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Old 12-31-2010, 02:34 PM
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In my never ending search for an affordable overnighter-sport cruiser I stumbled across another unit well within my budget that'll
even allow me funds to perform additional necessary items that seem to come with every unit in my price range.
Do any of y'all recognize this boat?
Should I be apprehensive of a nearly 30 year old boat?
Everything in my price range seems to be up to the mid 90's.
I've seldomly even clicked on boats from the 80's for sale.
This is a 1983 Formula F402 SR1

I'm not having any luck grabbing some other large pic's to paste, they end up showing like a postage stamp on preview post. Here's a link to the sellers photo hosting album.
http://s687.photobucket.com/albums/v...0%20GO%20FAST/
The only thing missing for me is a micro and a cooktop.
I'm open to any and all input, thanks again for you guys thoughts.

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get a good survey, well worth the $$$. If its never had a transom/stringers put in it, look at those areas carefully.
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It looks like a nice boat, hard to tell from the pictures but it looks like it has TRS outdrives. The are very strong drives and if not neglected will live practictally for ever. They had a hydraulic trans inside the boat behind the engine. The earlier units had a Merc Trans II, not too strong and very difficult to get parts for. Not a deal breaker just something to be aware of. If they are later units then the trans would be a Velvet drive, they are better, stronger and easier to service and get parts for. It is a pleasure to shift between forward and reverse on any TRS because the trans is like an automatic on a car, no gears grinding. Like earlier stated get a good survey and enjoy the new toy if it all works out.

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If its dry its a great boat
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That looks like a well cared for boat. Looks huge on that trailer for some reason.
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Thanks for your prompt replies!!!
Here's a copy/paste of the spec's that were with the listing.

TWIN 502 Magnums 8.2L (Freshened under 20hours ago!)
Eagle Forged Cranks
4-Bolt Main Bearing Caps
Eagle Forged Rods
GM Forged Pistons
ARP Bolts
Clevite 77 Bearings
GM High Rise Intake with Brass Inserts
Rectangular Ports Heads
Marine Performance Edlebrock 850-CFM Carbs
HEI Distributors
High Output Alternators
High Flow Water Pumps
Aeroquip Stainless Steel Lines & Fittings ($1K+)
1100 CCA Batteries
EMI Thunder Exhaust Headers and Stainless Risers ($5K+)
High Volume Oil Pump
MSD 6A Boxes
New hoses/belts
THE ENGINES WERE COMPLTELY PAMPERED WITH THE FINEST PARTS AND ACCESSORIES!
TRS Outdrives

The mechanic that bolted the engines in the hull pinched the transmission gaskets. Will need new transmission gaskets

Pioneer CD Player DEH-P4900IB
Kicker Amplifier
Polk Audio Speakers (SOUNDS GREAT!)
Radar Arch
12000BTU reverse cycle marine air a/c system
6.5kw Onan generator (needs work)
AM/FM CD with remote, Amp, subwoofer, and upgraded cockpit speakers
AC/DC fridge
Enclosed head with macerator pump
Fresh water system with 2 sinks. One in head, one in galley.
Wet bar with liquor decanters
Powdercoated aluminum swim platform
TRS outdrives
Mayfair full hydraulic steering system
Full line of Autometer gauges, including 2 GPS speedometers. 27 gauges total between port and starboard side
Fume detector
Halon system
K-planes
Mechanical drive and tab indicators
Sits on a 1991 Rolco Triple axle trailer.


As a complete novice into your sport, I could never begin to tell you guys and gals how grateful I am for the answers you've all provided me to my many questions on these threads.
I'll probably only get one chance in my lifetime to make this type of boat purchase, it's a must that I'm well informed and take my time searching for just the right one.
I stumbled across this website shortly after school started when I started my search and give it a A+++ score on great intel and it's members.

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They're a big heavy slow boat but they sure are a great riding boat. My father owned one when I was a little kid. He blew TRS's on it with just Mercruiser 330's infront of them. Its a huge boat with alot of cabin and cockpit room. Im sure he'll post up some pics and info on our old one.
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Yea but I doubt hell be in the Ocean (assuming you guys were). If hes easy on it those drives will be fine. Its not the kinda boat that pops out of the water
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I've seen that one on Lake Michigan for years. Cool boat.
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Ask Ted on here or Scott church. they can tell you about how they are. nothing wrong with formulas if they are taken care of...great boat.
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