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Old 12-16-2012, 08:41 AM
Michigan Tim Michigan Tim is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Boat: Malibu Sunsetter LXI 2006 Indmar 320
Location: Midwest
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Originally Posted by mikeg205 View Post
95 or is that a 96..... a little wd40 on that alternator should take care of it...

Good luck...can't wait to see the on going pics...the ski pylon show the waterline....

Can't imagine someone having something that cost that much and not give a flyin' know what.

ooo...just realized - waterline over tranny... that could be a real problem too.... dang... did you get from original owner?
Originally Posted by Snipe View Post
Mike you have no idea how right you are. Some people must have a money tree in their back yard. What a shame to let a boat like that go to waste.
OK, if this is a 1996 that as been sitting trashed for 6 years, that could still mean that the original owner used it for 10 years and got many, many hours of enjoyment out of it. What did one of these cost in 1996: $25,000? If so, then $25,000 / 10 years = $2,500 per year of use, even if he trashed it at the end. On the other hand, this site is full of posts of guys who bought 100k plus 2012 models now turning around and buying 2013s. Even if they get a screaming deal on a 13, as I have read some attest, still seems like with taxes, registration, depreciation, etc, they would need to be taking at least a $15,000 + hit just for 1 summer of use! (tax on 2012 purchase, hit on trade in value and tax on 2013 purchase).Not condoning someone trashing a 96, just wondering out loud why there is never the same outcry for the amount of $'s wasted on the other end of the spectrum?
Kudos to the OP who would have the ambition, talent and desire to take on this type of project. Also props to all of those chipping in with such useful tips for this project. Some very mechanically skilled folks on this site. About all I'm good for is throwing my opinion around from the cheap seats
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