Am I too desperate!!

Am I too desperate!!

Post by Erik » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00


I am about to buy a Ski Nautique -91 with 1700 hours for 14000 $.

Am I too desperate!?!?
It's the only boat I can find  where I live and I need to wakeboard NOW.

Anybody out there with nautiques or other boats running fine with more than 1700
hours?

Keep Shreddin'

 Erik

 
 
 

Am I too desperate!!

Post by Little7 » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00

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>From: Erik
>am about to buy a Ski Nautique -91 with 1700 hours for 14000 $.

Have you looked at it?
Have you driven it?
Have you skied behind it?
How many owners?
Is there any maintenance records?
There's always another good deal.  You don't nead to wakeboard NOW that bad.
My dad used to say, "If you think your going to do something stupid, sit there
until the thought goes away."  It's your choice/gut feeling, so be wise.  That
brings up another thought... Wisdom seldom comes with age and it never comes
with youth.  Be cautious.  Nautiques are good boats but there are other good
boats too, so you be the judge.

Jim

 
 
 

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Post by Ray Pulle » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>I am about to buy a Ski Nautique -91 with 1700 hours for 14000 $.

>Am I too desperate!?!?
>It's the only boat I can find  where I live and I need to wakeboard NOW.

>Anybody out there with nautiques or other boats running fine with more than 1700
>hours?

Where are you located?

1700 hours? Yikes! This is nearing the end of the normal service life of the
engine (2000 hours or so?), or at least in the range where it will soon need a
freshening or rebuild. Let's see that's 242 hours per year. Do you know what the
boat was used for? (tournaments? salt exposure? etc...). The price sounds very
steep to me, given the hours.

At the very least pay a competent mechanic to check it over very carefully and
do not pay the asking price (in my humble opinion).

Ray

 
 
 

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Post by Big Dav1 » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Sounds kinda steep to me. Check with a bank or NADA guide for a value. You can
always go to another city to buy a boat. you can almost buy a new centurion or
tige for that much. 1700 hours is a lot , check all maintenance. This a like
buying a 50000 mile Ford.

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Ru » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>I am about to buy a Ski Nautique -91 with 1700 hours for 14000 $.

>Am I too desperate!?!?
>It's the only boat I can find  where I live and I need to wakeboard NOW.

>Anybody out there with nautiques or other boats running fine with more than 1700
>hours?

Try
http://www.mooseweb.com/mooseweb/cgi-bin/ldisplay.cgi?boats
as an example. Like there's a 1990 ProStar with 550 hrs for
~$12000 USD etc.

1700 hrs could or could not be a lot of hours - depends on
the care.

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by SkiinDe » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00

FYI, I'm selling my 88 MC prostar 190 with 620 hours, mint condition, galv.
trailer,  for 10,500. Dean

 
 
 

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Post by news.erols.co » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I bought my 91 Nautique with 124 hours for 16k.  I'd bite the bullet and
keep looking.

Good Luck

Quote:

>I am about to buy a Ski Nautique -91 with 1700 hours for 14000 $.

>Am I too desperate!?!?
>It's the only boat I can find  where I live and I need to wakeboard NOW.

>Anybody out there with nautiques or other boats running fine with more than
1700
>hours?

>Keep Shreddin'

> Erik

 
 
 

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Post by Nancy Reynold » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I just celebrated my 1000 hr on my '90 Ski Nautique on Saturday. I paid $14.5K US
for it 4 yrs ago, and it had 300 hrs. on it then. I have put 700 hrs on it in 4 yrs,
mostly all in salt h20 in Mission Bay , San Diego. The only time it has failed was
when it ran out of gas and I had to swim it to shore. One thing in my favor is that
I use it 12 months a yr. and doesn't sit for long periods of time. I just replaced
my manifolds and risers, and am looking forward to seeing another 1000 hrs on it.

Quote:

> I am about to buy a Ski Nautique -91 with 1700 hours for 14000 $.

> Am I too desperate!?!?
> It's the only boat I can find  where I live and I need to wakeboard NOW.

> Anybody out there with nautiques or other boats running fine with more than 1700
> hours?

> Keep Shreddin'

>  Erik

 
 
 

Am I too desperate!!

Post by david_l_barcom » Sat, 27 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


> >I am about to buy a Ski Nautique -91 with 1700 hours for 14000 $.

> >Am I too desperate!?!?

In my opinion. Yes!

Quote:
> >It's the only boat I can find  where I live and I need to wakeboard NOW.

> >Anybody out there with nautiques or other boats running fine with more than 1700
> >hours?

> Try
> http://www.mooseweb.com/mooseweb/cgi-bin/ldisplay.cgi?boats
> as an example. Like there's a 1990 ProStar with 550 hrs for
> ~$12000 USD etc.

   Over 2 1/2 years ago I bought my 1992 MasterCraft ProStar 190 with
200 hours
for $14,500 after talking the seller down from his $17,000 price.
It was November in New England and that helped with getting the
price down.

   I notice on the web site listed above a 1992 MasterCraft ProStar 190
with the same engine as my boat with an asking price of $18,900 or OBO.

   I saw a 1995 MasterCraft ProStar 190 for sale in MA for $19,000.

    Good Luck with the boat you buy. They are fun!

    Dave Barcomb

 
 
 

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Post by RADENICO » Sat, 27 Jun 1998 04:00:00

That is expensive for a boat with 1700 hrs.  I saw a 21 ft. Scarab (i am not
sure of the model, for 7000!!!

 
 
 

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Post by John Anders » Sat, 27 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>I am about to buy a Ski Nautique -91 with 1700 hours for 14000 $.

>Am I too desperate!?!?
>It's the only boat I can find  where I live and I need to wakeboard NOW.

Way too desperate.  Look for a boat with lower hours for that price.
Plus the newer Nautique isn't even a great wakeboarding boat.

John Anderson
www.magicnet.net/~johna

 
 
 

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Post by david_l_barcom » Sat, 27 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


> >I am about to buy a Ski Nautique -91 with 1700 hours for 14000 $.

> >Am I too desperate!?!?
> >It's the only boat I can find  where I live and I need to wakeboard NOW.

> Way too desperate.  Look for a boat with lower hours for that price.
> Plus the newer Nautique isn't even a great wakeboarding boat.

    I was thinking about mentioning that. However, the newer boats
with the better wakes for slalom have no wood. If he goes for a
CC 2001 he has to worry about wood stringers.

    Dave Barcomb

Quote:

> John Anderson
> www.magicnet.net/~johna

 
 
 

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Post by MWNEEDH » Sat, 27 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Just as a reminder, Correct Craft did not go to fiberglass stringers until
1993.  

 
 
 

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Post by Reg Burgess » Wed, 01 Jul 1998 04:00:00

My '90 Nautique has about that much on the (Ford 351) engine, no problems.
Right now I'm doing some glass work as a result of beaching it (very lightly)
too much and letting it rock there from passing rollers - that can really
grind the gel coat and glass away just in front of the fins.  Hmmmm, would I
accept $16K for it once this work is done ?  maybe, just maybe.  Perhaps I'll
post it for $17,239.43 and see what offers I get (-:

R

Quote:


> >I am about to buy a Ski Nautique -91 with 1700 hours for 14000 $.

> >Am I too desperate!?!?
> >It's the only boat I can find  where I live and I need to wakeboard NOW.

> Way too desperate.  Look for a boat with lower hours for that price.
> Plus the newer Nautique isn't even a great wakeboarding boat.

> John Anderson
> www.magicnet.net/~johna