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Would you buy this boat for great price with this crack?

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How serious is this crack? It was supposedly repaired.... 

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NO!  There is a reason it has been repaired and reappeared. There are other boats out there.  That is just me. If you do, I would call Highway Marine and see if they still do fiberglass work. They used to be really good at it.  I would just continue my search for another boat. 

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That's a big nope. 

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This is very depressing...I have been looking for 3 years.....it is what I was looking for at that price point......and I had the boss finally convinced....dang

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He said he sealed it with 5200 then marine text then clear coated it. He ran 3 years of tourneys on it no problems.

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That's not a repair, that's a bandaid.  Properly repaired, you wouldn't see the crank, period.  Walk away from this one.  Think of it like, "it only leaks a little oil."

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55 minutes ago, Weedless said:

This is very depressing...I have been looking for 3 years.....it is what I was looking for at that price point......and I had the boss finally convinced....dang

 

24 minutes ago, Weedless said:

He said he sealed it with 5200 then marine text then clear coated it. He ran 3 years of tourneys on it no problems.

There's a decent chance that the reason you posted this "Would you buy this boat?" thread, is you're hoping for the advice from members with some experience in this matter.

Well, you got some great advice from experienced men.  Might not be what 'you were hoping for' but there it is.

I'll agree with the above  - don't buy it.  The 'chances' of having a safe dependable craft to take you & your family out on the water in are reduced quite a bit here - and I think you know that. 

 

Additionally - 

How long you've been looking for a boat does not make the transom crack as less severe.

The price point you've been looking for will show you what you'll get - perhaps raise that a bit.

"He Said" is often a path directly to Disappointment & a Big Head Ache.

 

Good Luck

A-Jay

 

 

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4 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

How long you've been looking for a boat does not make the transom crack as less severe.

Haha, that is perfect.  Sometimes I feel like it does. 

 

Thanks everyone for your advice. 

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1 hour ago, Weedless said:

This is very depressing...I have been looking for 3 years.....it is what I was looking for at that price point......and I had the boss finally convinced....dang

Whats your budget? I may be selling mine in the spring. Havnt decided yet. Live in Mass

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There is a difference between a gel coat stress crack and a structural crack. This crack is located at a high stress area that re appeared after a cosmetic fix, it’s structural and requires the transom to be rebuilt to repair. The seller isn’t honest.

Tom

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Weedless what is your budget and are you willing to travel a bit to get a deal on the right boat.  I would be happy to help you find something decent.

What was he selling that boat for and what size are you looking to get.

Here is just one example of what is out here if you look in the right places. This is a 1994 and is available for $6800

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This 17 footer is up at Big Bee and they are asking $9000. It looks nice.

Here is a 1998 Champion 186 located in Allentown. The seller is askling $9800.  

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