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#10796964 - 04/25/15 05:50 PM 17' Build up cost estimate?
General Jigs Offline
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Registered: 02/26/09
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Loc: tx
so i found a 17' crestliner, on a trailer for $400. it is completely stripped out, no wood floors or anything. its just the aluminum shell. what do you guys think it would cost me to build it up with a 50-60hp motor, controls, console, flooring, carpet, seats etc.
i would do all the work, build and installation myself and would source used motor and controls.

my rough guess is:
motor w/controls- $600-800
flooring - $250-300
carpet - $200-300
wiring $150
lights - $100
storage -$200

rough estimate $2100 including boat cost



Edited by General Jigs (04/25/15 07:52 PM)
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#10797077 - 04/25/15 06:48 PM Re: 17' Build up cost estimate? [Re: General Jigs]
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New motor - $5000+
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#10798244 - 04/26/15 01:52 PM Re: 17' Build up cost estimate? [Re: General Jigs]
Biscuits Offline
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Loc: Medina Lake Tx
Sounds about right. You should check with Gary Purdy on here. I think I remember him having a good used 50hp on here he is trying to set up with a new owner.
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#10799161 - 04/26/15 09:05 PM Re: 17' Build up cost estimate? [Re: General Jigs]
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Carpet and floor....Need to bump those up a lil'.
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#10799503 - 04/26/15 11:29 PM Re: 17' Build up cost estimate? [Re: Lifetime Angler]
General Jigs Offline
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Originally Posted By: RAINYGIRL
Carpet and floor....Need to bump those up a lil'.


Thanks, i know a guy who owns an upholstery shop so i'm hoping i could get some discount marine grade material. i probably won't go through with the deal, as i am already busy enough with projects; taking on another might just take away any slight chance of fishing time i may have. better to save up and buy a used boat for 4-5k that doesn't need any major work.
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