Northeast - good deal?

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WHITEY1736
02-20-2010, 11:19 PM
I found a boat with the following listing on craislist; do you think this is a good deal?

1994 Bayliner Trophy 17.5' w/beam of 6' 11" w/ 90 HP Force (made by Mercury) outboard. Series 1703. Hull made of fiberglass, gasoline engine, net weight 2000 pounds. This boat is in good to great condition overall. The Hull is in Excellent condition; No cracks, No scratches, No Dents, it is cosmetically excellent with no issues. Interior is all fiberglass and plastic. Makes great for easy cleaning and no worries about staining or dirtying the interior because it all rinses right out. Only issue is the seat could be reupholstered. Motor is in fair to good condition. It needs a tune-up and new carborator but other than that the motor runs good. Needs a new battery. Comes with depth/fish finder, down rigger for trolling, bait tank under the seat, large fish box in the front of boat, lots of waterproof storage, life jackets, GPS programed with the best Striper and Blue fish spots programed already. Also has outboard hydraulic steering and power tilt/trim for 50-100 HP. NADA Guide shows value at $3,665 (low end) to $4,130 (high end). Asking $3,300 OBO. Sold truck so I can not use boat anymore and need to sell. It is taking up space.

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/boa/1609666063.html


Hooper
02-21-2010, 03:35 AM
I found a boat with the following listing on craislist; do you think this is a good deal?

1994 Bayliner Trophy 17.5' w/beam of 6' 11" w/ 90 HP Force (made by Mercury) outboard. Series 1703. Hull made of fiberglass, gasoline engine, net weight 2000 pounds. This boat is in good to great condition overall. The Hull is in Excellent condition; No cracks, No scratches, No Dents, it is cosmetically excellent with no issues. Interior is all fiberglass and plastic. Makes great for easy cleaning and no worries about staining or dirtying the interior because it all rinses right out. Only issue is the seat could be reupholstered. Motor is in fair to good condition. It needs a tune-up and new carborator but other than that the motor runs good. Needs a new battery. Comes with depth/fish finder, down rigger for trolling, bait tank under the seat, large fish box in the front of boat, lots of waterproof storage, life jackets, GPS programed with the best Striper and Blue fish spots programed already. Also has outboard hydraulic steering and power tilt/trim for 50-100 HP. NADA Guide shows value at $3,665 (low end) to $4,130 (high end). Asking $3,300 OBO. Sold truck so I can not use boat anymore and need to sell. It is taking up space.

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/boa/1609666063.html


Whitey,

You have to go and have a look-see. I would be very uncertain about a Force outboard though. Who knows though, offer him $500 cash see what sticks...For $3,300 there are some decent boats out there if you look.

north coast
02-21-2010, 06:19 AM
Don't do it.Neither Bayliner or Force were considered good,even when new. That outboard will leave you stuck.As hoop said ,for that money there are a lot of decent boats around.


Lprizman
02-21-2010, 06:53 AM
still see many of them out in the bay,,,,I would not though

WHITEY1736
02-21-2010, 09:10 AM
Well thanks all for helping make that decision. I was a little weary seeing the older bayliner too but no real experience with how bad it could potentially be. I guess even if I got it for $500 it wouldn't be worth getting stuck somewhere on the water.

I've been keeping an eye out for boats, would like to get one before May so I can more comfortably hit the mouth of the merrimack at salisbury beach. I have a 14' Lund which I go out in but be nice to have something more suitable, keep the aluminum for the lakes.

I was considering going to look at the hydraskiff that 1bigtrouble had posted for sale but I think its really only a 16' 9" boat and not very deep of a hull. I would like something more around 18' , T-top would be great.

Anyways, thanks for the help.

WHITEY1736
03-14-2010, 08:31 AM
I have found a year 2000 18' angler CC with 90hp merc (not salt water edition) and it is listed for $7k. Would it be a good deal if I told him I would make the effort to drive and see it if he were willing to entertain an offer of $5500?

thanks

weathers going to be warming up, be nice to have a boat for stripers and such



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