Originally Posted by mmwjr
So I did a quick search and found about half a dozen ranging from $16K to $26K for years 1995 to 2000. All of these boats were in good shape or better.
Once again in my experience if the owner did not take care of several things he did not properly care for the main systems primarily the engine.
Have its health checked and if he bulks at it walk.
First of all... thanks to all that responded to my post... you guys here on the maxum forum seem to be very nice compared to other b oat forums i have been on... examaple the grady forum...
I have done research and found that he is allready below market average for the boat and alot of those boats around 16000 seem to not have trailers. i found another 95 2800 scr that comes with a dingy i may go look at for 16000 but it looks to be in better shape. I am a Hyudai Auto technician and i am confident in my ability to check the motor over. I may run a compression test but my main concern with the surveyor is so that he can tell me the condition of the stringers and transom. i dont want any structural suprises. I am willing to spend the fall and spring fixing this boat up but i have a feeling i need to get it cheap like around 9000 or soo.
back to the engine, I am meeting with him sunday to fire them up, i want to hear a COLD start and i did inform him of that... then i will watch the temp to see if she drops. I will let you guys know how it goes on sunday. is there anything else i should be concnernd with or look out for on this boat???