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BrianM
06-06-2006, 01:32 PM
So what other expensive hobbies do y'all have besides the boat.. I have tried to get out of some (motocross, climbing and cars for the most part) of mine but am getting into Scuba again and have to make at least a yearly trip for some snow skiing neither of which come cheap.

Check any or all that apply.

Maristar210
06-06-2006, 01:34 PM
Motocross riding is expensive. Just ask my wife. :wavey:

Steve

rodltg2
06-06-2006, 01:34 PM
i gave up flying. that was putting me in the poor house. i used to scuba too. i still will if on a vacation but i wont take a scuba specific trip. last time i felt too obligated to scuba everyday and it got old fast.. one or two days is good .. i used to snowboard too , but evryyear i do it less and less. i almost rather waterski in the cold...

LakePirate
06-06-2006, 01:42 PM
Have all but given up golf. Play maybe 5 times a year. (For reference I used to hit thousands of balls daily)

NASCAR Racing. Going to races is not a cheap adventure. We usually hit about 5 a year and like to go somewhere we have never been each year.

ski_king
06-06-2006, 01:44 PM
camping and travel trailer

bcampbe7
06-06-2006, 01:46 PM
My others are golf (not as much as I use to) and RC cars.

RC is not as expensive as most hobbies but I have had a couple thousand in a truck. :eek: :o

tex
06-06-2006, 01:46 PM
We just waterski alot. We try to make at least 1-2 snow ski trips a year. I ride and ski both. We love to eat and drink well. We used to hit the mountain bikes. Our main hobbey is our 5 1/2 year old.

LakePirate
06-06-2006, 01:47 PM
I did no such a thing..


Tex, the wife and I enjoy eating well also.

If you are ever in Atlanta we will take you somewhere good.

ski_king
06-06-2006, 01:48 PM
Is she really a hobby?
no, just expensive


Did you edit my quote?

X2M
06-06-2006, 01:53 PM
Horses is my other option for this poll.

My youngest rides and has been taking lessons for the last two years. I am holding out as long as possible before adding another animal to the family. Very expensive and time consuming hobby.

But, the smile on her face when she is up on that horse is sooooo worth it. :)

dog paw
06-06-2006, 01:55 PM
I guess I'm as abnormal as the rest of us by what I see here :D Things have gotten so expensive I pretty much gave up everything but the MC and trying to keep one of the fastest Sea Doo's on our lake. Golf and Nascar pissed me off as they got too big for there shorts. RC cars Shooting Motocross bring back good memorys

rodltg2
06-06-2006, 01:59 PM
i go to the nudie bar twice a week. does that count as a hobby? its expensive!

86Craft
06-06-2006, 01:59 PM
Keeping a 20 year old in-ground pool clean and :rant: running.

BrianM
06-06-2006, 02:00 PM
My others are golf

How did I forget to put golf on the list?! :friday:

prostar205
06-06-2006, 02:11 PM
The wife and I picked up Helicopter Skiing a few years ago and now go at least once a year.

Talk about an expensive lift time but well worth the $$$$$.

Thank God the kids are not old enough yet to start. They are 6 and 4.

jraben8
06-06-2006, 02:11 PM
Golf, MTB Biking. Really do neither very much this time of year in Texas. Those won't get any attention until the end of September except for the week I'm in Vegas. I just have to figure out where to golf out there.

SkiDog
06-06-2006, 02:15 PM
i go to the nudie bar twice a week. does that count as a hobby? its expensive!


Hookers, Chasing Hookers! :D :D

6ballsisall
06-06-2006, 02:17 PM
Dont forget Golf.

pq2
06-06-2006, 02:22 PM
I also race sailboats (J/24) and this year im painting the boat, new sails, new equipment, Im gonna race in NY in august, and try to qualify for the world championship in 2007. Heres my other toy :cool:

bcampbe7
06-06-2006, 02:23 PM
Dont forget Golf.


Do you play Jeff?!?
We will have to play someday.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
06-06-2006, 02:27 PM
Music. Guitars and Amps. you can spend some chang my friends..... :eek:

pq2
06-06-2006, 02:27 PM
and also kiteboarding.... :headbang:

rodltg2
06-06-2006, 02:31 PM
whats about you erkle, how much do your dungeons and dragons games cost?? :D

bobbyB
06-06-2006, 02:33 PM
Throwing pumpkins 2000' with a 65' tall trebuchet. Our team has held the world record twice. And then there was the time we had our aim off and hit a wearhouse with a 1400' shot. Kinda scared the crap out of a few people!

bobbyB
06-06-2006, 02:37 PM
here's a photo of our machine.

