Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade / Wanted Forum' started by Fishtofino, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

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  2. sly_karma

    sly_karma Well-Known Member

    $45K for mains and kicker power. $55K for a 25 year old hull and trailer?
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  3. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    The guy is super anal, the boat is in awesome shape.
  4. leftcoast

    leftcoast Active Member

    Price seems good to me. I bet it doesn't last long. The boat looks unreal.
  5. fishin solo

    fishin solo Well-Known Member

    99k lol
  6. kaelc

    kaelc Active Member

    How long do fibreglass hulls last? I know newer ones are built better, but I've been looking at a few 90's fibreglass and wondering.
  7. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    I'd take my 1976 hand laid Hourston hull over the newer chopper gun glass boats. The only thing that can go wrong with them is wooden stringer and transom rot besides major impact.
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  8. nicnat

    nicnat Active Member

    osmosis can be a problem with fiberglass boats from the south, something to check for if the boat is originally from somewhere like florida.
  9. Gear'n'beer!

    Gear'n'beer! Well-Known Member


    Are you talking about absorption? Don't think a glass boat can have osmosis.....please correct me if I'm wrong
  10. Canso

    Canso Well-Known Member

    Yes osmosis, water will filter threw exposed chopped glass, it's why we need gel coat to seal the glass. Water sometimes can creep threw bilges and into the sealed chambers, or a gel coat blister could hold water against the chopped mat allowing it in.
  11. Why would the risk of osmosis be worse for a boat from the south vs locally?
  12. trophywife

    trophywife Well-Known Member

    exposed to way more UV..
  13. eriks

    eriks Active Member

    I read that blistering is more prevalent in warmer waters
  14. Thunder21

    Thunder21 Active Member

    Like fishtofino, I'm also running around in a Hourston from the late 70s . It's been rebuilt inside but the fibreglass is original..
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