Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Two years ago today my son and I picked up our current lake boat in New Jersey. No sea trial, didn’t even look under the shrink wrap. Bought it and trailered it home.
The boat has been fantastic, no regrets. IMG_0253.JPG


Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I would want to hear it run.  Doesn't need to be a sea trial but have it fired up to temperature and shift the gears at least-unless it is some type of project that you know what you are getting into. 

Edited by MCF
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi,
Would you buy a boat in winter without having a tryout on the water

I bought my GLS22 in January of 2019 hadn’t been run in 8 years. Took the owners word it had been winterized. Took a BIG gamble But I bought it right. Could have parted it out and got my money back. Turned out to be a great buy. Took some TLC to get it up and running. But it’s been a great boat IMG_1542.JPG


Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Bought my current boat in Atlantic City New Jersey on Halloween 2015. Putted around the marina, wrote a check, put her on the trailer and drove her home. Price was right though and I knew there were likely going to be issues with the early 2000s yamaha four stroke (which finally reared their ugly head this year). If the price is right and you are prepared for possible costly repairs, send it!

IMG_7946.JPG


Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, General said:

Hi,

Would you buy a boat in winter without having a tryout on the water

 

Not a chance in hell!!!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, whaler1 said:

Two years ago today my son and I picked up our current lake boat in New Jersey. No sea trial, didn’t even look under the shrink wrap. Bought it and trailered it home.
The boat has been fantastic, no regrets. IMG_0253.JPG


Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

Yes, but not every boat is a Boston Whaler.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought my dock neighbors boat! Every time i walked past it, i drooled! He was in his early 80's and dealing with health issues. I heard he was going to sell it and I bought it the first day it was listed. I did have a survey done, but I knew the boat and didn't need a sea trial. '86 Tiara 3600. It now has approximately 4300 hours on it and has many hours of fishing left in her.IMG951811.jpgIMG952435.jpg

Sent from my SM-A505U using Tapatalk

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...