Looking at two boats for the same price.
2006 Skeeter ZX 190 w/ 175hp Yamaha
2008 Nitro NX 898 w/ 225hp Merc
Any opinions on either one or which you would prefer?
Curious if the older Skeeter is a better buy even if it is smaller
Thank you in advance!
Just thought I'd share my experience.... The market is flooded with boats like those. You can find a sweet deal or a guy in a pickle that needs the cash if you will keep looking at boats like that. There are tons of them available in our great state. I spent just a bit more than that but found a 21i with every bell and whistle on it because there are so many out there. People get rid of them at that age. Don't be scared to keep searching and make some fair to low offers on the ones you want. If you aren't in a hurry, you can save a bundle but of course you have to be flexible on colors and such.
My concerns from the above would be the porposing on the Skeeter and the quality of the hinges, latches, hardware, etc on the Nitro. Mine has a small wedge added under the jack plate so I don't have any porposing issues but obviously it's there for a reason.
If your heart is set on one of the above then go drive them if you can or fish out of it for a bit and see what you think. Be sure you let someone you trust look at the motor and give you there opinion. Longer is better
for most of our lakes and just remember..... Cash in hand for someone who's had a boat on the market for a while talks loudly. PM me if you have any question but my guess is, either would serve you well.