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Moomba Boomerang

JetsetrJetsetr Posts: 280 Baller
Any intel? Low hours (290) 1998. Looks nice, Indmar power(SBC). Wake? Assuming no wood stringers in 1998...
TIA...

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  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 3,629 Mega Baller
    There are people around this forum who have had them. I've been in a couple (and does anyone remember the Aztec coyote?)

    A local marina I used to work at had one in trade a few years back and we took it out, wakes were fine. Tracked a lot like late 80s prostar 190. But side boards were lower cockpit feels like a jet boat from the 70s.

    I would for sure buy one if all you wanted was a cheap boat to use on maybe something like a river with just 3 people.

    I would not buy one as a replacement for a ski boat if you are always in the course on a nice private lakes.
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,503 Mega Baller
    I can’t help it, but every time I look at this caption, I see “Micheal Bloomberg.” I need to stop reading Fortune magazine.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • LOTWLOTW Posts: 112 Baller
    I had one for years, was a '98, great boat! Realize that it's at the lower end of tournament boats, it's small, low and gets pulled around in the course but it did have the 350 GM and dual through hull exhaust that sound great. Again, great boat! If you get it for the right price, you should be happy. It's not a Nautique. Wake was fine for slalom, no complaints. I think there was wood in it as the motor mounts were lag bolts and they were spinning. you'll get used to driving it like any boat. I'd buy another, at the right price.
  • andjulesandjules Posts: 808 Crazy Baller
    It's very fun.
    Not spacious, not beautifully appointed, not great in rough water.
    But very fun, both to ski and to drive.
    Like @LOTW said, at the right price.
    Fine wake, and particularly good if you have intermediate/younger skiers in your crew that ski at slower speed, e.g. 26-30mph.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,070 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Fun little boat (TINY) to drive, not well appointed, skis nice. As a new boat in the 90's it was about $13K so pay accordingly.
    Was one of our collegiate ski team boats...I ran into 35 off at 36 behind it.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • JetsetrJetsetr Posts: 280 Baller
    edited September 9
    There’s one for sale in my area, Super clean $6500. Im kinda familiar with the Outback (a much larger boat).
    Not really that interested in it, my dinosaur Brendella has been treating me right at my level of suckage.
    Thanks for all the good intel!
    Timr71
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,070 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    For not much more you may find a '91-'94 MC Prostar. MUCH higher quality build and great wakes, more space. Those Boomerangs were not screwed together super well to begin with and now it's got a lot of years on it. Depends on what you are after.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • tlarocquetlarocque Posts: 54 Baller
    Where is this boat? If its my stepdad's in Waupaca, DON'T buy it or I won't have anything to ski behind when I go visit.

    And if it is his, don't tell him I said that.
    pgmooreJetsetrIGski
  • JetsetrJetsetr Posts: 280 Baller
    The FB Marketplace page shows the boat being in Racine WI, but the pics are obviously from Florida with the boat having a FL registration...
    Think you’re safe @tlarocque !!
  • vtjcvtjc Posts: 235 Baller
    I owned a '98 Boomerang for three seasons. It had a 310hp 5.7L carb motor marinized by Indmar. It was a rocket ship and provided a lot of fun for skiing and footing. However, it didn't have a lot of space or creature comforts. My father described it as a v8 with sunglasses or just enough hull to keep the motor dry. I recall the wake being similar to a Malibu Sportster small but firm.
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