Please help out a boatless member

D4570

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I have been looking till my eyes are bleeding.
I need to find an 18 foot by like 54 MUD boat very soon now.
I have been looking from coast to coast. It looks like all the same boats are listed all over the net but there are only like 10 that are not from 5 years ago listings.
I'm looking for near new to 10 years old, an actual mud hull with or can have a surface drive motor 40 hp or more. I want an FNR drive unit, mud buddy, Go devel, Backwater, or similar. It looks like Mud buddy has the bigger ones. BOSS has Big ones but I don't think they're what I want. Gator tail, Go devel, excel, and venom are real mud hulls. Has to be with a trailer and under $20K delivered to my door in MT.
Does anyone have one, know of one know of somebody that has one or sitting in a boat dealer lot.
It a cash sale on the spot if it is right.
Please help me out!
 

Clam

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Join the “Go Devil Nation“ Facebook group. Ask there. Used boats are offered there, but Haven’t seen much lately. $20k is about what I paid for a new 1860 Go Devil open floor plan, hunt deck with cat walks, blind etc. and a trailer last year. Plus delivery.
 
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D4570

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"for a new 1860 Go-Devil open floor plan, hunt deck with catwalks, blind, etc., and a trailer last year. Plus delivery."

Where did you get yours?
 

Clam

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"for a new 1860 Go-Devil open floor plan, hunt deck with catwalks, blind, etc., and a trailer last year. Plus delivery."

Where did you get yours?
Go Devil made it up for me. Call Warren Coco or Dawn in their office and ask what they can do. The delivery to the Seattle area was a cost, but didn’t sting as bad as I anticipated. Or there may be a dealer that has one on hand, they should know who to call.

I seemed to see the best used deals offered in the spring. They were all in the south.
 
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D4570

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I have been Emailing boatyards for a week now and getting a slue of prices and pictures.
All the used ones are either smaller than I want or Really used. And most on the southeast coast.
A used one comes with a lot of neat stuff the owner has added.
I was kinda getting ready to settle for something, not 100% what I wanted.
Then, here is the DANG part.
I feel like I'm on shark tank and Keven offered me a fair deal but right at the last minute Mark pops up and gives me what I asked for, but not all the extra stuff a used one would give me.
I get a Quote from Mud Buddy today.
For a new one.
"BT-1854SWV4T.100 5052 1854 Shallow Water Series V Front F4 Series 1 8,017.00T
STANDARD FEATURES
- 18’ all-welded 54" bottom 69” beam hull
- 5052 grade aluminum .100 ga. Hull
- Exceleration Hull
- Full floatation
- Flat slick bottom
- Ice breaker keel
- Triple taper chine
- 17 degree all aluminum 20" tall transom
- LH Side Gun Box & RH side tray
- Welded-in aluminum floor and decks
- Longitudinal ribs – 6063 alloy
- Recessed light control panel
- Interior courtesy light/ 12 plug
- Bilge pump 800GPH
- 25" sides
- Heavy-duty T-rails for accessory mounting
- 3’ Bow handrail
- Navigation lights
- Stand up bar
- Khaki or OD Green paint
BOAT ADD-ONS
Special Order Khaki or OD Green Paint N/C 1 0.00T
MOTOR
HDR40TEFI HDR 40 Vanguard Tall EFI GEAR DOWN P-01 Prop 1 9,383.00T
TRAILER
T-02 1417L - Williamson Long Trailer Galvanized w/6' side guides and jack 1 2,242.00T
TC-06 Trailer 13" Spare Tire 1 135.00T
TC-01 Spare Mount 1 15.00T
A-436 Boat Rigging for EFI Motors 1 250.00T
Boat Freight Boat freight from Arkansas to UT 525.00
***Transport from SLC, UT to Great Falls, MT TBD***

Total $20,567.00"

I would have to drive to UT.
That's WAY better than SLC of FL.

Now dang, Do I keep looking for the unicorn or snatch this one up, and add the "Kool things" as we go?
The Fox Pro, truck pro I'll kick in my self, Gota have that.



 

Bambistew

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I've seen a few for sale up here, but likely cost prohibitive with shipping and paying a premium for it being in AK. Good luck!
 

D4570

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OK here is where we stand on the boat.
Recap.
"BT-1854SWV4T.100 5052 1854 Shallow Water Series V Front F4 Series 1 8,017.00T
STANDARD FEATURES
- 18’ all-welded 54" bottom 69” beam hull
- 5052 grade aluminum .100 ga. Hull
- Exceleration Hull
- Full floatation
- Flat slick bottom
- Ice breaker keel
- Triple taper chine
- 17 degree all aluminum 20" tall transom
- LH Side Gun Box & RH side tray
- Welded-in aluminum floor and decks
- Longitudinal ribs – 6063 alloy
- Recessed light control panel
- Interior courtesy light/ 12 plug
- Bilge pump 800GPH
- 25" sides
- Heavy-duty T-rails for accessory mounting
- 3’ Bow handrail
- Navigation lights
- Stand up bar
- Khaki
BOAT ADD-ONS

Special Order Khaki
Built-in 11 gal gas tank
Trolling motor kit
two seat bases
Twin 5800 Lumen LED Headlights
Spud Poles
Move the trim switch to the stand-up bar off the tiller steer handle
Some kind of transom lock for towing
An 8-foot push pole.


MOTOR
HDR40TEFI HDR 40 Vanguard Tall EFI GEAR DOWN P-01 Prop 1 9,383.00T

TRAILER
T-02 1417L - Williamson Long Trailer Galvanized w/6' side guides and jack 1 2,242.00T
TC-06 Trailer 13" Spare Tire 1 135.00T
TC-01 Spare Mount 1 15.00T
A-436 Boat Rigging for EFI Motors 1 250.00T
Boat Freight Boat freight from Arkansas to UT 525.00
***Transport from SLC, UT to Great Falls, MT TBD***

Total $23,567.00"

Plus Utah sales tax, we don't have any here.

I'll send the deposit in the morning, and find out the timeline
for delivery.
WOW, this is going to happen.
I'll order the FoxPro truck pro Tuesday.
 

Clam

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YES and red floodlights.
I purchased these A11B687B-283C-46BA-AF7F-E58BC8437BB3.jpeg aluminum oar locks on Amazon and had them welded on locally (around $30 for the oar locks and maybe $100 for the welding). I use the oars for stealth drifting down river.
 
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