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Old 14-02-2008, 04:21 AM   #1
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Going to the dark side

No, not a sailboat but a Scarab has caught my eye. It's not a real Scarab but a Wellcraft 23 SCS Scarab, a model I hadn't seen before. Apparently, they were a limited edition model built after the movie 'Face Off'. This one is a 1997 with a supposedly low hour 502 MPI. Also spent all of its life in fresh water.

Upside:

Like new condition
I really like the cockpit

Downside:

Only 20 degree vee
Relatively slow for its power - 75 mph according to Wellcraft but it seems 70 mph is the reality.

Some pics follow. Opinions would be welcomed.
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Old 14-02-2008, 06:58 AM   #2
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Looks nice Ben, not too keen on the tent on top though.
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Old 14-02-2008, 07:45 AM   #3
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Old 14-02-2008, 10:35 AM   #4
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Coo...that looks well kept for a 10year old boat.
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Old 14-02-2008, 12:35 PM   #5
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That looks well cared for Ben,what sort of sea conditions do you get around you,& do you really want to be out in them if it gets nasty ?
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Old 14-02-2008, 02:19 PM   #6
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That looks well cared for Ben,what sort of sea conditions do you get around you,& do you really want to be out in them if it gets nasty ?

In the late afternoon our river can rough up to a good 6-9" chop!

Chesapeake Bay can get pretty nasty though. Then again, we don't go out there all that often.
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:22 AM   #7
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Didn't end up with the Scarab. Bought this 1980 Excalibur 24 instead.

First couple of pics were taken a few years back when the boat was in Texas. Last 3 were taken today at work.
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Thumbs up Nice boat!

Very nice boat Ben, looks like a good rough sea boat as well The Wellacraft would have loosen all its nuts, bolts and so on after one rough ride so good you did not buy that one
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:29 AM   #9
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Didn't end up with the Scarab. Bought this 1980 Excalibur 24 instead.

First couple of pics were taken a few years back when the boat was in Texas. Last 3 were taken today at work.
Don't forget to put the HT lead back on in pic 5!
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:09 PM   #10
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Don't forget to put the HT lead back on in pic 5!
Won't matter the way it's running at the moment.
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Old 29-03-2008, 05:07 PM   #11
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I think you made the right choice there...that boat will be much better should you head out into open water. I like the classic lines, too.
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Old 30-03-2008, 10:27 AM   #12
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Looks like a great set of K plane tabs on the back too, but blue, so I'm not as sure.
Welcraft very 'blingy', the one you bought more hardcore and solid
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:38 AM   #13
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Partially re-built engine went back into the Excalibur today.

It lives!

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