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Top Gun III Contributor

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Question about feathercraft value
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Just wanting other people to chime in on what feathercraft boats are worth or have known what they have brought in a fixed up state like the vagabonds and rockets....either older restored motors or newer on them.
I have never been to any clubs, meets, or any events where I was exposed to any other than the one that I own....I bought it because I just like the lines of the boat.....I give 1500.00 for mine and wondering what some have brought in value totally restored.........confused

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I paid 1650.00 for my 1954 Vagabond with a 1959 Johnson, and aTee Nee trailer. The boat was driven across the lake to my camp on Lake Hortonia in Vt. It was nice to take delivery at your own dock. I just had to drive over and pick up the trailer.

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Deluxe Runabout Contributor

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I sold one of my Feathercrafts to my friend for 1700.00. I kept the trailer.

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Guru Contributor

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More value to own and have fun with than to put a price on.

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Condition is king , for a high price.

We bought a second "beater"Vagabond that will NEVER have much value to chase round FL lakes and rivers.

Scratch ? Where? Who could tell. Dent? NO! What Dent?

The Deluxe Runabout were selling is too cherry for us to use, so we prefer the beater Vagabond , with a motor , any motor , .

The DR probably will go to the "matched air in the Tires" type folks that would restore it to as delivered, 1956, and exhibit her as a hobby.


Either way Feathers are a great deal of fun!

FF


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but it such a waste to have a trailor queen
just my thought
ric

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I could not agree more.  My boat has 50+ years of scuffs and bumps, but you can not tell when it is scooting down the river. 

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RIC,

I'm with you.  Boats need to run and thats what these were built for.   They were built tough for a reason.   You can use a boat but still keep it in great shape. 

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mine is a 52 - it has its share of dock rash dings scratches etc it gives it a certain appeal
it never keeps people from staring whether on it's trailor or in the water
ric

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Mine was set for launch tonight for the first time, as I finally got the controls to shift into reverse!  Now it is pouring rain so all I can do is dream.....

-- Edited by tsali39 at 18:08, 2008-06-14

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Rocket Runabout Contributor

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Ric, I like that term "dock rash" also known as "marina patina"

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I prefer beauty marks



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Voyager Contributor

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My 53 Skipper was "rode hard and put away wet" in the past, used as a duck boat, etc.

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Appearance anomalies, and they express character.

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Jeeze Guys I know where your coming from. Thats why I own an old truck. To use it and not worry about the dents and such. But I love the Feathercraft as an art form. It has taken me 18 months to resurrect this gem in the rough. I'm going to be real careful with it. I painted the trailer this weekend and I am hoping to launch next weekend. Still waiting on upholstery.

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dont get me wrong i want mine to look as good as possible for its age
and it can look good but that being said it is a boat and i am going to use it - if it cant be used for its intended purpose i'll sell it
ric

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Ric, I think your right and I think thats what I'm going to do. I'm going to take it out,,,,work out all the bugs and sell it. I take much more pleasure in the restoration process than I think I will in Boating. We'll see maybe once I get it in the water, I might like boating ???? I fell in love with the boat the first time I saw one. Just had to have one,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but never gave much thought to Boating. Kind of like guys who collect guns, but don't hunt. Haa !!

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An Embarrassment to the entire boating community.

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