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Old 07-05-2003, 07:47 AM
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I have seen a few late 70's pieces in flawless original condition as well as a few late 90"s pieces that were wet wrotten pieces of chit. It all depends on quality and care period. Find the right one and a boat can last 20 to 30 yrs easy.
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Old 07-05-2003, 12:49 PM
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I sold a 77 Scarab in 2000. It was a very well maintained boat, stored out of the water. When I sold it the new buyer had a survey. They found no moisture in the boat, but the encapuslating on the stringers was starting to seperate from the wood. so even if there is no rot that is one more thing to take into consideration.
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A buddy just did his 84 Fountain. Always well kept and stored out of water. Still needed all new stringers and bulkheads. Water seemsto find a way
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I had to do this on a 1989 boat:
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Thank God it wasn't my Checkmate!
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They sure don't build boats like they used to.....
THAT'S A GOOD THING.......!
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What about the new boats that are built with out wood?
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