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Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       01-10-2014, 8:27 AM Reply   
Anyone else notice the influx of rich folks on here? Dave must be advertising in Forbes or the Wall Street Urinal. I remember back in the day when wake boarders were poor common folks. Middle class guys getting by. Back when I bought my first inboard for 22K.

Seems like we can't hardly get threw a boat purchase thread, or 50K truck thread, without a…"I can pay cash for any of them(referring to 100K+ boats)" or "I can just write a check for it", or maybe... "I don't care about the price", possibly.."Price doesn't matter" and my current personal favorite "109K is extremely cheap"

Am I the only one who has noticed all the 1% ers among us on WW? Quick question for all you rich guys(and gals). How did you amass your large fortunes? I assume they are huge when you can whip out a 100k for a luxury item. That its just your "walking around" money. I'm not mad at you, not hating, I just want to know so I can get me some of that too!!
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 8:28 AM Reply   
Stock market bro!
Old    Clayton Gilliland (cgilliland)      Join Date: Dec 2013       01-10-2014, 8:36 AM Reply   
rates this low don't really make that much sense to pay cash anyhow. take that money and make it work somewhere.
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       01-10-2014, 8:40 AM Reply   
Can't help but to think the same thing. Buy hey, SOMEONE has to take the depreciation hit on the new boats.

Better them than me.
Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       01-10-2014, 8:44 AM Reply   
I'll say, though the job market is crap, people with jobs are making more money than ever. Anyone that has remained employed all the way through the recession makes considerably more now than then, but will probably agree that you do twice as much work as you did in 2007ish. Its like the business has returned, but the work is being done by fewer people.

Also, as Chris said, the stock market killed it in 2013.

On another note, about 2009, the entire boat market changed. Financing was out completely and only cash buyers continued to buy boats. The boat market in general has given up on common folks. The cable is for common folks now.
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-10-2014, 8:47 AM Reply   
I bet most of the "I pay cash" people really have a 15 year note on there boats. Not all of them but I would venture to say most of them. IMO anyone with that much money to toss around would invest it in something that makes them more money. I know even if I had that much cash it would be extremely hard to write that check. But I don't so no need in worrying about it!
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       01-10-2014, 8:53 AM Reply   
I think it could also come down to that, yes, they have the money but like anything we all choose where to spend our money. I'm hoping to upgrade boats this year and will probably spend between $50-60k (CDN) to do so. There is now way in hell I would even consider spending that on a car or truck.
Old    Spencer Coon (spencercoon)      Join Date: Mar 2011       01-10-2014, 8:56 AM Reply   
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I bet most of the "I pay cash" people really have a 15 year note on there boats. Not all of them but I would venture to say most of them. IMO anyone with that much money to toss around would invest it in something that makes them more money. I know even if I had that much cash it would be extremely hard to write that check. But I don't so no need in worrying about it!
Most folk that I know in that income category make it a personal rule not to finance "toys". There are exceptions though...
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 9:02 AM Reply   
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Most folk that I know in that income category make it a personal rule not to finance "toys". There are exceptions though...
Exactly what he said.
Folks who are making 250k/yr, which is right around 20k/mo, and only 5k/mo in living expenses bank roll dollars quite quick. That's a residual of 15k/mo, and id be willing to guarantee no truck payment, credit cards paid in full monthly, and most likely no mortgage payment..

