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Old 22-07-2013, 00:06   #1
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Unhappy undecided purchaser

Tuesday july 23 I buy my new used boat. ....
I've narrowed it down to three choices...all are the same price and include trailers
1) 1989 thundercraft 240 express
2) 1984 thunder craft magnum 23ft
3) 1985 Chaparell Cruiser

All in excellent condition. The 84 thunder craft had lower u it rebuilt last year for $2000
85 Chaparell cruiser has 200 hours on rebuit lower unit
89 thundercraft ????? I really can't make up my mind. I like the Chaparell look exterior better as well as the console
The 89 thundercraft has the nicest interior....

I've negociated all three owners down to $3000 from $5000
Now I have to choose...........I just want to make the right choice I really don't want a project boat. ...
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Old 22-07-2013, 00:16   #2
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Easy, all things being equal of course. Go with what you feel is the best looking boat. Life's too short to own an ugly boat.
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Old 22-07-2013, 06:27   #3
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Re: undecided purchaser

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Nautcal disastr.

Good luck deciding!
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Old 22-07-2013, 06:49   #4
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Tuesday july 23 I buy my new used boat. ....
I've narrowed it down to three choices...all are the same price and include trailers
1) 1989 thundercraft 240 express
2) 1984 thunder craft magnum 23ft
3) 1985 Chaparell Cruiser

All in excellent condition. The 84 thunder craft had lower u it rebuilt last year for $2000
85 Chaparell cruiser has 200 hours on rebuit lower unit
89 thundercraft ????? I really can't make up my mind. I like the Chaparell look exterior better as well as the console
The 89 thundercraft has the nicest interior....

I've negociated all three owners down to $3000 from $5000
Now I have to choose...........I just want to make the right choice I really don't want a project boat. ...
They are all project boats! You didnt mention what power setups? I would stay far away from all old Volvo i/o's. Very expensive and hard to get repairs.
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Old 22-07-2013, 09:22   #5
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They are all project boats!
All boats are projects, only a matter of how big. Just like everything on a boat is broken, you're just not aware of it yet.
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All boats are projects, only a matter of how big. Just like everything on a boat is broken, you're just not aware of it yet.
And it doesn't matter how new they are...
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