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98 nautique in texas

foxriveratfoxriverat Posts: 543 Crazy Baller
Just wondering if anyone in fort worth area know of this boat. http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/boa/5077697911.html
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  • ntxntx Posts: 828 Crazy Baller
    edited June 2015
    @foxriverat Pretty sure that is Ronnie Martin's boat. I have no first hand knowledge of the boat, but Ronnie has been in the tournament scene forever in Texas. (At least 25 years that i have known him) He was a excellent three event skier that has slowed down a little with age. Great guy.
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,275 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Lot of boat for the $$. Fantastic wake and driving experience for that hull. I ski two TSC1's regularly and open at 28 off. This weekend I skied a new Prostar and a new Txi...from behind the boat equivocal for me on wake. Skied a 'Bu' Response Lx recently...had two people in observers seat and the 28 off opener wake was a distraction...better by 32 off and gone by 35 off.
    For 10 grand if in nice shape with star gazer already dialed in...lotta boat.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
  • WishWish Posts: 7,934 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Bubble backs rock!!! Is there a better wake..no not really. Especially longer lines and slower speeds.. Is there better tracking....marginal. Worth the money...heck ya.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    What a great deal. Just don't text him.
    escmanazeTexas6
  • foxriveratfoxriverat Posts: 543 Crazy Baller
    Yes the price is great. Ive never skied behind one. But from everything I have read here. The wake is great at slower longline which is where Im at right now 28 mph 15 off. Working on getting my speed up. I have been skiing behind a 02 response lx and a 03 response lxi and those wakes are great at slow speed. The lx being a little better. I have a guy coming to look at my supra thursday. Only thing is that 98 nautique is 900 miles away from me. When I saw that price I was ready to get a loan untill I sell mine and take a road trip. But now Im thinking I should just wait to sell mine. I dont want to have 2 boats and end up giving mine away out of desperation. Hopefully mine sells and that ones still around. I doubt it though.
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  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,901 Mega Baller
    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/boa/5077697911.html

    Would make a great re-power ZO ski tug!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • rodltg2rodltg2 Posts: 1,051 Crazy Baller
    I wouldnt let mine go for that , it's a year newer but 700 more hours.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,330 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    This boat has come up in a BOS thread before. Anyone figure out why the coaming pads are missing from the interior? Agree that Mr. Seal would make that boat a killer slalom tug.
    Scott Calderwood
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,197
    Funny @Jody_Seal , I couldn't even get the Houston Nautique dealer to call me back after numerous phone calls when I asked for a quote to turn an 05 196 into a DBW ZO boat. Should have just towed it East!!
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
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  • foxriveratfoxriverat Posts: 543 Crazy Baller
    @swc5150 I see what you mean about the coaming pads. Also she states has lots of room if you want to put a bench seat in. Sounds like theres no back seat included.
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  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,330 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    @foxriverat I was thinking that as well. Pretty sure it's priced like this for a reason.
    Scott Calderwood
  • foxriveratfoxriverat Posts: 543 Crazy Baller
    On a side note. Just talked to a guy from MN. He is willing to come down and give me $11000 for my supra. I should probably take it.http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/boa/5078790113.html
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  • TallSkinnyGuyTallSkinnyGuy Posts: 542 Crazy Baller
    Why not just keep your Supra? Something you don't like about it that you think will be that much better in the Nautique? I've skied behind both at 15 off and slower speeds and I don't remember the Nautique being so dramatically different that I would feel it would be worth the switching costs. Granted, I skied behind the Supra back in the '90s so my memory could be failing me.

    I now ski regularly behind a friend's '98 Ski Nautique and my own '97 Mastercraft 190 and find the wakes pretty similar at 15 off. The Nautique does pull me out and up to speed a lot faster, though. Seems like I remember the Supra wake being relatively small and quite soft. I remember really liking that wake.
  • east tx skiereast tx skier Posts: 595 Solid Baller
    That's an unbelievable boat at that price. No way I would let mine go for that.
    Perpetual Longline Baller. Tyler Ski Club, Tyler, Texas.
    My real name is in my profile.

    www.tylerskiclub.com
  • foxriveratfoxriverat Posts: 543 Crazy Baller
    @TallSkinnyGuy the 15 off is not a problem. It's the 22 off hump thats pretty bad. My boat doesn't have perfect pass. So that's another $1300 if I want that. My thinking is if I get $11000 now for mine. Ski on both my buddies malibus. We're all on the same river. And they never want to ski behind my boat anyway. look for a newer response or nautique with a pp at end of season or if a good deal comes along. And I'm upgrading for not much more.
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  • WishWish Posts: 7,934 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited June 2015
    Bubble back vs a TS6M... There is no comparison when at longer line, slower speed or both. I should know. I owned a TS6M for 10yrs and a bubble back for 11 this yr. Bubble back hands down. It is why I made the switch....I was getting older and my daughter started skiing. Had to have the smaller wake. Get out of a 96 Supra and into a 97 to 99 SN for almost the same 11k maybe a bit more is a no brainer. Same motor. Take the 11k. I would not pay any more for that Supra. The fact that it's not one of the big 3 depresses the price somewhat.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    Onside1356balls
  • TallSkinnyGuyTallSkinnyGuy Posts: 542 Crazy Baller
    Well, Wish is clearly more of an authority on this subject than I am since my experience with the Supra is almost two decades ago and I only skied behind the Supra around a dozen times or so. I do like the '98 Nautique I get to ski behind, no question about that.
  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,330 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    I'd take that $11k and run! It won't cost you much additional for a TSC1, and there's no comparison. IMHO
    Scott Calderwood
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,668
    My 36MPH PB was behind a 98, awesome hull!
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski - KD Platinum

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