Hello ALL !
1st I would like to say im a NEW member and still GREEN...
Ive never made it over 40Knots *** but im still working on it...
My 1st experience on the water about 25yrs ago was in a 21ft Larson, powered by a merc 454 with an Alfa behind it..
Need I say much more... OH YA ! it wasnt dailed in at all..
Blew the Outdrive around the 3rd weekend...
was about 17yrs ago I was going to LEAP 15 feet up into a 1990 Active, ( Named Dream Come true )
BEAUTIFUL 40ft Boat WITH Comfort and Power
***3*** 600HP Merc ..... INS sale
1 motor needed work. $69,000 But the wife said the Home 1st,
That dream went up in smokes and ive been chasing that
thrill since with LESS Money, Harder Times and a Bayliner cuddy ..
Well ! ALL I can say today is im still short on Cash to buy high or finance so what I was thinking..
SANTA : )
I NEED 31ft PLUS Hull, Set up for TWIN BIG BLOCKS, PREF BROVO DRIVES...
I know its a LONG shot but I must Start with a
Clean Hull, Salvage, Submerged, Theft Recovery, Damaged
or Someones Unfinished Project...
HOPEFULLY get it 1/2 done and in the water for the 2009 Season..
Poker Run 2010..
PLEASE POST ANY GOOD SALVAGE Site, FRIEND or BOAT SHOPS Number that may have something laying on it side or sitting on stands for the PAST few years... this will help me much....
from The guy looking from shore...
Ahhh... As I always say....."To dream a little dream"
With today's market you could buy a LOT for little just look and take your time.
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none"
just a thought, but you really get a lot of boat for the money in some of the old Scarabs. I've seen way too many 38's for under 20k. They tend to need lots of re-doing and most all have TRS drives. I basically washed mine, re-did some cosmetic items just to get on the water and turned the key for two seasons of REAL inexpensive boating. Season #3 and 4 I put $600-$700 of odds and ends into mechanical but all in all a VERY cheap way of getting on the water with a vintage wave crusher. Best of luck to you - Jeff
There are projects all over. By the time you get done finishing them, you will have double the money invested that you could have bought a complete boat for. Not to mention everything will take 5-10 times the amount of time that you thought it would.
Look for something that need some TLC and maybe power.
Check out Craigs list /California/ SF Bay Area. Search "Three Axle Trailer" listing #880936529. Theres a nice Chaparal off shore hull sitting on the trailer thats for sale. Has papers. No engines,drives and the cockpit & cabin are trashed. Trailer is for sale hull is free.
Welcome to the site. Knots need not apply here. Most of us talk in MPH. (If Not all, 98% of us)
If I were you and on that Budget, Id start smaller. you can still have an "Offshore" even at 24'. Work your way up from there.
Here ya go .. My 24' Cobra 454 with Gary Williams carb and Hardin P1000 Exhausts, Merc2 Tranny with a TRS Drive.
Plus all new Interior last winter.
12G's takes It and I Guarantee It will run at Least 63MPH on the GPS.
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