Looking for my first lake rod

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« on: September 18, 2015, 09:43:51 PM »
Hi all,

Newbie here.  Looking for my first boat. Been on the hunt for a couple months & have yet to find something turn key that isn't actually pretty thrashed.
I live in Orange county & have driven to Mariposa & Phoenix & back looking at some prospects & have been pretty disappointed with the disparity between what was described & what condition the boats were actually in...

Traveling to Lake Havasu/Parker this weekend, & arranged to look at a couple of boats.
I was wondering if maybe anyone out there had a line on any rigs out that way that might be worth looking at?
Looking for a 1972-1982 boat.  18-19'. Closed bow. Turn key.   I like the Miller & Rogers hulls, but not too set about that.
Got up to $8,500 to spend.  Any more than that & the wife will start getting suspicious....

Much thanks for any help offered....



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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2015, 10:13:39 PM »
If youre interested in looking at a nice ppen bow .. look up sam custompainter carlos on facebook

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2015, 10:15:10 PM »
Actually its posted on here too. Look under boats for sale, Carrera open bow

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2015, 10:52:38 PM »

Hi all,

Newbie here.  Looking for my first boat. Been on the hunt for a couple months & have yet to find something turn key that isn't actually pretty thrashed.
I live in Orange county & have driven to Mariposa & Phoenix & back looking at some prospects & have been pretty disappointed with the disparity between what was described & what condition the boats were actually in...

Traveling to Lake Havasu/Parker this weekend, & arranged to look at a couple of boats.
I was wondering if maybe anyone out there had a line on any rigs out that way that might be worth looking at?
Looking for a 1972-1982 boat.  18-19'. Closed bow. Turn key.   I like the Miller & Rogers hulls, but not too set about that.
Got up to $8,500 to spend.  Any more than that & the wife will start getting suspicious....

Much thanks for any help offered....
If you do find something, I'll be in the sandbar.🍻


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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2015, 01:44:44 PM »
http://slo.craigslist.org/boa/5219941769.html

Seems like a nice float that has been well maintained. 

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 07:07:27 AM »
Ive got a 76 dominator Berkley jet for sale bbc

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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2015, 07:09:34 AM »
Call or text for more info and pics if interested 951 710 4289

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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2015, 07:10:25 AM »
Call or text for more info and pics if interested 951 710 4289

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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2015, 08:22:01 PM »
If you do find something, I'll be in the sandbar.


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Thanks for looking out.  not interested in a open bow or day cruiser ( mini or otherwise).
Checked out what I came to Havasu to see, a 73 Rogers. Was in pretty good condition, though it was a repaint & really looking for original gel....... I passed, so, no boat as of yet. If I had picked it up, would have been in the sandbar today...
Was thinking of hitting Kornowski's tomorrow to see if they know of anything out here for sale. (not one of his pieces though, that's waaay out of my range....)


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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2015, 08:36:47 PM »
http://slo.craigslist.org/boa/5219941769.html

Seems like a nice float that has been well maintained.


Thanks,

That's the ticket.  Texted the gentleman that owns that Cole a while back.
He's lowered his price since then, but sounded very earnest about the condition of his boat, & Bernard Enterprises, who he says maintained the boat, is totally legit, so I guess I gotta check it out now.
Cole made a pretty good hull from what I gather.  I know a few folks around had them when I was a kid......

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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2015, 06:45:33 PM »
I have a Miller for sale. 460BBF Jacuzzi WJ, needs interior soon but im willing to make a deal.

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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2015, 10:12:18 PM »
FM,

You have pics you can post?
Really would prefer a Berkeley pump VS Jaccuzzi, but it would be cool to see whatcha got……. :D

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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2015, 08:07:15 AM »
I have a clean Bahner Bubble Deck
full stringer bbf Berkley split bowl place diverter ect ect make you a hell of a deal on it as I just sold my house!

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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2015, 08:36:50 PM »
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/boa/5243732671.html

Have you seen this one?

