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rexlex01 06-14-2013 5:52 AM

Looking for first wakeboard boat under $15
 
Must be a very reliable motor. Perhaps a black scorpion or gt-40? No skiing.

williamburell 06-14-2013 6:06 AM

I'd look at a MC 205

http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=53120

rexlex01 06-14-2013 6:11 AM

No indmars

boardman74 06-14-2013 6:41 AM

So you need to be under 15K, boat has to have a GT-40 PCM or Black Scorpion Merc. Your pretty limited at that point. I'd say your best bet is looking for a open bow version of what you have now. Your pretty much limiting yourself to Nautique. The black scorpion was an option in just about any boat that used mecruiser and their aren't very many out there.

williamburell 06-14-2013 6:43 AM

Any particular reason for that? I've had an indmar and a merc and more small crap has gone wrong on the merc. My indmar was easier to change impellers on the fly etc. The merc's eat iac's, plugs, caps are crap, etc.

Not trying to change your mind just curious as to why.

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So you need to be under 15K, boat has to have a GT-40 PCM or Black Scorpion Merc. Your pretty limited at that point. I'd say your best bet is looking for a open bow version of what you have now. Your pretty much limiting yourself to Nautique. The black scorpion was an option in just about any boat that used mecruiser and their aren't very many out there.
Yea kind of my thoughts. Pretty much saying.......I want a nautique

skiboarder 06-14-2013 7:11 AM

97 sport Natique or 98 Wakesetter would be darn close to $15K. Both have awesome wakes and have those engines.

maxx_wake 06-14-2013 7:28 AM

Supra SunSport may be a good option. I sold my 97 at the end of last year for 13k. It had a GT40 with all of the critical upgrades like ballast system and perfectpass. For a direct drive they have tons of room for ballast and people and put out a pretty good wake.

boardman74 06-14-2013 7:42 AM

When did Malibu go to Indmar? I know they did use mercruiser at a point but I believe a 98 would have an indmar. Only ones I saw was a few years back when we were looking at older boats. I remember seeing a few early to mid 90's echelons with mercs. But they were all the mags and MPI's. Never saw one with a Black Scorpion.

I'm with William. I have owned 2 merc inboards and while one was OK, the other was he!!. Went thru 3 water pumps a season and ran when it wanted to. I wouldn't back away from a clean boat with a merc., but I sure wouldn't be searching one out either.

jonblarc7 06-14-2013 8:01 AM

Its going to be hard for $15

Here's the best price I could find one for but its a-little over your budget at $59

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MASTERCRAFT-...item2c6f33e1a6



LOL

boardman74 06-14-2013 8:15 AM

^^^LOL, that won't work. Either has a Indmar or Illmor. GT-40 or Black Scorpion ONLY!!!!!

sidekicknicholas 06-14-2013 8:23 AM

We were asking $16k for our 1995 Super Sport Nautique - tower, ballast, audio, prop, new interior, dual axle trailer and it had a GT-40 engine.

...ended up selling it to my brother for less than asking, but just and FYI on prices out there.

polarbill 06-14-2013 8:31 AM

If you can find a Hydrodyne Grand sport it is a solid open bow boat that throws a good wakeboard wake and should have the GT40.

williamburell 06-14-2013 8:42 AM

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I'm with William. I have owned 2 merc inboards and while one was OK, the other was he!!. Went thru 3 water pumps a season and ran when it wanted to. I wouldn't back away from a clean boat with a merc., but I sure wouldn't be searching one out either.
c'mon man you just cursed me! Haven't changed out the pump. I will say that the impeller is a pita to change on the water compared to what I was used to. The mercs have a few problem areas that can be fixed easily with avoiding their parts. Again I have had ZERO large issues just nickel and dime crap. The starter was huge pita problem but put a larger well built unit in after the 3rd one in a season and haven't had a prob since (knock on wood)

MrPeepers 06-14-2013 10:35 AM

You can find a '97-'00 Malibu V-drive in that price range. Great wakes.

boardman74 06-14-2013 11:48 AM

He said no Indmar motors though!!

rexlex01 06-14-2013 12:37 PM

Ok I might let up on motor specific.
Just been looking too much at cost effective rides thread.
Keep your eyes out.
Can someone tell me what the big 3 are?

boardman74 06-14-2013 2:31 PM

Thats a joke right?? You trying to get the chest thumpers riled up???

MrPeepers 06-14-2013 2:57 PM

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Originally Posted by boardman74 (Post 1827962)
He said no Indmar motors though!!

Well, that's just dumb.

zimme 06-18-2013 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by rexlex01 (Post 1827978)
Ok I might let up on motor specific.
Just been looking too much at cost effective rides thread.
Keep your eyes out.
Can someone tell me what the big 3 are?

Big 3 would be -
MasterCraft
Malibu
Nautique

Here's a good budget boat. Lots of extras too:
http://mastercraft-boats-for-sale.net/?page_id=6&id=245

newwhit 06-18-2013 11:05 AM

^^^ i had never been to mastercraft-boats-for-sale.net before. but isn't that a nautique in the webpage's main header?

good deal on that VRS, though...

zimme 06-18-2013 11:46 AM

Considering the boat is at Boulder Boats, I'd imagine they bought multiple URL's that all point to one main site (which happens to have the Nautique in the banner).


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