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Is this a good deal?

Post By: oldguy      Posted: 10/11/2017 9:06:33 PM     Points: 207    
Boat guys,

I need your honest opinion. Is $5,000.00 a good deal for this boat? Thanks
 Reply by: esoxrocks      Posted: Oct. 11, 10:31:18 PM     Points: 2371    
Hard to say. IMO 50hp may be a little under-powered for that boat (in CO). Btw that Evenrude says Johnson on it... not that there's much difference in the brands.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Oct. 11, 10:36:48 PM     Points: 28047    
I remember seeing that when it was posted on Craigslist. I no longer see the add posted. I do remember saying to my self that it seemed like a nice boat for the money. A link to the add would definitely help to look at it closer. My old boat was a 2000 16 ft with a 50hp. It got me around the lake at around 30 mph. It could have been more power for sure but it definitely did the job for fishing.
 Reply by: oldguy      Posted: Oct. 12, 7:14:28 AM     Points: 207    
The reason it is not on craightlist anymore because I bought it. Looks like a nice boat. I just want your opinions that I am not paying too much. thanks
 Reply by: swede2      Posted: Oct. 12, 7:58:33 AM     Points: 224    
I have a similar sylvan that's a walk through. And i love it. I have 3 extra sylvan seats and I'm not going to use them. Chances are pretty good at least one will match if you're interested in extra seats. I might charge you some beer or something in exchange...just need them out of my garage.
 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: Oct. 12, 8:01:28 AM     Points: 28047    
Congrats on the purchase. Again looks like a real nice boat to me.
 Reply by: Jdhusk65      Posted: Oct. 12, 11:03:09 AM     Points: 28    
What color are your 3 seats?
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Oct. 12, 11:06:52 AM     Points: 4078    
Looks nice and think it is a pretty good deal. A new 25 HP Yamaha will cost you $5000 plus without a boat. Enjoy and good luck with the new toy.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: Oct. 12, 11:23:27 AM     Points: 21517    
I'd say you got a good deal, I paid a little more than that for a 1996 17' Tracker with a 90hp 2001 on it this spring. Yours is newer and would guess in a little better shape.

Hope you saved some cash on the side to throw a big Terrova and some large screens on that thing.
 Reply by: oldguy      Posted: Oct. 12, 12:29:00 PM     Points: 207    
Thanks for your inputs everyone. I was afraid that 5,000 is too much for the boat but feel better now with your replies.
Swede - thanks for your offering I might take you up on that depending on where you live. If it is a few hours drive from Westminster, then I will pass. Even if I don't take it, thank you for your generosity.
 Reply by: swede2      Posted: Oct. 12, 1:36:37 PM     Points: 224    
I live in Frederick. The seats are all slightly different. Here I a picture...
 Reply by: oldguy      Posted: Oct. 12, 1:40:15 PM     Points: 207    
That is not too far from me, I will take 2 if its ok with you. What can I bring you for your kindness?
 Reply by: swede2      Posted: Oct. 12, 2:01:11 PM     Points: 224    
How's $20 sound? Shoot me a message at 720-553-0265. I'm around today.
 Reply by: oldguy      Posted: Oct. 12, 3:20:16 PM     Points: 207    
Sound good. Can you hold on to the seats till next Tuesday or Wednesday? I am getting ready to go elk hunting.
 Reply by: swede2      Posted: Oct. 12, 3:26:36 PM     Points: 224    
I sure can.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: Oct. 14, 9:25:02 AM     Points: 1810    
Oldguy - sounds like you have a bit of 'buyers remorse'. From the pic it looks like a good boat for the money. I have a 40hp motor and it gets me around just fine. Go fish and enjoy it.
 Reply by: OldMikkDale      Posted: Oct. 16, 8:31:22 AM     Points: 1693    
If you use it and like it and enjoy it that is money well spent.
 Reply by: Wlliam12      Posted: Oct. 22, 2:57:47 AM     Points: 0    
If you think it's good then it's a tick but it's going to be a good idea for you. It's totally dependent on your Decision.But I think, Its good for You.


Thank You & Best of luck


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