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Old 04-06-2006, 10:57 AM
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My father and I are going to look at a 22ft Aqua sport CC, the hull is a 76. I know very little about these boats, does anyone have any advice they could offer or things to look for? Common problems, comments on their construction/quality, ect?
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Old 04-06-2006, 12:54 PM
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Wet/rotted transom - usually evidenced by a big aluminum or stainless rectangle.

Rotted decks - check for soft spots

Rotted or broken stringers - need to be able to look in there.

I don't know where aquasport used wood in the 70's, but every area that did is suspect.

Then there is everything mechanical and electrical to review.
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:38 AM
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Wet/rotted transom - usually evidenced by a big aluminum or stainless rectangle.

Rotted decks - check for soft spots

Rotted or broken stringers - need to be able to look in there.

I don't know where aquasport used wood in the 70's, but every area that did is suspect.

Then there is everything mechanical and electrical to review.
quote="rogerstg"] usually evidenced by a big aluminum or stainless rectangle. what does that mean ?
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Old 04-07-2006, 10:58 AM
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If you see a big sheet metal plate on the outside of the transom with the motor mounted over it, it's usually to support a rotted transom.
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Old 04-07-2006, 11:37 AM
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When i had a sea hawk i was looking at surveyed, the guy used an electronic detector that tested whether the hull and transom were solid or not. Sure as sh*t the boat had severe issues. The whole transom was worked on with auto body plastic. Visually it looked fine. But hanging the big Yamaha off of it, its possible a $12,000 motor could have fallen right into the drink. Like Rogerstg points out, those old boats can have severe issues. A steel plate is certainly better than bongo. Thats probably what I would have had to do had I opted to fix it.
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:41 PM
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how much does it cost to repair a transom. rogerstg did you ever have one repaired.
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Old 04-08-2006, 10:55 AM
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how much does it cost to repair a transom. rogerstg did you ever have one repaired.
Prices seemed to range between 1500 to 2500 for my 20 footer. I paid 1800 to replace and re-gelcoat the transom 2 years ago.
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Old 04-08-2006, 01:15 PM
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Well I bought the boat. The boat belonged to my friends father for the last 15 years and was maintained perfectly, has a 150hp Mercury outboard on it, GPS, radio, fish/depth finder, new canvus and coushins last winter, boat basically looks new. Quite the upgrade from my 16ft starcraft.
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Congratulations
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