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1983 Montauk, 95%, Hull only value?
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posted 11-13-2008 02:20 PM ET (US)
I'll keep this short and sweet, what's the value of a 1983 Montauk in 95% condition, no spider cracks, stock condition, (but is bottom painted), hull only, trailer included?
posted 11-13-2008 03:16 PM ET (US)
In Southern New England, if it's really mint condition except for bottom paint and the trailer is fairly new and usable, I would place the value at $5500, if you are willing to wait a while for the right buyer. Not everyone is going to want to put a new engine on.
posted 11-13-2008 05:02 PM ET (US)
Personally I think 5500 is a bit high, espechally in todays market and being the end of the season.......
posted 11-13-2008 08:38 PM ET (US)
Photos would help, and quality of trailer would be a consideration.Are there controls on the boat?
posted 11-14-2008 10:44 AM ET (US)
Yeah, that's about what I was thinking too. I'm not gonna let her go just yet, but I just thought I would check the consensus in case I need to in the near future.
posted 11-14-2008 10:51 AM ET (US)
By hull only do you mean that there is no console or RPS?
posted 11-14-2008 02:13 PM ET (US)
No, I mean she's in 95% stock original condition, clean, original wood, RPS, everything. 100% if you count the motor, which is the problem. It might even be fixable but its fixable for more than I am willing to invest in a 25 year old Johnson, and repowering is just too expensive given current conditions.
I probably will not sell it, but every now and then getting a little shot of cash is tempting, and she has been a lawn ornament for a year now. I was feeling a little sour on things in general yesterday when I posted this and just wanted to get some feedback from fellow CW'ers about what it might be worth in its current unusable state.
posted 11-14-2008 10:29 PM ET (US)
Don't do it. Clean out your garage/attic/basement- you would not believe the things I have sold on Craigslist.
List several things at once, keep a list of what you have listed, use your mobile # and carry your list with you. Schedule appts. I have unloaded things I have not used in years, freed up storage space and made a little $$$ as well.
I am in your predicament, sell or repower. I am holding on.
posted 11-21-2008 06:45 PM ET (US)
Both good cheap repowers to get the boat going again, the 70 has been for sale for awhile and they would probably take less. The 90 would look great on a montauk.
posted 11-21-2008 11:05 PM ET (US)
The seller of the 70 Johnson just reposted it for $895 guess they want it sold it looks clean inside and out.
posted 11-22-2008 07:31 AM ET (US)
I have my '83 Montauk up for sale in good overall condition with a fine running '86 Merc. I can't believe the amount of emails I get from people offering less than half of what I'm asking for it and they haven't even seen it.
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