Originally Posted by Thrall
Quick CL search, there isn't much of anything Mastercraft for sale in Phx or Vegas, right now anyway.
Doesn't hurt to check into that one, especially if you're looking for a "deal". In my experience, people that don't take good care of their high dollar stuff generally have alot of money, which means you have a better chance of taking it off his hands for a real good price.
Arm yourself with some realistic prices on decent boats, like $40k for a 06 X2 in decent shape, then run down the list of everything you know it needs to be 100% again and shoot the guy an offer. Worst case is he says no.
Being in SD, you're right, the only convienent water is salt, so no point in getting a showroom quality boat just to deteriorate it and lose more value.
Yeah we really aren't in a hurry. This is more of a want than a need, and our current boat does everything we need it to at the time. It's just the fact that so few inboards come up for market that we are interested in, and even fewer of them are Mastercrafts.
I really hate boating in salt water, which is why I do not do it. My wife asked me if I would continue taking this boat out in salt water, and we pretty much agreed upon no. We did it with several jetskis we had and the boat requires too much time to clean in order to benefit from it.
Thanks everyone for the input!