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    Default Any info on these boats???

    First buy for a jet boat, need your guy's help to make sure I make a solid purchase!! What kind of things should I ask the seller and what "trouble signs" should I look for on the boat?? Below are the 2 boats that I'm seriously looking at...anyone know these, have any info on them?? Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide!! Oh yeah, I'm not looking for a "fixer-upper", I would rather spend $10k on something ready to roll than $5k for something that needs a bunch of work, but don't wanna lose my ass spending $10k on a mint turd...know what I mean? Pro vs. Cons on each would be great!!

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    Over priced to say the least... If you plan on run'n the hydro around on a lake you better bring an inflatable as a back up. The first big wave will sink it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UNASHAMED View Post
    Over priced to say the least... If you plan on run'n the hydro around on a lake you better bring an inflatable as a back up. The first big wave will sink it.
    are hydro's only good in glassy water? don't guys run these as runnabouts in the lake...are there no other boats in the lakes these guys run in?? I'm confused, please explain...thx

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    there is a video in the PB video section of this website that walks you through buying a used boat. they use a Schiada Jet as an example. might want to take a look at it b4 you head out to look at either of these boats1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demoralizer View Post
    are hydro's only good in glassy water? don't guys run these as runnabouts in the lake...are there no other boats in the lakes these guys run in?? I'm confused, please explain...thx
    There is no freeboard on a hydro. One good wake and it is on the bottom!! Hydros and some flatties are only good on lakes in the early morning hours when the water is calm. I live in Havasu and only put my flattie in the water early morning, when the BIG boys and wake board boats come out, I'm done!!
    If you plan to run on the river, it is alot different. I would buy the Bahner, you can do more with it. More chicks in it etc!!!

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    My 18' bahner has about the same freeboard as the 19' in the add. and it can get pretty sketchy at havasu some times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IEbahner View Post
    there is a video in the PB video section of this website that walks you through buying a used boat. they use a Schiada Jet as an example. might want to take a look at it b4 you head out to look at either of these boats1
    WILCO, thx much!

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    That's an awful lot of money for either boat.

    They'd have to be in practically perfect condition to fetch that kind of money IMO.

    Maybe someone needs to tell these guys/sellers about our sucky economy and that it's a buyer's market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demoralizer View Post
    First buy for a jet boat, need your guy's help to make sure I make a solid purchase!! What kind of things should I ask the seller and what "trouble signs" should I look for on the boat?? Below are the 2 boats that I'm seriously looking at...anyone know these, have any info on them?? Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide!! Oh yeah, I'm not looking for a "fixer-upper", I would rather spend $10k on something ready to roll than $5k for something that needs a bunch of work, but don't wanna lose my ass spending $10k on a mint turd...know what I mean? Pro vs. Cons on each would be great!!

    Cheers-

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant...098326320.html
    79 Hondo Hydro

    http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/boa/1096098144.html
    78 Bahner
    I'm surprised no one has asked about what you expect the boat to do(mph, ride, ect) I'm a tunnel fan, there are lot's of gullwing fans around here also. If you only want to do 70ish lot's of hull's will be capable of that(safely). As far as things to look for...stringers/stringer rot is a big one. Hang out here, and use the search alot. You'll see what peeps like, and don't. Oh, and the pump itself is a big one.
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    Default Here's my Schiada jet

    Hauls people, rides very smoothe, goes about 60...
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    A hydro jet and a V bottom jet are 2 completely different animals. A friend of mine had a hydro jet and he sunk it 3 times. IMO, you have no idea what you want other than the fact you want a nice boat. You need to decide:
    How many people do you want to be able to take with you?
    Where do you want to use your boat at?
    How fast do you want to be able to go?
    What are you going to use the boat for?
    ... just for starters.

    I've always been curious about the large jet driven boats, why do they exist?

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    Guy's...let me clarify a bit...

    I have only ridden in a v-hull, never been in a hydro, tunnel, or gullwing. It was a 73 Kona with 496 BBC, dual carbs...pushing about 600hp.
    I don't care to sit more than 4, I don't have kids, don't want kids...CAN't have kids...just me, the lady and a couple friends!
    I don't plan to take the boat in the Gulf Stream, I know these boats are only good in calm to moderate chop...boating in 30mph wind isn't my idea of fun anyway...like riding a motorcycle in the rain! Not to say I won't...but I damn sure won't have fun doing it!
    As for speed...I'd like something that runs 80+...but a boat that runs 105 and breaks everytime it's on the lake also isn't my idea of fun!
    The boat will be used for FUN!!!! Getting on the water, making some noise, having some fun...maybe a little showing off. I'm an adrineline junkie, and not much compares to 80-90mph a foot and a half off the water. I'm not a drag racer, don't plan to drag race...but want something I can grow into and not feel like...ok, I got a 65mph boat and after the first season wanna get rid of it for a 90mph boat.

    Haven't all of you been through these feelings before...you're kinda making me feel like I'm retarded for having these questions?? It is helpful though...I'll take any help I can get at this piont!
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    Fwiw I'll never go back to a v-bottom boat after owning/riding in my daytona. If you could arrange to at least take a ride in one, I'd reccomend it. Fwiw again, I've never been in a cp/gullwing type boat, like I said earlier there are flocks of gullwing fans around here, pun intended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod56cars View Post
    A hydro jet and a V bottom jet are 2 completely different animals. A friend of mine had a hydro jet and he sunk it 3 times. IMO, you have no idea what you want other than the fact you want a nice boat. You need to decide:
    How many people do you want to be able to take with you?
    Where do you want to use your boat at?
    How fast do you want to be able to go?
    What are you going to use the boat for?
    ... just for starters.

    I've always been curious about the large jet driven boats, why do they exist?
    Don't know why it was built. But I bought it because it hauls people, stuff and is safe for the wife and grandkids to operate.
    Loose, the Dogs of War!

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