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deerfield
09-01-2011, 11:30 PM
Debate underway on the General Chat forum about who likes and does not like the Mojo got me wondering, who actually owns the boats about which we talk and brag? So I’m tossin’ up a survey. While comments are welcome from anyone, respond to the survey only if 1) your name is actually on the title and 2) you bought new at a boat show or off a dealer floor. Also, when you pick an age group please base it on your age at the time you bought the boat. Let’s see if “old dudes” (whether or not they are dads) in fact are the target audience for Skiers Choice.

mmandley
09-01-2011, 11:35 PM
At this point im the youngest at 36 who bought Brand new LOL. I'm the sole owner of the boat as its only got my name on it. Bought under my credit only. Course im not 36 anymore LOL.

Ed G
09-02-2011, 05:57 AM
No vote from me yet

This poll needs to reflect those of us who have bought multiple brand new Moombas

we talkin' 1st Moomba or present Moomba?

And to get the facts correct...Rick T told me it was the YOUNG guys at the SC plant who insisted on the Mojo name and not the older employees.

I sorta like the Mojo boat, but will never buy one. It's too damn big. Gimme a 20' boat anyday.

Mike, I think Stacy is gonna beat you...he was 40 when he bought his second brand new Mobius

08LSV
09-02-2011, 06:07 AM
Was 32 when I bought mine. It has been my one and only..... So far..... Got it from a dealer called Liquid Wrenches in Livermore, CA and they are awesome. If you ever need a boat in Norcal call them and ask for Scott. I still drive an hour one way just for service. Gimme another 5 years and unlike Ed I think bigger is better, I'll be happy to buy a 25 foot Moomba or Supra then! I hope they make a 25 footer by then.

wolfeman131
09-02-2011, 10:17 AM
Still want to know the definition of "old dude dad."

I was 36 when I bought the OBV. Didn't need the little blue pill then & still don't.

wolfeman131
09-02-2011, 10:19 AM
maybe we need to have another poll that asks, "how old did you FEEL you were when you bought your Moomba?"

KSmith
09-02-2011, 11:00 AM
maybe we need to have another poll that asks, "how old did you FEEL you were when you bought your Moomba?"

Indeed a more interesting perspective than mere age. I may be old to most but I don't need no blue pill or walker yet... got all my teeth too...

Oh well a touch of gray, kinda suits me anyway,
That's all I had to say, but it's alright
I will get by, I will get by, I will get by, I will survive.

--Grateful Dead

To all of you too young to remember, they were a kick ass band LOL

sandm
09-02-2011, 11:16 AM
39 when I bought mine(well, a supra really, but same company)..
first boat ever owned.
don't need a blue pill, but don't have all my teeth.... damm chain link fence anyway..

jmb
09-02-2011, 11:18 AM
Shoot, I had to get rid of the kids before I could afford mine. Thats why I was late.

jpetty3023
09-02-2011, 11:32 AM
34 with 3 kids, and don't think ever gonna need no blue pill. My lsv is the second boat I've owned but first Moomba, zero hours when I bought her.


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Razzman
09-02-2011, 12:01 PM
I was 51 when I bought the LSV new in '08 off the dealer floor ... AND I don't need pills or walkers either, got y'all beat!

Razzman
09-02-2011, 12:06 PM
Was 32 when I bought mine. It has been my one and only..... So far..... Got it from a dealer called Liquid Wrenches in Livermore, CA and they are awesome. If you ever need a boat in Norcal call them and ask for Scott. I still drive an hour one way just for service. Gimme another 5 years and unlike Ed I think bigger is better, I'll be happy to buy a 25 foot Moomba or Supra then! I hope they make a 25 footer by then.

Hate to tell you this but but Liquid Wrenches sucks big time. Delta Sports Boats (where I bought mine) had the SC contract until they folded, now they were an awesome dealer and seriously cared about each and every owner. Somehow Scott got the contract. He may be a nice guy but his standards suck and he really doesn't give a crap on the after sale. Check the internet about them and there are tons of bad reviews. He screwed me twice and i'll never go back nor recommend him to anyone. He's screwed a few others I personally know as well and they feel the same.

