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Old 02-14-2016, 11:25 AM   #1
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How not to advertise a boat

People never cease to amaze me. I was idly clicking through the eBay listings and noticed this.

Trawler Boat Diesel | eBay

Judging from the interior condition he really doesn't want to sell it. 5 minutes with a big garbage bag would have made all the difference.

I wonder how the fuel tanks got changed - those engines haven't been moved for quite a while!
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:38 AM   #2
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At least you know what your getting. No fancy camera angle or fresh paint to hide what your getting. I would call that boat a full fledge project boat.
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Old 02-14-2016, 01:33 PM   #3
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I love the half-filled pot of coffee and trash bags hanging. Nice touches!
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Old 02-14-2016, 04:43 PM   #4
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For less than 10K? That boats a steal.

You can cut tanks into real small pieces.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:03 PM   #5
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New fuel tanks, good FB covers, modern anchor, the boat has not been without some love. Wonder what the decks are like? Worth a look for sure.
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Old 02-14-2016, 06:37 PM   #6
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Ah, BruceK you beat me to it, regarding the Rocna/Manson anchor! For ten grand it does warrant a look.

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Old 02-14-2016, 07:13 PM   #7
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Of course, there's still 6 days left on the auction, and the seller has reserved the right to cancel the sale at any time before the auction ends..............so, I'm thinkin it won't go for 10k.
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:25 PM   #8
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The price says it all...
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:48 PM   #9
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........I wonder how the fuel tanks got changed ............
When I started looking for trawlers, the first few were what seemed to be really good deals. When the surveyor checked them - first place he looked was the tops of the fuel tanks. The teak decks above had apparently leaked for a very long time. The decks were rotted and delaminated and the fuel tanks had pin holes on the tops. Might be that same here.

"For less than 10K? That boats a steal".
The owner knows what he got. If anything is going to be stolen, it could be your money. The owner cant even throw away garbage, what makes you think he actually maintained the boat. It can cost a lot more than you think to pay someone to chop it up and dispose of it. Then again, I could be wrong.
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Old 02-14-2016, 09:51 PM   #10
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I was going to buy it, but then I saw "trailer not included".

Bummer.
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:52 AM   #11
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When I started looking for trawlers, the first few were what seemed to be really good deals. When the surveyor checked them - first place he looked was the tops of the fuel tanks. The teak decks above had apparently leaked for a very long time. The decks were rotted and delaminated and the fuel tanks had pin holes on the tops. Might be that same here.

"For less than 10K? That boats a steal".
The owner knows what he got. If anything is going to be stolen, it could be your money. The owner cant even throw away garbage, what makes you think he actually maintained the boat. It can cost a lot more than you think to pay someone to chop it up and dispose of it. Then again, I could be wrong.
New tanks bottom job zincs sanding and painting all sound like maintenece. The pics look like a project boat to me. Possibly growing tired of the effort.
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:01 PM   #12
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The tanks may have already been leaking and had to have the boat pulled. In many trawlers, the engine has to be pulled in order to remove the tanks. While the boat was pulled it made sense to replace the zincs. The bottom job may have been as simple as pressure wash and roll out paint. The paint job was spotty. To me it sounds like a few things the owner did to make it somewhat saleable.
This could have been leaking in the harbor and he had to pull it.
The interior doesn't look all that bad, not counting the mess, however, photos can be misleading.
Amyway, it's all just a guess.
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:51 PM   #13
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Can I just bid for the anchor and windlass???
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Old 02-15-2016, 12:56 PM   #14
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Not the worst I've seen here on the forum!
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:12 AM   #15
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This KK Manatee on YW is really a disaster.

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Old 02-19-2016, 10:03 AM   #16
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I've seen WAAAAAY worse than that!
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:24 AM   #17
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that is just sad, I think the open butter in the galley and the mini plunger next to the head are " special " touches.. dude clearly doesn't give a crap about anything. That is a boat that needs more that just love.
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Old 02-19-2016, 11:26 AM   #18
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I must have missed it. There's a boat hidden somewhere under all that junk????
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:39 PM   #19
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He has a reserve price, meaning that if the reserve price is not met during bidding, it will not sell. I wonder what the reserve price actually is?
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That poor Manatee has seen some things.
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