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Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
12/6/17 9:12 a.m.

I've grown weary of the Samurai. It's a cool little machine, but I almost never drive it. So it's time to move it on. I've listed it for sale without much luck. It's a niche vehicle and around here they don't sell for much. I have come across a trade deal that has possibilities. For a boat.

This one. 

 

This is actually a boat I've been looking for for a long time. It's a 20' Shamrock Cuddy Cabin. It's a true inboard not a IO, not a OB. This one is in fair condition. He's willing to deal. 

The problem is it would be another project because it needs a lot of TLC. No major problems, but a lot of little stuff. Mostly cleaning, but it is a boat and they always need something.

Do I really need another project? No. Do I want the boat? Yes. This would take time away from SanFord, the Abomination, and all the other little projects I have that aren't finished. It would also put a dent in my autocrossing and rallycrossing next summer.

Decisions, decisions.

 

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
12/6/17 9:16 a.m.

Insert obligatory comment about boats and holes in the water...

Otherwise, if it's an itch than needs to be scratched, then it's hard to argue.  Looking at it, I think the other guy is getting the better end of this deal and you should get some cash as well.

FuzzWuzzy
FuzzWuzzy New Reader
12/6/17 9:20 a.m.

Is he going to giving you a lot of cash to take his headache?

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit SuperDork
12/6/17 9:20 a.m.

Bust

Out

Another

Thousand

 

How much could you buy this boat for Vs. selling the Samurai? This would be my first concern, then I would have think if I wanted to trade a running driving car for something that needs work and be towed in order to use it.

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
12/6/17 9:29 a.m.

20' Shamrocks range from $5k on into the $15k range. The closest one to me on the market is in similar condition and is listed at $6900. I have listed the Samurai as low as $4500 and gotten nowhere, so values are similar and in the long run I'll come out ahead because the boat is more marketable in my area. 

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
12/6/17 9:32 a.m.

No.

MazdaFace
MazdaFace Reader
12/6/17 9:33 a.m.

I say do Whatever floats your boat 

John Welsh
John Welsh MegaDork
12/6/17 9:38 a.m.

I do like Shamrocks!   I will admit, they are up there with Whaler in regards to "irrational values".  I'd like to have a boat just like that myself.  

docwyte
docwyte SuperDork
12/6/17 9:50 a.m.

What are the best two days of a boat owners life?  The day you buy it and the day you sell it.

Boats, airplanes and the like are things that I let friends own.  That way when they invite me I can bring the beer/food whatever, have a great time for the day and be done.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
12/6/17 9:52 a.m.
Toyman01 said:

20' Shamrocks range from $5k on into the $15k range. The closest one to me on the market is in similar condition and is listed at $6900. I have listed the Samurai as low as $4500 and gotten nowhere, so values are similar and in the long run I'll come out ahead because the boat is more marketable in my area. 

In that case, why not.  He's got something you want and vice-versa.

Living as close to the water as I do, it sometimes surprises me I've managed to avoid the boat itch.  It helps to ride down to the local marina and look at the dozens of boats there that haven't moved in years.

KyAllroad (Jeremy)
KyAllroad (Jeremy) PowerDork
12/6/17 9:56 a.m.

Why not, it should make you happy so I say yes.

mtn
mtn MegaDork
12/6/17 9:59 a.m.

Assuming there is no rot, I'd be game for it. 

spitfirebill
spitfirebill UltimaDork
12/6/17 10:18 a.m.

$4500???  I had not seen it that low.  Got any current photos?  

759NRNG
759NRNG Dork
12/6/17 10:30 a.m.

Absolutely....a day on the water beats a day at work always  

penultimeta
penultimeta HalfDork
12/6/17 10:32 a.m.

Boats and racecars (or four wheelers) are the same. Both hobbies involve lots of projects, money, and time. To me, it sounds like you'd be trading one hobby for another. That seems fine.  

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit SuperDork
12/6/17 10:34 a.m.

Based of the money it might be worth it. Now you need to answer the second part is it worth getting rid of a know good car for an expensive project. You listed a number of other projects, when would you have time to fit the boat in?

 

Paul B

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill UberDork
12/6/17 10:40 a.m.

Bartering, to me, means we both walk away happy with the trade.  This sounds like an opportunity you've been waiting for for a while, and the cost is something you haven't used in a long time.  I say go for it.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/6/17 10:51 a.m.

If it floats, berks, or flys, it's cheaper to rent than buy.

Does anyone else think that one looks like a mini S.S. Minnow?

Suprf1y
Suprf1y PowerDork
12/6/17 12:17 p.m.

Trade for that? Not a chance.

Price looks high for the Samurai

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
12/6/17 1:15 p.m.
spitfirebill said:

$4500???  I had not seen it that low.  Got any current photos?  

This is a couple of months ago. 

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
12/6/17 1:17 p.m.

In reply to Suprf1y :

Samurai are a lot like Shamrocks. Prices are all over the place. From $500 junkers to $15k shiny ones. 

Suprf1y
Suprf1y PowerDork
12/6/17 4:30 p.m.

Been in the  Suzuki game for 20 years wink

Still have a half dozen of them

 

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
12/6/17 4:49 p.m.

Have you tried ebay for the samurai or bringatrailer

 

octavious
octavious Dork
12/6/17 5:26 p.m.

I wouldn’t trade. 

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