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Old 12-12-2020, 08:02 AM
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Can I please get some thoughts on this boat which is priced at $6500. What do the pods do for a boat like this? Do they help with getting on plane?

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Wow.....never seen that before.... interesting storage....acting like a fixed trim tab also....hmmmmm
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Wow.....never seen that before.... interesting storage....acting like a fixed trim tab also....hmmmmm
Only found one other on youtube when doing research for this boat...
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If I’m not mistaken those are the original live well boxes. Not many of those survive.

Looks well taken care of. Bring something to wrap on the transom, check the deck for soft spots and ask if the fuel tank is original.


An original fuel tank on that boat would likely be suspect.

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Originally Posted by usernamewastaken View Post
If I’m not mistaken those are the original live well boxes. Not many of those survive.

Looks well taken care of. Bring something to wrap on the transom, check the deck for soft spots and ask if the fuel tank is original.


An original fuel tank on that boat would likely be suspect.
Will do... says has been updated but not sure what that means yet.
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I thought on some hulls those were designed to help lessen the draft by having floating area behind the motor? I could be mistaken though check for any soft spots in the deck and transom.
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Originally Posted by kwipp View Post
I thought on some hulls those were designed to help lessen the draft by having floating area behind the motor? I could be mistaken though check for any soft spots in the deck and transom.
Alright... thank you
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This boat is not tooooo heavy but I would make sure the hull has not been damaged by sitting on those rollers all these years. Personally, I am not a fan of roller trailers.
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This boat is not tooooo heavy but I would make sure the hull has not been damaged by sitting on those rollers all these years. Personally, I am not a fan of roller trailers.
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What are those? Live wells? Interesting
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Looks in decent shape for its age. Make sure there are no soft spots in the deck or hull itself. See if you can access the gas tank - should be some sort of inspection plate in the console above the tank. If you smell gas, not good. As for the boxes on the outer transom, they certainly look like live wells since they extend below the water line. Also looks like port side came loose (recently caulked) which makes sense given its location. Push up and down on those boxes and make sure they are secure. Take the boat on a water test to make sure it handles properly. Not crazy about that setup - water is heavy and if those boxes hold a lot of it, it will create a lot of drag in the water. I imagine the boat would be sluggish with those 2 boxes full.

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Originally Posted by Jim Beam View Post
Looks in decent shape for its age. Make sure there are no soft spots in the deck or hull itself. See if you can access the gas tank - should be some sort of inspection plate in the console above the tank. If you smell gas, not good. As for the boxes on the outer transom, they certainly look like live wells since they extend below the water line. Also looks like port side came loose (recently caulked) which makes sense given its location. Push up and down on those boxes and make sure they are secure. Take the boat on a water test to make sure it handles properly.
Gas tank is right infront of leaning post. It has access. Those bucket thigs still confuse me though. Not sure why they would be mounted out back. That caulk job is crap. Maybe just a confused boater, lol.
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Looks in decent shape for its age. Make sure there are no soft spots in the deck or hull itself. See if you can access the gas tank - should be some sort of inspection plate in the console above the tank. If you smell gas, not good. As for the boxes on the outer transom, they certainly look like live wells since they extend below the water line. Also looks like port side came loose (recently caulked) which makes sense given its location. Push up and down on those boxes and make sure they are secure. Take the boat on a water test to make sure it handles properly. Not crazy about that setup - water is heavy and if those boxes hold a lot of it, it will create a lot of drag in the water. I imagine the boat would be sluggish with those 2 boxes full.
Boat def looks nice.
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Originally Posted by Jim Beam View Post
Looks in decent shape for its age. Make sure there are no soft spots in the deck or hull itself. See if you can access the gas tank - should be some sort of inspection plate in the console above the tank. If you smell gas, not good. As for the boxes on the outer transom, they certainly look like live wells since they extend below the water line. Also looks like port side came loose (recently caulked) which makes sense given its location. Push up and down on those boxes and make sure they are secure. Take the boat on a water test to make sure it handles properly. Not crazy about that setup - water is heavy and if those boxes hold a lot of it, it will create a lot of drag in the water. I imagine the boat would be sluggish with those 2 boxes full.
Thanks... I seen that with the caulk. I saw it on the only other one I could find like it also.
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Do you all think the ask is fair for it's age... If everything checks out?
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Compression check motor if you plan to keep it on there. Those live well box things kind of scare me. I would def ask about them. Looks like the rest is in good shape.

If all checks out 6.5k is good.
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Hard to find anything decent for less than 5k. What's the story with the engine? Looks like a yammi 4 stroke, which is good. What year and hp? Those boxes should be easy to remove if you decide this boat is for you.
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Originally Posted by Jim Beam View Post
Hard to find anything decent for less than 5k. What's the story with the engine? Looks like a yammi 4 stroke, which is good. What year and hp? Those boxes should be easy to remove if you decide this boat is for you.
Yeah, doesn't look like any rust on there. Kinda what I based my judgement on. You know prly know better than me. I sunk a aquasport that fell off a lift and sold it for 3k. seems like a good deal if it runs
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Originally Posted by Jim Beam View Post
Hard to find anything decent for less than 5k. What's the story with the engine? Looks like a yammi 4 stroke, which is good. What year and hp? Those boxes should be easy to remove if you decide this boat is for you.
2005 90... If not removed.. perhaps find a way to seal the boxes?
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I’m pretty sure they are live well boxes. They are lag bolted to the transom and can be removed. The 75 19-6 I have was missing the boxes, but the lags were left there to fill the holes. I’ll see if I can find the literature for that model.

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