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1993 - 2650 Pursuit Express as a project boat. No engines. Hull needs structural repair. See details below. $4000 OBO
Overall condition of the rest of the boat (aside from the repair needed), is in very good condition. Non-skid, gel coat and interior are all very nice.
Boat has not been submerged, and boat was not in an accident.
STRUCTURAL REPAIR NEEDED: The forward bulkhead has separated from the bottom. The tabbing broke loose, which attaches the bulkhead to the inside of the boat bottom. The cabin liner hides the stringers in this area. I can only assume, they are also not attached. (Based on sounding the outside of the hull in this area). Estimates from $5K - $15K depending on who quotes it, or how your repair it. The midship & rear bulkheads are attached securely to the bottom, as are the stringers which can be viewed. Transom has moisture where the Armstrong bracket bolts up.
I am the 3rd owner. Boat always kept inside heated during winter, and freshwater use only, since 1995. Clear Michigan title (not a salvage title). I am fully disclosing, boat will not survey due to structural damage above. I learned of the tabbing/bulkhead issue last October, pulled boat and placed into storage.
Sale Includes: Complete boat (less power, controls, gauges, electronics). You will need to repair boat, and rig it with your power.
Mechanical: Everything mechanical works - meaning all pumps (livewell, bilge, washdown, water system), Sea Star hydraulic steering, Bennett trim tabs, electric head, Norcold 110/12v fridge, cabin lights, 30A shore power, battery charger, etc.
Brand New Canvas -- All new stainless steel frame, bimini top & full enclosure. (August '11) (C-Mark top, Strata-glass front & side curtains, drop curtain is Sunbrella & 30ga eisenglass - Paid $2800.00) Installed new Ritchie SS-2000 Compass (June 2011) Atlantic Towers -- Aluminum radar arch (installed June 2010 - $1500), with spreader lights Newer black Sunbrella cockpit/tonneau mooring cover & bimini boot (June '08 ) Covers from windshield to transom. Newer cockpit seating vinyl (June '08 ) All Stainless Steel thru hull fittings (2) - 120 gal fuel tanks, Racor water/fuel separators (3) - Tackle centers with removable tackle boxes Dual batteries (27 series) Duel engine Armstrong bracket & stainless swim ladder
Aluminum trailer available with boat purchase only, for an additional price.
'05 - Seahawk 10,000lb tandem axle aluminum trailer, with surge disc brakes, purchased NEW in October '05. Trailer has never seen salt, less than 750 miles. Only used to/from inside heated storage.
THIS IS AN - AS IS, WHERE IS SALE, NOTHING IMPLIED.
Performance specs with former power (T-200 Yam 2 strokes): Cruise - 30kt (35mph) @ 4000 rpm = 18.7gph WOT - 43kt (50mph) @ </SPAN>
__________________ 2870 Pursuit - T-200 Yamaha
Last edited by sadfish2; 10-01-2012 at 07:22 AM.
The midship bulk head, has separated from the bottom of the boat. See pics attached.
Looking inside mid ship access hole (via camera).
Picture with sea cock visible. You are looking towards the port side, in between fuel tank bulkhead & cabin bulkhead. Cabin bulkhead is to the right, separation/cracking is visible along entire length of cabin bulkhead. Bulkhead on left side, does not have any cracking/separation. Behind the left bulkhead, is the port fuel tank.
Picture with rubber hose. You are looking towards starboard side. In between fuel tank bulkhead & cabin bulkhead. Cabin is left side, and fuel tank bulkhead is on the right. Hoses hide the crack, which is visible in other pic. Same crack extends side to side. The fueltank bulk head does not have any cracks.
Unfortunatley, the liner blocks visual on the stringers in that area. By sounding bottom and stress cracks on outside. I assume the forward stringer tabbing is demised as well.
Top two pics: Looking at starboard side bottom. A temporary patch was applied, hence the raw glass area. (as seen in pic). This area is forward of the helm, under the head area in the cabin. Note stress cracking from flexing, and patch has failed from the same.
Bottom pic: Looking at port side bottom. Bottom paint/poor lighting, is hiding most stress cracks in picture, but there is one pretty clear in pic. This area is under galley in cabin. Thses stress cracks are opposite the others, on the starboard side.
Two type of repairs considered. 1) Separate deck from hull, to gain full access to fix area from inside hull 2) Cut access through cabin liner, to gain access for fix that area from inside, then put back together
93-96ish, I am not sure 100% of it's life. It likely lived in FLA a few years. I uncovered FL numbers when I bought it in 2005, so it was registered at one time in FLA. Pursuit has owner history.
There is some salt evidence, here & there, but not much really.
Boat has mainly been MI, since that time, per 2nd owner. He trucked to FLA a few times between then and 2005. Both he and myself, stored inside heated in winter here. Also, kept a mooring cover on it, when not used. (Black ball sitting in V-berth picture)
?? What happened ??
Issue developed over time, from poor tabbing lay up, is my guess. Boat was not in an accident or a collision. Also, it has NOT been submerged. (not that he said, and certainly not since I owned it)
Boat Haus did a beautiful rework on a 26 CC, which is documented on this site. This boat, and that 26 CC, appear to have the same problem.
93-96ish, I am not sure 100% of it's life. It likely lived in FLA a few years. I uncovered FL numbers when I bought it in 2005, so it was registered at one time in FLA. Pursuit has owner history. .
When I was kid (in Stuart Fl) my folks had that exact Pursuit, it might have been a 91 though, not sure. In the 97ish time frame sold to a friend's father in law in Michigan. Kept it for years and was actually featured in some article in a Yamaha magazine. The outboards apparently had the most hours of any that were not re-built or something.
Anyway, seeing that boat and the coincidences choked me up, if you will.
I think our years don't match up and per lack of the outrigger brackets on the arch, I think I'm mistaken!! Thanks for responding, pretty boat!!
When I bought the boat, it did not have a radar arch on it. I installed the arch in 2010. Motors on this boat do not have a ton of hours, so prolly not the same boat.
Glad it brought back some good memories though.
?? talked to pursuit ??
Yes, I have talked with Pursuit. They have a great customer service department. However, bummer for me, this is past any date which they would help out.
?? had a few emails about parting out ??
This is something I have considered. However, at this time, I prefer to see it go as a package. There is a lot of good here, and a great project for someone, just not me. If parting out becomes an option, it would be done with some sense of order.
Anything else bolt on, easily removed
Trailer - last
This repair would not be for the amateur, IMO. Could it be done, yes. You would need lots of time, a large shop and good guidance.
The repair itself is not too hard. However, getting to the damaged area, where the repair needs to occur, is the hard part.
Two methods I had estimated:
1) Cut out the cabin/galley/head floor & liner, to gain access to the bulkhead and stringers that have separated. Fix issue, then have to put removed cabin back together and gel coat over your entry.
2) Separate deck from hull and remove cabin liner. Complete repair to bulkhead and stringers. Re-bond liner & deck back to the hull. (there is an sweet documentary on this site, done by Boat Haus, of a 26' Pursuit C/C which did this process)