I inow where an older Gambler is with a pretty fresh 150 (I think)Merc is that is in that price range. Not mine. If interested let me know & we can get in touch. It's definitely a doable thing to find an older boat thats worth the money as long as you DONT rush & look at one thoroughly. $6-8K aint chicken scratch either. Its STILL hard earned money.
'98 Tr20 Triton completly updated & rigged, 05 Magnum c-channeltrailer
'94 Merc 200Xri completly rebuilt & noseconed/low water pickup lower unit.
92' ChampioN 201DCR Elite repower in progress.