How Much Would You Pay????
Posted April 25 2012 - 07:22 PM
ANY SUGGESTIONS? BOAT BEEN PAINTED LIKE 4X'S CAMO BLACK BROWN AND GREEN. NEEDS PAINT
Posted April 25 2012 - 09:00 PM
Posted April 25 2012 - 10:52 PM
Posted April 25 2012 - 11:18 PM
Posted April 26 2012 - 02:18 AM
The very first thing you have to look at is the year model, 1986. That's what, 26 years old and if that's you in the photo, you wasn't even a gleam in your parent's eye's when that boat rig was already well used.
Break it down and the motor is worth about $250
The boat is worth about $600
The Trailer is worth about $150
All the other stuff has very little value, maybe $150, unless it's all almost brand new, then it might be worth a few dollars more
Now, with that said, the only way to find it's real value is put it up for sale and see what someone will give. PT Barnum had one very famous saying, maybe you can find one and get some rediculous price. Now, if this is a boat you have just purchased, and you paid a lot more for it than what we are saying, I guess you must have felt that's what it's worth, and the person that sold it smilled all the way to the bank.
Might want to go to NADA or one of the other guides and see what they might show, but it still boils down to what you can actually get someone to pay.
Posted April 26 2012 - 06:25 AM
Posted April 26 2012 - 09:07 AM
Posted April 26 2012 - 09:08 AM
was thinking about buying.
Wait, are you buying or selling??? 1200$ Would be a good sell,( I personally think that engine is quite old , being 2012 and all...) A good price if your buying this is 800$
Posted April 26 2012 - 11:00 AM
Posted April 26 2012 - 02:12 PM
If the Lower Unit and compression check ok, take it for a water test. If it sounds good with no stange noises coming from the motor, anything else wrong with it can be repaired without breaking the bank. Now, if you do buy it, the first thing you want to do before using it is to replace the water pump, that's a must.
About the only concern with the boat is the piece of plywood in the transome, be sure to check it. Tilt the motor all the way up, lock it in place and bounce up and down on the mid section a few times and watch the transome. If it's letting the motor move and it's flexing in and out, the wood will need to be replaced. There should be no movement, except the boat itself bouncing on the trailer. This is not an easy task in a lot of jons, and can be very expensive, more than the whole rig is worth sometimes.
Now, if the motor and transome check out, just about anything else is considered normal wear and tear and can be fixed at reasonable prices. The more you can do yourself, the better the deal the boat can be, or the more you might be able to pay without getting burned. Plus, most of the other stuff can be done a little along so it's not a major expense right up front.
Posted April 26 2012 - 03:35 PM
Posted April 29 2012 - 12:07 PM
Posted May 02 2012 - 04:27 PM
I've got a five hundred dollar square stern canoe and a three hundred dollar trolling motor, plus two batteries. Altogether I've got about a thousand dollars "invested". Been out on that boat at least 200 times in the past two years with the only expense being to recharge the batteries. That amounts to five dollars per trip. The batteries are still good, so I've probably got another year out of them.
Registration is forty dollars for two years. Now, if you want to talk about my bass boat, that's another story. But even then, the only expenses I've had has been an average of three gallons of fuel per day's fishing, sometimes less. Most of the ponds I fish are very small. The biggest expense is towing the thing to and from the fishing holes.
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