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The seller said the hull was 1.5 inches thick on center and that the hull and deck would make you think it was a fairly new boat. It had a saildrive motor and was on a trailer. The buy it now was like 3800 if I remember correctly. That is what prompted the question.
There are a lot of boats that sell for that kind of money on Ebay everyday that don't appear to be 1/3 that boat as far as build. If the boat was as advertised, then it looked like a lot more boat than the ones selling for the price they were asking. I am pretty sure you would not want to try to pull it with a small truck, but a 1 ton with duals in case of a tire blow out should handle that it okay. Worst case to move it from NE Tennesee to St. Louis is a couple of hundred in fuel and a days time. Heck, several places will rent you the truck for a couple of hundred for the day if you need. Less than that to take it to the east coast.
If not for the fixed keels and the hassle of trailering a boat like that, it would have likely been a midwest lake boat today! It is the model with the 5'11" cabin headroom and the designs can be looked at online. Since I am just a touch over that, that is another point against it for me, but none of my grand children are over 3 feet yet!
Anyway, after looking at a lot of boats, a Compac and that one have drawn my interest a lot, and neither of them sold when priced in the 3000$ range. Oh, the Kittewake for sail at LOZ was speaking to me pretty hard also. It did not sell either. Maybe I just am drawn to boats that don't sell!
By the way. The member that claimed the picture of the boat on ebay was a picture of his boat and a scam was wrong. The ad is re-listed and he has proven to ebay that it is his boat and has no clue as to why someone said those things about him.
Last edited by runner; 10-03-2008 at 11:47 AM.
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