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jhtunafever


Joined: 11/19/2010
Posts: 1047
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 posted 04/15/2013 01:39 PM  

I need some help,I have been looking for boats in this price range and came across this one,I am a little hesitant because I'm not a fan of Mercs.I would appreciate any input about mercs and if anybody knows a good place to find boats in this price range please let me know.
Thanks in advance.
JHTF
Here is the boat.
23 'Grady white
 
DarthBaiter


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Location: Trollin NE for a bite...
 posted 04/15/2013 06:43 PM  

I'd want to get a real good boat surveyor and make sure he uses moisture meters on the transom and the deck.


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Striped Trash


Joined: 11/02/2001
Posts: 848
Location: San Clemente, CA Formally Cold Spring Haba
 posted 04/15/2013 07:31 PM  

jhtunafever wrote:

I need some help,I have been looking for boats in this price range and came across this one,I am a little hesitant because I'm not a fan of Mercs.I would appreciate any input about mercs and if anybody knows a good place to find boats in this price range please let me know.
Thanks in advance.
JHTF
Here is the boat.
23 'Grady white




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tunaorlater

Joined: 11/22/2004
Posts: 2659
Location: sayville
 posted 04/15/2013 07:42 PM  

Check this one out

http://longisland.craigslist.org/boa/3743245159.html
 
ffishhunterusa


Joined: 12/08/2012
Posts: 4501
Location: IN THE SURF ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF LONG ISLAND
 posted 04/15/2013 07:52 PM  

tunaorlater wrote:

Check this one out

http://longisland.craigslist.org/boa/3743245159.html


looks decent. is it a efi? get a marine survey,sandy damaged alottttttttttttttttttttt of boats


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jhtunafever


Joined: 11/19/2010
Posts: 1047
Location: Sent via the ISS landline.
 posted 04/15/2013 08:18 PM  

Thanks for the info guys,I'm not crazy about mercs.
I do like the hull though.
Lots of Sandy boats out there and yes I am taking precautions.
The older GW's had transom problems and I talked to my buddy at spellmans,he confirmed that they have had a lot of older grady's come in and had to have their transoms rebuilt.
tuna, I like the boat, but not crazy about mercs.period.
I'll keep looking, got some leads from members here and will check them out.
thanks again.
J
 
tunaorlater

Joined: 11/22/2004
Posts: 2659
Location: sayville
 posted 04/15/2013 08:27 PM  

Do you like yamahas? That merc is a Yamaha with a black cover. Do some research. Merc didn't have 4 stroke engines back then I they purchased there engines from Yamaha untill they came out with the verado. Googe mercaha
 
gvisko1


Joined: 04/29/2003
Posts: 538
Location: Westhampton Dunes
 posted 04/15/2013 08:47 PM  

If you need to repower its going to cost around $30,000 just a thought


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Treblehook17

Joined: 03/23/2003
Posts: 43
 posted 04/15/2013 08:57 PM  

Grady 23

The Grady Hull is worth the 15k. Any hours you get out of the motors is a bonus. Trailer also a bonus. Electronics???
 
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 posted 04/15/2013 09:15 PM  

twin Motors twin Head aches owned 2 boats with twins Next one a 23' with single hopefully E-TEC. Those pics were not recent I bet they were 10 plus years ago



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tunaorlater

Joined: 11/22/2004
Posts: 2659
Location: sayville
 posted 04/15/2013 09:26 PM  

Those carbed mercs were great engines, they burned fuel but ran great for long hours. Disconnect the oil injection and mix the fuel they will last alot longer. If the steering is stiff walk away, it rots over the years and costs a lot to replace. More then the engines are worth.
 
Fishbust


Joined: 11/30/2000
Posts: 1456
 posted 04/15/2013 11:42 PM  

I AM a fan of mercs but brand aside, they are too old.

Go 2002 and later for the best tech Merc's, smartcraft equipped and hook yourself up with a DDT so you can do your own troubleshooting and diagnostics should it become necessary.

NOT a fan of the 23 gulfstream, very wide beam, stable but a gas hog and slow with that wide beam. If you are gonna spend the dollars on fuel to push that beam, go for a bigger boat. Waste of fuel for a little 23. Go sailfish if you want to go grady. Since you are not a fan of Mercs, 99% of the grady's you find will be rigged with yamaha.

Best equation for boat = older hull + newer power.
I would look for something that has been gone over and refit in recent years.

Agreed beware of Sandy boats!


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This post edited by Fishbust 11:44 PM 04/15/2013
 
jhtunafever


Joined: 11/19/2010
Posts: 1047
Location: Sent via the ISS landline.
 posted 04/16/2013 07:27 AM  

Good advice all,I have been looking at the sailfish 25,not a trailerable boat,but there are a lot out there.
And yes I'm a big fan of Yamaha's,I also looked at a 25' parker.
When I called to ask about the boat,some guy said he was selling it for a friend,I asked what year it was ,he said he didn't know,only that the engine,a Volvo penta ,was recently rebuilt.
The boat was not in that good of shape so I passed on it.
I'm just looking for a 24/25' trailerable boat in the $15k range.
hopefully I will be able to find one.
JHTF
 
LuckyJack

Joined: 03/28/2013
Posts: 17
Location: Montauk
 posted 04/16/2013 09:19 AM  

jhtune,the 25'Grady Sailfish is not trailerable and the 23'Grady also is NOT.

The 25' Sailfish has a 9'6" beam (NOT trailerable) the 23' has 9'3" beam (NOT trailerable),that is in NY not sure about other states.

Grady has some other 25' class boats that do have an 8'6" beam which makes them trailerable.


This post edited by LuckyJack 09:23 AM 04/16/2013
 
jhtunafever


Joined: 11/19/2010
Posts: 1047
Location: Sent via the ISS landline.
 posted 04/16/2013 01:54 PM  

LuckyJack wrote:

jhtune,the 25'Grady Sailfish is not trailerable and the 23'Grady also is NOT.

The 25' Sailfish has a 9'6" beam (NOT trailerable) the 23' has 9'3" beam (NOT trailerable),that is in NY not sure about other states.

Grady has some other 25' class boats that do have an 8'6" beam which makes them trailerable.



Thanks Luckyjack,
Yea, same here in CT.,almost everywhere I think.
I'm not set on a grady anymore the more I hear about the older ones
the less I want to own one,now the newer ones are a different story.
Ive also looked at Makos and Wellcraft to name a couple,I had a hydrosport back in the 80's,those older 25' hulls were nice from
83 to 90, Kevlar was good.
Still looking,will let you know when I find something.
J
 
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