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Old 05-03-2017, 10:26 AM
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Hi everyone, Looking for some advice and this looked like a great place to find it. I am looking to get my first boat and ran across one for sale that I am interested in. My only concern is that it was winterized in 2013 and has sat ever since. My thought was if I could pickup cheap enough , I would be willing to put a little money into it to get it back up and going. My question is if I should stay away from something that has sat this long or if it is reasonable to think this unit can be brought back to life without significant issues and costs. Below is the info. Thank in advance!
Good shape 1993 Rinker 209 Captiva. Yamaha 4.3 v6. The interior is good shape for its age. It has always been stored indoors with a cover on it. Comes with misc life jackets, bumpers, ropes, a couple sets of skis and a slalom ski. It has an aftermarket sound system installed. It was winterized before it was put away in 2013. It has not been ran since then. It will probably need a battery and some tuning. Because of this the price is discounted. The trailer is in good shape.
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:42 AM
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I would get a survey done since this is you first purchase. You can also use the time it has been sitting as a negotiation tool. My concern will be the fuel sitting for so long.

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Old 05-03-2017, 11:40 AM
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Do yourself a favor. Ditch the life jackets and purchase new.
They are likely rotten form the heat and I would not want to depend on them.

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