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Old 10-22-2006, 03:57 PM
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Old 10-22-2006, 04:29 PM
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i would imagine a mixture of both but i dont know for sure. does it make a difference?

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pam k, a BIG difference. Pass on this boat even if its free. There are too many good boats for sale...
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:19 PM
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Be very care full I read and it was also on this board some were that a fireman died cutting someone out of a car.He had cut his hand and it was a flood car from katrina.From what I understand the flood water was very toxic in some places oil raw sewage chemicals etc.
I would pass plus if it has a salvage title resale value won't be much
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Old 10-22-2006, 05:43 PM
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I'd pass on a sunken salt water boat. I think you'd be better off finding one that's not sunk. You most likely will have to replace everything except the hull. You'll have a lot more money and time invested than buying one that's already running, or just needs engines. You won't believe how much just the little things cost that you will have to replace.

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Old 10-22-2006, 07:32 PM
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I've bought sunken boats before, believe me you'll spend lots of time and money trying to get it right. You must replace anything electrical including wiring harnesses, switches, guages, all steering, controls and cables. Whatever you don't replace will go bad in a year or two. You're better off looking for a boat with no power that you can get cheap.
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:04 PM
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unless they are paying you some big $$ to take it away I would run from it as fast as I could. way cheapper and a lot less agravation to just spend the money on a running drive'n boat, There are some good deals out there on cafe's now. just my 2cts
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:35 PM
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The boat will have to be stripped to a bare hull, and start everything over from scratch. If that's something your husband is up for, have at it.
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:57 PM
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You have to have a little fun doing it. If it's not the case... I agrre with the above... Get a running one and worst comes to worst, redo the upholstery, the dash if you want! You'll still be ahead in time and money. But if he like doing that...
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:34 PM
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ruuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!! i went over to the site where alot of boats were brought , only thing i saw worth buying was a 16 hewes flats boat.... other than that, everything i saw was under for more than 2 hours...

whoever told you that is full of chit!

agree with other comments , it's a buyer's market on boats these days , alot of nice , ready to go cigarette's out there...
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