Ed G
09-02-2011, 01:04 PM
"AND I don't need pills or walkers either, got y'all beat! "

Think so huh?

I'm 57 years old and typically run two marathons a year ( maybe just one marathon and one half marathon this year).

When I'm 60, I'm looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon

Razzman
09-02-2011, 01:09 PM
"AND I don't need pills or walkers either, got y'all beat! "

Think so huh?

I'm 57 years old and typically run two marathons a year ( maybe just one marathon and one half marathon this year).

When I'm 60, I'm looking to qualify for the Boston Marathon

I'm happy for you ... with two broken knees and both ankles fractured I ain't running anywhere.

skiyaker
09-02-2011, 02:08 PM
hey I just wanted to clarify- "old dude" is not always based on age alone- it's also a state of mind. My brother is 37 and definitely falls into the "old dude" category based on his outlook on life, but I've skied with a 60+ yr old guy that can kick my A$$ on the course and is anything but an old dude. And at the club I saw a 70 yr old guy doing back rolls on a sky ski and he's not an old dude. I think we could start another thread "you might be an old dude if" but suffice it to say if you've ever owned a wake kite and never even opened it up to give it a shot you're probably an "old dude" (just kidding Ed)

08LSV
09-02-2011, 03:37 PM
Hate to tell you this but but Liquid Wrenches sucks big time. Delta Sports Boats (where I bought mine) had the SC contract until they folded, now they were an awesome dealer and seriously cared about each and every owner. Somehow Scott got the contract. He may be a nice guy but his standards suck and he really doesn't give a crap on the after sale. Check the internet about them and there are tons of bad reviews. He screwed me twice and i'll never go back nor recommend him to anyone. He's screwed a few others I personally know as well and they feel the same.

Really? Man I am sorry to hear that. They have been good to us so far, but you never know how they treat people as a whole. Thanks for the heads up. I never checked reviews before we went as all the dealers were going out of business so fast around here I was hoping they wouldn't be closed buy the time we drove there. Who do you use now?

deerfield
09-02-2011, 04:05 PM
Still want to know the definition of "old dude dad."

Drew - Ya, I kinda wonder myself. Showed up as a term in the Mojo discussion. If it means soemone with enough disposable income to buy - or cash flow to finance - a boat, then it's a wide range looking at the poll results so far. (I'm a bookend and not tellin' which one.) Am enjoying the comments. Making me laugh. Good way to start a three-day weekend and get in the mood for Bama's Satuday pounding of Kent State. RT - Stuart

deerfield
09-02-2011, 04:11 PM
Actually, if measured by market share, looks like the old dude category is the 36 - 40 year old range. Followed equally by 31 - 35 and 41 - 45 age ranges.

LakePerson1952
09-02-2011, 04:33 PM
Hmmm. At least at this point (44 responders) I'm currently the lead at 58 (a few days shy of 59) - just bought my first Moomba a month or so ago - if I had known the value/cost relationship of Moomba I would have bought one years earlier. But I don't feel like an "old dude" - have most of my hair, all of my teeth, and don't need the blue pills - boating, swimming, and skiing has helped keep me young - Yea! For the record, I really don't like the Mojo - the name or the looks - it may well be a sweet ride.

moombadaze
09-02-2011, 09:10 PM
Mike, I did beat you-was 35 for the 1st Moomba-HA, but that was back in 2003
2nd Moomba at 40yrs old
3rd Moomba-?


Someday's I really feel the old man feeling-back, legs, looking it a little too-little gray, thinning badly.. but still no blue pill, altho maybe the wife might like the 4 hrs.....LOL

you da man
09-03-2011, 12:33 AM
37 when I bought my first and only Moomba (2008 XLV) from a dealer. Sold it at 39 and went to the darkside.

jester
09-04-2011, 01:23 PM
For some reason all the groups i join are full of old people. :). Guess some of us young guys know the great groups to hang out with regardless of age. I do not know if i did it right on getting a boat before a wife and kids but is sounds like once the wife and kids come I will fight to get out on the water.

