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    Is this ebay auctionn too good to be true?-gctid374128

    Looking at this very closely, but a little nervous. What do you all think? Too much of a risk wihout seeing it firsthand?

    JB

    Http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1998-...item1e6d3faf1f

    #2
    I would at least ask for more photos

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      #3
      The stock boat had either 5.0 and Alpha or 5.7 and Bravo.

      This looks like it has 5.0 and looks like a Bravo.
      Tally and Vicki
      "Wickus" Meridian 341
      MMSI 338014939

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        #4
        Looks legit, I imagine its going to get bid up to 6-8K range in 3 hours. Call the phone number listed, also do research on this business. If bidding always pay deposit via PayPal or credit card, if things go wrong you can always file a charge back and get your money back. Obviously final payment is only once you have the title in hand.

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          #5
          It is a salt water boat from Florida which has been baking in the Florida sun. The interior seems to have had several leaks as water ring stains abound. It has no closed cooling system and is in salt water. The large front windows seem to have gobs of caulk which must have dealt with leaks. In every picture they have posted and there are several, I see something I do not like. The 98 models were stock with 5.0 220hp and Alpha drive however there could also be a 5.7 in there. Maybe a decent deal but there is a whole lotta love going to be required on this one to get it up to par.
          Cheers, Hans
          2007 Carver 41 CMY
          Twin Volvo D6-370
          Montreal, Canada
          Midnight Sun I Photos

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            #6
            They are asking $11,500 on their site. Might be a repo, or just a quick flip for profit. They are rated A- on the Florida BBB site.

            I'd say the company is probably pretty solid.

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              #7
              Thanks everyone!

              Thats what I love about this site - I KNEW I would get good feedback quickly! You folks are awesome!

              While I have no doubt that the boat is as described, i am concerned about what is not described. The ad does not give any detail other than pictures really. Too chancy for this noob.

              And I agree Hans, water stains had me concerned as well.

              Thanks again everyone,

              JB

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                #8
                You are not elegible for buyer protection on this boat, Have someone look at the boat, even a marine surveyor just to do a walk through ane give an opinion as to it's worth to do a full survey! buyer beware! It is an nice boat from the looks, you will need to know the condition of the engine and outdrive and the electrical system, cosmetics can be taken care of at a modest cost.

                I did not read if the trailer is included, it is worth a bit of money.
                Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

                Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
                Twin 350 GM power
                Located in Seward, AK
                Retired marine surveyor

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                  #9
                  There have been some good buys on Ebay of late.

                  I suspect the last minute there will be more bidding.

                  You are not talking top dollar here so there is room for some work on it.

                  Its to late for someone to take a look.

                  Would I gamble? Most likely if it doesn't go for much more than it is right now.

                  Doug
                  Started boating 1955
                  Number of boats owned 32
                  Bayliners
                  2655
                  2755
                  2850
                  3870 presently owned
                  Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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                    #10
                    I didn't look at the ad but that Sun bakes gel coat to death!

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                      #11
                      boatworkfl wrote:
                      You are not elegible for buyer protection on this boat, Have someone look at the boat, even a marine surveyor just to do a walk through ane give an opinion as to it's worth to do a full survey! buyer beware! It is an nice boat from the looks, you will need to know the condition of the engine and outdrive and the electrical system, cosmetics can be taken care of at a modest cost.

                      I did not read if the trailer is included, it is worth a bit of money.
                      Yea it says the trailer is included. I wish I saw this earlier, its only 25 min's away. I can caulk the windows and redo a couple of cushions. Doesnt look to (me) like it needs much at all and they do state that its sound mechanically. Its still at 4300. with only 17 min's left to go!

                      If somebody gets this and the trailer for under 5500-6000 we will soon be meeting a very happy New BOC member!!!

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                        #12
                        Sold for $6607
                        John Rupp
                        1989 2455 Ciera Sunbridge
                        5.8 OMC Cobra

                        1989 3288
                        Starshine
                        Hino 135

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                          #13
                          I called it, 6K. I think if parted out you can get more than that for it though. Like others have mentioned salt water + raw water cooling likely needs a lot of work.

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