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18-09-2012 02:23 PM #1
There's a boat around the corner from me that is a ~5m fibreglass "seasprite". I only had a quick look as I was heading to work so will swing past again this week to look a bit closer, but it looks to be in fairly schmick nick. It has a new floor in it as well as new upholstery done inside the half cab. I lifted the cushions and there was observations holes to view the hull, and from my un-educated view it all seemed pretty sturdy, no signs of rot up the front anyway. I'd imagine if there was to be a problem that they'd be further down towards the motor and in the ribs through here, am I correct?
It has a 115hp Mercury 4 stroke that is about a 2006 model I think from what I remember and again, I will need to get my mate who's a marine mechanic to look it over.
At $8500 ONO, it is either a steal or too good to be true..... Thoughts? What sort of boats were they? How does the hull ride?
20-09-2012 12:20 PM #2
Re: Seasprite boats
Bit of an update. Have had a chat to the actual owner about the boat as I talked to his brother where it has been parked at.
The motor is only a 2 stroke but he said something about only running on 2 cylinders when idling/trolling and kicking all cylinders in when the revs get up to increase fuel economy. Does this sound right?
When asked about rot under the floor he was a bit un-aware. Doesn't sound good.
He said he was a marine mechanic, so it makes me think 2 things....He's either got the motor for dirt cheap and it by rights, should be running well. The other thing it makes me think is that I reckon there would be rot there somewhere. He said there's one loose wooden rib down the bottom end somewhere which just sounds downright dodgy. Too big of a job for him to do?
I'm doing this blind fellas so bear with me....
He also said he hasn't had much interest which is working in my favor I suppose.