Originally Posted by mmwjr
Do you have proof the engine was replaced?
Just a guess, but it's a 1990 2400 with a 7.4 MPI. I know they didn't offer an MPI in 1990. Did they even offer a 7.4 as an option?
Two things concern me about this boat. You can't repower with a 7.4 MPI for $6200. This guy would be selling the boat for less than what he paid to repower it.
Replaced carpets are often accompanied with replaced decks. Decks would be replaced if they were soft. They would be soft because of water intrusion and rot. Water intrusion and rot rarely stop at the deck and often make their way into the stringers. Replacing stringers is like replacing the spine of the boat.
Make sure this guy didn't get in over his head, then slap down some carpeting, button the thing up and decide run.
If you're REALLY interested, get a Surveyor and make sure they take moisture readings of the decks and stringers specifically.