NEED SMOKING NEW BOAT TO PURCHASE
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:02 PM
IM KIND OF NEW TO THIS BOATING, BUT MY HUSBAND HAS TAKEN AN EXTREME INTEREST TO IT, AND SO HAVE I(YOU KNOW WHATEVER MAKES HIM HAPPY CERTAINLY MAKES ME HAPPY), SO I HAVE DECIDED WITH THE MONEY I HAVE BEEN SAVING UP TO PURCHASE HIM A NEW BOAT, ONE OF THE BEST OUT THERE, BUT I NEED SOME SUGGESTIONS. NOTHING OVER 5,000--WHAT CAN I GET WITH THAT PRICE, WITH ALL THE BASICS, AND KEY FEATURES THAT ARE NEEDED????? I NEED HELP
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:21 PM
You also need more money!
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:09 AM
a brand new boat is going to run you about $30-40K go with something slightly used but you are still looking at $12-25K depending on brand and condition
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:05 AM
It depends on the size and style and then you need to decide new or used .With the amount you posted in your post you will need to buy used and it want be anything to big inless you up the money you want to invest.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:57 AM
You also need someone that knows boats to go with you when you are looking. Craigslists has boats that are "inexpensive", but that does not mean they are ready to run. Your price range is going to make it difficult to get a ready to run boat, not impossible, but difficult.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:53 PM
DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. YOU CAN FIND A SMALL USED BOAT FOR 5k. GET OUT TO SOME DEALERS AND LOOK AROUND. ALSO, CHECK CRAIGS LIST. HAVE A MECHANIC CHECK IT OUT BEFORE YOU PURCHASE. SOUNDS LIKE YOUR HUSBAND IS A LUCKY FELLOW.
Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:16 PM
Posted 09 August 2012 - 09:59 PM
Look for an older boat that's in decent shape, with a slightly less older motor that's been taken care of. They're out there (I know, I have one).
I have a 1992 17-foot Scout, with a 2001 90hp Yamaha. Not selling right now, but it's in decent shape (motor is great), and I'd sell it for around $5K. It's nice looking, and even has a t-top and new leaning post with backrest.
Point is, they're out there -- just keep looking on craigslist and boattrader. Be patient, and be ready to pounce.
Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:58 PM
A "smoking boat" is not always necessarily a good thing
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:06 AM
Sometimes an older boat is the better option, especially if your husband is just getting into boating. Learning how to handle a boat, 'rules of the road' and even getting the thing back onto the trailer after you've been out - older boats are great for this, it won't matter too much if you ding it a little.
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