I guess I better show the boat too. It's a 1988 Addictor Bambino 333. I don't know if anyone watches the show "Auction Hunters". That is where I first learned of these mini boats. They were made from the mid 80's to mid 90's. This is rarest model of all the Addictor's. Usually a model like mine sells for $3500-$5000 depending on condition. I was extremely shocked to find mine listed for $1750 on Craiglist. First of all, hardly any of these ever made their way to the Midwest. Secondly, the price...$1750 is WAYYYYY under what this boat should be selling for. I figured there was something wrong with it. So I had to make a visit. After arriving to the sellers house I found a great condition Bambino 333 w/ trailer and motor. Only thing that showed any sign of wear was the condition of the paint (which was expected) and the relay unit that powers the actuator for the tilt/trim option that was added to this boat (a $1200 upgrade). After helping the guy diagnose the problem for 2 hours, we found figured out the actuator was fine, but it was an electrical problem. Over the years moisture had gotten into the relay and it had corroded the contacts. He was very appreciative of my help, and being an older gentleman he was just looking to get rid of his boat that he never used anymore. He loved the fact that I had plans to recondition the boat, and even more than I would be bringing the boat back to the lake he lived on to drive it. He was really excited to sell it to me. I offered $1100 and he gladly accepted! What an insane deal!
Here she is now.
And this is a photoshop rendering of the plans I have for it. Should be complete by next summer...hopefully!
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