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Old 20 October 2015, 11:54   #11
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Gsa reminds me of a tent sale at Harbor Freight; a bunch of knockers fighting over junk thinking they're crushing the deal. I'm convinced Todd is the only guy making money on GSA ribs; you've got to be able to do all the work yourself or you'll get hosed.

Google, searchtempest, and craigslist it all you need. My last two carcasses set me back $2,500 for one and $4,000 with a trailer and 90 Honda on the other, (basically free).

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Old 20 October 2015, 12:19   #12
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Agreed, ou HAVE to be able to do all of work yourself, otherwise, it doesn't make sense. I've put together some very detailed budgets and it's not pretty when starting with a hull only. Best to find one done (or partially complete) that someone else bought as a project and spent a bunch of money on before they realized they were over their head.

I use the example of a T-top - find a used boat with it included and it's barely priced higher than one without. Buy they one without to "save money" and they you go to get a custom top done and you then realize they are $3,000!
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Old 20 October 2015, 12:47   #13
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How do you make a small fortune building boats (airplanes, cars, etc.)......?





Start with a large fortune.
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I was quoted $6,700 for Matson to ship it to Oakland. On top of that, the hassle of finding someone, or going out there yourself, to bring the boat from the base to the port.
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