How much would you spend on a boat just to get you out on the water?

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  1. lisasuniquevoice profile image75
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years ago

    How much would you spend on a boat just to get you out on the water?

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  2. Billrrrr profile image83
    Billrrrrposted 5 years ago

    the two greatest days in the life of a boater are:

    1. When he, or she, gets the boat.

    2.  When he, or she, gets rid of the boat.

    In the end, in New England anyway, it's too much money for too short a period of time.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image75
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Billrrr,
      Didn't you ever like getting out there? What about jumping in the water to cool off?
      Thanks,
      Lisa

  3. Borsia profile image43
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    I took the worst route and built one. I cost about $35k + labor and took 2 years.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image75
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Borsia,
      That's a lot of time and money. I hope you still have the boat and get out in it.
      Thanks,
      Lisa

    2. Borsia profile image43
      Borsiaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No years later I donated it to charity it got to be too much cost of upkeep, not to mention filling an 80 gal gas tank.
      If I were in a position today to really use one gain I would have another but I would just buy one rather than build one.

  4. pagesvoice profile image84
    pagesvoiceposted 5 years ago

    Billrrr took the words right out of my mouth. I had a boat on the northern shores of Lake Ontario and quite frankly, the boating season is roughly 3.5 months long. After spending astronomical amounts of money to purchase a boat, then the reality of owning a boat comes into play. Marina fees are costly. Licensing fees, insurance, fuel, maintenance and mechanical work soon skyrocket out of sight. You pay to launch your boat and then you pay to take it out of the water and winterize for the long winter season. Then you incur the monthly storage fees to store your water craft. Owning a boat is the equivalent of having a craft on the water with a large hole that the owner keeps dumping money into.

    My advice to anyone who wants to purchase a boat would be to find someone who has one and enjoy their boat as a guest or simply rent one for a day or a week and financially you will still be way ahead of the game.

    1. lisasuniquevoice profile image75
      lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      pagesvoice,
      Well! I live in Michigan and I know what you mean about a short hot season. It can last for 5 or 6 months some of the time.
      Renting does sound like a good idea though.
      Thanks,
      Lisa

    2. pagesvoice profile image84
      pagesvoiceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Then, after waiting months to put your boat in the water you discover problems with the pump, motor or electrical and soon discover it will take weeks to repair. Ugh...it never ends. Good luck with your decision.

 
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