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Old 03-19-2021, 08:10 AM   #1
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I sure donít need it but kind of tempting since it could fit in my garage. Neighbor went to get his boat from winter storage yesterday and found it almost burnt up. Electrical short just smoldered really. Ruined all the wiring and left some minor gel coat cracking on the hull whereíre the source of the fire was.
The 115 Merc was running great last summer and is not damaged. He wants $1K and out. I think it might be a worthy flip project.




All that black is just soot that came off with a pressure wash.


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Old 03-19-2021, 08:12 AM   #2
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looks like money to be made to me if you have the time
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:14 AM   #3
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Thousands to be made there
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:15 AM   #4
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Whole boat probably needs rewired, but who knows. For $1k I guess itís worth a shot if you can do most the labor yourself. I also donít know what those old champions are worth.


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Old 03-19-2021, 08:25 AM   #5
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Seems like the motor alone should sell for way more but I have no interest in then trying to dispose of the hull. Trolling motor could sell for a couple hundred easy. Will need new batteries for sure. Wife is out of town and has not responded to my text about it. With all my other time-draining hobbies I'm thinking this might put me over the top for the dog house.
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:42 AM   #6
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In my humble boat opinion..... RUN...
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:48 AM   #7
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Dang...a Champion Fish-n-ski. Don't see many of those around!
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:54 AM   #8
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I think itís worth it if you plan on keeping, not sure itís worth it to try and turn a profit. But would definitely be interested in following this thread.

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ďyou gonna learn today!Ē (In my Kevin hart voice)

All joking aside I hope it works out for you.


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Old 03-19-2021, 08:55 AM   #9
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Dang...a Champion Fish-n-ski. Don't see many of those around!

I think there is a reason for that.


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Old 03-19-2021, 08:55 AM   #10
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That's a desirable boat. Someone on here was asking about nitro for his family. This is what he needs.

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Old 03-19-2021, 08:57 AM   #11
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I have the same model boat I am fixing to sell. I rewired the majority of it when I bought it and it wasn't too bad of a job. That hull is a very good design, handles water great. I would be all over that for a grand.
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:57 AM   #12
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There's definitely some money to be made there if you actually have the time.

Heck, just between the outboard, trolling motor and trailer you got more than $1K sitting there.
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Old 03-19-2021, 08:57 AM   #13
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Gets even better, one of my good buds is gonna buy it. I'll help him git'er going and get to reap the fishing benefits too
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Old 03-19-2021, 09:18 AM   #14
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id verify that the engine has spark before any commitment.
Very possible that the short traveled up to the engines power pack and or stator and if so it isnt worth scrap in my opinion.
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:20 AM   #15
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If your friend doesn't buy it let me know. I would be interested.
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:30 AM   #16
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Seems like the motor alone should sell for way more but I have no interest in then trying to dispose of the hull. Trolling motor could sell for a couple hundred easy. Will need new batteries for sure. Wife is out of town and has not responded to my text about it. With all my other time-draining hobbies I'm thinking this might put me over the top for the dog house.
Wife not responding to text in the legal world is know as "deemed approval"
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Old 03-19-2021, 10:35 AM   #17
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#1 thing to check and have in hand before any money changes hands is titles for boat, motor AND trailer! Without any one of those three, it's more trouble than it's worth to get them! Aside from that, you or your buddy could absolutely make some money on the deal... Fishing, not too efficient for a fishin' boat... Skiing, not very well suited for that either... Cruising the lake... not the best for that either if you want to cruise and stay dry in those front cudde seats... Like someone posted, there's good reason not many of those seen around these days...
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Old 03-19-2021, 02:15 PM   #18
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#1 thing to check and have in hand before any money changes hands is titles for boat, motor AND trailer!
This is true and I've been burned before. Like I said though, this is my neighbor and there is trust. They already did the deal at lunch and went straight to the tax office to change all 3 titles. Now he has to break the news to his wife
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Old 03-19-2021, 03:28 PM   #19
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I don’t know how many times I’ve come home and told my wife “ I bought another boat today”.
Just yesterday, I came home and told her “ I bought a bulldozer today”

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Old 03-19-2021, 04:22 PM   #20
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Wife not responding to text in the legal world is know as "deemed approval"
Or at the very least, contributory negligence.
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Old 03-20-2021, 12:11 PM   #21
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https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=804253

In case you want to see what she looks like when y'all are done
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Old 03-20-2021, 04:50 PM   #22
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In case you want to see what she looks like when y'all are done

That is what this boat looked like before the fire. I really like it.


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Old 04-03-2021, 06:21 AM   #23
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Update: from what we can tell this fire was limited to the trolling motor wiring probably getting chewed by mice and contacting a speaker wire. Ignition side was all fine. Scrapped the TM batteries and wiring and pulled cord through in prep for replacement. Vetted out the ignition side and cranking battery and when confident all was good fired the boat up. Buddy ran it several miles yesterday and even caught a fish out of it. This is maybe 3 hours work so far and got another few to go plus new wires and TM batteries. I think it was a great buy. That little boat hit 50mph yesterday.



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Old 04-03-2021, 07:01 AM   #24
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Old 04-03-2021, 07:56 AM   #25
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Looks like you got a good deal.
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Old 04-03-2021, 02:58 PM   #26
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Update: from what we can tell this fire was limited to the trolling motor wiring probably getting chewed by mice and contacting a speaker wire. Ignition side was all fine. Scrapped the TM batteries and wiring and pulled cord through in prep for replacement. Vetted out the ignition side and cranking battery and when confident all was good fired the boat up. Buddy ran it several miles yesterday and even caught a fish out of it. This is maybe 3 hours work so far and got another few to go plus new wires and TM batteries. I think it was a great buy. That little boat hit 50mph yesterday.



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Old 04-03-2021, 04:03 PM   #27
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Look like a great project
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