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CC2MC 07-30-2013 08:24 PM

2001 205v $11,500
Well this beauty is what I have officially turned down this past weekend. It would be a great boat for someone wanting a boat for cheap but it would need too much IMO to get it up to par. It has the standard engine with 505 hrs and has not been registered since 2007. The upholstery needs to be replaced but it could make it another season or two depending on how picky you are. The prop needs to be reworked, speakers replaced, new steering cable, new pitot tube for port speedometer, a couple of cup holders replaced, all gas shock replaced for hatches and probably a new rub rail. Now for the bad part. The hull is damaged on the bottom and I got an estimate from a local fiberglass repair shop to repair those spots as well as fix any other chips or marks from the fork lift putting in and out. He quoted me about $1500. If that was the only damage I would have probably bought it but upon further inspection, there were several spots where you could tell had hit the dock hard enough to crack the gel coat. On the starboard side, there were spider cracks at least three feet long, which in itself was enough for me to say no thanks. Anyway, I have several pics so if anyone wants more, just pm me their email address and I can send you all you want. Oh, and it does not come with a trailer, ballast or perfect pass. Let me know if you have any other questions as it seems that I now know more than the owner, listed below.

Mike Woods

CC2MC 07-30-2013 08:46 PM

More Pics: The last pic shows part of the 3' of spider cracks in the gel on the stbd side.

scott023 07-31-2013 11:49 AM

That's rough.

JMLVMI 07-31-2013 12:10 PM

Such a shame that people can neglect their things like this, especially these boats.

CC2MC 07-31-2013 01:33 PM

Unfortunately, more times than not, there are so many "boaters" out there that just don't have the same appreciation for boats as most on this forum, no matter what kind of boat they own. They simply buy a boat and are on their merry way. There is no formal training on what to do now that you are a boat owner. Sure it comes with a manual and it says some basic things, but how many people even read that? I think if I had a dealership, I would offer a class on some boating basics so at least the customer would be more aware of how to operate and treat a boat. At least do that for the first time boat owners, but there are way too many current boat owners too that could use a good class. They offer something similar for motorcycles and you get a discount on insurance after taking the class. Why not the same thing for boats? My wife tells me that I am anal when it comes to my vehicles, especially my boat, so maybe it is just me that thinks this way, but I doubt it.

BWB-745- 07-31-2013 07:16 PM

Given there are a lot of repairs needed, how much would a new prop and steering cable run in addition to the 1500+/- for the fiber glass? I think someone looking for a budget boat would be able to get this thing up and running for around 13,000 if they would take 10,000 for it.

Deal with the upholstery and not having a radio for a season and upgrade that in the off season and you could still be under 18K with a good boat. Assuming there are no mechanical issues. Were you able to crank it up?

CC2MC 07-31-2013 10:52 PM

I did not crank it as I did not want to put it in the water, but the mechanic told me that someone else came and looked at the boat and he lowered it into the water and cranked it up but did not let him take it for a spin given the damage. The mechanic claims it runs great. The prop should be able to be reworked for around $200 or less. A new Steering cable is about $150 or so for the part. The fiberglass work was for the bottom only and not the entire boat which is what had all the spider cracks in addition to the deck. You are right though. Someone could get into a good running boat for a decent price, assuming they can live with the rest of the damage. The trailer I found was a single axle for $2500 in North GA, so add at least $2k. If I were to buy the boat, I would not have even offered $10k, but that is just me. The good news is that the bilge pump and blower both worked. I did not bother checking the lights to see if they were operational or not. I made a spread sheet with everything that I would do to it and it was going to come out to just over $20k.

Rossterman 08-01-2013 12:32 AM

I made a spread sheet with everything that I would do to it and it was going to come out to just over $20k

Wow! For $20k you'd be better off finding something better taken care of!

CC2MC 08-01-2013 01:48 PM


Originally Posted by Rossterman (Post 962818)
I made a spread sheet with everything that I would do to it and it was going to come out to just over $20k

Wow! For $20k you'd be better off finding something better taken care of!

Which is why I passed.

Rossterman 08-01-2013 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by CC2MC (Post 962994)
Which is why I passed.

Sorry! didn't mean you specifically as you stated you passed for good reason! but that the person selling must be totally unrealistic as to what it is worth and cost to fix everything (not sure what you could do to fix the spider cracks?). It looks to be > $10K in repairs that would be needed (without considering the labor cost! if you didn't do alot of the work yourself) and you are left with a boat that has questionable maintenance history, documented abuse and/or poor boat operator skills at the price of a pristine, well maintained boat pampered it's whole life!

Just to be curious, what were they asking for it?

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