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#12819447 - 07/07/18 11:39 AM New boat or not?
mrm4545 Offline

Registered: 10/17/16
Posts: 120
Loc: N. Texas
Hoping to get some pros & cons that I may not have thought of.........

Have a 2015 NiTRO Z8 that has (2 weeks ago) been re-powered with the new Merc 250 Pro XS 4stroke. My initial thought was, nothing wrong with the boat & value increased by about 8K-10K with the new unit... I should keep it since I'm in a good equity position (rare for boats, lol).

Alternately, I am in a good equity position and could upgrade to a completely new boat, which would also have the new Merc on it. Going back and forth on the best decision, any thoughts out there?

#12819896 - 07/07/18 08:02 PM Re: New boat or not? [Re: mrm4545]
Verkeith Offline

Registered: 01/06/15
Posts: 276
Loc: Crowley, Texas
I'm not a pro or a con....but do what's best for you. I'm in the market for a new boat, trying to sell my 2012 Skeeter TZX170...should I sell it, should I trade it, should I keep it...decisions, decisions and more decisions..

Edited by Verkeith (07/07/18 08:02 PM)

#12823499 - 07/10/18 07:50 PM Re: New boat or not? [Re: mrm4545]
Jobie99 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/14/03
Posts: 784
Loc: San Antonio, TX
a few things that I always remind myself of when i get the itch
1.) in the book the millionaire next door one of the keys to wealth is driving paid off cars for as long as you can
2.) when i bought my current boat i hated going into the heavy cover because i didn't want to tear up my boat
3.) a boat is a tool to catch fish. if there isn't a problem with your fishing platform I would pass or invest in upgrading equipment . You can buy a new graph or trolling motor each year on what you'll pay in boat payments.

One last thing i forgot to mention, the only reason why i get rid of my 98 Nitro was because it was an 18 footer and I speered wave on a big lake in rough water (that is a fishing platform issue for me)

Edited by Jobie99 (07/10/18 07:59 PM)

#12823799 - 07/10/18 10:44 PM Re: New boat or not? [Re: mrm4545]
timbertoes Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/07/09
Posts: 1682
Loc: Van Alstyne
yea, you have a fine boat as it stands now. keep it and get your moneys worth out of it. smile

#12825459 - 07/12/18 09:23 AM Re: New boat or not? [Re: mrm4545]
Woods & Water Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1539
Loc: Texas Waters
Great boat and motor, keep it!


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