View Full Version : How many hours is average

05-09-2007, 03:17 PM
How many hours per year is the average for a boat? I see some really nice TT boats for sale, but they seem to have a lot of hours on them already.

School Skier
05-09-2007, 03:27 PM
I think 50 hours is pretty good! Some skiers have more depending on many things. The first year we had 200 hours everyone wanted to ski. The second year we had 150 hours and it has been falling ever since. We average about 50 hours per year last year we had 30 hours. Getting people to ski is the main problem way too many choices in recreation and other very important commitments we all have to do.

05-09-2007, 03:37 PM
TT boats are used to pull tourneys and practice. usually will have around 100hrs after first year. i average about 120-150. everyone is different

05-09-2007, 03:41 PM
When the boat turned one year old, I was at 175.

05-09-2007, 03:48 PM
My boat is a 98 and it has 510 hours. about 56 hours a year

05-09-2007, 04:07 PM
93 the first year.

58 the second:rolleyes:

Going to try and break a hundred for the season this year

05-09-2007, 04:26 PM
I've put 57 hours on my boat this year already! But damn I'm skiing well!

05-09-2007, 05:29 PM
10 hours for me, cause I am a very busy man. :D Most of the time, it is on the lift. :rolleyes:


TX.X-30 fan
05-09-2007, 08:49 PM
My second wife had 154hrs on her and I thought that wasn't to bad since I had seen her ex taking a leak once.;) Wait Wait sorry I just read you mean on the engine. Sorry My bad. :D :D :rolleyes:

05-09-2007, 08:54 PM
My second wife had 154hrs on her and I thought that wasn't to bad since I had seen her ex taking a leak once.;) Wait Wait sorry I just read you mean on the engine. Sorry My bad. :D :rolleyes:

Oh boy have another beer :D

05-09-2007, 09:00 PM
I have put about 40 on mine already this year...

TX.X-30 fan
05-09-2007, 09:15 PM
:woohoo: [QUOTE=Maristar210]Oh boy have another beer :D[/QUOT

I think I will Senor, OLE!!!!!

05-09-2007, 09:18 PM
[QUOTE=Maristar210]Oh boy have another beer :D[/QUOT

Fa la la la


05-09-2007, 09:21 PM
I have a 78 [email protected] 1600 hours on it.

TX.X-30 fan
05-09-2007, 09:21 PM
[QUOTE=TX.X-30 fan]

Fa la la la



05-09-2007, 09:21 PM
Average is a relative term....are you having fun on the water is the real question....

05-09-2007, 10:29 PM
I would say 50 hours is average.

TI Skiier
05-09-2007, 11:24 PM
I usually hit about 100 hours each year.

05-10-2007, 08:43 AM
No hour meter on my Outboard, so define "Average".
I've probably got over a 1, ooo 8p

05-10-2007, 09:02 AM
At our ski club, we hit 250+ per season. We sold the 2006 with 275 hours on it, and this year I think we'll top 300 due to the addition of a couple members. Our 2004 boat didn't sell the first year, so it had 650 when we sold it. Some people definately do not like having that much hours on the boat, but it all comes down to how the boat was cared for. We change the oil every 40 hours and transmission oil every 100, so we do our best to stay on top of the maintenance.

05-10-2007, 01:01 PM
My 1995 MC ProStar 190 Sammy Duvall has only 170 hours on it. Bought it two years ago with only 90 hours on it. The boat was repossesed by the bank. First owner filed bankrupty. Bank put the boat in a storage for years. Second buyer bought it and sold it to me. That explains the low hours and pristine condition. :D

05-10-2007, 01:13 PM
I got an 84 with about 1650 hours. I have put about 40/yr since I bought it in 1997, but I have a lot of friends with boats and we do a lot of trading off. I think 50-100 is pretty common.

A high hour boat is not really a problem if it has been well maintained.

05-10-2007, 01:36 PM
I have heard 50-70 hours per year is average.

05-10-2007, 02:05 PM
Don't know that there really is an average. Some people more some less. If I had to put a number on it I would say the average person uses the average boat about 50 hours a year. Enthusiasts like those on this site the average is going to be higher. I put about 75 a year on my boat with 95% of that only skiing the course and roatating with two other boats.

I would have no problems buying a TT boat with 100-200 in the first year. That is the way those boats are and most are cared for well by the owners.

05-10-2007, 03:04 PM
Most years I put between 50-60 hours on my boat. However I've been fortunate enough this year to have a steady skiing partner - we ski every sunday nights and tuesday nights... So I've been averaging about 6.5 hours a week (including weekends) for the last 9 weeks... Its really all about how the boat is cared for and treated... I wouldn't be concerned about a boat with a 1000 hrs or more if it was treated right...

05-10-2007, 03:47 PM
Just as others have proposed, I think it less about the hours than what the boat has been doing for those hours. For example, a person could do some serious damage to an engine in the first 30 seconds of its life, even if they only use it a total of 3 hours.