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Can't make up my mind!!! #12397182
08/23/17 03:43 AM
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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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Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014] #12397258
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Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014] #12397306
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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.

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Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: B. Dill] #12397335
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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.


Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014] #12397339
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Just bought a new ZX250 from Fun n Sun a few months ago...no regrets!

Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014] #12397436
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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...

Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014] #12397560
08/23/17 03:14 PM
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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.

Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014] #12397569
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Do it! But don't buy a Skeeter .... Buy this





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

Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014] #12397573
08/23/17 03:20 PM
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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.

Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: Huckleberry] #12397613
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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!

Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014] #12397626
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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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Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014] #12397699
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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.

Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014] #12397735
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Bottom line is this............if your wife said go get a new boat.... YOU GO GET A NEW BOAT! end of story! roflmao

Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: skeeterman2014] #12397754
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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

Re: Can't make up my mind!!! [Re: Huckleberry] #12397770
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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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