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Old 09-03-2015, 10:46 PM   #1
 
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Default New to me Z308!

Well I finally got her home. 2400 mile round trip to go get her but she's now settled in her new storage spot here in NV.

2000 Z308 "The Nauti Nymph". Previously of Lake Texoma on the OK/TX Border now a resident of Lake Mead NV.

Radar Arch, Twin Engine (5.0L EFi Mercruisers with Alpha 1s), Genset and AC/Heat, Power Anchor, etc. options fitted.

A friend bought my SC21 a couple of weeks ago so I know she went to a good home.
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  • Old 09-04-2015, 02:53 AM   #2

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    Default Re: New to me Z308!

    Nice ..... I notice that a lot of big Mariahs aren't twin engine... I think this is the first one I have seen ..How much did you pay for it ? ......
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    Default Re: New to me Z308!

    I could be wrong but I think they only offered twin engines on the Z308s and that was an option.

    I paid $25,500 for the boat but I had to buy a new trailer as well as it didn't have one.
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    Default Re: New to me Z308!

    Thats bad ass Ian! There must be something about the SC21 that makes a guy want a bigger Mariah! Did you sell the 21?

    I dig the twins!
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    Default Re: New to me Z308!

    Hi Moto, yes a friend bought the 21 so she should be in good hands.

    Yes the 21 seemed just a little too small, so I decided to go a "little" bigger....
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    That's great man!
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    Default Re: New to me Z308!

    Glad everything worked out and she's home ipgregory! 2400 miles is a heck of a trip. Was that your tow vehicle in the pic? If so I'm impressed. That's a heavy boat to be towing that sort of distance.

    Yes, twins were only offered on the Z308's, (twin 4.3's, twin 5.0L, twin 5.7L's, or D-tronic diesels (volvo options also available). According to the build sheets I have, only 24 of them were ever built, and only one was with a single engine.

    Good luck with it, and you'll have to keep us posted with the cleaning process and post some pics when she's all spiffed up! I know I'm jealous
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    Default Re: New to me Z308!

    Thx Chris.

    Yes that was the tow vehicle. I got to admit I was a bit nervous but she handled it fine with no problems. The trailer is brand new and has disc brakes but I also had an Electric over Hydraulic conversion fitted for more control. Used a Weight Distributing/Sway Control Hitch set up and checked my weight math carefully to know I was about 500lbs or so under my max weight. Not much I know, hence why I was nervous....

    Now she's home she only has to go about 2 miles back and forth from the storage to the ramp so its not so bad. Felt a bit like Jonah pulling the whale bringing her back though.

    Overall she's in pretty good condition. She's spent the last couple of years sitting in a marina slip unused which is why the PO sold her. I have a detailed survey report on her as well so I have a pretty good idea what I am working with. Next project is a good clean, buff and wax.

    I have a big stack of manuals and paperwork that came with her that I still have to go through but I am sure there might be some stuff that we don't have up in the documents section. How do I go about uploading something?

    Thx for all your help pre-sale and for the build sheet info.
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    Old 09-14-2015, 06:38 PM   #9
     
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    Default Re: New to me Z308!

    Drop me a line with a list of all the manuals and things you've got, and we'll go from there!
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    Old 09-15-2015, 09:04 PM   #10
     
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    Default Re: New to me Z308!

    Just sent you a PM Chris with a list of the paperwork/manuals stuff I found in the boat.
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