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Old 02-13-2019, 03:24 PM   #1

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Hello! We are looking to purchase a boat for our family after not boating for nearly 20 years. Since we have been out of the boating world for so long, I am hoping for some insight on a boat we are interested in. First let me say that we want a big boat with lots of room to take our adult kids and our grandchildren. And we prefer a bow rider. I found a 1994 Mariah Z272 that is located 4 hours away from us. This boat looks beautiful in all the pictures. Really well maintained. What would a good price point be on this boat? Also, things we should definitely look for as far as damage, wear points, etc?
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    Buying a Used Mariah
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    Old 02-14-2019, 05:17 PM   #3
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    What MikeyT said!

    One more critical thing: the trailer. After looking at my Shabah 250 and finding it was in good shape I bought it. Little did I know the trailer needed some serious attention. I assure you one hell of a way to find out the trailer brakes are not working is to exit a 65 mph interstate onto a hard cornering 25 mph off ramp in heavy traffic... It was a 1,300 mile white-knuckled trip home. I ended up putting new complete axles on it which sat me back around $1800 in parts/labor. That should have been a bargaining chip on my part but hard to go back on a price once the money has exchanged hands.
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    Old 02-18-2019, 11:19 AM   #4

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    Thanks EVERYONE!!

    We are proud new owners of a 1994 Mariah Z272 and looking forward to a summer!!
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    Old 02-19-2019, 09:31 PM   #5
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    Congrats on your purchase, best wishes and safe boating.
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    Congrats on your "new" Mariah Brewmom3! You'll love the boat, and all the memories you'll have onboard! And any questions you may have along the way, we're all here to help!
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