Here is what I paid for materials (I DO keep this all documented):
Motor: $10,500 (572 CID N/A, 675 hp) - did you have other offers on it?? At the time, you had 2 of these in your shop and they needed moving - so I got a good deal - good for me.
IMCO SC, 1.34:1, big prop shaft: $8500
IMCO hydraulic tie-in: $2000
IMCO helm unit: $1285
Trim/drive units, actuators, cables, etc: $410
Fuel delivery system mods: $200
Wiring harness for non F.I. motor: $260
Oil t-stat, braided lines, etc : $400 (I thought this was included with the motor???)
There are a few smaller items which I will spare everyone the boredome of reading.
What I have not paid for:
CMI Platinum series headers with custom bent tailpipes: $2850
New battery: $50
(BTW, do you recall the times I asked you to please put a charge on the battery over the winter?) That boat was NEW in July of 2000. Never had any probs with the battery.
I have one year's (pre-tax) salary into that boat - that's almost half of what I have in my house. It's July. You had the boat since January. I would normally get out in early May. My boat payment is about $500/month. My insurance is now $1400/year. I too could go on about the "unseen" costs of doing business.