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erkoehler
05-04-2005, 08:04 AM
How much did you use your boat last year? What is your prediction for this year?


I am hoping to put between 40-50 hours on a new to me Mastercraft :D Should be in the driveway by July 1, 2005 at the latest :)

bradamerry
05-04-2005, 09:39 AM
about 60 hrs for the Wildman, but I ski alot with Farmer and we take turns with the boats.

ball6135@yahoo.com
05-04-2005, 09:41 AM
I have been around 50 hours per summer... now with baby two born just two months ago... I will be hoping for the same, but it's gonna be a slow summer for the boat I'm afraid!

BriEOD
05-04-2005, 09:41 AM
What did you buy? Why is it taking 2 months?

whitedog
05-04-2005, 09:48 AM
Last 5 years it has been 100 plus. Along with driving club boats almost every night of the week. This year should be no differnt.

sizzler
05-04-2005, 09:54 AM
160 hrs since last may,from new.....boat has been at the dealers for 5 mnths tho'

MarkP
05-04-2005, 09:59 AM
75 last summer + about 50 on my Supra buddies boat. But that’s with a new baby and three hurricanes. So maybe 100+ on my boat and 75 on the Supra.

What did you buy? Why is it taking 2 months?
Maybe he is going to save for two months and buy it cash

jsonova99
05-04-2005, 10:02 AM
I'm lucky if I get 50 by the end of December at the rate I'm going. Unbelieveable how hard it is to get people together to go out. My girlfriend and I go out, but it seems like maybe one weekend a month lately. Another reason why I didn't spend big bucks on a boat. I'm hoping that once I'm done my MBA and figure out what I'm going to do about my current job (not happy!!) things will get better.

JEREMY79
05-04-2005, 10:05 AM
about 75 last year. I work for myself now. hope to do 100+ this year.

BrianM
05-04-2005, 11:08 AM
I put about 35 on my boat last year but I ski regularly with 4 other guys on a private pond and we rotate the boats. Every one of those hours was pulling someone.

Leroy
05-04-2005, 11:32 AM
50 hours last year and hope 75-100 this year. Hope much more skiing and wakeboarding! After 35 nights of snow skiing/snowboarding I'm eager to see what skills transfer.

Cary K.
05-04-2005, 11:55 AM
I put 260 on mine from Aug 03 - Aug 04, but we ride year round. Have put about 50 on it since Aug 04 - now. One of my crew just got a new boat so maybe we'll rack up some on his and keep them off of mine. Have put 100+ hrs on his since Oct, along w/ the 50 on mine !!!

east tx skier
05-04-2005, 12:30 PM
Fewer than 50 last year. Probably had a lot to do with our using multiple boats. They were all good hours though.

LakePirate
05-04-2005, 12:34 PM
I only put about 30 hours on the boat last year.....Got married and that cut into lake time....When I get the Tristar fixed (soon I hope) That will increase big time.

erkoehler
05-04-2005, 02:02 PM
What did you buy? Why is it taking 2 months?


Didn't buy it yet, waiting for the snowmobiles to sell, and to get out of college for the summer.

bucky
05-04-2005, 02:34 PM
I put 6 hours on my new to me prostar last week. I'm off all next week, the temperatures are forecast over 80 every day with no clouds. My only limit on time is finding anyone to hit the lake with me.

AirJunky
05-04-2005, 02:36 PM
520 hours since July of 2001. So that is what, about 130 hrs per year, average?

bcampbe7
05-04-2005, 02:43 PM
About 70 hours last year...

tex
05-04-2005, 02:45 PM
About 80 here.

rodltg2
05-04-2005, 02:47 PM
125 + engine time, 400 + drinking beer and floating time

MasterMason
05-04-2005, 02:48 PM
Bought the boat in Jan. Have about 10 so far. I would guess around 75 by summers end. More if I can find the time. :steering:

erkoehler
05-04-2005, 03:25 PM
If you can't tell, I am really itching to get a boat and get out on the water!!!! I will probably end up racking up the hours really quick in the beginning as I will take the boat out just to say I went out. Then it will probably taper off when the snow flies, but I am going to get a dry suit and find open water wherever it is!

Rockman, be ready!!! You are the closest barefooter to me and I am going to have alot of questions :D

6ballsisall
05-04-2005, 03:30 PM
This year I will be happy to put 30 hours on it (baby on the way) But next year I hope to double that or more (who knows I might have one then that has a whole bunch of zero's on the hour meter! :D )

erkoehler
05-04-2005, 03:36 PM
This year I will be happy to put 30 hours on it (baby on the way) But next year I hope to double that or more (who knows I might have one then that has a whole bunch of zero's on the hour meter! :D )

Resetting the hour meter! Thats not cool.....good luck on getting the new boat.

east tx skier
05-04-2005, 03:43 PM
My father-in-law had to get a new tach over the winter. 1998 boat with 5 hours on it at the moment.

djhuff
05-04-2005, 03:48 PM
150 last year, probably the same this year.

erkoehler
05-04-2005, 03:57 PM
150 isn't to shabby! Where are you located?

School Skier
05-04-2005, 04:06 PM
50 hours is average for us Frozen Tundra skiers. When we bought the MC in 97 we put 200 hours from May to mid September.

bradamerry
05-04-2005, 04:55 PM
My father-in-law had to get a new tach over the winter. 1998 boat with 5 hours on it at the moment.
I have a new tach in my boat as well. 87' w/ 81 hrs... ;)

djhuff
05-04-2005, 05:29 PM
150 isn't to shabby! Where are you located?

I live in North Carolina. Near Cary K.

During the summer, my house gets neglected pretty bad.

peason
05-04-2005, 05:42 PM
125-150 hours, we spend evey weekend on the water. We also catch a week at lake resort. Kids love to wakeboard, kneeboard, water ski and a little barefootin. I absolutely refuse to pull the tube - but sometimes I get conned into doing it.

André
05-04-2005, 07:42 PM
100 hrs a season with about 85 of them with me at the end of the rope!

erkoehler
05-04-2005, 08:16 PM
Thats awesome for being so far North. I know I will be investing in a dry suit and a barefoot wetsuit very soon. That should help to keep me out on the water alittle longer on both ends of the season.