So does paying 100k cash for a boat really seem that unattainable? Imo, no.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 9:04 AM Reply   
It's funny as hell hearing guys say waste the best years of your life saving and when your 45 pay cash! Wtf get outta here finance it pay $200 a month and enjoy yourself now with some hoes! Boats and hoes!
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 9:05 AM Reply   
All you can eat
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Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 9:06 AM Reply   
Everybody but this so it goes up!
Old    Ryan K (FastR3DN3K)      Join Date: Jun 2013       01-10-2014, 9:08 AM Reply   
Not gonna lie, most of my stuff is financed, although there are a few things that are free and clear. Luckily I'm still living well within my means, and should be getting a promotion in the next couple weeks, so that'll help pad the savings account even more. As for what I do, I like to call it "white trash cash"...or oilfield money for those easily offended.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 9:13 AM Reply   
If vplm gets bought by Microsoft or google I will be rich!!
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 9:26 AM Reply   
Me and my beat down 05 v215 ride out with no payment. Towed by my tired old 05 Chevy half ton without a payment.
My car is paid for, but again I'm just driving a, forbid me, another used vehicle.
My dirtbikes are second hand as well. Please forgive my white trash second hand equipment. But I'm payment free!

Am I the coolest guy at the launch or on the lake, no. But my truck has 60k miles and gets the job done, and my v215 is a decent boat to tug myself and my scumbag friends who like to spill their cheap beer, and are jobless *******s.
Could I make a payment and tow my xstar with a badass king ranch diesel and make a payment until I'm 40, sure. All the hoes will dig it.
But for now, I think I'm content and would rather invest that money.

And hopefully in 10yrs I'll be that dbag paying 140k cash for a Wakeboat. Haha

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Old    MICAH HARPER (MICAH_HARPER)      Join Date: Apr 2010       01-10-2014, 9:39 AM Reply   
i bought a 50k boat at 26......with a 15yr note........and aint ashamed. Hell i aint gonna be young for ever
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 9:40 AM Reply   
Hell ya!!
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-10-2014, 9:41 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by MICAH_HARPER View Post
i bought a 50k boat at 26......with a 15yr note........and aint ashamed. Hell i aint gonna be young for ever
I did the same. I plan on upgrading next year to another 15 year note! Not real sure if my knees will hold out until I turn 40-45.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 9:44 AM Reply   
At 26 we were rolling the barefoot nautique full of hoes
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 9:45 AM Reply   
I can't wrap my head around the 15yr note thing.
I have a 99 centurion (that I now need to sell after the purchase of the v215) that on the 15yr note theory would just now be getting paid off if one was to buy in 99. Do not want that.
Couldn't imagine paying off a boat that id buy this year, in 2030 when I'm close to 40 years old and the boat is wayy outdated

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Old    MICAH HARPER (MICAH_HARPER)      Join Date: Apr 2010       01-10-2014, 9:46 AM Reply   
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I did the same. I plan on upgrading next year to another 15 year note! Not real sure if my knees will hold out until I turn 40-45.
BOOM.....thats whats up
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 9:48 AM Reply   
15 years is along time and alot of interest
Old    MICAH HARPER (MICAH_HARPER)      Join Date: Apr 2010       01-10-2014, 9:48 AM Reply   
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I can't wrap my head around the 15yr note thing.
I have a 99 centurion (that I now need to sell after the purchase of the v215) that on the 15yr note theory would just now be getting paid off if one was to buy in 99. Do not want that.
Couldn't imagine paying off a boat that id buy this year, in 2030 when I'm close to 40 years old and the boat is wayy outdated
who said anything about keeping it 15 yrs...lol
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 9:49 AM Reply   
But better then sitting on wakewirld
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-10-2014, 9:50 AM Reply   
I took a 15 year note because you can always pay more a month. I like knowing that if I damage something and have to be out a grand or so I can always make the $250 a month with not putting me in a bind. If you trade up every year or even every 2 years it really doesn't matter. Not sure how often you ride but 200 a week in fuel gets steep as well.
Old    MICAH HARPER (MICAH_HARPER)      Join Date: Apr 2010       01-10-2014, 9:51 AM Reply   
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15 years is along time and alot of interest
well....its eaither that or not be able to afford one at all....lol.

