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Old 03-27-2013, 09:10 AM
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Basically a hull is all you get.


I would look for something w/fewer major issues.

After you have gone through that boat you will have spent enough to have bought something nicer.

Does that engine look crooked ? motor mounts busted ?
I am willing to gamble that options are some what limited in Costa Rica... But yes that is A LOT of work you are getting into and a lot of doll hares aka $$$$$$
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:14 AM
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I think it was rode hard, put away wet and screaming, then beaten to death, for good measure. The block looks like it has sand/rust in the passages at the rear of the boat, the risers are toast and some of the push rods are bent, which probably means someone was doing flat spins or something else that was either a lot of fun or really stupid. You can decide which, because it can be hard to distinguish one from the other. Might have picked up a bunch of sand, too- first thing I would do is look into the exhaust flaps and remove the exhaust hoses so you can look into the muffler. It it's packed with sand, you'll have a better idea of why it died.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:23 AM
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:40 AM
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With the odd assortment of missing parts, I'll bet someone has started to piece this boat out. That is probably the *smartest* thing. You could still get a couple grand selling the trailer and tower. Maybe someone out there needs the windshiled or other odd parts. Problem with trying to bring it back to life is there there just isn't much you could do yourself to save money. Maybe you could find an old inboard to scavange the motor and tranny out of just to get the boat working even if it doesn't have the horsepower that it came with - and then unload it!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:53 AM
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:01 PM
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Salad Bar Project Boat......

Would look good cut up and placed in a Costa Rican resort.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:16 PM
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Is it bad I want this boat?
No.. not at all. I'm with you....

For the right price I would jump at the chance to put that back together. The interior and what I can see of the hull looks decent; better than some I see for sale around here.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:36 PM
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And he knows his CRACK.....
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At this point it's just a fiberglass hull. I wouldn't give 2k for it

See my 2003 209 restore thread. Saltwater boats are the devil.

I'm looking at having to buy a repower which means all new engine, fuel injection, accessories and motor mounts For around 8500 on top of that I need to replace all he analog gauges and computer with digital and create a wiring harness and install it. I have not been able to find a salvage motor that will plug and play.

You might look into buying a motor with a carburetor to save some headaches.

The good thing is the hull if it hasn't hit anything, is bomber and probably just needs a buff job.
Thanks, that's some good info. Looking at your thread, that looks awfully familiar.

For now I'm just trying to gather some info to see if it's feasible to bring back to life. Like someone posted, options are VERY limited here. Plus keep in mind that boats are about 30% more expensive here than in the US, plus labour is much cheaper, so it might be worth it.

If anyone can give an answer to my initial questions that would help a lot:
- how much is a new engine, and where can I find one?
- it has 310hp. Was 330 an option in 2001? What's the difference between these engines?
- which steering cable should it have (it's missing)?
- it's missing some smaller items (battery, some cup holders, mirror, nav light on bow, ignition switch, hydraulic springs (if that's what they're called, to keep the engine covers open). Do your trained eyes see anything else, anything major that's missing or needs attention?

Another one: what are some of your favorite online sources for parts etc?
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:39 PM
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Parts ^^^

Including engines
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:19 PM
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Que?

Thanks, that's some good info. Looking at your thread, that looks awfully familiar.

For now I'm just trying to gather some info to see if it's feasible to bring back to life. Like someone posted, options are VERY limited here. Plus keep in mind that boats are about 30% more expensive here than in the US, plus labour is much cheaper, so it might be worth it.

If anyone can give an answer to my initial questions that would help a lot:
- how much is a new engine, and where can I find one?
http://www.skidim.com/ about $8K
http://www.michiganmotorz.com/mercru...nt-p-3188.html


- it has 310hp. Was 330 an option in 2001? What's the difference between these engines?
about 20HP & Multiport injection

- which steering cable should it have (it's missing)?
19' Teleflex - about $160

- it's missing some smaller items (battery, some cup holders, mirror, nav light on bow, ignition switch, hydraulic springs (if that's what they're called, to keep the engine covers open). Do your trained eyes see anything else, anything major that's missing or needs attention?

Another one: what are some of your favorite online sources for parts etc?
http://www.skidim.com/
http://greatlakesskipper.com/
http://www.waterskis.com/MasterCraft..._decal_all.htm
and of course your local dealer



This may not be applicable for you since you are in Costa Rica

good luck

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