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Found a deal! 4 years 5 days ago #104426

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Here's a 1963 Century Resorter I just bought for $800...all original, 100% complete with all parts, decent original interior, running engine and a trailer that is probably only good for the trip home. As planked mahogany (not plywood) boats go, I think this was a pretty good deal.









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Re:Found a deal! 4 years 5 days ago #104429

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great score jan . boat looks real good. frog

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Re:Found a deal! 4 years 5 days ago #104430

NICE. - I LIKE.

yours, satx

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Re:Found a deal! 4 years 5 days ago #104438

is that a 327 rambler engine? 327 gray marine?

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Re:Found a deal! 4 years 5 days ago #104441

Excellent find!!!!!!!!! Why the heck can't I find deals like that!?!?!?!?

Bob

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Re:Found a deal! 4 years 5 days ago #104446

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Wow! That is a steal, great find. The Graymarine Fireball looks like the exact 327cu in, 225 hp that I had in my Sabre. You might have to go through those sidewinder carbs though, if not properly set up the aft one will leak onto the block. It's all in setting up the float level. If you need info on that engine and drivetrain I have all the part manuals and service manuals that I will share.

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Re:Found a deal! 4 years 5 days ago #104447

Great deal, I saw a windshield for that boat for 600 on craigs

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Re:Found a deal! 4 years 4 days ago #104477

Beautiful. Nothing better then finding a deal like that.

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Re:Found a deal! 4 years 4 days ago #104480

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Really nice buy! Something new to keep you out of trouble! ;)

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Great to be on board.
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Re:Found a deal! 4 years 4 days ago #104492

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Well, I don't need another boat. This latest one makes nine but I just couldn't turn it down. I find these deals by scouring Craigslist in four major southern cities in my general area. It's been awhile since I found a good deal but they're out there: 1969 Correct Craft Ski Nautique for $300 (advertised as "old boat"); 1963 OMC Deluxe for $300; 1955 Shepherd for $1,500, etc. Craigslist is the bomb! Everything I find is within driving distance. Actually, I envy you guys in the Pacific NW. I find fantastic deals in Oregon and Washington. Another little trick I use is Ebay Boats with a $500 limit. Just plug in the minimum/maximum price on the left side and hit "search." Here's the direct web address:

www.ebay.com/sch/Boats-/26429/i.html?_momoc=1&_rdc=1

I just saw a 1938 Elco CFruisette, floating and running strong, no reserve, for $2,025.!

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Re:Found a deal! 4 years 4 days ago #104493

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OK...check this one out. No reserve, 1965 Chris Craft 49' Constellation with twin RUNNING Detroit diesels. Current bid: $10.98. Naturally, it's in San Diego or I'd be all over it.

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"Vintage quality beats new junk every time." - J. S. Hadley
"Anything supposed to do two things does both of them half-assed." - J. S. Hadley
"Success makes...

Re:Found a deal! 3 years 11 months ago #104728

Transportation for that thing would be a small fortune. It sure was nice to day dream for a minute

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