aint no way in could pay a $700-800 a month boat payment ...plus gas...lol

ill take my $400 a month and have a heck of a good time
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 9:53 AM Reply   
How many of you have 8yr notes on your trucks?
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 9:54 AM Reply   
Mines paid!
Old    MICAH HARPER (MICAH_HARPER)      Join Date: Apr 2010       01-10-2014, 9:54 AM Reply   
paid for 07 silverado....nothing special
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-10-2014, 9:55 AM Reply   
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How many of you have 8yr notes on your trucks?
Not me. took a 5 year on the truck. 8 more months and its finally mine! Ill drive it till the wheels fall off!
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 9:56 AM Reply   
And the only credit card debt I carry......is these 808's I'm about to order! Haha
Old    MICAH HARPER (MICAH_HARPER)      Join Date: Apr 2010       01-10-2014, 9:57 AM Reply   
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Not me. took a 5 year on the truck. 8 more months and its finally mine! Ill drive it till the wheels fall off!
i heard that.....plan on running my chevy till i cant run no more......plus its only use for a tow vehicle..... got me a little cobalt i drive back and forth to work 32 mpg....better than 17
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 9:57 AM Reply   
Merica!!!!!
Old    MICAH HARPER (MICAH_HARPER)      Join Date: Apr 2010       01-10-2014, 10:01 AM Reply   
Usa..usa..usa
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Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-10-2014, 10:01 AM Reply   
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i heard that.....plan on running my chevy till i cant run no more......plus its only use for a tow vehicle..... got me a little cobalt i drive back and forth to work 32 mpg....better than 17
Same here. Its just a tow vehicle NOW! It was a daily driver until the lift. Now its a 97 540I grocery getter that gets me from A to B....... and its paid for, with liability only!
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 10:15 AM Reply   
Lets all sell our boats and pitch in on a g series!
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       01-10-2014, 10:16 AM Reply   
Most people don't keep boat loans for 15 years. However, the industry is designed around them. Part of that reason is that larger coastal boats are VERY expensive. Next time you go to the boat show, go check out a 34 foot sea ray. It's 3x the cost of a G23.

I took the 12 year loan (and on only ~1/2 of the purchase price) because that's where the best rate is. I'll make double payments and a few lump payments around tax return time and get it paid off in around 5 years.

I justify the boat payment by driving a modest 2008 Honda Civic as my every day car. My wife drives the tow vehicle since she works closer to the house. This minimizes fuel costs since i'm 15+ miles from work.

Also, for reference, the boat in question is an Axis A20, certainly not anything like a G series.

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Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-10-2014, 10:18 AM Reply   
Merica!!!
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Old    Bill Amaral (soonerbilly)      Join Date: Jul 2013       01-10-2014, 10:23 AM Reply   
I can't see paying 100 G's for a boat. Ill stick with my old Cali, not by anymeans a BADA$$ boat, but it gets me and my family out on the weekends. I tow it with my 2006 Nissan Frontier or the wifes Eco Flex. All my stuff except my house is paid for. Not because we killed it in the stock market but because we live within our means, we arent out to be the ramp heros, we just want to have fun and make memories with the kids. Maybe one day we'll get a new to us boat with one of the surf attachments but someone else will have def taken the hit for the depreciation.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 10:24 AM Reply   
Mmmm fridaddy!
Old    210 SANTE (Paxdad)      Join Date: Jun 2013       01-10-2014, 10:24 AM Reply   
To amass money you have to rob Peter to pay Paul.... Declare bankruptcy when this goes tactic goes south and then start over. Obama has seemed to do it ever since he entered a political office!!
While you are doing this you have to make sure that you keep what you generate in cash and hide it in tax free interests. That could be offshore, in another currency system, or best yet in Mason jars buried all around your house!!!
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       01-10-2014, 10:32 AM Reply   
Im 22 and i did a 12 year note on my boat. Put 2k down. But I pay more than my payment most months. I'm young, want to be able to have fun while I can still get around. But mine will be for sale at the end of this summer to start my own branch of my mothers business financing rent to own eagle buildings. Maybe in a year or two after that I can step into a g23!


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Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 10:32 AM Reply   
Anyone else think the G series are ugly, but they attain a cool factor because they are expensive?

