In yesterdays comments someone brought up the Triple thats been on ebay for a bit. These can be very sweet fun boats with modern power and certainly look the part. So is it worth 12,000? Lets break it down. Trailer, 3000 So its really 9,000.. You would need a trailer anyway. Looks like some chrome work has been done so thats good. The varnish looks reasonable. Actually nice. Has an engine and appears to have all her parts. Thats the good news.
Lets get right to the point here. THE BOTTOM. Your gonna need a new one. And some time on your own to put the boat all back together, so this is NOT a starter boat. This is a boat that someone with some skills should do.
You can expect around $40K to have the bottom done correctly professionally. So you are looking at a $52,000 boat just like this with a new bottom. Which is not so bad.
NOW, this is the most important part of this “discussion. DO NOT BUY IT, TAKE IT HOME AND START WORKING ON THE BOTTOM. IF<IF you don’t have the skills to follow through, or you will have a $1K box of parts and wood clogging up your Garage.
So I ask. We all agree it’s worthy. But how you approach it is the key? The floor is all yours. OUCH, Wait, not the one with the hole in it. The floor as in the metafloor! HERE IS THE LISTING ON EBAY!