2000 SN Bubble Butt for sale this spring

6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller
edited January 13 in Stuff For Sale

Hello all,

My 2000 bubble butt will be for sale this spring…in storage right now. Gt-40, PP, 500-ish hours, tune-able rudder. Cover sucks(needs new), trailer great, upholstery original. Steering cable and throttle cable are butter she skis/drives great.

Spine forcing me from sport—the [email protected] Tourney best will stand.

Based on some recent sales lIkely ask $21k

Dave Ross--die cancer die


  • GloersenGloersen Posts: 1,271 Mega Baller
    edited January 13


    You Minnesoteans are too subject to S.A.D.

    Pain, stiffness, lack of mobility; insurmountable? Perhaps.

    Many of us ballers ski vicariously via the slalomer's attitude that you possess.

    Too soon to hang it up.

    Don't give up the fight, nor the ship!

  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller

    @gloersen this is not meant to be insulting to you, and I appreciate you cheering for me--but you don't understand the severity of my situation...or perhaps my personal drive/tenacity. If there was a way, there would be no stopping me--there never was--til now. Thanks for the wishes.

    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • WishWish Posts: 8,563 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★

    THAT is one of the best lookn SN of that year. Best of luck. Sorry to hear u have to tap out. We all will at some point.

    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller
    edited January 13

    Thanks @wish. Someone I know sold a bubbled hull (like a bubble butt with a bubbled hull) boat same make/model/year with far more hours recently for $18.5K. So I'm thinking $21K some negotiable. No formal listing yet on any sites just feeling out this site and some friends.

    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • MichaelGoodmanMichaelGoodman Posts: 212 Baller

    @6balls Hope you stay on this site always

    enjoy your posts. Sorry to hear you have

    to stop skiing.

  • Skoot1123Skoot1123 Posts: 2,194 Mega Baller

    @6balls - bummer man. Really sad you have to hang it up.

    Trusting you get a great return on that boat. It is beautiful!

  • BoozeBooze Posts: 479 Crazy Baller

    I'm sorry for you 6balls. I've had 2 cervical fusions so I know that time could happen for me anytime too.

    A buddy of mine sold his very nice but high hrs '99 for 18 or 18.5 last Fall.

  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 7,076 Mega Baller

    Those boats are amazing. Somebody is about to be very happy!

    I got a hearty laugh out of the idea that a Ross was giving up too soon...

    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller

    @Than_Bogan yeah you've got us figured out. Pushed it as long as possible, as hard as possible. Now I have someone pushing my snow for me--probably the mower, too. Skiing is really out of the question. Time to coach the nephews.

    And yes...great skiing hull those bubble butts.

    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,618 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★

    What a great looking boat! It'll sell quickly I think. Sucks about your situation. I slipped on the ice shoveling last week and broke 2 ribs, bruised a few others (whatever that means) and tore some abdominal muscles. I'm 48 going on 84...may have to resort to surfing:(

    Scott Calderwood
  • rfarfa Posts: 313 Solid Baller

    @6balls, sorry to hear the final decision, although you hinted at this in a couple of PMs we shared recently. I enjoyed those brief "chats". Thank you.

    In the spring of 2000, I bought a new (leftover) 1999 Ski Nautique. Not quite as pretty as yours. Loved it! Sold it in 2010 with 1100+ hours. My sons "grew up" in that boat.

    What I don't understand is why mine kept me more than two passes below you...will take it up with Correct Craft. LOL.

    All the best wishes!

    Rui Afonso
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 402 Crazy Baller


    The infamous Roger Teeter from EP skis designed an inversion table known as Hang Ups to rid his pain from skiing. I bought one back in 1993 when I was in my 30's and still use it religiously today. It has allowed me to keep skiing and I am now in my 60's. Lots of info here on BOS about it and how to use it. It works.

    Hope you find a way to keep skiing.

  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller

    @S1Pitts thank you it’s unfortunately beyond that I was in my low back and my neck. Minimal activities are problems

    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller
    @rfa buy my boat, successful 38 guaranteed with regularity! You must have had a lemon. I'm telling you--I ran 'em, Jim ran 'em, Bob ran 'em, Doug ran 'em...
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,583 Mega Baller
    @6balls If I didn't already have an 02 with ZO that I love, I would consider buying that sweet
    lookin bubble butt. Sorry to see you stepping down! Take care my friend.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 2,865 Mega Baller
    Best wishes for your health and next endeavors @6balls You’ll have a bidding war on that boat. Arguably one of the best in performance, value and looks
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller
    Hmm...dunno what happened to the pics @horton?

    Anyhoo--if any of you are interested in it let me know. It's in storage but it's one of two boats in a really big building I can get access from the owner. My buddy in Chicago says he may have 2 potential interested parties.