Mag_Red
06-06-2006, 02:39 PM
here's a photo of our machine.So how far could you throw a BU with that thing??? :D

tommcat
06-06-2006, 02:42 PM
snowmobiling and hockey.

bobbyB
06-06-2006, 02:44 PM
So how dar could you throw a BU with that thing??? :D

Far enough so it wouldn't be usable again. Better yet, park it out there and let us fire at the thing!

TMCNo1
06-06-2006, 02:47 PM
Team Talk and Space travel!

shepherd
06-06-2006, 02:53 PM
FISHING. I've just started to learn last year in preparation for old age. I need something to do when I'm out on the water, other than this :friday:

shepherd
06-06-2006, 02:56 PM
SURFING is probably the cheapest hobby/sport. Just shell out $500 for a board, some board shorts, maybe buy a wetsuit, and you're good to go. No buying gas and the waves are free (if you can find them :( )

rodltg2
06-06-2006, 02:59 PM
coach surfing can be even cheaper ....

better yet keno lounge surfing and you get free drinks...

jbfootin
06-06-2006, 03:40 PM
I spend most my money on booze and women....The rest I just wasted :headbang:

jbfootin
06-06-2006, 03:41 PM
Just kidding...well at leasts not since college.

Golf and 3 kids. The children are not a hobbie but they are expensive!

Mi.mc
06-06-2006, 03:43 PM
i like futzing (is that a word) around with hobby class r.c. cars because my income is such that i can't afford much else (and drinking is still quite illegal)

east tx skier
06-06-2006, 04:02 PM
i gave up flying. that was putting me in the poor house. i used to scuba too. i still will if on a vacation but i wont take a scuba specific trip. last time i felt too obligated to scuba everyday and it got old fast.. one or two days is good .. i used to snowboard too , but evryyear i do it less and less. i almost rather waterski in the cold...

Used to fly (long ago), but gave it up. Too much time and money. On that list, it's just snow skiing and making beer for me.

ajgressette
06-06-2006, 04:04 PM
KIDS :headbang:

1984StarsandStripes
06-06-2006, 04:15 PM
I work on a pit in my spare time when not skiing, working or making the wife happy!! hahha

wakebroad
06-06-2006, 04:16 PM
I voted for skiing but I think plastic surgery is about to become one of my more expensive hobbies. Got boobs 5 years ago but since I hit 40, gravity has taken it's toll! Not to mention the crows feet, from being in the sun all the time! My husband wants me to be like "Dolly"!
:cry:

jrcarte78
06-06-2006, 04:23 PM
Just softball for me. Pretty cheap and I really enjoy it.

I have made my own beer a few times but haven't in a while. I would like to get back into that.

wakebroad
06-06-2006, 04:31 PM
Just softball for me. Pretty cheap and I really enjoy it.

I have made my own beer a few times but haven't in a while. I would like to get back into that.


Yummmmmmmy!!!! I want to make beer! :love:

tex
06-06-2006, 04:48 PM
Tex, the wife and I enjoy eating well also.

If you are ever in Atlanta we will take you somewhere good.
We will look you up!

tex
06-06-2006, 04:52 PM
I was playing hockey. Vegas is a big expensive hobbey too.

T5_Steve
06-06-2006, 04:53 PM
Snow skiing, snowboarding and supporting two boys in youth hockey. We used to ride snowmobiles and dirt bikes as well, but that was before hockey and the boat. :rolleyes:

erkoehler
06-06-2006, 04:58 PM
MasterCraft in the spring/summer/fall and snowmobiling in the winter. No time for anything else....

RexDog1
06-06-2006, 05:02 PM
Wife 1St.

Cars 2Nd.

Hummm when has my wife become a Hobby???

God I hope she will not look at this :eek:

east tx skier
06-06-2006, 05:03 PM
MasterCraft in the spring/summer/fall and snowmobiling in the winter. No time for anything else....

What about wiping butts?

