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sethmartin33

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New member looking to buy jet boat
« on: September 28, 2016, 11:40:49 AM »
New to this website, hoping for a little guidance.  I am also looking for a my first jet boat to buy. I am 18 years old, I have had a house on the Colorado river in parker/earp that my parents own and I have been going for as long as i can remember.  We have a 24ft master craft that I have been able to drive on my own a few times, but never by myself.  I realize I will never be able to take our master craft out on my own with friends, so I want to buy my own boat so I can tell my parents to "F*** Off" and drive my own boat.  Like I said I do have driving experience and I am able to dock just fine.  Also growing up over the years I have learned how to fix and maintain our master craft.  I feel like a jet boat would be a great first buy for me because I am looking for a NICE LOOKING 16-19 ft boat and with my budget of about $3000 a jet boat will work just fine.  So if anyone is selling their boat for under $3000 please hit me up 714 504 639four. Right now I have about $1300 cash saved up. I also have few I can trade with the cash if you are interested. Thanks guys!
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JordanDangerfield

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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 12:17:47 PM »
Hop on Craigslist. There a LOT of good deals out there.

Pros:

Original gel coat

Full stringer

Chevy or Ford power

Berkeley pump

Tandem axle trailer

Cons:

Olds power

Quarter stringer

Jacuzzi pump


Good luck on the hunt!!



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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2016, 01:14:27 PM »

New to this website, hoping for a little guidance.  I am also looking for a my first jet boat to buy. I am 18 years old, I have had a house on the Colorado river in parker/earp that my parents own and I have been going for as long as i can remember.  We have a 24ft master craft that I have been able to drive on my own a few times, but never by myself.  I realize I will never be able to take our master craft out on my own with friends, so I want to buy my own boat so I can tell my parents to "F*** Off" and drive my own boat.  Like I said I do have driving experience and I am able to dock just fine.  Also growing up over the years I have learned how to fix and maintain our master craft.  I feel like a jet boat would be a great first buy for me because I am looking for a NICE LOOKING 16-19 ft boat and with my budget of about $3000 a jet boat will work just fine.  So if anyone is selling their boat for under $3000 please hit me up 714 504 639four. Right now I have about $1300 cash saved up. I also have few I can trade with the cash if you are interested. Thanks guys!


Tell your parents to F*** off? Are you still planning on using their river house with your new boat? 😳


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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2016, 04:59:29 PM »


Tell your parents to F*** off? Are you still planning on using their river house with your new boat? 😳


Steve-O
I was just going to say the same thing.


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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 05:57:50 PM »
Gimme 2800 you can't start here. Needs some tlc but it's complete.
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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2016, 06:26:41 PM »


Tell your parents to F*** off? Are you still planning on using their river house with your new boat? 😳



LMAO Right!! 😜

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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 08:46:17 PM »

Gimme 2800 you can't start here. Needs some tlc but it's complete.

What tlc is it needing ? Motor and everything? Specs?


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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2016, 09:05:00 PM »
What tlc is it needing ? Motor and everything? Specs?


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Gauges ,timing, tune up. Needs a floater bar or crank  welded on the trailer.

crusader jet boat -
http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/boa/5762346405.html
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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2016, 11:06:47 PM »
New to this website, hoping for a little guidance.  I am also looking for a my first jet boat to buy. I am 18 years old, I have had a house on the Colorado river in parker/earp that my parents own and I have been going for as long as i can remember.  We have a 24ft master craft that I have been able to drive on my own a few times, but never by myself.  I realize I will never be able to take our master craft out on my own with friends, so I want to buy my own boat so I can tell my parents to "F*** Off" and drive my own boat.  Like I said I do have driving experience and I am able to dock just fine.  Also growing up over the years I have learned how to fix and maintain our master craft.  I feel like a jet boat would be a great first buy for me because I am looking for a NICE LOOKING 16-19 ft boat and with my budget of about $3000 a jet boat will work just fine.  So if anyone is selling their boat for under $3000 please hit me up 714 504 639four. Right now I have about $1300 cash saved up. I also have few I can trade with the cash if you are interested. Thanks guys!

Your 18 yrs old with 1300 hundred bucks and you want a  NICE LOOKING jet boat.
That sounds all too familiar. Good luck and check your attitude regarding your parents.
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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2016, 01:08:09 PM »

Tell your parents to F*** off? Are you still planning on using their river house with your new boat? 😳


Steve-O

That sounds all too familiar. Good luck and check your attitude regarding your parents.


I was raised on a jet boat.
I was taught how to wrench on junk.
I was taught the value of a dollar.
My ass was handed to me, more than once.
I have only one thing to say.
Thanks Dad.
I'd like to tell him to F*ck @ff just one time.
11/15/1997
Nearly 20 years ago.

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sethmartin33

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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2016, 11:57:37 AM »
I have spent plenty of time on craigslist and I have found a few boats that will work for me.  Some one told me about this website so I decided to hop on here to see if there was anything available. 

 "Telling my parents to F off" was just an expression I would never do that!  Basically saying "I have my own boat now, you dont have to worry about me doing anything to your mastercraft" and YES I have talked with my father and he said I will be able to tie my boat to the front of our dock. only situation is we will not have enough room in our garage so he wants me to be paying for boat storage.

Like I said I have plenty of boating experience on our mastercraft, however due to family complications, I realized I wont be able to take the boat out on my own let alone with friends for awhile, thats why im on here looking for my first boat

I was stating that I have $1300 saved up never said I was looking to buy a NICE LOOKING JET BOAT with that amount of money. I am saving up fast! within the couple days I am up to $1500, and I think that is impressive from my perspective.  Thanks for the 2800 offer but im looking for a river ready 5 seater jet boat.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2016, 01:12:26 PM by sethmartin33 »
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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2016, 02:01:23 PM »
Right on good luck!
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jeepster575

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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2016, 02:22:05 PM »
These guys are all great on here, your on the right track! I started out like you but with just a camper in New Mexico and worked my way up though boats, season to me is about over so don't jump the gun on a boat right now, look for one that could use the TLC your comfortable with over the winter and you will have a good boat when summer rolls back around! 👌🏼


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sethmartin33

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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2016, 05:06:25 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback! I guess one of my main concerns should be, how much does it cost to maintain a jet boat and keep it running yearly?


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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2016, 03:38:37 PM »
Time to be the man!!
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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2016, 09:30:48 PM »
Break
Out
Another
Thousand


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Re: New member looking to buy jet boat
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2016, 05:53:10 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback! I guess one of my main concerns should be, how much does it cost to maintain a jet boat and keep it running yearly?


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To many variables to predict. Starting with a $3000 boat means everything in it is going to be worn down a bit.

When you find something you're serious about take someone that knows what to look for. Depending on the area you might be able to get a member here to take a look at it and give you some advice. Dad would be a good choice as well.

Good Luck and have fun. I bought my first boat in my early 20's and have had one to two ever since.
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