- Apr 30, 2008
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Maybe it's had 100 hours of use the last 3 years and 97 it's first 19? Or maybe it's a channel queen type situation. Low run time but in the water a lot.even if stored indoors i would be worried about seals in drive and bellows, gaskets in motor would be suspect also ( dried out and hard )
It s a good looking boat and trailer:thumbsup
Nice shape for it's age at a fair price. $15K seems about right.
I was jus thinking a good looking boat and didn't seem to high. I didn't look real close. Jus looked like a nice boat is all. Maybe I should of titled the thread different ,Nice shape for it's age at a fair price. $15K seems about right.
The Alpha the transom assy is FUBAR, and it's going to need replaced with Bravo.
I spent about $5K on transom and drive 6 years ago to do the same thing on an '87 Eliminator 20.5 Sport. Figure that into the price and that puts it at $20K and that's what you're thinking for this right?
The hinge pins and swivel mounts were completely gone on the alpha transom assembly and the work level required to change the hinge pins was the same as replacing the whole assembly with Bravo parts. I bought a new Bravo Transom Assy from NuWave Marine on eBay minus the gimble ring. Put the Hill Propellers SS gimble ring on it and spent about $1200 on it in total. I bought the drive leg from a dealer in Florida for $3900. Sold the Alpha drive leg for $500. The 454 alpha drive had hardened gears and other upgraded parts.
Its been great unit for the 8 years I've owned it.
In my boat, the transom assy was wasted because of the torque of the 454. You mash the throttle and it literally twisted the hinge pins and swivel pin bushings. I sold the drive for $500 to a guy who has been using it ever since. The drive leg was never the problem, but I figured that if I was going to have to change the hinge/swivel pins I might as well go the whole nut.I was jus thinking a good looking boat and didn't seem to high. I didn't look real close. Jus looked like a nice boat is all. Maybe I should of titled the thread different ,
I am jus looking at used boats as the price of new boats , like we all know , are expensive
I have my eye on a few , will know more tomorrow
I was jus looking around and seen the ad and the color and condition caught my eye. Seemed like a nice boat is all. I think I would do a 210 Hallett before the vector.It looks like a very clean boat, that has nice colors & a timeless gel, however a rear bench hatch would make it more user friendly. Only 197hrs since '88? Wow... I wonder if this is a one owner boat? MM, were you looking in the 21-22ft range? Open or closed bow? There's a nice Cole 22 open bow on Shockwaves website, however I'm not sure you will like the colors or price, but it looks very clean.