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my "new" boat

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1997 Charger Foxfire 395TF - 1997 200 HP Johnson Venom

I've never had a boat like this, recently I've been wanting a boat to take the wife and 2 kids out on (9 and 7 years old) and my 7 year old son is wanting to fish.

I had a couple of bass boats when I was younger, smaller 16'-17' Bass Cats and some of my most vivid and special memories are from fishing and playing on the lakes with my family and friends.

So even though the economy sucks, and my job unstable, and as much as it doesn't make sense to buy this boat, buy it I did as of last night assuming everything works out well in the deal and the boat runs well when I pick it up Saturday.

My uncle fishes Charger boats, loves 'em, this is a 19.5" boat, big, takes rough water easy - by far the nicest boat I've ever owned. I paid $7500 for it, this economy makes it a nice buyers market, the condition and all I thought that was a nice price.

Thought ? I'm tickled to death !
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Nice boat. Looks like it was well cared for by the previous owner. Bottom line is if your happy, that is all that matters. Enjoy it.
you think I overpaid shawnee_creek ?
No, not at all. That boat looks like new to me. I said it looked well cared for and for $7500 it is a great deal. It looks to be in excellent shape and is way less than a new one. Just don't second guess your decision, there will always be a rumor of a cheaper boat or a boat in the paper for less.

I bought a camper last fall and thought I got a good deal. We looked at about 50 new and used campers. I bought a 2007 slightly used IMO. Every once in a while I look at the ads or on the net and see a bigger one for just a little more or the same size for less. I don't go look and one person's idea of excellent shape is the next person's idea of abused. That is what I was refering to. No more, no less.

Enjoy it.
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