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Old 08-29-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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I found this boat on Fort Walton Beach craigslist. It looks like a really good deal. However, alarm bells sounded when he said he was selling it for a friend. I've been burned twice before by the "selling it for a friend" dude (once with a boat, once with a car). Easier for a proxy to play dumb.

Powerpole needs a hydraulic motor, as well as the trim tabs, but I looked those up. Not too expensive.

https://okaloosa.craigslist.org/boa/5194917089.html

What do you guys think?
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:45 PM   #2
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Looks to be a decent deal, it will cost you nothing to go look it over. If you get serious just be sure to check all paperwork closely.
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:45 PM   #3
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Have a mechanic inspection and a sea trial, and if all pans out, good deal
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You sure you want a flats boat? Thought you was looking for more of a bay boat. And not to good to be true. If anything its a decent deal.
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Will be fishing the flats in the sound a lot just because it's convenient. Will a flats boat in the bay during normal afternoon chop be unsafe or just rougher and wetter?
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Rougher and ALOT wetter.
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That 115 Merc is why its so cheap, lol
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Old 08-29-2015, 05:32 PM   #8
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Jaster, please elaborate. I know it's not a Yammy, but couldn't a 2007 mercury be okay, or they the Fiats of the boating world?
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Because it's underpowered. Look at what's powering other 183s.
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Last registered in TN ?
Get the HIN and run the numbers through the stolen boat database(s).
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