Kind of reminds me of American Force wheels. Most of them are ugly. But remain cool because they are 8 grand for a set
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       01-10-2014, 10:36 AM Reply   
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Anyone else think the G series are ugly, but they attain a cool factor because they are expensive?

Kind of reminds me of American Force wheels. Most of them are ugly. But remain cool because they are 8 grand for a set
They don't attain a cool factor because of the price tag, they attain a cool factor because they are highly functional and well known as one of the best wakes possible right now. They compete with, what? 1 or 2 other boats for best wake? They also have NSS available for easy surfing. On top of that, they are a well built boat by a company that has a TON of experience in water sports.

Besides, I wouldn't call it ugly. Best looking boat on the water? No. Best looking wake boat on the water? Probably not. Ugly? No.
Old    Scott (scottb7)      Join Date: Oct 2012       01-10-2014, 10:39 AM Reply   
I agree. It does seem like common folk are outnumbered. But this is nothing compared to planetnautique. I think they out to re name that one to g23 forum.
Old    210 SANTE (Paxdad)      Join Date: Jun 2013       01-10-2014, 10:48 AM Reply   
I bought my 2014 G25 because an acquaintance of mine purchased a G23 and thought of him having a more expensive set up than me really hit me like a football bat. I then one upped him by purchasing a 2014 Range Rover Autobiography LWB the next day to pull it with. My 16 year old son is telling me that the Autobiography (his daily driver) just shut up everyone at his school that has a Jeep.
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 10:54 AM Reply   
While we are talking about frivolous expensive ****, I'm trying to order some xs-808's, but I'm only seeing them on the website in silver.
I need the xs-808-B - b for black to match my xs650-B that I have.

Do they not come in black?
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-10-2014, 11:01 AM Reply   
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While we are talking about frivolous expensive ****, I'm trying to order some xs-808's, but I'm only seeing them on the website in silver.
I need the xs-808-B - b for black to match my xs650-B that I have.

Do they not come in black?
Only the SW-808s come in black
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       01-10-2014, 11:02 AM Reply   
Some of us were richer before we took up boating...

Just saying...

Actually I can be in the boat all day doing anything for less than it costs me to take the family skiing. I'm keeping my paid for boat because I have seen nothing better for me.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 11:02 AM Reply   
Back in black! Just a question I'm asking myself is everyone that is in to wake boarding white?
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 11:03 AM Reply   
Hella white people!!
Old     (RideGull)      Join Date: Apr 2012       01-10-2014, 11:20 AM Reply   
Boardman, being able to afford a 100k boat is not exclusive to 1%ers. Thats hilarious if you think that.
Who cares what other people are able to do with their money?

And I like how you are taking my comment so far.
I'm not able to pay cash for one of these boats either, but I've been in the boating idustry since my first job at 15 so when I see a brand new almost fully loaded for 20 thousand less than what i usually see it go far, yea i think its a pretty good deal.
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-10-2014, 11:32 AM Reply   
It all comes down to individual priorities. I've seen people waste money and go broke, but I've also seen people die rich with no experiences at all. My wife's grandfather died rich in a crappy nursing home because he was too cheap to pay for a better one. My wife and I aren't rich, but we do pretty well. We didn't travel as much as we should have before we had kids, because we were trying to save for kids, and now regret it. I see having a nice boat as a way to enjoy our money while young and give my kids something to enjoy. As long as the payments don't hamper my ability to do other things I see no issue in doing a 15 year loan. I'd hate to wait till I could buy it with cash and have my kids too old to get into it, and I be too old to go out and enjoy it.
Old    Bill Amaral (soonerbilly)      Join Date: Jul 2013       01-10-2014, 11:40 AM Reply   
Yep....time is the most valuable depreciating asset. You can make more money....cant add time. So get what you can and have some fun!!!!!
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 11:41 AM Reply   
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Only the SW-808s come in black
Well that puts a damper on my day.
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-10-2014, 11:43 AM Reply   
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Well that puts a damper on my day.
Just order the SWs they are the same speaker just a different grill
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       01-10-2014, 11:44 AM Reply   
@Ridegull…sorry to disappoint but its not just all about you. I hope that doesn't derail you narcissism.

