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West Virgina Project Boat 09 Oct 2017 14:39 #78600

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There is not a lot of room under the bow of these Vagabonds, to repair that hole you are going to need access to both sides. You will also have to remove the front sealed in floatation.

Not only is the front handle broken, the two rear cast handles that match the front handle are gone.

The glove box doors are also missing.

I'd pass on this one, Spend your time enjoying the boat instead of regretting that you bought one with these many issues. This boat is not worth more then $100.00...

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West Virgina Project Boat 09 Oct 2017 13:04 #78596

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Thanks Guys.

I am looking for a project, but as a first this might be a bit ambitious. I'm feeling a bit anxious to get one. I'm hoping patience will be rewarded.

The price folks are asking for these all all over the map. He is asking $400. The deckless one on the site is $1000, that good looking sold hull only was $500.

I'll keep looking.

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West Virgina Project Boat 09 Oct 2017 10:57 #78593

I like it!
Would make the perfect Rat Boat.
Hang the ugliest motor you can find on it.
Bilge pump going off every 5 minutes (make sure it squirts upward).
Name it Timex...takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. :biggrin:
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West Virgina Project Boat 09 Oct 2017 02:04 #78587

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i also agree with Ray, can be done, but wow......what a challange.......if your into learning all that needs to be learnt to get er done, go for it........just be prepared to have paitence, and the time( man hrs) to put into it......if your capable of such a feat, cudo's to you........otherwise, keep your eye out, your ship will come in.........

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West Virgina Project Boat 08 Oct 2017 23:34 #78584

I agree with all the previous comments. That is a big hole, and in my DR, that's something I can't reach from the inside without removing a bulkhead, but I think the Vag is different in that respect. Depends on your skill set, but it's beyond mine! Locomotion could work wonders with it, but not me.

It looks like the port-side splash rail took a good hit on the aft-end of the hull. Looks like the last foot or so may be torn off, and the hull may be flattened a bit in that area. In the photo taken from the rear, it looks like the port side is not properly rounded.

I too would pass...

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West Virgina Project Boat 08 Oct 2017 23:16 #78583

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I think I'd pass on that one unless it's pretty close to free.

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West Virgina Project Boat 08 Oct 2017 22:55 #78582

That would be a large project with a number of difficult issues to overcome to get it back into useable condition, are you looking for a major challenge?

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West Virgina Project Boat 08 Oct 2017 21:14 #78581

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That's a mighty big hole...

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West Virgina Project Boat 08 Oct 2017 16:24 #78580

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He folks,

Found a potential Vagabond, it has some issues. I'm expecting some better pictures, but the price is right.

1. Bow Hole
2. Bow Handle
3. Looks like a few holes in the side.
4.Repair at trim tab area.
5. Sten Handle
6.Iron Windsheild
7.Splash Rail wear.
8. What else?


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West Virgina Project Boat 13 Sep 2017 19:51 #77933

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Somebody decided to take on that WV project boat.

I had a nice visit with Dave and Neil last night as they packed up for Arrowhead. They were super generous with their time showing me their boats and sharing many experiences.

Thanks a bunch guys! I know much better what to look for in a project boat and motor.

Have fun at Arrowhead!
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