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!
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?
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.
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.