/I suppose that's become a hobby for me, too, as of late.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
06-06-2006, 05:15 PM
What about wiping butts?

/I suppose that's become a hobby for me, too, as of late.
well, since its your baby with full diapers, it dont count....

Now if you were PAYING to do that type of thing in a various business establishments where alcohol is served by scantily clad employees, then its a hobby. ;) :cool:

C'mon eastie, vote for guitars! back me up there, they are an expensive hobby.

east tx skier
06-06-2006, 05:41 PM
Yeah, but I haven't bought any guitar gear in about 4 years.

Leroy
06-06-2006, 05:43 PM
Wakebroad; I'm not sure how this one went by everyone! Maybe you can share your hobby with my wife! :D

Snow skiing with family of five is about as much money shredding as I can think of, but such a blast.


I voted for skiing but I think plastic surgery is about to become one of my more expensive hobbies. Got boobs 5 years ago but since I hit 40, gravity has taken it's toll! Not to mention the crows feet, from being in the sun all the time! My husband wants me to be like "Dolly"!
:cry:

pq2
06-06-2006, 06:24 PM
I voted for skiing but I think plastic surgery is about to become one of my more expensive hobbies. Got boobs 5 years ago but since I hit 40, gravity has taken it's toll! Not to mention the crows feet, from being in the sun all the time! My husband wants me to be like "Dolly"!
:cry:

can you have a serius talk with my girlfriend PLEASE??? :worthy:

MYMC
06-06-2006, 06:33 PM
1) Cars...a serious life long addiction
2) Plastic surgery...I have paid for 5 pair so far in this life and only know the whereabouts of one :rolleyes:

LakePirate
06-06-2006, 06:38 PM
1) Cars...a serious life long addiction
2) Plastic surgery...I have paid for 5 pair so far in this life and only know the whereabouts of one :rolleyes:


Looks like you have an addiction to something else.. :popcorn:

MYMC
06-06-2006, 06:51 PM
Looks like you have an addiction to something else.. :popcorn:
Guilty as charged.

peason
06-06-2006, 07:16 PM
My wife just earned her Ski Patrol status so snowboarding with the family will be a lot cheaper next season. My most expensive hobby is my kids!

88 PS190
06-06-2006, 07:21 PM
Guns, archery, rc cars, some skiing... cars... they're all expensive, but skiing... the gas the gas...

sassydog
06-06-2006, 07:22 PM
little golf, small tattoo collection, but my most epensive hobby, moreso than skiiing, is women! And don;t tell me they're not a hobby. All the time and money i've spent on dinner, gas, drinks, flowers, propolactics, jewelry(and other gifts) and the general money it costs to take a woman on a date. Not to mention the collection of phone numbers and stories i'm accumulated. by far the most expensive, but i's also say the most worth it!

River Rat
06-06-2006, 08:02 PM
Skydiving, Hunting, Camping, Wake Boarding, and a little scuba from time to time.

PendO
06-06-2006, 09:09 PM
my two kids ....................................

whitedog
06-06-2006, 09:36 PM
1) Two teenage kids; not really a hobby but it keeps me in the poor house.:(

2) Raise, train, hunt, and trial English setters. Haven't broke even on a litter yet and training with phesants be pricey. Some of the best off h2o time spent with the kids. They each have their own trained dog or pup in traiing and they both hunt.:cool:

SKI*MC
06-06-2006, 10:01 PM
Its between my wakeboarding, and my drums. A $600 board. But my drum set always seems to break me everytime i add to it. A double bass pedle was about $275. 1 cymbol alone was almost $200 (and i got a deal on it!) N ot to mension the box of hundreds of broken drum sticks.

Footin
06-06-2006, 10:18 PM
Golf, Nascar races and two very expensive kids.

erkoehler
06-06-2006, 10:22 PM
Golf, Nascar races and two very expensive kids.


Don't forget the ballet :headbang:

Footin
06-06-2006, 10:29 PM
Don't forget the ballet :headbang:

That happens at work, so it goes on an expense report.

jimmer2880
06-07-2006, 07:05 AM
Snow skiing for a family of (well - only 3 of us ski, but the 4th will in another 2 years). Thank goodness I am an instructor (free skiing for the family & deals on equipment), otherwise, I wouldn't be able to afford that either.

But - after having 2 kids, my wife may get a new hobby as well (gravity is a b!tch!)

