Depends on what your used to....Might be a 50-60 mph boat with the so called HP. I would suggest going out in it for a run. If you never had a boat that small, you might be disapointed. If you want a hot/fast boat...keep looking. Some people sell these to rid a problem....
The woman who owns it is claiming its over 70mph. Haven't seen any gps results. It's a clean little boat, so are both the ones you guys showed me. I'm surprised these boats don't sell for more. Clean hulls, good motors and clean interior, seems like a good package. Are these mini cruisers dry riding boats or are getting sprayed with water every time you hit a wake?
Much dryer than a flatbottom, but you'll get a little spray here and there. The Beezer up by me is a deal no doubt. It's so far away from everything that his price has dropped considerably and I wish I had room. Come summer they will sell for more, but Ford powered 65mph daycruisers are a dime a dozen. Just gotta find a clean one. That Hallet could be a deal and I bet it looks better in person. Just check the floor over very well. They are bigger boats and many get left outside, so rot is more common. Here's another one over in Redding. This would make a great delta boat with the huge fuel tank.
Here's what I have seen lately as far as pricing goes. My wife has been saying the next boat should be an open bow daycruiser, so I've been looking here and there.
$3500 will get a good hull with decent motor, but it's gonna need some work.
$5500 will get a nice boat with a Ford motor.
$7500 will get a nice boat with Chevy power and maybe an open bow.
$10k will get a nice true turn key daycruiser with Chevy power.
There was a Hallet with twin turbo's that supposedly ran 90mph over in Santa Rosa area for $10k awhile back for example.
You can buy my eliminator for 13k Shame less i know.
In all seriousness though, Ive never ridden in a hallet cruiser but it most cruisers are going to provide a pretty dry ride and I know mine handles the rough stuff pretty well. I doubt 70 is accurate with the power listed though. Looks clean but pics can be decieving. Good luck!Post up some more pics if you buy it!
Groper you deserve every bit of your asking price, that boat is gorgeous! I'm water testing it tomorrow so I'll you guys know how it goes. I'm actually trading this woman for a comp ski boat that I have. I'm taking a little of a loss on the deal but the Hallett is a cleaner boat and she really wants a ski boat for her and her daughter. I already have 2 comp boats and have always wondered what it was like to have a small performance boat. I miss my Scarab too much at this point.
Just check everything....cables, floor, pump, original gel, engine, trailer....ect. There are so many smokin deals out there right now. Also resale value if you change your mind......Be safe and good luck.
how do you check the pump? Whats redline rpm on a motor like this?
take a flashligh and look in the end and intake at the impellor and housing. youll notice if there has been a ton of rocks and sand though it. Redline on that motor depends on the impellor cut but if its an A cut id s ay 5800 give or take with that hp. csomeone that actually knows what they are talking about will be along shortly to correct me im sure. And thank you for the kind words on my boat.