Found a couple boats I'm considering...
1997 SN with APEX Fuel Injected PCM, 596 hrs. Fresh water. Perfect Pass. Dual axle trailer. Looks pretty clean. Haven't seen it yet but planning to go tomorrow morning. Probably needs tires on the trailer.
2006 196 Excalibur 330 with 660 hours, Perfect Pass. About 160 hrs of salt water use always flushed and wiped down. New manifolds and risers 2 years ago but sat for past 2 years after one use. Freshly serviced by my preferred mechanic but needs a prop and strut bushings done. Looks pretty good except for some vinyl issues on rear bench seat and lockers. Trailer dual axle has some rust, needs new wheels and tires, maybe bearings, etc. Very close to me.
Pretty good deal available on both of them but I'd be into the 2006 boat for at least $10-12k more.
I'm a free skier and have been skiing behind 2006-2008 SN 206s for the past several years, which I have loved. I only use my boats on fresh water. Don't think I'll ever be a big course skier but I am trying to improve.
So, weighing the option of less money up front and, at least potentially, fewer issues vs. a very desirable and hard to find TSC2 that needs a little love I think would come out nice with a little work.
Opinions, thoughts appreciated.