For Sale-- 17 foot Holby Bristol Skiff
Posted August 29 2012 - 8:35 AM
2000 Bristol Skiff- purchased new in 2001
1999 Mercury 30 HP 4 stroke- purchased new in 2001
2000 Karavan 1250 galvanized bunk trailer-purchased new in 2001.
Raymarine DS400X Depth Sounder
Standard Horizon 150C Plotter
Lowrance LVR 850 VHF
Auxiliary motor mount
Anchor, line, and two Igloo cooler seats are included. Some additional equipment including spare prop and flares thrown in for good measure
The trailer was extensively rebuilt in 2011 with new axle, hubs, bearings, bunk supports, springs and hangers.
The engine runs very well. The carburetors were professionally rebuilt this month. Fuel figures above eight MPG are common with this engine. Six gallons burned is a big day.
The skiff's flat bottom makes her a stable and safe family platform, as well as a fine fly fishing skiff. The bottom sponsons track her as though she were on rails.
She is an ideal bay and lake boat, as well as fine for dashing sorties into the ocean on calmer days.
Her price- $5100.00
Some pics below. Additional pictures can be seen at
Posted August 29 2012 - 12:47 PM
Posted August 29 2012 - 1:56 PM
I'm a straight, white, Republican male.....what else can I do to piss you off?
"When Hillary Clinton travels, she needs two airplanes ...one for her and her entourage, and one for her "baggage" - Rand Paul
Posted August 29 2012 - 2:34 PM
Posted August 31 2012 - 6:26 AM
Posted August 31 2012 - 8:14 AM
- Peter Lynch
Posted August 31 2012 - 8:17 AM
I've got a guy in my office who'se interested, but he's not on SOL and even if he joins now he can't post in the BST for a while. He'd like to know the number of hours on the engine. Also, if you want to PM me your contact info., I can have him call and/or e-mail (assuming that's kosher with SOL/Tim). BTW, he lives in Locust, NJ, near the Navasink River.
Posted August 31 2012 - 10:26 AM
I don't have an exact figure on engine hours. At one time I kept a log but soon tired of that. Over the last few years--say four or five-- I've used the boat very little- certainly less than ten hours a year. Prior to that, perhaps twenty running hours a year. Since I primarily fly fish from the boat, I do a lot of drifting with the engine off, so the hours were mostly fast running to new spots. A reasonably conservative guess would be 150 to 200 hours in total. Lately, since the advent of ethanol fuel, that kind of running has not been kind to fuel systems, hence the occasional carb rebuild. Therein lies the problem, and the answer to why I'm selling her: she needs more running than I can give her. Internally, the engine looks essentially new. My mechanic, N and B Marine in Bordentown, detected a slightly lowered compression number in one of the cylinders two years ago, so we decided to remove the head and replace the gasket. The cylinders were clean and required only a cursory scraping to remove carbon.
I launch at the Rumson ramp, so perhaps your friend and I could meet there sometime over the next few weeks.
Thanks for the reply.
Posted August 31 2012 - 12:07 PM
I could serve a go between. If SOL's not OK with that, then I guess if you wanted, you could just close the post in the BST, PM me your contact info. and deal with him directly and repost if it doesn't work out. To answer your other question, he could meet you by the Rumson ramp sometime over the next few weeks.
Posted August 31 2012 - 2:54 PM
That is a beautiful boat the hull wood or fiberglass? I just bought a 14' Pro Craft aliuminum boat and 25 elec Mercury. Having boats all my life I can see you have taken VG care of her. I know you have had several people praising the boat I just wish my situation was different I would buy it in a heart beat. That is one fantastic price for a fantastic boat Good Luck with the sale. Lou
Posted September 01 2012 - 7:48 AM
Having considered how best to handle communications on this, I think we had best do all dealing and communication here on SOL, as required by the rules. Tim's idea of letting everybody see what is happening out in the open is a good one. His rule allows anyone who is interested in a particular item an equal shot at purchasing it.
I'm sure that dealing through you, at least as far as setting up meetings, etc. is concerned, violates neither the spirit nor the letter of the rules.
Lou, the boat is FRP. The other boat shown in my picture link is my new wood sailing yawl built in May in Washington State.
Posted September 01 2012 - 9:12 AM
Posted September 01 2012 - 8:08 PM
That's fine. Give me one or two weekend days/times you can meet at the Rumson boat ramp and I'll relay the info.