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#12397182 - 08/22/17 10:43 PM Can't make up my mind!!!
skeeterman2014 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/02/14
Posts: 96
Loc: honey hole on fork
I currently have a 2000 Skeeter ZX 195 C free and clear all mine. Love the boat!! BUT I'm thinking it's time for a brand new Skeeter. Wife said go for it..i hit the floor. Now this may be dumb to some but I'm not sure what to do. Really want that new boat but that comes with payments. HELP!!!

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#12397258 - 08/23/17 04:36 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014]
TheFluke215 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/16/11
Posts: 562
Loc: Texas
You only live once. "I've never seen a hearse with a luggage rack ". -George Strait

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#12397306 - 08/23/17 06:36 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014]
B. Dill Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/16/13
Posts: 651
Loc: Houston
I'd recommend a 2 year old boat with all the goodies, low hours and a warranty. Let the original owner take the hit. You can probably save $20,000.00.


Edited by B. Dill (08/23/17 06:36 AM)

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#12397335 - 08/23/17 07:08 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: B. Dill]
Happykamper Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 8844
Loc: Southlake, Texas
Originally Posted By: B. Dill
I'd recommend a 2 year old boat with all the goodies, low hours and a warranty. Let the original owner take the hit. You can probably save $20,000.00.


This is a good idea, then get it paid for and maybe the next boat can be a brand new one.
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#12397339 - 08/23/17 07:12 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014]
DuctsZX250 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/23/12
Posts: 532
Just bought a new ZX250 from Fun n Sun a few months ago...no regrets!

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#12397436 - 08/23/17 08:36 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014]
grout-scout Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 7079
Loc: Boerne, Texas
If you do it, go brand new and not used. I was in the same mindset that you're in, just couldn't stand the thought of spending that much. So I bought a newer used boat, mistake...

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#12397560 - 08/23/17 10:14 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014]
BassBlack Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/07/05
Posts: 147
Loc: Lake Fork
Man achieves greatest wealth when what you work hard for goes to yourself and not others!
Don't know your situation but with a boat that you "love" is paid for
Maybe you do some great upgrades with "monthly payments" you would now be locked in to
For who knows how long your thinking. That's just my 3 cents worth.

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#12397569 - 08/23/17 10:19 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014]
Huckleberry Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 18120
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Do it! But don't buy a Skeeter .... Buy this





The 9th one down on this list
http://www.bassboatcentral.com/boats4salebullet.htm

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#12397573 - 08/23/17 10:20 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014]
Outdoordude Online   happy
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 2226
You only live once. As long as you can afford the payments plus higher insurance without hurting your family's way of life, and your income is rock solid beyond the duration of the financing, then buy that thing. Build it exactly how you want it with the exact colors you want so that you'll want to keep it a long time.

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#12397613 - 08/23/17 10:43 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: Huckleberry]
LinkLowrance Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 551
Loc: On the Wheel
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
Do it! But don't buy a Skeeter .... Buy this





The 9th one down on this list
http://www.bassboatcentral.com/boats4salebullet.htm




That rig is nasty. Sharp!

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#12397626 - 08/23/17 10:50 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014]
cephusjoe Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 1416
I am in the same boat. Excuse the pun. But I have a 2011 zx 190. I love my boat and it's paid for. I have 2 sons, one that already fished with me and when my youngest boy gets big enough to come along my wife wants to come along too. We will need a bigger boat in the few years. I have been doing my research and looking at all the pros and cons of all different manufacturers. I will know what I want when the times comes. I say get what you can afford. My next one will be a top of the line, and i will keep forever.
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#12397699 - 08/23/17 11:27 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014]
Txduckhunter Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1944
Loc: Lake Fork
Mine was paid for and I loved it.
Only reason I sold it and bought another was because I wanted a warranty on the motor.

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#12397735 - 08/23/17 11:49 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014]
Sinkey Online   content
Tidy Scoop

Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 5086
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Bottom line is this............if your wife said go get a new boat.... YOU GO GET A NEW BOAT! end of story! roflmao

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#12397754 - 08/23/17 11:58 AM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014]
stratos1760dv-Jeremy Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 550
Loc: McKinney, TX
I envy your situation.

Do not answer, just for you to think about:

Is everything else paid for that is essential and other debt? IRA 401k maxed out every year, 2 years of annual living by expenses saved is everything else paid for like House, trucks, cars, life, insurance, college loans.

What do you want that the new boat has that your boat doesn't and more so can't have?

If you like how it rides, happy with size; space, storage,and not worried about hull or motor then,

I would be opportunistic and just look and wait for a killer deal that has everything you want to the T

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#12397770 - 08/23/17 12:04 PM Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: Huckleberry]
the skipper Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 4285
Loc: nederland, TX
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
Do it! But don't buy a Skeeter .... Buy this





The 9th one down on this list
http://www.bassboatcentral.com/boats4salebullet.htm

Oooooohhhhhh yes! That thing is sweet

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