Petty Officer 1st Class
- May 10, 2007
The doomed Rivera Cruiser...after almost sinking and ruining our 2012 boating season a decision had to be made. I had picked up another project boat with good toons and rebuilt it over the winter, I stripped the interior, motor, and all other useable parts off this one and decided to sell the Cruiser as a project boat to try to make back some of my investment. The pontoons could not be welded since I spend like $400 on epoxy to seal them which did not work. The boat was used extensively in saltwater and when I purchased it originally I did not know that would have been a problem. Turns out pontoons were littered with holes. I figured maybe someone could foam them or apply even more epoxy to kinda fix them. To add insult to injury the hurricane had knocked over my winter shelter and the new deck and new carpet I had installed a year ago was a mess. Luckily I had stripped my new interior out of it in the fall. But after moving the boat i noticed that water was STILL coming out from holes in the pontoons even with the epoxy.....moral decision...unload this lemon to some novice pontoon buyer for some quick cash?? No...i could never do that in good conscious knowing all the heartache this boat caused us. The following is the final moments our doomed boat.