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Old 10-13-2007, 02:37 PM
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I have had my 95 Top Gun for 2 seasons now and enjoyed almost every weekend on it . Other than minor things the boat has been excellent . The 500 HPs with Bravo 1 s have around 450 hours on them . I'm looking at moving to a larger boat with more cabin space for my wife .
So the question is would you rebuild both engines and try and sell the boat with fresh power , look into replacement (take outs from another boat ) or just list it the way it is ?
I'm thinking boats like this don't sell overnight so I will most likely run it some next year anyway . A trade might be an option but no one seems that interested so far .
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What kind of boat are you looking to get?
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list the way it is ,, if the boat runs well , why put anymore $$$ in it because you won't get it back. best to ya!
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Most guys buying a used boat would rather do the rebuild themselves or by a TRUSTED pro. You will not get any where close to to the $ invested in a rebuild versus $ spent.
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Old 10-13-2007, 05:15 PM
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If it runs good, sell it like it is. First off, you'll never recoup the money for a rebuild, and personally, I'd rather buy one with a few hours on it, than take a chance on having some jack legged mechanic cobble it up.
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Sell it like it is if it is running well and there are no issues with it. Put the money into gas for your next boat
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+7 . Sell it the way it sits.


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All good advice. As IS.
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What kind of boat are you looking to get?
I'm looking at a Formula 400ss with Diesels . Took my wife to sea trial last weekend and we both like it . The weekend before we tried a 40' cruiser that cruised at 22 knots .
Pulled out of the harbour got on plane . We looked at each other and with out saying anything knew we are not ready to go that slow . The Formula seems like a nice compromise .
Too bad the other manufactures didn't make something like the Formula or Donzi . Looked very quickly at a Fountain but was very disappointed in the quality of the boat .

Thanks for the unanimous advise on the rebuild question .
My thinking was the Performance Boat world is very small and sure as chit something bad would happen when the new owner takes the boat and I end being the crook that sold him the boat .
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