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Old 03-01-2007, 09:55 AM
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I found a 1999 29 Scarab on e-bay and the auction ends tonight, how are those boats? I was looking to move up from a smaller 18ft Sea Ray. I would like something a little faster that I could stay the night on.

The Scarab has Twin 5.7L 350 motors with low hours? I did check NADA and traderonline to compare values and I seen a 99 Same color and motor package listed for 57K I know what people ask and what people actually get are to different things but the e-bay boat has a reserve set at 43K with a aluminum trailer.

Deal? Or should I keep looking?
Item number: 200079558741
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CONTACT 29SCARAB HERE ON THE BOARD HE IS SELLING HIS FOR A GREAT PRICE B/C HE IS MOVING AND YOU SAID YOU WANTED SOMETHING FASTER
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Looks like it's on here too.

http://www.offshoreonlyclassifieds.com/page-13374.html

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...ct=2903&cat=24

Here's another one too.

http://www.offshoreonlyclassifieds.com/page-13512.html
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I came oh so close to buying a 29 Scarab. Instead I bought a 1998 26 Scarab...bad move as that boat is a subpar design and build. The 29 Scarab however is more of a classic build with stringers. It is a great rough water boat with a super sharp bow and narrow beam. Top speed with the twin 350's is 67mph. I feel that if you could get this boat for low 40's and the professional survey checks out with no damage or rot you would be safe.
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One of the above is now sold That being said they are great boat IMO. A lot of bang for the buck, great ride and quality. I will miss mine, it is probably the cleanest loaded 29's on the market.

The one in the link above is the one on Ebay.

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Yes thats mine, I also have her listed on OSO. If you have any questions you can call my Cell (586) 260-9518 or my work number (248) 332-2440.

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If it helps I had a full survey done in July of 2006, the overall condition was “Excellent”
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I found a 1999 29 Scarab on e-bay and the auction ends tonight, how are those boats? I was looking to move up from a smaller 18ft Sea Ray. I would like something a little faster that I could stay the night on.

The Scarab has Twin 5.7L 350 motors with low hours? I did check NADA and traderonline to compare values and I seen a 99 Same color and motor package listed for 57K I know what people ask and what people actually get are to different things but the e-bay boat has a reserve set at 43K with a aluminum trailer.

Deal? Or should I keep looking?
Item number: 200079558741
43k is great .49kis about right. My first cig boat was 1997 29 with 502efi. Great boat but would go twins. No more speed but docking a lot easier. Can't go wrong with a Scarab. They might not make them any more but that was because of bean counters not because it wasn't a good boat.
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Well e-bay did not work for me this time, unless I'm willing to sell for 36K .

Sure sucks trying to sell a boat with 6 Inch's of ice on the lake.
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Rick, I give you credit for showing pics of the drives skegs, nicks, cracks, and the cleat and being honest. However these isssues probably scare a lot of people away. My thought on issues like this is that it is a good indication of how a boat was maintained, even if they were like that when you got it. I would also would question a survey that says overall excellent if these issues existed when the survey was done. Again, not picking on the boat but I think these issues will effect the price offered. just my thoughts.
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Rick, I give you credit for showing pics of the drives skegs, nicks, cracks, and the cleat and being honest. However these isssues probably scare a lot of people away. My thought on issues like this is that it is a good indication of how a boat was maintained, even if they were like that when you got it. I would also would question a survey that says overall excellent if these issues existed when the survey was done. Again, not picking on the boat but I think these issues will effect the price offered. just my thoughts.
The cleat I did down at Lake Cumberland, I have a new one in a box ready to go on when it warms up. The nicks and scratches (Only 3 Total) I thought were very acceptable on a 7-Year-old boat. The Skags, That’s the way they are and there is no point in lying about them, if some one shows up after a 4hr or more drive and finds the boat description to not be honest would just piss them off and make me look like a used car salesman.

I have seen plenty of boats in “Like New” or “Excellent” condition that I have looked at or sent someone to look at that were in far worst condition than mine only to be very disappointed and/or pissed that I wasted my time. I did not feel comfortable doing that to someone so I wanted to show all the flaws.

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