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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/2/2005 10:04:56 AM EDT
I live on a huge lake, and own a nice ski boat.

I know that in these uncertain times I should concentrate on getting out of debt, but I have this irresistable urge to trade my Ski Nautique in on a C-Dory 22.

The ski boat will need to be upholstered in another year or two. That's at least a $4,000 job.

It's simply not big enough to be seaworthy on this lake.

The guy who owns the local marina REALLY wants it. I'll probably never have a better opportunity to get rid of it.

A C-Dory with a cuddy cabin and an outboard instead of an inboard would extend my boating season by a couple months.

I could camp with it.

There's no carpeting or upholstery for the GF's toddler to dump bottles of suntan lotion or squash grapes on.

Help me convince myself -

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:05:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:07:27 AM EDT
I'd go for it but remember a bigger boat means more gas to fill it. But I'm sure you'll have some rockin times on it. Buy now boats will be in hugh demand after people gets there homes rebuilt.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:09:01 AM EDT
my business partner is looking for a ski boat in Maine.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:12:51 AM EDT
How many times are you really going to use it per year? Figure that out then divide it by the cost. Then add in maintenance, gas, oil, etc.

You might be surprised how much each trip costs.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:15:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By haloemt:
I'd go for it but remember a bigger boat means more gas to fill it.



Actually, the newer, larger boat will be quite a bit more economical as far as gas goes. The ski boat has a 340 HP V-8.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:17:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Q3131A:
How many times are you really going to use it per year? Figure that out then divide it by the cost. Then add in maintenance, gas, oil, etc.

You might be surprised how much each trip costs.



There's a 43,000 acre lake 45 feet from my front door. I use my boat(s) almost every day in the spring, summer and fall. I go to the grocery store, post office, etc. by boat instead of car. I even take the GF's son to school by boat.

If I didn't live right on the water, I'd agree. Most boats don't wear out, they rot away.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:18:50 AM EDT
Reason...

Fleas don't like water.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 10:32:52 AM EDT
Should be an easy decision.

You're ridding yourself of a toy and progressing to something that has more utility.

Try this one for size

B.O.W.C.

Bug Out Water Craft
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:21:08 PM EDT
False alarm, I guess I'll be keeping the ski boat.

The dealer was full of shit about his great prices. When he finally called me with the actual numbers, he was offering me the lowest book trade-in for mine, and full retail for his.

I asked him if I was on Candid Camera.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:27:13 PM EDT
ok...here you go..
When the zombies come...your gonna need a BO boat that can sustain you for a good period of time. And while it might be hard to grab you and eat your brains while you are water skiing, the cabin cruiser would be the best idea. That work???


other than that..I'm in the same boat (parden the pun). I would like a cabin cruser to replace my skiing boat as well.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:30:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:38:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rodent:
Originally Posted By haloemt:
I'd go for it but remember a bigger boat means more gas to fill it.



Actually, the newer, larger boat will be quite a bit more economical as far as gas goes. The ski boat has a 340 HP V-8.[/quote]

What more excuse do you need. Do it for the tree huggers. Help out with the national fuel shortage. Contribute to the economy.
Link Posted: 9/3/2005 6:39:02 PM EDT
Rodent,

All the airline pilots I know justfy their toys by saying -
"I'm an airline pilot, and I want a new ______." Fill in with airplane, car, truck, boat, wife, guitar, hangar, pool, etc.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 12:25:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AeroE:
Rodent,

All the airline pilots I know justfy their toys by saying -
"I'm an airline pilot, and I want a new ______."



I think those are only the ones still on their first wives...
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 12:27:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 12:47:13 PM EDT
Look Im sorry but ya can't rationalize a purchase such as a boat. Its just a BIG hole in the water that you throw money into. Now you're looking to buy a BIGGER HOLE in the water. Im NOT SAYING DONT BUY A BIGGER BOAT!!!! Im just saying ya can't rationalize it.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 1:49:27 PM EDT
Hey...fuck it...you only live once and you can't take it with ya..... you know what to do
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