Welcome to the sale of my Dateline Bikini Ski boat. I purchased the boat 3 years ago which was a barn find requiring total restoration , it had not been used for many years but i decided to fully restore it as it was totally original from factory including the trailer . It has not been messed with and looking at the hull had very limited scratches and still the gell coat had a lovely shine to it . It starts and runs superb everything which needed replacing has been done, its also a very quick boat which pulls 46mph in flat conditions on full trim on GPS . I have had a 4 day holiday to Loch Awe last weekend and never put a spanner on the engine it ran superb , covering a good 80/90 miles over the 4 days . Also very good on fuel compared to outboards . Please read full description below on what has been done to the boat.Boat Hull The hull is in superb condition is totally original never been painted . I have machined polished it twice and has a fantastic shine . I loved the classic 80s brown/white colour and i have had the boat totally re upholstered in Brown vinyl with strips stitched in to the material the interior was finished last month ,a matching carpet has also been put in . The dash gauges are all original which include , rev counter,oil gauge,battery gauge,temperature gauge,fuel gauge,and speedo all in good working condition . The trim gauge works sometimes not too bothered about it . The back lights on the gauges work also . A new steering wheel and cable was fitted also. The boat has a ski eye on the rear . Also the boat has the original taylor made full waterproof cover for storing outside.EngineThe engine was taken out as the sump was badly corroded , a 2nd hand sump was fitted . whilst off the crank and main bearings were checked and found to be really good with no ware. The oil pressure is very good running 50/60lbs . The cylinder head was removed , valves reground and valve stem seals fitted the head was lightly skimmed, The cylinder bores were found to be very good with no ware or marks . a complete head gasket set was used to rebuild the top end . The carb was fully rebuilt . The manifold and riser are very good as it looks like its not been in salt water. The engine starts well ,runs and pulls strong and does not overheat. it has had a full service along with new fan belt and coil.The engine bay has a bilge blower and bilge pump fitted.Outdrive The outdrive has had the following done , new gimble bearing ,bellows, gear shift cable, the gears would not select so a total strip down was carried out and a new selector fork fitted , The drive also has had all water seals replaced and new water pump. The prop is 21p quicksilver stainless steel pulls great with no vibration also forward and revers gears select correctly. The trim and tilt pump and rams are perfect .Trailer The trailer is the factory supplied Snipe galvanised trailer with working brakes , the bearings are new and have been fully packed with grease. the bearing caps are fully engineered not to let water in at all and have a grease and air release nipple fitted. I towed the trailer 700 miles with no problems. The wheels are 13inches . it tows lovely and will tow anywhere it is in great condition.It has taken me 3 years to get the boat to this condition , it is a turn key ready to go even has fuel in the tank . I have had no time to use it , as i have a classic car and campervan which takes up my time . A good friend of mine is one of the best mobile marine mechanics in the UK and has helped on some of the work ,this can be verified. I want it to go to someone who will look after it please . please contact me on 07950456725 with any questionsplease only bid if you have asked your wife/girlfriend!. Have the funds to pay for it, and have a towbar to collect it .cash on collection / bank transfer NO PAYPAL (fees too high)bids with less than 5 feedback call me first please . and please no timewasters.please contact me within 3 hours of action ending please . I do have for sale elsewhere so have to right to end listing if sold elsewhere.Happy Bidding!
Current Price: £1600.00
This Dateline Bikini 3.0 Mercruiser 140hp Inboard Speedboat boat is located in Leeds, LS13 1BL and is being sold on eBay by delta1600.