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Old 09-30-2005, 11:31 AM
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Hello Everyone,

I am interested in buying an older offshore boat, most likely in the 1980's as thats what funds can handle without selling off some other toys. $20,000 range is what we are talking about. True not much $ although I have seen a fair amount of older boats in that range in the classifieds here. The main issue is I am in Norcal and the boats for that amount seem to be mid west and Florida area's. Ok so my question is what is the best boat from that era to be looking for. i.e. Formula, Baja, etc. I could be in a position to spend more if needed tho... The boat will be used for inland lake cruiseing and towing my drag boat around- also the potencial to stay aboard for a night or two......

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Old 09-30-2005, 12:26 PM
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I also live in nor ca. a few years ago I found a 32 ft baja in ohio for 14K no power, sent 2 years redoing interior and wiring and instaled new 8.1HOs she dose 70 and we have a blast on it.
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there's a nice 26 Sutphen in the classifieds..awesome boats..

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Hello Everyone,

I am interested in buying an older offshore boat, most likely in the 1980's as thats what funds can handle without selling off some other toys. $20,000 range is what we are talking about. True not much $ although I have seen a fair amount of older boats in that range in the classifieds here. The main issue is I am in Norcal and the boats for that amount seem to be mid west and Florida area's. Ok so my question is what is the best boat from that era to be looking for. i.e. Formula, Baja, etc. I could be in a position to spend more if needed tho... The boat will be used for inland lake cruiseing and towing my drag boat around- also the potencial to stay aboard for a night or two......

Thanks in advance for any input,

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Check out Boattrader.com look up Formula or any builder and you will find many nice rides. I have seen some nice 242 formula`s in your range a great solid ride.


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How About a 26 Corsa Twin 200 mercs On A Bracket Trailer Super Mint Condition 80+ MPH for 18K
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I bought my 1982 Excalibur Hawk 40ft for 25k this summer. It did need a new bulb for the tach, oh and trim pumped leaked. Actaully, I had a couple tune up issues, but so far so good
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Old 09-30-2005, 07:34 PM
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The Formula 242LS falls into your price range. Where do you boat? I have one I run around on the delta that has been an absolute blast. I have a 502 in mine and see a top speed of around 65.
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glassdave has nice 26 with twin that is a VERY nice boat for the money..
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Here's my local picks if you want to stay above 26'. I don't know your style so I went with these. There's alot of awsome boats back east but you will spend $$ getting them to you with gas prices like they are.

http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/9/5/80854395.htm
http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/9/9/79307399.htm
http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/1/1/80404711.htm
http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/2/6/80908626.htm
http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/6/8/79939668.htm
http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/7/0/80557070.htm
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nice job fasterdamitt I like the magnum 27 buy it sell the drives and power fill the trans put in bravo, 540 with 600hp nice ride
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