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TxBuilder 03-22-2011 01:39 PM

Does anyone have a boat? As the weather gets better I've though about looking into them. Any suggestions?

oldognewtrick 03-22-2011 01:57 PM


Originally Posted by TxBuilder (Post 55144)
Does anyone have a boat? As the weather gets better I've though about looking into them. Any suggestions?

What kind of boat are you wanting? Ski, fishing, houseboat, cruiser, big enough to moore at a marina or small enough to trailer? Power or sail. I've had boats since I was 13 yo. Runabouts, race boats, ski boats, jet skis...yard ornaments.

The older I get, the more I appreciate ones big enough to have a bathroom on.;)

TxBuilder 03-22-2011 04:04 PM

Preferably trailer-able, something I can fish from and pull a skier from time to time.

Blue Jay 03-23-2011 04:40 PM

I have a 16' Starcraft with an open bow that works well for both. Just be aware the defination of a boat is a hole in the water into which you pour money.

TxBuilder 03-24-2011 03:16 PM

I've heard that.

Just Emptied Every Pocket, is an acronym I'm familiar with.

Break Out Another Thousand doesn't seem to far from that.

joecaption 03-27-2011 07:44 AM

Depending on where you live some places have a deal where you pay a fee each year and you can use there boats. One week you can use a ski boat the next week a pontoon, and the next go out sailing.
It will enclude all the slip fees, maintaince, insurance. You just show up and take off. You only have to pay extra for the fuel used.
Everyone that buys a boat for the first time buys one to small. Then there stuck trying to sell it to get a bigger one and loose a ton of money.

TxBuilder 03-28-2011 04:03 PM

There are some places like that around here, I don't know what I'm going to do quite yet, still in the research phase, but that's a good idea.

joecaption 03-29-2011 06:11 AM

Here's what seems to happen with most people that have boats. It's all gang busters the first year and you go out buy a bunch of new stuff for it, the next year there's always seems to be something else that needs to be done on the weekends, work on the lawn, go to Billy Bobs baseball game, ECT. the kids or grandchildren all seem to find something else to do with there friends so you have to go and lanch the boat yourself, which can be done but it's a pain.
By the third year the carb. need rebuilding, the battery needs replacing, the water pumps shot.
Every year I hear first time boat buyers telling me I got a deal on a boat from a friend, all it needs is a motor and some repairs done on the transom and the trailer and some new seats. Just go price the items to see what kind of deal that will end up being.
Drive by any larger marina on a weekend and you will see a $1,000,000 worth of boats sitting at the slips.
I had a 37' sport fisherman that only cost me $10.00. The owner had not used it in 4 years, he comes down to the dock and is mad because it will not start and said the first person that gives me $10.00 can have it.
I spent 2 soild years restoring it and spent over $20,000 on it, only to have it sink at the slip after a hurricane.

inspectorD 03-29-2011 02:41 PM

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Tx, you know yur supposed to back-er in Right?:hide:

oldognewtrick 03-29-2011 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by inspectorD (Post 55377)
Tx, you know yur supposed to back-er in Right?:hide:

I'm pretty sure thats the way they put them in the water on the other side of the equator,...but then again,maybe not;)

HEY TX, I let inspectorD use my little row boat and he turned this into this, in only 1 weekend and $275.00. Why don't you see what he can do for you?

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