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MC25
05-01-2017, 08:11 PM
My best friend is stationed at ft Leonard wood and wants to tackle a project. Anyone know this boat?

https://kansascity.craigslist.org/boa/6046192155.html

clrussell
05-01-2017, 08:39 PM
Fort isn't far from me if he wants a pull

clrussell
05-01-2017, 09:16 PM
Fort isn't far from me if he wants a pull

Titanic
05-02-2017, 08:36 AM
He should be careful about the trailer--finding a used Mastercraft trailer for this boat will be extremely difficult and a new one will cost him half the price of the boat. I would suggest hunting down the trailer first then negotiating the price to take into account the cost of the trailer. Given the work this boat needs and the cost of the trailer, he will have a lot into this before he is done.

MC25
05-02-2017, 08:40 AM
Trailer looks okay to me

JohnE
05-02-2017, 08:49 AM
What can he buy it for? $6k? $8500 is too much IMO.

MC25
05-02-2017, 08:52 AM
5k. What's it worth cleaned up?

Stoph68
05-02-2017, 08:53 AM
"not much to repair" is not a good description of that vinyl... It's trash and need completely replaced..

MC25
05-02-2017, 08:59 AM
Yeah I knew that. Crap pictures too

SkiWest
05-02-2017, 09:05 AM
"not much to repair" is not a good description of that vinyl... It's trash and need completely replaced..

No kidding... and vinyl isn't exactly a DIY job.

In perfect condition I'd say a '95 205 could bring as much as 15k in May, but a good usable one more like 12-13k. I'll admit I am pretty partial to the '95 205's out there and would enjoy seeing another saved.

dmbeck
05-02-2017, 09:06 AM
5k for boat
3k for interior
2k for other misc bs

So he's in it for 9-10k, id say fixed up its gotta be worth 12-13k all day. Probably not a bad deal if he can get it for 5 and all of the running gear is in working condition. Granted that takes into consideration him buffing and replacing decals and other odds and ends on his own.

I'd say his biggest concern needs to be the motor/transmission, thats where he will blow money if he discovers problems after he purchases it. There's not a ton of electronics on these boats otherwise, atleast not things that he couldn't do on his own if hes mechanically inclined.

JohnE
05-02-2017, 09:29 AM
No kidding... and vinyl isn't exactly a DIY job.

In perfect condition I'd say a '95 205 could bring as much as 15k in May, but a good usable one more like 12-13k. I'll admit I am pretty partial to the '95 205's out there and would enjoy seeing another saved.

Sounds about right. BrianM has a pristine '97 w/ LT1 and the right colors for sale for $15,750. That should be a good benchmark. Bringing the OP back to life with a good restore puts it in the $12K range.

Maristar210
05-02-2017, 09:48 AM
"but won't take much to repair vinyl"

In the words of our president "WRONG"

mzimme
05-02-2017, 10:15 AM
If he's serious, I can go take a look. If he's really serious, I'll drag it home from Lawson and keep it in my driveway, will pick him up from the KC airport (5 mins from my house), and help him get a rental vehicle to get it home.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Kansas+City,+MO+64154/Lawson,+MO+64062/@39.3522621,-94.5594896,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x87c059246f6271 c9:0xe1a3c92fab0b79a7!2m2!1d-94.6347041!2d39.2804946!1m5!1m1!1s0x87c1ba9358687a c9:0x49f35c9f347986a2!2m2!1d-94.2041096!2d39.4383387

MC25
05-02-2017, 10:18 AM
If he's serious, I can go take a look. If he's really serious, I'll drag it home from Lawson and keep it in my driveway, will pick him up from the KC airport (5 mins from my house), and help him get a rental vehicle to get it home.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Kansas+City,+MO+64154/Lawson,+MO+64062/@39.3522621,-94.5594896,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x87c059246f6271 c9:0xe1a3c92fab0b79a7!2m2!1d-94.6347041!2d39.2804946!1m5!1m1!1s0x87c1ba9358687a c9:0x49f35c9f347986a2!2m2!1d-94.2041096!2d39.4383387

how far are you from it? hes got a new Dmax and time to kill

mzimme
05-02-2017, 10:25 AM
40 minutes going the speed limit.

mzimme
05-02-2017, 10:27 AM
If you click that google maps link, it'll show you. The big lake in the middle is where I boat most of the time. It's not far from where I'm at at all, and this weekend I plan to go up to the lake to get my boat out of storage to get ready for summer anyway, so when I go put it back I might be able to detour depending on how long things take.

