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Old 02-02-16
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Get it inspected by a qualified Marine Surveyor. Don't rely on a mechanic. They know about mechanics but aren't qualified to inspect a hull. A quick google will find a few in the Brisbane area.
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fibreglass boats don,t seem to hold good re sale values as opposed to the alloy craft. maybe this hull is in good condition but the outboard is getting on in life and thats where troubles start, you must have a good reliable engine in a boat.
another thing to consider is Fuel useage, these old 115 h.p 2 strokes do suck up the juice. i wouldn,t pay 11k for this.
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Well I think he was suckered in by the low hrs as he paid $19thou for it just over 12 mths ago

He advertised it in Gladstone area for a while for around 15t. and nothing
So leaving with me in Brisbane while away in Tasmania for few months


Sounds as thou if sound (inspected professionally) worth no where near 15 and possibly between 8-10. (And less to his brother)
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mrbitchi Get it inspected by a qualified Marine Surveyor.

+1.

As others have said lack of use could be a problem. Steering, electrical wiring, tilt & trim hydraulics, trailer wheel bearings all need to be checked.
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It's easy to buy the wrong boat. You need to think about how and where you plan to use it, how much fuel it will chew and how hard it is to tow and launch.
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It's easy to buy the wrong boat. You need to think about how and where you plan to use it, how much fuel it will chew and how hard it is to tow and launch.
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Motor is likely to suck 1L/km. It is more important to look at age of motor - 22 years rather than hours travelled. Corrosion may be a problem. Check availability of spares.

If the hull is sound and suits your needs I'd factor in a secondhand 2 stroke with reasonably low hours. Perhaps another 5k.

Not all things get better with age!!

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Hi,

I'd give the two stroke a miss of you can afford it - they are now phasing them out anyway.

Stinky, smelly and noisy!

Go the DFI Optimax, Evinrude E-TEC or a four stroke. Much better!

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