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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 6:56 am 
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I'm asking those with more experienced eyes to take a look at this and provide feedback.

http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bod/2984013430.html

The two immediate points I can see are the age (1976) and in the fourth picture there appears to be a rust stain amidships on the starboard hull.

Obviously, the price is a consideration. I have shallow pockets, lol!

If this proves to be a decent deal, my next concern would be transport. I would give the entire rig a going-over before towing, but my return trip takes my over this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunshine_Skyway_Bridge

Definitely NOT the place to discover a problem!

These are also within striking distance and price point:

http://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/boa/2987427536.html

http://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/boa/2994525090.html

The last one sounds like a great deal, but the lack of photos and supporting information beg a lot of questions, especially at that price.

All three will require freeway transport, but only the first has to go over the Skyway Bridge.

I'm okay with passing up all three, but I am most certainly ready to get out on the water on an H16.

Thanks in advance to all!


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 6:18 pm 
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the first one i would say no.... its to old for that price, i got my 83' for 500 with no soft spots. the 3ed sounds good but there is not alot of info and the second one looks good but again not much info about the boat.

edit: just looked at the 2ed one again and i would say no, its a older boat, older then 1980

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