Hauler. Opinions on value

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  1. xbskt

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    At some point soon, I will need to make a decision on what to do with the Hauler on the Merlin. It is rugged and well built and I have no reason to think it would not work fine. If I remove it from the boat, I would remove the pump that ran off a shaft in front of the motor, the Hydro tank and all the valves along with the hauler.
    I have had some interest so I may sell it as a package but might store it depending on value.
    Can I get opinions on value?
    Thanks.
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    Any chance you want to keep it. When using my dad's boats I have used it to lift the anchor.
     
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    Keeping it is an option but I don't know if I would use it very often. It's value in a sale has an impact on my likelyhood to keep it. If it was to be used to haul BFT over the rail that would be another story but I've got a nice big door in the transom unlike the Crowley and it's gin pole.
    Keeping it on the side of the boat would go a long way toward keeping the original look of the boat but in reality I don't think it would be too practical.
    I won't rule it out though.
    Depends a lot on the potential sale price.
     
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    Got picture of everything. I can kick some rock's over and find a value.
     
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    I bought a used drive shaft ,pump 24 gal. and clutch and tank with little time for 1000.00 but you still have rest of hauler that has value too.
     
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    What you see is what I've got. Thanks.
     
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    if it were me i'd get rid of the box the hauler is mounted in and use the standard stainless backing plate mount to incorporate it into a nice outside steering station. Make up one of those nice sliding pipe roof mounted davits or a nice A frame davit that folds up nicely against the house when not needed.
     
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    I am considering that. I just don't know with a door in the transom I will need a hauler to lift anything out of the water. Anchoring is a rarity for us.
    Also running a pump off the motor is a whole nuther maintenance program to deal with for a system mostly unused. Cool to have but not really a necessity for us.
    I won't rule it out though depending on its value.
     
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    Could you run a rope from the snatch block to the tuna door? Use the hauler to pull a tuna through the door.
     
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    I could but I probably wouldn't. A tailrope and a door added to a couple friends and a bump in reverse is a simpler way to go.
    We'll see what she is worth then decide.
     
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    I’m going to say $1500 for everything.
     
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    Thanks for that.
    I've been thinking about it and still not sure if it is something I WANT to have on the Merlin.
    I already own the pieces but also am not sure I want the added maintenance on a system I would rarely use.
    I know this kind of thing is subjective. A lot depends on how much the buyer needs the used parts.
    Anyone on DEBF have an opinion on the systems cost new?
     
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    3 to 5 k new.
     
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    My thinking on decisions like this is: 1) I have the hauler, it's complete and ready to install, it's paid for and will not likely lose value sitting in storage. 2) I have a new boat that should be ready soon. Will I want to use this hauler or parts of it on my new boat? I don't know yet. I would hold on to it and decide later.
     
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    It sounds to me like you have enough experience to know if you will ever need a hauler. Personally, I never sell anything. I'm a collector [hoarder]. Every time I've ever gotten rid of a piece of equipment it seems like I end up replacing it a year or two later for more than I sold it for.
     
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    Yeah there is that too. What if...
    That thinking has me with way too many motorcycles, 4 boats, a Unimog, 4 Gravelys and all sorts of untold (as George Carlin would call it) "STUFF".
    I always seem to find room for what if "stuff".
    Someone has a generator for sale in the classified. I don't need it now but do I want to store it until I do. What if a better deal does not come along.
    Oh bother....
     
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    An F-ing Unimog!
     
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    Yeah.
    I've driven a lot of stuff but this is my favorite. Lots of storage in back....?
     

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    I want it...can't afford it, but want it.
     
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