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Old 10-04-2013, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by captkservices View Post
I have a video of it running in the water.
Post it please
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by captkservices View Post
This is not a 64' Viking, it is a 65' which is a big difference on value. This was hull #1 on the 65's and the owner had just bought it a couple months before the hurricane. This 65' sold for about $800,000 I believe while the 64's will be $1.8-2.0.
Why is the 65 so much cheaper than the 64?
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:19 AM
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Friend of mine has a 72' yacht looking boat in the St Johns south of Jax. It's set up for 10 outboards between the transom and the swim platform with a wide curved cover that flipped down over the transom. We towed it with a formula with IO.. That boat had no keel or rudder and zig zagged all over the river behind the boat.
We could pull it 6-8mph with that single 351 until it would would wag sideways.
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in the mean time he may claim to be from Jupiter but we don't claim him.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:43 AM
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Heard that Viking bought it for 60k and is moving it to Fla to be refit....
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Boat has been in the yard in brielle being worked on all year. Major work... engines completely under water, holes in the side, the whole deal. A crew of refitters has been trying to restore it with the intention of reselling it from what I recall (worked at the same marina this summer). They needed a way to move it south to have more work done. Runs at seven knots with the ox66's apparently.
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Whats truly amazing is the amount of numbnuts that keep posting on this thread that "Its not going to work." as if the owner intends to utilize 2 250hp outboards as a permanent solution.
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Can an experienced guy do the beer math please? What does it cost to refit a 65 convertible assuming all mechanicals need to be replaced? Plus interior, electronics, and everything else it's gotta be more than $500k if you are buying stuff new. Plus labor to fix the boat and completely re-rig it.

I don't see any way to make the math work. What am I missing?
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i heard the guys at Evinrude are rigging one right now with twin 200 ho's and they're going to pull this one backwards and swamp it. Then pop up on plane with one motor trimmed up.
i didnt say the e-word.
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Originally Posted by walleyeguy6 View Post
Can an experienced guy do the beer math please? What does it cost to refit a 65 convertible assuming all mechanicals need to be replaced? Plus interior, electronics, and everything else it's gotta be more than $500k if you are buying stuff new. Plus labor to fix the boat and completely re-rig it.

I don't see any way to make the math work. What am I missing?
I See that and the lack of resale value because of the history of it sinking. After those two problems . Then factor in new everything mechanical and electrical. I see another problem. All the interior walls are plywood and have been under water. Is he going to gut the whole cabin?

I had heard that this boat was only valued at $800,000 before it sunk. There was a time when Viking did not core the bottom of the hull.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by MENTALBLOCK View Post
i heard the guys at Evinrude are rigging one right now with twin 200 ho's and they're going to pull this one backwards and swamp it. Then pop up on plane with one motor trimmed up.
i didnt say the e-word.
And the ox's will have the prop spinning this time when it flips over so people will believe that load of crap!
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:33 AM
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I love it when people dream big, otherwise we wouldn't have all those rebuild threads that people subscribe to. The old Sea Crafts, Bertrams, Conchs, Sea Vees, etc. But this one is tough to run the numbers on and make it come out ahead. I wish the new owner luck.
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Originally Posted by surly View Post
Whats truly amazing is the amount of numbnuts that keep posting on this thread that "Its not going to work." as if the owner intends to utilize 2 250hp outboards as a permanent solution.
Guess I missed all those posts from "numbnuts." I read through and didn't see anyone that appears to think this is a long-term solution, but there are several people, myself included, questioning it's short term viability. I haven't seen a firsthand account from the new owner so until then it's all internet hearsay, but if he really plans to run a vessel that sat submerged for 2 months all the way from NJ to FL with only two outboards strapped to the back on it's own bottom I have to question his sanity. Having done the FL-NJ trip before I can personally attest to the fact that there are points where horsepower can come in handy whether you're fighting wind, waves, current, or a combination of the three. Even if he picks his days very carefully, just docking that thing must be an adventure, especially with the engines mounted so high.
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Originally Posted by surly View Post
Whats truly amazing is the amount of numbnuts that keep posting on this thread that "Its not going to work." as if the owner intends to utilize 2 250hp outboards as a permanent solution.
so you are telling me you couldn't back down at 10 kts chasing a huge marlin using those motors????
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:15 PM
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I agree with thee above. Those engines are going to get a workout trying to just move it around. Running straight is one thing but when you need a burst of power docking or something it just won't be there.

Why not tow it? Or there has got to be a transport company that can put it on a barge or something.
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Doesn't the Intracoastal run all the way down?

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to you guys that are seriously analyzing this: the boat is not going to be run in the water with those engines.

Geez, are you on gov't furlough or something?
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Originally Posted by surly View Post
Whats truly amazing is the amount of numbnuts that keep posting on this thread that "Its not going to work." as if the owner intends to utilize 2 250hp outboards as a permanent solution.
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Originally Posted by fichtion View Post
to you guys that are seriously analyzing this: the boat is not going to be run in the water with those engines.
Whoa, they're gonna run it on land?!?

kidding. But why does everyone think they're gonna try to take it to Florida like that? Maybe they're just gonna bring it down to the Viking yards in New Gretna or somewhere similar where they can work on it under cover over the winter. Take the outboards off when you get there and it's a really cheap way to move it.
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Boat is getting moved to florida
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