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post #30 of Old 03-05-2008
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I did a survey this past weekend.
1982 31 ft sea-ray express cruiser, twin 7.4l 454, 330 hp each. 400 hrs on the motors.
He paid 45,000 for it 8 years ago.

The owner has had it for 8 years. it sat in the water for 5 years, on the hard the last 2. Thats 60 months @ 500.00 per month, and 24 months @ 350.00 per month dock and yard fees.

He said the 5kw generator was stolen about 5 yrs ago.

Anyway, heres what it "needs".
2 motors, these haven't been run in 5 yrs (seized),
2 rudders, the ones on the boat are nothing more than rudder posts. 2 props & shafts cutlass bearings and carriers, the ones on the tub are stubs. All thru hulls are unrecognisable.

Both trim tabs are covered with various forms of petrified sea-life.

The a/c, ice maker, and fridge all have had most of the lines chewed thru by rodents. Same thing with most of the electrical circuits.

oh, yea, the little thing... theres a hole in the hull where it sat on one of the wooden blocks. This kind of p.o.'d the owner because "he had it repaired 2 yrs ago".

Uh huh, well sparky it might have been a little better for ya if you'd replaced the leaking hatch like the marina told you to 2 years ago. Yes it was repaired, but the boat filled up with rain water again and the drains were plugged by said rodents. So, theres another gaping hole.

He's also a bit P.O'd that I put "salvage only" for the value.

Oh well.

We are not primarily on earth to see through one another, but to see one another through

Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything... but you can't help laughing when you push them down the stairs

Last edited by cardiacpaul; 03-05-2008 at 07:38 AM.
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