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    Default Should I buy this boat, or pass it up?

    1984 FRESNO JET BOAT,440 MOPAR BIG BLOCK,BASSTE HEADERS,NEW CARPET IN BAG WITH THE GLUE,HAVE ALL FOAM FOR THE SEATS HAVE ALL SEATS READY FOR UPHOLESTRY CARPETS SEATS AND CABLES ARE REMOVED READY TO FINISH,TONS OF EXTRA,COMES WITH COVER 2 AXLE TRAILER REG IS PAID.I STRIPPED IT JUST DONT HAVE INTREST TO PUT IT BACK TOGETHER.IF I CANT SELL IT IM PARTING IT OUT,CAN FIRE BOAT UP BUT DO TO KIDS OPENING HEADER VALVE THE OIL DOES NEED TO BE CHANGED,BOAT IS REG TELL 12/2011 AND TRAILER IS A 3 YEAR PERMIT AND IS 30 DOLLARS EVERY 3 YEARS


    I found this jet boat on craigslist an my dad and I were thinking about buying it. He was able to go look at it, but I have not. He said that there were some bubbles in the gelcoat on some of the areas that are exposed to the sun, and the bottom of the hull is good. How much of an issue is this? He was also worried about the structural strenght of some of the wooden frame since it could have some rot because the boat has sat outside for a while. Is this something I should be worried about? I know its kind of hard to give any advice without good pics of the problems, or without seeing it in person, but any help would be appreciated. It's only $1500 and runs perfect, as the motor and pump were rebuilt 2 or 3 seasons ago


















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    u kiddin grab that thing before someone else does thats cheep
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgblock View Post
    u kiddin grab that thing before someone else does thats cheep
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    too late.. im already calling on it

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    I was planning on buying it next week, I was just wondering about the gelcoat mostly

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    I'd be more worried about the comment blaming the kids for opening the T valve and having water in the oil. I'd be all over the motor condition!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CampbellCarl View Post
    I'd be more worried about the comment blaming the kids for opening the T valve and having water in the oil. I'd be all over the motor condition!!!!!!!!

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    Yeah that sounded bad to me too, he acctually changed the oil sometime last week and its good to go

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    sounds like water in oil.............kids or head gasket hmmmmmmmmmmmm

    havem hook it to water first then check oil again. but cool boat for little money
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    don't see many mopar jetboats-worth grabbin' just cuz it's different! (I would rather have a mopar than a ford in a jetboat anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlaineKaiser46 View Post
    1984 FRESNO JET BOAT,440 MOPAR BIG BLOCK,BASSTE HEADERS,NEW CARPET IN BAG WITH THE GLUE,HAVE ALL FOAM FOR THE SEATS HAVE ALL SEATS READY FOR UPHOLESTRY CARPETS SEATS AND CABLES ARE REMOVED READY TO FINISH,TONS OF EXTRA,COMES WITH COVER 2 AXLE TRAILER REG IS PAID.I STRIPPED IT JUST DONT HAVE INTREST TO PUT IT BACK TOGETHER.IF I CANT SELL IT IM PARTING IT OUT,CAN FIRE BOAT UP BUT DO TO KIDS OPENING HEADER VALVE THE OIL DOES NEED TO BE CHANGED,BOAT IS REG TELL 12/2011 AND TRAILER IS A 3 YEAR PERMIT AND IS 30 DOLLARS EVERY 3 YEARS




    It may be just me but it doesnt look like the trailer was made for that boat, or the bunks are tweaked. Maybe it my moniter
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Log off and go float, hang in the party coves, Show and shine on the trailer, fill up the boat, wax it, v-drive, jet, outdrive, and if you got a canoe and your reading this, you sir, need to phucking upgrade.

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