I have an idea and am near to making an offer but thought I would offer a discussion point.
Subject boat: 2004 Moomba XLV gravity on 2008 aluminum inboard trailer, 5.7 Indmar. PP
Condition: Project boat. Hull structurally sound, scattered impact gel crazing on topsides, minimal grounding abrasion, black sides oxidized. Engine is FUBAR. V drive OK. 2YO FW cooling package in good shape. Seat skins are toast. Stereo 1/2 toast. Prop needs re-con. Needs a drip less box. Ballast will need work. Boat pretty well taken apart but all pieces are there.
First am I correct that this boat in average running condition will market for mid to low 20s'?
If not then whats one worth?
I figure a cash influx of +- 12K will be needed for a full restore.
That leaves a pretty low ball offer, after all why bother with the restore if I am only near even when done? Just buy the running good looking boat first, right?
It must still be good deal when I am done.
I have at or above dealer level skills, tools and facilities but limited time.
BTW I run in salt so anything I buy will require some mods. Even a SW series anybrand.