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1986 KV 38 Scarab

Old 10-04-2017, 10:03 AM
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What are these boats worth,hull and stringers good,been painted with pink n teal to match interior which needs to be redone. I have to get back to owner quickly.502 that needs to be refreshed with blowers.Dart blocks.With trailer.15,000.asking firm should I buy
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:19 PM
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That is the one on CL. Been for sale for a while maybe several months. The hardware is worth it with the blowers. Im pretty sure that boat had TRS drives so be careful with hole shots with those drives. Does the boat still have bottom paint? Bottom paint removal can be messy and expensive. Doubt the boat is 100% rot free. Wellcraft boats although better bult than other mass produced boats were still prone to rot. Usually the drainage holes thru the stringers were never sealed and collected water. For the purchase price of $15K, I would plan to spend at least that to fix the engines, upholstery, bottom paint removal and repaint the hull. $3000 to fix one engine sounds pretty low. Figure if it spun a bearing, then new crank, rods, pistons, bearings, gaskets, oil pump, new valve springs, valves, cam and lifters. new oil coolers. When an engine spins a bearing it sends shrapnel thru the whole engine and does nasty things. Since you have one engine out may as well do the other since they both have the same hours or close probably. Its a great riding boat, but their expensive to redo. I'd shoot him an offer of $10 and see what he says.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:14 PM
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you won't make money out of this but could get you a big boat for less than a new one!

hard to tell on worth, but yeah, 10 or 15k might be ok in terms of parts that are on it (trailer 4k, drives, 1500 each, blocks and blower as is... 3 k each?

but it wont make money!
who am I to say it is wrong buying this scarab !

having a chris cat total project boat to redo !!!
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:43 PM
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I did finallybuy boat. I think going try sell blowers etc. And try get back to 500 hp range. So I got 3 sets props,going sell 2 pair. I did get a lot of original documents,like brochure for boat.brass plate and never incraved.And tons other things need look through. It is a KV Scarab so somethings people will want. If anyone reads this I would like get boat to run 60 - 65 any ideas how much horsepower I need. And anyone want blowers etc all in working order. 1rebuilt bsm
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:42 AM
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Can you describe the props that you'll be selling?
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