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1990 Grady white 22 seafarer

Old 09-13-2019, 03:01 PM
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Default 1990 Grady white 22 seafarer

let me have it. Looking at a relatively cheap $6.5k boat
been on the lake. Not too familiar with these boats. Wood? Transom Rot? I/o Not much more info at this time. Just seeing what you Grady guys would be looking for. Trailer is in pretty good shape. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:07 PM
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Use search function been discussed 1000x . Look for transom rot. Plan on replacing it fuel tanks are most likely shot need to be replaced. Most likely steering and motor if a 1990 depending on how it was kept. I have a 92 new tanks new transom and new motor and steering lines all been done in last 4 years. Money pit.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:15 PM
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I had 1989 seafarer for about 10 years. Great boat. Need to check the bottom for blisters and soft spots. Would have the transom checked too. They have a history of issues with rot
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:11 PM
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Wiring on these boats has never been great. Check all pump wiring, panel, etc.
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Old 09-13-2019, 05:26 PM
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Bought an 84 model. Replaced: fuel tank, wiring, transom, thru hulls and lines, motor, steering....yeah....almost everything. LOL! It was a project boat. I bought for $2800. Love the way it turned out. Solid and reliable....and with a 300hp Verado...she boogies!
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:41 PM
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#1 $6500 way too high. It will need work for sure. $3k tops

#2 wood rot a big deal

#3 what is the age of wiring and tanks? If original, well not good
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:58 AM
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My boat came with a hard top and new enclosure/canvas. I knew the basic boat was a solid foundation. Some of the restoration items were because I didn't want to do them in a few years. Fuel tank wasn't leaking....but since I was relocating it....I saw some pitting and felt it was worth putting in a new one. Wiring...well...old wiring can be lived with...but I didn't want to live with connections and fuses. Thru hulls and hoses were also fine...but old. So, I opted to dive into them while I had the boat torn apart.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:51 PM
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Thanks for answers. I got what I need. Staying away for sure.
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