View Full Version : Boat Hours

10-27-2007, 01:17 PM
I just put the boat away for the winter and noticed that we had already put 82 hours on it since 2006 when we bought it brand new. I was just wondering if this is high or low compared to others.

10-27-2007, 01:28 PM
I recall the MC dealer around here telling me that about 80 hours a year is typical - at least around here (Wisconsin)

10-27-2007, 03:07 PM
We're about 80 per season.

Ole Miss Rebels
10-27-2007, 03:09 PM
410 hours in 2years and 8 months on our xstar. i think it runs better now than when it was new. seems to get smoother with time. 80 hours in two seasons seems really low to me but then that means your boat will be around for a long time. enjoy it, i wouldn't worry about saving it for my next life.

10-27-2007, 03:18 PM
I only hit about 40 hours this summer since it was July before I had it out.

10-27-2007, 04:09 PM
80 hours for us this season in NJ, started early May.

ProTour X9
10-27-2007, 04:37 PM
166 since (late) April............

10-27-2007, 05:17 PM
Only about 40 for me this year.

x2 canada
10-27-2007, 05:22 PM
130 this year just putting it away for the winter

10-27-2007, 05:31 PM
It all depends. Are you a weekend warrior or running a ski school? It is all relative.

10-27-2007, 05:33 PM
I put 54 on since I put my in the H20 at the beginning of the year.

10-27-2007, 05:56 PM
I put about 110 hours on from June through August

10-27-2007, 06:05 PM
41 hours from July 1 - Oct 1 when I bought it new. We are weekend warriors.

10-27-2007, 06:11 PM
Only 90 for me this year ,down about 25 hrs.
Partner got himself a new 197 so we started alternating boats on week-ends.
530 hrs for me in the last 5 seasons.Skiing the course 95% of time.

10-27-2007, 06:58 PM
140 hrs in a season

10-28-2007, 07:58 AM
90 hrs over the past 2 years...peanuts compared to some of the guys on here, but I know we've had a lot of fun. You're going to see a lot of variance on here on this topic, the bottom line is...Did you have a boatload of fun with the time spent on the water...hopefully you answer yes and are saying I can't wait to do it again next year.

T Scott
10-28-2007, 09:40 AM
I use my boat all the time, but i don't put too many hours on them. I average about 60-75 per year. I guess I am lucky because I live on a lake and idle off the dock, take a set and have the boat back on the lift 20 minutes later! I ski 2-3 days a week like this. I can't remember the last time I put more than 1 hour on the boat within a week.

10-28-2007, 10:56 AM
I put on 120 this year. I'll do better next year.

10-30-2007, 12:30 PM
40 hours this season. We have a camp on the lake along along with a Party Barge and Jet Ski. Boat is only used for pulling only. The party barge and jet ski are used for joy rides - really cuts back on the hours.

10-30-2007, 12:52 PM
Hours are not all that important as long as you keep up with and do good services!!!

10-30-2007, 09:16 PM
We put on 175 + hours this year the first year all family outings. Changing own fluids out to necessity. Moved to Ames synthetics but still changing every 50 hours as recommended. Got to enjoy it.

10-30-2007, 09:19 PM
79.2 hours since April 28, 2007.

10-30-2007, 09:41 PM
79.2 hours since April 28, 2007.

If I knew we were documenting tenths of an hour, I'd have added .2 to my total since I ran it for 12 minutes while winterizing last week.;)

10-30-2007, 10:17 PM
about 160 here. even trailered it for the first half of the season.

10-30-2007, 10:45 PM
140 per season, still going strong. Just went out Sunday, enjoyed the glass.

10-30-2007, 10:57 PM
160 hrs on upper michigan crystal clear h20,,,,,,,88 powerslot
acme,,,,pulling like a tractor

10-30-2007, 11:07 PM
only 50 hours for us this year.
wife has new job, son is in boy scouts=less boating time

10-30-2007, 11:38 PM
man i was proud of the 40 hours i put on the boat this year.

10-30-2007, 11:46 PM
And that is all that matters! Be happy with the hours you put on your boat!

man i was proud of the 40 hours i put on the boat this year.

Prostar Rich
10-31-2007, 09:14 AM
I look at it this way: It doesn't matter how many engine hours I have, what matters is how many hours did I have on the water.

Prostar Rich