Whalenjf
05-02-2017, 10:30 AM
Trailer looks okay to me

This line is probably what Titanic is referring to "No title for trailer but boat title free and clear."

Not sure how you could get the trailer registered without a title? Title it as a homemade trailer maybe?

mzimme
05-02-2017, 10:36 AM
This line is probably what Titanic is referring to "No title for trailer but boat title free and clear."

Not sure how you could get the trailer registered without a title? Title it as a homemade trailer maybe?

In MO you can claim it's homemade and they'll give you a VIN tag for it. Honestly, I just realized my trailer tags have been expired for 2 years anyway, and I drive all over to lakes in MO and never had a problem. I will be going to get new tags though.

MC25
05-02-2017, 10:43 AM
If you click that google maps link, it'll show you. The big lake in the middle is where I boat most of the time. It's not far from where I'm at at all, and this weekend I plan to go up to the lake to get my boat out of storage to get ready for summer anyway, so when I go put it back I might be able to detour depending on how long things take.

that would be YUGE

slalomjunkie
05-02-2017, 10:56 AM
"not much to repair" is not a good description of that vinyl... It's trash and need completely replaced..

Agree. And if someone let the inside go to pot that bad, I'll venture to say whats under the doghouse aint much better...

ahhudgins
05-02-2017, 11:21 AM
Not all states title boat trailers, just find out BEFORE purchasing. I live in Virginia and purchased my last boat in Michigan. Michigan did not title boat trailers at the time of my purchase so the dealer just gave me a receipt separate from the boat. It was a headache getting a new title in Virginia, but it was mainly because the idiots at the DMV didnít know what they were doing. Their own website stated that Michigan didnít title boat trailers.
Now, if you bring home a trailer from a state that DOES require a title, thatís going to be problem.

People who say "Not much to repair" either have a lot of extra money laying around or have never gotten an estimate for the work.:rolleyes:

mzimme
05-02-2017, 12:29 PM
Not all states title boat trailers, just find out BEFORE purchasing. I live in Virginia and purchased my last boat in Michigan. Michigan did not title boat trailers at the time of my purchase so the dealer just gave me a receipt separate from the boat. It was a headache getting a new title in Virginia, but it was mainly because the idiots at the DMV didnít know what they were doing. Their own website stated that Michigan didnít title boat trailers.
Now, if you bring home a trailer from a state that DOES require a title, thatís going to be problem.

People who say "Not much to repair" either have a lot of extra money laying around or have never gotten an estimate for the work.:rolleyes:

Missouri definitely title's boat trailers.

MC25
05-02-2017, 01:04 PM
Itll end up in my garage in TX that requires titles.

mzimme
05-02-2017, 02:26 PM
Itll end up in my garage in TX that requires titles.

Just shoot me a PM if this goes anywhere, that way I get emailed about it.

slalomjunkie
05-02-2017, 02:46 PM
Why not just register / title it as a home made trailer?

Table Rocker
05-02-2017, 02:56 PM
Worst case scenario on the trailer, you will need a Bill of Sale (with the VIN) from the seller and a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin from MasterCraft. The best case scenario is the Bill of Sale is good enough.

That being said, I hope the prospective buyer knows how much upholstery can cost. For $5,000 more, this boat looks ready to hit the lake. http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=78683

MC25
05-02-2017, 03:00 PM
Worst case scenario on the trailer, you will need a Bill of Sale (with the VIN) from the seller and a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin from MasterCraft. The best case scenario is the Bill of Sale is good enough.

That being said, I hope the prospective buyer knows how much upholstery can cost. For $5,000 more, this boat looks ready to hit the lake. http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=78683

doing it to flip, not use

paintpollz
05-02-2017, 03:18 PM
a lot of states don't require titles for boat trailers. its not a big deal to get one.

JohnE
05-02-2017, 03:51 PM
doing it to flip, not use

Not worth his time, IMO.

MC25
05-04-2017, 08:43 PM
What about 3?

mzimme
05-04-2017, 09:26 PM
What about 3?

3 is cheap!!

MC25
05-04-2017, 09:33 PM
We're at 4k now