it should be a great find. I would spend a bit of time thinking about the condition of the hull under the paint. Dave
posted 10-13-2008 11:29 AM ET (US)
The boat is not a 1977 nor a 17' hull. The boat is at least a 1974 or older 16' hull as it does not have the smirked bow. While not in great shape it is a pretty fair deal for the package as a project boat. Just make sure the floor is solid and the hull is not holding lots of water. If it checks out it could be something worth purchasing.
posted 10-13-2008 08:42 PM ET (US)
looked at the boat today and was ready to take it but upon further inspection it is a 1972 16'. Wouldnt say its a deal breaker but def. a second thought as i really wanted the 17 model.
posted 10-13-2008 09:23 PM ET (US)
Sounds like potential for a money pit. Are you in a rush to buy something quickly? If not, keep shopping. Good Luck!
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