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    Too rusted to fix?

    Ive got a line on a 98 gp1200 for cheap. It sank last labor day. The kid had it drained out the next day but never started it back up.. I'm contemplating taking on the project, just worried the internals will be too rusted up to salvage.


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    What's cheap? I would pass, I'm sure there are plenty of non-running skis without rust you can get for cheap. I hate rust.

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    Cheap...like almost free.

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    It will cost more to fix it than to just buy one that runs.


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    well it all depends
    How did it sink , did it hydrolock ?

    Have you pulled the plugs and checked the bores?

    If the bores are still clean , then there is a good chance of saving the engine

    What is the prop bearings like ?

    Salt or Fresh water?

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    Small hole in the body, found it the next morning submerged.

    Havent gone to looked at yet, but it looks nice other than the small damage to the body and the fact that it sank.

    Sank in fresh water

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    I'm on many boat forums, you always see people saying "Got this killer deal on a vessel just needs a little work!!"

    6 months later.. still doesn't run.

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    it's a trap!

    it's a money pit!

    free does not equal free.

    if you work for next to nothing, please come to new mexico, I have plenty of work you can do for me.

    book value=2k...SBT rebuild short block =2k

    see where this is going?

    get it and part it out, you'll make some money that way(maybe)


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    Quote Originally Posted by nmpeter View Post
    it's a trap!

    it's a money pit!

    free does not equal free.

    if you work for next to nothing, please come to new mexico, I have plenty of work you can do for me.

    book value=2k...SBT rebuild short block =2k

    see where this is going?

    get it and part it out, you'll make some money that way(maybe)
    Haha, if its got tits or motors its going to be expensive...

    Would you say a nice 2 place trailer, a nice 2000 gtx, and a swamped 98 1200 for 2k is a good deal?

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    No. $1200 would be a good deal. $1500 would be decent. 2k is the price you give to your most hated cousin.

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