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Old 03-22-2013, 10:46 PM
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Here is what I dont get.

Brands are brands and following a brand based on passion is nothing to take lightly. I love my boat brand, but aint gonna spend 45-60K on either brand to pull some skiers, toobs, and the occasional wakeboarder. So a bought a boat based on history and pride knowing it was built right. I spent 4K on a classic that I knew after careful consideration wouldnt screw me.

Fast forward after 4 years of owning a now 30 year old boat, every single fastener I ever pulled during the restoration was stainless and I reused EVERY one. Nothing was replaced because of poor installation or quality and that is very hard to believe. Boat has endured 30 years of abuse and still runs like a clock. That is why I will and did buy a Mastercraft because it didnt lie to me. Still hasnt let me down and I dont love it because of what it has, it is what it made of and from that will make me always buy Mastercraft.



Get nearly 3K hours on your Ski Nautical Dingy and then come talk to me about quality.

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:08 PM
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Correct Craft is nothing to snicker at, but I'm with MasterCraft all the way. In the future if we do get a another boat, it would be very difficult to pursuade us into a different brand.

Speaking of, In the SW Michigan area, Moomba seems to be gaining some steam. Most people who buy them are looking for a cheaper boat just to pull tubers though. They are nice but there's no comparison to MC in my mind.....I'm pretty bias though.
My brother was servicing for a Moomba dealer in south central Michigan. His take is that the new Moomba and Supras can't compete with the quality of our 85 MasterCraft. The Nautique are about as solid a boat as I've seen. The only experience I have with new MasterCrafts and how they're holding up is through teamtalk, and I would say they don't seem to be any better than Nautique right now from what I see here. They are definitely the top 2. If anyone at MasterCraft wants to convince me, they can give me an x-14 or a 197 and I will be glad to document its performance and reliability here.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:43 AM
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Here is what I dont get.

Brands are brands and following a brand based on passion is nothing to take lightly. I love my boat brand, but aint gonna spend 45-60K on either brand to pull some skiers, toobs, and the occasional wakeboarder. So a bought a boat based on history and pride knowing it was built right. I spent 4K on a classic that I knew after careful consideration wouldnt screw me.

Fast forward after 4 years of owning a now 30 year old boat, every single fastener I ever pulled during the restoration was stainless and I reused EVERY one. Nothing was replaced because of poor installation or quality and that is very hard to believe. Boat has endured 30 years of abuse and still runs like a clock. That is why I will and did buy a Mastercraft because it didnt lie to me. Still hasnt let me down and I dont love it because of what it has, it is what it made of and from that will make me always buy Mastercraft.

Get nearly 3K hours on your Ski Nautical Dingy and then come talk to me about quality.

Love JTR
Love that red flake. The S&S boats just sit perfectly in the water.

I'm thrilled with my 25 year old MC as well. $6,500 well spent. Detailing it to my finicky standards has revealed how well MCs are built. Love having folks push on the hull and watch the looks on their faces when the glass doesn't give.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:06 AM
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Am I missing something or did a few posts get deleted in this thread?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:50 AM
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Here is what I dont get.

Brands are brands and following a brand based on passion is nothing to take lightly. I love my boat brand, but aint gonna spend 45-60K on either brand to pull some skiers, toobs, and the occasional wakeboarder. So a bought a boat based on history and pride knowing it was built right. I spent 4K on a classic that I knew after careful consideration wouldnt screw me.

Fast forward after 4 years of owning a now 30 year old boat, every single fastener I ever pulled during the restoration was stainless and I reused EVERY one. Nothing was replaced because of poor installation or quality and that is very hard to believe. Boat has endured 30 years of abuse and still runs like a clock. That is why I will and did buy a Mastercraft because it didnt lie to me. Still hasnt let me down and I dont love it because of what it has, it is what it made of and from that will make me always buy Mastercraft.



Get nearly 3K hours on your Ski Nautical Dingy and then come talk to me about quality.

Love JTR
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Love that red flake. The S&S boats just sit perfectly in the water.

I'm thrilled with my 25 year old MC as well. $6,500 well spent. Detailing it to my finicky standards has revealed how well MCs are built. Love having folks push on the hull and watch the looks on their faces when the glass doesn't give.
You guys and your new boats

Mastercraft quality is truly impressive from the very beginning.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:00 AM
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Am I missing something or did a few posts get deleted in this thread?
No John your not.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:02 AM
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No John your not.
Harold.........is that you?
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:11 AM
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Harold.........is that you?
Please tell me Harold didn't get Johns MC infor. again.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:15 AM
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:56 PM
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Yes some are missing.... If you are the Mod... and they are deleted.. Who does that? Other Mods (cause they made similar comments) or higher powers?
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