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Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       12-01-2009, 7:30 AM Reply   
Alright guys I'm looking at a 2000 Tige 21v for my first real boat. The boat has 900 hrs on it but the engine was replaced 100 hrs ago because of faulty winterization. The gel coat and interior are in good shape. I have the guy down to $13500. Good deal?

Also I understand that there are alot of Tige haters on the board.

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Thanks,
Mark
Old    Brock Landers (formfunction)      Join Date: Jun 2008       12-01-2009, 7:42 AM Reply   
Just take the fruity bimini top off and your good.You should also replace the tower due to cracking issues but even with a tower purchase the price is very right.
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       12-01-2009, 7:55 AM Reply   
Thanks Brock,
I have been trying to do a lot of research and finding a V-Drive that wont put me on the street has been difficult. I figure with a tower and speakers I should be able to get into it for around $16,000.

What makes me a little leery is the boat is winterized and I cannot drive it. It is also 700 miles away, so I want to make sure I'm making a good purchase. What should I be looking for?
Old    Dan (hco)      Join Date: Jun 2006       12-01-2009, 8:00 AM Reply   
I would wait a few months if you could, maybe put down like a deposit to hold it until it warms up and you can take it for a spin? WInterizing a v-drive also is not serious work so depending on where you live you could even recommission it, splash it, and re-winterize it.
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       12-01-2009, 8:30 AM Reply   
Find a dealer close to the seller and have him take the boat in for an inspection. Do not purchase it without.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       12-01-2009, 9:15 AM Reply   
13.5k for a 2000 21 foot vdrive. That is a great deal. I would def. have a mechanic take a look at everything. If the boat's gel and vinyl are in good shape then the boat has been taken pretty good care of. Find out if they just replaced the long block, short block or did a drop in Mercruiser. The tower on those boats is known to be very crappy but that is not a big deal for that price. Spend 1500 on PerfectPass, 1000 on ballast and you are set.
Old    Ajholt7 (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       12-01-2009, 9:44 AM Reply   
I love my Tige, but I am sorry I know nothing about that model. You may be able to get more info on Tigeowners.com
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       12-01-2009, 9:58 AM Reply   
They did a long block and it comes with 2X 550lbs sacks and a Tsunami pump.

I tried Tige owners but didn't really get any feed back.


Thanks Guys its sounds like i found a deal.
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       12-01-2009, 10:30 AM Reply   
I have buddies that own 21v's and they are great boats! Good for surfing, wakeboarding, etc... Great rough water rides. I think that is an amazing deal and you could most likely make money on the boat if the economy ever turns around:-)

(Message edited by duffymahoney on December 01, 2009)
Old    D C (dirwoody)      Join Date: Apr 2003       12-01-2009, 11:45 AM Reply   
I have that boat, but a 99. Absolutely love it. We paid 8500 more for ours, with about half the hours. Looks like a good deal
Old    Tony Fussell (tonytige)      Join Date: Jan 2003       12-01-2009, 11:55 AM Reply   
Mark,

Give me a call here at the factory 325-676-7777 and I will run the Hull Number for. I will be able to answer any of your questions or find someone who can.

Thanks,
Tony@Tige
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       12-01-2009, 12:02 PM Reply   
Thanks A Lot Guys.

Tony I will be giving you a call as soon as I get the hull number.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       12-01-2009, 12:37 PM Reply   
If the lakes aren't froze over, put it in the water and sea trial it. If the owner is ready to sell and is confident the boat is in solid condition, he should not have a problem doing it. If it performs as advertised, the he will not have to worry about rewinterizing it, that would be your problem

That is a great price for a great boat!
Old    Johnathan Boggs (sharkbit)      Join Date: May 2009       12-02-2009, 1:45 PM Reply   
I love my 99 21V! The only thing Im not real impressed with is the goofy looking tower. People talk about them breaking the welds, mine has held up well so far. If you weight the boat it makes a beautiful wake. You can surf behind it too! Does it have Perfect Pass? Might as well count that in on the price of the boat. Its a must have. If you have any questions about the boat I can help you with just let me know.
Old    Jos (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       12-02-2009, 4:03 PM Reply   
Looks like a nice boat but that tower is awful. Sounds like you're thinking the same and going to replace it. I think you'd be ahead on resale if you did so as long as the boat has been taken care of.
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       12-03-2009, 6:36 AM Reply   
Looks like I'm going to be the proud owner of a Tige if everything pans out when I get there.

Thanks Guys
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       12-03-2009, 7:15 AM Reply   
I own an 01 21V- got it new and it's been a great boat. The tower issue is over-played. I have the original tower- although Metcraft beefed it up in 01- so it's worked fine. Perfect pass is a must- The only issue I ahve had is the vinyl- drill extram vent holes in the big cushions and they'll be fine, but I have replaced the vinyl for the three back seats - great boat for the price...
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       12-03-2009, 7:24 AM Reply   
Will,
Is there anything in particular that I should be looking at for trouble spots? Mechanical or otherwise? Any spots in the gel coat that were troublesome?

Thanks
Old    Shaun Brinkle (highrock)      Join Date: Apr 2008       12-03-2009, 8:27 AM Reply   
Check out all the swtiches on the dash. I had a 2000 just like that and all the buttons on the dash went out (blower, lights, bildge, etc) and had to be replaced with the rocker style switches. Interior will be the only other problem I know of with that boat. The tower does its function, it doesnt look good and it does shake/rattle a LOT especially when it has speakers, boards, bimini up.
Old    Shaun Brinkle (highrock)      Join Date: Apr 2008       12-03-2009, 8:27 AM Reply   
Just saw the dash in the pics, it looks like they have already been replaced.
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       01-08-2010, 10:21 AM Reply   
MArk did you buy the boat?
Old    Mark V (mark197)      Join Date: Dec 2009       01-08-2010, 12:01 PM Reply   
No the guy sold it out from under me. After I offered a down payment.

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