help i dont know what my boat is

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by midnightcowboy, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    The existing bell house size should be easy to recognize, they are standardized since ages.
    I am not familiar with these smaller sizes, so, don´t dare to bet.

    Rename her while making her up. "Martyrius" fits better!

  2. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    This project is a total waste of time and money. That said, let me follow Apex lead and give advice anyway.

    First of all forget about the engine for now. Clean her, put her under a roof. Prevent further damage is prime priority. Secondly, take everything that isn't needed out. That includes old fuel tanks, bunks, anything rotten or going to be replaced anyway. Pressure clean the boat inside and out. Use bleach or other solution to get ride of mold. DEMO first. You need working area. Clean everything, and paint if necessary. It helps with wife department and to get help too. Nobody wants to work in a planter. Make a list of all the system you need and make a list of components to see where you can get them cheaper, EBay, junkyard etc... Don't pay retail unless you have too. Start saving for your motor. Start looking for a bargain motor. Outboard would save you interior space, and a lot of money in shafts, rudders etc... BUt clean and asses hull condition before you spend any money.
  3. pantar
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    pantar New Member

    This boat is total waste of money an much bigger waste of time. But so is spending time doing nothing.:cool:
    The boat is a beauty. I would love to own her. You will do your self a great favour if you fix it and get it into running condition. As said before you have to keep her from further damage. It will take a lot of work and a quite a lot of money but it think it will be worth it. Start by figuring out what you really want. What kind of color, interior, electronics etc. It helps if yout take a picture of your boat than orint tha tpicture an draw all the modifications on the picture you took. You can than see how the changes will affect your boat's look.

    Good luck with the project.
  4. Pierre R
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    Pierre R Senior Member

    My guess is $12k to $15k euros and 1,600-2,000 hours of work. Looks like the wood around the engine including stringers is rotting. Also the entire hull to deck joint needs a total repair. There appears to be no way to get up on the forward deck to handle an anchor. With those large windows and a weak hull to deck joint I would imagine she will open up a lot of leaks the first time you take her out in some waves.

    When you are done with her she will probably be worth around $10k
  5. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member


    Have at er mate, you're a bigger man than me.

    All the best and post some pictures of your progress.

  6. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    A rather bold guess I must say! From these pictures I would never risk any estimation.

    And the final value after restoration you calculated in Liberian Dollar, did you?
    Similar boats are around for 1500€ in reasonable condition.


  7. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Hi Midnight,

    I know how it is if you set your mind on something that may not become a reality.

    Since you have time, do calculate what your expenses could come to. Then see what you can get out there for the same amount. You have to be reasonable with this.

    Since you have some skills, I would suggest you rather find something to make a bit of money from as a sideline and throw it into the pot and rather invest in a boat in a better condition.

    I would donate that boat to the local kids as a den.

    Fixing something up like that is about 6 to 12 times more work than most anticipate. I know many who set out and eventually threw it away. That is no small task.

    Well, you have received professional advice from most of the guys, most of them are professionals at what they do - boats.
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