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slogeman 02-09-2013 01:23 PM

1997 prostar 205
 
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97 prostar 205 Forrest Green Asking $12,500
new vinyl, titan tower w/ bimini and racks, WB perfect pass, barefoot/trainer pylon, 750 lb fat sack, 800lbs of leadfoot ballast, bean bag back seat, professionaly serviced, custom cover, 840 hours...trailer in good shape, radial tires + spare, mechanically sound....Gel coat could use buffing and polishing....404-375-9950

Double D 02-09-2013 01:33 PM

Confused... Did you do that to the outside? Looks like it needs some help.

slogeman 02-09-2013 01:43 PM

didn't do it...just has been in the Georgia Sun....

madcityskier 02-09-2013 02:00 PM

Beyond the fading, I think the question is the paint. Might want to clean up the interior, throw in the back seat and take some new pics. These make your boat look fairly distressed.

petermegan 02-09-2013 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by madcityskier (Post 907890)
Beyond the fading, I think the question is the paint. Might want to clean up the interior, throw in the back seat and take some new pics. These make your boat look fairly distressed.

*2. Not in the market but you really need to clean that up before you post photos on here. When you market a boat in that condition it sends a message to prospective buyers that it is a workhorse and certainly a long way from meticulously maintained. Whilst maybe completely honest in the description it needs the gel sanded, buffed, maybe new decals, steam clean the carpet and a general tidy up if you want to get good money for it. Not trying to offend but my .02c. Have fun.

Table Rocker 02-09-2013 04:05 PM

Personally, I think the price of $12,500 is a fair price for a boat in this condition. Sure, the owner could clean it up and get more for it, but for a '97 with PerfectPass, a tower, a boom, ballast, good vinyl, etc. I think the price makes it desirable. Provided it checks out mechanically, I think someone could be very happy with a deal like this.

JohnE 02-09-2013 04:18 PM

Maybe it's just a boat that has been used hard and the price reflects condition. What's the big deal?

Table Rocker 02-09-2013 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnE (Post 907904)
Maybe it's just a boat that has been used hard and the price reflects condition. What's the big deal?

That's the way I see it. If he polished it out and was asking $17,000 for it, would it be better?

petermegan 02-09-2013 05:10 PM

I can definitely see both sides of the story here. I have just been caught before and was thinking that regardless of the price effectiveness argument a boat quite often scares people off if presented in as is condition. Just about every time I buy something that I think is a bargain and will clean up ok, I end up spending heaps on it with all the hidden problems. I do accept that this sort of deal is appealing to some however.

petermegan 02-09-2013 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Table Rocker (Post 907906)
That's the way I see it. If he polished it out and was asking $17,000 for it, would it be better?

Would be for him if it only took a couple of days work.:)


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