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Old 07-13-2009, 07:00 AM
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I know there are a lot of us on here that would love to own a new 31ft Yellowfin with twinYamaha 350's on it, but instead are enjoying more value oriented boats. This thead is for you. Post a picture of your boat that cost under $10k.

Here's mine a 1990 Wellcraft 18 Sport powered by a 97 Johnson 115.



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Old 07-13-2009, 08:15 AM
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Now we're talkin', I'm in for about about half that price (including the dual axle trailer). It's a F233/Albemarle/Apollo hull that I tore down to the sringers and converted from a dual console to a center console; new tank, decks, electrical, hydraulics, leaning post, etc., etc., etc. I put on a used 1999 225 Johnson and since I've kept the rebuild very light compared to when bought her, this thing screams!

This boat is fully paid for and the education I got redoing her is priceless. Frugality is rareley seen in boating but it's doable. Also, having it paid for keeps the Admiral's 'that boat" rants to a minimum.

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Old 07-13-2009, 08:27 AM
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Tried posting this shot with the other but the system wouldn't take it.

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Old 07-13-2009, 09:45 AM
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1998 Key Largo. So far a great boat for getting to the beaches and light fishing. Just have to pick your days with the weather... Boat, trailer and engine all under $5K. Figure to move up in a few years.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:53 AM
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tacophan,

Nice Barnstable Harbor shot, that's were mine were shot too. Nice setup for under $5K!

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Old 07-13-2009, 11:02 AM
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15' jon boat with Johnson 20, unknown year. Dog keeps the bow down
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:22 AM
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I think many of us have our own idea of a "cheap boat". For me it was accomplished by buying and selling four boats to get to this one. I made a profit on every boat bought and sold. All were bought off craigslist and bought within hours of the posting. I knew what I was looking for and I knew what boats were selling in my area (center console/dual console fishing boats).
By the time I bought this boat, I only had $15k of my own money in it. To me, that makes mine a cheap boat!

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Old 07-13-2009, 12:03 PM
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my first boat 1972 glasspar 16' got it free outta someones yard got a 40hp johnson then repowerd it with a 80hp merc sold it shortly after getting my century lots of timewent into cleaning the boat












thats a fewshots of when i first picked up the boat











thats the century i have put lots of time into her and she runs pretty good for what i have into it . i would put the the $800 bid on the glasspar for the engine lights radio trailer lights/tires and such and i would say i have $2000 into the century between the outdrives , trailer lights, water sticker, floor and carpet, gauges. you would amazed what rubbing compund and 30 hrs of going over a boat with somewax will make it look like
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Another reason to post pics .

I paid half of your criteria number, but over the past 4 years have definitely exceeded $10k. 1982 Mako 224 with 2004 Evinrude 200.



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here's my 1998 Aquasport 205 Osprey with a 1998 200hp Ocean pro that could be anyone else's for just under $10000.

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1967 Wizard hull with a 1993 Johnson. I used to tow it with a 1976 F150 Supercab. Got lots of looks with that rig. This was a pic from when we first brought it home. It was a great boat for the rivers and smaller lakes in NC. Lots of fun trips on it. Lots of stories too.

We bought it from the original owners. Their kids and grandkids were all grown up and he hadn't had it out in 3 years. He and his wife stood in the driveway and cried while I pulled away with it.

We upgraded two years ago but I held on to it until last April for night catfish trips in the river. We moved to FL and couldn't see towing it clear down here. I gave it to a buddy. Last I heard he and his daughter have had it out every weekend since he got it. I almost cried myself when I dropped it off.

His cousin has the truck. I loved that truck almost as much as that boat but it was an old 4 speed with no AC and the radio was shot besides. That would have been a long trip bu man that thing could haul a boat. I have a 22 ft walkaround now and you never even knew it was behind it. Would launch and recover like no other too. Ford knew what they were doing with those old 300ci straight sixes and low geared 4 speeds. I would have never won any races with it but it'd do 60 up US1 to Jordan Lake everytime.

I'm Army and expect to go back to NC in 3 years or so. He said he'd give the truck back when that happens. I won't blame him if he keeps it though. I told Stevie as long as he takes care of that boat and takes his daughter out with it I never want a dime for it.
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Man a $10,000 budget would be living large in my house. It is about time we cheap boaters get our due.

Best part is that I just got back from the neighborhood slip auction, and i will be putting my boat into its' new home this weekend.

I Might want to get moving on that second bilge pump now.

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Man a $10,000 budget would be living large in my house. It is about time we cheap boaters get our due.
I hear you, I wasn't sure how low to make the cut off price. I remember posting a while back that I had a budget of under $5,000 and I was pretty much laughed at and told to look at a row boat. I think there are a lot of us who have some very nice "budget boats".

I think I need to get some better pictures of my boat though. The pictures posted look great.
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The kids are grown up but the boat, & same motor, are going strong.




It is the little boats that generate the most fun.
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:15 AM
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Bebar,
used to have an 18 foot Wellcraft CC. I loved that boat and miss it, very versitile little rig...Yours looks nice
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Technically it is my son's boat but I paid for it.....

Hull & Trailer - $800
Yamaha 15hp Enduro - $600
Remote, steering, and engine maint - $350
Decks and Console - $420

Just over $2K invested and it is not a bad first boat if you are 15. I even take it out to get in the shallow areas.
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Well, I am having problems with the pics.







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Old 07-15-2009, 06:52 AM
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$6K
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Picked this one up for $7500.
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the mckee craft was free...restoration of a katrina survivor...about $1000 in materials plus a $5000 outboard

the duck boat is homemade...about $500 in materials and a $1200 outboard
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