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Old 22 April 2009, 09:33   #11
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Old 22 April 2009, 10:27   #12
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Originally Posted by pluckem View Post
He claims he painted the motor because it had some scratches in the cowling from getting moved around in the garage. These scratches bothered him because he enters boat shows with his Grady White and is "THE most anal person" when it comes to his boats.
Fair enough.

From the pics, the lower unit does show some wear and discoloration, but the engine was only run in fresh water.
My Yamaha 115 showed wear after the first outing (running out of an undredged river out to the Pacific diving for abalone.)

I am thinking even if it is in perfect condition it is still a 10 year old PVC boat with no warranty and some old technology. So after a put a couple years of use on it, it is a 12 year old boat in hopefully good condition. What would it be worth than? $1000? Seems like it would depreciate really fast.
I've seen very few SIB's for less than $1500; most of those are pretty well used (polite for "beat to shit".)

Assuming you don't find other problems during the next couple of years, and keep it in good condition, I'd think you could probably expect to get 3 or 4 thousand out of it. Most of the depreciation is at the front end.

But going into a boat purchase with the aim of reselling without losing much money isn't a really wise decision, either.



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