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pq2
06-29-2006, 05:38 PM
im thinking on buying an old MC hull (1980 or 1981), the motor is gone. the hull is in great shape, basically i will have to put a new motor on it. Do any of you know how much a new motor will cost????
how much should i pay for the hull????

:confused:

east tx skier
06-29-2006, 05:41 PM
Depends on the motor, but I'd guess a few thousand for a marinized, carb'd Ford. What about the transmission, shaft, prop and rudder?

DemolitionMan
06-29-2006, 05:42 PM
look up skidim.com they have all the old motor parts for those old boats.

G-man
06-29-2006, 05:43 PM
Check out the flooring and stringers for wood rot. It should be easy to do without an engine in it.

sanjuan23
06-29-2006, 05:44 PM
Should cost really be considered when thinking about putting another horse in the stable? ;)

pq2
06-29-2006, 05:51 PM
im sorry, the boat has a motor but i believe its done, i was wondering if it was easier to get a new one, once we rebuilt the motor of our other ski boat and at the end came more expensive than a new one. Here in mexico its not easy to find the right parts, i will see the boat tomorrow and i will take some pics, also i will take a mechanic with me to check how the motor really is.

Thanks for the tips, i will check the flooring.

This was the boat of a friend and he told me that they dont want it anymore, so maybe i can get the hull for 500 usd. I dont want to see that boat going to the trash.

pq2
06-29-2006, 05:53 PM
Depends on the motor, but I'd guess a few thousand for a marinized, carb'd Ford. What about the transmission, shaft, prop and rudder?

the transmission its done also (i believe), the shaft, the prop and the rudder are in well shape. The boat has been for the last 10 years in a warehouse.

86Craft
06-29-2006, 10:50 PM
Cancun? What about salt? Check those stringers for sure.

richardsoncd
06-30-2006, 01:31 AM
the transmission its done also (i believe), the shaft, the prop and the rudder are in well shape. The boat has been for the last 10 years in a warehouse.
It was mentioned earlier to check out skidim.....if you go to www.skidim.com you can order both transmissions and engines from them, or give them a call....they have great customer service.

ski_king
06-30-2006, 07:23 AM
There are places to get the transmission bebuilt also.

6ballsisall
06-30-2006, 08:09 AM
There are places to get the transmission bebuilt also.


Yep

www.fantasticfinishmarine.com

pq2
06-30-2006, 02:36 PM
thanks for all the info, what would you think should i offer for the boat?

im gonna take the pics today so you will see it.

6ballsisall
06-30-2006, 02:37 PM
thanks for all the info, what would you think should i offer for the boat?

im gonna take the pics today so you will see it.

Pics first my friend........

Thrall
06-30-2006, 03:26 PM
Think about all the work you will have to put into it. After adding all that up, remember that whoever's selling it obviously isn't too attached to the boat if it's gotten into that bad of a state of disrepair, and what's the market for 25 yr old ski boats that don't run, in Mexico where it's hard to get parts ??
I'd say $500 tops

6ballsisall
06-30-2006, 03:34 PM
I rebuilt an 86' that was a nightmare. I thought I got a deal and it was running for $2500. Would I do it again????? HEL& NO!!

DemolitionMan
06-30-2006, 05:48 PM
I Have 16,000 Total In My 1978 But I Went Alittle Over Board. Roush Head, Aluminum Intake, Je Pistons, Balanced Crank, New Carb, Msd Ignition, And Its A Full Roller Motor. Then We Rebuilt The Transmission. But Its Paid For And We Did The Whole Boat In 13 Months Working On It In The Evenings. We Put A New Floor And Stringers In It. Stars And Stripes Always Get A Lot Of Looks On The Water. And If You Want A Master Craft That Want Put A Dent In Your Wallet That Bad Thats The Way To Go.

pq2
06-30-2006, 06:24 PM
thats why i tought that maybe could be a better idea to put a new motor, maybe new transmission, and wile that arrives i can work on the hull. I was thinking to offer 500 usd for the hull and the trailer.