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Post by mrdrh99 » 17 Aug 2016, 20:41

OK, here is a pic of a boat I'm thinking about purchasing. It's a 14', comes with a very nice running 9.9 Johnson, a decent trolling motor with battery, and a trailer in great shape (will need new tires within 250 miles probably). Package is $1100, I may offer $900 and see where it goes. Anyhow, I don't know the width but it looks pretty good for putting a small deck on the front 3rd. Will probably just leave the back half alone, maybe paint and my ff. Opinions?
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Post by mrdrh99 » 18 Aug 2016, 10:46

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Post by lovedr79 » 18 Aug 2016, 10:57

doesnt sound like too bad of a deal depending on what the bottom of the boat looks like and how well the motor runs.
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Post by DaleH » 18 Aug 2016, 11:07

FWIW I had a 12' skiff of the same shape, lighter boat, with the 'tumblehome' on the stern (where the top-sides taper in as the sides move up to meet the top of the gunnel [gunwhale]), and the rounded chines at the garboard (transition piece where the running bottom of the hull and the top-sides meet).

My 12-footer was a tippy canoe with those rounded chines, so I'd try her a few times for stability, before adding anything. To me it looks like one of the lighter 14' models, which would limit the max OB motor HP and its base stability. Appears to be a 'Sears' brand boat.

Appears to be a nice clean rig though! Based on what I'm seeing I think if you can get it for $900 it would be OK, not sure I'd go more.
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Post by mrdrh99 » 18 Aug 2016, 12:05

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Post by uncndl1 » 20 Aug 2016, 07:58

Looks like a fun and complete package. Did you get a chance to take her out for a test run in the water yet?


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Post by Al U Minium » 20 Aug 2016, 10:33

With added floors, decking, carpeting, live well, I think you are looking at a sinker. I don't see any flotation either. Could be a killer.

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Post by mrdrh99 » 23 Aug 2016, 07:05

I picked it up for $1000. Added bonus, the motor is electric start. He let me have a mechanic go over it and he gave it a clean bill of health. As for floatation, each bench seat is full of newer foam. Boat is solid, and I plan to keep mods to a minimum for now. Water test went well, planed out and ran 21mph per my Lowrance.
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Post by mrdrh99 » 23 Aug 2016, 10:46

Al U Minium wrote:With added floors, decking, carpeting, live well, I think you are looking at a sinker. I don't see any flotation either. Could be a killer.
Not sure why you say that, I'm not putting a live well, no carpeting, probably no floors. Boat is rated for 815lbs. I've already moved the batteries and gas tank to the front. This boat is stable even with me standing on the front bench seat. Took wake from the ski boats like a champ.
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Post by Pappy » 23 Aug 2016, 11:03

I believe DaleH is giving sound advice. Good thing is that you have a 14 instead of a 12. Still the added deck weight raises the C/G and your weight on top of that may make it a bit tippy. Nice boat and a very good price! Isn't that electric start a nice feature!
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Post by mrdrh99 » 23 Aug 2016, 11:17

Yeah that electric start is fantastic!
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