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RMEngdahl
03-30-2014, 11:01 PM
Looking for some opinions on value for our boat. We have been talking about how nice it would be to have PP, a Bimini, closed bow, fuel injection, and a trailer on 15" wheels that doesn't drag on the driveway. For the cost of all that I could probably upgrade boats.I've come across a few 190s that have caught my eye and some 197s (wife is still invested in the open bow).
We have a carburated 1993 ford 351 HO with 850 or so hours. Gel coat is in "good" condition. To the boats advantage it is a nice grey red and blue color scheme, 1-2 spots of gel coatneeding to be touched up. PO allowed the crank to hit the bow..... Vinyl is original and some seams are pulling apart in the driver and observer seats. Trailer is in good shape. New boat buddy, removable tongue, fits into a standard length garage straight next to an f150 no problem. Teak is in great shape. Put nearly 100 hrs on it last year without an issue.
Ideas on sale price if we go that route?

RMEngdahl
03-30-2014, 11:03 PM
Another...

RMEngdahl
03-30-2014, 11:26 PM
Seams..

mikeg205
03-30-2014, 11:33 PM
nice boat - I bet that boat could fetch $11-13K this time of year. Why do you want fuel injection? A well carbureted 351HO is a great motor.

Double D
03-30-2014, 11:51 PM
I'm confused... You have a great boat that only needs upgrades. If your set on changing, losing the open bow will be a problem with the loss of space, so shoot for a 197.

RMEngdahl
03-31-2014, 08:30 AM
I'm thinking that for the money spent on those upgrades I could consider a different boat. Certainly it would cost more than the upgrades but I don't know how much money I want to put into this one that I may never get back out if it.

Ben
03-31-2014, 09:07 AM
What are you using the boat for?
It will be hard to beat that ski wake at longer line lengths (15 - 22, maybe 28) by going newer.

Newer (02+ 190/197) boats are wider and look nice, but you currently have a great skiing boat that you know works well.

Check ski it again for used pp stuff. You may be able to add pp and a new Bimini for under $1000.

FI is nice but many are ok with carb as well. If you must have it then get a new boat. That would be way to much dough to upgrade unless you are handy, have time and find an insane deal on a motor.

epnault
03-31-2014, 11:13 AM
Nice boat. Come up with a price, my brother in law is looking.
Thanks,
Eric

TxsRiverRat
03-31-2014, 11:38 AM
For the cost of all that I could probably upgrade boats.


Nope...

Quick
03-31-2014, 11:42 AM
Have a 91 190 and love the boat but would like to have a 205 for the extra room. If I were you, I would keep it unless you just want a new boat. It's going to be hard to beat the wake your current boat has.

RMEngdahl
03-31-2014, 12:57 PM
Nope...

Should have said " for what I'd spend I could justify to myself buying a different boat"

TxsRiverRat
03-31-2014, 01:13 PM
Should have said " for what I'd spend I could justify to myself buying a different boat"

By that token, you could justify anything :D :D :D

RMEngdahl
03-31-2014, 05:02 PM
Nice boat. Come up with a price, my brother in law is looking.
Thanks,
Eric


I'm not 100% sure it is for sale. Still looking for ideas about what it's worth.

cbryan70
03-31-2014, 05:26 PM
12k.....

east tx skier
03-31-2014, 09:55 PM
I'm not 100% sure it is for sale. Still looking for ideas about what it's worth.

In a month, you could get $13.5 for it I'd bet.

thatsmrmastercraft
03-31-2014, 10:09 PM
In a month, you could get $13.5 for it I'd bet.

In Minnesota, especially this year, it might be two months until that price is reached locally. That isn't to say someone won't drive a distance, because it happens quite often, Especially with a boat as good looking as this one.

east tx skier
04-01-2014, 05:28 PM
In Minnesota, especially this year, it might be two months until that price is reached locally. That isn't to say someone won't drive a distance, because it happens quite often, Especially with a boat as good looking as this one.

Ultimately, my boat traveled over 1,500 miles to its new owner in the frozen north.

Here I am making the hand off and saying goodbye to her in St. Louis (note the color scheme).

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TrgLyl-47MQ/UUvdWqKOQXI/AAAAAAAAGCM/5OwXvORWQDA/w800-h600-no/IMG_4048%255B1%255D.jpg

thatsmrmastercraft
04-01-2014, 05:37 PM
Ultimately, my boat traveled over 1,500 miles to its new owner in the frozen north.

Here I am making the hand off and saying goodbye to her in St. Louis (note the color scheme).

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TrgLyl-47MQ/UUvdWqKOQXI/AAAAAAAAGCM/5OwXvORWQDA/w800-h600-no/IMG_4048%255B1%255D.jpg

Gotta be tough to let a good MC go. Not sure I could do that with my '77.

east tx skier
04-01-2014, 05:59 PM
Gotta be tough to let a good MC go. Not sure I could do that with my '77.

It was, but after you've towed it 800 miles, it's good to get it off the hitch.

That, and for the preceding month I had owned two ski boats and was happy to be down to one.

Great boat, nonetheless. They guy who bought it from me still has it and loves it.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-01-2014, 06:23 PM
It was, but after you've towed it 800 miles, it's good to get it off the hitch.

That, and for the preceding month I had owned two ski boats and was happy to be down to one.

Great boat, nonetheless. They guy who bought it from me still has it and loves it.

I can see the overlap method would be much easier than being boatless for a period.

RMEngdahl
04-01-2014, 06:40 PM
Ultimately, my boat traveled over 1,500 miles to its new owner in the frozen north.

Here I am making the hand off and saying goodbye to her in St. Louis (note the color scheme).

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TrgLyl-47MQ/UUvdWqKOQXI/AAAAAAAAGCM/5OwXvORWQDA/w800-h600-no/IMG_4048%255B1%255D.jpg

Very nice!