Like Tree0Likes

Opinions

Reply
Old 06-08-2007, 12:08 AM
  #1
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 12
Default Opinions

Any opinions on a 1987 Chris Craft '32 stinger? I am going back to look at one for the second time this weekend. The one I am looking @ has two less than 30hrs 454's, a 3 axle trailer with less than 100 miles on it, and all new exterior upholstery.

I am going to climb into the bilges and check the stringers, give the transom the rap test, and a general "kick the tires".

Anything I should look 4 on this particular era Chris? I think what I am going to get this thing for is a awsome deal, just want to make sure.

Even if the hull is no good I may buy it and part it out.

Input is greatly appreciated

Jerry
pacsdr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 07:43 AM
  #2
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (3)
 
cigrocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Endicott, NY
My Boats: Playboy T/S
Posts: 2,097
Default

Test drive, check the transom, gimbal play. Get a survey. Best 350 spent. Leak Down Test. just my opinion. I guess others will chime in
cigrocket is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 08:10 AM
  #3
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Maryland
Posts: 441
Default

Survey, survey, survey......
hpoffshore is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 08:47 AM
  #4
Registered
 
Reggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: West Liberty Iowa, 7 MM LOTO
My Boats: Fountain Lightning Classic 1997
Posts: 422
Default

What they said, then you'll know and won't be guessing.
Reggie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 09:32 AM
  #5
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (3)
 
cigrocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Endicott, NY
My Boats: Playboy T/S
Posts: 2,097
Talking

Also, for the year of the boat. Its going to need a survey for insurance purposes and if you plan on financing any of it. Get the survey and sleep at night.
cigrocket is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 01:31 PM
  #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mansfield, TX
My Boats: 1990 28 Apache SOLD!, 1990 16 Wahoo DC, 1973 40 Kingscraft
Posts: 5,701
Default

Check the condition of the drives by looking at the gimbal rings. Look for play in the steering by shaking the outdrives back and forth and looking at the steering wheel at the same time. This can be very costly to fix. I watched my mechanic do this on a boat I almost bought - he told me $5000 to fix both outdrives.

1987 Stinger - its heavy and lots of wood. If the transom has not rotted out yet, consider yourself lucky. It will probobly happen soon. Not really much of a market for these boats. They do not sell fast. They don't go fast. 70mph is about all they were designed to go and from what I hear more power won't do it much good.

Disclaimer: I have never ridden in a stinger, never worked on one. I have done quite a bit of research on them.
TexomaPowerboater is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2007, 11:50 AM
  #7
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 12
Default

Great info folks, I always get my boats surveyed, but I like to do a pre-survey just to see if I can save that $$$, when I decide it is no good on my own.

I know these are big, heavy and slow, but what I am really interested in is the motors (for other projects). The wife and I just thought we might put a few hours on it until the fall.

Thanx for the input, I will update later.
pacsdr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
HMBB
Powerquest
25
12-02-2007 10:33 AM
Downtown42
Fountain
40
12-16-2006 12:38 PM
Need-the-Speed
Fountain
22
12-24-2005 06:19 PM
Semper Fi
General Boating Discussion
8
10-09-2004 09:08 AM
26scarab
General Boating Discussion
6
03-14-2002 09:49 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:43 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.