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#11501381 - 03/25/16 06:06 PM I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in the water
Coach Hark Offline
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What are your thoughts and advice on this situation? The owner won the boat in a tournament and has never used the boat. Deal or no deal?


Edited by Coach Hark (03/30/16 09:10 PM)
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#11501384 - 03/25/16 06:08 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
redmojo Online   content
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Price? Type of boat? Get it inspected and take it on the water for a test drive. Find it hard to believe someone never touched a boat in 17 years but crazy things happen all the time.

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#11501387 - 03/25/16 06:12 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
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I find it hard to believe too. I'm going to see the boat tomorrow and the owner swears it's never been in water which is kind of scary. But, to get a brand new 17 year old boat would be cool. I'd rather not post he brand and engine in case I want it and miss out. Both are brand names and held in high respects in boats and engines. Not to be a prick but just wanting advice on what to check and what not.


Edited by Coach Hark (03/25/16 06:15 PM)
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#11501393 - 03/25/16 06:15 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
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Fair enough, good luck!

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#11501404 - 03/25/16 06:19 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
Coach Hark Offline
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I'm just looking for what to look for and get inspected and checked out by a mechanic. What worries should I have and things like that. I'm not trying to be a prick about it just wondering what others would look at in this purchase?
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#11501413 - 03/25/16 06:24 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
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I have my eyes on a boat down the street that I have never seen out of the garage in 10 years,

Has it been covered, or under a cedar tree for 17 years?

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#11501417 - 03/25/16 06:25 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
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If it has fuel in it go ahead and plan on rebuilding the entire fuel system. Going to need new tires, batteries, motor could be froze (doubtful though).


Edited by grout-scout (03/25/16 06:26 PM)

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#11501458 - 03/25/16 07:00 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
redmojo Online   content
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If it looks good and you can test drive it and want to move forward take it to a marine shop and spend a couple hundred dollars to get it throughly inspected. It may be hard to even get started to be honest.

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#11501479 - 03/25/16 07:19 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
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I would simply ask the seller if he's willing to take the boat to a reputable dealer for a buyers inspection on your dime. I would gladly pay a couple of hundred to save thousands on an unknown issue.

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#11501491 - 03/25/16 07:25 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: K.D.]
Fishbonz Offline
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Originally Posted By: K.D.
I would simply ask the seller if he's willing to take the boat to a reputable dealer for a buyers inspection on your dime. I would gladly pay a couple of hundred to save thousands on an unknown issue.
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Edited by Fishbonz (03/25/16 07:25 PM)
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#11501492 - 03/25/16 07:26 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
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Yep

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#11501512 - 03/25/16 07:48 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
Coach Hark Offline
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Thanks for info men. My main concern is the fuel injectors probably have gummed up. I'm planning on taking it to a boat mechanic before any transaction takes place.
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#11501515 - 03/25/16 07:50 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: MARKIT]
Coach Hark Offline
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Registered: 01/11/12
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Loc: Burleson, Texas
Originally Posted By: MARKIT
I have my eyes on a boat down the street that I have never seen out of the garage in 10 years,

Has it been covered, or under a cedar tree for 17 years?


Stored in the garage says the seller.
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#11501548 - 03/25/16 08:08 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
Scott A. Online   content
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Registered: 09/16/07
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Loc: Little Elm, Tx
I seen the boat also and thought wow!
I think it is a carb motor though

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#11501663 - 03/25/16 08:49 PM Re: I'm looking at a 1999 boat and motor that has never been in he water [Re: Coach Hark]
BigBassJake Offline
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Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 220
Loc: Vidor , TX
I wouldn't try to run it until a mechanic went thru it. Everything from the impeller on the water pump to the throttle cable might be bad. Dirt dobbers could be living in the carbs. It would be pretty sweet tho...

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