21' Sutphen questions

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by teen, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. PAR
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    The access door is likely to get at the sending unit and hoses. If you don't have a lot of experience with boats, then you should run in the opposite direction of this one.
     
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Yes, a thirsty beast.
     
  3. IMP-ish
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    Other Q is how many hours on that 90's Evinrude?

    Bottom paint says maybe this sutphen has been used and in salt water more than trailer-kept boats.
     
  4. teen
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    teen Junior Member

    if i was to buy this id want the tank fixed and it seems like a lot of work so im probably going to just pass on this one
     
  5. PAR
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    Good idea to walk away. Most of the time a fuel leak also means fuel soaked foam, which isn't fun to remove.
     

  6. CatBuilder

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    Wow. It seems buying an entry level power boat is a much more difficult process than buying an entry level sailboat.

    Here's a picture of my first sailboat:

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    About the only problem I had buying it was finding out that the mast would dishpan in the cabin roof (deck stepped) when it was properly tightened.

    No big deal... I just crammed a 2x4 in there for extra support. :)

    Sure, the pintles broke off and left me without steering once and the outboard almost never worked (staring a long history of that problem that continues to this day for me), but it was a reasonable boat for $2500 with trailer included.

    There just wasn't as much to look out for though: fuel tank issues, use of the boat in salt water, etc... etc... Much easier process.
     
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