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Old 07-17-2012, 01:54 PM   #49876
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I'll be accepting donations for a new ADVBoat.
So just send it via Paypal and I'll take care of the rest.

http://www.gizmag.com/antagonist-lux...peedboat/23308
We collect enough I'll get a couple these too. For my friends to ride,
maybe even doc if we can get him out of his comfort zone.

http://www.gizmag.com/foiljet-mr1-hy...r-craft/10923/
Boats/water craft, the ultimate money pits. 2 best days of a boat owners life, the day he buys it and the day he sells it, with the latter being much more joyous.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:55 PM   #49877
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Had 3, Big Block Chevy engine in it, 501ci he said myself. Was cool looking then I asked about fuel.
150 GALLONS an hour to run it..... to rich for my blood.
yep..but since you fellers are buying it for me, I figger'd you'd feed it too!
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #49878
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Before I had kids my parents had a 52' houseboat docked at Prairie Creek, it had twin 350's. I had a ski boat there as well and it had a 454. Both boats were pretty thirsty. Mine wasnt "too" bad, I think that 454 got better fuel mileage than some boats with smaller engines that were revving to the moon. The houseboat was always needing maintenance.

It was alot of fun at the time, but then after we had kids it was a fiasco taking little ones to the lake so we sold out. I think a pontoon would be pretty fun, I always wanted to beach the boat up on an island and hang out or stay the night but didnt want to do that with my shiny boat. I'd ram a pontoon up on one though.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:05 PM   #49879
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Before I had kids my parents had a 52' houseboat docked at Prairie Creek, it had twin 350's. I had a ski boat there as well and it had a 454. Both boats were pretty thirsty. Mine wasnt "too" bad, I think that 454 got better fuel mileage than some boats with smaller engines that were revving to the moon. The houseboat was always needing maintenance.

It was alot of fun at the time, but then after we had kids it was a fiasco taking little ones to the lake so we sold out. I think a pontoon would be pretty fun, I always wanted to beach the boat up on an island and hang out or stay the night but didnt want to do that with my shiny boat. I'd ram a pontoon up on one though.
Had a jetboat with a big block Olds in it. Run through 40 gallons of fuel in half a day.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:11 PM   #49880
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meh, we rode a 20' boat from 12 bridge to the dam and back , 2 adults, 2 kids, cruising at 35-40 mph, used around 6 gallons of fuel.

cruising is easy, pulling tubes and skiers is THIRSTY.

the skis certainly havent been any money pits, but ive stuck with Yamaha stuff, its simple, easy to get parts, and ive got so many with the same engines, i have lots of spares.

But yeah, I can imagine that someone who was paying someone to service, winterzie, and repair would be into an expensive hobby.






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Before I had kids my parents had a 52' houseboat docked at Prairie Creek, it had twin 350's. I had a ski boat there as well and it had a 454. Both boats were pretty thirsty. Mine wasnt "too" bad, I think that 454 got better fuel mileage than some boats with smaller engines that were revving to the moon. The houseboat was always needing maintenance.

It was alot of fun at the time, but then after we had kids it was a fiasco taking little ones to the lake so we sold out. I think a pontoon would be pretty fun, I always wanted to beach the boat up on an island and hang out or stay the night but didnt want to do that with my shiny boat. I'd ram a pontoon up on one though.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:12 PM   #49881
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what we need is this kinda set up..

Doc and Charlie--32' pontoon boat

T-n-T (Ted & Toad)--24' ski boat

Mouth--a fleet of wet bikes

scrazor-- Haul ass bass boat

zecatfish--sail boat


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Old 07-17-2012, 02:14 PM   #49882
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Boats/water craft, the ultimate money pits. 2 best days of a boat owners life, the day he buys it and the day he sells it, with the latter being much more joyous.
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what we need is this kinda set up..

Doc and Charlie--32' pontoon boat

T-n-T (Ted & Toad)--24' ski boat

Mouth--a fleet of wet bikes

scrazor-- Haul ass bass boat

Forgot me:
zecatfish-- 23' Catalina Sail Boat less than a gallon of fuel for all day.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:15 PM   #49883
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But yeah, I can imagine that someone who was paying someone to service, winterzie, and repair would be into an expensive hobby.
I learned real quick how to do boat maintenance. First reason was price, second was boat mechanics were horrible!
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:16 PM   #49884
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Im in the process of trying to procure a 24 sailboat, jumping through hoops to figure out what I have to do to store it at my dock.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:16 PM   #49885
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yep.

had the entire alpha outdirve unit off earlier this spring, greased everything, checked the driveshaft U joints, replaced water pump and all that jazz.

even remembered to lube the prop splines, and had time to polish the prop!

I bought some parts at a local shop, went back the next day for some lube and he asked me how it was going I said " its back together, tested on ear muffs, about to put it back on the lake"

he offered me a job.





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Old 07-17-2012, 02:20 PM   #49886
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Im in the process of trying to procure a 24 sailboat, jumping through hoops to figure out what I have to do to store it at my dock.
Depending on the model, fixed or swing keel.
My 23' has a swing board it will float in 18" of water.
I have a second 23' thats fixed keel it need 36 to 40" of water.
Marinas typically HATE sailboats they don't buy their overpriced fuel in quantities that make money. So they charge them through the nose for slips typically.

I have a little 14' Buccaneer sailboat too, its like a lazer class. Its fun to take out on the smaller lakes and takes very little time to setup and go.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:22 PM   #49887
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:28 PM   #49888
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I've got a Hobie 14 turbo
Yup, I'm down to a flatbottom with a 15 horse Nissan.......
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #49889
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Yup, I'm down to a flatbottom with a 15 horse Nissan.......
I sold the ski boat and now I am down to a bunch of kayaks

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Old 07-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #49890
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I sold the ski boat and now I am down to a bunch of kayaks

Now I'd do the kayaking thing long before I'd do the sailboat thing.
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