Ed G
09-04-2011, 02:02 PM
I'm always fighting with the wife about getting out on the lake...

she always wants to go way more than I do.

She has Fridays and Saturdays off, so when I'm at work and she finds someone to go out with her,

she will hook up to boat and go.

Makes it easy on me come Saturday morning - the boat is in front of the house and just needs re-fueled.

loudsubz
09-04-2011, 04:14 PM
I was 24 when i bought my first ski boat (1995 ski ray spitfire). sold it and bought our 2010 lsv from bay marine last june, going in 3 way with my brother and father, boat is in my name as i already had the insurance setup for a ski boat. makes most sense as the boat stays at our cottage all summer and we always use it so why not go 3 ways.

Ed G
09-04-2011, 05:02 PM
I would never do it.

Co-owning a boat with a friend or especially a relative, is a recipe for disaster

loudsubz
09-04-2011, 05:47 PM
I would never do it.

Co-owning a boat with a friend or especially a relative, is a recipe for disaster

Well you also don't know the dynamic of our family. I agree on friend or relative but family is different. Since the boat stays at the cottage all summer on the lake, theres really no issue with setting up times to borrow the boat or who pays for what etc. We all chip in for gas, maintenance gets split 3 ways, so does any purchases that we all want to go in on. Win win in our case.

rdlangston13
09-05-2011, 01:32 AM
I don't really count for this thread since I boat my 08 LSV used in the fall of 2010. I was 23 when I bought it though and I don't think I will ever buy new. These things are just too expensive new and almost too expensive used.

Ed G
09-05-2011, 08:20 AM
seems like I always somehow managed to buy a new one at the right time and at the right price.

I agree, they are now just too expensive to buy new.


The total out the door price when I ordered my 2003 Outback was around $24K

and my 2009 OBV...well, lets just say that some of the used 2008 OBV's currently being sold on this board aren't to far from what I paid new.

Spending more than $40K for a new boat...this old man ain't gonna do it

skiyaker
09-05-2011, 11:35 AM
For some reason all the groups i join are full of old people. :). Guess some of us young guys know the great groups to hang out with regardless of age. I do not know if i did it right on getting a boat before a wife and kids but is sounds like once the wife and kids come I will fight to get out on the water.

my 5 year old is begging to go out on the boat today- it's currently 56 degrees, overcast, with wind from the North 20 mph- but how can I turn him down? Best thing I ever did was give up a few sets so that he could kneeboard and wakeboard.

you da man
09-06-2011, 12:46 AM
Well you also don't know the dynamic of our family. I agree on friend or relative but family is different. Since the boat stays at the cottage all summer on the lake, theres really no issue with setting up times to borrow the boat or who pays for what etc. We all chip in for gas, maintenance gets split 3 ways, so does any purchases that we all want to go in on. Win win in our case.

I met some cool guys with another brand wakeboat this year, turns out all 3 make payments on the boat and every year they get a new boat. Go figure, their 2011 boat has over 300hrs in 5 months.

c.rix
09-06-2011, 11:53 AM
I picked up my 07 obv brand new in 07 I was 24 I got a good deal on it actually cheaper than the 05 I was originally planing on buying

Now I want to sell it and get another new one and I don't think I could afford a new obv to replace mine !!!
With all the options my boat came with the 2012 is over 15 G's more for almost the same boat but newer

cab13367
09-06-2011, 01:30 PM
Was 27 when I bought my first boat (new), kept it 15 years, then bought my Moomba new when I was 42.

As far as old dude, I stay in pretty good shape between working out, playing ice hockey, basketball, tennis, and mountain biking, all with people generally in their 20's. Keeps me feeling (and hopefully) looking young(er) than my current 48 years :). I also snow ski/snowboard and of course wakeboard/surf but I don't count these as exercise :)

NCSUmoomba
09-09-2011, 01:14 PM
I think I was 28 (and still in college) when I bought my Moomba, although I didn't buy it new.