Should I buy or Not

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Should I buy or Not

Post by Big Buck » 30 Oct 2008, 21:56

I am new to the site, and am very excited that I found this one. I have been wanting to fix up an old jon boat for sometime now, but everyone seems to think that what I want to do can't be done with a jon boat. After seeing this site, I know I can :D . I found a 14ft jon boat, I think the guy told me it was a Washita, on a trailer for $350.00. The guy sent me a picture of it and it looks pretty bad, but like a really fun job to me. He is not sure if it leaks, says it does not have any holes that he can see. What do you guys think, is this a good buy or not. I can not get the pictures to transfer over. This will be my first project, and I just don't want to get in over my head but I also don't have alot of money to work with either, Wifes, if ya know what I mean. I hope you guys can give me some input.

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Re: Should I buy or Not

Post by Jim » 30 Oct 2008, 22:04

Welcome Mark!

Thanks for joining!

Send me the picture if you can @ dtouloup@yahoo.com and I will post it for you. What kind of condition is the trailer?
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Re: Should I buy or Not

Post by Waterwings » 30 Oct 2008, 22:16

Welcome Aboard! You found the right place to get mod ideas! 8)
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Re: Should I buy or Not

Post by bassboy1 » 30 Oct 2008, 22:22

We can tell you for sure once you get the picture over to Jim for him to post, but with the way they are looking these days, it does sound worth it, provided it is the boat you want.

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Re: Should I buy or Not

Post by dedawg1149 » 30 Oct 2008, 23:04

welcome aboard
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Re: Should I buy or Not

Post by ben2go » 30 Oct 2008, 23:06

:WELCOME:

This sounds like a deal,IF the owner can provide the proper paper work for you to obtain a clear title in your name.Also,the trailer needs to be in safe operational condition,decent tires,working coupler,safety chains,and bearings in good enough shape to at least get the boat to it's new home.I would have said working lights but most states don't require trailer lights unless it's being used after dark.Light kits are cheap tho. :fishing2:

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Re: Should I buy or Not

Post by ky.jonboatfisher » 31 Oct 2008, 00:35

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Please post some pictures.
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Re: Should I buy or Not

Post by Big Buck » 31 Oct 2008, 16:41

Thanks guys, i have sent the pictures to Jim for him to post. I am also looking at another 14 ft with trailer, 6.5 Horse 40 LB Thrust trolling motor and new battery, i hope to find out if I get it today or not for 600.00. It really looks like a steal. I will keep you guys updated on what i do and when I get started on my mod.

Thanks for the help so far.

Marc

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Re: Should I buy or Not

Post by Jim » 31 Oct 2008, 17:26

Pictures added! :beer:
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