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Old 03-06-2012, 04:36 PM
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What's it worth?

So, I have this bad habit of buying boats that need attention. I've come across the following:

2001 19 Skier w/ TBI 350
Exposed to saltwater use
Oxidized gelcoat
Bottom Paint
Afermarket trailer
Decals missing
Rear bench missing







At what price point would this project become compelling?
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:36 PM
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Too, it has approximately 450 hours.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:41 PM
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That design looks exactly like my '95 pro star. Are you sure it's a 2001? Am I missing something?
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:43 PM
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I read somewhere that the old prostar hull turned into a powerstar until 99, then the 19 skier until maybe 2003.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:56 PM
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mechanical condition? To me I don't know when that really becomes appealing since I don't know how it runs. If it runs like crap I wouldn't give them squat for it unless you want to empty every pocket for someone to fix her up or spend awhile doing it yourself. If it runs fantastic youve got a good 2 grand+ in upholstry work there at min if you do it yourself just for the vinyl (just a guesstimate since I've only dealt with larger boats).

Also what are your goals? Are you looking to turn it into a mint boat or have something cheap that will run the lake for a few years?

They prob tore the gel to crap to get the paint to stay so you are looking at either leaving it that way or having some serious gelwork done. Throw a few more grand into that. Another option would have it wrapped which would be good for a few years but again........its a few grand.

The great news with a fixer uppper though is you can assume everything is shot and end up with a ton of new on an 11 year old boat. If I remember right the vinyl from those years was crap anyways. Atleast my 02 is

PS not sure I'd call that a trailer
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:53 PM
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darn shame...what happened to original trailer?

I would check under the floor for damage, alignment issues...cracks in manifold...etc.

I bet they never changed the fluid in the tranny...if its in that condition.

Price point for me...$3500...no more than that...at least you could sell off the windshield and other parts if the motor and tranny are toast.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:34 PM
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Here's what I did with my boat that didn't need anywhere near that much work...

Figure out how far you want to go with fixing it up and what you could sell it for when it is at that point. Then subtract what would need to get it there, including "unforeseens" like the motor and trans if you can't water test it before purchase. Those boats in near perfect condition are on OI for 15-18k. This one will never be perfect, so let's put it around 11-12k once it's done.
-2500-5000 for a new or used trailer
-1500-2500 new interior hopefully including a new back seat
-1000-3000 gel coat work (optional) I wet sanded and buffed mine for about 250 in materials and a ton of time.

Prop? Cover? Engine and trans? Tune up parts? Guages?

Looks like it could go either way. If you are serious about it, get all the info, a water test, and if needed a mechanic to look it over. It really depends on how resourceful you are at finding problems and parts, and how much you can do yourself or with cheap labor.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:44 PM
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That motor scares me....this one is 17 years old...and has 562 hours on it...
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:17 PM
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That design looks exactly like my '95 pro star. Are you sure it's a 2001? Am I missing something?
That's exactly what the 19Skier is - a 95-97 prostar hull built in 2001 and 2002.

Shame to see that one in such bad shape. Certainly looks like a lot of work to restore...
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:56 PM
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I'm afraid it may be too much for me to bite off right now. I was considering flipping it, but I don't want to get in over my head.
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