Copied and pasted from my craigslist ad:
So here's the story:
I bought this boat 2 years ago and absolutely fell in love with it. In that 2 years, I added a hard top w/3 spreaders, hydraulic steering, 15 rod holders, rocket launchers, lenco trim tabs, crow's nest, new urethane 96 gallon fuel tank, & repowered with a 225 Honda. This boat was and still is my pride and joy. I own a marine electronics company - I am a perfectionist with a high attention to detail, and I spared no time or expense on these upgrades. I just bought a new (used) trailer for it a month ago to replace the ailing steel trailer I had before - paid $2000 for the trailer.
This is where it gets interesting... we forgot to trim the motor up on the way home. Long story short, the motor sat about an inch off the ground the whole way back and all was well until we went to back the boat into the yard and the skeg and prop met the sidewalk.
The transom was beginning to go, but was no where close to going - I figured I had another few years before replacement was needed, but the torque of the impact stressed the transom enough that work needs to be done now. I have taken it to two fiberglass guys who have suggested different things, both have said the stringers are rock solid, as is the floor. I'm kicking around the idea of pulling the 225 Honda and throwing it on a newer hull. I am asking $2500 for the boat hull only, an extra $1500 if you want the trailer. Boat hull comes with 4 life vests, all safety equipment, vhf radio, anchor with 300 feet of line, etc. - I could even throw in the Garmin 545s GPS for an extra $300 if that makes or breaks the deal - the high performance p66 transducer that goes with it was a limited edition release from Airmar that I paid $150 for - and I'm a Gemeco dealer!
The boat has 15 rod holders throughout. What more can I say, this is a fishing machine that brought in 3 dolphin and a bunch of snapper in 3-5 foot seas 1 week ago - put in a couple of weeks of hard work, slap an engine on, and you'll be turning heads just like I did.
You can look at $1000 projects all day on craigslist, I know - I used to - but those are boats that need everything from pumps to lights to fuel tanks, etc - heck, there's probably 80 gallons of fuel in this thing from LAST WEEKEND when I filled it up.
I will not sell the trailer until the hull is sold.
You could either replace the transom add a 150-225 engine and have a darn nice fishing boat. If nothing happens with this ad, I'll probably penny up and have the transom repaired, but I'm at a crossroads here and wouldn't mind getting into something a little bigger.
Feel free to call me anytime, 561-674-3308