1979 20' Stringari Skiff project boat 2800.00

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captain 100gt
Nov 27, 2011
23
5
san clementet,ca, usa
Name
rizzo
Boat
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1979 20’ Stringari Skiff – That’s right this is the ultra rare 20’ Stringari Skiff. This is a project boat. I deckhand for one of my lobster buddy sometimes in opener of commercial lobster and he has a 20’ Stringari Skiff. While fishing we have hit rocks and have been stuck on top of them when the water pulls away while pulling lobster traps. We have had to break through breaking surf and have worked in really rough water and the boat handles like a hot knife through butter in rough water. Oh, by the way, all that hitting the rocks was in his boat not this one! The hull is hand laid woven cloth and a lot of it, this is a battle wagon built like a tank. This boat is way, way bigger than the common 18’ Stringari skiffs. I got this boat in hopes of fishing it some day but underemployment has taken a toll on the dream of finishing this hull.
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I have removed the old rotted deck and took out all the water logged foam, it took several weekends to do by the way. The bulkheads are in good shape and the transom and stringers looks to be in very good shape too. The hull is hand laid woven cloth and a lot of it. Removed the fuel tank, it was done, trust me. The hull is in good shape there is one previous repair on the port side just behind the rear tire on the hull (see pics). The original hull color is a blue gel coat that has been painted over and that paint needs to be removed. The teak wood is in really good shape under the paint (see pics). I have the original console.

The Motor- There is an old Chevy 350 that said it ran when last used. I would have the 350 rebuilt or replaced. The Volvo 270 outdrive is in poor condition and there is no oil on the dip stick. Rebuild or replace that too. I was leaning towards putting a Yamaha 225 outboard on this thing the deck space would be massive.
The Trailer- The boat sits on top of a pacific Galvanized trailer. The trailer looks good from a far but far from good. On a scale 1 out of 10 it is a 4-5 it gets the job done. I have replaced the break/ signal lights only. I have installed two new rims and tires recently. The trailer does need some finishing touches. No emails please, it easier and faster just to call me. Ryan @ 949-280- eight two three five. Thanks.
 

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JFK

I Should Upgrade My Account
Apr 3, 2008
1,639
355
Santa Cruz, Ca
Name
James
Boat
14' Livingston skiff
Tons of potential, but also tons of work involved. Love these boats. Good luck on the sale.
 
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fishkiller1

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May 1, 2007
392
45
Lakewood, CA
Name
Nathan
Boat
25' Farallon
These hulls are built like tanks. I love my 18'. Looks like a ton of work but someone with the time and $$ to bring it back to life should pick it up. Good luck with your sale.
 
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dkd711

Skunk Master...
Jun 7, 2008
3,515
23
Huntington Beach
Name
Duke
Boat
"WFO SKUNK"
When I had time I didn't have $$$, now that I have $$$ I don't ever have the time.


WTF! Life is a bitch ain't it?!

Nice project right there!
 
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ronkoons

Dont be scared
Jul 3, 2009
95
11
El cajon, ca
Name
Ron
Boat
Kapuku - Stringari 20
WOW! Deja Vu, With only a few hunderd hours work it can be back in the water! I bought this commercial 20 in the same condition and brought it back to life, If the new owner has questions hit me up, or have a look at my post on "check out my boat" Stringari 20 rebuild.
 

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