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Old    Matt (MattieK27)      Join Date: Mar 2010       11-01-2013, 9:55 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickB52 View Post
didn't see the $25K number and still don'tů

joking anyway (all the $100K+ boats on the market these days)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dirwoody View Post
With renewed faith in our boat, I want to see some pics of other's rides! Here are the rules -
1: Less than 25K invested - including upgrades
2: Post pics, make, model, how long you've had her, and how long you plan on keeping her.

Game on.
But yay for that MB....
Old    Boarder85 (fouroheight68)      Join Date: May 2006       11-04-2013, 3:25 PM Reply   
Original owner, 2002 centurion Hurricane (Elite V). V drive, 1200# ballast, one of the louder stereos on the water and room for 10. Bought from the original owner for $13,000. I have about $14k invested after stereo, maintenance, and registration/taxes.
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Old    Boarder85 (fouroheight68)      Join Date: May 2006       11-04-2013, 3:31 PM Reply   
Added:
1200# ballast
Acme 911 prop
new fuel pump
major service
seadeck on all stepping surfaces
custom HLCD stereo

less than $14,000 incl taxes.
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Old    Jeremiah Long (machloosy)      Join Date: Mar 2013       11-04-2013, 3:41 PM Reply   
That's a sick set up in the centurion. 14K for a full set up V-drive...
Old    James Jackson (jamespjackson95)      Join Date: Jul 2012       11-04-2013, 7:42 PM Reply   
I got my supra launch 2000 for under 9500. After adding more racks, ballast, LEDs, and other things I'm almost 11,500 in on it.



Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-04-2013, 8:05 PM Reply   
Both the Centurion for 14k and the Launch for 11k are amazing setups for the price. Nicely done gentlemen. Did you guys get those in the 2008-2009 time frame?
Old    James Jackson (jamespjackson95)      Join Date: Jul 2012       11-04-2013, 8:31 PM Reply   
I got mine this time last year.
Old    Boarder85 (fouroheight68)      Join Date: May 2006       11-05-2013, 8:12 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by polarbill View Post
Both the Centurion for 14k and the Launch for 11k are amazing setups for the price. Nicely done gentlemen. Did you guys get those in the 2008-2009 time frame?
I got mine in May, it was a bank "short sale". My friend owed 28k and it was being repossessed. Bank settled with me for 13k.
Old    Ben R (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       01-26-2014, 8:24 PM Reply   
Bump a good thread
Old    Jimmy (novaman64)      Join Date: Jun 2014       07-11-2014, 8:55 AM Reply   
Lets revive a old thread...

1994 Sanger DXII
Paid $7500 for it
Came with custom bimini and 10ft pole, and a ice chest.. haha
Owner had jsut re-carpeted the bunks on the trailer and puts new tires on and re-wired the trailer as well
had 850 hours on it with a new motor at 450 hours because they didnt change the impeller
runs great.

Since I picked it up did a Hydropahse Ridesteady GPS with water and air temp
Still need to do a barefoot plate, Acme 13x12 pro, vortec heads, intake and a Comp Cams cam, and then a ProFlight Swoop tower

Figure by the times it is all said and done I Will have $11,550 into it including purchase and all upgrades.




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Old    John (blackstang)      Join Date: Dec 2013       07-11-2014, 9:29 AM Reply   
2002 Supra Launch DD purchased with front, middle and rear plumbed ballast in 2012 for $17,500. I added Ridesteady cruise control system, heater and complete new stereo system including tower speakers and light bar at no out pocket expense since the boat had all those items and some other equipment stolen from it while in winter storage. I did all the work myself to avoid any labor and was super picky on getting online deals to avoid any additional costs beyond what the insurance paid for.
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Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-11-2014, 11:04 AM Reply   
John
You sure that is an 02'? That looks like my first Supra I owned back in 03' Look at the last two numbers on the hull ID. Sold it and not sure how many hands it has been in since, but man I still love that boat!!!! Had the same black Rankin cover too. Great colors and great boat. Would be a strange coincidence with you Spokane being so close to Oregon....
Looks sweet..... Here are some pics of back then....
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Old    Jon Driscoll (CenCalLakes)      Join Date: May 2014       07-11-2014, 11:53 AM Reply   
1989 Ski Brendella shortline
Payed $4500 cash 6 months ago 1125hrs
Added a bimini and skylon pole
Had to cut and wax gel coat, rebuild carb and do a little tune up all done myself
Put about 35 hrs on it so far
Will keep it until it's at the bottom of the lake
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Old    John (blackstang)      Join Date: Dec 2013       07-11-2014, 12:28 PM Reply   
Diggs,
That is pretty crazy how similar they are. I'm pretty sure mine is a 02? I bought it from a Lawyer in Seattle and he had purchased it out of Oregon. Mine has a black trailer and red accents on the Supra logo on the side though. I think I saw pictures of your boat when researching the purchase of mine since he had crappy pictures online.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-11-2014, 1:43 PM Reply   
That would be a strange coincidence. I know they said mine was on the wrong trailer and some deal out of seattle discovered it a few years ago and they had to track down old paperwork. Go look at your Hull ID and the last 2 numbers will be the year "02" or "03". They guy I sold it to was in Oregon and that was 2004. I know he sold it in about 2007 and got a 21V.
Crazy if it is a different boat, but could be. Looks like the 03' graphics too. Maybe they did that in 02' also.
Regardless she is a beauty!!!
Old    John (blackstang)      Join Date: Dec 2013       07-11-2014, 3:25 PM Reply   
I will check out the VIN tonight when I get to the lake. The previous owner showed me pics of when he bought it and it had a red bimini top on it along with red tower speakers. Did you end up swapping yours to red stuff by any chance?
Old     (WheelerWake)      Join Date: Mar 2013       07-11-2014, 4:07 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by CenCalLakes View Post
1989 Ski Brendella shortline
Payed $4500 cash 6 months ago 1125hrs
Added a bimini and skylon pole
Had to cut and wax gel coat, rebuild carb and do a little tune up all done myself
Put about 35 hrs on it so far
Will keep it until it's at the bottom of the lake
This is my idea of cost effective...the most bang for the buck.
Old    Jon Driscoll (CenCalLakes)      Join Date: May 2014       07-11-2014, 4:57 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by WheelerWake View Post
This is my idea of cost effective...the most bang for the buck.
Yeah our Brendella runs top after the carb rebuild. the stringers and floor are solid. Interior and gel coat just needed TLC. It puts out a big enough fun wake for what we do.
I forgot I added a $200 kenwood deck with 4 speakers as well.

