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Old 04-05-2014, 09:22 PM
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chris! we need an update since your visit on friday!

I've seen your boat 5 min ago advertised for 29 999$ ! i guess the survey you presented was bad if they lowered the price that much!


how did it go?
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Yea, they submitted the survey and it wasn't good at all...needs A LOT of work! There is a laundry list of things this boat will need before it is ready to go into the water. It's been sitting in that boat yard for nearly 3 years. There are red flags everywhere on this boat and I am extremely concerned that it will take another 2 seasons and $60K to get it to where it needs to be. So I made an offer and we shall see what happens...

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chris! we need an update since your visit on friday!

I've seen your boat 5 min ago advertised for 29 999$ ! i guess the survey you presented was bad if they lowered the price that much!


how did it go?
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:44 PM
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well, as of tonight, I think your potential futur boat is now in my neck of the wood! see link:

http://www.lespac.com/longueuil/vehi...&requester=SCH
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Yeppers, I lost out to a broker with a suitcase full of cash. I know for a fact that he bought that bought for $25K so feel free to beat him up on the price! ****ing broker *******s coming in and flipping boats for a quick profit!!! He forgot to mention it needs major stringer work. I'm pissed about that because it was my survey and offer that caused the bank to publicly lower the price to $30K and create a bidding war that brought out all these broker asaholes. *******s!!!!
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well, as of tonight, I think your potential futur boat is now in my neck of the wood! see link:

http://www.lespac.com/longueuil/vehi...&requester=SCH
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Originally Posted by chris_dobz View Post
Yeppers, I lost out to a broker with a suitcase full of cash. I know for a fact that he bought that bought for $25K so feel free to beat him up on the price! ****ing broker *******s coming in and flipping boats for a quick profit!!! He forgot to mention it needs major stringer work. I'm pissed about that because it was my survey and offer that caused the bank to publicly lower the price to $30K and create a bidding war that brought out all these broker asaholes. *******s!!!!

He did you a favor...keep shopping plenty of boats out there.
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He did you a favor...keep shopping plenty of boats out there.
Tons of boats out there but it sucks so hard that I invested soooo much time and effort into that machine only to have the bank come through and **** me. Even the broker selling the boat out of VA Beach said that was a cold move and that they were not aware they lowered the price publicly until their phone started blowing up. Ugh! G.W. Bush should of allowed the banks to fail! ****ing bankers never operate with integrity. At least in Canada you can trust the banking system.
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what about the mecanic part of it?
were the engines strong? the drives and gimballs?
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Originally Posted by jeff32 View Post
what about the mecanic part of it?
were the engines strong? the drives and gimballs?
The engines were solid! They were just rebuilt before the bank repo'd it. Drives and gimbles were is good condition as well but those would need rebuilt uppers in the near future. Other than that the only thing it needed was rebuilt carbs and stringer work then it would be ready for the water.
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That boat was a steal @ $25K..................
No way would I change from a trip to a twin especially in a 47 except to go to 6's and at least 800hp....
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