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O2BESOHUGE
01-12-2012, 09:48 AM
Questions For You Guys....

Would You Sell An Older Boat With 650 Low Hours To Get A 5 Year Newer Boat With 1600 Hours?

Whats The Most Hours On A Boat You Would Buy?

Thanks!
Jay

Stritt
01-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Personally, No.

Our boat is fully capable of pulling us skiing and hanging out on the beach. The new ones are really nice, but have no interest in paying the $$$$ to still have a boat capable of skiing and hanging out.

BrooksfamX2
01-12-2012, 10:01 AM
nope!............

I went from 450 hrs to 97 hrs though.

Lumbergh
01-12-2012, 10:38 AM
Our boat is fully capable of pulling us skiing and hanging out on the beach. The new ones are really nice, but have no interest in paying the $$$$ to still have a boat capable of skiing and hanging out.

This. Not a mention a payed off toy is a beautiful thing. I don't like debt.

Not to mention, 1600 hours? Rebuild cannot be far away.

agarabaghi
01-12-2012, 10:39 AM
model of boats in question?

1600 is nothing ;) I have 1800 on our 1994 Prostar 205 (salt water)

and

1230 hours on our 2006 X1...

JimN
01-12-2012, 10:41 AM
Questions For You Guys....

Would You Sell An Older Boat With 650 Low Hours To Get A 5 Year Newer Boat With 1600 Hours?

Whats The Most Hours On A Boat You Would Buy?

Thanks!
Jay

Will/can the newer boat do much/anything the older one can't?

east tx skier
01-12-2012, 10:50 AM
Unless there is something particularly unique about the new boat, i.e., it's a 1 of 25 1993 PS 190 Ltd., then I would keep what you have or find something else well maintained that doesn't have quite so many hours on the clock.

O2BESOHUGE
01-12-2012, 10:56 AM
Well, Like Many Folks I Dont Have A Bottom Less Bank Account...so Im Having To Do A "stepping Stone" Type Deal To Get The Boat I Want In The End - Which Eventually Will Be The Pro Star 197

And Like Lumbergh Said...a Paid For Toy Is Nice Too. Im Going To Keep What I Have For Now I Guess

03geetee
01-12-2012, 11:29 AM
Those are low hours man keep riding that thing!

JTR

Thrall
01-12-2012, 12:13 PM
Personally wouldn't trade "up" for one with that many hours, however, depending on the deal you cold get yourself into a 197 pretty cheap possibly.
Your boat is in great shape, so it should fetch top dollar this spring.
How much for a 1600hr 197?
I'd be less worried about the drivetrain if it had impeccable maintenance and more worried about the cost of replacing ancillary components like stereo, speakers, interior.

scott023
01-12-2012, 01:36 PM
I wouldn't trade "up" for a boat with nearly three times the hours and to assume more debt. The boat you have looks awesome, what advantage do you gain by buying this other boat?

mikeg205
01-12-2012, 03:14 PM
model of boats in question?

1600 is nothing ;) I have 1800 on our 1994 Prostar 205 (salt water)

and

1230 hours on our 2006 X1...

I love these reports...1995 with 650 hours... :):):)

mikeg205
01-12-2012, 03:16 PM
Questions For You Guys....

Would You Sell An Older Boat With 650 Low Hours To Get A 5 Year Newer Boat With 1600 Hours?

Whats The Most Hours On A Boat You Would Buy?

Thanks!
Jay

What are you getting on the newer boat that you don't have on yours now? would some inexpensive upgrades make your older boat more desirable than new boat? Tower ballast, sound, or interior?

waterlogged882
01-12-2012, 07:47 PM
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Dino Don
01-12-2012, 08:29 PM
I love these reports...1995 with 650 hours... :):):)

My 1987 190 650 HRS! I like it----:)

Jerseydave
01-12-2012, 08:47 PM
Questions For You Guys....

Would You Sell An Older Boat With 650 Low Hours To Get A 5 Year Newer Boat With 1600 Hours?

Whats The Most Hours On A Boat You Would Buy?

Thanks!
Jay

Sounds like your thinking of a 1996 Prostar 190 with 1600 hrs and letting go of your 1991 with 650 hrs? I see way more cons than pros with this deal.
Your '91 hull is considered by many as one of the best for slalom. Keep it in good shape and you should still be able to sell it later on for decent money to get your future 197.

Have I talked you down from the ledge? :)

Jerseydave
01-12-2012, 08:48 PM
Unless there is something particularly unique about the new boat, i.e., it's a 1 of 25 1993 PS 190 Ltd., then I would keep what you have or find something else well maintained that doesn't have quite so many hours on the clock.

That's a good example right there Eastie! :D;)

onewheat
01-12-2012, 09:50 PM
On the other hand as pointed out, even 1600 hours is not a lot of wear on an engine if properly maintained.

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Just as a point of reference - my Chevy Silverado has about 120,000 miles on it and right around 3000 hours. I do realize boats and trucks are different in the way you use them, BUT in a well maintained 8 cylinder engine, you should be able to get PLENTY of hours. I agree that trading up that many hours just to get 5 years newer is probably not worth it, unless you were trying to (for example) get out of a ski boat and into a wake boat or something similar.

89BigBlock
01-13-2012, 10:14 AM
I've toyed with this myself the last couple of yrs. My issue is that my family has outgrown the boat. Meaning, I'd like an open bow and more storage with a smoother wake and better fuel consumption. For me it's justifiable to upgrade to something like a 197 or 205. My .02

03geetee
01-13-2012, 05:08 PM
Watch this and try not to spit your beverage all over the screen when you see how many hours this tug had before the build....incredible! Makes our 2700+ hrs seem like nothing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr7fzXuUgI8


JTR