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    Just bought a '58 Skagit 20 Express...

    As far as I know, the boat I just got wasn't well known in the club or classic community. The previous owner had the boat since 1984 and before him a retired Navy guy owned it. The guy I bought it from used it off and on for fishing around his community. It's an outboard model but he's removing the outboard before I pick it up.
    I have one week to figure out how to get a trailer ready, or borrow a trailer to pick it up. I'm going to check on the 20' Bell Boy that I found a couple of years ago and see if I can still pick it up and use the trailer for this Skagit. I was going to pick it up for the other Skagit 20' Offshore I thought I had but the guy wouldn't come up with a title.
    Anyway, the boat needs a solid cleaning. The kicker that sealed the deal was all of the windows are intact and the seals on the upper deck are pretty good for the most part.
    The floor is ok. The cabin floor definitely needs replacing and probably the splashwell. We'll see. There's paint over the gelcoat but I'll see how it cleans up before attempting to strip the paint.

    Sorry, no pics until it's in my driveway. I posted early on the last boat and the deal fell flat. Lesson learned.

    I hope to have it in my driveway next Monday.
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    Kelly
    I owe you one.
    I have an empty trailer that I can lend you for a month. I can bring it over and help you pick it up.

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    Karl I'd say you don't owe me a thing, you helped me out last time! I will take you up on the trailer though! My plan is to go up next Monday, does that fit with your schedule?
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    Awesome, I'll call sometime after 4. I have your number if you want to remove it from the post.
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    Ok, I'm beat! I now have in my possession our new Skagit 20 Express.
    I left my house at 0800 and met Karl and hooked up his trailer. I didn't get up to Big Lake near Sedro-Woolley until 1230! I met the seller at the boat ramp and proceeded to swap the boat around. I wanted to make sure the boat wouldn't take on water before I gave up the cash. It did great.
    Last week when my son and I sealed the deal with the seller I asked him not to "clean" the boat as that's one of my favorite things to do on a fresh "find". He did as asked and I was pumped to see how it was going to turn out. Well Seattle traffic, all traffic for that matter, was hell.
    I didn't get to my in-laws until 5 pm! Didn't matter as I got straight to work. I started with the "30 seconds" product in a pump spray bottle. I love that stuff! I also used a giant scrub brush and high- pressure water hose.
    I'll post a couple of before shots tonight...then after tomorrow.
    By the way, this boat wasn't a giant secret as it was listed on Craigslist for two days when I contacted the seller. The cool piece to all of it is the boat was in Skagit county, seemed fitting.
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    A few more pics...
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    So the seller listed the boat as a '59, which it isn't, and the title list it as a '61...which clearly it isn't. I'm going to ask the DOL if they can fix the paperwork to show it as a '58.
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    A couple of shots taken during the cleansing process:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly View Post
    So the seller listed the boat as a '59, which it isn't, and the title list it as a '61...which clearly it isn't. I'm going to ask the DOL if they can fix the paperwork to show it as a '58.

    I know WSDOL will change the titling information if you have sufficient documentation to prove your claim. And how qualifies as "sufficient" also varies from one office to another. So if you get some documentation and the first office says no, just tell them you'll wait to get more evidence and try another office... It took me three different offices before one of them would correct he title on my old Performer "Havoc" which someone had mixed the manufacturer and model names up... Our Chris-Craft is still confusing as it is titled as a '68 but there is no documentation of this boat ever being available for '68...

    Awesome find! Great to see another one get saved!!
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    Good advice Brian, I'll keep that in mind!
    Thanks!
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