Marinette saves garage.

seef158
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Re: Marinette saves garage.

Postby seef158 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:43 pm

Thanks Jeff!
1978 28' express single 318
forest lake, mn
Duluth, mn
Washburn, wi

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Re: Marinette saves garage.

Postby Busia » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:01 pm

If you like the boat, and everything else is in good shape, I would buy it back from the insurance company . It looks like the only damage is to the cockpit and that would be easy to fix. You have a trailer, I would just take it to a good welding shop and have them push the roof back up and replace what is bent. New glass would be more expensive than the aluminum and the welding. Getting a match on the paint would be the hardest part, and I wouldn't worry too much about it. Easy thing would be to paint the whole cockpit, even a different color and it would look good. With the right paint and prep, you could brush it on and get a good result. Much less work than parting it out. Good luck, Ed
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located in Ketchikan, Alaska. Gods country
32 foot Marinette express. (no fly bridge)
twin 350 Crusader (Chev 350) engines
1:1 Borg Warner velvet drive transmissions
Closed cooling (antifreeze in the engine)
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Re: Marinette saves garage.

Postby seef158 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:00 am

I love the boat but it's probably just not worth it to fix it, although I will be buying back from insurance. The prop, rudder, and probably the shaft are bent from being pushed down into the dirt, canvas and eisenglass are all shot also. I can buy a pretty nice replacement for what I'm getting from insuramce.
1978 28' express single 318
forest lake, mn
Duluth, mn
Washburn, wi