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dellsboater
11-11-2010, 05:02 PM
Well as you may know have posted here to seek advise about new boat, found a nice 1987 Z21 with 454 and pretty clean, would call it average. The owner aquired from friend and has no idea what to ask for it. NADA hits it at like 5500k...he says he would like more, but does not know how much more....any advise?

Thanks

gcarter
11-11-2010, 05:08 PM
The price is whatever someone is willing to pay for it.
Why not have a survey done?
Does it have a trailer?
Lots of things determine the value.

dellsboater
11-11-2010, 05:12 PM
Yes it does have a tailer, I see your point, its worth what ever I am willing to pay.
Anything I should look for?

Selenium
11-11-2010, 05:19 PM
I was told NADA is not a good source not sure for older boat.

I was looking at a 06 22 Classic, NADA = 25K, selling asking 39K, bank blue book and survey had it for 38-42K


Well as you may know have posted here to seek advise about new boat, found a nice 1987 Z21 with 454 and pretty clean, would call it average. The owner aquired from friend and has no idea what to ask for it. NADA hits it at like 5500k...he says he would like more, but does not know how much more....any advise?

Thanks

LuauLounge
11-11-2010, 06:31 PM
If you are buying, NADA is a great resource, especially on Donzi's.

gcarter
11-11-2010, 06:59 PM
Yes it does have a tailer, I see your point, its worth what ever I am willing to pay.
Anything I should look for?

The things you should look for would be in a suveyers report.

mrfixxall
11-11-2010, 07:21 PM
like george said,have it checked out real good,they are known for stringer rot..major stringer rot,,almost as bad as baja..

GBond
11-11-2010, 07:21 PM
The things you should look for would be in a suveyers report.

Yes...Strongly, recommend you get a competent surveyor to look over any boat your interested in purchasing along with a sea trial.

It'll save ya alot of grief down the road/next spring.

dellsboater
11-11-2010, 09:12 PM
What is stringer rot, how do I check for it?
How expensive is a survey and where do I find a person to complete one?
Thanks

mrfixxall
11-11-2010, 09:50 PM
What is stringer rot, how do I check for it?
How expensive is a survey and where do I find a person to complete one?
Thanks

This is stringer rot,,all the little pieces of wood...


http://www.stbcm.com/deck1.jpg

LKSD
11-12-2010, 07:39 AM
Stringer & transom rot is labor intense which = costly in most cases.. Not that they would not necessarily be worth repairing, but it is nice to know what you are getting into. ;) Jamie / Lakeside

dellsboater
11-12-2010, 12:26 PM
So how do I check for that, soft floor?

mrfixxall
11-12-2010, 12:35 PM
So how do I check for that, soft floor?


Soft floor,gas smell,check the motor mounts area,,pat close attention to where the motor mount sit on,it they are not flat and look to be sunk in run and fast...it you get the boat really cheep and if the rest of the boat is in great condition then it may be worth putting the money into it..also take a long screwdriver and poke around the transom an see if it slides in real easy,,it would be like sticking something into a piece of Styrofoam..

dellsboater
11-12-2010, 03:48 PM
Deals dead we had a price agreed, he took it to get it winterized, the mechanic told him he can get more, so has it for sale at a higher price.:confused:
Thanks
For all the info.....

mrfixxall
11-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Deals dead we had a price agreed, he took it to get it winterized, the mechanic told him he can get more, so has it for sale at a higher price.:confused:
Thanks
For all the info.....

What a ddick,,get got it for free and x amount of $$ aint good enough,,i would be driving by the boat when someone is looking at it and yelling out the window DONT BUY IT ITS A ROT BOX POS!!!!! :)

gcarter
11-12-2010, 04:49 PM
If you have your heart set on a Donzi, maybe sit back and learn a little more about them.
The Classic line, which over the years has been comprized of a number of boats in a number of configurations and sizes between 16'-22'.
The Z-boats come onto the market in the '80's and never have had the acceptance as the Classics have, not that they aren't interesting boats.

dellsboater
11-12-2010, 06:03 PM
What boats are there in the 19 or larger with a windshield?

gcarter
11-12-2010, 06:43 PM
Hornet(s), Minx (very dry boat), 22 classic....am I missing anything.