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#12281737 - 06/06/17 05:07 PM Which boat?
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Experienced opinions please!

Looking at 2 Nitro z7's

One is a 2009 with unbelievably low hours, garage kept, MINT condition. Had to replace the shaft due to hitting a log. Also replaced the gas tank and censor.

The other is a 2011 with a 2015 Mercury under warranty for another few years due to blowing the old motor. Also garage kept and in otherwise good shape.

The latter is more expensive by 3k-4k.

Looking for some pointers or perspective. Anything that will help. Please note that this is also my first boat. For what it's worth.
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#12281805 - 06/06/17 05:58 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: i-Fish]
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Registered: 04/05/17
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low hours is not always good ...I would probably go with the 2011 or whichever one you can take out on the water for a test run.

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#12281817 - 06/06/17 06:11 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: saTx25844]
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Originally Posted By: saTx25844
low hours is not always good ...I would probably go with the 2011 or whichever one you can take out on the water for a test run.



I can likely get both out on the water. The 2009 has also just been serviced. I also wouldn't make a purchase without having a mechanic look at it. If the seller won't allow it then he's not selling to me.
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#12281826 - 06/06/17 06:16 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: i-Fish]
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What motors are on them. A lot of Nitros have been sold underpowered.
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#12281925 - 06/06/17 07:10 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: HasBen]
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Originally Posted By: HasBen
What motors are on them. A lot of Nitros have been sold underpowered.



2007 has the 150 EFI

2009 has the 200 Pro XS
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#12282198 - 06/06/17 09:51 PM Re: Which boat? [Re: i-Fish]
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Personally I would have to lean towards the 09 with the 200... even though I have a 591 which is equivalent to a Z7 I have never felt like it was underpowered with a 150, but a 200 would be even better.

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