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1993 391v 20 ft Ranger this is my brothers boat and it has been somewhat well took care of. has a flipping deck and is power by a Johnson gt 150 with a 4 blade shooter prop. i can get the boat for 3000 and know its well worth it. tell me what you all

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Well, it's your brother's boat so you should know its history. I'd feel very comfortable buying that boat from a relative of mine (assuming you have a good relationship and he took care of it). 

 

If you plan to pay for it all at once, cash, tell him to detail the boat for you!

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Has it been left out without a cover before? It looks like it has I would check the wood for rot. Not a bad boat for 3000 just know that if i bought this boat I would want to redo the seats, carpeting on the deck and possibly engine work. 

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Ranger is one of the best boats on the market for sure, 3k is not that much for a 20ft boat even a 93.

 

If all it really needs is some carpeting and everything else has been taken good care of including the trailer, then yes I would not have a problem giving up 3 grand for it, but it really depends on how well the boat was serviced, looking at the boat it appears he only took care of what he had to, only when it needed it.

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Those old 300 series hulls are like a tank.  As long as the hull is solid, and the motor is straight, you should be in business.

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i agree he did what he absolutely had to do to fish lol but our dad has been a boat mechanic for over 30 years. yes it needs seats and carpet but i can do the carpet for around 100 dollars. seats may be a different story though? any suggestions? thanks guys

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If the motor, lower unit, prop, gages and livewells are in good working order. Id say go for it, buti would offer 2500. Because if you plan to "clean it up" with new carpet, seats and a used boat cover would be a good idea, you are going to spend 500 quickly to do that. I agree that those old rangers are tanks and cant stand alot. But if he is firm on 3000, then it really isnt a bad deal either. Dont pay me any mind i am a hagglar and bargainer by nature...lol if nothing else he can have it serviced and detailed for you

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you always have to ask a little less lol and yes everything works and still has original ranger cover! lol

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I have been in the automotive and marine industry for 40 years myself lol !!

 

Fix only what needs fix'n, or don't fix it if it ain't broke, I hear that a lot, I was looking at the tires specifically, different brands and they don't look to be in the best of shape, but the 150 GT is a monster and will move that tank down the water pretty good.

 

One question, if he has the cover why has it not been used?

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we have still been fishing lol and it was in this shape when he bought it maybe not as bad though he gave 5000 for it 6 years ago. and yes it could use a set if tires but my brother just had a kidney transplant and can't get the cover on hisself i put the cover on it a while back. and yes that Johnson will push her around 65-66 and that's pretty good for that heavy of a boat with just a 150 on it. needless to say dad has tweaked it a little.

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I'd get a buffer, and polish it as best as you can.  Then keep hitting it with BTS (http://www.btsproducts.com/) and keep it covered when not in use to stop any more UV fading.  Gel coat repair is not cheap....

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i can get it done for around 100, but i put some pledge on it and it looked amazing.

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Pledge wont hurt it but you have to stay after it, baby oils work too, but what JFrancho suggested is good solid stuff and does the best job I have seen on the market to date.

 

As far as the price, I would give the 3 grand knowing all of that, but at least the boat will stay in the family, I am sure it has built a little sentimental value along the way as well.

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Yes it does lol if you look it has a sticker that says redman classic on it. My dad won the redman classic out of that boat in 1993 plus he put the boat together when it came in cause he worked at a ranger dealer. So yes you could say it has sentimental value lol

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Yes it does lol if you look it has a sticker that says redman classic on it. My dad won the redman classic out of that boat in 1993 plus he put the boat together when it came in cause he worked at a ranger dealer. So yes you could say it has sentimental value lol

 

Pay the man and don't look back.

 

That boat has some serious MO-JO in it LOL !!!

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Send us some pics when you get er' refinished, if you choose to refinish it.

 

Good luck and be safe !!!

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