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Old     (centralcali)      Join Date: Jan 2005       01-21-2005, 7:21 PM Reply   
Im in mereced right now looking at a 83 natique its in good shape but needs a new gel coat the boat is $5000 can anyone tell me what the gel coat will cost and is it worth $5000 when it needs to be re gel coated please help any info will be helpful.
Old     (jrandol)      Join Date: Mar 2004       01-21-2005, 7:46 PM Reply   
Shop around, but I know on a 86 Prostar I was quoted from $3k-$4,500 for a full gelcoat job. It aint cheap!
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       01-21-2005, 8:21 PM Reply   
Just paint it with good paint. That's done quite often, its been done to a few older 2001s like yours. Figure $1-2k. It won't be as durable as gelcoat but it will be as durable as the factory strips were when new.
Old     (centralcali)      Join Date: Jan 2005       01-21-2005, 11:03 PM Reply   
I have left. I decided not to buy it tonight, I have to look into the resto a little more. I was pretty uncomfortable because it had a lot of "spider cracks" through out. I don't know if this is a big deal. I just don't want to buy a boat that I will have to put more into than it is worth. Hope I didn't walk away from a good deal??

Old     (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       01-21-2005, 11:19 PM Reply   
always trust your gut instinct!
Old     (jrandol)      Join Date: Mar 2004       01-22-2005, 8:22 AM Reply   
Trevor, like Kenny said always trust your instinct!

shop around, for some reason that seems pretty high to me for a boat that is in need of gelcoat. I bought my 86 Prostar for $2,500 with trailer, great gelcoat, bad upholstery and in need of new carpet and damper plate. i got an abnormally good deal but they are out there!

Best of luck to you!
Old     (greenpinky)      Join Date: Apr 2004       01-22-2005, 9:30 AM Reply   
$5000 is too much for a 2001 that needs new gelcoat. You can find a better deal than that, Trevor. Don't sweat walking away. I think you did the right thing.
Old     (centralcali)      Join Date: Jan 2005       01-24-2005, 10:20 AM Reply   
Thanks for all of the feedback. I am glad that I passed on the 83. I am looking at a CHERRY 86 today with a tower and speakers. I'll post a pic if I get it!

Old     (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       01-24-2005, 10:39 AM Reply   
good luke Trevor and like Kenny said trust you gut!


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