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Old     (JaxKiter)      Join Date: Sep 2013       12-19-2013, 6:19 PM Reply   
Hello all,

Longtime kiteboarder but since moving to Florida I just don't get on the water as much as I'd like to be able to. Looking for a boat to help out with the situation. Just wondering if anyone had any thoughts on this SAN? Particularly on the condition and price. I'm new to wake boats so I appreciate the input.
Old     (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       12-19-2013, 6:32 PM Reply   
That boat has been for sale for a long time. I'd be cautious...
Old     (JaxKiter)      Join Date: Sep 2013       12-19-2013, 6:34 PM Reply   
Anybody have any recommendations on a good find/entry level boat? Not looking to spend more than 14k or so. Thanks
Old     (beleza)      Join Date: Mar 2010       12-19-2013, 7:04 PM Reply   
Yeah if that boat hasn't sold yet for that price there must be some issues. It will be tough to find a SAN for 14k that doesn't need some fixing up. Any older Super Air/Super Sport are becoming more and more difficult to find because owners don't want to let them go and if they do then they ask top dollar. You might be able to find a late 90's Sanger V210 for around that price. Not sure how many sangers are out your way but they are good boats.
Old     (echo)      Join Date: Apr 2013       12-20-2013, 4:32 AM Reply   
So, this is my boat and it gets bashed on here pretty good because of the low price and location. Due to previous owner neglect, its not a cream puff, but I've put a lot of sweat equity in it to keep it clean. I put 50 trouble free hours on it last year. Yes, I use it in brackish water (part of the reason for a prolonged sale), but it has a closed cooling system, flushed after each use and always stored covered.

Another reason it hasn't sold is because I've been a little hesitant to let it go. I'm considering leaving my job and helping my wife run her business. I figure I should sell my boat if I do. I have some Winter maintenance in progress and will have the boat looking great for a Spring sale. I figure $14k for a SAN, running well, with up to date maintenance and less than 750 hours is a great deal. I have two props, sacs, Jabsco pumps, clean Bimini, new cover and a ton of extras.

I've even replaced some of the vinyl, not original but better than what was there:

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I'm not in a hurry to sell and will probably keep it posted until the right buyer comes along.

Title in hand.
Old     (wakesk8er2)      Join Date: Mar 2002       12-20-2013, 4:35 AM Reply   

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Old     (rexlex01)      Join Date: Mar 2010       12-20-2013, 6:36 AM Reply   
How about 5k (current auction price )for a 2010 project boat?)

Last edited by rexlex01; 12-20-2013 at 6:38 AM.
Old     (burban89)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-20-2013, 6:48 AM Reply   
I am not bashing or anything but from talking to the seller this year there are alot more pronlems with it than mentioned and i was still willing to buy it. We talked for 2 weeks and then he canceled on the day before I was to make the drive to get it.

It is probably a great project boat but it needs work. I found my 95 for a few grand more and needed no work at all.
Old     (echo)      Join Date: Apr 2013       12-20-2013, 7:06 AM Reply   
You guys are making it easy to keep this boat. Headed up North for vacation for two weeks, but can't wait to get back on the water when I get back. One last note, the best thing about this boat is the simplicity, analog gauges and an awesome drive line (GT-40, PCM 1:1, Walters V Drive.) Plus, pound for pound it throws a great wake. We had a niceSummer in the boat, because of it, my sons first words were fatsac and wakeboard.

Raymond, I have fixed quite a few things since we spoke and for the benefit of the doubt, I was trying to be overly critical in any potential issues because you were coming from SC .Also, I saw your Nautique and it looks great. Congratz.

Last edited by echo; 12-20-2013 at 7:15 AM.
Old     (echo)      Join Date: Apr 2013       12-20-2013, 7:18 AM Reply   
Bottom line, come take it out for a test drive. I don't think anyone would be disappointed.
Old     (TC_Mastercraf_X5)      Join Date: Feb 2013       12-20-2013, 8:51 AM Reply   
You would probably want to throw perfect pass in this as well. This will impact your post purchase cost around 1-1.5k. Just food for thought when doing your calculations if this boat will meet your budget/requirements. If you plan to have your gf drive or put alot of fat sacs in this its a must!
Old     (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       12-20-2013, 10:24 AM Reply   
As long as it was not in salt or brackish water thats not a bad deal at all. You definitely are going to want Perfect Pass.
Old     (JaxKiter)      Join Date: Sep 2013       12-20-2013, 10:49 PM Reply   
Also, anyone have any good recommendations on a good budget boat? Just general advice? I've ready good things about the late 80's ski nautique 2001?

Looking under the 15k mark. Thanks for all the info?
Old     (wakedaveup)      Join Date: May 2012       12-21-2013, 5:54 AM Reply   
2001 is a great inexpensive boat for wakeboarding, but you'd honestly be happier in a super sport or 210. Unless you only have 2 or 3 in your riding crew. The super sport just gives you so much more room with the V drive.
Old     (JaxKiter)      Join Date: Sep 2013       12-21-2013, 4:04 PM Reply

What do you all think about this one? Home for the holidays and saw it.
Old     (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       12-21-2013, 5:58 PM Reply   
Vinyl looks shot and it is on a galvanized trailer. Plus it is a dd.

If you are gonna spend 13k on a dd just find a nice sport nautique or mc 205.

Try to find a super sport from 95-99 and you will really enjoy having the vdrive
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       12-21-2013, 6:52 PM Reply   
really budget boat

another 2001

sport nautique

another old supra
Old     (JaxKiter)      Join Date: Sep 2013       12-21-2013, 8:07 PM Reply   
So you don't think11k would be a good deal on that boat?
Old     (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       12-22-2013, 4:08 PM Reply   
Originally Posted by JaxKiter View Post
So you don't think11k would be a good deal on that boat?
11k on the sport air - No. 11k on the superair in this thread - yes, but I don't think he will take that.
Old     (joeshmoe)      Join Date: Jan 2003       12-22-2013, 4:32 PM Reply   
Jason, doesn't sound like James wants to sell anyway, I would make sure you get a boat you can surf behind and I doubt you can surf behind that boat! I had a 99 Malibu Response that had a wedge on it and I was able to surf behind it(tons of fun!) and some of those boats were selling around 12k, you should be able to find a good boat for a decent price from a motivated seller.
Old     (burban89)      Join Date: Nov 2006       12-31-2013, 10:33 AM Reply   
I know you may really want a boat right now but saving a little longer and getting the boat you really want is the way to go. I bought a 2001 and it took me 6 years to get the boat I wanted after that. It was a great boat and perfect for wakeboarding. I sacrificed room and storage in order to get a boat right then.
Deals are out there, just have to have patience and look.


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