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Old     (harris)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-30-2008, 1:39 PM Reply   
when did u guys get your first boats (not ur parents boat)
Old    Nick in the TC (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-30-2008, 1:44 PM Reply   
As soon as you are done with school, get a job buy a boat for 10 Grand and up grade when possible.
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-30-2008, 1:54 PM Reply   
Got a job at the beginning of my Junior year of Highschool (I was 17), saved up enough money to buy my boat, a 1982 Ski Nautique in less than a year, and purchased it a little before I turned 18. I only paid 5k for the boat, but it's good enough for me. Since then I've put a tower on it, redone the carpet, currently replacing the interior, and am installing some wetsounds in it next week. It's beginning to look like a nice wakeboard boat. So start small, get what you can afford. You don't want to be dishing out big bucks for college and owe on a boat also.
Old    Ryan Lacefield (26lacefield)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-30-2008, 2:05 PM Reply   
i'll buy my own boat as soon as my parents say no more demo boat for u. why not use up the offer of using one right now. i figure i've got another couple of years so i've already started saving.
Old    Kris (misfits1981)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-30-2008, 2:07 PM Reply   
Brandon, sounds like my story. I got out of high school, worked my a$$ off, bought a 1991 Ski Nautique for $11,000 and added an extended pylon. Since then I've added a tower and tower speakers. I'm working on getting the boat color sanded and buffed out to make it look new again and then replacing the interior.
Old    Nathan Zirbel (zirb3l)      Join Date: Jan 2008       01-30-2008, 3:00 PM Reply   
my plan is within the first 2 yrs out of college to buy a malibu or natique for around 10k and do the same as everyone else
Old    Brandon Kee (trickyboarder08)      Join Date: Jul 2005       01-30-2008, 3:06 PM Reply   
heres a pic of my boat. The one I bought when I was 17. I'm only 18 now, and i've done a lot of work on it. Don't have any pics of it with the tower yet, since that was a winter project and haven't had it out since then.


The good thing about an old boat like this, is if you get a good deal to begin with, when you get ready to sale it, you will lose hardly if any money at all.
Old    Eder Garavito Garavito (spicychalupa69)      Join Date: May 2005       01-30-2008, 3:25 PM Reply   
1997 BU Sunsetter LX open bow, tower, racks, sweet sound system. Got her just with the tower when i was 18 and half way through my senior year in HS. Yes, im in debt, 2 more years and shes all mine! Then ill upgrade haha! Live in Minnesota and drove to Dallas, TX to get her. 19 hours each way. Left town on friday evening, got there saturday morning, test drove the BU, bought it, and drove back home and was home Sunday at 3:30 Pm. BEST road trip EVER!
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-30-2008, 4:00 PM Reply   
1995' Supersport -- Got it when I was 19 but my friend owns half... so wasn't all me, and only 2 months from paid off!!!
Old    Joe B (sailing216)      Join Date: Oct 2007       01-30-2008, 4:48 PM Reply   
Did the house, wife, kids right out of college. Hitched a ride with friends and family for a few years. Went through some cars, and just bought my first boat at 33: New leftover 06' Centurion Avalanche loaded. Paid for it in cash. It was hard budgeting for awhile, but worth it to have the Title in hand. I wanted something I wouldn't want to upgrade in 2 years.
Good advice above that it's about getting on the water, so an old Nauti for under 10G's is great to start with.
Old    Greg Bodor (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       01-30-2008, 5:03 PM Reply   
I worked hard through school, high school, post secondary, found a great career...

Work my ass off... Bought a 06 X-1 demo boat in fall 06, just traded for a 08 40th Anniversary X-star..

All mine, no parents.. They provide the cottage... that's more than plenty.
Old     (harris)      Join Date: Jul 2007       01-30-2008, 8:30 PM Reply   
greg that x star is freakin sick bro
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       01-31-2008, 8:16 AM Reply   
Greg, that 40 just keeps growing on me. beautiful boat.
Old    Ian Brown (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-31-2008, 8:25 AM Reply   
rode in my first inboard boat at 18 years old, it was a early 90's Sport Nautique and i was hooked on it. Vowed to get one some day. It took 9 years but I bought a 92 Sport Nautique that was identical to the one i first rode in. This summer I'll be on my 5th inboard.


(Message edited by wakereviews on January 31, 2008)
Old    matt rawl (chriscraftwake)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-31-2008, 11:48 AM Reply   
My first boat was a 1989 sea ray with an outboard engine that I got 4 years ago , then what I thought was an upgrade from that was a 1995 Chris Craft I had loads of fun on the boat and actually still miss it from time to time. Now I have a 2004 Supra Launch 22SSV Gravity Games Edition. Love the old boats but they do not even come close to what the supra can do as far as looks performance and wake love the new boat !!!!!!!!!Upload
Old    tom (liquidlite)      Join Date: Sep 2007       01-31-2008, 8:50 PM Reply   
i just graduated last may and got a solid job right out of soon as i had that stability, i sold the old sea ray, and took out a loan for my 07 mobius lsv...dont regret it one bit
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-31-2008, 9:10 PM Reply   
bought my 2000 xstar at the age of 23, just 8 months after graduating school. yep, i'm still renting a house too. i don't regret it one bit...last summer was the best 5 months of my life (so far).
Old    Jim Aikins (ccryder)      Join Date: Apr 2002       01-31-2008, 11:19 PM Reply   
I bought my first boat when I was 13 yo, a 1967 Glastron rated for 50 HP. I modified the transom and put a 100 HP outboard. I had the boat through high school and college. Sold it 11 years later for the same I paid for it. I tried building my own inboard with an aluminum block V8 is a 17' hull, didn't work so well but learned a lot. I bought a 16' Bayliner Cobra rated for 120 HP and put a 140 HP outboard on it. Had that for a couple of years, bought a 1990 MC ProStar 190, modified that with a wedge once I started wakeboarding. Bought a 2000 Malibu VLX, then a 2002 SAN and now have a 2004 SAN with no intention of any more changes.
Old    Robert A (cocheese)      Join Date: Jul 2004       02-01-2008, 6:01 AM Reply   
This is our first boat. I grew up on the water and my parents always had a boat. We have been using my inlaws '99 MB up until now. We just purchased it before christmas and this is the only picture I have. This is going to be a great summer!
Old    Ty (lake_side)      Join Date: Jan 2004       02-01-2008, 6:17 AM Reply   
I was 21 and it was a tru trak. No good for wake boarding but, I was on the water.
Old    Rocky Cathey (cmcathy1)      Join Date: Dec 2007       02-01-2008, 7:58 AM Reply   
Since I was 6 I have been in a 19' Bayliner that my dad bought new in 1988. And just a few months ago I bought MY first boat. Upload
Old    cody (csparks13)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-01-2008, 8:18 AM Reply   
A year out of high school myself and 3 other friends bought a 2000 Moomba MobiusV. Everyone came up with a grand for their part of the down payment and split the loan payments. I remember being one of the only boats in our area with a V drive and a tower. It only cost us 100 bucks a month. Sold it and now we have an 03 SANTE same four partners.
Old    Derrick Cunningham (derrickhwc)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-01-2008, 4:13 PM Reply   
16 years old bought a 1972 kona jet boat
18 years old bought half my dad's 1988 baja islander 242
20 years old bought my 1995 Mastercraft Maristar 225 VRS
21 years old ordered my first new boat a 2008 Sanger V-215


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