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ORIENT STAR IV
07-18-2012, 06:14 AM
:trout:bough this boat end of the winter and decided to rip it apart. Its a 24 Privateer and is my 4th Privateer rehab. Great Little boats. I have a 200 horse Evinrude i am putting on it...

down the road i would like to trade it for a downeast style lobster boat project boat 30 to 35 foot or a 31 Bahia Mar Bertram project boat....

keep me in mind

Capt. Gary Greco
Orient Star IV
www.orientstarfishing.com


Patton222
07-18-2012, 09:13 AM
Looks good I would love to get my hands on one of those some day.

Fechmup
07-18-2012, 09:16 AM
Cool pics. I will be needing a 24 in the next year or so to pot out of. Please keep ME in mind when you decide to make a move.


ORIENT STAR IV
07-19-2012, 03:04 PM
They are great boats and well laid out. Just by looking at the stringers you can see they are indestructible...

fishie1
07-19-2012, 03:13 PM
Looks great. What did you use and how did you paint the hull?

mike carrigan
07-20-2012, 04:18 AM
They are great boats and well laid out. Just by looking at the stringers you can see they are indestructible...

My oldest son and I are restoring an 84 24 Privateer. Actually more my son than me.
Commercial fished since new east coast of Florida with alot of Bahama's experiance over the years. Naturally the wood, stringers, transom, floor required a total restoration, to be expected. After alot of hard use, alot of years, the glass structure is fine. A testament as to how the hull was built even so many years ago.
Also, the amount of factory support and assistance is awesome. Very impressive as to how much they care about what they build and the help they offer.
My son made the decision to replace all the wood with composites. It now has a closed transom and will have a porta bracket. Maybe a 250, maybe a 300. Also an upper station. The 250 or 300 is overkill but we're in the trade and can be a little more excessive than required. Same thing is true with the composites used. Overkill, but that's what he wanted to do. An XL wood stringer system, floor and transom encapsulated would have been just fine and last forever. The same transom that would hold trip or quad power structure wise is for certain overkill, but that's how he did it.
When rigged and in the water we'll see if his engineering skills proved out, that is if we dont go broke first completing the project.
As to the 24' Privateer, it's a great hull. A real workhorse. Not real pretty to some, nothing to make anyone think it's a particularily pretty hull. But the hull my son has wanted for years , finially did find the one he wanted, and the fun began.
I cant stress enough the respect we have for the people at the factory.

blewitupsir
07-20-2012, 06:33 AM
I love the lines of that boat. Gonna be a beauty

bear685
07-20-2012, 07:51 AM
1st couple of inshore charters i booked many years ago used this hull. fantastic ride and very shallow draft for what you have. i opted to go a little deeper V to get offshorebut always loved these. if i ever move up again i'll be looking for this hull.

jmg96511
09-08-2012, 04:00 PM
You looking to sale this boat?

A Few Dollars
12-29-2012, 10:11 PM
any updates

ORIENT STAR IV
01-12-2013, 08:28 PM
It's for sale...$10,000. Not a dollar less...

I really want a Bertram 31

ORIENT STAR IV
01-17-2013, 04:32 PM
Now seriously for sale. Will trade for 31 Bertram, 31 black fin, project lobster boat, privateer with wheelhouse....

hanleyna
02-01-2013, 09:34 AM
Is the boat still for sale? Where is it located? Price?

exudedude
02-01-2013, 01:07 PM
Did you fix the runs yet??

http://www.thehulltruth.com/attachments/boating-forum/254774d1342613367-rehab-old-school-24-privateer-project-boat-photo-2.jpg

jerseysportfisher
02-01-2013, 01:25 PM
Did you fix the runs yet??



who cares, its a cheap kick around commercial quality boat

exudedude
02-01-2013, 01:33 PM
who cares, its a cheap kick around commercial quality boat

I guess some of us have pride of ownership and some don't....:roll

jerseysportfisher
02-01-2013, 01:34 PM
I guess some of us have pride of ownership and some don't....:roll

i guess he can also get it spayed in awlgrip and sell for 20K too

mike carrigan
02-01-2013, 01:36 PM
who cares, its a cheap kick around commercial quality boat


Not really sure of your total meaning but from the tone of it there's some of us that wouldn't agree.

jerseysportfisher
02-01-2013, 01:40 PM
Not really sure of your total meaning but from the tone of it there's some of us that wouldn't agree.

what i mean its a 10K hull thats good, and up to commercial snuff. Some people think it should be professionally sprayed in awlgrip, rebuilt out of coosa with a brand new 4 stroke on the back and shouldn't go for more then 15K . You don't like the boat don;t buy it, no reason to insult the guy

exudedude
02-01-2013, 01:45 PM
i guess he can also get it spayed in awlgrip and sell for 20K too


