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Old 08-21-2008, 03:35 PM
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I have been looking to upgrade to a 24-28' boat for a while. I wanted a project at first and lots of people have talked me out of that. However, I saw this boat on eBay as a "mechanic special" which kind of scared me, but I still checked it out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...TQ:MOTORS:1123

Guy said he wanted $6,500 minimum with the blown motor. Is it worth that? NADA book only calls for low retail of $6,140. Saw a few guys on here with 454's for sale pretty cheap. Would it be better to buy a new or rebulit engine or have this one rebuilt? Oh, I am awaiting a response as to what exactly happened to the blow the motor.

All thoughts and input would be appreciated. Thanks!!!
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I don't feel it's worth $6500 with a blown motor. I would ask about the transom and stringers also. Make sure they aren't rotted. Just my .02
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Project will cost more in the end than buying one done.
I'm not sure how much you can do on your own, but my advice is to find a good boat owned by one of the respected members on this site.
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Project will cost more in the end than buying one done.
I'm not sure how much you can do on your own, but my advice is to find a good boat owned by one of the respected members on this site.
Beat me to it. You're right on the money there.

There are a ton of boats just like this one on the market- only in good shape and running. The current bid is higher than what the boat is worth- and that's assuming nothing else is wrong with it. You could easily be another 3 grand buried in it if the drive is f'ed.
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Here is what the seller says.

"owner didn't winterize it, and water in the block cracked it. Bravo One that is 3 years old, owner hit a log and the insurance company paid for a new outdrive."

I can get the block stripped and everything onto a new block with a little help from a buddy at his shop. He just did the same with his boat and it is running great.

I saw a thread where a few people said they had blocks for sale, but can't seem to find it now.
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Might want to look into this one before you jump on that Baja. I don't know anything about this particular boat other than it's a 24' Pantera, with a running motor.

http://forums.screamandfly.com/forum...d.php?t=166277
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Here is what the seller says.

"owner didn't winterize it, and water in the block cracked it. Bravo One that is 3 years old, owner hit a log and the insurance company paid for a new outdrive."

I can get the block stripped and everything onto a new block with a little help from a buddy at his shop. He just did the same with his boat and it is running great.

I saw a thread where a few people said they had blocks for sale, but can't seem to find it now.
Why would you want to pay $6500 for a boat that doesn't have an engine when you can have all of them you'd want for $6500 with running engines?
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1988, lets do simple math

say $6000 for boat
say$3000 for a used motor
say$2000 to put in rig and BS stuff

you are up to 11K and who knows what else is wrong, not worth it. For your price range do a search on Switzer boats, they made a 24 that should get close to what you want to accomplish.

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The truest sign of a neophyte boater is their gross underestimation of what can possibly go wrong and what it will cost to fix it.
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The truest sign of a neophyte boater is their gross underestimation of what it will cost.
sorry chris, but i had to edit.
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