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'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 04:48 PM
I'm considering selling my 1982 Stars and Stripes Mastercraft boat and I'm not sure what a fair price for it would be. The interior was redone about 5 years ago as well as a paint job on the exterior. It is not flawless, but still looks good. I also have a 2005 Mastercraft trailer for the boat. There are about 1180 hours on the boat. (I honesty don't know the exact number, but it's around this number.) I haven't used this boat in two years but it was so much fun when I did use it. Can you help me price it? Thanks so much.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
03-29-2014, 04:59 PM
I'm considering selling my 1982 Stars and Stripes Mastercraft boat and I'm not sure what a fair price for it would be. The interior was redone about 5 years ago as well as a paint job on the exterior. It is not flawless, but still looks good. I also have a 2005 Mastercraft trailer for the boat. There are about 1180 hours on the boat. (I honesty don't know the exact number, but it's around this number.) I haven't used this boat in two years but it was so much fun when I did use it. Can you help me price it? Thanks so much.

without knowing what options are on this vessel, NADA is $5220 for average condition. $5500 for a quick sale all the way to $7500 if you hold out for "the right buyer". :twocents:

Cloaked
03-29-2014, 05:49 PM
........... as well as a paint job on the exterior..........You painted the hull? I know what this says, but if it is painted that becomes a detriment to some buyers.

An 82 with 1200 hours and a painted hull... $4000 tops ............

A few photos of the merchandise??? Trailer may or may not fit the hull.... 2005 VS 1982.

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mikeg205
03-29-2014, 05:59 PM
a paint job will really decrease the value.... $4K might be on the high side - let's get some more input.

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 06:16 PM
Thank you, James for your response! Those numbers are quite varying! I want this boat to have a good home, but I don't want to get ripped off either! The boat is pretty much stock. I do have the original ski pole that came with the boat and extra vinyl Mastercraft letters that were applied to the exterior of the boat. I've also replaced the steering wheel. but I'm sure that doesn't add much value. I have a lot to consider.

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 06:32 PM
https://picasaweb.google.com/109090605827172177106/March292014

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 06:34 PM
https://picasaweb.google.com/109090605827172177106/March292014

mikeg205
03-29-2014, 06:36 PM
photos not showing.

Cloaked
03-29-2014, 06:39 PM
Thank you, James for your response! Those numbers are quite varying! I want this boat to have a good home, but I don't want to get ripped off either! The boat is pretty much stock. I do have the original ski pole that came with the boat and extra vinyl Mastercraft letters that were applied to the exterior of the boat. I've also replaced the steering wheel. but I'm sure that doesn't add much value. I have a lot to consider.you're welcome......

did you paint the boat or not? :rolleyes::rolleyes:

Your link is dead.....

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'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 06:40 PM
photos not showing.
https://picasaweb.google.com/109090605827172177106/March292014

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 06:40 PM
Photos should show now

Cloaked
03-29-2014, 06:42 PM
https://picasaweb.google.com/109090605827172177106/March292014
dead link again.............any paint?..............lol......

Is this you Aric?

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'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 06:46 PM
Boat was painted by a body shop from the original owner. From a purist point of view, the boat has been altered from the weathered, faded, worn out look. From a real person, the boat looks shiny and water reflective. Hope both get the picture.

TN Skier
03-29-2014, 06:46 PM
I am on the edge of my seat with anticipation...

...What is the deal on the hull? Painted - Is it is or is it ain't?!?

mikeg205
03-29-2014, 06:48 PM
boat looks awesome... if drive train good - could fetch $7500 this time of year...

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 06:50 PM
I've made the album public. I'm not sure why it's not showing up. Help?

Cloaked
03-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Boat was painted by a body shop from the original owner. From a purist point of view, the boat has been altered from the weathered, faded, worn out look. From a real person, the boat looks shiny and water reflective. Hope both get the picture.Not to be a smart a$$ but for the real person, one would have sanded and buffed out the original gel coat for the purist result..... get the picture?

Back to your original question... $2,800.............
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'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 06:52 PM
The boat drives awesomely! It pulls me out of the hole on a slalom in a heartbeat!

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Sure, Cloaked. I understand your response. I can only say that I know that a person from a body shop painted the boat. I bought it that way. I can only assume that they primed and painted the boat in a most loved way. I was most impressed and it's still looking as good today as when I bought it 4 years ago. Someone will enjoy this boat.

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 07:00 PM
Not to be a smart a$$ but for the real person, one would have sanded and buffed out the original gel coat for the purist result..... get the picture?

Back to your original question... $2,800.............
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I'd burn the boat before I'd accept that for it.... Really?

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03-29-2014, 07:08 PM
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boat looks awesome... if drive train good - could fetch $7500 this time of year...
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Thanks! It really is a great boat. I just want to make sure that I don't get shafted on selling it.

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 07:19 PM
Thank you, gentlemen, for your responses. I will consider this in my final price.

soacj
03-29-2014, 07:20 PM
That flake sure doesn't look painted to me...

OP, you're going to get some far flung estimates on value until you have someone determine what was done to that hull...Paint (no bueno), new gelcoat (maybe good), or just a simple wetsand/buff job (probably best.)

Good luck with your sale.

Jerseydave
03-29-2014, 07:36 PM
That flake sure doesn't look painted to me...

OP, you're going to get some far flung estimates on value until you have someone determine what was done to that hull...Paint (no bueno), new gelcoat (maybe good), or just a simple wetsand/buff job (probably best.)

Good luck with your sale.

I agree with soacj......pics look great.
If that's indeed gelcoat and not paint, very desirable. $5-$6K or more.
Get a marine survey done first so that you know what to price it at and the next buyer can see that survey which should show everything they need to know. A surveyor can tell you if it has been painted or re-gelcoated.

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 07:40 PM
I agree with soacj......pics look great.
If that's indeed gelcoat and not paint, very desirable. $5-$6K or more.
Get a marine survey done first so that you know what to price it at and the next buyer can see that survey which should show everything they need to know. A surveyor can tell you if it has been painted or re-gelcoated.
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scott023
03-29-2014, 07:45 PM
Boat looks great in the pics, and like others have said, doesn't look like paint. The flake looks awesome.

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Thanks, Scott and all, it looks great! I've put in a message to the last owner. I'm hoping he will respond. So I'm guessing gel coating makes a difference? Mastercraft excellence means a lot to me and I will disclose all processes to represent a true product.

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 08:34 PM
I don't burn boats. LOL I want to sell it! That was a quick response to a ridiculous quote and reply. Really? #itsallgood

VP46
03-29-2014, 08:44 PM
looks like gel to me!

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yI6UhONdsFk/UzdJgkXnm8I/AAAAAAAAACY/RoopEEJ-5bo/s640/P2085320.jpg

Jerseydave
03-29-2014, 08:47 PM
Where does one get a "marine survey?"[/QUOTE]

Look up marine surveyors on the web or yellow pages

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 09:29 PM
"I sprayed a blue candy over the metal flake then cleared it. There was no priming or sealing. The swim deck was bed lined and painted over." Quote from the original owner.

madcityskier
03-29-2014, 09:45 PM
Is that boom mounted by a bolt through a hole drilled in the pylon? .

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 10:13 PM
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Is that boom mounted by a bolt through a hole drilled in the pylon? .
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The original boom mount stands compromised. Anything else?

'82S&Sgal
03-29-2014, 10:14 PM
Uncompromised! Oops.