ISO Drift Boat

SBecker

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Currently in the market to purchase a drift boat. Prefer a low side. If you know anyone looking to move one reach out. Will award a $50 finders fee.

Shane
 
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You've missed at least 2 that I'm aware of. I can tell you that it's VERY SLIM PICKINGS. I called my boat builder to get a part and they told me that it's 14 to 18 months wait time if you order today. 😬😳

Are you part of any Facebook groups? I saw a couple for sale there but they were pretty far away.... like Colorado.
 
SBecker

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You've missed at least 2 that I'm aware of. I can tell you that it's VERY SLIM PICKINGS. I called my boat builder to get a part and they told me that it's 14 to 18 months wait time if you order today. 😬😳

Are you part of any Facebook groups? I saw a couple for sale there but they were pretty far away.... like

I could have purchased a Hyde, but it was a high side. Part of pretty many groups. Figured I would post here and just see.
 
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This is all from Google, no clue if you've seen these ads.

Someone is trying to sell a 9 year old Pavatti in North jersey for 14k.

There is a Boulder boat works boat in Ithaca that is cheap but I'm not crazy about the layout.

If I bought a new one I'd probably get a low side, but I think you're probably better off getting what you can now. If you hate it there is obviously a market to get rid of it.
 
SBecker

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This is all from Google, no clue if you've seen these ads.

Someone is trying to sell a 9 year old Pavatti in North jersey for 14k.

There is a Boulder boat works boat in Ithaca that is cheap but I'm not crazy about the layout.

If I bought a new one I'd probably get a low side, but I think you're probably better off getting what you can now. If you hate it there is obviously a market to get rid of it.
Yeah, not looking to spend 14k, haha. Can you share the link to the Boulder? I have been Googling without much luck.
 
Tucker733

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I second the Facebook recommendation. I sold a Ro Skiff last year within hours of posting in a couple drift boat groups. Like many other things these days, it's a sellers market and they move quick and typically over asking price so you have to act quick and be willing to drive if you find what you're looking for.
 
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Post on njflyfishing.com. I got mine there I think 6 or 7 years ago replying to an ad that was like a year old.

I thought I overpaid for what I got then but it's a bargain compared to now.
 
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You've missed at least 2 that I'm aware of. I can tell you that it's VERY SLIM PICKINGS. I called my boat builder to get a part and they told me that it's 14 to 18 months wait time if you order today. 😬😳

Are you part of any Facebook groups? I saw a couple for sale there but they were pretty far away.... like Colorado.
 
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Just make sure you use particle board for the floor.
 
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lmao!
No I was being serious, It is a good project to DYI. Their are plans and even kits out there.
I DIY, built a kayak about 30 years ago.
I rented a mold and built one.
I sold it for $600 15 years ago.
It was not very difficult and a pleasure to paddle your own.
 
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john.fereira

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This is all from Google, no clue if you've seen these ads.

Someone is trying to sell a 9 year old Pavatti in North jersey for 14k.

There is a Boulder boat works boat in Ithaca that is cheap but I'm not crazy about the layout.

If I bought a new one I'd probably get a low side, but I think you're probably better off getting what you can now. If you hate it there is obviously a market to get rid of it.
I requested info about that one in Ithaca about a year ago and never heard back from them. I'm also from Ithaca and own a house in the Catskills (on the east branch) and have been ISO a drift boat as well.
 
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lmao!
No I was being serious, It is a good project to DYI. Their are plans and even kits out there.
I DIY, built a kayak about 30 years ago.
I rented a mold and built one.
I sold it for $600 15 years ago.
It was not very difficult and a pleasure to paddle your own.
I've built two kayaks, one from a kit and a cedar strip boat from a set of plans. However, they're touring kayaks and though I've scraped some rocks, I'm feeling less reluctant about a wood drift boats. I've seen some decent prices for finished boats that others have built.
 
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