The lure of the boat deal...
Everyone loves a good deal, for some it is salvation, for some of us a curse... I'm not sure which holds true in my case but I still can't stop looking... Perusing the local rag one recent evening my eyes spied an irresistable ad: Boat parts $1.00... So I look at the pics and continue to read: 17 ft boat for sale parts only, storm damaged, boat, motor and trailer call for info... What tha heck? Is that a Grady White ctr. console? Suzuki Motor? On a trailer? What's wrong with it? So I call the guy and what do I find out? He's a junk dealer, someone called him up and GAVE him the boat, he knows nothing about boats but wants to sell it for parts. What exactly do you have? 1991 Grady White Ctr. console with hull damage on a galvanized shorelander trailer with a 1995 Suzuki 140 hp outboard with a smashed engine hood. It has a broken stringer... This is just waaaay too tempting for the boat lover in me, I've got to go check it out. And check it out I did, coming to some verrrry interesting conclusions... No broken stringer... some topside damage... needs a windshield, so what? parts boat? definitely not. SO... fifteen hundred dollars and three days later I'm taking it out on the big lake and here is a couple pics of one of the best buys
I've ever made...