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What is my boat worth?

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I just picked up a 2001 Warrior V1898DC with a 2005 135 Optimax (brand new - 0 hours, 3 year warranty)including trailer through an online auction.

What is a boat like that worth?

NADA had the boat at about $11k, but now sure how to rate the motor. I expect around $10k since it's brand new. Any thoughts?

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You can usually figure on about $100 or more per horsepower on a larger outboard.

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Basically, your boat is worth whatever a person is willing to pay for it. wink

I'm trying to sell a 1996 Ford Explorer. Kelly Blue Bood says it's worth over $2500 in fair shape and I can't get $1900 for it in good shape. mad

Sorry, I know that's not the kind of answer you were looking for. I believe you are wondering how good a deal you got.

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I got a steal then. Paid $12400 including tax and registration.

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Yea, you certainly wont be loosing anthing if you sell it in the next 5 years.

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Yep, you got a good deal on the boat. Should post some pictures on of it.

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Where did you find this online auction? Is there a site for it?

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x-tackleman,

Send me a picture of the explorer you are trying to sell, one of my guides is looking for a used vehicle.

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I got a steal then. Paid $12400 including tax and registration.

No, you got taken big time! I will take it off your hands for 13K if it makes you feel better.

Always willing to help a fellow FM'r wink

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Here is the photo from the auction. I'll pick it up tongiht.

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And one showing the motor.

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yup you wont loose money on that one if you sell it in a few years looks like a fish/ski have fun with your new rig

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You got an awesome boat. Hang on to that puppy and like said, you aren't going to loose any money on it.

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Congrats on the new rig ... looks like it is in great condition.

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x-tackleman,

Send me a picture of the explorer you are trying to sell, one of my guides is looking for a used vehicle.

Matt, I'll get a couple shots of it tomorrow.

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GW

You got a good deal on that boat as long as everything is in good condition! You could probably turn around and sell it for 125% - 150% more than what you bought it, but I say hold on to that boat! It'll treat you extremely well for a number of years to come I'm sure.

Not sure of the fishing you do, but looks like the boat could use a bow mount and a sonar unit. Probably an extra $1500 - $2000 depending on what you get.

Did it come with a boat cover too?

Enjoy the new ride!

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Nice looking rig and I agree with the others, a really good deal.

One tip on the Optimax, be sure to use outboard oil for DFI motors, and use Mercury Quickleen or SeaFoam or something similar in every (or almost every) tank of gas. Doing so will prevent carbon problems, which is important with that motor. I have a 175 Opti and really like it a lot.

If you need electronics for your boat I can probably help you out, the links are in my signature. Congrats again and good luck with the new boat.

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Had the boat out on Watab for a bit today. It was a lot quieter than I thought it would be. Worked great - topped out at 40mph.

I have a 797 c2 sideimager going on the boat, and will be in need of a trolling motor soon. Even though I got a great deal, I tapped myself out, so I'll have to wait a bit on that.

I found what looked like the cover in one of the rod lockers - So I should be able to button it up pretty well.

Thanks for all the advice, as I plan on getting many years of enjoyment - I was always a tag-along up till now.

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Nisswa Marine & Crystal Pierz run a few auctions a year through this site to get ride of extra stuff lying around.

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Crystal Pierz is currently running another auction that will expire on August 28th. Shoot me an email, and I'll send you a link to the auction site

golden_walleye@yahoo.com

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