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    • Nitrousbird

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      21 hours ago, 1HELLUVALIFE said:

      It really depends on what year boat. I mean same as a buying a car. you wouldn't buy a 10 year old car with 120k miles, without at least hearing it run and take it around the block. 

      A lot of buyers will it seems.  Sold my wife's '06 Audi A4 early last year.  90k and some minor body damage.  Over 10 years old and I basically had to make the kid buying it go for a ride around the block; he didn't even care for me to start it.  Got decent money for it.

      Sold my '07 Escalade EXT a year ago with 160k on the clock.  Guy heard me start it, did a 1 minute walk around (didn't even sit in it) and gave me full price...which was actually $1500 more than what I really wanted for it.  He knew it ran as I met him at a gas station as I took it to work that day, but had no idea how it drove.

      I never heard from the Audi buyer again.  I've head from the Escalade buyer a couple of times, as he put a bunch more miles on the truck and loves it.  It is amazing how many people don't care for a test drive.

      I did buy my first boat ('89 Sea Ray) back in '00 with no demo.  I was straight out of college and shouldn't have, but there ended up not being anything wrong with the boat and the price was right at the time.   I doubt I'd do it again unless the price was REALLY right and I could still hear it run on the hose and do a thorough inspection.

    • Nitrousbird

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      3 hours ago, BSUBU_Kris said:

      I added the FAE and lost some power. Was already boarderline with the ballast full and wedge fully deployed when wake boarding. No issues surfing. After the FAE it was really difficult to hit 22 with full ballast and wedge. I changed my prop and it was like a new motor. Lost about 1mph after the prop change and is effortless reaching speed. Really like the lower noise and lack of exhaust exiting right where my kids are surfing.  I should have changed props even before the FAE.  

      Remove your muffler.  It will help.

    • Nitrousbird

      Posted

    • BSUBU_Kris

      Posted

      I added the FAE and lost some power. Was already boarderline with the ballast full and wedge fully deployed when wake boarding. No issues surfing. After the FAE it was really difficult to hit 22 with full ballast and wedge. I changed my prop and it was like a new motor. Lost about 1mph after the prop change and is effortless reaching speed. Really like the lower noise and lack of exhaust exiting right where my kids are surfing.  I should have changed props even before the FAE.  

    • 2020LSV23

      Posted

      I’m going to order the XL (the largest size amazon offers) and see how it fits. I’m 6’1 230 muscular physique may have issue in arm/chest area and if doesn’t fit I will return it. 

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