value on a turn key raft?? looking for input.

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  1. LBC

    LBC nymphing beads with a spey pole.

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    Im considering selling my AIRE 143D with a complete NRS fishing frame. I need to find a starting point for a used value on this baby. I LOVE this boat and would never even consider selling it but we moved back to Iowa and its sadly just rolled up nicely in the bag in my basement.. BUMMER. anyway i don't want it to rot away down there and someone should be smacking steel with it. Its 14'3" comes with the frame and oars.. oars are carlisle w/ carlisle blades. overall its in great condition. a few blems here and there but a rock solid performer. The boys from AEG took it up filming Metalheads video in Canada using it as their pack raft. The boat has seen its share of steel thats for sure.. I would be willing to throw the mojo in for free! i'll postsome pics..and again.. it pains me to even be posting this. damnit.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Was it purchased new by you? If so, what year is it? Will it come with thwarts and paddles in addition to the oars?
     
  3. LBC

    LBC nymphing beads with a spey pole.

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    yeah It was new by me.. I have the receipt somewhere in storage but i would say like 2003 or 2004. Its been stored in a bag every off season and 303'd like crazy. I do not have thwarts but I do have a guide guide paddle that would go with it. Its a killer white water boat as well.
     
  4. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    I recently picked up a 2010 13' tributary, NRS frame, thwarts, paddles, jackets, and anchor for $3500. Hopefully that will give you a starting place.
     
  5. orangeradish

    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    Holy shit, man. Haven't heard from you in forever. Ring me. I may be interested in the frame.
     
  6. LBC

    LBC nymphing beads with a spey pole.

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    hahahahaa.. yeah.. ive had a bunch going on... the price for the frame just went through the roof!!!i trashed my old phone..need your number ..i'll pm you
     
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    Just sold my Super Puma and trailer for $3400. Both in excellent condition. Almost zero bites when I had it priced around $3800. I thought it was worth more but at 3400 I got a couple interested parties.
     
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    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    You going to come out and smack steel this winter? You can crash at my place if need be.
     
  9. LBC

    LBC nymphing beads with a spey pole.

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    I would love to.... SOunds good... I'd sleep in a ditch next to the hoh but your place sounds more comfy!
     
  10. Shapp

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    If you 303d it like crazy it is worth even less. It is hard to put a patch on PVC that has had too much 303d. Aire actually recommends using 303d sparingly if at all.

    Frame, oars, and boat, warranty is basically up. No twarts. I would be in the $3000 range or so if in very very good shape.