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tcrane posted 08-13-2009 05:10 PM ET (US)   Profile for tcrane   Send Email to tcrane  
I am thinking of parting with my 1971 16' Menemsha that I purchased a few years ago and just haven't had the time to restore. I have too many boats as it is and should probably sell this one. It is a freshwater boat with no bottom paint. The hull has very minor crazing on the portside quarter, but that's it. The interior has no crazing, just a few small gelcoat cracks in the typical places. The mahogany interior is in good condition and if I were to keep it, I would refinish it all. It has the orginal interior cushions and custom mooring cover and side railing canvas dodgers. It is missing the railing around the motorwell, the marine head, and the fiberglass helm seating console. Everything else is original including the 1971 Evinrude 50hp that runs very well. The trailer is of the same vintage and does the job just fine.

So, any ideas on value?

And, anybody have an original Menemsha seating console they are looking to part with?

Here are a few pictures:

Thanks in advance for your advice/recommendations.

Jessielove posted 08-13-2009 09:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jessielove  Send Email to Jessielove     
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Menemsha69 posted 08-14-2009 06:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Menemsha69  Send Email to Menemsha69     
tcrane- As far as Menemsha value goes, BUCS bluebook value for the hull alone is $6500-6600, according to the quote I got when insuring my Menemsha. I have to qualify this by saying that my Menemsha is completely original and intact, and has been restored. Of course finding a buyer that is willing to pay that kind of money is a whole different animal! I would clean her up, strip and revarnish the wood, and then decide what you want to do. A Todd leaning post (although really pricey) would make her real functional, and conserve on deckspace. After all that, you might decide to keep her!-k
Tohsgib posted 08-14-2009 11:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
I would probably say $2500-4k depending on condition and driveability. If you can't sea trial it, closer to the $2500 mark if not less.
inksails posted 08-15-2009 08:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for inksails  Send Email to inksails     
Would love to look at your boat. Where our you located. Thanks
tcrane posted 08-15-2009 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for tcrane  Send Email to tcrane     
I am located a little north of you by about 8 hours....I'm in Union, Maine.

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