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jbraun2828 07-23-2013 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by merkfalc (Post 3963888)
I'm not really looking into getting a new boat, only hoping to finance up to about 15k. I have a tuned and deleted f350 6.4, so size isn't really a problem. We don't have a whole lot of go fast boats, mostly bajas, scarabs, and a few formulas and powerquests.

I saw this http://killeen.craigslist.org/boa/3952246212.html and that is what got me looking. I did have another question, if I waited until the offseason would I get a much better deal with more choices?

Lol, the add says it goes 100 mph.

RaggedEdge 07-23-2013 08:17 PM

From a man on boat number 17, or so, start out with one that you can afford, that you can afford to take out each and every time you want and just have a f'n blast with. Owning a perf boat is all about the fun factor, If it just sits in the driveway, not a whole lot of fun. I have seen friends over the years get into some real cool chit that they could not afford to run, where is the sense in that?

Start out with a clean, well cared for single engine boat. Easy to maintain, somewhat easy on the wallet at fuel up time. Many out there these days will run you well into the 60's and even the 70's in some cases. Remember that the most important thing is the Fun Factor. Without that all is lost. I have always viewed my boating in light of "Am I having that much fun?"

Example here is this past weekend I was running with a close friend in some real mixed up slop, he runs 70ish wot, I'm 90 most days, just ran side by side with him all afternoon. We had more "fun" than I have had all season so far.

merkfalc 07-23-2013 08:31 PM

Yeah, I'm not really sure where he came up with 100.

I've been thinking of getting something a little older where i can just pay cash not worry about any payments. I really like the older style boats more so than the new ones, but I don't want to have to worry about the maintenance on something older. Really like the old formulas and chris craft speed boats of the 70's. I'll keep searching, maybe something will come available.

underpsi68 07-23-2013 08:32 PM

Last season I went from an 8' Achilles inflatable with 6hp on it (yep lol), to my first boat, a 28 Velocity with single 496ho and couldn't be happier. Goes 70mph, we tube off it, water ski, do an over night and it trailers easy. Engine isn't too bad on fuel taking everything into account.

Just take your time and find a clean, well maintained package. They are out there if you are patient. I drove 2400 miles to find a clean fresh water boat. I would do it again in a heart beat!

Good Luck

bert4332 07-23-2013 09:30 PM

You're not going to find a 288 Sunny in your price range, Power Quest makes a great ALL AROUND boat, it does not do one particular thing great, but does everything really well. Handles the rough very well and are built solid. You can't go wrong with one as an entry level boat, go the PQ forum, lots of info and everyone there is willing to answer any questions you may have. Good Luck

rfgonzo 07-23-2013 09:41 PM


Originally Posted by merkfalc (Post 3963888)
I'm not really looking into getting a new boat, only hoping to finance up to about 15k. I have a tuned and deleted f350 6.4, so size isn't really a problem. We don't have a whole lot of go fast boats, mostly bajas, scarabs, and a few formulas and powerquests.

I saw this http://killeen.craigslist.org/boa/3952246212.html and that is what got me looking. I did have another question, if I waited until the offseason would I get a much better deal with more choices?

I would give this guy $23k myself free and clear and he can keep the boat if it did 100. LMFAO, Do you guys think a step hull would be a good first boat for merkfalc? just sayin

Velocity Vector 07-23-2013 10:12 PM

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I think this 46" Skater would make a fine first boat.

commandersander 07-23-2013 10:22 PM

Mid season? WTF is that?

Get an older formula SR-1..... !!!!!

SRTOutlaw 07-24-2013 01:09 AM

http://www.kunkelsmarine.com/

Kunkels convincor 300

Randy Nielsen 07-24-2013 02:19 AM

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