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Old 08-13-2008, 08:47 PM
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Hi everybody,first time on the site. Looks great.I'm lookin to get back into an offshore boat again.I'm no millionare so I lookin for a reasonable good boat. I found a 1999 38 scarab with 525 sc's. low hours, lots of options. I dont know alot about Wellcrafts besides the dont make these Scarabs anymore. Honestly how are these Scarabs compared to say a FAstech or Fountain? I know its no Outerlimits but just tryin to get some real facts from real boaters. thanks for any help and opinions
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The Scarab should be a good solid boat depending on how it was cared for. Build quality on all 3 boats in that year range is probably relatively equal. Ride quality in the Scarab will probably higher than the others with the Fastech being comparable.

I have owned 3 others and currently own a Scarab. I have never had any issues other than very minor that would relate to build quality.

Have a survey done prior to purchase. If it checks out good and you take care of it after purchase, you should have no trouble with the boat itself for a long time.
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I had a 96 Scarab that was well taken care of and I never had any major issues with it. They are real solid boats! Like Scarabman says, spend the money on a survey and if it checks out I can't imagine you would be disappointed with the ride/handling. Even though they don't make them anymore (at least not the performance ones), I still think they are bad a$$ boats!
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I have a client that has a 2002 38' Scarab....if interested call me 269.208.5321
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thanks everybody !! Sounds like a Scarab could be the right boat for me. I'm an auto tech for almost 20 years now so I'll probally do my own engine checks,leak down,commpression,ect... Anything else I should look for that might be notable to Scarabs only? Crazyfast, I will give you a call, thanks
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thanks everybody !! Sounds like a Scarab could be the right boat for me. I'm an auto tech for almost 20 years now so I'll probally do my own engine checks,leak down,commpression,ect... Anything else I should look for that might be notable to Scarabs only? Crazyfast, I will give you a call, thanks
If you do your own engine checks you should still have a survey done and specifically check the transom and stringers near the transom for water intrusion or rot. This is not specific to Scarabs but all boats.

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thanks everybody !! Sounds like a Scarab could be the right boat for me. I'm an auto tech for almost 20 years now so I'll probally do my own engine checks,leak down,commpression,ect... Anything else I should look for that might be notable to Scarabs only? Crazyfast, I will give you a call, thanks
By the way, if you consider a Scarab smaller than a 38, I have been contemplating selling my 33. It is factory stock and about as bada$$ a boat as Wellcraft built w/ 600s and all the options.

Something to think about!
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Your not looking at the boat in Georgia are you???
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ya, I have been talking to Scott down there. Do you have any info about it?
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thanks Scarabman, but I def want to go bigger than what I've had before. I had a 33 Viper, no options just speed.
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