|Okay. I have been asking alot of questions here and you all have been very helpful which i really appreciate!!!!!!! I have been looking for a 95-97 mastercraft 205. They are hard to find in my area. I live in california right in the middle between Sac. and L.A. I don't mind driving up to 10 hrs one way to find a boat. I found a couple nice boats but they have 500+ hrs on them. Is that to much hours on a boat to buy. I was thinking more for resale cause if they already have 500hrs then i use it for 4-5 yrs and i put 500hrs now the boat has 1000hrs and is going to be hard to sell. Is that right? |
Here are the boats that i am looking at. Please tell me if you think they are good boats. I plan on buying fatsacs.
Open Bows only and trying to stay under 20k!
94-97 Mastercraft 205
94-99 Ski Nautiques, Sport Nautiques (what is the difference)
98-2001 Calabria (this boat looks nice)
97-99 Air Nautique ( This is a little bit high $)
95-00 Malibu's (I am not big on these boat cause how low they sit but would take one if i goat a good deal)
I was hoping to find a boat with 200 or less hrs but am leanent. I was lookin at the Malibu's but there are so many models that i don't know what ones are good for wakeboarding. The Ski Nautiques and the Sport Nautiques look nice and are in the price range. I don't know the difference between the two. What is the difference? The Calabria i found is an 01 with a tower, fatsacs, tandaem trailer for 20k. What do you think about that boat? Looks sweet? What about resale on that boat? The Air Nautique was my favorite. It was a 98 with 572hrs. The hrs scared me away. It was for sale at 21k.
Please all the help would be appreciated. Thanks JOSH
|The 205 from 1996 on has the same hull as the X1/X2/Xstar. It throws ONE of the best wakes out there. Can't comment on the rest.|
Check this out. I thought it was a pretty good deal. Especially since it has Perfect Pass already.
|500hr on a boat thats almost 10 years old is nothing! Thats only 50hr a year. That means the motor just set alot!! Ppl make a big deal about how many hr a boats. Then will go buy a car thats 3 years old with 70/80,000 miles on it. |
My buddies just got a new boat. There old one was a 04' with 700hr. That whats up.
(Message edited by bigpapaf1f on June 23, 2006)
|I have a 98 Malibu Sunsetter VLX and I don't think is sits that low. Plus it has the SV23 hull which is the same as the 04 Wakesetter and the new V-rides (I think). It throws a nice wake when weighted. I got it for around your 20k limit with only 220 hours and a tower. I spent another $1500 or so on Perfect Pass and a automatic ballast system.|
|Bg, I agree. Like I said my 98 had only 220 hours in 05 when I bought it. That is only 30-35 hours a year. I put over 100 on it last year and close to 30 already this year. I do get a little worried about resale value with increasing hours, but what is the point of spending all that money on a boat and insurance if you don't get a lot of use out of it.|
|205 hull... thats wats up |
can add little or lots of sacs and have an awesome wake
|Late 90s sport nautiques, same hull as air nautiques, just add tower and ballast and you have a killer wake with nautique quality.|
|I know that you wanted it within 10 hours...maybe the 'meet halfway' thing would work. I too would prefer an MC, but Malibu makes a quality boat and its close to your price range. |
|malibu LX's and VLX's do not sit low in the water. |