Originally Posted by mikepart
Where? If you found a self bailing hyside with a double rail aluminum frame for $500, I'll buy it. I can't find a frame like that for under $500 around here.
Hell, I'll buy the subaru for $500 too if it is comparable to the one this guy listed. Then I'll flip it on craigslist for $1,000 easy.
My price list did not include the frame....still would bring fair price of the total package to just over 2 grand.
In WV there are a million private junkyards filled with crap like old suby's and yamahas etc. Come on over and we'll take a drive, they are around every corner. (the call would be to ask people near if there are suby's there)
PM me if you are serious and I'll give you the number for a guy that routinely has commercially used hysides for sale (usually ocoee boats) here in WV. Often around $500 but all will hold air, but might be missing a handle or two, maybe thwarts...it all depends. They are ugly but functional. Dunno how willing he is to ship.
Actually I have a 2005 Subaru with 85k miles, An '81 14ft self bailing hyside (with a 91 floor that holds air) and a 2008 Harley I am willing to sell for the prices you guys like to buy at. For instance 6 months ago I looked at a practically new 14ft Otter, with tilting deck trailer, full fishing frame, 2 sets of oars, pfds, pumps, throwbags and cooler for 3k. Posted on this site it would have been snatched up for 5k to 6k....and believe me I thought about doing just that. I own 5 rafts with about $2700 total in rubber.
Living in povertyland has some benefits.