New old boats?

thagerthager Posts: 4,359 Mega Baller
People know that when an ECM is replaced it starts at zero, right? I have a real hard time believing some of the claims I read. Åm I the only one questioning some of them?
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  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 5,999
    edited December 2012
    Actually, I don't question it at all. I work part time at a nautique and mastercraft dealership. Soooo many people do not use their boats. We've sold $120k wakeboard boats and they only put 20 hours on em in a year.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • thagerthager Posts: 4,359 Mega Baller
    @ ShaneH Not saying all of them. What you mention is reasonable. I have trouble with the 8-10 year old boats that have been locked away and sold by a little old lady from Pasadena whose son was in the war blah blah blah. Only 39 hours etc. Bull!! Also funny how Eastcoast/leftcoast boats make it to the mid-continent for sale etc. Never been used in saltwater? Not what I saw when looked at. Just saying buyer beware. Pretty easy and cheap to buff up a well cared for boat and throw in a new ecm, PP chip, etc then up the asking price for low hours. Sure wasn't the story when I contacted the actual owner for info. Ok, I'm done venting.
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  • gregygregy Posts: 2,498 Mega Baller
    edited December 2012
    I bought a 99 response last year with 156 hrs. It hadn't been used in 4 years. I had to do a lot of work because of the lack of use. Pulled and cleaned gas tank, fuel pump was locked up- so replaced. Most of the hoses on the engine were rotten. I knew there would be problems from setting up so it was expected.

    A person might be better off getting a used boat with more hours that has been cared for properly. Low hours can have its own set of issues.

    There are a lot of boats out there so I'd say if something sounds fishy, walk away from the deal.
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,359 Mega Baller
    edited December 2012
    @ gregy Totally agree! Boats are like airplanes. Better if used. I'm not looking for a new boat. I like mine. I was checking one out for a friend. Sounded fishy and was a waste of time.
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  • MSMS Posts: 5,056 Mega Baller
    Anytime you see a pre-ZO boat with ZO installed, you know that the ECM was flashed and hours were back to 0000.
    Shut up and ski
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,359 Mega Baller
    True, or ECM changed out but nothing keeps the post ZO guys from doing that either. Also could be an engine change or a tach change involved.
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  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,744 Mega Baller
    We bought our 92 Prostar 190 in '05 with 1000 hrs. It still looks and pulls us fine From 15 to 35 at 1350 hrs
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,359 Mega Baller
    @ALPjr 92 was a great boat! Nothing wrong with higher hour boats just don't sell them and claim lower hours by changing the hour meter or the ECM to get more $. That's what I'm saying. Like selling a car and turning the odometer back. Not ethical, and illegal for cars. Boats I don't know.
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