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Old 06-01-2006, 11:38 PM
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If I had to do it again I would not a boat!


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preowned like my 36skater 525 123 mph and as good as new
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:56 AM
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A good way to buy new is to buy a 1-2 year old left over. They are around but you have to search. You can usually find a Formula or Donzi left over.

This is exactly what I did! Buy from a dealer with snow on the lot and the price will definitely improve.

IMO- BUY USED YOU'VE BEEN USED!
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:57 AM
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Pre-owned. I like them rare and exotic!

Boats and women!

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Old 06-02-2006, 09:00 AM
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This is exactly what I did! Buy from a dealer with snow on the lot and the price will definitely improve.

IMO- BUY USED YOU'VE BEEN USED!

haha snow on the lot

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Old 06-03-2006, 08:57 AM
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I have bought my last 4 fountains new 35, 42, 29 sport fish, and a 29. Couldnt make sense of the money I was blowing everytime I got a different boat. Just picked up my first used boat, a 2000 30' mystique with twin 500efi's and a myco trailer with 97 hours on it for a TON cheaper than a new one. Beautiful boat that ran well and a beautiful boat that looks great behind my truck.

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I bough my current boat new,never again. I ended up modifying it anyways because it was so slow and as far as warranty,mercs warranty was weak and useless,Smitty
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Pre-owned. I bought a new boat in 1998....NEVER will I pay for a new boat when you can save $10's of thousands on a clean, low hour pre-owned boat.
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:08 AM
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This is exactly what I did! Buy from a dealer with snow on the lot and the price will definitely improve.

IMO- BUY USED YOU'VE BEEN USED!
The amount of depreciation on boats FAR outweigh the cost of repairs to a used one.. Some new rigs are selling at a 25-50 % loss in only a couple years
Most dealer tech's are underpaid and overworked , not who I want wrenching on my rig ..so much for the value of a warranty..
Look at the prices and goodies already installed on some of the used rigs on OSO..
USED unless you have money to throw away !
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I will tell you, buying pre-owned is the only way to go. But, if you have a passion for these boats, you should definetely experience custom building a new one for yourself at least once..It sure is alot of fun, and very cool to have a brand new boat built to your exact specifications.
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