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Old 06-03-2010, 03:51 AM
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looking to buy a Scarab 300 for sale. Has 350s looks original. Still has through TRS exhaust and no thru hull.

Anything I should really be looking for in the way of known issues for these hulls?

Has a broken steering cable. What and where parts to replace.

Anything better to replace with?

Going rate for a '77 Scarab 300 w/ 350 with a tune up required and steering cable broken w/ trailer?

Thanks
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:39 AM
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biggest issue is transom and stringer wetness/rot
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That is an old boat the possibly has many major issues. It is likely you will end up either sinking way more than you want to into this boat, or owning it and not being able to reliably use it.

If you are looking at a 32 year old boat becuase it is the only way to get a 30' at your price point, I'd suggest a smaller boat. Just my thoughts.
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Transom and stringer inspection requires drilling and or knocking on the fiberglass listening for hollow areas?

Is there easy stringer access anywhere?

It isn't so much the money, more the availability up in Canada. Not a lot of offshore hulls. I will be doing all my own work, so cost wise a little cheaper anyway.
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What can I expect for cruising fuel consumption on average. Or what do you get on your scarab 30?

30-35 MPH use about 20 GPH ish? Maybe 25 GPH?

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or a moisture meter
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you could EASILY drop 40 or 50K getting that boat right. It's really either an old boat to pass on or a collectors piece with an open checkbook.
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Originally Posted by Art_H View Post
looking to buy a Scarab 300 for sale. Has 350s looks original. Still has through TRS exhaust and no thru hull.

Anything I should really be looking for in the way of known issues for these hulls?

Has a broken steering cable. What and where parts to replace.

Anything better to replace with?

Going rate for a '77 Scarab 300 w/ 350 with a tune up required and steering cable broken w/ trailer?

Thanks
What part of Canada are you in, and what body of water will you be boating on?
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I have a 77 300 all original ... small blocks w/ TRS ... It has had the transome and stringers done and I changed the electronic shifters to full mechanical (factory replacement parts) and have had a ton of fun with the boat... not real fast but handles great ...

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Also, changed the Trans cooling lines to vent thru hull instead of thur exhaust... huge difference in cooling trans...
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