Bare with me on this, much to tell !
I have an Avon sr4. She had a yamaha (late 80s engine) 40hp engine. Electric and manual start.
Engine runs spot on, new prop but not genuine Yamaha. Always takes 5-7 attempts to start but once running is spot on, 27mph-32 mph 2up.
I then Bought a 1999 Yamaha 50hp autolube, one owner from new but manual start only. Bought a Brand new Yamaha Prop. I got 32mph-36mph with me and my 18 year old son, on my own was 7mph.
A few marks on hood but still very clean on outside, under hood looks like new and not done many hours.
Last year i stripped the SR4. I made a centre console and cut up parts of the boat to make something more fit for purpose (fishing).
I bought the BOW fuel tank which is an American Import (which i haven't fitted but should balance the weight out so i can go more than 7mph on my own) and put a small seat on it.(again, made but not fitted(it's cold at this time of year)). You have space at the front, then console with 1-2 person Jockey seat and another 2 person seat at the back.
Ideally it's a 2 person boat with lots of sitting options.
The boat has patches, possibly lots. Previous owner had boat for 15-20 years.
After refurb i painted the interior, i then painted the tubes but a tin was barely covering the basics and the 2nd tin accumulating to £120 i drew a line...
(Will hold air for 10 or so days before needing a top up, nearer 20 in the summer)
Now, here is my Question. I want another summer from what i have but then want to sell up to create space for a more permanent fixture.(Galia 530 with a 150 bhp engine(I live in scotland, need a cabin)).
Should i advertise the boat with the 40 hp and sell the 50hp separately or vice versa ?
I know the 50hp is worth a few bob hence the question, how should i roll to get the most £ back.
Boat would be sold with a very good trailer and mechanical winch however i'll remove the fishfinder (as i just bought it).
p.s. i'll post a link on how the boat looks now, it's all about safety ye all
Ohh, And a quick video of how the boat was with the 40hp before my mucky hands got let loose !
Should have stuck to cars maybe ???