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eezerz
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Hi everyone. I am new to the forum and am recently addicted to tinboats...
Yesterday I traded my winter car i paid $100 for. In exchange I recieved this Princecraft 12'.
Could anyone tell me anything about it? Year, quality ect... It does have a serial# but not date of mfr. I would like to clean it up and re-do the transom and repaint the inside. The boat appears to have little use, and has one small dent.
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I would like it to look new again... What do you think?
Is it worth $100?

Thanx for looking
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Post by bassboy1 »

Yep, that should easily be worth 100 bucks. Replace the rotten wood, and have you a nice little fishing boat.

Finding the year is about impossible on those things. Records, if they ever existed, are likely long gone, and there are no distinct changes year by year to pick out. I have long since given up on finding the age and whatnot of some of these older boats.

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:WELCOME: to the site
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Now I want to see a pic of the car :D

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I have started to remove the rotten wood.
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Here's the car I traded for, despite the picture the car did need a few things.
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I will post progress on the refurbishing of the boat.
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Post by Brine »

Thanks for posting the pic of the car... :D I was expecting something that looked much worse.

BTW, have you tried speaking to someone at Princecraft about the serial numbers? I assume they are still in business and might have someone (or refer you to someone) who can give you some more info on it.

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will be a nice fishing rig....

not sure I would have traded the car for it.... #-o
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smoody wrote:will be a nice fishing rig....

not sure I would have traded the car for it.... #-o
I would have - cannot fish from teh car


Welcome to TB - replace the wood and gooooooooo fishing in it is what i would do

Fish do not care about dents and stuff
Trying to Fish as often as Jim works :LOL2:

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The Captain's right, you can't fish from the car.

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:WELCOME: Aboard. I agree with Captn.

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Im sure someone could mod that car and make it float.

And I was talking values there, not fishability.
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Post by eezerz »

Thanks for the comments everyone.
Well, I just got back from the boat launch. I decided to go put it in the water "BEFORE" doing anything to the boat. I put the boat in the water with me and some weight in it, and rocked it about for a good half hour. PERFECT, NO LEAKS... Just as I suspected anyways. Now I can justify spending money on it, since the boat was practically free. I also went and got some 3/4" plywood for the 2 pieces I will replace. I've also been looking at used as well as new engines. I must say i'm thinking of going with the new yamaha F15 '09(left over stock). Used engines are soooo "IFFY"...tons of searching...
I plan on using it for fishing lakes and rivers. Now I just got to get it together before spring...
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sorry no pics from the boat launch
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Post by dyeguy1212 »

glad to hear all went well

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Post by eezerz »

A few more updates(pics coming)...
I have cut and shaped the 3/4 plywood for the front and the transom. I plan on useing Varathane outdoor clear gloss spar varnish(4 coats should do).
Today bought a 1985 Merc 9.8 s/s... It cost $700cdn. but its in beautiful shape(hardly used), I know thats probably no steal of a deal, but I think it's a good start.... I also bought a brand new set of oars and oarlocks for $60...
I'm pretty much addicted to my little tinny... I missed out on a galvanized 10ft trailer today, for $300obo. oh well, lots of trailers to be had i'm sure...
Here's a pic I found on the net, this is my motor and just as nice too...
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here's the trailer i missed out on...
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It's almost all together, I'll have pics up when done...
cheers :D
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Post by Waterwings »

Welcome Aboard, and you have yourself a nice project boat there! 8)
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