Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: new boat?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    134

    Default new boat?

    Do most of you keep your boats for a while or do you trade in and get a new one every couple of years. Im planning on keeping mine for a while.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Lake Hickory, North Carolina
    Posts
    1,390

    Default Replying to Topic 'new boat?'

    Learn all you can today. Tomorrow you may need to know it!
    .
    2004 Moomba Outback. Tower Speakers, amp, ballast, ssrr ... she's a cutie!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    134

    Default Replying to Topic 'new boat?'

    Hey Butta-Love that screen name...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Lake Hickory, North Carolina
    Posts
    1,390

    Default Replying to Topic 'new boat?'

    Learn all you can today. Tomorrow you may need to know it!
    .
    2004 Moomba Outback. Tower Speakers, amp, ballast, ssrr ... she's a cutie!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    s.e. washington state
    Posts
    2,087

    Default Replying to Topic 'new boat?'

    I had a 1979 Glastron Carlson I/O before my latest Mobius and I had that boat for 10 years until I got tired of being dragged in the water. I could either rebuild the engine, lose weight or buy a direct drive. I went the easiest route and I'm glad I did. My head makes a lousy plow. Our season is too short to justify a new boat each year unless one wants to make a fashion statement. I thought I made the fashion statement when I bought swimming trunks down to my knees. In the old days they were called cut-off shorts.
    1998 Mobius
    310 HP PCM

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Minnesota and Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,122

    Default Replying to Topic 'new boat?'

    These boats hold their value pretty well. I have had our boat going on 6 years now and have no plans to retire it, bbut we don't put nearly the number of hours I would like to on it. I have on plan to trade as yet...
    Dave
    If you believe something to be true, it will be - in it's consequences.
    http://bensonwdby.home.comcast.net/

    1999 Mobius - DD - 5.7L Carb - Perfect Pass

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chapin, SC
    Posts
    159

    Default Replying to Topic 'new boat?'

    I have an 04 Outback DD and as long as I still ski the course I will continue to have the Outback DD. I am not trading until major changes occur. Nothing wrong with mine and nothing major changed lately with the '05 / '06 Love my boat but I am not going to take on another boat just to have a new one.
    I mess with Texas

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Nashville
    Posts
    46

    Default Re: Replying to Topic 'new boat?'

    Quote Originally Posted by zabooda
    I had a 1979 Glastron Carlson I/O before my latest Mobius and I had that boat for 10 years until I got tired of being dragged in the water.
    Zabooda,

    Aside from my Mobius, the Carlson is one of my favorite boats of all time. I never owned one, but a friend of mine did. He had a CV-23 with a Berkeley Jet. An absolutely beautiful boat, even by 2006 standards. Get this - his dad bought it for him NEW for his 16th birthday. Here's a link to the brochure if anyone wants to see it: http://www.classicglastron.com/79gl-carlson-cv23.html

    It wasn't long before he drove in really shallow water and sucked a kid's tennis shoe into the intake. Fried the engine. It was fun while it lasted, though.

    As for me, I'll keep my boat for awhile (05 LSV). We did the wakeboard clinic with Dave Briscoe last Spring. He drives a loaded Supra Gravity 24 SSV. When I'm ready for a new boat, I'm pretty sure something like that is what I'll get. Sweet boat! Few years down the road though.

    Jim

  9. #9

    Default

    i learnt to ski at 5 behind my dads haines hunter 1600so. it has had 3 outbords in the 15 years but dad knows i would have a cow if he sold it. i just love my boat. OUTBOARDS ALL THE WAY!!

  10. #10

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •