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Posted: 3/14/2002 5:41:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2002 5:41:30 AM EDT by satcong]
[url]http://adcache.boattraderonline.com/6/4/5/1799145.htm[/url] $8,500.00
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 5:48:55 AM EDT
Assuming it runs, that's a helluva deal.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 5:54:19 AM EDT
Either that or a nice class III.....
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 5:56:32 AM EDT
Key Question: "How many times has it been submerged?" Its also 17 years old, rule of thumb for motor boats is $2k/ft for new ones in that size range. A 21' wouldnt be too comfortable for 4 people for more than a day or two, unless you really like all the people onboard. Kharn
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 5:57:18 AM EDT
I can see myself and mrs. satcong on the AZ lakes, sleeping in the boat, no hotels, motels, just throw down that anchor and sleep on the lake.....
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 6:06:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/14/2002 6:22:19 AM EDT by fight4yourrights]
Oh, the cost of the boat is just the beginning. I bought my boat in 1994 for $50,000. 3 years cost me $75,000 cash. The boat payment was only 1/2 the total cost. Gas wasn't that bad - about $1500 a year, it was the maintanence, storage, etc... The 2 happiest days of a boaters life - the day he buys the boat and the day he unloads it. Lot's of fun, but lot's of time and $$. [img]http://mywebpages.comcast.net/sbritton/corvette_files/image037.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 6:09:32 AM EDT
A lot of people are surprised when they find out how inexpensive used boats are. The REAL expenses of owning a boat are storage and maintenance costs. Be sure you figure out where you are going to berth or park a boat, and what that's going to cost.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 6:10:22 AM EDT
Ah, yes. "A boat is a hole in the water that the owner dumps money into."
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 6:14:15 AM EDT
Ahh, a hole in the water where you dump money.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 6:16:38 AM EDT
[B)] Thanks for bringing me back down to earth.... I now DO see the light. hmmmm...thats a lot of rifles.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 9:01:00 AM EDT
And don't forget the property taxes in some states! I think dealers should have to mention what the yearly tax load will be whenever you buy a car or boat or other big ticket item.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 9:34:58 AM EDT
BOAT: Bring Out Another Thousand
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 10:21:38 AM EDT
Yeah, I own one. BOAT=MONEY PIT. But I still enjoy it.[whacko]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 10:32:27 AM EDT
The 2 happiest days of a boaters life - the day he buys the boat and the day he unloads it.
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Damn, I wanted to quote that saying. Beat me to it. Its the truth!
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 10:40:52 AM EDT
A boat is a hole in the water that you pour money into! [^]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 10:45:32 AM EDT
fight4yourrights, You still have your boat? I'm down here in NoVA waiting for a ride if you do. [:D]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 10:50:42 AM EDT
The thing is trailerable - so you don't need to pay slip fees. The ability to take a boat in and out of the water with little hassle saves alot on maintenance. See if the boat has been surveyed recently and if it has get a copy of the report, if not and your serious about it, get one done. Not saying that your going to spend money on maintenance, just not that much [;)]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 10:55:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KBaker: Ah, yes. "A boat is a hole in the water that the owner dumps money into."
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I believe the correct quote is: "A boat is a hole in the water you attempt to fill with money. The bigger the boat, the bigger the hole."
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 11:05:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 7: fight4yourrights, You still have your boat? I'm down here in NoVA waiting for a ride if you do. [:D]
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Wife got injured and couldn't boat. Kept it for a year and half before giving up on the notion of boating.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 8:32:30 PM EDT
Oh, I dunno. My kayak cost me $800, and I haven't spent more than another $800 on all the rest of my gadgets. [:D]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 9:28:08 PM EDT
might be cheap to buy the maint can get pricey.Luckily i do all my own work on my jet boat.taking it out on sat.have been working on it all week on performance upgrades.(laughing gas)and electonic ignition.
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 9:38:09 PM EDT
Every April 15th one look at the last line of form 1040 basically has the IRS saying to me "No new boat for you this year"[:(]
Link Posted: 3/14/2002 10:54:22 PM EDT
It's usually cheaper to make friends with someone who has a boat. We have a enough friends with boats that we get to go out a few times a year, which is all we would want anyhow, and no upkeep, expense. Hell, we offer to pay for gas and they refuse. Now I just need to find a friend with a private jet. [:D]
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