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Hey everyone I am finnally getting ready to make the jump to a "real" boat.  I currently have a 1970 12ft sears gamefisher i got for free but it isnt big enough for me.  Anyway i found a boat for sale its a  1965 Evinrude Ski Lark with a 40hp evinrude motor.  Owner said the engine runs good has good trailer and boat in good shape.  All for $500.  Im going to take a look at it tommorow but other than check the transom for rot and cracks and flex.  I know to check the hull and floor rot.  make shure it starts and runs obviously but is there anything in particular i should be looking for with this boat?  Its a 14ft and its looks pretty deceant for the pictures i cant see the interior since its covered though so im interested to see that.  Is this a good brand of boat to be starting out with?

Thanks for any help everyone! this forum is great..

Joe

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Got lots of views but nobody knows anything about this boat?  What about just any advice on buying a used boat that i should look for?

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I have a 76 Ranger rated for a 85 horse. The one your looking at may be under powered. check the rating before you get it. But at 500 may not be a bad deal if all is solid.

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Yea its almost just what i was looking for.  Something that is small..14ft and wide that is stable enough to take 3 or 4 people out on and have a good time.  I can also do some fishing off of it since it got a pretty open area in the floor plan.  The motor might be alittle big for my needs as i like to go to nokamixion with is 20hp max lake but i can either put my 5hp evinrude on as a kicker or get a 20.  But i mostly want to use it in the delaware and maybe some shelterd bays..

Anyone see anything wrong with this boat that i am overloaking for what i want to do?

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Below is a list of every boat manufacturer and Evinrude or Ski Lark is not listed meaning someone else built this boat.

http://www.iboats.com/b/

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Well i dont know anything about that list but from the research i have done OMC did make boats in the 60's.  

http://hhscott.com/evinrude/all_omc_boats.htm

Thats one of the websites i found with information on these boats. So i know evinrude/OMC made the boat.  But i just need to know what to look for when buying such an old fiberglass boat.  I understand if this boat isnt your thing but if you were looking at a boat this old what would you be looking for?

Thanks

Joe

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Your list of what to look for covers it pretty well   :)

Since my previous post I had sent an email to a friend who owns a ship yard and he sent me this site. Nothing wrong with older boats I fish a Skeeter tournament with a buddy in his 1977 Wrangler.

http://www.ultimate.com/omc-boats/#tm  

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Thanks alot that web site is great...hopefully it is in good shape when i go to look at it tommorow..

wish me luck...

Joe

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