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Old 24-09-2014, 19:32   #1
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Need help on a Boden 28ft buy

Hi guys, we don't know a great deal about boats but love being on the water so its time we bought one. We are looking to buy a Boden 28ft Bay cruiser, It has a truck Isuzu diesel marine adapted motor in it. The boat needs a fair amount of internal reno and antifouling. But here is where it gets interesting. The owner says he had the mechanic start the motor a few weeks back without the alternator or starter motor attached..is this even possible? Hes saying the motor is fine just needs the wiring hooked up on both these parts.

We dont want to throw good dollars at a boat when we dont know if he is legit with the motor. Any suggestions?

Ohh and does anyone know what this type of boat would be worth with a good motor and fitout?
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Old 24-09-2014, 19:47   #2
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Re: Need help on a Boden 28ft buy

You cannot start the engine without a starter as far as i know. Things too big for a pull start and you cannot pop-start a boat. Don't trust anyone, see for yourself. Those are your hard earned dollars, Make the owner work for them just like you had to.
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Old 25-09-2014, 13:38   #3
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Re: Need help on a Boden 28ft buy

Google Boden Boats for several websites related to this brand. If you are serious about this particular boat, find a marine surveyor or diesel mechanic who specializes in this type of diesel engine to give you an opinion. Next step would be to survey the whole boat.
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