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would u buy a boat like this

Post by cummins diesel power » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:46 am

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AirBoat- ... erQ5fBoats

I would try & fix a boat like this up of coarse. btw i wonder how long they've been
runnin this thing w/out the d*mn air filter
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Post by plumcrazy » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:12 pm

keep lookin basket case for sure

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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by goldhunter_2 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:13 pm

it doesn't look like it has been run for some time, but the air cleaner is laying there just looks like they removed it for some reason
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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by cummins diesel power » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:17 pm

i must've passed over the filter. anyway's that would make a pretty neat fishing/river cruising boat.
would you go with another prop or a carbon prop on a boat like that.
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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by hogdoggin » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:20 pm

i would keep looking by the time you got that thing fixed up you woulda been able to buy a nice boat already done.

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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by nomad41 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:26 pm

I would run not walk away.It states it has been sitting.Odds are motor will need refreshing real soon.Prop is toast.Its already up to mid 3000.00.You can do better.Boats 29 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by BigJakesrq » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:32 pm

I agree with the masses on this one. By the time you get her fixed up, you could have bought a lot better of a boat from the start.

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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by akblackdawg » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:34 pm

Looks like a $1000 fixer upper, have to plan on rebuilding everything and spending a lot of money. Most likely get a much better useable boat for $5000 with a lot less invested, and a reduction unit. Bud
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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by cummins diesel power » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:41 pm

i believe your right. my friends parents bought a boat for 600.00 & since then
they've spent that much or more gettin it going. It still has problem's
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Post by rogerlucas » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:54 pm

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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by Duane Scarborough » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:08 pm

It's up to $3,806.00 now. :shock: And the reserve is not met yet. :lol:

If I ran across it locally, for less than $1,000.00, I'd maybe consider it.

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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by yobee » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:01 pm

If you were to buy that i would consider the only thing you would use is the seat shells, the hull and the trailer. Everything else should be tossed. Keep looking. Theres so many good boats for sale right now it's ridiculous!
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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by goldhunter_2 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:52 pm

I replace the motor and the prop form what i can see you be better finding another boat with the economy like it is there are plenty of better deals out there
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Post by flyin blind » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:30 pm

lol looks as if he is using his head cause he is askin questions on here. :lol:
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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by Duane Scarborough » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:34 pm

flyin blind wrote:lol looks as if he is using his head cause he is askin questions on here. :lol:

I guess he is, huh? :)

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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by cummins diesel power » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:24 pm

yes Duane, i was using my head. :)
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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by GladesAirboat » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:13 pm

I kinda like the custom walk around 2X8X12'S and the Walk up center steps to operators platform. Prop might need a gallon of shellac, But hey guys you heard the man it runs great! And lets not pass over the side by side passanger seats so when they chew you don't spit on the operator, HA HA HA
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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by Quackcephus » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:46 pm

I'd have to pass to... you can do much better, especially on the Brazos, as someone always has a rig for sell. :wink:
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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by walleye52753 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:20 pm

If i didnt have to drive more than half a mile to get it (for frear that someone might see me towing it) Id give 800 bucks for the hull,trailer, misc parts, and scrap. :D as long as no one caught me towing it. If they did... id tell them im towing it for a buddy then haul it to the scrap yard to save face. :oops:

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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by SWAMPCRACKER85 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:08 pm

looks to me like its been sitting since 1980...I would pass it up for sure...for what you would have to put in to make it run...you could just go buy a good used turn key boat jmo...
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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by FP1201 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 6:55 pm

Seems a little strange that the seller is in Indiana and the boat's in Texas...
IMHO you could find a much better boat than that one in the classified for the same money, even if you had to go to Florida to pick it up.
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Re: would u buy a boat like this

Post by Swampsaver » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:58 pm

Great boat if you got LOTS time and money to invest. I would give $500 if delivery is included.

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Post by JAMES » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:01 pm

COME ON GUYS IT HAS WOODEN STAIRS TO GET UP THEIR TO THE STICK

IT IS ONE OF A KIND :lol:
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