For Sale Parting out Skipjack 28 (1975)

bwano

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Arcata, CA, USA
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Firebaugh John
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Ravenswing, '91 Wilson 26' Dive boat, and Dirty Girl 28' Skipjack
Parting out my partially restored Skipjack 28 Vintage 1975. Going to buy a smaller boat more suited to my needs. If someone wants the boat, trailer, engines outdrives, functional boat, will take 7k, but trailer might sell quickly. The Hull still has some blisters, that I hadn't gotten to fixing. I already resolved blisters on the transom and topsides down to the bottom.

Trailer sold in 2018

Pair matching SBC 400 V8 engines with low hours, recent Pertronix ignition, wires, coils. $1500 each; still in boat. both RH rotation set up for 280 outdrives. Engines have the cast Aluminum Valve covers, and Rochester quadrajets. Engines still in boat, and can run them for interested party. Cannot do a sea trial, the trailer is no longer under boat. $1500 each

Pair matching 280 single Screw outdrives with NEW propellers including Transom shields and Y pipes. . One was new in box, so it is worth considerable more than asking price. The other was completely refurbished by Kozwell in Costa Mesa for $2800, including new clutch cones. Neither outdrive has more than 20 hours on it. The new outdrive, complete with Transom shields $2000, the rebuilt outdrive, $1500 or take $3000 for the pair.

I'm up in Humboldt County Arcata
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bwano

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Arcata, CA, USA
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Firebaugh John
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Ravenswing, '91 Wilson 26' Dive boat, and Dirty Girl 28' Skipjack
I don't know what fuel burn is. I just put a new , dual Floscan on it, but didn't run the boat afterwards. I assume it is 1 mpg. The interior is the typical 28 in nice to fair condition. I have already removed a lot of things, such as Electronics, Stereo, Pacific Bait Tank, Radar and Arch, life raft. . The SS stove is like new, Galley Fridge still works, Galley water system in head and Galley work perfect. Anchor winch still on. I hadn't really expected any So Cal guys to be interested in the Whole boat, more the trailer. As there are many 28 Skipjacks that are unsold for long periods of time in Cali.

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I followed your build of the pilot house and transom repair. Sad to see you sell I still haven’t got around to installing the transom housing I bought from you. Boat looks great good luck with the sale.
 

bwano

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Firebaugh John
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Oh yeah. Heartbreaking, actually. Selling my Arima 17 also, but getting a '91 Wilson 26, to move the goods over to. The 28 would have been something to use locally, down in San Diego, but up here, I need something longer than the Arima 17, and shorter than the 28. I drive from Arcata to Fort Bragg, 150 miles for most of my diving and fishing. The 28 would have sat on Craig's for a year before finding a buyer.
 

alc plumbing

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Hook n book
Also curious would you take 5k for trailer and hull no motors or outdrives I have a diesel I was going to repower my seaway with
 

bwano

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Firebaugh John
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Ravenswing, '91 Wilson 26' Dive boat, and Dirty Girl 28' Skipjack
PM me, I can put her back on the Trailer in a matter of hours, but would not do with out sale first, 6k, for boat and trailer would work. I can remove both engines in a weekend. There is no shower or toilet in the head, but no reason you couldn't plumb one. The original toilet was a self contained Porta Potty with a Formaldehyde 5 gallon tank. It was an absolute nightmare, and long gone. They were using such abominations on Airlines, back in the 70's. It was originally plumbed to the deck topside clean out cap. The only holding waste tank, was as I said, in the porta potty. So there is no holding tank, but plenty of space under the bunk for one.
The head is clean and nice inside and the original Teak door has been restored, like new. The hot/cold water and overboard grey water drain all work in the head. There is a 30 gallon fresh water holding tank in the engine room, for the pressurized Galley water system.


For 6k, would leave the Pro Fish anchor winch on boat and HD Hydraulic steering was over 2k. If you have a diesel, I would like to keep the new Floscan. it is for Gasoline. I could trade the Floscan for a Racor (like new) 500MA fuel filter with the clear bowl, as it is actually meant for Diesel.

There are blisters on the bottom, and I can't tell you how many; because the original black bottom paint is still on the bottom. They should not be a structural problem, but it would take a lot of work to jack up the boat off the trailer, sand blast or use a Gel Coat peeler, or RO sander to remove all the bottom paint, fix the blisters and put a barrier coat back on. A boat with outdrives should never have been left in the water for years, as this one was. This is why I hadn't gotten to the blisters on the bottom. As a trailer boat, it was not critical, and I hadn't really gotten use out of the boat, yet. I have been under employed for the last 4 years, and or using my Arima 17, principally. Just haven't had the resources or need to focus on the Skipjack.
 

bwano

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Boat still for sale
 
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InDeepShip

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I have a tentative offer on the whole boat, right now, from a gentleman in Ventura, so the winch is not for sale at this point in time. Thank you
Id rather see this boat stay together then be parted out. Good luck with the sale. Shes a sweet boat
 
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bwano

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Firebaugh John
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The boat and trailer is still for sale. I will let the whole boat, trailer engines, etc outdrives, Pro Fish anchor winch, go for $6500. She is still a complete, working boat.

I did remove the water heater, and patched the hole where the 2" thru hull transducer was, with the original plug, epoxy resin and a fiberglass patch over the plug, in the inside.
 
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bwano

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Arcata, CA, USA
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Firebaugh John
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Ravenswing, '91 Wilson 26' Dive boat, and Dirty Girl 28' Skipjack
Complete boat still for sale. If the Trailer sells, then I am going to start parting out the Pilothouse, anchor winch, engines outdrives, etc. Want to keep boat complete, for a few more weeks to try to get whole boat sold.
I really need the concrete pad, to put my next boat on.
510-220-1356.
 

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Still interested in 1 of the freshwater systems..... Will for that I would also be interested in the pilot house. Would be nice on early morning trips.. Get back with me. Don
 

bwano

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Arcata, CA, USA
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Firebaugh John
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Ravenswing, '91 Wilson 26' Dive boat, and Dirty Girl 28' Skipjack
Don't know how to delete original post. No longer parting out. Still for sale, as a complete boat, but still has NO trailer.