M-Funf
06-08-2006, 12:22 PM
1) Wine collecting. Now at 700+ bottles.
2) Cars and track days with my car
3) Golf. We recently took up the sport (dang this is expensive)
4) Shooting. 4 handguns at the moment. Looking at one more addition.

Funny thing is, three of these require more time CLEANING stuff than actually doing the activity...

Skiing and boating are actually one of the less expensive hobbies, but still requires cleaning time...

Workin' 4 Toys
06-09-2006, 11:10 AM
4 Wheelin', Remote Control everything, Snowmobiles, Cars, Guns, Woodworking, Boating, and Building about anything.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
06-09-2006, 11:36 AM
Are you bragging WFT?? 8p ;)

Workin' 4 Toys
06-09-2006, 11:50 AM
Are you bragging WFT?? 8p ;)
No, just answering the thread, you got a problem with that....?:mad:

Upper Michigan Prostar190
06-09-2006, 11:51 AM
No, just answering the thread, you got a problem with that....?:mad:
No Dude, I was just making a joke in reference to another thread thats all, it wasnt directed at you. The joke was from the "boasting" goin on in the Rod thread now. Oh well, it aint the first time one of my jokes failed, and it wont be the last....

6ballsisall
06-09-2006, 11:54 AM
No Dude, I was just making a joke in reference to another thread thats all, it wasnt directed at you. The joke was from the "boasting" goin on in the Rod thread now. Oh well, it aint the first time one of my jokes failed, and it wont be the last....
Its all good Umpy! :toast:

Workin' 4 Toys
06-09-2006, 11:54 AM
No Dude, I was just making a joke in reference to another thread thats all, it wasnt directed at you. The joke was from the "boasting" goin on in the Rod thread now. Oh well, it aint the first time one of my jokes failed, and it wont be the last....
I didn't get it, and still don't......

6ballsisall
06-09-2006, 11:55 AM
I didn't get it, and still don't......


Check out the last 4 or 5 pages of the "what should become of Rod" thread ;)

Upper Michigan Prostar190
06-09-2006, 11:56 AM
I didn't get it, and still don't......
Well, like I said WFT, sometimes my jokes dont hit....
a bunch of us were havin fun on the Rod thread boasting about us all being "snobby" here.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
06-09-2006, 11:57 AM
Check out the last 4 or 5 pages of the "what should become of Rod" thread ;)
are you braggin about that thread now JR? :eek: 8p You dont need much of a reason do you? ;)

Danimal
06-09-2006, 12:10 PM
I sail also but it's really not that expensive for me. I am the crew on someone elses expensive hobby.... :cool:
This is from the Midwest Invitational Regatta last year hoosted by our club;

http://www.blyc-wi.com/images/705Images/mir_sml_7.jpg

Workin' 4 Toys
06-09-2006, 12:13 PM
Ok, I read it........ I must have missed something...... :confused:

So, because I work my arse off so I can afford to have some nice things for myself and my family, and enjoy life, and chose not to sit my life away and watch the propaganda on TV, I am deemed a SNOB.......:confused:
Let me in on the joke, I obviously missed something.

east tx skier
06-09-2006, 12:18 PM
Ok, I read it........ I must have missed something...... :confused:

So, because I work my arse off so I can afford to have some nice things for myself and my family, and enjoy life, and chose not to sit my life away and watch the propaganda on TV, I am deemed a SNOB.......:confused:
Let me in on the joke, I obviously missed something.


I think we were all a little confused by all of that.

phecksel
06-09-2006, 12:23 PM
i gave up flying. that was putting me in the poor house. i used to scuba too. i still will if on a vacation but i wont take a scuba specific trip. last time i felt too obligated to scuba everyday and it got old fast.. one or two days is good .. i used to snowboard too , but evryyear i do it less and less. i almost rather waterski in the cold...
I hear you there! I was quickly drowning trying to keep the boat and airplane after the divorce and buying a house on the lake. Sad tho, the guy who bought my plane totalled it landing in a LIGHT X-WIND.

east tx skier
06-09-2006, 12:25 PM
I always hated landing in a cross wind. I knew what to do and why it needed to be done, but it still seemed counterintuitive to my instincts.

