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JohnE 05-06-2014 03:14 PM

The 35th is my favorite MC. But if you can't get replacement decals (I'm not sure if you can) then it becomes a big sticking point. I think one in flawless shape is worth around $35K to me. Just my $.02.

snork 05-06-2014 03:40 PM

boats been driven hard and put up wet, that in its self would be a big NO NO for me
not to mention the possible salt use judging by the corrosion

aquaman 05-06-2014 03:46 PM

Engine corrosion looks like salt environment to me.

TayMC197 05-06-2014 04:00 PM

Decals can be made.. The rest is fixable.. 26k tops

georgea0731 05-07-2014 07:15 AM

Great Lakes Skipper has some of its decals
Good luck,

sweethomeru 05-09-2014 06:43 PM

I was first in the barrel with this one and ended up passing. I even had a cashiers check in hand, sight unseen about to make a 9 hour drive when he sent me some initial photos.
The corrosion in the engine area is what caused me to ultimately pass. It's an expensive Cadillac engine and I was afraid of what kind of check I may have to one day write. Screams possible salt water and at a minimum, lack of care for such a rare boat. He was also the 3rd owner and its history was somewhat unknown.
As for the decals, I contacted my Mastercraft Dealer and they couldn't find any replacements and he even contacted Great Lakes. I double checked with Great Lakes and contacted Charlotte Mastercraft and was unable to find any. The decals can possibly be made but it all just seemed to fall into the 'too difficult' category.
The owner was above board and would allow the boat to be inspected but became too difficult to coordinate long distance. If you live close by it may be worth the effort.
Just my $.02
Good luck.

Tony Webb 05-29-2014 07:11 AM

For such a nice boat, looks like it's been a little neglected

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