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Back to owning 2 Boats!


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Unbelievable deals keep finding me! This 2002 Cobalt 263 has been sitting on a rack in a storage barn since 2014!! It has a Volvo Penta 8.1 Gi, 375 hp with under 300 hours! I can’t tell you what I paid because you would be in shock!! It’s going to take a lot of elbow grease to get 8+ years of fork lift soot cleaned out of the vinyl and a good high speed wheel with cutting wax to bring back the shine! It will be an incredible boat when finished!!32122815-56B8-4939-B38E-CFF8C091574A.jpeg5FF2ABD1-21A8-44FF-8313-FAE842B1D558.jpeg4F753986-DAA5-4E59-9F4A-35CD5A766340.jpeg4F753986-DAA5-4E59-9F4A-35CD5A766340.jpeg32122815-56B8-4939-B38E-CFF8C091574A.jpeg5FF2ABD1-21A8-44FF-8313-FAE842B1D558.jpeg


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My sweat equity is slowly paying off. The boat itself is coming back to life nicely and looking sharp. I’m finally getting a chance to dig into the motor and find out what it’s going to need to get running.
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