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Old 04-05-2006, 09:32 PM
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Hopefully I got your attention. Ok bros here is my deal I am boatless at this time and I probably can't afford a "real" boat right now. So I am really wanting to get back on the water after several years of being out. I have about 10,000 to spend if the right boat was there maybe a little more. Now before you LOL give me some options. I would like to get a boat that doesn't need too much work and goes at least 50 mph. I'm open to most closed or bowrider style or even jet boat with a trailer. I did find a nice 1992 23 stingray but it was slow at 32 mph gps with a 350 mag. Anyway my finances should be looking real good in a year or less to buy the boat I really want. But for now this is all I can afford. So should I stop dreaming and wait till I have some real cash to spend or could I possibly get on the water to have a little fun till then? Any help is great hell if you even want to throw in a smart azz comment or too I'll be here all week
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I'm basically in the same "boat" as you and I am waiting.. my new job starts soon and we have a baby on the way, so the wife is using all the current funds. If I were you I would pay for someone else's gas until i bought the real boat.... I think you will just be dumping money into something that isn't what you want.

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10 grand will get you cat insurance for 1 year
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I would like to get a boat that doesn't need too much work and goes at least 50 mph. I'm open to most closed or bowrider style or even jet boat with a trailer.
$10k is tough but if you don't need something big you can find a fun, good performing boat for a little over $10k.
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Old 04-05-2006, 09:52 PM
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10 grand will get you cat insurance for 1 year
If I buy the insurance I get to take the ol cat out when I want as long as I fill the tank right?
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10gs is a good amount to drop into a mutual fund.

I am new to boats, but the biggest lesson I have learned from fast cars and bikes is it is no fun to play if you don't have the $$ to do the things you want.

I'd rather zoom in a $30k corvette that I could afford to run, maintain and not worry too much about destroying than a $100k ferrari that I would have to baby b/c I was too scared of what it would cost if something did need done.

Just my $0.02 ..

On the other hand you only live once and you can't take $$ with you when you leave. Tomorrow is not guaranteed so have fun whille you can.
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Maybe an older....
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You ought to be able to find something to enjoy.
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I have a 1997 18 ft. Yamaha Exciter Jet boat with twins. 220 hp, and will run about 55 mph. I want to sell it to get a float boat for the non poker run weekends. Let me know if you have any interest. I would sell it for 7500.00 with a trailer. Condition is excellent with covers included also. Good Luck
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