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Old 03-23-2012, 05:18 PM
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Average cost of maintenance

What is the average cost of maintenance per year for you guys? Since buying my boat I've done nothing but drop thousands at it making it new, better, cooler. That being said I have never had a year yet that I haven't spent money that was just maintenance needs. Heck what do you guys think are the regular maintenance items are and what do you spend.

Ive done a complete rebuild it seems like on my boat. I think I have bought it and then bought it at least 1.5 more times with a new engine, tranny, stereo system, and upgrades.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:25 PM
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Yeah, once you get passed "making it yours" I don't spend much more then gas and oil on it.

Figure about $120 a weekend in gas, oil change, impeller, wash and wax and that's about it for the year.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:32 PM
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$500 a year for insurance, registration, trailer inspection, impellar, wax.... plus gas. Haven't spent much more than that on maintenance fortunately.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:32 PM
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Dang I think if I added up all of my reciepts I think I spent 15k making it mine over 7 years plus the amount I paid for it. I'm ready to just use it and enjoy it. This year I've replaced 3 batteries, a starter, and had the side compartments reuphosteted bc coolers have worn them out. Do this year I have $1360 from january until now just in repairs. Last year with the new engine I think it was close to $3,500 before the boat even got wet.

I'm ready for normalcy.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:36 PM
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if I keep a tally my wife may know the amount shhhh
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:36 PM
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I totally forgot about

Insurance
TX #'s
Trailer tags
Tires
Grease for wheels
Brakes
Master cylinder
Brake fluid



Damn the little things add up fast too. Geese. Who knows how much I have in this old boat. I'm guessing 25-30 grand. Damn
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:42 PM
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All motorized toys are expensive.

Want an expensive hobby? Try guns, watches or cars.

I would agree after getting past "making it yours" and ensuring you know the condition of everything inside and out, figure about $100-200/yr in basic maintenance (oil change / impeller / 2 x fuel filters / winterizing materials).

Taking it to a shop could be hazardous to your wallet.

I think getting started in boating is definitely expensive, start up costs like vests, skis, wake boards, tubes, boat supplies (ie lines, fenders, gas cans and the like).
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:47 PM
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Taking it to a shop could be hazardous to your wallet.
Ain't that the truth!
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:50 PM
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All motorized toys are expensive.

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Yeah I know. My gf just bought a 2012 black on black camaro ss 6 speed with hurst shifter. She wants exhaust and cold air intake along with a custom tune for the ECM. I drove it 147 mph the other night and she was like holy sh!t that is fast. It stays in the garage and it's only driven on sunny weekends. Her LTZ hoe is her daily driver. We r talking about getting a house but I've come to the conclusion that we need land. We got to have a house big enough for our 3 vehicles and my boat plus enough room for a work area for me, plus room for our 5 dogs. I told her the rest of the house could be whatever she wants, preferably with a big kitchen and a 2 headed shower
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:03 PM
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You know the saying, right? "If it fly's, floats, or f***s, it's going to cost you a lot of money."
Besides, B.O.A.T. stand for "Bring Out Another Thousand"
Boats are terrible financial investments, but the best investment in your family. Stop calculating, and start enjoying. It will only make you depressed if you knew how much it really cost.
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