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vintage240zracer

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Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« on: June 10, 2014, 03:01:46 pm »
Hey all! Been cruising this board for the last 6 mos and you all seem very helpful.  :o  Been looking for my first Jet Boat (practical vs. really want that one), though I've been around them since I was 10, mostly Sanger Hydro's in mid late 70's. I have had 2 Polaris' for 17 years now and worked on my Dad's Tri hull and old Aluminum fishing boats since I was using them since I was a kid.
So I was at the river this weekend and ran across this Essex. There does not seem to be a lot of them out there in a 20.5, just going by all my google searches /
Looking for a little advice, comments, what to look for, value, etc.
It is a 1993 Essex Espirit Magnum, 454, Berkeley jet, hyd jetovator, dual batteries, Hydraulic deck lid, all original interior, well maintained (from what I can tell), new starter, alt, rebuilt carb, tune up. It is a 2 owner boat and always garaged.  I can get it for $5,000.00

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  • Boat #1: '93 Essex 20.5 Open Bow
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vintage240zracer

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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 03:05:51 pm »
Sorry pics took a little bit to load!
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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 03:18:50 pm »
for 5k i'd be all over that thing. it looks clean as hell
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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 03:49:19 pm »
looks good


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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 03:51:31 pm »

for 5k i'd be all over that thing. it looks clean as hell
x2 that looks like a killer deal to run with I've seen a few and from what I have seen they are built pretty good also


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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 03:52:26 pm »
Looks good take it for a quick spin.

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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 03:54:41 pm »
X2 on taking a test ride in it and if it runs well that's a steal of a deal


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vintage240zracer

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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 04:22:50 pm »
Some more pics I just received- Sounds like I better get this dude!  pretty stock, but I am a very savy with motors and can upgrade later-
Well back out to the River for sure very soon.
JW
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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 04:49:08 pm »
Looks like a killer deal

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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2014, 06:47:21 pm »
I'd be all over that! That's a 8-9k boat if it's running.


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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2014, 07:32:00 pm »
That's what I paid for my commander and at the price if you don't I will nice boat

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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 08:15:11 pm »
Ya what's the dudes number.  I can call him and ask some questions. 😜


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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2014, 04:08:49 am »
5k for an open bow that looks that clean I expect the next pic will be in your driveway lol

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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2014, 06:28:39 am »
If you don't buy this thing LMK I know of a guy looking for a clean open bow and for that price he will jump on it!!


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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2014, 12:05:19 pm »
my buddy has the same boat, they are pretty heavy but good riding boats. you can cruise right over rollers i would normally be flinching for.
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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2014, 03:55:16 pm »
my buddy has the same boat, they are pretty heavy but good riding boats. you can cruise right over rollers i would normally be flinching for.
Good info to know- Actually I find that a positive if I take up the lake-  ;D

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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2014, 08:30:00 am »
If you don't buy this thing LMK I know of a guy looking for a clean open bow and for that price he will jump on it!!


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I would, but it is now a done deal- Out to the river on the 20th to pick up after the test ride
Looking forward to seeing you on the River - See ya in the Willow Valley area !
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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2014, 09:36:11 am »
Hopefully it all goes well and u have a new boat!!!


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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2014, 10:54:59 am »
Anyone going to be out in the MV area Sat afternoon. Will be cruzin in my new ride!!
Wave if you see me!!

JW
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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2014, 06:23:54 pm »
Damon good buy man we jumped in head first eyes closed and still paying for it.
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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2014, 08:39:17 pm »
Congratulations!!

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Re: Newbie here- Looking at this Boat!
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2014, 12:10:18 am »
Great find!!! Congrats on the new float

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