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Old    Wakeman (wakeman7)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-07-2007, 12:20 PM Reply   
do people ever partner own a wakeboat like you and someone else split the price. My parents wanted to know because all we have is a bayliner and we cant afford to buy a wakeboat. I want to get a ski natique 2001 but they think it is to much of a risk buying a boat that old.
Old    Jake (nwsjake10)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-07-2007, 12:22 PM Reply   
yes, people co-own boats together everyday.
Old    Wakeman (wakeman7)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-07-2007, 12:24 PM Reply   
but do you think there is peolpe that would want to co own a wakeboat
Old    Billy (woreout)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-07-2007, 12:26 PM Reply   
Partner with someone you dont mind hating their guts in 6 months.
Old    Nick (bird_dog0347)      Join Date: Feb 2006       04-07-2007, 12:39 PM Reply   
I co-own a boat with some of my best friends, but we do that with a lot of stuff... As long as there is an agreement, and everyone is an adult and responsible, it is not a problem.
Old    Wakeman (wakeman7)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-07-2007, 12:41 PM Reply   
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       04-07-2007, 1:08 PM Reply   
I have not seen any co-ownerships work out well for wakeboard boats. I have seen many large sailboat partnerships work very well though. Heck many marriages even struggle with boat ownership
Old    mike asch (mikea)      Join Date: Mar 2005       04-07-2007, 1:18 PM Reply   
I owned a boat with partner for several years.

It worked out great for a couple of years, but as the years went on the little differences became big issues.

good luck
It can work, but I would not do it with someone that I have know for less than 10 years.

I think you may be better off going with the older direct drive.
Old    walt            04-07-2007, 1:22 PM Reply   
Billy said it best and I'll add You might as well be sharing your girl.
Old    Wakeman (wakeman7)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-07-2007, 1:24 PM Reply   
My parents are not really willing to sell the bayliner for the older direct drive because they think it is a big risk and the boat could stop running a month after you buy it so I would have to save up money for a while and buy it myself.
Old    Wakeman (wakeman7)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-07-2007, 1:25 PM Reply   
walt not everyone can afford a wake boat.
Old    walt            04-07-2007, 1:28 PM Reply   


walt not everyone can afford a wake boat.

I understand that and that fact doesn't make having a parter a good idea.
Old    Nick in the TC (nick_in_ssp)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-07-2007, 2:47 PM Reply   
Talk them into getting an old 2001. It is the best boat you can get for under 10k's. Tell them to look at the forums on all the different sites. And just don't show them the one's that start with "Problems with my boat." There are alot of beautiful 2001's out there just print out some pics and randomly place them where your parents will run into them. That worked for me a couple of years ago.
Old    Aaron Ware (99_slaunch)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-07-2007, 3:02 PM Reply   
How does you're dad know that you won't have problems with the Bayliner next week or month?? No one really knows when something is going to break. You could sit there and say (what if)about every thing. What if the wake boat never gives you any problems? What if????????????
Old    Jay McMichael (jaytique)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-07-2007, 3:14 PM Reply   
yeah i would take the 2001 before a bayliner anyday. much much better boat, much better built, much less moving parts, and much easier engine to work on, (I like the word much)
Old    Wakeman (wakeman7)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-07-2007, 4:29 PM Reply   
I said that inboards are easier to work on. so I will talk to my dad. I am atleast thankful to be florida. My dad is in the milatry and we have moved alot.


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