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#10797147 - 04/25/15 07:32 PM Need some help!!!!
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Registered: 08/14/11
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Loc: Bangs, Texas
Just got my uncles boat out of the barn for the first time since 2001. It is a Skeeter 175 Limited Edition with a Johnson GT 150. It has dust all in the Carpet but is in pretty goo condition considering it has not seen the light of day in 14 years. What is it worth?

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#10797150 - 04/25/15 07:34 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: RConner]
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That engine will need a complete overhaul

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#10797169 - 04/25/15 07:42 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: blooper961]
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Originally Posted By: blooper961
That engine will need a complete overhaul



How exactly do you know that?
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#10797174 - 04/25/15 07:43 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: RConner]
RConner Offline
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Just cranked it up and it sounded good to me

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#10797182 - 04/25/15 07:48 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: RConner]
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Registered: 02/16/13
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Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: RConner
Just cranked it up and it sounded good to me

she's ready to go fishing then just make sure ur close to the bank for a while to make sure she ain't leaking..

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#10797205 - 04/25/15 08:03 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master]
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Registered: 05/02/03
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Loc: Prosper, TX
Better change that 14 year old water pump and any old fuel lines. If it has any problems running stop right away and get it looked at. Most boats that sit that long end up having problems and can easily blow the motor if not addressed quickly.
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#10797215 - 04/25/15 08:06 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: RConner]
RConner Offline
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He needs the money and wants me to sell it but I have no idea what it is worth. Any help?

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#10797286 - 04/25/15 08:47 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: RConner]
YankHardReelFast Offline
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Registered: 03/09/08
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Loc: Huntsville, TX
What year model is it?

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#10797291 - 04/25/15 08:49 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: RConner]
Chris B Online   content
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Really depends on how well the boat cleans up, whats not working and what shape the engine is in after sitting that long. I would think if everything is in great shape it could go $8-9,000 at the very top end. If it has problems it could be way less though. If the motor needs rebuilding its not worth much at all.
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#10797400 - 04/25/15 09:54 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: RConner]
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What you are going to find is all the wiring in and around the motor will become brittle when it gets hot again. It will take time but the rubber will begin to crumble away on the wires. It has been sitting a long time at 13 -14 years even though it probable doesn't have very many hours on it.

The gel-coat will need lots of attention also with the boat not being covered all these years. If you sell it as is then your buyer is taking a real chance. Top price would be $4,500.
If you guys spend a little money ($1,500) on it and bring it back to life then you may get $6,500 and your buyer will be much happier.
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#10798402 - 04/26/15 03:50 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: RConner]
RConner Offline
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Loc: Bangs, Texas
Thanks Mr Harper that is what I needed to know.

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#10798480 - 04/26/15 04:29 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: RConner]
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Loc: Dallas,tx
Post some pictures

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#10798503 - 04/26/15 04:41 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: RConner]
RConner Offline
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#10798506 - 04/26/15 04:42 PM Re: Need some help!!!! [Re: RConner]
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