phecksel
06-09-2006, 12:29 PM
I always hated landing in a cross wind. I knew what to do and why it needed to be done, but it still seemed counterintuitive to my instincts.
I used to love cross winds in the Mooney {oops was I bragging again :)}

My favorite was 25G35 straight across the runway. It was "challenging".

east tx skier
06-09-2006, 12:42 PM
I never made it past cessnas and stopped flying when I was 18. My dad was the real pilot in our family. When he retired from his private pilot hobby, he had over 10,000 hours and spent the last 20 years of it behind the yoke of a Jet Commander. He really loved it and could grease a runway.

tex
06-09-2006, 01:05 PM
Stop all the bragging.
The next thing you guys are going to say is that you actually make enough $$$ to fly on airplanes for your vacations! Eastie, did you take a plane to London?

Upper Michigan Prostar190
06-09-2006, 01:11 PM
Stop all the bragging.
The next thing you guys are going to say is that you actually make enough $$$ to fly on airplanes for your vacations! Eastie, did you take a plane to London?
I heard he had a Concord specially recommissioned into service again just for his trip. It was the flight crew, 7 flight attendants(all female), and Eastie. :eek: I heard the food, drink was amazing. Spa treatment in the air. full massage, jacuzzi, manicure, pedicure, steam room, mud pack. the whole 9 yards. They even put those little slices of FRESH cucumbers over his eyes just like you see on Oprah.

Thrall
06-09-2006, 05:25 PM
May as well chime in.
Probably in order of expense (after the boat):
Snowmobiling
Cars (starting to put a little $ into my DMax and looking at a 71 Blazer restoration)
Skiing/Snowboarding
Hockey
Fishing
Hunting (if I had enough time for it to "make" the hobby list)

east tx skier
06-09-2006, 05:29 PM
I heard he had a Concord specially recommissioned into service again just for his trip. It was the flight crew, 7 flight attendants(all female), and Eastie. :eek: I heard the food, drink was amazing. Spa treatment in the air. full massage, jacuzzi, manicure, pedicure, steam room, mud pack. the whole 9 yards. They even put those little slices of FRESH cucumbers over his eyes just like you see on Oprah.

Actually, Oprah put the cucumbers over my eyes.

G-man
06-09-2006, 05:46 PM
I heard he took his MC across the pond. Thats why it took him so long to get back on the board.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
06-09-2006, 05:55 PM
Actually, Oprah put the cucumbers over my eyes.
I didnt expect anything less Eastie. Did Dr. Phil rub your feet too?

east tx skier
06-09-2006, 06:02 PM
I didnt expect anything less Eastie. Did Dr. Phil rub your feet too?

No, I had him removed from the plane and taken to a small room where I had arranged to have the ghost of Sam Kinison summoned to scream at him for being the world's biggest 'tard.

tex
06-09-2006, 06:03 PM
No, I had him removed from the plane and taken to a small room where I had arranged to have the ghost of Sam Kinison summoned to scream at him for being the world's biggest 'tard.
That's funny!

east tx skier
06-09-2006, 06:14 PM
That's funny!

Yes, but it's on my to-do list.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
06-09-2006, 06:38 PM
That's funny!
Actually, I think its AWESOME!!! WTG Eastie! :headbang:

shepherd
06-10-2006, 01:30 AM
1) Wine collecting. Now at 700+ bottles.
...

I tried wine collecting but I can't stop drinking the dang things! :rolleyes:

Danimal
06-10-2006, 01:36 AM
I tried wine collecting but I can't stop drinking the dang things! :rolleyes:

I'm in the same boat Shep... I can't keep anything in the house for very long.

Jorski
06-10-2006, 12:34 PM
Cottage ownership
Snow skiing
Family vacations
Daughter figure skates competitively
Son plays competitive hockey
collect wine/drink wine...whine about bills

Writing that list tired me out....makes me think I should go to the office!

tex
06-10-2006, 12:37 PM
Cottage ownership
Snow skiing
Family vacations
Daughter figure skates competitively
Son plays competitive hockey
collect wine/drink wine...whine about bills

Writing that list tired me out....makes me think I should go to the office!
I understand expensive hobbies. If the daughter skates competively, goons with clubs can be expensive!

Jorski
06-10-2006, 09:36 PM
If the daughter skates competively, goons with clubs can be expensive!

In my best Nancy Kerrigan, "Why, why, why ?"