Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade / Wanted Forum' started by kingblazer84, Aug 5, 2017.
If anyone is looking for an older 23 foot hourston I saw one down at Jocks Dock in Sooke for sale
Transducer is what I think people are looking at.
and the trailer is not included
the batt switch is mounted on the floor. disaster.
any more info on the 23 hourston?
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
What a bargain. Hahaha
So many bells and whistles who has time to fish. No hours mentioned on the main? I have to send this to my brother who has one! Wonder what he’ll get for it, he could sell stuff separately but can’t wrap my head around the validation. Some nice screens and radar but overkill for the rest of the stuff and no autopilot. I’m out
It’s redonk. Why would one spend 60k on electronics for that boat!
Still around! That thing was posted like 2 months ago!
This belongs to our own SFBC member @zurk !! I think he's acknowledged that the price is on the optimistically-high side.
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.
Thoughts on this one ?
its like bolting a bunch of expensive crap on a jeep and then expecting for it to be worth more.
Looks like a decent deal.
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.
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.....
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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