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Old    Rex Lex (rexlex01)      Join Date: Mar 2010       01-01-2012, 7:52 PM Reply   
with a reliable motor and no wood stringers.
Please help wannabe havin a boat before I am 50

Last edited by rexlex01; 01-01-2012 at 7:55 PM.
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       01-02-2012, 7:38 AM Reply   
more than you want to spend but still a great deal
http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/boa/2764626723.html
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-02-2012, 7:46 AM Reply   
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best wakeboard boat without sacs for about $10k
Without sacs - good luck.

I personally loved our Hydrodyne Legacy .... it put up a great wake and the prices aren't crazy. Ours was a 1994 with 800 hours (rebuilt at 600 hours), had automatic ballast (rear metal tank that replaces seat base so we didn't lose seating and could put 1000 lbs in the rear and a bag under the closed bow so it was out of the way), it had a tower with 2 board racks, full stereo system with 6 tower speakers, and trailer.... we sold it for 8k before the economy took a dump (sure it similar will be selling for far less now)

Your list should include:
90s Hydrodynes
Sport Nautiques
2001 Nautiques
Barefoot / Excel Nautiques ( http://onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=30797 - slightly over budget and slightly under budget http://onlyinboards.com/Details.aspx?ID=30079 )
Malibu Sunsetters
Supra Saltare (don't know when they switched to wood)

.... but again, you're not going to get much out of these without some extra weight.

Last edited by sidekicknicholas; 01-02-2012 at 7:50 AM.
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       01-02-2012, 8:42 AM Reply   
Over your budget, has fat sacs and the interior needs some love but this boat throws an amazing wake (friend of a friend's boat)

http://denver.craigslist.org/boa/2744268568.html
Old    J.B. O'Neill (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-02-2012, 10:29 AM Reply   
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Over your budget, has fat sacs and the interior needs some love but this boat throws an amazing wake (friend of a friend's boat)

http://denver.craigslist.org/boa/2744268568.html
i would love to have that boat, original 210 hull for 13k hell yea
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       01-02-2012, 10:36 AM Reply   
good luck with that
Old    Rex Lex (rexlex01)      Join Date: Mar 2010       01-02-2012, 10:41 AM Reply   
Could someone check this out for me? http://california.findanyboat.com/bo...-nautique.html
Old    Jo Shmoe (joeshmoe)      Join Date: Jan 2003       01-02-2012, 2:08 PM Reply   
You cannot go wrong with the nautique and for a great price!
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-02-2012, 2:18 PM Reply   
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Supra Saltare (don't know when they switched to wood)
'92 was composite stringers. Some '92 were wood though. Easy way to tell is the wood boats have square windshields and composite boats have round windshields. Also look at Supra Sunsports. Same basic boat as a Saltare but smaller, has almost as much freeboard.

The thing I found when looking for my Saltare was $10k-$12k is about the price point for composite vs wood. Under $10k means you're looking at wood boats.

You didn't say where you're located, but a searching Craigslist I see these composite boats...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/2778173278.html
http://mendocino.craigslist.org/boa/2764950996.html
http://memphis.craigslist.org/boa/2746625810.html
http://jacksontn.craigslist.org/boa/2714319781.html

Personally under $10k I'd be looking for a Sunsport, Saltare, SNOB, BFN/Excel, or similar. If you want to go cheaper and just get a good boat for a couple seasons and then go to a newer composite boat in a few years just pick up a SN2001, Pirata, or something similar that has some freeboard so you can drive comfortably with some weight in it. Closed bow boats are priced a few thousand below open bow. Don't stress over wood in the short term. If you buy a boat that's in good condition and take care of it you won't have to worry about stringers for many years.

All depends on what you're coming from though. If your current boat is an I/O or outboard just get an inboard you like with no rot issues before summer. If you already have an older smaller wood stringer inboard, then wait to find what's right and save steadily to increase your budget as time goes on.
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-02-2012, 2:23 PM Reply   
Bayliner wake challenger or ski challenger. Nice older v-drives, I got mine for 12k.
Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       01-04-2012, 11:21 AM Reply   
What part of the country are you looking in? I know of a good one in Indiana. PM me if interested.
Old     (newwhit)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-12-2012, 1:28 PM Reply   
http://www.boattrader.com/listing/19...ries-101394947
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       01-12-2012, 8:19 PM Reply   
That's a lot for an 18' closed bow with no freeboard. You could get a SN2001 for about half the price and have a better wake. Better deals available, but it is composite.
Old    Erik (kinger)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-13-2012, 11:02 AM Reply   
http://www.planetnautique.com/vb3/sh...que-for-10-500
Old    Matt (MattieK27)      Join Date: Mar 2010       01-13-2012, 12:12 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by kinger View Post
Wood stringers...
Old    Benjamin Oates (Bolo)      Join Date: May 2011       01-13-2012, 8:23 PM Reply   
We got our 98 Sanger v210 for 13k with 500 hrs in excellent condition. It has wood stringers but that's a good thing. No wood rot is a guarantee from Sanger with a lifetime warranty. You should for sure look for a Sanger best boat for the price IMO.

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