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averagename
06-03-2014, 04:53 PM
Unfortunately the engine failed on my 1994 Maristar last Fall and with a new born baby, my lack of technical skills, and a tight budget I'm considering selling the boat. No problems with the hull. Only two summers on the manifolds and risers, has tower and tower speakers.

What do you think it's worth?

-Dave

Jerseydave
06-03-2014, 05:39 PM
Which engine is in it? Can you describe what you mean by "engine failed?"

Was it ever used in salt water? Do you have a trailer? If so, what make?

Pictures would help.....might be a nice project boat for somebody.

Or keep it, repower and use it more when the little tyke gets bigger.

Roman
06-03-2014, 05:45 PM
From what Ive seen and missed around me, I wouldn't be offering much more than 5, maybe 6 depending on the condition.

Word of caution, I usually come in low (but with cash).

Jeff d
06-03-2014, 06:09 PM
Is it not a 225 VRS? I'm not familiar with the LSV.

If it's the 225 VRS they aren't exactly highly sought after boats other than the fact that they are indeed V-Drive. It's more comparable to a 21' boat due to the integrated swim platform.

Unless the interior, hull and trailer are absolutely pristine I personally would probably come in even lower than Roman. A new/rebuilt engine would be in the neighborhood of $2,500 plus a lot of DIY man hours. I don't work for free to break even vs. the normal retail price though. If I was going to take on a project like that I'd want to be handsomely compensated relative to relative to retail with a big cushion to cover all of the minor odds and ends that come into play on a project plus potentially major unknowns such a bad transmission.

Aric'sX15
06-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Yeah pics!

Bouyhead
06-03-2014, 09:30 PM
Unfortunately the engine failed on my 1994 Maristar last Fall and with a new born baby, my lack of technical skills, and a tight budget I'm considering selling the boat. No problems with the hull. Only two summers on the manifolds and risers, has tower and tower speakers.

What do you think it's worth?

-Dave

PM sent.

drschemel
06-04-2014, 11:05 AM
per his older posts, it is a 350 motor, and a mechanic told him is was "hydrolocked". The boat has spent it's entire life in salt water and has significant corrosion. Good luck. A salvage sale is going to be painful but sounds necessary

Theomedic
06-04-2014, 10:25 PM
Worst case scenario you could always donate it for the tax deduction?

averagename
06-05-2014, 10:56 AM
I have uploaded photos as requested.

The engine hydrolocked, I had a couple mechanics confirm this was the case. It was the original engine and had been giving me trouble since I purchased the boat 3 years ago. It was run on salt water its entire life but while I had it it was trailered and fresh water flushed each day it was used.

DAMN IT! The photos are upside down! I'll rotate in a few.

averagename
06-05-2014, 01:19 PM
Ok, this time I've submitted the photos right side up...

averagename
06-05-2014, 01:53 PM
Which engine is in it? Can you describe what you mean by "engine failed?"

Was it ever used in salt water? Do you have a trailer? If so, what make?

Pictures would help.....might be a nice project boat for somebody.

Or keep it, repower and use it more when the little tyke gets bigger.

Engine Hydrolocked early fall 2013. Two different mechanics couldn't get her to move.
It's a fuel injected indmar 350.

It was used in salt water its entire life. I only trailered it and flushed the engine daily. It has a mastercraft trailer.

I have included photos on the thread.

Unfortunately, I don't have the time or knowledge to repower myself and to have someone else do it I'm looking at somewhere between 7-12K to have it done for me and that's a hard sell to my wife.

averagename
06-05-2014, 01:57 PM
From what Ive seen and missed around me, I wouldn't be offering much more than 5, maybe 6 depending on the condition.

Word of caution, I usually come in low (but with cash).

Would you be interested? The boat is in Long Island.

averagename
06-05-2014, 02:01 PM
Is it not a 225 VRS? I'm not familiar with the LSV.

If it's the 225 VRS they aren't exactly highly sought after boats other than the fact that they are indeed V-Drive. It's more comparable to a 21' boat due to the integrated swim platform.

Unless the interior, hull and trailer are absolutely pristine I personally would probably come in even lower than Roman. A new/rebuilt engine would be in the neighborhood of $2,500 plus a lot of DIY man hours. I don't work for free to break even vs. the normal retail price though. If I was going to take on a project like that I'd want to be handsomely compensated relative to relative to retail with a big cushion to cover all of the minor odds and ends that come into play on a project plus potentially major unknowns such a bad transmission.

I think you're right, sorry for the typo. I was hesitant about the built in platform but I actually like it. It's super durable and doesn't take much to maintain.

I'm weighing the options and coming up with similar obstacles. I work full time in NYC, have an infant at home and the boat lives at my dad's place in Long Island. The only option for me is to pay someone else to take care of it and I'm not sure the economics work.

That said, this may be a great purchase for someone who knows what they're doing and not scared of a project. I'm just not sure how much it would be worth to someone.

averagename
06-05-2014, 02:04 PM
per his older posts, it is a 350 motor, and a mechanic told him is was "hydrolocked". The boat has spent it's entire life in salt water and has significant corrosion. Good luck. A salvage sale is going to be painful but sounds necessary

I am indeed in pain. I love wakeboarding and wakesurfing so much and this boat is breaking my heart.

Roman
06-06-2014, 02:04 PM
After you said it was in salt water, I retract my statement. I assumed freshwater. I wouldn't really touch it.

There are going to be fasteners that wont come undone and will be rusted to all hell. There could also be and most likely will be electrical gremlins that will result from salt water life. These are not issues I would want to mess with.

Best of luck.

Bouyhead
06-06-2014, 02:11 PM
Dave, I sent you a PM (private message) twice, maybe you missed them. When you log on look in the upper right hand corner for private messages. i'm interested and would like to come look at the boat.

Mike

Hammer
06-06-2014, 02:30 PM
My brother is looking for something like this. Send me your number or you can email me at boothambuilders@gmail.com

Aric'sX15
06-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Electrical gremlins from salt water? Maybe if it sunk in salt.

Roman
06-06-2014, 05:07 PM
Electrical gremlins from salt water? Maybe if it sunk in salt.

I have no experience in this, just thinking a loud. I would assume though you would drip into the boat, and take water over the bow/sides from time to time. It happens. Also the air carries salt in it I know for a fact. Forget to plug the drain hole once....let the water get real high before noticing. All these are a possibility for sources of corrosion.