    I didn't get fully detail her in the fall--it was a rush to winterize and store before my back surgery. It's plenty clean, just not the meticulousness one usually gets from me--I don't think I vacuumed/shampood/waxed. Exterior is always wiped, tho, so it's shiny. Trailer has lived an indoor life.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 2,218 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    It SUCKS getting old! Best wishes @6balls hope you can find an activity outside of checkers (and your day job) to keep you busy.
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller
    @Bruce_Butterfield thanks man. My day job is remarkably busy right now, and we are also in the middle of a jog change and a relocation--so there's that as well. In addition, I have a consulting business re: medical malpractice cases--five cases active right now.
    I may race karts, might race cars...will see. Probably will fish a little more often--well catch a little more often--when I go to fish, I go to target rich environments--usually catch pretty well. Would be fun to help coach a college team--I can get kids more buoys for sure.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • Ski2000Ski2000 Posts: 91 Baller
    @6balls sorry to hear about this tough decision. I hope your able to continue to share your wealth of knowledge with the next generation, the sport can benefit from guys like you.
    Best to you going forward.
  • morfootmorfoot Posts: 24 Baller
    edited January 14
    @6balls... I have a neighbor that might be interested. He has been on the hunt for a 196 for months and has had no luck scoring one. I don't think he is a member here but will let him know. He is a home grown Minnesotian and transplanted to GA a couple years ago to extend his waterski season. I'm sure he'd be interested. Sorry to see you're hanging it up. I'll let you know.
  • ironhorseironhorse Posts: 182 Baller
    @6balls, I just sent this thread to a buddy of mine that has been on the look out for a good used ski boat. This would be perfect for him!
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller
    @ironhorse thanks man. Lemme know.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • dlradar18dlradar18 Posts: 9 Baller
    @6balls Have you gone to a chiropractor that has one of these? I'm currently fixing 20 - 25 years of back problems and this machine is amazing. It's not cheap but well worth it to feel better and get rid of sciatica and lower back pain.

  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller
    @dlradar there is not much I haven't tried. I'm a MD by trade, but not anti-chiropractic and I actually have a home traction for my neck. My problems are multiple both neck and back:

    --spinal stenosis--born that way no room for my cord
    --degenerative disc disease--inherited
    --severe facet joint arthritis--both inherited and induced by years of comp skiing and comp power-lifting.

    Legit I can't jog/run, I can't scoop a shovel full of snow, and just about any activity where I use my shoulder musculature sets off my neck--this from a guy that used to military press 315 lbs for four sets of four.

    So far 2 cervical surgeries including a 2-level fusion and am now down to nerve blocks (radio-frequency ablation) and 2 lumbar laminectomies, and may need to go RFA there at some point.

    I spent 6 months having trouble walking to my mailbox on flat ground or lifting a toilet seat prior to my last surgery.

    As @Than_Bogan mentioned above, we Ross boys don't quit early--I skied/lifted through 20 years of pain at a pretty high level not really showing it to anyone. Just caught up with me as time does.

    I appreciate your thoughtfulness and suggestion.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • dlradar18dlradar18 Posts: 9 Baller
    @6ball I now feel like such a wimp after hearing all that you've gone through / you're going through. I get so frustrated and run down dealing with what I've got going on. I don't know what to say. I hope things improve for you. It's a shame such a cool sport is so brutal to our bodies.
  • swbcaswbca Posts: 808 Crazy Baller
    @6balls I'm sorry to hear you have to hang up the skiing. I am betting you will find a way to get your back in good enough shape for living without chronic pain. Thats more important than the skiing. Wish you my best for that.
    Home of the world's first submersible slalom course.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller
    @swbca that's the goal, really. A strange departure from what was before. When basic life activities like getting your mail are crushing you, trust me perspective changes you just want to be able to walk effectively again--something before taken for granted. Sports are over, trying to live life and not become overweight given little activity are prime now...and selling a nice ski boat to someone who would enjoy it.
    My nephews picked up a barefoot suit and shorts, a drysuit, a slalom ski, jump skis, a pile of vests/ropes, some bindings, snowboards, 2 knee boards, some fat sacks and a wake shaper, a surf-board, a sport-tube for travel to tourneys, a digital caliper, some fin/wing protectors--they made off pretty well between the 3 of them!
    I have some other stuff earmarked for my late bro Jim's kids, including his Lithium Vapor that I ran for a season, some excellent Stokes stuff.
    I suppose I could list the boat anytime, just haven't found the time so many other issues involved with buying a home/selling a home/changing jobs/moving have taken priority.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • S1PittsS1Pitts Posts: 402 Crazy Baller
    @6balls I read that you are an MD and you see your situation clearly but twice in my ski life I was told by the specialists I was done for good. One 7 yr rehab and another 5yr but here I am skiing more than ever at age 62. Never say never and never underestimate the human spirit.
    I will dedicate each outing this season to your recovery. Keep us posted on your progress.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,136 Mega Baller
    Lots of inquiries on the boat I have it on SIA and craigslist. I don't think this is going to take long and I don't think will have to budge on price.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
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