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    Hey,

    I posted in the spam forums, but I thought I'd hit you guys up too since you're jet boat guys/gals.

    http://www.performanceboats.com//showthread.php?t=35531

    Drop me some prices if you could.

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    Somebody a lot smarter than I am once said "They're worth what somebody is willing to pay for em".

    Honestly..........if it runs good and the pump isn't all jacked up, you're probably looking at a couple grand tops (on a good day). Tough market for jetboats right now. The tunnelboats and gullwings still command a pretty good price. You will find a couple semi-vs here and there that are in exceptional condition (not tunnels or wingers) and people will still pay top dollar for those. Other wise pretty much everything else is in the dumper. That's just my opinion.

    No offense, but I would try to sell it somewhere other than a boating site (particularly and specifically someone other than jetboaters). You'd probably have better luck.

    Those little ones gonna miss the boat? Looked like they were having a blast in the pictures. Brings back memories of when my two were little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Somebody a lot smarter than I am once said "They're worth what somebody is willing to pay for em".

    Honestly..........if it runs good and the pump isn't all jacked up, you're probably looking at a couple grand tops (on a good day). Tough market for jetboats right now. The tunnelboats and gullwings still command a pretty good price. You will find a couple semi-vs here and there that are in exceptional conditions (not tunnels or wingers) and people will still pay top dollar for those. Other wise pretty much everything else is in the dumper. That's just my opinion.

    No offense, but I would try to sell it somewhere other than a boating site (particularly and specifically someone other than jetboaters). You'd probably have better luck.

    I'm not selling it here, just getting feedback about an asking price. Thanks for the info though....

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    Not a problem. What price did you have in mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post
    Not a problem. What price did you have in mind?

    2-3 grand

    what kind of hull do I have out of curiosity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirtcha? View Post

    Those little ones gonna miss the boat? Looked like they were having a blast in the pictures. Brings back memories of when my two were little.

    I'm planning to get another. Our family is into wake boarding, and I tried my darndest to make this beast a wake boaring boat, but the wake sucks.... she hauls ass but I'm looking for something with a bigger wake... gonna miss the 455 though.

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    I'm no boat identifier specialist, but it looks like a sidewinder or one of the many splashes of that hull. Is there a hull ID plate on the boat somewhere. Usually around the driver's seat gunwale or on the transom somewhere?

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    Nick, first off, for what ever reason the Olds power can be a negative. I like them, but some people shy away from the Olds power. There are thousands of Jets out there with Olds power that give their owners years of service. A good working ski boat, at the beginning of a normal summer should bring in the area of $3500., easy.... Unfortunately, this is not a "normal" summer. As mentioned you'd be hard pressed to garner $2500. in this current economy and that would have to include a kickass trailer....If I were you, I'd enjoy the boat this summer, store it over the winter, and hope the economy turns around before next spring. To take less than the boat is worth in "good times", because of "bad times", will be a memory that will haunt you for years. Especially when the boating addiction hits you again, (and it will), and you have to pay top dollar for something less than what you had.....My opinion, maybe $2500., on a nice trailer now, or, $3500-$4500 when things sort themselves out. Keep it for now, even if using it isn't in your immediate plans, but also take special care while storing it so the value doesn't fall while it sits......Ray

    PS: I'm in the process of building an ol' school full roller type Olds screamer for my v drive hydro. It already runs strong with a mild 455, and I have 3 1/2 more 455s to play with, so look out Chevy flats on the river!!!

    PSS: Nice looking family ski boat. I wouldn't let it go for less than $4500. Or I'd keep it for now...
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    could be a sidewinder like Squirtcha said but the back end screams glastron to me, check the numbers to be sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
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    PSS: Nice looking family ski boat. I wouldn't let it go for less than $4500. Or I'd keep it for now...

    I appreciate the feedback. Remember the boat was a gift though, so I'm not very invested in it. Maybe 600 for the diverter and 800 for the stereo, 300 for the carb and 150 for the dist... but I'm not the type of guy that gets all his money back on investments anyway

    I'm shocked to hear 4g's+ in a good economy, although I think that's what the previous owner paid for it in a good economy... we'll see I'm not in a hurry it's fun as hell and keeping me busy. I was just feeling things out, if I could trade it for a 90s ski boat, I might. Just fits our family better. But I've got to say I've fell in love with this boat, so much fun.

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    I'd re-think sellin' that boat right now. Pics look nice and your kids are still real young. Pull the tubes and have safe, CHEAP family fun for a couple of years.

    If the kids grow to love wakeboarding, then step up- if that's what you want. My .02.

    New wakeboard boats 50K. Your boat 2.5 K.. Can't imagine you'll have 20 times more fun in a 42 mph wakeboard boat...

    Oh- by the way.. I have a wakeboard boat
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    Quote Originally Posted by pushingvws View Post
    I appreciate the feedback. Remember the boat was a gift though, so I'm not very invested in it. Maybe 600 for the diverter and 800 for the stereo, 300 for the carb and 150 for the dist... but I'm not the type of guy that gets all his money back on investments anyway

    I'm shocked to hear 4g's+ in a good economy, although I think that's what the previous owner paid for it in a good economy... we'll see I'm not in a hurry it's fun as hell and keeping me busy. I was just feeling things out, if I could trade it for a 90s ski boat, I might. Just fits our family better. But I've got to say I've fell in love with this boat, so much fun.
    $4K + in a normal economy, not necessarily a "good' economy. Now, you tell me how you put a dollar value on the fun you and you family are having?.....Boating isn't about how much your stuff costs or is worth, (well, some people look at boating that way, but they're too busy "styling' to have much fun)....Boating is about fun....Camping at the lake/river. Meeting other boaters and their families in good wholesome family entertainment. There is no place better to raise your kids than on the water, cooking out, camping, hiking up the end of the cove that you can only get to by boat...etc etc...Stopping on a secluded beach that no one has stepped on for years and just enjoying nature, natures way.........With very few exceptions the people you meet are all aces, none better. THAT is what boating is all about, not what your stuff is worth........Ray
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    Cool looking boat! You said something about a 90's ski boat? Im pretty sure they are mostly flatish bottoms that wouldn't make a good wakeboard boat IMO. You probably get more of a wake with what you have now. Plus its not a belly button boat like many older ski boats. Enjoy the heck out of it!
    Looks like you may have infected the kids with the boat bug too!
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