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Old 11-03-2018, 05:56 PM
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:52 PM
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You have to love the comment in the original ad from 8/18:

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Everything works and functions properly.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:26 PM
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Definitely a labor of love. I so enjoyed my restoration project and still just looking for something to improve over the winter.
I'm most motivated by a potential failure on the water far from home with my family aboard. Especially the young kids. A breakdown with a 2 year old and 6 month old would seriously ruin an otherwise good day

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You have to love the comment in the original ad from 8/18:
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Everything works and functions properly.
Yeah, that one has given us a good laugh a few times as we dig deeper and resolve issues.

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You're a lot nicer than I would have been about the PO's truthfulness regarding the condition of the boat. From what I can see he knew the boat was beat up and the systems that were not working, like knowing to have that jump box with him. It's all good as long as the condition was reflected in the selling price.
I've done this enough times (with cars), that it's something I'm prepared for. The seller made the point that, in the spring, this would sell for asking without issue and he's likely right. It went for $18k (not a sufficient discount for the problems found imo) and will likely consume $3-4k to bring it up to excellent mechanical condition. I'm hoping to use this one while raising my kids and get 10+ years out of it, so I'm willing to put in the effort up front to get it right for it's first season on the water.

Overall I think this is a relatively normal experience and a less diligent and less experienced purchaser wouldn't yet be aware of the issues. My suspicion is that this boat would enter maintenance / repair limbo where it either soaked a massive sum of money to get fully sorted, failed regularly, or was simply parked and ended it's effective service life.

Onto more work, replacing the Bow scratcher / Highway Boat Dropper Winch & lock setup which had failed. The winch came unlatched if you breathed on it and the locking pin was damaged and bent. Further, this setup scratched the bow on each use:



The roller setup with new Fulton 1600lb winch and a chain lock:

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Old 11-04-2018, 01:40 PM
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A question, anyone know why this little arm slicer was installed? It doesn't appear stock and was only on the port side.





Are nerf ball support / "damper" systems common for ballast installs? The lower half the the ball is painted black but the upper half remains toy green.

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