I'm not talking about affording one..I'm talking about all the people "paying cash" for them. But your right your certainly don't have to be a 1%er to finance one. It amazes me still how easy it is to get financing even after the crash.

Your comment was just fresh in my mind..just giving you a hard time. There is someone new almost daily talking how they have a 100K burning a hole and they will be slapping it down on a boat a bunch of perfect strangers(WW) pick out for them. Another favorite was my boss told me to go pick out a boat for the shop, what should I buy. He said whatever is fine as long as I like it.

I have asked at most of the dealerships locally and the answer is always the same…very few of the boats are bought cash. VERY FEW, as in a handful a year. Considering we are one of the biggest inboard markets in the country, I'd say thats probably a pretty fair representation of the market as a whole. Those few people must all grace us here on WW.
Old     (Ttime41)      Join Date: Nov 2011       01-10-2014, 11:50 AM Reply   
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Back in black! Just a question I'm asking myself is everyone that is in to wake boarding white?
Haha I've wondered this as well. When I picture the faces behind the screen names on here I tend to think of middle age white dudes
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 11:55 AM Reply   
All of us are white!!!
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       01-10-2014, 11:59 AM Reply   
Anybody ride with any African Americans who shred?


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Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 12:03 PM Reply   
I've never seen a brotha on the water
Old    Chase Griggers (Griggs24)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-10-2014, 12:07 PM Reply   
Seen them at the ramp but never on the water.......
Old     (RideGull)      Join Date: Apr 2012       01-10-2014, 12:14 PM Reply   
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@Ridegull…sorry to disappoint but its not just all about you. I hope that doesn't derail you narcissism.

I'm not talking about affording one..I'm talking about all the people "paying cash" for them. But your right your certainly don't have to be a 1%er to finance one. It amazes me still how easy it is to get financing even after the crash.

Your comment was just fresh in my mind..just giving you a hard time. There is someone new almost daily talking how they have a 100K burning a hole and they will be slapping it down on a boat a bunch of perfect strangers(WW) pick out for them. Another favorite was my boss told me to go pick out a boat for the shop, what should I buy. He said whatever is fine as long as I like it.

I have asked at most of the dealerships locally and the answer is always the same…very few of the boats are bought cash. VERY FEW, as in a handful a year. Considering we are one of the biggest inboard markets in the country, I'd say thats probably a pretty fair representation of the market as a whole. Those few people must all grace us here on WW.
I see youre from MN, not too far from my hometown near minneapolis. Definitely true that not many people in that area pay cash. Unless youre by lake minnetonka haha. mn inboard sells a stupid amount of malibus on that lake, and im sure a lot of them are cash and traded for new a couple years later.
where i live now, we actually have a decent amount of people pay in full. its a relative to where you live though.
ive noticed a lot of threads like "which boat" or "boss told me to pick a boat" threads look like dealers pushing a product. that or people like the controversy those threads bring.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 12:14 PM Reply   
I have them tell me I'm a crazy whiteboy for wake and snowboarding. Talkin bout brothas don't do that ****e. Lol I invite them out and tell them I ll put my Bimini up so they won't get sunburned.
Old    Chase Tillett (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       01-10-2014, 12:19 PM Reply   
I have a couple that come out with me regularly. However, they drive lifted diesel trucks and are country as turnip greens.


