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I am currently looking at a Scarab in Kemah Texas and was wondering if any on this forum had ever seen it before. See Attached) If my opinion the boat is a solid "B" needs new cabin interior and some TLC. I have experience with Fountains (Fever, Lightning) but am new to the Scarab world.
The boat has fresh 502 mags and new cockpit interior, AC, Livorsi guages)

Is there anything to watch out for? Thanks in advance.

Shaun
 

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That's a good looking boat. I'm jealous of the windscreen!

Did you buy it?????

I have a 91 38' Scarab Excel.

If the motors are stock, make sure the exhaust manifold risers are not leaking on the heads! My boat sat for too long before I bought it, and it was a problem. Also on the bigger Scarabs the fiberglass on the bow tends to get chewed up when trailering.

Otherwise its a good boat, haven't had any problems. Cuts right through the rough stuff.
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New Interior As We Speak

I am getting the interior done this week, but I cannot decide on the vinyl type - there must be 50. Any suggestions - I was hoping for a soft vinyl but have heard the life expectancy is pretty low.
 

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Re: New Interior As We Speak

murphy91167 said:
I am getting the interior done this week, but I cannot decide on the vinyl type - there must be 50. Any suggestions - I was hoping for a soft vinyl but have heard the life expectancy is pretty low.
life expectancy is related to two things on a boat.

1) the amount of time the interior will be exposed to direct sunlight.

2) how hard you guys are on the interior.

what kind of wear and tear will your boat get and I assume it will be well covered during times it's not used?
 

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Nice ride... Enjoy it and post pictures of your progress and of you having fun....


Its amazing to see the simularities from a boat 5 years newer... My old ride
 

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Big difference - Interior!!!!

The overall exterior looks similar but I am quite sure your interior is not "Miami-Vice" Era. My current interior in primeval to say the least. I will post some pics to prove my point. Its some kinda Crockett Pale Blue and Rico Teal.
 

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See Pic - Yea its that bad but the carpet is being shipped today, and with the new interior it should look pretty tight. I will post some pics of the carpet work. My brother who owns "Valu-Floors" will be doing the carpet free of charge. I ordered a marine platinum silver 28oz.
 

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Rock Steady said:
Nice ride... Enjoy it and post pictures of your progress and of you having fun....


Its amazing to see the simularities from a boat 5 years newer... My old ride
Rock Steady....

I found a YOU TUBE video from Dubai that has your boat on it (it is a commercial filmed for some company) your old boat is featured on it.

I will try to find a link.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVr3qG_TKA8

Check it out!
 

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Yeah I posted a thread about that... Very cool. The new owner sends me emails every few weeks.. Great guy... Thankful my baby is in good hands... Look at her now...
 

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Hey repainted and updated graphics... and lots of Clear... I am sure she is quite the model 38 Scarab by now... I miss her...
 

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Cool....do you know what it costs to send a boat over to Dubai?

I might be working over there soon and would love to take my 38KV with me!
 

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no but I could give you an email address of the guy who got Rock Steady. I know it was at least in the 20k range... and he got a significant discount... Basically there is no way I could ever afford to bring my boat back over here... never going to be worth it... He had it listed over there for 115k US... I sold it to him for 73k US
 
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