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Old 06-10-2012, 07:41 PM
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ok so im about to close this deal on this baja 25 outlaw today. except today i found a problem with the boat that really has my attention now and i cannot find any info by searching that shows pictures or anything. the boat has a 496 ho with a procharger but the stringer is seriously notched


is this normal? is it safe ? will the motor torquing wreck anything?

any help is greatly appreciated...

as soon as i find out whats up here ill be able to decide weather or not to buy the boat.


thanks in advance
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:53 PM
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That took almost all the stringer out. Looks like the fire wall has been cut too.

I don't know if I would take that chance if it were me.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:55 PM
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I'm not an expert by any means but, WOW.....I've got to think that would effect the structural integrity.
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i really dont know , the boat has 365 hours on it and i could definetly get it for the right price but this scares me... im not familiar with these boats can it be reinforced?


how does everyone else run a pro charger?
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I would stay away, way to much cut out. Look at where the engine is bolted in and what is holding it. There is a guy on BBO that has one on his 25' Outlaw and he didn't cut all that out.
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Originally Posted by Steel Outlawed View Post
Looks like the fire wall has been cut too.
that is the back seat that has been cut along with the stringer
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Run away, don't walk.. Not a good choice to days of happy carefree boating.
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yeah this sucks
the boat is my father in laws and he has never ever had a problem since the boat was his... thing is he didnt even know the stringer was notched,until i saw it today...(ive done alot of boating with him.

thing is i could steal the boat.... it has an XR drive too and 340 hours on it . the boat is an sst with trailer and cover and everything to boot. its obvious it hasnt been a problem but im just wondering does anyone think if the price is right that i should have a brace fabricated ? or have a class guy reinforce?
is there a reason why it cannot be fixed ? im all ears right now

i know what you guys are saying but im just wondering if it hasnt had any problems why would it ?


and whats the going rate for a boat like this ? i could get this boat for less than 19.5k


thanks again guys...

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Originally Posted by mattyg1405 View Post
yeah this sucks
the boat is my father in laws and he has never ever had a problem since the boat was his... thing is he didnt even know the stringer was notched,until i saw it today...(ive done alot of boating with him.

thing is i could steal the boat.... it has an XR drive too and 340 hours on it . the boat is an sst with trailer and cover and everything to boot. its obvious it hasnt been a problem but im just wondering does anyone think if the price is right that i should have a brace fabricated ? or have a class guy reinforce?
is there a reason why it cannot be fixed ? im all ears right now

i know what you guys are saying but im just wondering if it hasnt had any problems why would it ?


and whats the going rate for a boat like this ? i could get this boat for less than 19.5k


thanks again guys...
What year is the boat? When was the procharger added?
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List of good things:
Its cheap

List of bad things:
Huge notch in the stringer
has a 496 with pro charger
has 340+ hours on a 496 with a pro charger


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