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Old 01-19-2004, 07:07 PM
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cigfox; i would suggest buying without power.start fresh know what you have.take care of it like you paid for it.reading your past posts you seem skepticle.good way to be when buying.my 2 cents.........

cya lucy...............
Lucy,
I have considered this option, and have located a exceptionally clean boat. First, the things I like.
I get to assemble my own engines, install new transmissions and rig the boat myself.
I will have to install a new interior, guages and wiring.
It will need a new Myco trailer.
In the end it will be a fine running, fine looking boat that I can have confidence in and take pride in because of the personal touch.
Now what I don't like.
I will need to take off from work 6 months to do this project. It is that time consuming. And I do not underestimate it. I am sure there are people who could do it faster, but not me, I hate rushing anything I want right.
6 months pay for me equals 45 to 50K. That is in addition to all the parts and machine work and the purchase price of the boat plus the damn insurance.
I think that is why we do see Apaches for sale that need so much work. When the owner figures out how much it will cost to get the boat right he says screw that it's not worth it. Then puts it up for sale. It is easy to put too much capital in a boat, and never be able to recoup it.
So back to the original gameplan. Shop the Apache market.
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Ed

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Old 01-19-2004, 07:15 PM
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good luck ed. any thing i can do let me know.
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Old 01-19-2004, 07:33 PM
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I was looking at the way your Apache is constructed. That boat is quality built to last!
Good luck with the new power.
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more photos comming the gimbals are in.
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Old 01-19-2004, 08:17 PM
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If you want to run 90 + along the shore do'nt buy an apache... NOW if you want to run 90+ in '6+ seas then an old apache is the way to go, ya maybe old heavy an slow behind the breakwater .... On the other side not much will keep up

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....except a Cigarette Top Gun twin step with a pair of Merc 575's!! Hahaha
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If you can afford it BUY IT, don't ever try and justify any Offshore boat purchase cause IT'S ALL SILLY SH#T!
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If you want to run 90 + along the shore do'nt by an apache... NOW if you want to run 90+ in '6+ seas then an old apache is the way to go, ya maybe old heavy an slow behind the breakwater .... On the other side not much will keep up
Please take video footage of an Apache running 90+ in 6+ seas... that I'd like to see!
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....except a Cigarette Top Gun twin step Hahaha
Amen. I'm ready for any challenge.
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