I'm looking to buy a new jet. I found one, private party. It's a 1991 Omega Jet(Berkeley) Includes Electric Jet-A-Vator w/ a 454 bb. All original interior and exterior. The boat looks clean from what I can see online. The owner has it in Havasu, which is about 3 hours from where I am. He is asking for $9,000 OBO. Now according to him, the boat has no issues with running. The cover is on it's way out he says. The radio doesn't work (he's unsure if it's wiring, fuses, or something more intense) There's an issue with the gauges not reading properly but other than that - it runs and sounds good (He says)
He mentioned that when he bought the boat, there was a leak in the bowl of the jet pump. But he took it apart and replaced the gasket. Which he included photos of the process.
The trailer is just okay he says. He rewired it two years ago - and it looks like it could use a good paint job to spiffy it up. Minor for sure. He didn't know the hours - but said he maybe put 20 on the past two years he's had it.
So I used NADA as a reference - it lists @ $4,255. I know this is just a guide and it doesn't include the condition of the boat. (i.e fair, good, excellent.. )
I have arranged to drive out next weekend to meet him and square something away. Assuming, that all looks well in person.
Before I make a complete fool out of my pocket book - is $9,000 crazy? Where should I start, what should I not exceed?