Boat Upgrade Options

Discussion in 'Washington Fishing Reports' started by Jasongind, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. FishPimpII

    FishPimpII Dreaming about the next boat...

    Location:
    Seattle, Wa
    Name:
    Jeff Nelson
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    Deckhand of "JuiceboxII" now that the FishpimpII is sold
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    His north river is a fishing machine and under your budget!
     
  2. Jasongind

    Jasongind Member

    Location:
    Federal Way, WA
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    Jason
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    Bayliner175BR
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    If I could sell my boat I would gladly buy a newer model used boat.
     
  3. hawksfan75

    hawksfan75 More questions than answers

    Location:
    Kent, WA USA
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    Eric
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    Hydra Sports 2200 DC
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    If he buys a used boat, I already called dibs ;)

    Spending other people’s money are my favorite threads on BD…
     
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  4. Polarbill1999

    Polarbill1999 Newbie

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    Snohomish, WA
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    Brett Yates
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    Out of curiosity, what are the benefits/drawbacks of a pod vs conituous bottom (not full width like most the aluminum manufacturers).
     
  5. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Drinking the Suzuki Kool-aid and liking it!

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    Camano Island
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    Steve
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    Otter Craft
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    Less flotation to offset motor weight and shorter/less planing surface are a couple things that come to mind. Longer and more planing surface is a good way to get the ride and other characteristics of a bigger boat without that much more material.
     
  6. G-Spot

    G-Spot Captain

    Location:
    Salem/OR/USA
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    John
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    53’ Hatteras STEEL N TIME
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    When it is an extension of the bottom it actually helps provide lift, at acceleration, helps pop you up on plane faster, the longer continuous bottom help provide a longer planing surface, for handling and planing.
     
  7. Polarbill1999

    Polarbill1999 Newbie

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    Brett Yates
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    Thanks. Any benefits to a pod? Faster?
     
  8. G-Spot

    G-Spot Captain

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    Salem/OR/USA
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    John
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    No, probably not, shorter is hard to stay on plane.... think about cigar boats long and haul ass!
     
  9. jbuck

    jbuck Member

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
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    josh
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    29' Dyer Hardtop, 210 Ventura
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  10. Jasongind

    Jasongind Member

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    Federal Way, WA
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    Jason
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    I saw that boat posted. I don't see why I would pay $57k for that configuration in a 6 year old boat when I could get that same configuration brand new for less than $10k more. Then I know it wasn't abused, don't have to worry about neglected maintenance and the motors would still have warranty.
     
  11. G-Spot

    G-Spot Captain

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    Salem/OR/USA
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    John
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    That has quite few upgrades, I’m doubtful you could get that boat with everything it has for $67k..... but I personally would look for an even better deal or offer him a bit less....
     
  12. gfakkema

    gfakkema Certified D.I.N.K. (Dual Income No Kids)

    Location:
    Auburn, Wa
    Name:
    Gregg
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    22' Arima Sea Legend
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    Just out of curiousity, did you price out a new boat with all the accessories too? By the time you add a kicker, fish finder, radar, downriggers, radio, vhf, etc, you can easily add $5k-$10k. A used boat will likely indicate your "all in" cost (before sales tax). A new boat will have many hidden costs (accessories, rigging, trailer etc). The last few times I priced out a new boat, the dealer told me to factor 10%-20% for accessories/rigging. Just something to keep in mind when comparing used vs new.
     
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  13. jbuck

    jbuck Member

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    josh
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    1. $57k is the asking price. Unless he is severely upside down on his loan I’m sure there is room to negotiate.

    2. If your planning on keeping it forever then you have a point. If your going to trade it in after 2 years then your not loosing as much money.

    3. The boat is already outfitted saving even more then the “new” Boat off the showroom floor that needs everything. I’m guessing the difference would be closer to $20k or more is you add everything up.

    A new 175 is advertised for around $11k. So even in the worse case you have to replace it you are still going to be money ahead.

    It’s your money.
     
  14. TonyG

    TonyG I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Snohomish, WA
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    Tony
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    NR Seahawk OS 26'; 20' Alumaweld Super Vee Sled
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  15. Jasongind

    Jasongind Member

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    Federal Way, WA
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    Jason
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    I keep getting text from pop yachts to sell my boat for no cost to me. Has anyone done this? Worth it? Hidden fees? I don't think adding their fee to the already high asking price will get it to sell but worth a shot of it doesn't cost me anything.

    I don't want to get wrapped up in a scam though.
     
  16. Walker Inc.

    Walker Inc. I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Gig Harbor, WA
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    Patrick Walker
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    33 ft. Coldwater Walkaround
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    Nobody does anything for free.....
     
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  17. sgwill122

    sgwill122 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Redmond/WA/USA
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    Stephen
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    'Lady Karen' 28 Duckworth Offshore
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    Google them and read the reviews. I stayed away from them when I sold my last boat. Craigslist or facebook marketplace are your best bets. Very few people are buying boats in the Winter, terrible time to sell but great time to buy. You just need to be patient till spring.
     
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  18. Captain Decent

    Captain Decent I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Covington, wa
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    Ryan
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    The Bert Makes ’em Squirt
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    They're going to list your boat for what you want for it plus the commission they want.

    Then you can't legally list your own boat. They are a middle man slowing and complicating the process whole driving up the cost.
     
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  19. FVSerenity

    FVSerenity Captain

    Location:
    The Salt
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    Rod
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    22' Duckworth FVSerenity, 2502 Trophy FVHappyHours
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    man you can add up 20 k in additions if you do all the installs yourself,
     
  20. FVSerenity

    FVSerenity Captain

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    The Salt
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    Rod
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    What are you talking about! I’ll go catch fish on your boat and I won’t charge you a thing!

    I’ll waive my standard fees and do it for Free!

    Come to think of it there’s a lot of things I would do for free!
     

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