Yes, this is indeed my old boat. I sold it just over 2 weeks ago to a fellow in Canada. He contacted me a short time ago asking me to pull my ad off the board because he had decided to sell it instead of repairing it. When this ad was brought to my attention, I was rather disappointed in it. Here I had been very clear about the condition of the boat and it's defect. That's why I sold it for only $2,000 including trailer, trim pump, gimble and a set of exhaust manifolds. Basically the value was in the parts, not the hull. The hull was basically free.
There are so many falses in the ad, that I don't know where to begin. The boat simply will not run 76 with a 330. The best I ever got was 72 with a 365. With a 330 I'd be happy with 65. The owner knows this because I told him my best top speed.
The statement about the stress cracks is largely true. Admittedly, there are a few, but the body is in really excellent condition. The pictures don't lie. The problem is that he fails to mention of the 12" long crack in the keel. Or the rotted core. Or the broken stringer to transom joint. Or the glass chunks that are coming from the gas tank area. Or the powdered foam that covers the bilge. Yet the boat is "perfect in every way".
I was glad when the buyer came along. I knew that the costs to repair the boat were well in excess of the value, and I was getting close to taking the hull to the dump and having it destroyed. I don't know if I would have had the heart to follow through because I had a tough enough of a time just selling the boat. After all the problems with the drive, the insurance, and the fact that I still owe money on the boat, I now have to deal with the new owner trying to rip my friends off. It's just wrong.