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Does anyone refuse to spend more than $40,000 for a boat #10634205 02/21/15 01:30 AM
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I am amazed how it is normal to spend that kind of money. Especially every few yearso

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Re: Does anyone refuse to spend more than $40,000 for a boat [Re: franchi] #10634222 02/21/15 01:37 AM
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$40k, must be used....


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: Does anyone refuse to spend more than $40,000 for a boat [Re: franchi] #10634226 02/21/15 01:39 AM
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As my dad would say, "A new bass boat means someone owes someone a lot of money."


Re: Does anyone refuse to spend more than $40,000 for a boat [Re: franchi] #10634227 02/21/15 01:40 AM
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Well, I did BUT, only because I was not looking for a late model or new and it was to be my first bass boat and NO, I was going to pay cash and owe nothing on my new 'hobby'.
Someday maybe, God willing
God Bless

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Re: Does anyone refuse to spend more than $40,000 for a boat [Re: franchi] #10634263 02/21/15 01:52 AM
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I came close to pulling the trigger about a year ago. The more I thought about the more stupid it sounded, 60-70k for a boat. I needed a heavy boat that could handle windy TX days and I realized it didn't need to be brand new to do it. Dropped my price range down to 30k and bought a tank for less than 20. 520 does everything I need it to. Don't get me wrong, them shiny new rigs are nice but, 70k nice? Then again, I'm just a baller on a budget.


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I didn't. Got hooked around 17 years ago, my second child was on her way. Just starting my family. Was lucky my wife let me get it. My 97 Nitro 800 with Mercury 150 XR 6 was 17K. Still have it and I still love it!

Re: Does anyone refuse to spend more than $40,000 for a boat [Re: Lee in Texas] #10634281 02/21/15 01:57 AM
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Absolutely, if you take a little time you can find all the bells and whistles for less than that. I bought a Z119 Ranger with less than 40 hours for a bunch less. Had to upgrade the electronics but still way under 40K. You may have to go to a 2 year old model but the right one is always out there. It just takes some patience and looking around to find a really nice boat with most of the depreciation taken out. Now if you're going to be fishing in big time tournys than maybe you need to spend more but for a 100-125 days a year guy you can find the right boat for quite a bit under the 40K number.

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Re: Does anyone refuse to spend more than $40,000 for a boat [Re: franchi] #10634367 02/21/15 02:33 AM
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I looked at a new Ranger yesterday that could easily be well over $70k once you put all the toys you want on it OMG


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
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Don't forget if you're not paying cash there's another $10K+ or so in interest on top of the sticker price. cyclop


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Re: Does anyone refuse to spend more than $40,000 for a boat [Re: Douglas J] #10634423 02/21/15 03:01 AM
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?? Thought you had a pretty nearly new Basscat? Wrong?
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
I looked at a new Ranger yesterday that could easily be well over $70k once you put all the toys you want on it OMG


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There only one thing I've ever spent more than $20k for and I live in it.


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Re: Does anyone refuse to spend more than $40,000 for a boat [Re: Lee in Texas] #10634471 02/21/15 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted By: Lee in Texas
?? Thought you had a pretty nearly new Basscat? Wrong?
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
I looked at a new Ranger yesterday that could easily be well over $70k once you put all the toys you want on it OMG


I can still look lol


We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: Does anyone refuse to spend more than $40,000 for a boat [Re: Douglas J] #10634496 02/21/15 03:36 AM
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That I completely understand... thumb I literally drool over many on here and some for sale a lot.
Well, your still a young man, I hope you get one shipmate!
God Bless
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?? Thought you had a pretty nearly new Basscat? Wrong?
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
I looked at a new Ranger yesterday that could easily be well over $70k once you put all the toys you want on it OMG


I can still look lol


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http://bassclubofthewest.angelfire.com/ -West Ft Worth Bass Club
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Re: Does anyone refuse to spend more than $40,000 for a boat [Re: franchi] #10634499 02/21/15 03:37 AM
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I wouldn't spend more than 10-15 and even that would be stretching it. Nothing that I can do in a 70k boat that I can't do in a 15k boat. I did the new boat thing once and every time it scraped a stump I would cringe. I found my old beater skeeter was more fun to fish in. I never worried what happened to it.

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Chet hit the nail on the head. You have to look, look, look, and look. They are out there.

I picked mine up for "way" less than 70K with all the toys.



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