Under 23' 1986 Thompson 18ss (aka Sidewinder) 460 Berkley Jet
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Under 23' 1986 Thompson 18ss (aka Sidewinder) 460 Berkley Jet

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    Default 1986 Sidewinder18ss (Thompson) 460 jet $3500

    1986 Sidewinder 18ss (by Thompson) with 460 Berkley jet for sale

    These boats are a classic factory hot boat. Runs great. Fast
    Length 17’8”, beam 84”, weight=1900#, 460 ci Ford, Berkley 12 Jet drive, Place performance diverter for incredible roosters, fuel capacity=21 Gals. Windshield and frame in excellent condition and was replaced in 2001. Includes new black full cockpit tonneau cover, extra bucket seats, Mallory Tach/w rev limiter, LoadRight single axle trailer(no brake), original sales receipt, 1986 Thompson brochures, assorted operational booklets and reconstruction pictures. Boat is titled and registered in NC.
    As the second owner in 2009, I inherited this boat from the first owner, my brother, who ordered and purchased this boat new from Parker Marine, Alton Bay NH in 1986. My brother was ASE Master Certified in both automotive mechanical and Body Repair (ASE double master).Persons familiar with the construction understand that originally the boats lacked proper material and construction practices that avoided costly internal hull damage by the elements. In 2001 as extensive as it was, my brother professionally underwent the process of cutting out any “cancer” from the interior and rebuilding and reinforcing properly with marine ply before any damage. Boat drives and rides noticeably more solid. Accompanying pictures will show reconstruction (sorry for the poor quality pictures. I will supply the originals, less negatives.) The engine was removed and gone through adding new rod & bearings, oil pump, remote filter and deep sump pan. He did not have the time to complete the restoration but did install the old interior and make the boat operational. What remains is lacking new carpet and new upholstery (includes extra set of original bucket seats) and exterior repainting. Paint is presentable. The boat has been garaged since I purchased it. Boat pictured in garage on trailer is recent. LoadRite Trailer included. Axle bearings, bearng buddies and tires all new in 2009. Since then I have replaced the fuel sender and rebuilt the carburetor. All gauges, lights, accessories and running gear are operational. I may have run through 5 or 6 tanks of fuel since '09 as the boat is seldom used but runs fine and needs a good home. We will be using this 4th of July weekend on a local lake.
    presently garaged outside Salisbury NC
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    $3500 obo. email [email protected]
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    Last edited by FreeSpirit75; 07-09-2014 at 06:28 AM.

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