First Ski Boat

xratedxrated Posts: 506 Solid Baller
Well after 16 years of longing for an inboard all my own this weekend we picked up our families first tow boat!!!!

1992 Ski Nautique.

1591 hours, Perfect Pass, the vinyl honestly looks amazing considering the age, same with the rest of the interior.

Got it from a 3 event guy here in MN, last name of Swanson.

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Happy wife and kids. Wife even said when the discussion came up of boat or house upgrades that she wanted the kids to have memories of being on the water!!!
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The face of feeling inboard power while behind the wheel for the first time!
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Thanks @Shell @jlittle @6balls and a few others for fielding questions. Now to get some rope time on it!
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  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller
    Nice, but how much for $$$?
  • xratedxrated Posts: 506 Solid Baller

    We paid 7k. Could we have found a better deal? Maybe. But something just felt right after seeing the boat and spending time with the seller that made us feel comfortable with the price. I haven't bought lots of toys in life but I've been around enough snowmobiles, motorcycles and dirt bikes and boats to know the signs of a person who takes care of and is meticulous about what they own and have learned those are the types you want to buy used from.
  • ShellShell Posts: 197 Crazy Baller
    So happy for you and your family <3 @xrated
  • WishWish Posts: 7,621 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Ok I have to say the pic of the of the wife and kids facial expressions is PRICELESS!!
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • xratedxrated Posts: 506 Solid Baller
    @Wish imagine buying it on Friday, driving from the metro to Rochester and listening to kids all weekend and 3.5 hours on the drive home Sunday asking for a ride!
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 854 Mega Baller
    Nice boat! One of my favorite looking hulls of all time. Nothing like it on the water. I think that is a fair price, you did fine there.
  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 1,001 Crazy Baller
    Mike Loeffler - "Someone somewhere is having a real problem today...My bad skiing is NOT one of them"
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 4,987 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Nice colors. Congrats and should be a sweet ride.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,359 Mega Baller
    @xrated Good on you!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 236 Baller
    Congrats. Those photos are awesome.
  • jlittlejlittle Posts: 252 Baller
    Right on X. You're on your way to making some great memories. You did good.
  • epnaultepnault Posts: 235 Baller
    Congrats on the new boat-was this the one in Stillwater?
  • prettigprettig Posts: 62 Baller
    had exactly the same boat (yours looks way better)..... very nice boat !
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,745 Mega Baller
    Very nice boat! Love the clean (no decal) gunnels.
  • xratedxrated Posts: 506 Solid Baller
    @epnault this one was in Buffalo
  • dtm8119dtm8119 Posts: 165 Baller
    Kids looks to be super pumped...enjoy!
    Dan Cloutier
  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 1,789 Mega Baller
    Congrats @xrated! Very nice find! The family photo says it all!! Great looking family! They will never forget the day they got a boat. Get ready for some great family time and family memories!
  • supergadgetsupergadget Posts: 55 Baller
    @xrated -great choice !
    1).those boats are solid, safe /easy to drive, unbreakable
    2). Smart choice to get boat now. In a few years Kids that age, grow up fast. In a few years Kitchen cabinets , are still cabinets .
  • ShakeskiShakeski Posts: 85 Baller
    Totally awesome!!! This is what it's all about!!!
  • MSMS Posts: 5,056 Mega Baller
    Looks nice @xrated That should get you some nice sets in.
    Shut up and ski
  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,113 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Congrats! Your kids will always remember this boat!!!!!!
  • bgturfbgturf Posts: 23 Water Ski Industry Professional
    Looks like 18 summers of fun with the kids. They will keep you busy.
  • xratedxrated Posts: 506 Solid Baller
    Thanks everyone.

    Got my first pulls in yesterday, wifes first time towing. She needs some work but nothing worth complaining about since we had the lake to ourselves!
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,155 Mega Baller
    Absolutely gorgeous boat. I love your post, and your boat :)
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