300$ is that a good deal? (16ft boat and 40hp johnson)

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  1. B man
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    B man Junior Member

    My grandpa selling it. has a 40hp johnson. its about 16ft. just wondering what type of transom it has. and if its a good deal.
     

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  2. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    A 16' boat, and a 40 horse outboard, and a trailer for $400.00?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? What was your question again? YOUR GRANDFATHER!!! Grab it and RUN. Get that sucker cleaned up real good and go enjoy.........................Let me know if you do not want it. I'm in Knoxville. Is it a wood hull, or aluminum?
     
  3. cameron.d.mm
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    cameron.d.mm Junior Member

    It looks like it's all aluminum, excepting parts of some of the interior furniture? Just replace the plywood.

    My grandfather has a similar but smaller boat. It is a really trooper. It has been kept outside uncovered for longer than I've been alive, and there is nothing wrong with it.

    Buy it and keep it in the family. It'll last forever. Your kids will use it after you.
     
  4. Pierre R
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    Pierre R Senior Member

    Got to agree with the other posters.

    Clean it up, grease the wheel bearings, check the tires and lights. On the engine. Replace the water pump impellor, change the lower unit oil, put some light oil in the cylinders before you pull it through, clean the plugs, clean out the carburetor bowl. Crank it through a few times to find out if it has spark. If it does, put in some gas and try it in the water.
     
  5. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    The motor alone is worth 3 times that. Snap it up while you can.
     
  6. B man
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    B man Junior Member

    Well the motor has some wires that i see are messed up around the tiller arm. it has electric start. does the interior wood need to be marine grade? also i have a unknown evinrude motor. can't find the plate on it any where. is there any other way to indentify it?
     
  7. seeds
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    seeds Smartass Member

    I'll take it.

    In a heartbeat if you don't want it!
     
  8. wheels
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    wheels Junior Member

    clean out the debris and you'll have a better idea. an hour cleaning it up will probably show you if its diamond in the rough or weather to abandon and move on.
     
  9. lewisboats
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    lewisboats Obsessed Member

    Your transom is probably aluminum sheet over plywood. You asked about it specifically so is there some question of it's integrity? I have replaced the transom in a smaller version of that style boat...it wasn't too difficult. Your mileage may vary.
     
  10. B man
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    B man Junior Member

    Well last time it was on the water was 2005. its a Lund 1986. but i cant find any info on it.
     
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  12. B man
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    B man Junior Member

    Looks like a SSV. just with a deck up front.
     
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