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Re: would you buy a 44ft wooden power boat for 10k?

Bet it has a pair of old gas hogs too!
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Re: would you buy a 44ft wooden power boat for 10k?

I was once the owner of a 27' Chris Craft Constellation. Trying to remember if it was a '63 or '64 model. Anyway, it was made of mahogany, had 2 small block chevs in it and I thought it was gorgeous. Man was that thing a lot of work. Had I paid someone to do all the work on it I would now be broke and divorced. But man it was cool. Sounded wonderful, I love the lines of this era of express cruisers but, I wouldn't do it again. The problem is fresh water finds any cracks that aren't sealed and dryrot starts. If you have the money, time and a covered shed to keep it in at dock, love wood work, sanding, painting, caulking etc. you might enjoy having one. You will also need to be proficient in electrical and mechanical work. The BIG problem with your whole scenario here is the fact the boat has been sitting on the hard. This allows the wood to dry out, opening up seams and causing leaks which in turn allows rot to start. If you don't have money to burn, and experience working on boats, I suggest STAY AWAY.

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Re: would you buy a 44ft wooden power boat for 10k?

if your hobby is to sand things then you will get a lot of what your are looking for. if your hobby is to go boating in real water then by a boat that is floating and not made of wood.
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Re: would you buy a 44ft wooden power boat for 10k?

Thanks for your input everyone, we are going to pass on this boat :-)

but if Anyone is interested it's listed on Maryland Craigslist for 7,500 44ft
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Thanks for your input everyone, we are going to pass on this boat :-)

but if Anyone is interested it's listed on Maryland Craigslist for 7,500 44ft
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Re: would you buy a 44ft wooden power boat for 10k?

I'm seeing a concesus of opinion here.

I say, NO. Hell no.

If they give YOU $10,000.00, the answer is still no.
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Re: would you buy a 44ft wooden power boat for 10k?

This it??

Classic 44 ft Pacemaker diesel Yacht For Sale
Don't even need to go see it to know it's needs hull work. Twin diesels though... I'd think twice if I had a 60K to get her sea worthy LOL
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Re: would you buy a 44ft wooden power boat for 10k?

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Should you buy a wooden boat? Well, because you had to ask; No. Because the boat is on land.. another No. it's most likely never going to get wet again. The owner is just praying someone like you to come along and buy it while knowing full well he will most likely never get rid of it. And have to cut it up for firewood!
Totally agree with Denise on this. I've probably seen this boat sometime in the past few years and most likely, it will never see water again unless some boating newbie who doesn't have a clue what he's getting into, comes along and buys it.
Back in the 90's, I had a 37' wood Egg Harbor. Loved that boat, but never again.
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Re: would you buy a 44ft wooden power boat for 10k?

40 years ago, that was one good looking boat.
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Re: would you buy a 44ft wooden power boat for 10k?

I am actually having second thoughts.

If the diesels are OK.

And the hull has a few more years Then ??

Nah chainsaw job. Part it out and have a bonfire.
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