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Old 01-27-2020, 06:22 PM
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Hello all,
I just joined offshoreonly and am a new boater. I grew up boating with my dad on a 23ft Hurricane deck boat, then a 25ft pontoon with a Merc 200. I looked long & hard for the right deal on my first boat - 15 years! (Not kidding). The time was right and I found a 1997 Formula 252ss with 7.4 liter MPI LX motor. It has 375 hours & I paid $16,500 for it. Any opinions on if I got a good deal, I would appreciate it. Also, is this boat too much for a first boat?

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Old 01-27-2020, 06:55 PM
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:37 PM
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Congrats! Anytime on the water is the best. Enjoy every moment!
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:54 PM
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I can't comment on whether you got a good deal but I'll guarantee you get 16,000 dollars worth of enjoyment. At that price I'm not sure how you could go wrong. Go enjoy your boat!!!
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:47 PM
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Welcome
That should be a great 1st performance boat. Stable, smart, & tame. Where will you use it ? Congrats
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Congratulations welcome to the formula family
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:26 PM
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Lake pal,
Thanks for your reply. Makes me feel even better about my choice. My fiance has three young nieces, and I think the u shaped seating will work out great for taking them out. I'll be using it on Lake Springfield IL, to begin with, then a few trips to Lake of the Ozarks as I get more experience.
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Thanks smoke eater. I hear you can't go wrong with Formula, even the old ones.
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Thanks smoke eater. I hear you can't go wrong with Formula, even the old ones.
Iím redoing a 89 272 Sr1. Something about these old birds I just love em. Youíll have years of fun to come. Couple of bumps in the road during those years but donít be discouraged!!!
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Also,
My boat has the dual prop bravo 3 outdrive. They say it makes it easier to dock & maneuver at low speeds. I hope this is the case! Lol.
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