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MosslandingJoe posted 04-21-2009 08:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for MosslandingJoe   Send Email to MosslandingJoe  
Good Day all:
I have reached the point where I don't use my beloved Whaler very much any more. I bought her new in '04 when my kids were still at home. Now that they have "flown the coup" so to speak,the boat mostly sits in the garage.Now that doesn't seem right,I finally convinced myself (mostly) she should be with someone who will use her more,hhhhgghhh(heavy sigh). So now the question is how much should I try to sell her for?Hmmmm I am not a greedy man, so what do you'all think would be fair?
Oh well here are the particulars:
2004 170 Montauk
90 hp 4S carbs
fishing package+ down riggers
dual batteries and perko switch
RayMarine C-80 electronics
integrated Uniden DSC Oceanus radio
4 rail mounted rod holders
As mentioned she has always spent time off the water in my garage. I have all service records as well as installation records. There is about 300 hours on her. I have never had any of the problems mentioned on this web site with the carbs.All electronics installed by Johson-Hicks in Santa Cruz, all additional mods by the outboard motor shop. I have taken great pains to clean and preserve the original fine condition of this boat. As far as requests for photos, alas; I am somewhat of a technophobe. But I'm sure you all know what a new looking 170 looks like. Thanks in advance for any help rendered, including trying to change my mind!
chopbuster posted 04-21-2009 11:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for chopbuster  Send Email to chopbuster     
Would a $300 cash offer change your mind ?

Good luck with the sale.

48thronin posted 04-22-2009 02:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for 48thronin  Send Email to 48thronin     
It always a tough decision to let something like that go. It seems like I'm entering life where you were. Two kids w/ lots of fishing and family time. Been looking for the right whaler and learning alot on Continuous Wave. I'm in the bay area. Let me know if you decide to move foward w/ selling. Again I know its hard to let the toys go.
Aloha, Ron
TransAm posted 04-22-2009 03:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm  Send Email to TransAm     
Generally speaking, mid to upper teens. If you boat is exceptionally equipped and kept, closer to $20K to start; If it has some deferred maintenance, closer to $15K. Yours sounds like $18K +/-, at least as a starting point.
Buckda posted 04-22-2009 03:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
Also - if it is not costing you to store her in your garage, you may consider holding on to it for another year. This is a risky strategy, but right now, there is a glut of used boats on the market at cut-rate prices. Guys are abandoning their boats at marinas. This is the absolute WORST time to try to sell for reasonable value.

Not to say that there aren't reasonable buyers out there, but they can afford to be VERY picky right now and bargain aggressively.

Just a thought.

The risk, of course, is that the market conditions will only get worse and you will have to discount even further to unload it. I happen to be an optimist and think in the next year we'll begin to see traction and begin the long uphill climb...

froberts posted 04-26-2009 03:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for froberts  Send Email to froberts     
I bought a 04 (like Yours) last june in the south east and paided 14,500. I saw 3 others last year about the same price. I would wait a couple of years to let the market come back around plus use the boat.

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