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interesting 24 almar

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Post by Napa Mike » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:51 pm

Saw an interesting 24 almar jet boat for $15k. It says it needs some attention, so may be a good project boat for the right person.
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Post by Fisherman » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:36 pm

Already been trading phone calls on it, Mike.

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Post by JETTYWOLF » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:36 pm

whale watching?

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Post by Fisherman » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:05 pm

Fishing. West Coast style.

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Post by Napa Mike » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:34 pm

Fisherman wrote:Already been trading phone calls on it, Mike.
Fisherman:
How about some details? what is the true condition of the boat? What are you thinking of doing with it? would you keep the water jet, or change to outboards? Does it have the same deep v hull as the other almar offshore boats, or is it flattened out?

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Post by Gypseas » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:03 pm

I hope it is for real, be careful, you know what they say about sounding too good to be true...

Don't wire any money out until you actually see the goods.

Good luck

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Post by Fisherman » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:27 pm

Napa Mike wrote:
Fisherman wrote:Already been trading phone calls on it, Mike.
Fisherman:
How about some details? what is the true condition of the boat? What are you thinking of doing with it? would you keep the water jet, or change to outboards? Does it have the same deep v hull as the other almar offshore boats, or is it flattened out?

Cheers,
Mike
At this point, it looks like I'm not going to proceed with buying the boat. First and foremost, the weight of it plus the trailer is over the towing capacity of my F-150. Second of all, I got word that it will probably be sold tomorrow. That's okay with me....I had a few things to work through before making the purchase and this is the busiest time of the year for me at work so I don't have the time to devote to boat modifications. My goal would have been to have a bracket welded on the stern and mount an outboard.

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Post by Gypseas » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:26 pm

Just wanted to say Thank You to Napa Mike for such a great find. :beer:

We made it home today, still surprised we were able to get it ... good deals go fast.

Looks like it may be a bit of a project but was getting bored anyways. Couple shots of the trip. Cheers

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Post by Gypseas » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:28 pm

Pulled it with a 1/2 ton to Vancouver Island BTW no major issues
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Post by goatram » Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:56 am

Congrats on the purchase. Your truck made it but for how long will it last. Weak point is the transmission and brakes.
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Post by Chaps » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:17 am

Prime candidate for a 300 hp Suzuki on a Porta-Bracket! OK, I'm biased :thumbsup:
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Post by Napa Mike » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:27 pm

I'm very happy I could help! Congrats on the new boat, and let us know what you do to it. I have seen several of those 24 almars out at Neah bay. they were all converted from I/O to outboard on a bracket. those boats are tough as they come.

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Post by Fisherman » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:30 pm

Congrats on the purchase! Keep us all posted on what modifications you do to it!

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Post by Gypseas » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:29 pm

Just ripping the dated stuff off for now, cleaning up some wiring etc. Once the other GF sells will make a decision whether to re-power. Spoke to Hamilton Jet and they suggested the 212 pump is not meant for salt water usage so I should start budgeting for a 213. Only 12-14k new :shocked:

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they sure liked their butt splicers LOL

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Cleaning up already

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Post by Gypseas » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:37 pm

something like this in the near future

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Post by Napa Mike » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:14 pm

yowza! I had no idea the Hamilton pumps were that spendy.

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Post by Gypseas » Sat May 10, 2014 11:59 pm

Finally got her all cleaned up (old stickers stripped off)
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Put her in the H2O today and yes it floats :clap:
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Post by bigdogeh » Sun May 11, 2014 1:55 pm

I'm jealous,
you got a screamin deal. whereabouts is the marina the pics are taken in? looks like a nice marina system.

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Post by Gypseas » Sun May 11, 2014 10:25 pm

That is in Sooke, bigdogeh bit to the south from ya.
No worky on the boat today,just plain ol' R&R, oh and I invited this guy over for dinner

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Post by bigdogeh » Sun May 11, 2014 11:49 pm

thxs, I've never been to Sooke, but hear they have great fishing out from there. I'll have to go there sometime and see for myself. boat looks great! looks good without the stickers. looks really clean!

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Post by Napa Mike » Mon May 12, 2014 10:35 pm

she cleaned up well! thanks for sharing the rest of the story. Are you fishing her this season? what kind of speed and fuel burn numbers are you seeing with the jet pump?

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Post by Gypseas » Tue May 13, 2014 12:06 am

Well,
Saturday the wind was blowing 20, no backup engine, no chartplotter and no fuel management system on the 16 yr old engine which I may say ran flawlessly.
Nothing more than scratching the itch to have her in the water after almost two months of looking at her on the hard. I am happy to say that I was quite impressed with the ride in 3-4ft chop both into and following seas. A very dry ride with no teeth chattering kidney pounding aluminum boat slap. With only a 14 deg stern deadrise I am going to say at this time it ran better than my ol' boat at 18 deg. Very stable at rest at the dock, almost as stable as my friends catamaran. Only thing, with a shallow ramp it was challenging getting her off and on the trailer. Guess I am going to have to use the deeper/steeper ramp they just built. This is the first time I ever ran a jet so that was rather interesting maneuvering at the dock, bit of a looser steering that I am used to.
More to follow...
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Post by JETTYWOLF » Mon May 19, 2014 8:02 am

This is the same boat at the top of this thread.....?

If ya read it all ya don't know who's buying it. And then up pops Gypseas with it.

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Post by Gypseas » Mon May 19, 2014 6:20 pm

Something like that..


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Post by JETTYWOLF » Mon May 19, 2014 8:48 pm

Yeah, that blurry alright I still have no clue :?:

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