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Little help please. I just found out the transom on my boat is rotten. Sucks because I just dropped some $$$$ replacing carpet, seats, wet sanding the gelcoat and replacing all of my plumbing. Question is, do any of you know what I'm looking at spending to replace all of the wood? It's an 18 foot boat and I want ALL of the wood gone and replaced with glass. I know I can't get a quote but was looking for a ballpark figure. $3000? $5000? $5000+??? This boat is already 17 years old and I need to decide if it's worth fixing or should I just scrap it??

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Jeremy
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Estimate
DTBOATWORKS and SANDYTRI are site sponsors and advertise in classifieds give them a call.
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'Union Justice Confidence'
JB...I'am suprized at'ya, considering the test you passed years ago to get the job'ya wanted...'ya could not have been a dummy ???...at 3K as old as the boat is would be the same as paying for implants for a 75 y/o woman ??? cheers
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Hull
Dulac - D&T has worked on my boat before. Doug gave me a ballpark price...WOW!!!!!

Admiral - If you had to choose between the 75 year old or nobody, wouldn't you want SOMETHING on the 75 year old to pass the free time?
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transom
Co-worker just brought his Allison to Dear's fiberglass on 4-H Club road in Denham for an estimate on 2 bad spots and was quoted $1200 and that was with him doing the paint work. All that said, i'd have to guess 3K as the minimum for what you're needing. Good luck whichever way you go.
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A 75 yr old or nothing ??
There is a door number 3 JB ... The blow up type ? Lol
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Price
TBoy - I was hoping 3K or even 4K. I would've paid that. Buuuuutttt, the price I was ball-parked was......bare minimum $7000!!!!!!! I almost ran off the road. No way will I pay that for a 17 year old boat.
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Estimate
Caudell boat repair on Antioch, south Baton Rouge. The only person more honest that walked the earth,,,,, JC.
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Antioch
doc - isn't he the guy across from the longhorn cattle???
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tuff decesion
Price would be the main factor in the decission , next to what hull are you doing it to ----------- I am fond of the old Makos and I refurbished a old 20 ft Mako and it was well worth it to me , it had a better , drier ride than most boats out there at the time and it was pretty , I have had 26 boats so far , 2 or 3 at a time in my 55 years and when I think about , even over brand new boats I have had that Mako was my favorite and got the most enjoyment from it , the amount of time and money I put into that boat was probally more than it was worth, but knowing I did the work and when people at the lanuch or gas station would come over and ask about the boat it made me fell good , I should have never sold it ----- Fernando who does nice fiberglass work did the transom with the vaccumm bag Kevlar procedure , then painted it white Emeron for me while he was still working at U.S. Marine for a guy named Arthuro , Mako is hard to do as the top deck is molded into the hull which made it a lot more work , it was $2,800 about 20 years ago and that was a heavy discounted price , I had a jack plate on the back and I use to run that boat hard in Black Bay and Eloi in 3-4 footers and never get a drop of water on me and never got a crack in the transom ------- I lost track of Arthuro , Fernando was working by Shubert's Marine in West End , a couple of weeks back I was on a Grand Banks that he refurb'ed and it's very easy on the eyes , really fine boat ------ to me if you have something worthy of refurbing and expect to keep it , then it is worth the effort and money , but if you think you may sell it after you finish don't think you'll ever get all your money back ---- it's hard to make chicken salad when all you got is chicken chit
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repair work
Boats By Kirk I would have to say he is 1 of d best around (985) 758-1695
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FCI
You want honest? I would call Bill at FCI in Denham Springs (225-791-0666), if he is still in business. I gutted a 15' bass boat, replaced all wood, floors, stringers and transom. He sold me all the materials, except for the wood and told me how to do all the work myself, for free. In all it costed me around $900, that's new carpet and everything. If you don't mind a little work, it is worth it. You just need a few tools and patience. It is very expensive to not use wood, new wood on that boat will last longer than you think. Or you can call him for a quote too.
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JB,,
Sent ya a message. R
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Hull
Thanks for the help fellas. I'm gonna have Rhett at Sideline redo it for me. I called one company and he told me at least $7000 to redo it. There is no way I would spend that. Rhett gave me a much better price so we will see how it turns out.
FYI - it's on a 1997 18 foot Nitro. I just spent over $2000 replacing carpet, seats, pumps and wet sanding the gelcoat so I would've hate for that to go to waste. I was planning on buying a new boat next year but after this, I may hold onto it for a few more years.
Again, thanks for all the help.

Jeremy
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New Boat
If your dad really loved you, he would give you his new (second hand) boat.
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Boat
Doc - funny, I told him the same thing. Told him he didn't want the Z518, he could give it to me and he could go buy a Z519 or Z520. He told me to get..... well, let's just say he said no.
On a side note, the 200 ProXS pushes that 18 foot boat like you wouldn't believe!
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doctor?
Seems like a 'doctor' would be able to chip in on the transom repairs???
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boat
I think for the prices they want for fiberglass repair you can do your homework and find a used boat motor and trailer with no wood for the price. i bought an 18 foot scout bay boat with 115 johnson on this site boat motor and trailer ran perfect had no wood and was in excellent shape for $5000. then you can sell or swap with the motor you have and sell your other boat and trailer to recoop some of the money. for someone that can change the transom themselves it could be a good deal for them.
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