For Sale
1987 Cherokee Sport Fisherman
Completely re-fit in 2004 and to almost-new condition!
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New rub-rail and polish job 2K

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Stern view /no lettering

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New Floor 2K

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2 new motors 6K

Looking for the ultimate Great Lakes fishing boat that sets the standard for the industry?  Want the added safety of twin 350 Crusaders?  Seeking a used, well-designed boat that will never go out of style.....all at a fair price?

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Old  paint removal

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Epoxy bottom paint 2K

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Prior to launch 2003

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Lift launch April 2003

The Hull

Before the 2003 season I had the many seasons of the old bottom paint removed. The 2 step epoxy bottom paint installed by Dick Stayle at the Cherokee factory.  In 2004 I had all the bozo decals and lettering removed.  The boat was buffed to it's original condition.  A new rub-rail was installed and I had new interior cushions made.  I had a Linex type floor professionally installed.  This durable floor will provide many seasons of usage and looks great! The cost for the above mentioned improvements pushed 6 grand.  This is a boat I can be proud to sell.  This boat has been extremely good to me and I want the new owner to be proud of his investment.

The Motors

I re-powered this boat before the 2003 season with re-manufactured motors from Pro Power Marine.  I had a problem with their re-mans.  So, I had the original motors re-built by "Manistee Mike W" who specializes in small block GMs in 2004.  Mike has his own complete machine shop at his house and has been rebuilding these motors since the 1970s.  He's top-notch and well respected for his skills.  The new parts installed were fuel lines, exhaust hoses, starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, cams, pistons, rings, valves, etc.  At the present time these brand new motors have been test run to set the timing and have less then 10 minutes on them! The new motors are being installed this week.

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6K Cherokee Trailer

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7K in Electronics

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Roomy stern

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Is this you?

Please let me speak frankly.  I know of no Cherokee in the size I'm offering to be sold for less then 25K and these were raggedy, beat-on models with blown engines and, or vessels in very poor condition, requiring a ton of work.  I know that $39,900.00 is a fair price for the quality and the like-new condition of my boat.  The base price on a new Cherokee is $108,000.00 that does not include the factory options my vessel has been equipped with.  I figure to replace my boat, trailer and the equipment package the cost would push a 150K......reel-fact!

I also know October is not the prime-time to sell a boat.  That's why I offering a before January 1, 2005 price, after that, the price goes up.  Have your mind made up to pay what I'm listing the boat for.  Haggling is something I don't have time for, so don't waste my time by offering less then what I am asking.  I've spent at least 11K for the 2004 upgrades and the total facelift of this vessel.  I am enormously proud of the way this boat looks.  Seldom, if ever do you see a Cherokee for sale.  This speaks for the demand for this type of boat!

I will be posting more photos as work progresses on my boat.  The boat can be viewed in Kaleva, Michigan.  Dick Stayle's new shop is located across from water tower in Kaleva's Industrial Park.  10% deposit is required for me to take this boat off the market.  I will be more then happy to help you water test this boat and show you how it fishes.  As a matter of fact, parting with this craft is one of the hardest things I've ever done.  However, being in the tackle manufacturing business leaves little time for anything else!

Equipment List

Icom VHF Marine Radio
Lowrance GPS plotter
Raytheon L750
Raytheon SL70 24 mi radar
C-Trek hydraulic auto pilot
King 1350B paper graph
Eagle sonar-loran
Sitex flasher
Big Jon Fishhawk
Ray Jeff fuel sniffer
11'6'' beam
Sleeps 4 (if needed)
Washdown pump
Electric planer board reels
Dock lines
21' Lee Outriggers w/spreaders
Lee wishbone
140 watt marine CD player
Custom speakers
Rocket Launcher w/20 rod holders
Electric flush marine head
16 Big Jon rodholders
2 heaters run off the motors
2 100amp Trollmaster Alternators
Factory rigger wiring package
12 type one PFDs
Seating for 8 persons
Cockpit courtesy lights
First aid kit
2 net holders
8 Bird Rodholders
2 in floor fish-boxes
22 lb. Danforth anchor w/chain
150' of anchor line
Drop curtain w/door
Aft cover
Cherokee Trailer w/spare
Bennett Trim Tabs
2 large C-27 series batteries
150 gallon tank
30 gallon holding tank
Charts covering
the Great Lakes
Life ring w/50 feet on line


From now until January 1st 2005
$39,900.00    OBO

After January 1st, 2005
$44,900.00    OBO

These prices are not negotiable!

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