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Old 02-05-2010, 11:09 AM
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I'm looking at a 1998 28 Profile that needs some work. It needs interior and a lower unit. I think I can get it around 14k. Is that a good deal? Or should I just walk away from it.

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Old 02-05-2010, 01:17 PM
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If it seems like too good of a deal, it probably is.. If its just a lower unit (assuming its a bravo 1) you can swap it for a couple grand from ebay or classifieds.. If the motor is in good shape and the hull isnt beat to hell, itd be hard to beat that.. Where is the ad??
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:59 PM
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Its not advertised its just through word of mouth.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:04 PM
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Zack, I'd grab it. Thats a price you normally see with an offbrand cat. The profiles are proven lake boats and a blast to drive. Insurance will be killer but on a boat that cheap you may have a few options. I'd get it surveyed tho as a transom or stringer job may be why its priced the way it is.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:21 PM
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If it is the one in New Orleans area that it has been sitting outside for a while you may want to look at it closely.
Profie 28 is a nice boat but your 14 can turn into 40 real easy.

Trailer?
When did the Motor run last?
Drive?
Gauges?
+ what you see you need
interior?
lower?

Not trying to discourage you but from a guy in a big project like this I know how fast it adds up.
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If it is the one in New Orleans area that it has been sitting outside for a while you may want to look at it closely.
Profie 28 is a nice boat but your 14 can turn into 40 real easy.

Trailer?
When did the Motor run last?
Drive?
Gauges?
+ what you see you need
interior?
lower?

Not trying to discourage you but from a guy in a big project like this I know how fast it adds up.
Man your avatar really sucks.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:32 PM
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Man your avatar really sucks.

don't break the seal
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Like Pete said, if it the one one that is on airline hwy by the trophy shop, it has been sitting outside for a LONG time.

Break the seal, now thats funny!
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The 28' PROFILE cat is the old Redline molds great working boat. I would glass up the transom and hang a pair of Merc280 ROS's on the transom and run down some 28' Skaters !
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Yea right !!!
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