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    Question Alumaweld Age

    I'm guessing about 2000 model year but does any of the Alumaweld owners on this site have a guess at the vintage of this boat??

    http://anchorage.craigslist.org/boa/4351409531.html
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    Says in the description the hull was built in 1992.

    Barring any major issues, that's a killer boat for the $.
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    Yep that is a hull that is built to last. Sweet deal!

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    Good boats. I know of a few that vintage that have thousands of charter trips and are still going strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    Says in the description the hull was built in 1992.

    Barring any major issues, that's a killer boat for the $.
    Jeezus I need to get my eyes checked! I missed 1992 bigtime.
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    wow, mine is a 1993 and there is no way I would sell it for that cheap...

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    Like the others have said, that is a steal of a deal. Your practically buying the outboards and getting a boat for free!

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    Like everyone said, sweet sounding deal. Makes me a bit suspicious as to why it's not gone yet. I just sold a 28' Koffler and there were guys practically beating down the door. Even had one gentleman sell some stocks and show up with a pocket full of cash (asking price too) after I already made the deal to sell it to another guy. There is a strong market for used 26-28' affordable aluminum boats. Wish I had a few more!

    One thing to look for with aluminum boats; corrosion under deck. Just because a boat sits for years without being used, doesn't mean it's good to go.
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    What would that go for on sale in AK?

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    Guy I work with's brother in law flew to Seattle to look/buy that boat, said it was beat. Sounds like all the pics were from when it was newer.
    Second hand info, but hope that saves someone a waste of a trip.

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    James, I sent you a PM with my contact information. A friend of mine is interested in this boat, so I'd like to hear what this guy thought about it. Maybe he took pictures? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike h View Post
    What would that go for on sale in AK?
    If the description and photos were accurate I'd think around $80k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan in Alaska View Post
    James, I sent you a PM with my contact information. A friend of mine is interested in this boat, so I'd like to hear what this guy thought about it. Maybe he took pictures? Thanks.
    Dan I sent you a pm with some info.
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    Dan
    I sent you a pm but not sure if it went thru
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anythingalaska View Post
    Like the others have said, that is a steal of a deal. Your practically buying the outboards and getting a boat for free!
    There are never "steal of a deal" with boats. I know because I own a whole fleet of them!

    To be honest even with the little amount I have spend on my "fleet" I'd still be ahead chartering... even flying from Juneau to Anchorage, renting a rig and driving down to Homer and chartering with Capt Nemo on the Huntress! Those guys are killing the kings in Homer right now and all winter long.

    Funny just last month I passed up a Harvey Dory someone who had illegally dumped one off the side of the road in Juneau. The glass was fine, but the floor was waterlogged and would have meant cutting out the glassed in floor, removing the spongy floor and transom, adding new glass, finding a "steal of a deal" on a fourstroke 70-115 hp, and adding hydraulic steering, and a trailer! For sure that project would have become my kids new sandbox.

    When dealing with boats, getting a "steal of a deal" is often a misnomer. But they do happen from time to time... maybe not with this particular Alumaweld.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sobie2 View Post
    There are never "steal of a deal" with boats. I know because I own a whole fleet of them!

    Sobie2
    There are certainly "steal of a deal" with boats. I know because I have gotten said deals!

    First of all most Alaskans don't own a ''fleet'' of boats, so their overhead and maintenance is not going to be as much as you make it out to be. With the amount that I use my boats, there is no way that hiring a charter every time I want to go out and set a crab pot or catch a king salmon would be a better deal financially. Maybe if someone lived in Anchorage and had to drive all the way to the peninsula to use their boat once a year to go trolling it would be worth it to charter. I am going under the assumption that this Alumaweld is in as good of shape as described, and if so it is a great deal for the boat since the outboards have such little hours on them. I haven't seen the boat in person and neither have you, so I suppose it's anyone's guess as to how good of a deal it really is.

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