View Full Version : Engine Hours

06-02-2014, 11:29 AM
I know there can be lot of debate about this. What is considered high engine hours. For 2010, is 250+ high.

06-02-2014, 12:07 PM
no, not at all.

I have 698 on my 07. She still purrs

06-02-2014, 12:14 PM
only 250 ;) I got my 96 205 back in '03ish with 2000+ hours on it, only having issues with it now as it doesn't get used as much as it's been used to. I don't even look at the hours on a boat really as long as it's got good service history and is in good condition

06-02-2014, 12:24 PM
consistent use and maintenance is the real key....

Use it often, and change the OIL and impeller ...
Just don't let it sit for months at a time...

06-02-2014, 12:30 PM
^^^^^^^^^^ +1

06-02-2014, 04:36 PM
In 1990, I bought a new Barefoot Nautique. At the end of the first season, it had 325 hours on it so 250 for a 4 year old boat isn't much. Like was mentioned, good maintenance is the key.

06-02-2014, 04:58 PM
i sold our 2010 in 2013 with 290 hours i believe? looked better than when i bought it

06-02-2014, 05:12 PM
60 hours a year is little higher than average for the North East but certainly not high hours. That boat would still be considered fairly new but MC standards. I'm in Michigan on a semi private lake and we pretty much ski or go back to the house and hang. We also split skiing duties between two boats. We average 30 - 40 hours a year on each boat and are out 2 - 3 times a week. I'd consider up typical for our kind of boating. My 07 X2 has 320 hours.

06-02-2014, 06:32 PM
The 5.7 GM small block based engine should make it 3000 hours with proper maintenance.