Not mine but, it looks to be pretty clean.

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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2015, 11:00:38 PM »

https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/boa/5243732671.html

Have you seen this one?

Not mine but, it looks to be pretty clean.

Haven't seen that boat in a wile. It's a really nice ride 👍👍👍


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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2015, 06:44:56 AM »

Haven't seen that boat in a wile. It's a really nice ride 👍👍👍


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  I was drooling over this one myself👍🏼👌🏼


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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2015, 07:49:03 AM »
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/boa/5243732671.html

Have you seen this one?

Not mine but, it looks to be pretty clean.

This is one of those times I wish I had extra cash laying around.

I'd buy this Rogers simply for the cool factor!  :thumbup:

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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2015, 09:23:12 AM »
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/boa/5243732671.html

Have you seen this one?

Not mine but, it looks to be pretty clean.

That Rogers is a really clean boat.  Pretty cool, no doubt.  The owner definitely is paying attention to details on the restore. 
For me, at least at this point, I am looking for something more original.  Original gelcoat, stock seating arrangement. If this was restored back to a 70's era look, especially with the BBC & reworked pump, I'd be all over it.

My budget has increased to around 10K, so hoping that will expand the range of available rigs.

Been looking at CL everyday, NoCal, SoCal, Arizona, anywhere I would be o.k. driving to see something.
It seems though, that the quality of boats for sale, at least in the 18'-19' range, was better during the summer?

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« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2015, 02:38:07 PM »
Original 70's metal flake, cocktail-style diamond tuck and shag carpet. Check.  ;D

You have a great budget for an older, great condition boat.

The only problem you may have in finding one is, most have been re-done or are in rough shape.
Not to say that you won't find one.

Maybe, keep an open mind to one that has good gel but may need some interior or mechanical work.
I think that is very possible with your budget.

Good luck.

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« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2015, 05:06:06 PM »
I'm so far behind I think I'm in first

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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2015, 05:15:49 PM »
Original 70's metal flake, cocktail-style diamond tuck and shag carpet. Check.  ;D

You have a great budget for an older, great condition boat.

The only problem you may have in finding one is, most have been re-done or are in rough shape.
Not to say that you won't find one.

Maybe, keep an open mind to one that has good gel but may need some interior or mechanical work.
I think that is very possible with your budget.

Good luck.


Troller Dave,


Thanks for the support.
I do think you are right. It's a bit like catching smoke.
Your advice on prioritizing makes sense. Drove up to Mariposa to see the first boat on my list, a 76 Miller Ski Jet, I think mentioned on the forum a few weeks back, had a killer hull & gelcoat, minor fixable blemishes, original interior no cracks or rips. Needed mechanical work, probably at least a engine overhaul, for sure a valve job, & some pump work. My budget was about 1/2 of what it is now , & didn't think I would have the 4 or 5k to get the boat reliable.  I passed & am kicking myself (literally, and you know how hard that is to do) ever since.
Also, hesitated on a Hondo Pantera t-deck I saw in Parker.  First guy on the scene. Beautiful, well taken care of, almost original boat, a bit over my budget at the time.  Got back the owner a week later & it was already snatched up.
For sure, finding a real nice classic is an adventure....


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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2015, 05:24:01 PM »
This one may work for you
https://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/boa/5211011607.html


RiverRat,


That looks like it has potential.  Gonna get more info. from the owner.  It's in Boisie!? Helluva drive....... Where are the OC boats?


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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2015, 05:37:38 PM »
With the budget you have set for your self you will have the pick of the litter so be patient and good luck
I'm so far behind I think I'm in first

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« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2015, 07:35:19 PM »
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/boa/5246327024.html

Not sure if that's exactly what your looking for


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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2015, 08:14:11 PM »
  I was drooling over this one myself👍🏼👌🏼


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It seems like a GREAT deal. I think it was all redone about 7-8 years ago by a guy over on PB.

 


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