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    Quote Originally Posted by sandm View Post
    rode on a sanger a while back that had a fiberglass piece over the platform to make it easier to get gear on. it was an absolute pita and almost everyone hated it. wonder how much of a pita the tige piece will be for putting on wakeboards while sitting on the platform. not that anyone boards anymore
    We loved the bench on our Sanger. Only issue with it was it pooled water and it would get too hot to sit on. It helped reduce the “Station wagon effect” of exhaust in the cabin too.


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    onlyinboards is up to almost 6k in listings(has to be a record high). over half are 2023/2024. something tells me there will be some deals to be had come mid-summer.
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    I am glad there is a big price correction happening- all the greedy manufacturers who rode the wave and raised prices and the financially irresponsible buyers who over-paid for boats deserve a financial beating…

    I noticed Malibu is now offering a new boat model for $99k and Axis is offering a new boat model for $89k..When was the last time a Malibu was under $100k?!

    Moomba is begging people to trade-in their boats for a new one…
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    Quote Originally Posted by brad460 View Post
    I am glad there is a big price correction happening- all the greedy manufacturers who rode the wave and raised prices and the financially irresponsible buyers who over-paid for boats deserve a financial beating…

    I noticed Malibu is now offering a new boat model for $99k and Axis is offering a new boat model for $89k..When was the last time a Malibu was under $100k?!

    Moomba is begging people to trade-in their boats for a new one…
    That is good someone has entry level for around $100k. Not sure what that includes/excludes, but it might get peeps in the door, looking, and asking.

    Last I looked, I thought Heyday was approaching 80-100K boats, but offer 4-5 different models too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandm View Post
    onlyinboards is up to almost 6k in listings(has to be a record high). over half are 2023/2024. something tells me there will be some deals to be had come mid-summer.
    Maybe the dealers will have to dust off those old negotiation skills. I think some sales peeps over the last few years were getting 'short' with people with the attitude of 'if you do not buy it, the next person will". True in cases since the Covid timeframe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brad460 View Post
    I am glad there is a big price correction happening- all the greedy manufacturers who rode the wave and raised prices and the financially irresponsible buyers who over-paid for boats deserve a financial beating…
    I don't feel bad for the dealers/manufactures for a second. However, I do feel bad for some people that wanted a boat and didn't quite understand finances very well. I bet a lot of dealers were explaining how boats have appreciated and that was likely a sales pitch for some. Also, just because you can afford a 20 year note monthly payment, can you really afford that boat? I bet many will be upside down. Lots of different scenarios with each buyer, but I blame the 20 year notes from the lenders and the manufactures about 80% of the blame. Just my 2 cents.
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    Also read back in December where National Marine Manufacturing Association (NMMA) said the overall US boats sales were back to 2013 levels. I recall a Wall Street Journal article discussing the big slide down from the 2020-2021 numbers.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by mgswake View Post
    I don't feel bad for the dealers/manufactures for a second. However, I do feel bad for some people that wanted a boat and didn't quite understand finances very well.
    I do agree that I won't feel bad for any dealers/builders that are hurting as almost all took piles of cash from the gov't during covid and within a few months of that handout started to see record sales. the cash train never stopped for most. I do not feel for MOST of the consumers tho. someone who has the income/down/debt to income to buy a 6-figure toy should also have enough sense to understand basic finances and research a major purchase but at least here in sin city there is such a race to keep up with the Jones'....... sometimes a lesson needs to be painful to learn.
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    I have a different perspective in general especially about buying toys.

    No part of me wants a OEM to struggle, last thing any of us who enjoy this wakeboat experience is for an OEM to struggle and go out of business. Same can be said for dealers.

    You either can afford this game or you can't.

    This is what America is built on, Capitalism. I will roll with the peaks and valleys of capitalism any day versus socialism/communism.

    Work hard and play as hard as you can, as I get older I see the value in enjoying life while I can still have fun doing it with the people I love.

    Don't take life too seriously, nobody gets out alive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by larry_arizona View Post
    I have a different perspective in general especially about buying toys.

    No part of me wants a OEM to struggle, last thing any of us who enjoy this wakeboat experience is for an OEM to struggle and go out of business. Same can be said for dealers.

    You either can afford this game or you can't.

    This is what America is built on, Capitalism. I will roll with the peaks and valleys of capitalism any day versus socialism/communism.

    Work hard and play as hard as you can, as I get older I see the value in enjoying life while I can still have fun doing it with the people I love.

    Don't take life too seriously, nobody gets out alive.


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