Introducing A New Every Now And Then Feature. “Zip’s Picks”
A special thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater Chad Durren and his pal Zip for searching the interneter for deals floating out there on Craigslist and other strange areas. Please note, we ALWAYS advise that you purchase a classic boat through or with professionals. This is common sense. For example the “Only In My Dreams ” boat should be inspected and re inspected before dropping that kinda money. Or the Barwood II is listed in several areas priced differently. These fun “Zips Picks” are usually either crazy priced, odd or in need of stuff no one new to this… wait, anyone should try on there own. So without further adoooo. The very first episode of Zips Picks! Look today, these sales are on websites that listings die. So in many cases these may only be gone in a zip!
1) Rippin’ Clipper
The white sportsman hardtop is listed as a 25′ on Craigslist and a 22′ on ebay. Hull tag is blurry but looks like S22.
I’m with you on that one Jim! Looks like S-22-135 to me. I am sure the Mariners Museum could cross the nice clear engine number to confirm the hull #.
The sedan is definitely a 22.
The key to a successful deal on Craigslist is educating yourself before the purchase. Sometimes the seller is way off mark with the pricing and sometimes they have no idea on the value, pricing them well below value.
I know Matt is is obligated to his sponsors, recommending we ALWAYS use a professional… but what fun is that? I enjoy the hunt, the roadside bargains, and the Craigslist ads that pop up around the country everyday. It’s all about the hunt. Even the guy on the beach with his metal detector finds a treasure from time to time.
I like this because there are often some really interesting finds, but I especially like to laugh at occasionally spectacularly uninformed or incorrect ads, where sellers clearly have no idea. I just don’t understand how the seller of an item, usually over priced, cant even be bothered to any research to determine just what he has…that seems rather common, unfortunately.
Up here in the PNW my toddler found a reproduction pirate ship that would only need “minor bottom work” to be sailable again…
*brand new park right at the border crossing in Blaine. This is the third maritime themed park to be built in Whatcom county in the last year!
Did no one else notice the “Barwood” (sic) typo in Matt’s story?
Paul, Jump all over that, buy something like an Elco and name it such. How perfect would that be.
How did this ’60’s gem not make the list?? This thing has Zip written all over it! Priced at only $3250, if the floor and transom are solid it would be fun boat!
1963 Starfire Jet Boat