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Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 12:19 PM Reply   
There's all kinds of them at my local ramp. See them on/in the boats. But always in a white tee, and never in the water. Hahah
Old    RB (boardman74)      Join Date: Jul 2012       01-10-2014, 12:20 PM Reply   
I thought the same thing about MN inboards…I figured with all the cake eaters on Tonka they must sell most for cash. They told me nope..95% are financed. MN inboard is actually the #1 Malibu dealer in the US.
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 12:21 PM Reply   
They don't like to be rad. Lol
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 1:03 PM Reply   
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Just order the SWs they are the same speaker just a different grill
I don't like the look of the sw's. But if that's what it has to be then that's what it has to be.
Probably will provide more protection to the speaker from my scabby friends though. Considering they are mounted between the seats and floor in the seating area.
Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-10-2014, 1:10 PM Reply   
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I don't like the look of the sw's. But if that's what it has to be then that's what it has to be.
Probably will provide more protection to the speaker from my scabby friends though. Considering they are mounted between the seats and floor in the seating area.
That they will, I went that route also due to wanting black speakers.
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 1:19 PM Reply   
Black 808's and rgb rings ordered. Stoked to hear these things
Old    John Ansorge (Ansorge10)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-10-2014, 1:24 PM Reply   
I've never seen the ones from south of France in a wakeboat but I have seen them out at havasu in those big cigarette boats..


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Old    John Ansorge (Ansorge10)      Join Date: Oct 2013       01-10-2014, 1:25 PM Reply   
Oh I'm white too...


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Old    Chris (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-10-2014, 1:26 PM Reply   
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Black 808's and rgb rings ordered. Stoked to hear these things
My buddy has a pair on his RZ2, they sound incredible. How many pair did you get?
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       01-10-2014, 2:04 PM Reply   
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My buddy has a pair on his RZ2, they sound incredible. How many pair did you get?
I started off with 1 pair to replace a pair of mm691 polks that had ONE speaker go mysteriously missing from the pair.
I have a second set of the mm691 that are brand new. Haven't even taken the boat out with them yet, that I will also most likely replace with the 808s as soon as I figure out what to do with them. Either sell them if I can or put them in my truck maybe?
Old    Chris Dirty (Dmac420sj)      Join Date: Mar 2012       01-10-2014, 2:17 PM Reply   
"They"lmfao
Old     (nitrousbird)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-10-2014, 2:27 PM Reply   
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I'll say, though the job market is crap, people with jobs are making more money than ever. Anyone that has remained employed all the way through the recession makes considerably more now than then,.
LOL, hardly. Most folks that kept the same job saw years of no bonuses, little to no raises, increased health insurance costs, loss or deduction of 401k matching, etc.

Then you have to think of inflation. If you were making 75k in 2007 and 85k now, you are making the same amount of money.

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Folks who are making 250k/yr, which is right around 20k/mo, and only 5k/mo in living expenses bank roll dollars quite quick. That's a residual of 15k/mo, and id be willing to guarantee no truck payment, credit cards paid in full monthly, and most likely no mortgage payment..

So does paying 100k cash for a boat really seem that unattainable? Imo, no.
You forgot a huge expense - taxes! It's not like that 20k a month is going home with you. Many people making that kind of bank are also living at that lifestyle as well.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-10-2014, 2:55 PM Reply   
There can't be that many rich people buying new boats, there were only 5,500 "sport" boats sold last year.
Old    Nick (drive139)      Join Date: Apr 2007       01-10-2014, 4:03 PM Reply   
I plan on buying a new boat this year and will be stroking a check for it.....right after my bank deposits the money in my account. It makes you wander how many people do that just to make people think they paid cash.
Old    156452 (WLF)      Join Date: Mar 2010       01-10-2014, 4:10 PM Reply   
I guess I'm one of those guys...what I did was leave my 80k/year engineering job for a big company at 26, sold everything i had pushed all my chips in & bought into a tiny company and through years of working my a$$ off and not being smart enough to give up it worked out well. Now it's a big company and I still love doing what im doing. I absolutely did sacrifice some level of fun when I was younger but I'm glad I did now. Everybody is different about stuff & you have to do what makes you happy. I agree not to sacrifice experiences in life though, but do everything in moderation.

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