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Old 09-21-2016, 09:35 AM
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Something is off. If it runs good and you know the history....definitely worth it and go for it! $8k is a great deal and a very desirable hull.

The tenth digit is a different color so probably hard to mix up.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:37 AM
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:54 AM
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5928.0hrs explains why its getting towed in that 4th pic...

Anyways, since you have been around the boat for 9 yrs I'd say snag it from him. Wouldn't you know about how many hours he is using it per year considering its your dad? Does he remember what he bought it with, hours wise? Estimate from there.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:01 AM
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Yea we haven't put that many hours on it. We have taken it for 2 trips to Powell, (1 week each) and then a few weekends a year max! He estimates only putting like 400 hours on it. That would mean the previous owner would have had to put on like 5,000 hours, in 12 years! That seems insane.
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:01 AM
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This sounds weird to me??? If it were my family boat I don't think I would be going on a forum to ask if I should buy my families boat from my Dad. You would think the OP would know the history quite well. It has been his family boat for 9yrs!!!
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:01 AM
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Cant you hook the LT1 up to a cpu to figure out the actual hours?
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:02 AM
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If it's been in a shop somewhere, they usually log the hours. I'd call and check with them how many hours it had the last time it was in.

Regardless, if you know the history, and the previous owner should it end up being a lemon...you'd be crazy not to buy it for $8k. Unless of course, that means your family will go without food or clothes...
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:14 AM
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I know this sounds stupid, but my dad is not exactly the mechanic type, and so I don't really want to rely on his word necessarily. Which is why I posted on this forum to seek alternative advice. And in the 9 years he has had it I have only been home for 2, then off to college, then it hasn't been used much at all over the years.

Is there a way to debunk the hours if I take it into a shop or something?
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:25 AM
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By the comments you have made, I assume that you are not in close proximity of the boat to verify the hours. Why not call dad and ask if the hours are correct? Ask if the hour meter has a white color counter at the end, if it does you know that number is tenths of hours. My bet is it is 592 hours.
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:01 PM
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Engine hours can be read at a dealer....get it verified.

Iif it really had 5,000+ hours on it, you would have likely had a rebuild AND a replacement engine in that time.
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