Like Tree0Likes

Boats that just sit there

Reply
Old 08-07-2005, 10:17 AM
  #11
CMG
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
CMG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Windham, NH
My Boats: 1998 Aquasport 205 Oosprey
Posts: 4,499
Default Re: Boats that just sit there

worst season for me so far, early summer rained every weekend and busy with house since then. Used it maybe 4x so far. Haven't broke anything though!
__________________
Chris G.
CMG is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 10:57 AM
  #12
Registered
 
McGary911's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Jacksonville, FL
My Boats: Donzi Criterion
Posts: 1,172
Default Re: Boats that just sit there

I've had the busiest summer of my life this year, and haven't even gotten the Donzi wet this season. Right now, I'm down in Tampa for some family stuff, and one of my sister's friends asked me to come with him to check out a boat. We did a quick river run, and MAN, that made me miss my boat back home. He bought it, BTW

NJ had a crappy spring, and lately all my weekends have been booked solid. Maybe next weekend? Something is bound to come up and screw up my plans, yet again......So my boat IS sitting, but that doesn't mean I'm not hating it.
McGary911 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 11:30 AM
  #13
Charter Mod
Charter Member
 
BLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: E Dock
My Boats: Cigarette - "90MPH" Edition
Posts: 6,551
Default Re: Boats that just sit there

There's a basically brand new 2002 Rough Rider on Grand Lake that I have seen out twice since it was purchased. It gets cleaned every Friday and that's it.

Warparty36's Apache used to be in hibernation until it was rescued. It went out less than the Rough Rider. Shame.
Attached Thumbnails
Boats that just sit there-fourth-july-014.jpg  

Last edited by TwinStepGun; 08-08-2005 at 09:54 AM.
BLee is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 11:34 AM
  #14
Registered
 
Dono's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: lake st.clair, MI
Posts: 435
Default Re: Boats that just sit there

I was averaging 3 time's a week until i blew a motor July 1st. Now im scramblin to bet it back together this week to try and salvage the rest of the summer. I dont even have the money to fix it right now but hell with it i'll just work hard all winter when the boats in storage.
Dono is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 11:47 AM
  #15
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
CAP071's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,430
Default Re: Boats that just sit there

Out where I work People have AWESOME built In pools installed just for looks.

One guy has 2 water falls, a jacuzzi and, a sliding ramp and diving platform off the falls and never been used he wanted a nice conversation peice I guess
CAP071 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 12:27 PM
  #16
Registered
 
Formula Outlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: In the Mountains
My Boats: was a 89" Formula 311-SR1
Posts: 11,772
Default Re: Boats that just sit there

I admit I somewhat belong in this category.

Spent 15 months working on it. Now it's fixed and everytime I get caught up on work something hits and I'm right back behind. Owning your own business is both a blessing and a curse. Plus fighting with my soon to be "ex" about the boat hasn't made it any easier.

I've got one more "big" job to complete and them I'm going to commit to taking it out a minimum of every two weeks. Even if it's just for a late afternoon cruise down the Intracoastal. Worst thing for a boat is to sit idle.

This afternoon I'm going to do an oil/filter change on it. And if time wash it too. It needs a good washing. Would like to try to get out next weekend, or maybe play hookey one day this week.
Formula Outlaw is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 12:36 PM
  #17
Banned
 
cuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Deland, Florida
Posts: 25,191
Default Re: Boats that just sit there

Quote:
Originally Posted by Formula Outlaw
I admit I somewhat belong in this category.

Spent 15 months working on it. Now it's fixed and everytime I get caught up on work something hits and I'm right back behind. Owning your own business is both a blessing and a curse. Plus fighting with my soon to be "ex" about the boat hasn't made it any easier.

I've got one more "big" job to complete and them I'm going to commit to taking it out a minimum of every two weeks. Even if it's just for a late afternoon cruise down the Intracoastal. Worst thing for a boat is to sit idle.

This afternoon I'm going to do an oil/filter change on it. And if time wash it too. It needs a good washing. Would like to try to get out next weekend, or maybe play hookey one day this week.
Russ, you're lucky you turned yourself in. A preemtive attack eh?
cuda is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 12:42 PM
  #18
Gold Member
Gold Member
Thread Starter
 
Hydrocruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 5,759
Arrow Re: Boats that just sit there

Quote:
Originally Posted by CAP071
Out where I work People have AWESOME built In pools installed just for looks.

One guy has 2 water falls, a jacuzzi and, a sliding ramp and diving platform off the falls and never been used he wanted a nice conversation piece I guess
I see those too a lot. Tons of stuff that was built and just all for show.

Then I begin to wonder about guys with car collections that drive a 4x4 99% of the time...Ferrari's by the ton for sale that have 4,000 miles on them...the owners never enjoyed them.

Really nice boats not covered...sometimes not winterized...turn to trash in a few seasons.

Just has to go under the "category" of things I will never understand.
Hydrocruiser is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 12:46 PM
  #19
Registered
 
Formula Outlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: In the Mountains
My Boats: was a 89" Formula 311-SR1
Posts: 11,772
Default Re: Boats that just sit there

Quote:
Originally Posted by cuda
Russ, you're lucky you turned yourself in. A preemtive attack eh?

Not my first day on the beach.....
Formula Outlaw is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2005, 04:09 PM
  #20
Registered
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: naples,florida
My Boats: 19'baron to name a few
Posts: 3,541
Default Re: Boats that just sit there

You want to see unused stuff come to naples,fl .I used to go in and out of wiggins pass almost every day for 15 years and usually returned at dark .Condo's buildings with maybe two condos lit up in the whole complex and a couple hundred 40 to 60 footers sitting in the complex in half a million dollar slips never moving, but at least there is a crew of boat washers on all of them once a week.

I could never figure out the reason nothing was ever used ,is it because these people are so wealthy that they never get around to using the 3 million dollar condo with the 1.4 million 55 searay in the half a million dollar slip because their so busy using their toys some where else in the country,or so busy working to support the lifestyle they don't have the time to use it.
tommymonza is online now  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
oldschoolfan
Banana Boat
4
01-15-2008 08:11 AM
masher44
General Boating Discussion
43
09-27-2007 03:59 AM
packinair
General Boating Discussion
10
01-10-2007 11:14 AM
trader1
General Boating Discussion
75
12-19-2006 04:06 PM
Raypanic
General Boating Discussion
27
08-29-2006 09:34 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:24 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.