In the market for a 6m Fibreglass! What should I look for?

 Hey there,

I am looking for a 6m fibreglass second hand boat. Some key areas that I am am looking for is a boat around the 19-22ft range, anywhere from 10-20k. Must be an outboard. I wouldnt mind buying a cheaper boat with a shit motor and upgrading when that dies to a nice new 150 4 stroke.

I have seen a lot of boats for sale that are way overpriced! also seen a lot of really old shitty engines that would be a ticking time bomb. for example a fraser 626 with the original evinrude donk on the back.

The top 3 boats in order of preference I have been looking out for are:

1. fraser 626

2. Voyager 19ft or the voyager ghia

3. pacemaker 2100

 

What boats should i be looking out for, what issues for certain models and other miscalaneous information you can think of?

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we have an 18'6 swiftcraft

Thu, 2017-04-06 12:18

we have an 18'6 swiftcraft explorer that will be up for sale, great riding ocean going hulls , has a 4cyl well maintained inboard which we were eventually going to swap out for a 4stroke on a pod at some stage but we need the space for something else now

 

think dad is after around 11k for it if your interested

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 sorry really looking for an

Thu, 2017-04-06 13:09

 sorry really looking for an outboard, or atleast someone whos put a pod on already. I forgot to mention fellas really wanting a half cab.

 

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 I think you'll struggle to

Fri, 2017-04-07 20:57

 I think you'll struggle to get something decent for that money mate.

Never know though... winter is  coming.

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 I had a Fraser 626 with the

Sat, 2017-04-08 10:40

 I had a Fraser 626 with the pod and the ride was superb. Almost as good as my current cruise craft. 

 

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Question please ^

Sat, 2017-04-08 16:54

 The 626 hulls - am i right thinking they are the formulas and if so is that the same hull / mould the PMY boats were built with?

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 I know that for the money Im

Tue, 2017-04-11 07:51

 I know that for the money Im looking for i would be getting a shitty enginge. but atleast if the pod work was done then the hard bits are all finished i can go and run that engine into the ground and buy a new one. 

 

Also bit worried of buying a 10-15k boat with a real shit motor then finding the floor, transom and stringers are rooted as well. 

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Anything for 10-15 K in that range...

Thu, 2017-04-13 14:45

 ..is likely to have both a worn-out old 2 stroke AND rotten floor/stringers/transom, but the outboard will be easier to spot. Get into the 20's, you have more choice. Limiting yourself to $20k tops is always a problem, IMO, lots of genuinely good stuff just a bit more. But, as Straith said, you might get lucky. Generally turns into a buyers market in winter, in Perth.