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Looking at getting this boat from a guy I used to work with. Trailer needs new tires,  inside of the boat needs completely redone, motor is an 88 Johnson that ran when it was parked. I want to make an electric rig out of it for some small electric only lakes around here. I'm not sure about the exact size of the boat. 

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You should be charging him a "removal & disposal fee".

Keep looking.

A-Jay 

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11 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

You should be charging him a "removal & disposal fee".

Keep looking.

A-Jay 

Dang that bad huh? 

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2 minutes ago, Shane Y said:

Dang that bad huh? 

Perhaps purchase what you need rather than what you do not.

A-Jay

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I could probably get this boat for less than 500$. I figured it would be worth that, its aluminum.  I dont know anything about boats though.  

I see little aluminum jon boats selling for 3 and 400$ all the time

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You buy it for $500 and I will give you $800, all you have to do is get the paperwork so it can be transferred and registered, don't even have to put it in your name, just have it signed by the registered owner..  That lets you make $300 toward the boat you really need.

 

One word of caution, if the boat has been sitting with the motor tilted up like that all winter, good chance the lower unit may be cracked from water freezing in it.  They only have very small bleed holes and they stop up easily, letting it hold water.

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It's well worth $500.00. It would make a nice platform for your project. Just be ready to roll up your sleeves and get dirty. Like Way2slow mentioned, not a good way to store the motor, it could very well be a boat anchor depending on how long it's been sitting.

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I guess the Georgia/Tenn area is different. That thing is worth nothing here. You would likely have to beg someone to take it off your property just to get rid of it.

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You want a project then you will have it.  I'd say you could part it out and make money.  The trailer alone with some used tires would bring a couple of hundred.  Find the right wrench and you can get some cash for the motor.

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$500 for boat and trailer is fair. Trailer would be worth $500 around these parts

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Well, those that are worth nothing are the kinds I like to buy. Being retired, I have a whole lot more time than money, and I have all the tools and skills to make it like new if I wanted to, and all it cost is what ever parts and materials needed.  I have a lot of parts for that motor, even a lower unit.

 

Actually, that other jon boat in the background looks more like what you would need.

 

The boat pictured probably has a closed in battery compartment and without doing structural damage to the whole rear of the boat, it probably wouldn't have much room the put a large bank of batteries for an all electric.

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