Boat and Personal Watercraft owners

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  1. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Let's hear what you have and the pros/cons of ownership. Do you trailer them to use them? Are you bored with them already? Boat vs PWC?


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  2. Mr. Potato Head

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    Seems kinda personal.
     
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    billyc Well-Known Member

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    I own a 32 ft. Sea Ray. I love it but its an expensive way to pass the time. So unless you can afford the fuel and you can fix problems on your own (boat repairs are $$$$ because of lack of competition)stick with something small like a jet ski or 19 ft bowrider.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Oh, it'd be something cheap. Just looking to get out and enjoy nature on a large river or the ICW. No longer a skiier or in need of any serious power. The last things I used were a bow rider and a wet bike! Never owned one, always best to have a friend with a boat.
     
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    You're better than this, man. By now, a man of your intellect should know; If it flies, floats, or fucks, It's ALWAYS better to rent.
     
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    Get a canoe you cheap prick.
     
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    There's an old analogy that is so completely true when it comes to boats... It's much easier to just take a walk up to the edge of a lake, pull a few large bills from your wallet, crumble them up and toss them in the water. Same effect and much easier.

    I had a nice deal one Summer. I had moved to a city on the Mississippi River. My apartment came with a boat slip. While out to dinner with another couple, I came to find out that they had a nice ski boat that they never used because it was too much work to put it in the water after work. We made an arrangement where we kept it at my slip and each of us had keys. I finished working in early afternoons so I would take it out and have it back in time for them to use in the evening. All I had to do was pay for my fuel. They paid for all of the upkeep, which was a couple of different trips to the mechanic.
     
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    I have a sailboat. I've learned why only wealthy and/or retired guys should own one.
     
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    21' Chaparral deck boat, kept right here at my dock. No other lakes. Trailered and stored in second garage.

    The two best days for a boat owner are the day they buy a boat, and the day they sell it.
     
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    I love boating, but I refuse to buy one.....Buddy up with a friend who owns one, chip in for as...help with the work and cleaning. You'll be much happier

    My dad always had boats, I've been around them my entire life and they are a HUGE pain in the ass...Especially if it's in salt water
     
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    All the preripherals involved make it difficult to buy one.
     
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    And if you are gonna buy, I hope you are mechanical and willing to learn how to fiberglass.....Boat mechanics are the biggest rip off artists out there
     
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    i worked with a guy who kept a nice sailboat on a nearby freshwater lake. one day a kid on a jetski t-boned it and hulled it badly. i watched him deal with that for over 3 years between the lawsuits and actual repairs (teak interiors - yikes). i swore i would never get near to owning a boat listening to all that.
     
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    What specifically makes them such a pain to own? (Asks the woman who gets seasick even in a puddle.)
     
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    Jet skis get boring real quick. Get a boat. I have a Boston Whaler Montauk hull is a 1961. Been in the family since 1980. Anything under 20 feet is manageable.
     
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    Maintenance. Fuel. Blown engines (yeah, had one of those). Docks. Accessories. Beer. No, wait.
     
  17. SouthernListen

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    I know they're holes in the water you pour money into. But ideally it'd be parked at a dock on a boat lift, or at worst be trailered to a private community launch. I used to rent other kinds of boats for a living, btw(and canoes!), it's a comparative hassle. I'd want to be able to hop in and go on the spur of the moment.
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    If you have the money and time, knock yourself out, that looks very enticing. I own a very nice sports car, and I am sure I use it more than a boat here in Ohio. A boat is a hell of a pussy magnet, but the time and money is overwhelming compared to the benefit.
     
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    In addition...up here in the north mine needs to be lifted out in the fall, stored and put back in in the spring. Plus new sails last year and all the stuff you mentioned.
    I could justify it if I lived on it all summer.
     
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    the second greatest day in my life was the day i bought my boat
















    ... and the greatest day in my life was the day i sold it


     
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