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Old 05-25-2009, 12:56 AM
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Hey guys and gals...thanks for the great site and all of the help... I'm struggling with conscience over a recent deal. I bought a 26' 88 nova spyder w/ twin 350's and got her for 7500.00 the owner of the boat is pressured by his wife to sell sell sell it, and he asked me if I'd "please give him 8k so he could sleep at night" I made the offer based on blue book values and some blistering I see in the hull...(over 100 small blisters) that requires immediate attention. I didnt have her surveyed, because it would take 3 weeks and neither myself or the seller wants to wait it out. So far, I've stuck to my guns on 7500.00, but I ask, is that a fair price, or am I seriously lowballing this boat? It's clean...no overhauls, 500 hrs, well cared for... any opinions or thoughts???
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:35 AM
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I'd say right on; 7k-9k
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Tell him to take sleeping pills.
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100 small blisters? I think I'd walk unless you just have to have it.
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100 small blisters? I think I'd walk unless you just have to have it.
And I'd wait for a survey, too. I doubt his boat will/would sell that quickly...
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If he's a nice guy, go ahead and give him another $1000. You'll also sleep better. Better yet, give him $2000!
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if everything else is ok, it's not much $ to go boating. you can fix it by yourself with a little work! if you get the blisters fixed and you pay full price... then it's another story...

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You are NOT low balling him at that price at all.
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The Nova hulls were known to have blistering issues.
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20 yr old boat w/100 blisters.He should be losing sleep for asking 8K.
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