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Jessielove posted 05-19-2009 06:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for Jessielove   Send Email to Jessielove  
Something doesn't look right to me on this, but I can't put my finger on it. Any ideas?

Saw this on E-bay; my dad is interested and was thinking of watching it, possibly bidding. Thought I would run it by you revenge experts and pass on your comments to him.

Thanks in advance.

Sheila posted 05-19-2009 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
I'm hardly an expert. The bow rail isn't what I was expecting to see. I'm not sure if the windshield looks right to me. And the companionway and console doors aren't correct.
Ritzyrags posted 05-19-2009 08:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ritzyrags  Send Email to Ritzyrags     
http:/ / cgi. ebay. com/ ebaymotors/ 1977-Boston-Whaler-NO-RESERVE_W0QQi temZ170333681963QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFishing_Boats?hash=item27a8adb92b& _t rksid=p4506. c0. m245& _trkparms=72%3A317%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A131 8
Tom W Clark posted 05-19-2009 09:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
It's (almost) all there, original bow rail, windshield, doors, etc. The seats are obviously not original nor is the rub rail but other than that it is just the boot stripe, topside stripe and unfortunate bottom paint color that make it look odd.

It will probably sell for $5k-$8k.

sraab928 posted 05-20-2009 06:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for sraab928  Send Email to sraab928     
He also has it on craigslist for $5500.00

HAPPYJIM posted 05-20-2009 07:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
I'll bet that if you went down there with 47 100 dollar bills in hand that you could drive it back to NY after a test drive. That's not a bad looking boat. The 120hp is a little small(rated for 200hp) but would push her along just fine. The trailer is ready for the trip.
Tohsgib posted 05-20-2009 11:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
Tis true Sheila you are not an expert. Everything is original except what Tom pointed out and even the rubrail might just be a newer HD version but who knows.
andygere posted 05-20-2009 11:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Not a bad $4-5k boat/motor/trailer package. The trailer is worth $2k alone, and the boat is largely unadulterated, with none of the usual stuff missing (ladder, bulkhead doors, etc.). For that price, I could even live with the blue bottom paint!
Sheila posted 05-20-2009 05:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
Agreed, Nick...

....and Tom provided the correction with such tact :)

Jessielove posted 05-24-2009 10:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jessielove  Send Email to Jessielove     
My dad decided not to bid. He felt a trip to pick it up would have been too much for him at his age. Winning bid was $3849. Anyone here get it?
andygere posted 05-26-2009 12:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Pretty good deal, complete boat, newer trailer less than $4k.
Jessielove posted 05-26-2009 01:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jessielove  Send Email to Jessielove     
I would think this time last year a boat like this would have gone for nearly twice what it sold for. I think this shows just how poorly the entire boating industry is at the moment.

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