Used bass boat what to buy??
Posted November 20 2004 - 10:07 PM
Thanks & tight lines
Posted November 22 2004 - 10:14 AM
Posted November 26 2004 - 12:57 AM
$12K will get you a nice ride. make sure you do a lot of research and ask a lot of questions. Remember you will be putting $$ (maybe 1000?)into this rig after you buy it Budget accordingly.
Get exactly the model you want! Don't compromise - you will never be happy.
Boat values found at NADA link at boattraderonline.
Check these sources online:
Maybe inquire politiely through a local bass club if anyone wants to sell. This could be an inside line.
Winter is better time to buy than spring when everyone raises the prices. IMHO hardest seller to deal with is someone who neglected their boat, realizes they want or need to sell it so pumps $$ into refitting and then wants to recoup the investment.
Posted November 26 2004 - 09:59 PM
Posted November 30 2004 - 07:14 AM
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Posted December 31 2004 - 07:34 PM
Posted December 31 2004 - 10:10 PM
A friend of mine went to a boat show and bought a loaded "demo". New boat, for used dollars. It was one of those deals where the dealer claimed he just didn't want to tow it back to the lot. It was a year old and the dealer wanted to move it to have room for the new models. He got a great deal on that boat.
When I went lookin for myself, I asked all my neighbors with boats if they knew someone wanting to sell theirs. As luck would have it, I bought a two year old boat with hardly any hours on it for what the kid owed on it. He was happy. I am delighted!
No matter how good a used boat looks, don't put down any money until you can put it in the water and see how it runs. You also want to see how it loads and unloads on the trailer, and how it pulls down the road with your vehicle. It doesn't make any difference who you're buying the boat from. If they don't want to go to the trouble to take you out on the water with it, just walk away from the deal. You wouldn't buy a car without driving it first. Even more so with a used boat.
Good luck on finding just the right boat for you.
Posted January 25 2005 - 09:45 PM
Posted January 27 2005 - 01:47 AM
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