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Old 05-18-2019, 09:36 AM
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He lives in a condo off the Gandy Bridge in Tampa. Has access to a boat lift there.

His criteria:

1. Go fishing (primarily bay and possibly slightly off shore a few miles pending conditions)
2. Use it as a social boat (enuff said...lol)
3. Something that he could turn around and not lose his ass on it if/when he moves back to WA state (he's .mil stationed at MacDill for another 1-2 years)
4. Willing to spend up to $22k (possibly up to $25k) but obviously would like to spend a ton less if the right deal comes along.
5. Would like a boat that he doesn't have to do much to it initially


So, what do you think of this one?

https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/boa/6886826663.html
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:06 AM
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Anyone?
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:23 AM
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Hats off to his service. There are a lot of boats for sale here and on boat trader. Maybe your looking for some for sale that are not yet listed which I think are few in number.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:28 AM
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How about a 25 Cobia WA with Honda 250?
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:34 AM
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how about a 25 cobia wa with honda 250?
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:47 AM
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A friend of mine had the 22 SS which is just slightly larger, I think it is a decent boat for what he is looking for except that the 150 is probably under powered for that boat. I won't speak of value since I'm not familiar (seems high but I'm not sure) but whether or not he "loses his ass" will depend on if he pays in line with the market value, if the economy continues as it has been, and how he maintains it. That boat has had most of the depreciation si if boat prices are stable it's value won't change much.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:48 AM
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Get that CC surveyed and buy it if everything checks out.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:56 AM
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Having no experience with ProLines, thank you for your advice. I do know Hondas pretty well, so that helps.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:27 AM
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One thing that ProLine's have going for them is that there is no wood used in the construction on any model past 1995.
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I've got a 2007 Key West 216 in that price range with a suzuki 175. I see from you sig your are familiar with the hull.
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That Proline you posted seems like he is on the right track.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by LPowers View Post
I've got a 2007 Key West 216 in that price range with a suzuki 175. I see from you sig your are familiar with the hull.
PM me with details, thanks!
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If he is leaving the state within the next 1-2 years and will not be taking a boat with him..................rent, don't buy. He will most likely loose a lot more money if he buys. Check out the boat clubs, rentals, post on social media/craigslist he wants to rent, and he is in the service.
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How big of a boat lift? How often do you think he will use it?
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Jkcam View Post
If he is leaving the state within the next 1-2 years and will not be taking a boat with him..................rent, don't buy. He will most likely loose a lot more money if he buys. Check out the boat clubs, rentals, post on social media/craigslist he wants to rent, and he is in the service.

Why do you say this? I see no reason he would lose much if he is looking at buying 15 year old boats. The only way I see that he loses significantly is if he overpays buying it, the economy changes, or he abuses the boat.
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by VTXrider View Post
Why do you say this? I see no reason he would lose much if he is looking at buying 15 year old boats. The only way I see that he loses significantly is if he overpays buying it, the economy changes, or he abuses the boat.
3 very realistic possibilities. It has a motor, things break... especially 15 year old equipment. plus or minus a fuel tank, etc... Message me: I may have an alternative for you: my buddy keeps a 19' key west close to Hoolah Bay ( Tampa Bay): it has a 4stroke 115 Yamaha, trolling motor... bet you could pick it up very reasonable, under your budget.
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