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Old 19 October 2014, 04:15   #1
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New to the Forum, addvices need! buying a FC470 for $6000

i wanted to know if this is a deal, let me know what you guys think.

this is what im buying:

2009 ZODIAC FC-470- BOAT USED AS DEMO FOR TRAINING CLASSES/STATIC DISPLAYS.


INCLUDES: HARD DECK ALUMINUM FLOOR, PADDLE BAG W/4 PADDLES, BOW BAGS W/2 FOOT PUMPS, OWNER/OPERATOR MANUAL.


MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY 5 YEARS ON FABRIC,TRANSOM AND HARDWARE. MCO/TITLE INCLUDED WITH SALE.


SPECS: WEIGHS 325LBS, LENGTH 15.5', CAN ACCOMODATE UP TO 65HP OUTBOARD WITH HARD DECK, 20" TRANSOM.TRANSOM MODIFICATION KIT AVAILABLE AT


(SS TRANSOM PLATE,EYE BOLTS,ENGINE LOCKING PINS, 7' SOLID ALUMINUM STRINGERS). GIVES THE BOAT MORE RIGIDITY RUNNING HEAVIER OUTBOARD.



the engine i plan on using is the Evenrude inline 60hp. i have look on this forum and haven't seen anyone using this set up.



what i want to know is am i getting a deal? this FC470 is in NC and will be ship to Sol CA for $6k OTD for just the boat. am i paying to much? i have a friend that is going to look at the boat and take more photos of it for me. what should i ask about the boat? what should i tell him to look at and take photos of?



what i will be using this boat for is in the open ocean most of the time. i will be going to Catalina island a few times and just have fun in the waters of Sol CA. i love speed is 60hp to much? will it be controllable?



thanks for all the help and hope to hear from you all soon.


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Old 19 October 2014, 04:17   #2
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i will buy the outboard latter. in no rush tell i know what im getting.
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Old 19 October 2014, 13:42   #3
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I thought Zodiac had gone to a 10 year fabric warranty?

Price doesn't sound too out of line, but I'm not really up on 470's. The $6K includes shipping?

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Old 19 October 2014, 14:49   #4
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The boat is only rated to a 40hp motor.

Catalina in a SIB? I only know one person who does that! He chooses his days wisely.

Since it is going to need to be on a trailer anyhow, why not get a RIB, motor, trailer combo for a good price. They are far superior for making ocean crossings and allowing a place to mount GPS, radios, etc. Winter is the time to buy boats.
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Old 19 October 2014, 15:32   #5
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That's on the high end for a used FC470. Watch eBay and Craigslist...
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Old 19 October 2014, 20:01   #6
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I thought Zodiac had gone to a 10 year fabric warranty?

Price doesn't sound too out of line, but I'm not really up on 470's. The $6K includes shipping?

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the $6k is with shipping.
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Old 19 October 2014, 20:03   #7
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The boat is only rated to a 40hp motor.

Catalina in a SIB? I only know one person who does that! He chooses his days wisely.

Since it is going to need to be on a trailer anyhow, why not get a RIB, motor, trailer combo for a good price. They are far superior for making ocean crossings and allowing a place to mount GPS, radios, etc. Winter is the time to buy boats.
with the aluminum flooring the boat can handle 65 horsepower
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That's on the high end for a used FC470. Watch eBay and Craigslist...
found it on ebay
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any one using a 60 hp on the FC470?

what should.bbi be asking the guy about the boat?
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Old 19 October 2014, 20:28   #10
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If the boat has in fact only been used for display and the occasional demo, the price seems fair, just not an exceptional bargain.

I'd ask a bit about the frequency and duration of the demos, were they in salt or fresh water, how was the outboard fastened for the demos, how was the boat cleaned following the demos etc...
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