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Old 02-08-2009, 11:48 AM
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I've got a 1990 Switzer. 454mag 385hp. Like Baja Will said not a bad boat although I've only been 62-63 GPS. Been very reliable with that power. Boat tends to slide when cornering at speed. Only like 21 degree deadrise. Look for blisters on the hull bottom. Heard people speak of that. Mine doesn't have that problem. Also I did a value check for mine on myboatus and it came back at $13,000.00+/- without trailer in my area of NJ. Goodluck.

Does your boast says Switzer on it somewhere? Is there a hull number on it? I can't find any markings on this boat.
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Does your boast says Switzer on it somewhere? Is there a hull number on it? I can't find any markings on this boat.
Yeah the Vinyl interior says Switzer on it. It also has a fiberglass swim platform that has Switzer molded into it and the Hull number is on the right of the transom. SWT blah, blah ,blah. Sounds a little high priced. $8500.00 + $1500.00 for the trailer. Your up to 10k and still have to do a lot a work the way it sounds. I paid $13000.00 turn key in Aug. 2006 with the trailer in a much better economy, and drove the boat that day.
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They want $8500 WITHOUT the trailer....the motor is in pieces, the head are off. The interior needs repair, the gelcoat buffed....and so on. They want an extra $1500 for the trailer.
Thats a little different story then, too many good deals to be bickering over a boat that is in pieces.

Here are some good deals for 15-20K turn key ready to go, much newer boats also.


http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...utlaw-94061856

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...andit-94424418

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...liber-93225196
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I agree, that is way to much money for one of those not in top condition. There are way better deals out there, I would walk on that one.
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Yeah the Vinyl interior says Switzer on it. It also has a fiberglass swim platform that has Switzer molded into it and the Hull number is on the right of the transom. SWT blah, blah ,blah. Sounds a little high priced. $8500.00 + $1500.00 for the trailer. Your up to 10k and still have to do a lot a work the way it sounds. I paid $13000.00 turn key in Aug. 2006 with the trailer in a much better economy, and drove the boat that day.
Yeah, This is what worries me. This boat has no markings. It has 2 teak swim decks on the back, and there is no Hull Number that I can find. I have asked the dealer for the number also and they cannot provide one. So I wonder it this actually what they say it is.
They also told me today, that Switzer was bought by Baja back in 1988 and that is why the NADA guide does not show any swtizers after 1987. Just seems weird that a boat builder would keep the old name of the boat 2 years after they supposedly bought the company.
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run don't walk . way too much
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I'm thinking of making them a low ball offer, once I determine if it is what they say it is.....can someone that has seen one of these boats look at this link and see if it is a Switzer or Baja or whatever?
They have lowered the price a little, but still don't say the engine is torn apart.
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/boa/1009738767.html
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I'm thinking of making them a low ball offer, once I determine if it is what they say it is.....can someone that has seen one of these boats look at this link and see if it is a Switzer or Baja or whatever?
They have lowered the price a little, but still don't say the engine is torn apart.
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/boa/1009738767.html
To the best of my knowledge, that is a Switzer, if it has VA #'s I may know previous owner, who visited GA often with the boat., I think they switched from wood swim platforms to fiberglass in 1990.

If the motor is in pieces, just assume its junk, I would look at a newer boat turnkey for a few thousand more. I think you will discover when trying to save a thousand in a boat sometimes ends up costing three thousand in the long run.

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It has Indiana registration numbers. Is has PURPLE RIVER painted on the back. I assume that was the name of the vessel.
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That is a Switzer..... once again leave that one there. Why spend that kinda $$ on a boat that the mfg went outa bis years ago? There are so many good deals out there on boats that are still being produced and the with layup tech that is far beyond what they had in there best day. Also think of resale, there won't be much if any. Do some more shopping.
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