Boats on Used Victoria and Other Areas

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade / Wanted Forum' started by kingblazer84, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Silbee

    Silbee New Member

    If anyone is looking for an older 23 foot hourston I saw one down at Jocks Dock in Sooke for sale
     
  2. cracked_ribs

    cracked_ribs Well-Known Member

    Transducer is what I think people are looking at.
     
  3. noluck

    noluck Well-Known Member

  4. trophywife

    trophywife Crew Member

    the batt switch is mounted on the floor. disaster.
     
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  5. bonez10

    bonez10 Member

    any more info on the 23 hourston?
     
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  6. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    Unbelievable, if that was done by the person rigging it brand new what else was done wrong? Check all the gas lines. I’d expect that on a 1998 champion redone but that isn’t what you should get for that price
     
  7. JAC

    JAC Well-Known Member

  8. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

  9. MadJigga

    MadJigga Crew Member

  10. MikePA

    MikePA Active Member

  11. Pineapple Express

    Pineapple Express Well-Known Member

  12. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    Well worth bringing all the electronics to his 2 footitis boat then! That’s what I did on my “overpriced” aluminum back when things were not crazy.
     
  13. jcon12

    jcon12 Member

  14. trophywife

    trophywife Crew Member

    its like bolting a bunch of expensive crap on a jeep and then expecting for it to be worth more.
     
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  15. sasqman

    sasqman Crew Member

  16. Toba

    Toba Active Member

    Pretty much Screenshot_20200731-120238_Instagram.jpg
     
  17. leftcoast

    leftcoast Well-Known Member

  18. zurk

    zurk Active Member

    lol. not really.
    yep its my boat. guess what i added to it this week ? A tender with quicksail and bbq and a new anchor winch system for $4K lol.
    ive now got 100 hrs on the engine so the posting is a bit old. mostly put on there not because i really intended to sell it but if someone was interested in dumping cash onto it i'd be willing to sell for a reasonable profit, just because the systems integration alone is worth a chunk of change in terms of labor if you were to retrofit another boat with it commercially.
    usually i strip my boats of electronics/other stuff before i trade them in to the dealer for slightly below market price and buy a brand new one every couple of years.
    About 35% of the electronics came from my old boat before i traded it in for the KF. So the 7" screen, sonar, electrical system, wifi, network etc came from my old boat. i added on a used 12" screen from a sailboat after reflashing the firmware to powerboat settings, added new halo 20+ radar, forwardscan, HS60 etc.
    most of the stuff i installed can be uninstalled with an angle grinder cutting thru the bolts without damaging it so it will likely come with me to my next boat on trade in and i'll move the KF back to factory specs mostly for the new owner with no chartplotter, nmea2k, sonar etc. so its not as bad as it looks lol.
     
  19. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    Looks like a great deal but I would try to find the best marine surveyor and friend who really knows aluminum boats to sea trial it with you. Wide beam and looks like a great west coast boat but the devil is in the details. Transom, angles, welding, electrical, motor mounting. You can get a new aluminum boat from Allen Marine in Nanaimo for a little more, but it won't have the Beam and 150hp.....
     
  20. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    Nice to see a passion for rigging. I agree with you, I've invested thousands in just installing and improving electronics and electrical, not to mention the cost of each piece of equipment. You should do a thread on all your upgrades, super interested on how the systems all work together. We have a Lowrance network, but haven't tried the Simrad/BG(?) screens and still figuring out transducers 5 years into having the network and moving it to boat #2. Nothing wrong with trying to make a $ kingfishers are great boat and better than some of the 20-40 year old "rebuilt" crap out there for way to much money.
     
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