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length overall (LOA): 16
propulsion type: power

I don't necessarily want to sell this boat, but it never gets used. I used to look at the bass tracker magazines when i was a kid and always wanted one just like this. The reality is that i dont use it. It is in fantastic shape. The exterior is very nice, even the decals are in great shape with no dock rash to speak of.

Purchased two years ago. I put over $900 into the motor in the fall of 2017. The carbs were rebuilt and something electrical fixed. I think the parts that were replaced are still on the back of the boat. I think it was the stator or power pack. I don't recall and I don't have the paperwork to back it up, so you can choose to believe me or not...thats up to you. I know little about them. You probably know more about them than I do. I only took it out once this spring, just after ice out to test it out.

It's ridiculously fast. Crazy fast. In my opinion, it's faster than a boat of this size should go. It planes out awesome and hits top speed fast with the fin in the motor. It's not for a kid to drive, in my opinion. It is not overpowered though and is rated for 50hp.

The boat sat in my garage ever since and realistically isn't going to be used. Once, just to test after the ice went out is all I've taken it out in two years.

I believe the boat is 1988. I did not do the restoration on it, but it seems to have been done well. New flooring, carpet, etc. I think the motor repair guy said the motor is a 1978. Both of those years are close, but could be off a year or two either way.

The control box seemed to be a little touchy, and I had to wiggle it to make sure it was in neutral, but worked fine. I don't know if the gauges work. I didn't look. I also did not check the lights on the bpat. If I were to keep it, I'd put carpet on the bunks to male it easier to load and unload. It wasn't bad, but in a shallow landing, which I was, it was harder than it could be to unload.

Not shown or installed is a foot controlled trolling motor I was told works fine, but never used or even installed. No fish finder.

I'm firm on the price. Obviously with the repair bills I got stuck with, plus probably over paying in the first place, I'm losing a lot already. If it doesn't sell, it'll just stay in my garage until spring and probably go for a fair amount more.

Cash only. The ONLY trade I will consider is a 400cc or lager 4x4 ATV. Will add up to $2500 on my end for the right one. Be realistic in the valuation you give your ATV. I'm not going to pony up to meet an inflated value. Will trade straight up if an older ATV is worth about the same as the boat, with no mechanical issues. No junk. I do not deal with junk.

Please - don't waste my time. Serious buyers only. If you don't have the money or your wife hasn't give you the thumbs up to buy, don't contact me until you have both.

  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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