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Old 06-26-2018, 08:12 PM   #1
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I want to click the "buy it now" button!

This seems like a nice boat for 60k. What am I missing?

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Old 06-26-2018, 08:16 PM   #2
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A survey?
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:22 PM   #3
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Plastic boat
Low hour engine
Looks clean enough
Cheap cheap
Are you there checking it out yet?
If not why not?
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:23 PM   #4
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based on the writeup...trim issues, temp fuel tank and water damage...5 years of neglect...

$60,000 sounds about right....probably plenty more to fix....
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:32 PM   #5
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based on the writeup...trim issues, temp fuel tank and water damage...5 years of neglect...

$60,000 sounds about right....probably plenty more to fix....
Stupid me! I didn't see the rest of the description. The fuel tank issue scares me a little but still, I think it would make a nice boat with some effort.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:37 PM   #6
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Volvo engine.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:39 PM   #7
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At first sight she shows some blemish:
On the bow, there is a wood rail on starboard, not on port?
The starboard hatch looks broken.
Inside, the ceiling panel looks damaged (water?)
The helm lower helm console is missing one screen and water damage on the sole. Also some instrumentation missing on the bottom right section of the console.
Galley sole shows water damages.
Aft cockpit does not look in good shape.
V berth show damages each side of the bed (water?)
Same with small cabin
Fuel tanks not installed, neglected during 5 years.

I guess this is more a project boat than anything else, and even at 60k not sure I would jump in.

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Old 06-26-2018, 08:41 PM   #8
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Plastic boat
Low hour engine
Looks clean enough
Cheap cheap
Are you there checking it out yet?
If not why not?
Actually...we have a house in South Carolina that my wife & I just happen to be checking on this weekend so who knows...perhaps we'll make a detour. Maybe come Monday I'll have a 42' down east for my new profile picture!
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:46 PM   #9
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Yes, the Volvo engine is a red flag for me too. I'm not going to be a 2 boat owner anyway. I still might take a look at it to satisfy my curiosity.
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Old 06-26-2018, 08:51 PM   #10
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Lost me at “I cut out the transom”..... but if you have time, skills and another $50k to put into it you’d have a boat worth $110k.
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:15 PM   #11
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The transom cut out would be the big one for me to take pause on. If he didn’t know what he was doing it could make the boat structurally unsound. He didn’t just cut a gate into the transom, he took it out from one side to the other. What sort of support did he fabricate to replace the lost structure? And it has a Volvo...
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Volvo engine.
Yeah, turn off for me but some like the green death
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Old 06-27-2018, 12:54 AM   #13
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Its nice to buy a boat that was owned by someone who was very handy and capable....but this might be a little too much. Its using a 5 gallon bucket for a fuel tank ???
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Hmmm. Minimal decks and no railings. Still, absence of a flybridge isn't a negative.
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Its nice to buy a boat that was owned by someone who was very handy and capable....but this might be a little too much. Its using a 5 gallon bucket for a fuel tank ???
On what was done I question "handy and capable", eg entirely removing the transom. On the plus side, inspecting the fuel tanks could not be easier.
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:44 AM   #16
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I think its a deal. I wasn't crazy about volvo engine...500 Hours?,nothing. It is a real find for a diy type person in my book. Nice downeast type boat for sub 100k or so...
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Old 06-27-2018, 05:31 AM   #17
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Maybe the transom removal isn't a structural big deal. Lot's of Nova Scotia built boats don't have a transom for fishing. I hope the current owner had the good sense to consult with the builder before going at it with a sawzall. I woild bring all of the pieces he ripped out & put most of them back, especially the transom.
One of my favorite boats ever is theWesMac 42. I had a friend who had one and she was a sweet running boat. This one is very close to that style. Would it be a lot of work to restore it? Heck yes. I still thing it's a sweet deal. A gem in the rough.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:27 PM   #18
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Lost me at “I cut out the transom”..... but if you have time, skills and another $50k to put into it you’d have a boat worth $110k.
Or you might have a boat worth $60,000 that you're in it $110,000.

Several years ago I had a boat that was totaled by a BUI boater. His insurance cashed me out and the boat was hauled away to an auction house. I got a call a year or so later by a guy who bought it at the auction. He said "I got a real steal on it. I only paid $50K for it and I've only spent about $60K repairing the damage and I'm almost done."

I didn't have the heart to tell him the boat was only worth about $75K in good, un-wrecked condition.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:32 PM   #19
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:58 PM   #20
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That transom removal is about the dumbest thing I ever heard of. Hadn't the guy ever heard of a thing called reserve buoyancy. Unless the whole back end of the cabin and cockpit can be made as strong and water tight as the original transom, this is a disaster waiting to happen. Run away, do not walk!
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