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Old 08-12-2007, 09:40 AM
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I think this has too be the worst year for breakdowns and problems I have ever had.I have 11 hrs. on the boat this year and it started june 25-july 15 and that was just break in on the rebuilt engine.Alot of friends having problems too.Do you agree that it seems there has been alot more break downs this year ? I might be back boating next week if all goes well and my season will end in about a month.I usally put 80-90 hrs a season and I've been told look at the gas $$ your saving.B.S. spending $$ to get the boat back in the water looks like it's costing more.
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:45 AM
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my bad year was last year... 10 break down out of 10 times trying to go boating... this year is much much better. And as you said, even if we are saving gas you spend more fixing it than what you save... I spent 20000$ fixing mine last year... wish I burned half of it in gas...
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:59 AM
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Gas Is Cheap /parts Are Expensive
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Been their done that. It really sucks, sorry Rich, I know you love to be on the water. Their is something to be said for leaving them STOCK!!!!
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knock on wood it has been a good year for me, I didnt get much in last year until end of season, but it wasnt from breakage. Then the clusterphuck of the screwed up paint job cost me.
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:12 AM
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I think every year has been a bad year before the c/c. It cost me at least 10k a year to fix broken __it. Some years been 30k. Thats not including gas. I'm lucky to have been on the water 90hrs in three years. Not this year, 30hrs in two months:D Hopefully another 30 before the end of this year. I love the the go-fast boats but dam, my wallet doesn't miss it at all. NO-MO-GOFAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:23 AM
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Rich...I feel your pain...it gets very discouraging....d*mn its been a tough year....I would definitely rather spend the money on fuel
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whats been the majority of breakdowns ? its been a hell of year for drives for me, on my 3rd set, and the last time i ran it 4th july it cracked a front wishbone motor mount, but its too damn hot to fix or use it in south florida so it can sit, at least nothing else will break that way
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Rich, I agree with Beak Boater sometimes it's better to be the one in the water than trying to be the fastest
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I allways say STOCK==fun on the water, SPEED ==headaches at the dock. Been there done that and watched to many guys waste boating time and money trying to go fast.
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