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  1. #1
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    Default New to Boating Purchase HELP

    Hi Everyone!
    Im New to this forum and im very thankful for all the help its given me so far. Im looking to buy a wakesurf/wakeboard boat and I found a 2007 Moomba Outback V for 24500. I have a hesitation with this boat because the compression test was as follows:
    Cylinder 1- 130psi
    Cylinder 2- 125psi
    Cylinder 3- 120psi
    Cylinder 4- 120psi
    Cylinder 5- 165psi
    Cylinder 6- 160psi
    Cylinder 7- 120psi
    Cylinder 8- 150psi
    also the alternator seized during the mechanical inspection due to corrosion and the tech was able to free it... for now.
    I guess what Im asking is if this is normal or too low for a motor with 350 hours on it. do you think I could get more bang for my buck with something else?

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    Do you have any more room in your budget?

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    not too much I want to keep it around 25k

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    I would keep looking. That's a big difference between cylinders.

    Jumping to an 06 or 07 LSV would be my suggestion if you can find a way to swing it. At the end of the season I bet you'll see some great examples in the higher 20s. It would be a more upfront but I think you'd be glad you did it.

    The outback is a great boat though and I think you'd be happy with it as well. Either way, hopefully we can welcome you to the family soon.

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    Ill sell you my Mobius for 14500 . solid boat, great motor, low hours.
    Yellow over White 99 Mobius 21'open on jet black double axle

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    thanks guys, the seller is going to get a second opinion on his own, he was as surprised as I was when we saw the results. there's others out there, hopefully with less saltwater damage

    Welly72,
    I'd love to check out your boat! just a little far for me...

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    Salt water and low compression? Run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigShizz View Post
    thanks guys, the seller is going to get a second opinion on his own, he was as surprised as I was when we saw the results. there's others out there, hopefully with less saltwater damage

    Welly72,
    I'd love to check out your boat! just a little far for me...
    Salt water? Not me. I know first hand what salt water does when I had my other boat.
    Jack Beams
    '05 Outback DD
    325HP EFI Indmar

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    salt water would be an immediate no-go for me, no matter the hours or condition.
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    One of my friends purchased a boat that was supposedly in salt water once and two years later spent $5k for motor replacement.
    2014 Mojo w/Surf Flow
    330 HP Indmar
    900 - Both Rears, 500 - Center, 650 - IBS

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