Need advice on used Tripper 172
Posted by: old_user on Feb-05-13 7:09 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
I just came back from looking at a used Old Town Tripper 172. It's in good condition but 18 years old. More details:
- Barely any scratches except for front where there is one fairly deep one (about two inches long) but it appears to be only on the outer hull.
- The thwarts are slightly darker on the ends but seem to be holding up quite well.
There are some pictures here:
The owner would be willing to sell it for $ 700. Is that a steep price for an 18 year old canoe in good condition?
Thanks for helping!
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looks pretty shinny .......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Feb-05-13 7:40 PM (EST)
Posted by: booztalkin on Feb-05-13 7:42 PM (EST)
Market price is defined as the price a willing buyer will pay a willing seller. How bad do you want the canoe?
like waxing an auto Chip ...|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Feb-05-13 7:58 PM (EST)
...... people do that kinda thing to make something worth it , look good ... it does look good , doesn't it ??
Posted by: old_user on Feb-05-13 9:35 PM (EST)
Very helpful. I'll sleep on it and make a decision in the morning. Btw: didn't look that shiny when I saw it :-)
Old Town Tripper|
Posted by: pblanc on Feb-06-13 7:42 AM (EST)
will keep on looking|
Posted by: old_user on Feb-06-13 10:32 AM (EST)
Thank you pblanc! That was sort of my feeling this morning too. So I'll just keep on looking.
Make an offer...|
Posted by: gyork on Feb-06-13 11:02 AM (EST)
that you are comfy with (e.g. $500) and be sure to leave contact info and obtain her E address by asking a few E-questions about the boat. She may want to let it go if there are no responses. If you are willing to watch the ad for a few weeks, send another E.
I sold our Tripper for $350, but it was |
Posted by: ezwater on Feb-07-13 3:04 PM (EST)
older in years and more banged up. (cracked gunwale, stems repaired with glass skid plates, many shallow dents) I think I should have insisted on $450.
Posted by: rpg51 on Feb-07-13 5:06 PM (EST)
Wiat was worth it|
Posted by: old_user on Feb-09-13 1:26 PM (EST)
I found another tripper. Not even seven years old, kept in heated garage, sparsely used and only with minor scratches. Very very good condition. Almost the same price: $ 750. That's the one!
Cool! Enjoy it and congrats. NM|
Posted by: daggermat on Feb-09-13 5:06 PM (EST)
OT Tripper 172 , good for you ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Feb-09-13 9:27 PM (EST)
...... just because the Tripper can handle class III+ water doesn't mean you should do it without airbags :-) ... just sayin :-)
Me Tripper be 35 years old now...|
Posted by: FatElmo on Feb-09-13 9:45 PM (EST)
Bought it back in '78 fer $525 brandy-new. It's made wit de "good" (pre-'90) Uniroyal Royalex. Still drivin' it on occasion. One o' de all time great canoos.
Bought my old one in 1980. |
Posted by: rpg51 on Feb-10-13 10:08 AM (EST)
Actually its a Ranger model - a tripper with wood trim. Classic turquoise interior. Has a few scars, a bit of rot here and there. Lots of replaced parts. Still floats pretty good.