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Old 10-17-2019, 11:59 AM
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For wasting your time and money. Drove to Port O’Connor for a boat in “Great Shape” only to find transom cracks, speakers missing, a bent rail, cracked deck flooring , trailer with no license plate, and engines with no titles to be found. How do you even register a boat with no titles for the engines? I should be able to invoice this dude for my mileage.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:04 PM
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what was the make and year?
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by bigjimmie View Post
what was the make and year?
sea pro 255cc 1998 with twin 2004 motors.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:07 PM
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Puffing.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:08 PM
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Ad should have said: Come get some spare parts, totalled boat in my driveway, trailer free if you take the boat.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:09 PM
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did you not ask for pics before making the drive?
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingTexan View Post

sea pro 255cc 1998 with twin 2004 motors.

Did you ask for detailed photos first?

I would be pissed too but trusting someone’s word that is “in great shape” without seeing pictures is on you.

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Old 10-17-2019, 12:14 PM
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Looks about how I would expect a 20 year old Seapro to look. Let me guess, it was also a good deal based on the price that the condition ended up justifying?
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:16 PM
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Some states do not require title for motor to register
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Title for motors that must be a pain. I feel ya went to look at my boat and had pictures of the crows nest and mentioned it in the add yet never said they changed the t-top to diamond plate and is no longer able to be used. Also talked up the radar and it wasn't even wired up. I still bought it because at the price I was pretty sure it was going to need some work.

But the pictures they took made the boat look flawless of course
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
did you not ask for pics before making the drive?
Of course. Who knows what year they are from.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Brewcpa View Post
Looks about how I would expect a 20 year old Seapro to look. Let me guess, it was also a good deal based on the price that the condition ended up justifying?
is that ignorance talking? My 18yr old Pathfinder looks incredible. No if the price were justified I wouldn’t have walked.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:45 PM
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People!

Hell, I drove 1100 miles round trip for a boat I didn't buy, drove another 1,300 miles for a boat I surveyed then didn't buy. Then flew 2 people (me and mechanic) 1,400 miles for a boat I did end up buying.......only to find out 30 running hours later that they hid a bunch of crap that caused an engine to fail. All this was just the last boat purchase. I've driven plenty of other trips with similar results (IE: driven from VA to Long Island to have the price increased 20% just 24 hours after I last spoke to the guy!)
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Originally Posted by FlyingTexan View Post







For wasting your time and money. Drove to Port O’Connor for a boat in “Great Shape” only to find transom cracks, speakers missing, a bent rail, cracked deck flooring , trailer with no license plate, and engines with no titles to be found. How do you even register a boat with no titles for the engines? I should be able to invoice this dude for my mileage.
never heard of titles for engines...boats and trailers absolutely...engines...never
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:59 PM
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Guess great shape is a subjective thing, unfortunately that is the chance you take looking at boat a distance away. Picture might help, but unless absolutely know they are how the boat actually looks at the present, they are iffy. Perhaps might be worth it to have a local surveyor eye ball the boat before traveling any long distances.
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That boat is like a THT 6 footer. Not quite as advertised.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingTexan View Post

Of course. Who knows what year they are from.
you can look at the file details to see. i always request current high resolution pictures before i will go look at a boat. i make sure all key areas are capture and no weird angles. you can look at exif data too (if its enabled)
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Originally Posted by evernic View Post
never heard of titles for engines...boats and trailers absolutely...engines...never
pretty sure some states title engines.
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Originally Posted by mystery View Post
you can look at the file details to see. i always request current high resolution pictures before i will go look at a boat. i make sure all key areas are capture and no weird angles. you can look at exif data too (if its enabled)
lesson learned for sure!
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I am shocked, shocked I tell you, to find out that someone is representing a product for sale to be more than what a potential buyer determines it to be.

But as long as I continue to know that politicians always tell us the truth, I can rest comfortably.
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