Would you buy this boat for $200.00?

Discussion in 'Boating' started by okie catfishen, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. okie catfishen

    okie catfishen New Member

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    I have a friend that wants to get rid of this boat so he will have a place to park his new one. He bought it for $1000.00 and planded on rebuilding it but never got around to it in 3 years, but he left it uncovered everything but the motor and the floor rotted out. The motor will run but will not stay running because it has set for so long. It is a 17' Baretta Super Sport with a 4 cyld. volvo inboard motor. There is a few scratches on the outside but no holes or dints. I was thinking of making it into a fishing boat? Let me know what you think.

    Keith,
    Newcastle, Ok
     

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  2. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    heck yeah its worth that
     

  3. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

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    heck yeah, a little tlc and your good as new
     
  4. shotdemducks

    shotdemducks New Member

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    check it over real good, and I would check on parts in your area for the motor as far as cost. After I did research and thought I had time to rebuild it, seems like a fair price. The trailer is worth at least $100 bucks I would say.JMO
     
  5. navigator

    navigator New Member

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    like the duckhunter said, the trailer might be worth $200. One thing to keep in mind is how much time/money you have to spend.

    If it will cost you 1,000-1,500 to get it like you want it could you get another boat you like for the similar $$$$
     
  6. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    if you got an inside place to work on it and plenty of patience it looks like itd be a worthwhile project.:big_smile:
     
  7. GoFish_Tony

    GoFish_Tony New Member

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    Looks pretty good from 20 feet away. Trailer is for sure worth $200.

    As for the boat... The weather was NOT kind to that poor boat. With the floors being that rotton I would worry about more structural damage that may not be so obvious. With that being an I/O I would be concerned that the stringers might by soft. Even if they are incapsolated in fiberglass they can still rot out. That can lead to all kinds of problems, including keeping the motor where it belongs... in the boat!

    Just my $.02 worth. If you decide to make a project out of it, then PLEASE take lots of pictures and keep us informed.

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  8. Mr.T

    Mr.T New Member

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    How much money do you have to throw away? If you have enough, you might get that boat into usable condition some day. If you run out of money, you'll have a half-rebuilt boat that's worth about $500 no matter how much you've spent on it.

    You couldn't give that boat to me. Even if I was looking for a "project" boat.
     
  9. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    uh yeah i would take that
     
  10. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    columbus, Ohio
    i thinkt hat the boat is worth it but just make sure you have the money and the time to spend on it. i have a boat in that condition and had the same plan and it's still sitting. waitting on money to put into it. it's going to take a bit to get it into running order not alone the condition of the boat it's self. some one said earlier that the runners under the deck could be bad and i have that problem with mine right now. i think that all i did was buy someone elses headake. i would not buy that boat.
     
  11. micus

    micus New Member

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    If you are willing to put the sweat equity into it--go for it!:lol:
     
  12. bigredsbbq

    bigredsbbq New Member

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    looks like alot of work and money to me sorry just my opinion
     
  13. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    I think it'd work out just fine. Have the motor straightened out, gut the whole thing dwon to the stringers (amke sure they haven't rotted out - hopefully, they will not be wood - fi so you'll have to replace them too: doable, but a bit more work) and glass in a new deck. Mount some rod holders and put in a livewell and go fishin!
     
  14. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Mr. T is right on it. The $$ you pay for it will soon be forgotten as the cost to rebuild it climbs and as he says, no matter how much you have in it it'll only be worth what you can get for it. I am a big believer in hard work equals results but no amount of "sweat equity" will offset the dollars needed to restore it.
    Marine grade supplies are expensive and there is no point doing half a job. Even if you plan to sell it when it's done you wouldn't want it on your consience that someone is out in a boat you know had compromises made in it's rebuild.
    I have been through this exercise and a boat I had $7,000 in I ended up selling for $1,000. Everything is do-able but some things are better left alone unless you are totally committed.
    You may end up with something to be proud of but you will never get your money back out of it if you do it right.
    If you go ahead with it I wish you good luck...W
     
  15. carpet1

    carpet1 New Member

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    its worth 200 I would buy it
     
  16. trnsmsn

    trnsmsn New Member

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    I'm With Both Of Ya, Steer Clear Of It. You'll Have More $$ In It Than It's Worth BEFORE You're Finished. JMHO But I'll Bet On It
     
  17. three_rivers

    three_rivers New Member

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    Whoa fellas, i see a boat that he may have 500 in if he puts down some plywood for a couple years use. Mines eating that much every two months and if he gets two years out of it i'd say that would be a good investment. My question would be do you have a boat? If not the trailer is worth that.......
     
  18. chattycatty

    chattycatty New Member

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    Probably worth $200! If you have the time, money and patience to invest, I say go for it!
     
  19. gardengrz

    gardengrz New Member

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    I THINK THE MAIN CONCERN WOULD BE WHAT KIND OF SHAPE THE OUTDRIVE IS IN. THATS WHAT WILL HURT YOU IF ITS BAD.:roll_eyes:
     
  20. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Boat, motor trailer = $ 200.00
    Floor & stringers = $1000.00
    Labor = FREE

    sell in two years at 1200.00 = loss on cost of labor
    sell in two years at 1500.00 = recoup labor of $300.00
    sell in two years at 2000.00 = break even on labor (all most)
    Use of boat for 1 to 1 1/2 years means your way ahead of the cost.

    fix it up right where it will last another 8 or 10 years and your way, way ahead of the cost. Every year boats are more expensive. You buy used boats now for what I paid for a brand new 19' deep V with an 85 HP Evinrude and dilly tilt trailer in '78 (about $4,200). But when you get right down to it, you have to go by your gut feelings.