Okay, so I found this boat on criagslist and want to know if it you think it's a good idea or not (I've been told it is, just I just want a pool of options).
The information I know about it is a Cheetah hull with a 4.3 Chevy motor. Guy says it needs a battery, fuel pump, and some uphostery work done to the bow seats. He has it listed of $1,250, with the trailer.
The add link is http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/boa/2408139942.html
Now the background I have three stand up skis that I love to ride, but have been looking to upgrade to a superjet sometime next year (for those of you that don't know those go for $1000-$4000). Problem is I love them, but really none of my friends do / can't even ride them. So it kind sucks to go out because we just end up sitting on the beach. I also have a 4 year old daughter and a family that goes to the lake/river (they have a 21' Malibu).
My thought is, get this boat out a little into it and have it for a season or two then upgrade to something new and probably a little bigger.
Problems, where to store it. How much is this thing going to cost to get running. The single axel worries me a little bit. The fact that is only a v6, will it pull a 200lbs man out of the water? And how much could this boat be worth it a little time and money was spent on it?
Sorry it's really long, but please tell me what you think ...
Last edited by More2LifeThanMPG; 06-01-2011 at 12:58 PM.
Are you "lucky" enough to have a SBC or BBC at your disposal? If so, it'd be a relatively easy swap - if not, I'd pass. I just can't imagine that 4.3 doing what you want - unless there's a LOT more to the story.
Yeah, that's pretty much what everyone was telling me, "it's a v6"
But some of you guys did say what I was thinking, just buy it take it out a time or two then sell it. Only problem is I don't know the guy, foud it on craigslist. But it is at a near by lake. I tried calling the guy, but he didn't pick up. And the big think I'm worries about it the "if" becuase I don't have a lot of boat knowledge and this would be my first boat.