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Old 07-27-2013, 09:34 PM
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84 Stars & Stripes

Hello all,

Finally pulled enough cash together to restore some old stars & stripes that deserves to be out on water again. So I've been hunting for the last few months now and haven't the perfect candidate yet. I did find one today that meets my requirements but I think it's overpriced by about $2K (he's asking $4K.) Here's what he said about it:

"351 W Ford engine and power slot transmission. We wore it out, plus moisture got in a cylinder after the last trip to Lake Superior 8/2008, so in 2009 I lifted the engine and power slot tranny out to begin repairs.....but then we got a new boat and never completed the repairs. It needs the engine finished & reinstalled, along with the transmission which worked fine when removed. Upholstery is worn out. The engine block was taken to Pasco Auto Machine shop where it was hot tanked, checked for cracks and the cylinders were re-bored & new cam bearings were installed. Paid $288.27 on 5/15/09. The cylinder heads were also taken there; hot tanked and checked for cracks, resurfaced both heads and rebuilt them including a new exhaust valve and oil seals. Paid $293.89 08/17/09."

What do you guys think? Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:32 PM
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You should look at the '85 I posted in the classifieds.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:34 PM
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He's thinking too hard! In this shape I wouldn't give more than $1500. It needs too much work to be worth your time to restore then you would be at the top end of the price range IMHO.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:39 PM
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Location has a huge effect on pricing. That 84 would go for $3K pretty easy here in MN. Lots more boats in the SW so pricing is lower. $4K is still too much.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:01 PM
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Thanks guys for confirming what I was thinking. They're a little harder to find here in the northwest it seems. I'm excited to get one in that kind of shape but it needs to be the right price to start off. I started looking in just OR & WA but my search has now extended to CA, ID, MT, & NV. Thanks again for your help.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:09 PM
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Have you tried to negotiate with the owner of the 84?
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:43 PM
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After I got all your responses I offered him $2K. Haven't heard anything back yet.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:14 PM
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No to the offer. Looks like I'm on the hunt again!
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:03 PM
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So this boat is still for sale. I think I have him down to $3K. Like others on here have said it seems that $2K is closer to the magic number based on what I've seen (mostly in the South). Anybody on the west coast want to chime in and let me know what they think of the price based on what they've seen around here? Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:56 PM
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I sell you mine... $4k its yours.

Only negative is the three bolts need to be drilled out of the exhaust risers as they have sheared off while I was replacing the exhaust hoses. Great boat if you are looking for a mini project.

Tandem axel trailer too... :-P
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