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New boat or not? #12819447
07/07/18 04:39 PM
07/07/18 04:39 PM
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Mark Mayben Offline OP
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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?

Re: New boat or not? [Re: Mark Mayben] #12819896
07/08/18 01:02 AM
07/08/18 01:02 AM
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Crowley, Texas
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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..

Last edited by Verkeith; 07/08/18 01:02 AM.
Re: New boat or not? [Re: Mark Mayben] #12823499
07/11/18 12:50 AM
07/11/18 12:50 AM
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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)


Last edited by Jobie99; 07/11/18 12:59 AM.
Re: New boat or not? [Re: Mark Mayben] #12823799
07/11/18 03:44 AM
07/11/18 03:44 AM
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yea, you have a fine boat as it stands now. keep it and get your moneys worth out of it. smile

Re: New boat or not? [Re: Mark Mayben] #12825459
07/12/18 02:23 PM
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Great boat and motor, keep it!

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