1999 Ski Nautique 196 For sale--$13,000

G_timeG_time Posts: 2 Baller
We'll be moving from our ski lake home soon and the boat needs to go to a new home as well. Brand new boats are great but if your budget isn't quite at that level, this is a great boat for you. Runs great and in great shape! Hour meter reads 778 hours. Always run on fresh water and only on a private water ski lake. Well taken care of for many years by the original owner and me (second owner). I've cared well for this boat and it's always been good to me. I've owned it for about the last 5 years (the last 200 engine hours). Comes with Perfect Pass, matching bimini and cover, teak platform, and galvanized trailer. Carburetor rebuilt in 2012 and runs great! Plenty more pics and details if interested. Boat located in the Houston/Galveston area of TX.

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  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    What's the deal on the Galvnized trailers in Texas. ? I almost bought a similar boat. When the owner emailed me more pics I saw that the trailer it sat was Galvanized. Pretty much killed the deal for me. Might be a good trailer but its ugly!
  • AggieSkierAggieSkier Posts: 200 Baller
    A galvanized trailer is a real benefit if you keep your boat on a cradle. Not so much if you trailer the boat and store both in a garage.

    My painted trailer hangs from beams in an extra high garage with riding mower and a utility trailer parked below. If I had to store it outside then I'd prefer a galvanized one that won't rust away.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,400 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited January 2013
    Agree with @JayG80. I had to develop a tarp system to protect my outdoor painted trailor. Works great but it's not ideal. Trailor gets used maybe once every 2 yrs. Would trade for a gav in a heartbeat.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    I see. I only looked at it as a benifit for salt water use. For my use the boat is in the water or on trailer and stored indoors a lot.
  • ScaredOfCorbetsScaredOfCorbets Posts: 87 Baller
    So, this is a consideration if you store your trailer outside where the elements will try their best to deteriorate it.

    Question is, are the galvanized trailer more expensive than the glossy painted ones from the factory? Second question, do most people care whether it is galvanized or not? How about single vs tandem axles? I know some states have requirements for tandems.
  • ntxntx Posts: 846 Crazy Baller
    Galvanized are WAY more. I have heard that some of the lakes in AZ with high salt content, will eat a trailer very quickly.
  • ScaredOfCorbetsScaredOfCorbets Posts: 87 Baller
    So it's a windfall if a boat comes with a galvanized trailer, if you can overlook the 'ugliness'.
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,673 Mega Baller
    I'm more wondering why a '99 has a carburetor ? Also, I've heard chicks dig galvanized trailers.
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • JMNJMN Posts: 28 Baller
    @Drago, IIRC in '99 the standard engine was the 5.8L 351W carbureted. The GT40, Apex and Python EFI engines were optional.
  • woolly110woolly110 Posts: 121 Baller
    you can paint over the galv too.
  • DragoDrago Posts: 1,673 Mega Baller
    JMN , thanks. I had no clue. Always thought 94 or so - on were EFI. That's like putting drum brakes on a car these days IMHO
    SR SL Judge & Driver (“a driver who is super late on the wheel and is out of sync”)
  • skier2788skier2788 Posts: 810 Crazy Baller
    Off topic sorry. @drago had a friend show up with a 2004 moomba outback. Had a carburetor on top. Weirdest thing ever.
    Travis Torley
  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,095 Baller
    I have one of the last Correct Craft trailers which is painted. I keep it in the garage year round. Needs some touch up paint in a few spots, and the brakes replaced, but otherwise close to mint condition. It has probably only been towed for 1500 miles since we bought the boat in 1994. If I were in a different part of the country I would have an aluminum trailer, or galvanized to protect from corrosion. Not really needed where I am.. There is a boat that looks just like the one above across the lake from me. 1997-1999 are one of my favorite Nautique models.
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
  • G_timeG_time Posts: 2 Baller
    I see it turned into a discussion on trailers but that 's cool. Replaced the tires and fixed the wiring on my trailer for this boat so it's good to go to a new home. Reducing price of boat to $12,500 as well. Message me if you are interested.
  • Ed_ObermeierEd_Obermeier Posts: 1,345 Crazy Baller
    Single versus tandem axle trailers. IF you do a lot of traveling with your boat IMO a tandem trailer is a huge plus. Pulls way better, I feel like the boat is more secure, it's just a better towing experience. I tow a lot and having had both I won't be without a tandem axle trailer again.

    If you just do short hauls and seldom do any distance towing you're probably fine with a single axle.
    Ed Obermeier - owner, EZ-Slalom Course Systems
    www.ez-slalom.com
  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,095 Baller
    If you can find a 1997-1999 in good condition with the GT-40 Engine you have one of the best ski boats of all time..
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,847 Mega Baller
    @GAJ0004, I would say '97 til they quit making 'em...the TSC 196's rock. I ski a '97 a lot, my '00 a lot, occasionally a '02, and in FL each year a buddies supremely dialed in '08. All fantastic.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • GAJ0004GAJ0004 Posts: 1,095 Baller
    @6balls. I have not tricked behind a 02'-09' SN 196, so I cannot make a full comparison. My brother has and '03 SN 206, which slaloms about the same as my '94, but the trick wake still is not as clean, but still pretty good. It took me a couple of sets to find the right rope length and speed for that boat.. I won't be trading in my 94 SN anytime soon. The new boats are just way too much money.
    Gary Janzig Streetsboro Ohio, skis at Lake Latonka, Mercer Pennsylvania slalom,trick,kneeboard,barefoot
  • G_timeG_time Posts: 2 Baller
    Thanks for all the interest in my 1999 Ski Nautique. It's sold and will be living the rest of its life in Canada.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,400 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited April 2013
    That is a beautiful boat......no bias of course. Lucky buyer. That was a good deal. image
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
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