View Full Version : What is this worth??

08-31-2010, 01:05 PM
Took a look at a boat wallago. Older basstracker. Looked to be 16'. I do not know the year of the boat but as per model number on the outboard it is a 1978. I would say the boat is probably the same...but do not know the when bass tracker started making the "bass boat" style. Engine looks to be in good shape....asume it runs. Hull is in good shape...although all rivets are siliconed...although I'm sure most around are. The inside is okay...ALL the wood will have to be replaced. Has a WELL used but in decent shape MinnKota Maxxum...would not work though...figure battery dead. Prop in good shape...boat not abused...just from the time of wood in aluminum. Motor is a Johnson 35hp...as said its a 78 model. Trailer in fair shape too...about like the rest of the boat....not abused....just old and weathered. No electronics from what I saw. Seats not tore but vinyl tough..probably would crack soon. Have not spoker to anyone....just stopped and looked.

Now for the question....I'm in South Arkansas and boats go for more of a premium around here...what would that boat be worth...not telling the price...want to see what you guys say. I'm thinking he is quite high...but wondering what you guys think. Back deck is bowed up from the wood rotting. Like I said all the wood will have to be gutted.


08-31-2010, 01:21 PM
No pic included.

08-31-2010, 01:26 PM
no I didn't get any pics sorry....just trying to get a ball park of what people think...you'd think the moderator of the mechanics forum would take pictures huh?? lol.

08-31-2010, 01:27 PM
Assuming the MK Maxxum works well and it's 24V, I'd say $300. $200 if 12V. :)

Seriously, assuming the motor runs and the trailer and tires are in good shape and Anything norht of 1K is laughable. No point in spending money for a project when there are so many water ready boats out there. I'd be more inclined to agree to an actual price of $500. and then salvage what's on the boat for another project. Those siliconed rivets are always going to be a problem and most likely can't be cleaned up for a proper welding.


catch fillet
08-31-2010, 01:27 PM
IF----IF the motor is ingreat shape----400 tops.

08-31-2010, 01:37 PM
Bout like your name IT IS A SCRAPPER- straight to the scrap heap!

08-31-2010, 02:01 PM
Sounds fixable if you replace all the wood, carpet, batteries, seats, adding electronics, fixing any leaking rivets, maybe adding bearings and tires to trailer before long, cleaning carb, replacing sparkplug, any broken wires (from aging), etc., etc.

You could have a small fortune in it if you arent careful. I'd pay what the motor and trailer was worth if I wanted it (around $500-$600 tops) if I wanted that hassle. I'd much rather look for something in the $2000 range to get alot better start.:rolleyes::o

08-31-2010, 02:49 PM
I like redoing stuff so the bad parts do not bother me. I've redone a few boats...but I was just wondering what you guys thought on the worth...lol. I have put small fortunes in boats just ask agrihawg...always loose my rear...lol. ;) Never priced aluminum boats though.

08-31-2010, 03:51 PM
You need to find you another one like that first Ranger you bought! You'll put a lot more money in this boat you're looking at and you won't get close to what you had.

Patience grasshopper.....patience.

08-31-2010, 03:53 PM
Besides, I thought you were wanting a party barge for the whole family? You should be able to find a couple of junkers you could combine and fix.

Crappie Reaper
08-31-2010, 06:09 PM
give him 4-5 bills, the following cost me 5.







Anyway, I worked my tail off on it, but it was fun and I love my boat. Fully loaded, she still skims across the water at 34 mph which is plenty fast enough for me.

I guess the best thing about it is I don't have a boat payment.

08-31-2010, 10:50 PM
CR I went through all your links posted and you did an awesome job. Did you ever post pics of the finished project? My hat is off to you, I wish I had talent like that.

Crappie Reaper
09-01-2010, 07:27 AM
CR I went through all your links posted and you did an awesome job. Did you ever post pics of the finished project? My hat is off to you, I wish I had talent like that.

I'll take a few pics of what I currently have. I never had hinges made for the back storage compartments, but nothing blows out. It's an on going project too, but that's part of the beauty of it.

09-01-2010, 07:48 AM
The last 2 # of the vin is the year it was built

09-01-2010, 09:37 AM
Agrihawg...yeah we want a barge at some point...but I'm just looking for something that me and the boys can piddle with and then get out in and do a little fishing...nothing fancy...

Get them into doing some of the stuff you and I grew up doing!!! :D We were pretty busy little bees growing up!!

09-01-2010, 10:08 AM
Beer cans are going for 55 cents a pound.

I'm gonna guess around here, they are asking $1500.00 for that project. If you watch Craigslist, and just sold the trailer and the motor. You could get $1500 out of them. I would think $750 would be as high as I would go. To many other good dills out there, even for a project boat.

Let us know.

09-01-2010, 03:03 PM
More than likely, finding parts for that old motor will be really hard if not impossible.