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Old    Cody F (cfox17)      Join Date: Jun 2013       06-29-2013, 8:28 PM Reply   
Hey guys, I am a complete beginner when it comes to wakeboarding and skiing. I have been out on the water but only a pontoon and my dads bass boat. We were looking into getting a bow rider, but after looking around we decided to go with something with a little more HP and versatility so we started looking into wake/ski boats. I have a budget of about $20k, not really looking for anything fancy for my first boat but want a good wake and dependable boat. I really have no idea or direction to go from there, a few boats I have looked at '98 Moomba Kanga, '99 Moomba Mobius, '97 Ski Centurion, 00' Supra Launch, and then I found a nice 05' Moomba Mobius LS for 22k. I'll provide the links, thanks for any help!

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/boa/3887798030.html
http://greenville.craigslist.org/boa/3881218212.html
http://clarksville.craigslist.org/boa/3873966835.html
http://knoxville.craigslist.org/boa/3891408249.html
http://charlotte.craigslist.org/boa/3857129718.html
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/boa/3859091263.html
Old    Rex Lex (rexlex01)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-29-2013, 10:22 PM Reply   
Supra!
Old    Cody F (cfox17)      Join Date: Jun 2013       06-29-2013, 10:30 PM Reply   
Darrin, thats the one I was leaning towards, really good price, I am not expecting a perfect boat by no means and that one looks in great shape, he sent me a few more photos through email, but is 675 hrs too much or am I okay still?
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       06-29-2013, 10:52 PM Reply   
Should be OK, but it says 675 on a new engine how many are on the rest of the boat?
Old    Cody F (cfox17)      Join Date: Jun 2013       06-29-2013, 11:06 PM Reply   
Right around 900-1000. I forgot exactly what he said I'll ask him tomorrow. I know it's a 2 owner boat and the first motor was replace under warranty by the original owners.
Old    Rex Lex (rexlex01)      Join Date: Mar 2010       06-30-2013, 12:53 PM Reply   
1600 hull hours is your negotiating factor. You will find hulls with 300 hours and trashed. Make sure everything works , lake test and get more pics and all the history you can. A well taken care of older boat can be better built and cared for than newer obviously. So check the hull over good and as pictures can still hide a lot of stuff. It's your call. Be patient with no regrets.
Old    Cody F (cfox17)      Join Date: Jun 2013       06-30-2013, 5:01 PM Reply   
Alright, I will do! The guy is very straight forward and has answered all of my questions quickly. I am just concerned with those amounts of hours on the hull, how long can a hull last? I am familiar with the Supra name and after researching I know a lot of people recommend those boats but since its my first boat, I do not want to spend $18000 and it blow up or trash a hull.
Old    Eric Sobotik (Botik)      Join Date: Jul 2013       07-01-2013, 10:50 PM Reply   
If u were closer to Tx I'd recommend my 98 Malibu Response in the classifieds. Unless u wanna make the drive! I can gaurantee it's in great shape!

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