new boat

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by smokey869, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. smokey869

    smokey869 New Member

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    well i found a boat on craigs list back in sept, was a 17ft 6 inch grady whie bow rider, other than the frt bow seats and carpet all in good shape except motor is no good, is setting on a tee nee trailer that is galvonized with tandem axles and suge brakes that work great, well i bought the boat for $500 and have used it a few times with small 9.9 i took off the pontoon boat, been hunting for a larger motor and found one last weekend, had to buy another boat to get it, but got a 1980 evinrude 115 hp in very good shape, runs good and another 16 ft boat and trailer for $500, my one fishen buddy already got the boat and trailer from me and we just got the 115 installed and running, hope for a nice day here in the next week or so to go and try it out:wink:, should be great for catfishing out of, lots of room and the 115 horse should make the wife happy on vaca when she wants to go skiing lol, all in all a real nice boat trailer and motor for a minimal amount, im going to redo the seats and carpet either this winter or spring:smile2:
     
  2. rrssmith

    rrssmith New Member

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    sounds like ya got a good deal on that boat!!!
     

  3. ec43146

    ec43146 New Member

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    Congrats, wish you much success in your new boat
     
  4. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    You got a good deal and with winter coming on a great project to keep busy with while thinking about fishing!
     
  5. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Congrats and enjoy yournew boat:smile2:
     
  6. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    sounds like a real nice project, congrats and let us know how it works out.
     
  7. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    Sounds like you got a good deal good luck with your new boat
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Enjoy your complete ride. It takes time to get everything just the way you want it. Sounds like you did well and saved a lot of bucks.
     
  9. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    sounds like a good deal, keep us posted, good luck in your future fishing adventures,
     
  10. 72hdflh

    72hdflh New Member

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    Congrats on the boat, sounds like a good deal. Post some pics of your progress in fixing it up.
     
  11. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Great find on the boat and the motor! Congrats Smokey!