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Glad to find some information about the Power Play XLT 185's. I live in S.E. Michigan and have been looking for a good boat that would handle Lake Erie and St. Clair but also be small enough to take on some of the inland lakes. I have been reading a lot of the previous posts about the history of the XLT hull design and is sounds like a fast, well built boat, that can still accommodate watersports. I came across one for sale in the area and I'm going to buy it. I was told it came out of Minn. and was brought back to Michigan a few years ago. Interior is mostly original and in decent shape. The original outdrive had been hit and replaced with an low hour used Alpha 1. The motor looks clean and everything seems solid. Anything else that I should be looking for when buying one of these? Looking forward to getting it home and on the water next summer.

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Matt
 

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I tried attaching some photos of it, but I think I need to have 3 posts in before I can attach anything to a thread.

I believe it is a 1986 and it looks very much stock. Hull number is PPN10086N586.
 

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What's the best way to tell if any of the wood has gotten wet, I've heard of knocking around with a rubber mallet? The rear around the motor and transom looks very clean and dry.
 
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