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  • 1994 chris craft concept

    what do you guys think of this boat, i need to gather alot of opinions before i go through with it. they say its mechanicly sound. http://www.sailboattraderonline.com/...Cuddy-92931975








    let me know what you think.

    thanks

    -tristan


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    • #3
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      love the chris crafts.....

      thought i'd pass on the purchase because it's got a obsolete omc drive on it though.... unless it's got the omc/volvo coop drive right before omc went gone..... i don't know enough about how to tell if it is though. someone else will have to chime in....
      when i was buying. if it said omc or was a merc. 470 version engine... it was auto off the list of potential buys...
      'Lime Time'
      1975 AristoCraft Nineteen
      Mercruiser 165hp (chevy 250 L6), MC-1 drive

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      • #4
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        From the pics it looks pretty clean inside, however...
        Get it surveyed. It's better to take to loss of a survey cost then having to add $2k/3k for a rebuild to your original purchase price
        NADA it's too much, and no trailer. I'd keep looking. When you look around at used boats, look and pic the ugly stuff. Pretty stuff don't need fixing. Take pics of the structure (if you can), under the sole and bilge under the engine. Good Luck.
        The Lead Dog has the best view.

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          what should i ask for more picks on?

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            they say the drive is all in good working shape. what should i offer him for the boat, if every things checks out?

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            • #7
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              looking at the outdrive, it has been neglected, signs of barnacles, and growth, not removed, looks like the gimbal housing has been caulked, indicating a leak and possible transom rot.
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              • #8
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                they say the drive is all in good working shape
                the seller will say anything to sell a boat.... after all, they want rid of it....
                personally, i don't believe any seller... i want to do my own test to confirm all things are in good shape...
                prior to buying the boat i have. i got a list of how to buy a used boat on line. just picked the list randomly off several sites on buying a used boat... if i remember it was 3 or 4 pages long. i went through that list right in front of the seller, item by item.. he thought i was crazy as i near went over every screw i could find... we did compression test with me present, we drained drive lub with me present, we pressure tested the drive with me present... we went on a test drive. everything that did work got operated. we gave it sustained wot runs. when we got back to his shop, we compression tested again, drive pressure tested again including inspecting the drive lub for metal fragments.
                i was familiar with the engine drive package i was looking at, so i knew parts availability. in short... like i said. don't believe the seller... find out for yourself, or pay someone to inspect it.... again. omc is obsolete.. look through threads here on iboats about omcs.... see what you find out.... research, research, research.... then make your move..
                'Lime Time'
                1975 AristoCraft Nineteen
                Mercruiser 165hp (chevy 250 L6), MC-1 drive

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                  is there a link to this check list. so you guys think it might have transum problems the guy said volvo made the omc unit thats in it.

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                    also who innew jersey will inspect it for me i have done some searching and i dont see anything comig up for boat inspection

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                    • #11
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                      No one here on iBoats wants to discourage you from getting into boat ownership. For the most part, the membership has been through the same mind thing you are going trough. The good thing is that you came here first. Many of us bought first, then came to iBoats AFTER we realized that our "love boat" had some serious problems. Read a the posts on boat rebuilds, transom and stringer replacement, engine and out drive problems. Soon you will find that all those problems are common with older boats. There are many good boats for sale, but by there are just as many project boats. The members here that have been in boating a long time or have or are doing a project boat just want to save you some grief, labor and cash. Send your list to the seller and and ask him to verify that these thing are indeed up to par. Tell him "no deal" if items on the list are seriously defunct.
                      Take a check list
                      another list
                      There is nothing wrong with a "project boat" as long as you understand the implications, work and costs involved in making it an enjoyable water craft.
                      I would seriously heed the above posts and look elsewhere.
                      Research and research some more, then take heed of what you learned. Boats are like women, they can be very pretty but, just horrible inside or to live with.
                      The Lead Dog has the best view.

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                        is there a link to this check list.
                        sorry, i didn't keep the link. i just googled buying a used boat... there were many lists to choose from. i just choose the most comprehensive one i could find... it was a long list though... i remember one of the items was crawl underneath the boat and inspect it from the bottom. if it didn't have have an omc or mercruiser 470's version, it was one of the first things i did... sellers thought i was crazy crawling on my back from front to back of the boat... most i found intact. but i did find a nice cobalt for 8k.... had a 2 foot crack in the bottom of the boat... seller wanted to know if i wanted to go for a test drive.... snicker... it's like no, i didn't bring my swimsuit..... ya really gotta check em out... folks will sell ya anything to get out from underneath it... no pun intended...
                        i dont see anything comig up for boat inspection
                        try boat survey....
                        'Lime Time'
                        1975 AristoCraft Nineteen
                        Mercruiser 165hp (chevy 250 L6), MC-1 drive

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                        • #13
                          Re: 1994 chris craft concept

                          this is my minumum inspection.

                          Buying a boat

                          1st you need to decide what you want to use it for, fishing, cruising, or water sports.

                          2nd how many people adults, children you want on board of the average outing.

                          3rd outboard, inboard-outboard, or inboard power plant.

                          4th Budget, what you want to pay, and what you are willing to pay, when you find
                          Exactly what you want.

                          You can hire a marine surveyor, to inspect the boat, or you can do it yourself.

                          You are mainly looking for soft spots in the deck, transom, cracks, all signs of a rotten, under frame. You walk all over the deck, that a mallot, or hammer with wooden handle, using handle, tap all over the transom, a shape rap is good solid base, a thud, is questionable base.

                          The motor should be clean, no spots where the paint is discolored, or pealing from heat, having run hot. (This part for outboard motors Compression should be atleast 100psi, and within 10% of each other,)
                          Spark on all cylinders, good pee stream, check lower unit for water in oil.

                          The overall condition of the boat will tell you a lot, as to how it has been maintained.
                          boat motor combo, A 30 year old may be in better condition, than a 3 year old.
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                          • #14
                            Re: 1994 chris craft concept

                            i guess it sat in the water for 2 years with out being pulled out and then it got winterized and hasent been put back in for a year. he says it didnt leak when it was in the water sounds kinda fishy the boat history report cam back clean.

                            think i should run from this thing

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                            • #15
                              Re: 1994 chris craft concept

                              i agree on a 15 y/o boat, and the price, and neglect.
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