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Old 07-31-2017, 08:56 PM
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I'm looking for a 1979-1984 Wellcraft Scarab 377 with the staggered engine layout as a project boat. Must have all rigging and power. Must not be bottom painted.

Target price: under $10,000 depending on condition

Are any of these hiding around?

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They pop up occasionally on he powrboat swap shop on Facebook.
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Thanks for the tip-I just requested to join that group.
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One on Craigslist I saw last night
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https://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/b...213976675.html

a little above your budget, but it is a staggered 377...

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a little above your budget, but it is a staggered 377...
Yes, I've seen this one - the bottom paint makes me reluctant to talk seriously. While I've never removed bottom paint, I can't imagine it would be a pleasant job, nor would be potentially re-spraying and sanding fair the entire bottom. I've done some gelcoat work (transom and some interior pieces of my current boat) and that was a big enough job on its own.

Has anyone tackled removing bottom paint and have a story to tell?
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did it on my Stinger, while it's not the easiest job it's not the worst either...
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What do you consider to be the worst job, so I'll have a frame of reference?
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I took the bottom paint off the bow area of my Formula 242LS. Why someone would paint the whole hull black is beyond me. I used Aqua Strip. It worked very well. I did it about 3 times. It got it down to the original gelcoat. The only downside was the boat had black bottom paint over red bottom paint over the white gelcoat. When I got the gelcoat cleaned up the red bottom paint was stuck in all the sanding grooves from where they rough sanded the bottom to prep it for paint. I think they sanded it with 20 grit sandpaper, the grooves were so deep. Ive heard that bottom paint only knocks off 3-4 MPH, so does the cost and effort to remove bottom paint justify the speed gains on an old staggered 377 Scarab, probably not. It just creates a negotiating point to get the boat cheaper.
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I know of one in the Tri-City area. I'm not sure of the guys story but he has been out of contact for a while and the boat has been sitting all summer, he may be willing to sell. It is definitely a 377 Scarab but can't say for sure if it's staggered or not.
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