I made an offer on a Sundeck 201, and the owner of the boat accepted it. So pending a sea trial tomorrow, I will own it. Its a 1999 Sundeck 201 with a Honda 130. The boat is really clean with some minor cosmetic challenges. My plans are to give it a very minor refresh.
1. A few seams are coming apart on the seat backs. The vinyl looks like new so I'll have them resewn.
2. The fake wood on the dash looks weathered. I'll probably paint it or replace it.
3. Some of the gauges also look weathered. Maybe I'll replace all of them, since they aren't too expensive.
4. Minor gel coat damage.
5. The throttle control is a Mercury unit. I asked the broker/dealer why and he said its not uncommon since its a mechanical part that they all work the same no matter what brand motor. Not sure, what do you guys think? I could just buy a used Honda control and sell the Mercury if need be.
I'll post pics if the deal goes through.
Its not the exact boat I wanted, but I think its a good deal so I'll make it work. I was hoping to find a deal on a Sundeck 217, but the only good deal I found was sold almost immediately, I could kick myself for not jumping on it! All of the others are too far or way too expensive for me. But, my main goal was to get something a little bigger and a little faster then my Fundeck 196 with a Honda 115, and for not much more money then I got for my Fundeck. I know the 201, is bigger. Hopefully its a little bit faster. Wish me luck!