34ft Badger project boat in US

  • 15 Jul 2021 16:47
    Reply # 10753573 on 10614973
    Wow. This is just down the road (~87 miles) from me. Tempting. Finishing this would be less work than building a new boat, right? no?
  • 15 Jul 2021 20:31
    Reply # 10754089 on 10753573
    Scott wrote:Wow. This is just down the road (~87 miles) from me. Tempting. Finishing this would be less work than building a new boat, right? no?

    If that were for sale in New Zealand right now I would certainly be interested. Most of the hard work is done and it looks like interior refinishing. I wonder if the price might be a little high for an unfinished boat, you would need to compare what else you could get for similar money in your part of the world, and of course you would need to check out the quality of construction. But almost exactly the kind of boat you are looking for.

    Of course another big question would be how do you finish it off. Parked somewhere on land near your home would be the ideal. I have done some very large interior rebuilding projects with the boat on a mooring, and it adds a lot to the time needed to complete the project. Although with the range of very good battery powered tools available these days I think that would make a difference.

  • 15 Jul 2021 20:51
    Reply # 10754155 on 10614973

    I also think the asking price is a bit dear.  David Dawes was selling a turnkey Badger in Rhode Island for $20k a year ago.  

    This project boats has been listed since 12/19 at least.  I bet the price is quite negotiable.  Go see the boat, but don't bring your checkbook :)

  • 16 Jul 2021 07:29
    Reply # 10755163 on 10614973

    My advice is always to make a silly offer.  If s/he's insulted, so what?  S/he says "no", but now has an offer, and can open negotiations.  And can lie awake at night wondering how many other offers s/he's likely to get. ;-)

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