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Online Phil Sweeney

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Pawatch's new boat
« on: August 23, 2020, 08:18:46 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2020, 09:10:08 AM »
Thank You Phil for posting that!
New boat is a Crestliner VT18 with a 115/80 jet. It's 3 years old and only has 6.9 hours on the engine.
I wanted something a little bigger and I come across this boat. Probably more boat than I need, but I will enjoy it.

The bottom pic is my Crestliner 1648 jet...AKA beater boat.  :) I'm still careful with it.
For the last 20 years I have run 2 boats.
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Re: Pawatch's new boat
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2020, 09:17:08 AM »
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How does Phil get the picture posted before Pawatch?   ???

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2020, 09:28:45 AM »
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How does Phil get the picture posted before Pawatch?   ???

I am struggling with Imgur. I havent run Windows in over 20 years, "Linux "
I tried to load it on my iPad and Imgur says my software isnt up to date. And my iPad says my software is up to date. so I'm not sure.

Phil offered to post it for me and I said thanks.
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2020, 12:41:50 PM »
Congrats on your new ride.  Sounds like you found a winner.  Now you need to put some fish in it. 

Was that at a dealer or was it a private sale?  A couple of months ago I couldn’t find anything used that was worth the asking price. 

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2020, 01:38:15 PM »
Congrats on your new ride.  Sounds like you found a winner.  Now you need to put some fish in it. 

Was that at a dealer or was it a private sale?  A couple of months ago I couldn’t find anything used that was worth the asking price.
This was at the dealer and I just happen to luck into it. But I agree I have been looking at a lot of boats.
Most of the boats were 20 years old and they wanted almost as much for them as what they cost new.
Hopefully fishing will be picking up. Thanks Zelmo!
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2020, 04:36:24 AM »

Most of the boats were 20 years old and they wanted almost as much for them as what they cost new.


That wasn't acceptable to me.  Rather than get upset about it I told my wife, and used it as an argument to get a new boat.  I tried to explain what a good investment it was.   ;)

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Re: Pawatch's new boat
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 06:21:20 AM »
 People are nuts with asking prices for USED stuff anymore !!!

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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2020, 06:34:40 AM »
People are nuts with asking prices for USED stuff anymore !!!

I just sold my semiV prop. My add had a 1000 views and I had 6 people who wanted the boat. Guy came from New Jersey. It was crazy. Right now it is a sellers market.
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2020, 10:28:52 AM »
That wasn't acceptable to me.  Rather than get upset about it I told my wife, and used it as an argument to get a new boat.  I tried to explain what a good investment it was.   ;)
Are you all talking primarily jet boats? Reason I ask is I have always said if buying used you can get a lot for your money. I think that is still true. But you cannot be in a hurry and you have to know what you are doing. My brother in law bought a used alum bass boat last year. I always told him, "never buy a boat without a test ride." He had one all lined up at raystown. The guy called him and cancelled the test ride, because the boat would not run properly. Fortunately the guy made it right and sold it to my brother in law (same price). I am sure the carb was hogged up! Sat for 3 years and probably not winterized. Did not really run well until topped off with fresh gas.
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2020, 01:51:21 PM »
Phil, the prices on used boats right now is crazy. 

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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2020, 06:31:02 PM »
I agree with Phil that there are some good deals out there. But you have to have patience and have money in hand.
To me it seems that common jets are up 1000-1500 over last year and there is a lot of people looking for them.
"Supply and Demand"
New Jet motors, the couple dealers I talked to was out of jets and wasn't expecting any until October.

Pontoon boats seem to be in pretty good demand too.

Some people with their asking price have no clue.
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2020, 03:28:31 PM »
Really enjoying the new boat. Haven't caught any decent sized fish,but have put some hours on it.
Also found out that 80 jet enjoys fuel. Not complaining though.
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2020, 07:37:26 AM »
Really enjoying the new boat. Haven't caught any decent sized fish,but have put some hours on it.
Also found out that 80 jet enjoys fuel. Not complaining though.
When I bought my jon with a 20HP, I stopped thinking about gas cost, especially compared to the 2 stroke 150HP on my Champion  ;D (gallons per mile)
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2020, 10:25:20 AM »
Congrats on your new ride.  Sounds like you found a winner.  Now you need to put some fish in it. 

Was that at a dealer or was it a private sale?  A couple of months ago I couldn’t find anything used that was worth the asking price.
I just saw this. I am guessing it is a good value? https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/boa/d/new-oxford-basstracker-1754-bass-boat/7179526712.html