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Old 02-13-2006, 09:54 PM
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sweet boat....maybe the kinda buyer looking for a jet boat but for the family-ish good luck sellin er, thats great deal
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:05 PM
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Nice looking boat Travis. I don't know of anyone at the moment but I'll keep my ears open.
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Old 02-13-2006, 10:42 PM
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Whats the compression on the engine?Maybe you could snake the heads off in the boat and put thick head gaskets on it.
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:09 PM
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JC. CR is about 12.7:1. I could slap some thicker head gaskets on it to sell it. but I guess I am to lazy to do that work just to sell it it wouldn't take much, the cylinders pump 205-210 psi. If it got down to around 180 psi it would run on 93 i would think.

I thought too old would just come up here and get it to put on his showroom floor
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Old 02-13-2006, 11:13 PM
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Its too clean for Fred. He likes the less loved models
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the 110 octane can't be helping... sorry.
I would have to agree. You are not gonna sell it to the "casual" boater with that requirement. A "serious" speed freak is gonna want something bigger.

Just my two-cents...
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Old 02-14-2006, 12:58 PM
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You need an honest opinion.

I got back into boating in 1998 and after much searching bought a 3 year old 1995 180 Baja islande with just 40 hours on it. The thing looked brand new, was on a trailer with a Mercury V6 vortec that would take it to 55 mph.

As you know- boats depreaciate. I only paid $12,000 for that 3 year old boat with reliable Mercruiser power- and now you are asking the same amout of money for a nearly 20 year old boat with an engine that is about as far from user friendly (110 octane) as I can imagine.

If it were a 20 year old Pachanga I could understand your asking price. But it's not, it's a Power Play - an off brand to say the least. If that boat had a Mercruiser V-6 or V8 it might be worth $7000 or $8000. WIth that radical engine it's worth - less, and probably far less.

IMO, it's going to take a miracle to get anything even close to what you are asking.
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:41 PM
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Power Play isn't exactly an "off brand". Power play/power quest is a recognized name in the boat building game IMHO. I guarantee its built better than any 19 foot Baja too.

Travis, buy a junk yard dog 305 and slap it in, it will sell faster and then sell the mouse motor to a car guy.
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Power Play isn't exactly an "off brand". Power play/power quest is a recognized name in the boat building game IMHO.
Do a search on boat trader for 18 - 19 foot boats from 1987 to 1995. You'll get listings for 62 Sea Rays - and 1 Power Play.

If that doesn't qualify for being an Off-Brand then I guess I don't know what the term means.

I think your advice is good though. People looking at 18 foot runabouts probably aren't going to be in the mkt for one with a 110 octane required engine.

There could be that one lucky buyers out there, but that's like counting on winning the lottery imo.
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yup, I'd buy a 1800 runs new something or another slap that in there and then sell the motor seperate..
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