He also said it was seriously for sale....would you buy a boat that was "redone" full of runs???

exudedude
02-01-2013, 01:47 PM
what i mean its a 10K hull thats good, and up to commercial snuff. Some people think it should be professionally sprayed in awlgrip, rebuilt out of coosa with a brand new 4 stroke on the back and shouldn't go for more then 15K . You don't like the boat don;t buy it, no reason to insult the guy

No, now you are taking it out of context and being a jerk... nothing wrong with a little sanding and touch up...for 10 k

tartuffe
02-01-2013, 02:00 PM
what i mean its a 10K hull thats good, and up to commercial snuff. Some people think it should be professionally sprayed in awlgrip, rebuilt out of coosa with a brand new 4 stroke on the back and shouldn't go for more then 15K . You don't like the boat don;t buy it, no reason to insult the guy

So you think that's worth $10 K?

mike carrigan
02-01-2013, 02:04 PM
what i mean its a 10K hull thats good, and up to commercial snuff. Some people think it should be professionally sprayed in awlgrip, rebuilt out of coosa with a brand new 4 stroke on the back and shouldn't go for more then 15K . You don't like the boat don;t buy it, no reason to insult the guy


Gotcha.

Understood.

jerseysportfisher
02-01-2013, 02:31 PM
So you think that's worth $10 K?

doesn't matter what i think its worth, i'm not the one selling it. But a quick search on the interweb, you can't touch them for under 17K. Thats for the buyer to negotiate with the seller, not to slam him on a public forum about paint runs.

tartuffe
02-01-2013, 02:45 PM
The thing is that the guy posts pics of his project on a DISCUSSION FORUM, and people give compliments, some people ask questions (with no response) and one asks if its for sale. The OP states a firm asking price. Now when it goes from a blog to a classified ad on a discussion forum, you are really opening yourself up to all comments both good and bad.

I think for you to jump to his defense like you are a mod is doing a disservice to others who view this thread as you are trying to sway public opinion as you are as uneducated about this project as I.

exudedude
02-01-2013, 02:48 PM
The 17k ones and up are in way better shape and have newer power, you need to compare apples to apples. And I was not actually slamming anyone, you took it out of context.

But for the sake of common sense...if I went and looked at a boat that was for sale so inexpensively that was "redone" and saw the runs, crooked rubrail etc... I might think it was just a quick flip, floor repair or not. There are boats out there with soft spots and were skimmed with bondo and painted over... just to make a few bucks

CSS
02-01-2013, 05:47 PM
always amazes me how fast some of these threads go to sheeeet so fast;?

ORIENT STAR IV
04-05-2013, 10:23 AM
Wow.....

I don't flip boats for profit. I do know how to glass tho. This is a hobby for me. Take a boat. Do some work to it and after about 2 years I move on to the next.

I did fix the run just for the record. If your looking for a full blown rehab that's been redone you can always call Privateer directly and pay them $65,000.....

If you know Privateers, there's not much to them. Hull, stringers, deck, console, electric, fuel tank and plumbing for a pump.

If your concerned about the rub rail being crooked then I suggest you look at newer boats.

Thanks for the compliments on the boat. Thanks for the criticism as well..... I need the laugh.

I decided to keep the boat because I really like it and it fits my needs.

As far as it not being worth 10,000..... I don't really care as I know what it's worth to me. .... Maybe you should buy something else?

Fechmup
04-05-2013, 12:22 PM
No, now you are taking it out of context and being a jerk... nothing wrong with a little sanding and touch up...for 10 k

For 10k I'd buy the boat as is if I knew the details of his fiberglass work. These boats are designed for people who work on the water. Owners of these boats have a different mindset. Paint drips and runs get worn off eventually. I'm sure you're not being as aggressive as it first sounded, but I can assure you that this boat is worth 10k as it sits.

I've talked to Willene at the the Privateer factory, and if you supply a flower pot quality hull, it'll cost you more to have it redone than the 10k being asked for this boat. You want yellowfin quality paint, go to yellowfin, because thats not included.

I only hope that if this boat is ever sold, it's not to some hack cubicle captain.

Logmann
04-05-2013, 07:10 PM
I have an 85 privateer that bought in 2010 and I am still tweaking after a refit and repower so I am not a buyer, love my boat for what it is and have no intrest in selling, but I am interested in market value. Fechmup my boat works hard and I am no cubicle captain. That said could you clarify a few things? The $10,000 buys you hull only, no power, no rigging and no trailer? Was the fuel tank shown in the photo the same one that is still in the boat?

No criticism just trying to gauge my 24 Privateer's value as you see very few on the market.



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