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Old 02-17-2010, 10:38 PM
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Well I'll be honest I'm 24 living at home still, no steady GF, no kids. Own a succesful lawn & landscape/snow removal/fert app business, Got to get the toys while I still can.
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Awwww, GL, you still got a little soft spot huuuuh???
Have you seen a picture of me? There are plenty of soft spots!


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HAHAHA! You can still squeeze into the canopy of that MTI, you're doing ok
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Thanks everyone for the help and input. When I bought my baja 1.5 yr. ago the bank would not give a loan out on it. Think they said it had to be a 02 or 03 or newer. I managed to pay cash. However, a lot of ppl I know buying these boats take a line of credit on their house. This is what I will be doing with a rental house of ours.

Here are a few I have found, but I'm sure more will be popping up as the season gets closer.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/cph/boa/1590884060.html

http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...zi-ZX-96424275

http://www.powerboatlistings.com/view/5758

http://www.offshoreonly.com/classifi...o32842-en.html
Hey if you are interested in the Hustler, I live in Indianapolis. Don't know where you live.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:14 AM
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:09 PM
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I rafted up with that Hustler this past summer. I did'nt look at it very good, but it did run good. I live in Indy also. The owner is a friend of a friend of mine.

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Old 02-18-2010, 12:20 PM
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Well I'll be honest I'm 24 living at home still, no steady GF, no kids. Own a succesful lawn & landscape/snow removal/fert app business, Got to get the toys while I still can.
Well then I am sure you have heard this before then. "Take that $100k and invest it in this rock bottom real estate market."
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I'm not sure why the bad rap with Baja? Other than there are tons of them out there & they are a "production" boat & often times are bought by guys just getting into performance boating.
I don't know... IMO some of it is deserved. I don't think they build a bad product by any means, but I do think they go cheap on some items that they shouldn't, and don't spend enough money/time on R&D.

Reading the owners forum brought to light that for a few years they built boats with an improper X-dim, and later corrected it. I was shocked to hear how little R&D went into the actual design and final product. It seemed more of a guessing "get it close" kind of game, and they would seem to just run with anything to get product out of the door.

What really bothers me is it shouldn't cost all that much to R&D an X-dim. Build 4-5 boats with diff X-dims, see what works, and sell them all as demos, and know how to go forward from there.

Also, they're one of few manufacturers that do not automatically put K-planes on boats that are bigger than 30'. I realize that this is an "option" and up to the customer, but IMO it hurts the brand to put crappy parts on what is supposed to be a performance boat. The difference in parts is a matter of a couple of thousand dollars on a $100K boat, but they're willing to cheapen the product at the buyers request. As you mentioned, many baja owners are first time boaters. IMO it shouldn't even be an option to go cheap on things when 1) it's not really saving the Co. much money (in fact you could argue that it is costing them money through bad reputation), and 2) it makes you look bad.


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they produced a good product that is a fair price for us.
This I can't argue with. I love their product for the price.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:01 PM
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Well then I am sure you have heard this before then. "Take that $100k and invest it in this rock bottom real estate market."
For sho, for sho!
Although it is hard for those with an affinity for depreciateable assets to do sometimes.
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