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#11559726 - 04/22/16 05:40 PM Buying new used boat.
flipflap Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/06/08
Posts: 284
Loc: Rockwall,TX
So I am in the market for a new used boat. I have been looking at Skeeter ZX series boat with Yamaha SHO. Tell me why I shouldn't buy this boat and what boat I should buy. My budget is $43000 out the door this must included poles and 9inch plus graphes front and back.

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#11559741 - 04/22/16 05:57 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
JMac-D Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/27/13
Posts: 1404
Loc: Cleburne Tx
Unless it has a ton of warranty, and you plan to sell before the warranty expires. I wouldn't buy a boat with a SHO. Every used boat with a SHO seems to have a new power head.


Edited by JMac-D (04/22/16 05:59 PM)

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#11559750 - 04/22/16 06:10 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
921 Phoenix Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/21/11
Posts: 1837
Loc: Lake Fork
The Sho's had problems with power heads till early 2012 they do not have many problems now. they have all been fixed the last ones have a recall right now to have the few that are left fixed. I would not be scare of a Sho after 2012 for sure. ZX's are good boats. I would also look at a good used 721 Phoenix in that price range. good luck ether way

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#11559837 - 04/22/16 07:14 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1158
Loc: Lufkin Texas
I love when someone bashes a sho. Do y'all not remember the optipop when it came out? Sad thing is now the sho is performing with the mercs while not burning the oil and gas. Since the updated bearings there is not a "problem" with a Sho.


Edited by Andrew Y'Barbo (04/22/16 07:15 PM)

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#11559899 - 04/22/16 07:40 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
JCHANDLER Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/15/12
Posts: 158
Whatever you buy, take it to a boat dealer mechanic to do an inspection on motor,boat and trailer. You will sleep better at night, trust me!

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#11559909 - 04/22/16 07:45 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
mudd Offline
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Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 2549
Loc: Shreveport, La
They had a recall on 2011 models. My friend has one that hasn't been changed out yet. Running smooth
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#11559962 - 04/22/16 08:12 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
flipflap Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/06/08
Posts: 284
Loc: Rockwall,TX
Thanks guys for the info. I am looking at a 2012 fx 20 with a 250 sho with 200 hours. I figure if it ha sent blown up yet it should be good.

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#11559964 - 04/22/16 08:12 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
Ban-D Offline
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Registered: 02/08/10
Posts: 6707
Loc: Tx
Man Its all the same now. Get what you want and keep up the maitenence.

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#11560037 - 04/22/16 08:48 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
bronco71 Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1051
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Also check the trailer! Tubing trailers tend to have interior rust problems, C channel is way better....

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#11560044 - 04/22/16 08:50 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 18454
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
SHO's are fine now, first year or 2 had some issues, but it is a strong motor.
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#11560047 - 04/22/16 08:51 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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Originally Posted By: flipflap
Thanks guys for the info. I am looking at a 2012 fx 20 with a 250 sho with 200 hours. I figure if it ha sent blown up yet it should be good.


A lot of wisdom in that statement.
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#11560189 - 04/22/16 10:00 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
jimritcholds481 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/15
Posts: 66
do not buy a yamaha, go with a ranger legend or phenix, not a fan of skeeters as the rough water ride is wet and rough. have heard good things out of basscats, can't go wrong with a 250 mercy pro xs. all are just my personal opinions if i offended you, well buck up buttercup. you should do some test drives to get it all figured out with what you want, thats what i did and I'm in a legend, fast smooth dry and stable.

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#11560240 - 04/22/16 10:26 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
bradnitro175 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 3891
Loc: Dallas,tx
Id get the biggest phenix,the new legend,or a basscat eyra or caracol.it's a Shame you can't buy a new one for 43000 tho

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#11560262 - 04/22/16 10:39 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
Chatter bait Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/19/16
Posts: 4
The 2015 SHO. BC My boat blew up. It had less than 20hrs. In shop needs new power head.

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#11560271 - 04/22/16 10:44 PM Re: Buying new used boat. [Re: flipflap]
patriot07 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 17209
Loc: chateau d'if
Personally, no way I'd spend $43k on a boat with a motor that has no warranty and a history of powerhead problems.

Get a Merc or Etec or include motor work in your budget. You might not like the answer, but that's my opinion and you asked for them. Of course, you know what they say about opinions...
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