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Old 04 March 2014, 17:27   #11
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I'd leave it there if you haven't already paid for it. If he's umming and arring about the price at 40, he hasn't yet figured out that he'll have to pay to have it removed if he wants rid of it.
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Old 04 March 2014, 17:58   #12
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Looks like a Mustang 14. I doubt 20hp will even get it on the plane, need around a 50 to make it interesting and 70-80 for watersports.

But it really is scrap, I wouldnt trust the transom till it was rebuilt as mentioned above you are looking at 1k ex engine.
cheers for that mate. Ive got a freind who is good at working on fibreglass boats who going to give me a quote for a new transform with a steel center.

Planing isnt a nessecity, although it would be nice.
Would it chug along ok with say a 10hp? aubviously planing is out of the question, but just for pottering about close to shore, maybe doing a little fishing, you know? Or would the old transform not even be up for that?
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Old 04 March 2014, 18:29   #13
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cheers for that mate. Ive got a freind who is good at working on fibreglass boats who going to give me a quote for a new transform with a steel center.

Planing isnt a nessecity, although it would be nice.
Would it chug along ok with say a 10hp? aubviously planing is out of the question, but just for pottering about close to shore, maybe doing a little fishing, you know? Or would the old transform not even be up for that?

Transom has a marine ply core, not steel.

IMHO, its just not worth it. A cheap 10hp will be about 300, another 200 for throttle/gear cables and control box (used), add 200 for a set of steering cables and wheel/hub. You will also need a trailer (250 ?) seats, floor etc etc. Thats also assuming you dont need any work on the hull, joins, transom etc

If its just for low speed fishing, buy a 10ft sib with a small 2 stroke outboard and get out there and enjoy yourself.

Ask the question, 'Do I want to boat, or fix boats ?'
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Old 04 March 2014, 19:02   #14
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Nobody has yet mentioned the cost of the life jacket, flares, bilge pump, VHF, anchor, rope, fenders, trailer............... And the list goes on & on. A project it certainly is, but for what you are talking about tinkering about and coastal fishing, a nice little SIB with a decent outboard at say 6/700 quid would be a much better investment. Always easy to sell too.
If you do up this speedboat, and put 10hp on the back, no one will want to buy it, and in truth without wanting to be a pessimist it will be dangerous.
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Old 04 March 2014, 22:02   #15
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That is a serious project, and whatever you think it will cost...triple it! There will be hundreds just in stainless fittings. Let alone the fuel tank, gauges, etc.

You would be far better off buying a functioning boat, and enjoying it immediately.
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Looks like a mustang or planecraft type of hull, I would say anything from 20HP+ to about 60-70hp, having an under powered engine is not good especially if you have a full load and winds against you.
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.. scrap.. It'll cost 3 times more to sort out than it will to travel and buy one that works. Wait 'til you see the price of a running outboard, steering gear and fuel tanks.
Defintely. I've seen plenty of such 'projects' over the years, none ever see the water. You''ll be chucking good money after bad.

If you're serious about boating, go and buy a runner.
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Hi everybody,
New here and looking for some advice..................

It's a shed! save your money & possibly your life; walk away
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Old 05 March 2014, 11:39   #19
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Okay everybody,
I must thank you for all your reccomendations on not to buy it. I think you will all be happy to here i didnt buy it :P

Ive owned boats before, so i own all the nessecary safety equiptment, and my local harbour is a few hundred meters away so if i did get it, it would be thrown in the back of the tractor trailer and taken down there.

I wasnt going to fully restore it back to new, I was only planning on painting, getting seats, morse and an outboard. But like you say the transform is probabaly past it making it unsafe.

And for those reccomending me to get a sib, I have previously had one. It was a 2.7m zodiac which i used a slow, but damned reliable seagull 2hp outboard on it. It took me about 4 months to sell it, and i only just got half of what i payed. Up here in the highlands where i am the seas are usually pretty choppy, so most people have 16ft+ heavy fishing boats with 15hp's, even just for the occasional spot of fishing.

My father has been looking for a decent 17ft fishing boat so ive decided id just go halfers with him on a decent sea worthy boat.

Thanks all for your help,
You all just saved me 40!
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