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Open Forum / Re: Cool boat
« Last post by Fisherdv on January 22, 2018, 03:53:31 PM »
Arima Life / Re: What do you think
« Last post by Threeweight on January 22, 2018, 03:51:47 PM »
At $4000, the motor is irrelevant IMO. 

An Arima 17 in fair condition with a decent galvanized trailer and an old 2 stroke typically runs $6000-8000 (higher end if the motor runs well).  Looks like that boat has good canvas.  I'd want to know what kind of shape the hull is in, any soft spots in the deck, and if the trailer is in decent shape.  The hull looks to be a mid-80's boat, given the bow rail it has.  In that case, I'd really want to look for signs of soft spots in the deck.  It is fixable if it has them, but more hassle.

If all three are "good" and I wanted a 17' hull, I'd go for it and plan on re-powering either with a used 4 stroke 90 ($4000 or so) or a new one ($9-10k).  I bought my old 89' Chaser for $6000 with a running 2 strokes (Johnson 90/15), a functional canvas, and a good trailer in 2008.  Hull was in fair to good shape. Rewire, re-power, good canvas and electronics and accessories when I sold it in 2016 for $16k with 400 hours on the main.

Re: that old motor, by running but not well, I'd assume the old 2 stroke is either suffering from low compression (in which case it's junk) or gummed up carbs (fixable pretty cheap).  IMO, it isn't worth putting more than a few hundred bucks in those motors, as they are only worth $1500 or so when running great.

Open Forum / Re: Cool boat
« Last post by Sparhawk on January 22, 2018, 03:44:56 PM »
That looks sweet! Here’s a video of its self-righting test.
Arima Life / Re: What do you think
« Last post by Hydroman on January 22, 2018, 03:40:16 PM »
Looks like the main engine an inline Merc 2 stroke, either 4 or 6 cylinders.  It's hard to determine the height of the engine.  I believe they were in production from early 70' to early 90'

Arima Life / Re: What do you think
« Last post by Fisherdv on January 22, 2018, 03:26:31 PM »
“Motor runs, but not great”? What kind of motor? What’s wrong with it? It could be a nice $4000 hull, but may need a new $10k motor?
Arima Life / Re: What do you think
« Last post by Croaker Stroker on January 22, 2018, 03:20:43 PM »

What does the trailer look like ?

They don’t come much cheaper than $4000.
Arima Life / Re: What do you think
« Last post by Fisherdv on January 22, 2018, 03:12:24 PM »
Looks nice, but I’m sure everyone here would want more details
Arima Life / What do you think
« Last post by Kingsackem on January 22, 2018, 03:07:11 PM »
Sorry this has to be my first post but you have to start somewhere. This came up for sale. The guy wants 4000. Says the motor runs just not great.
Arima Group Activities / Re: Seattle Boat Show
« Last post by Mooch on January 22, 2018, 02:59:25 PM »
Wednesday, if my kitchen pass comes through.  ;)
Arima Life / Re: Towing from Victoria, BC to Seattle area
« Last post by headduck on January 22, 2018, 02:48:25 PM »
Mysealium..? You must be a real fun guy..?  :smile1:
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