This winter I'm going to replace the rub rail, lower the bimini a foot or so and switch it over to electronic ignition because I hate messing with points.

The only thing I can't find is a board rack for the pylon. Anyone have one or now a company still making them?
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Old    Ben R (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       07-11-2014, 5:31 PM Reply   
Little update on my boat. 97 super sport. I am approaching 25k now with upgrades.

Paid 18500 a year ago.

Came with tower, perfect pass.

I have added.

Updated graphics
Acme 1578 prop
2250 lbs of hidden ballast.
Sony headunit with transom remote.
Wetsounds syn 6 amp (tower speakers)
Ppi 600.2 amp (sub)
Wetsounds pro three some (pro 80s, 485)
Alpine dvc 12" sub in custom box
Chrome board racks and top mounted racks
Tower mirror
Compartment lights (turn on when opened)
Second battery and perko switch
Depth finder with air and water temp


I think thats it.





Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-11-2014, 9:02 PM Reply   
Wait a seconds diggs. You had a boat with a color on it besides black, white or gray? I dont believe it.
Old    Mark Morgan (Callednsick)      Join Date: Mar 2014       07-11-2014, 11:53 PM Reply   

95 sunsport bought from a one owner for $10,250 I've remodeled trailer, done some upholstery, added some new speakers, front and rear ballast and the wrap. So far about $13k in it and I couldn't be happier.
Old    John (blackstang)      Join Date: Dec 2013       07-14-2014, 4:23 PM Reply   
Jon Driscol, check out the link I found on Seattle cl for somebody trying to sell a pylon rack. Not sure if he would ship it or not? http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/boa/4568478135.html Sorry I couldn't send a PM for some reason?

Last edited by blackstang; 07-14-2014 at 4:28 PM. Reason: additional info
Old    Aric Brabec (aricsx15)      Join Date: Jan 2014       07-14-2014, 6:48 PM Reply   




ballin on a budget
Old    Jon Driscoll (CenCalLakes)      Join Date: May 2014       07-14-2014, 7:54 PM Reply   
Thanks for the link John, I emailed him to see if he will ship if he won't my wife is actually going to Seattle in three weeks and if he still has it she will go get it.
Old    Tom (TomH)      Join Date: Jan 2014       07-14-2014, 11:46 PM Reply   
94 Hydrodyne Grand Sport, somewhat ugly 90's styling, but doesn't bother me, and gets the job done.
~500 hrs when purchased last spring
$9k purchase price. Prrobably less than $500 into it since purchase, most of that to some trailer upgrades/repairs

Likely doing PP next year when it's in the budget, but not totally necessary as the wife's a good driver and the hull holds speed as well as any inboard I've ever been in.

Great multi-sport boat, as we do a bit of everything (board, ski, barefoot, etc.)., and lots of freeboard for the age, so can take a lot of weight.

Isn't the prettiest thing on the lake


but the kids approve
Old    MLO (cbarguy1)      Join Date: Dec 2012       07-16-2014, 2:38 PM Reply   
Great thread here. Hats off to the OP for getting it started. Love looking at all the boats, some of you guys found great deals and have awesome boats. It brings back memories of my younger days. I promise you that you young guys and girls are having just as much or more fun than us older folks with newer boats. Enjoy what you have.

Judging by the number of correct crafts I conclude there are a lot of smart people on this site. They are so well built they are great boats even when they are old. A used 1992 ski nautique was my first real inboard and it was trouble free for the 10 years I owned it. It was $15k when I bought it. My costs have gone up since but still having fun.
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Old     (TNT)      Join Date: Jul 2014       07-16-2014, 8:20 PM Reply   
1989 Supra Sunsport
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Old    Mark Morgan (Callednsick)      Join Date: Mar 2014       07-16-2014, 9:21 PM Reply   
@ TNT........NICE RIG!!!! I'm really liking the color scheme.
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       07-16-2014, 9:54 PM Reply   
Posted my ride a ways back. It's changed a bit, but I'm still well below the 25k mark.
Added a full wetsounds stereo, interior LEDs, tint, and trailer wheels to match my diesel

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Old    Jeff D (Jeff)      Join Date: May 2010       07-17-2014, 12:31 PM Reply   
Got it in great condition 4.5 years ago with 270 hrs, a bad starter and bad alternator for $13,300. Replaced the starter and alternator for around $150, added a tower with speakers and bimini for $2k, perfect pass for $1,200, and a 2,500 lb automatic ballast system for $1,200.

I'm at about $18k "invested" and it's better than it would have been if it was an X-30 from the factory. I'm sure I've got another $1,500-2,000 or so tied up in odds and ends that I've bought over the last 4 years such as a new cover, budget stereo system, misc. small parts repairs, etc. but still under $20k for what I feel is a fantastic 23' boat.



The best thing about boats like the ones in this thread is that they're done depreciating, especially with the skyrocketing prices of new boats over the last few years propping up the used market value. You can use the boat for the cost of gas, insurance, and repairs without thousands of dollars in depreciation each year that goes by. You can't really put a price on fun with family and friends but it's tough to argue that people with $100K+ boats are really having any more fun than anyone is having on the boats in this thread. If anything I'd be much more on edge with a boat that cost 4-6x more and have less fun personally when out on the boat.

I've also got a great 2003 Yukon XL 4x4 tow vehicle that I found in pristine shape with a guy in Houston who only used it to travel to his lake house with his kids. It never had towed anything though as he kept the boat at the lake house and moved it with a tractor. 10 years old, stored inside with 68,000 miles, fully loaded and still had some legit new car smell for $12,500.

So I'm under $31k for a really nice boat + tow vehicle/daily driver "rig" that will probably never depreciate a dime as long as I feel the need to keep it. Both look and run better than most stuff that's less than 5 years old. The boat and the Yukon have had some minor gadget issues here and there (Gauges on the boat, seat controls on the Yukon, etc) but none that have ever affected the ability to operate them and get home safely. That's more than can be said for a lot of the new stuff. It doesn't matter if it's under warranty if it ruins your weekend or worse (Some of the 2012 MC owners have recently had whole seasons ruined with touch screen "warranty" issues. I know that applies to other brands too).


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Old    MLO (cbarguy1)      Join Date: Dec 2012       07-17-2014, 2:02 PM Reply   
Jeff, nice maristar! That's an often overlooked boat so the prices can be quite good and they are top of the line MC boats. You scored.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       07-17-2014, 2:11 PM Reply   
1979 Correct Craft
before and after.
Paid $400 have a little under 7K into it.
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Old    Max T. (airbeast)      Join Date: Oct 2009       07-30-2014, 11:44 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by NotSure123 View Post
Here's my slut...05' Session bought in early 2011 w/90 hrs for $24k...i LOVE it...

Factory PP and ballast, 6.2 Merc, great tower, great wake, and best of all the rear facing "observers seats". They need to put them in every boat...
I love mine too and don't see getting anything else!

2003. Got it in 2009 with 350 hrs for $11500. Only thing wrong was a bad bettery, a hole in a ballast hose, and it was crazy dirty. Actually almost didn't buy it because it was so dirty and looked so bad. That and I couldn't find any info on them.

I probably spent another $3000 (including engine, different gear ration vdrive and prop) switching the perfectly good 6.2 to a diesel. Another $100 on Nautic Logic. The factory paddlewheel location would really vary speed depending which way you pulled the boat.

To me, wake is most similar to 2012 230 Nautique. I've ridden VLXs, Axis, Avalance, 210 Nautique, couple x mastercrafts.








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Old    Mike (zimme)      Join Date: Feb 2013       07-31-2014, 9:50 AM Reply   
I've already posted in this thread, but I'll add another picture! I have less than 20k in this still.



Old    Scott (scotthons)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-31-2014, 2:24 PM Reply   
Damn Zimme. You stole that beauty! And I thought I got a good deal on my Supra. Great find!
Old    James Jackson (jamespjackson95)      Join Date: Jul 2012       07-31-2014, 2:26 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by airbeast View Post
I love mine too and don't see getting anything else!

2003. Got it in 2009 with 350 hrs for $11500. Only thing wrong was a bad bettery, a hole in a ballast hose, and it was crazy dirty. Actually almost didn't buy it because it was so dirty and looked so bad. That and I couldn't find any info on them.

I probably spent another $3000 (including engine, different gear ration vdrive and prop) switching the perfectly good 6.2 to a diesel. Another $100 on Nautic Logic. The factory paddlewheel location would really vary speed depending which way you pulled the boat.

To me, wake is most similar to 2012 230 Nautique. I've ridden VLXs, Axis, Avalance, 210 Nautique, couple x mastercrafts.








Post more pics of your boat... It's interesting never seen one before

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