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Old 09-19-2009, 03:06 AM
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60 hrs use. Nothing major, just some minor upgrades, repairs and maintenance=$1000. Prop labbing $600.
Fuel??? probably about 3k.

Throw in payments, insurance and boating vacations and add another 10k or so.
You did good Griff....Thanks for all the help you gave me on my build. I'm ready for a break free season...

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Built new motors, new ignitions, new oil coolers, new Lightning Headers, only re-used the blocks and timing covers. Everything else is new. Motors made 721hp on 93 octane. Somewhere around ~35k for everything... labor is free, as I did all the install and rigging and tuning (although much tuning wasnt necessary).

Man you got some thumpers in there 572's?....good job...
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Probably $20,000 more than I actually made!
Best answer yet and he makes a whole lot $$$
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i get away cheap! the further you push the throttles the more it hurts your wallet. i spend about 200$ everytime i go out. (slip fees,gas,lunch,maintenance,etc) and thats with a 20 ft nothing special boat. and i do all the work at my shop and keep it at my house on the trailer. its worth every penny.
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Man you got some thumpers in there 572's?....good job...
Nah, 540's. Bob Madara engineered the combo. They definitely get your attention.
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I don't add it up. If I did I would probably stop boating.
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Cabin work: bulkheads, reinforcement, 50% upholstered. $6,500

2x Prop Repair = $400

Turing 100 hrs. and haven't removed a valve cover... priceless. (700HP 572's)
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I'm too sacred to turn on the calculator.
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Thanks for all the post...Just letting newbies know what they are getting into when they buy a powerboat. There is alot more to it than just buying the boat.
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31 ft sonic... No major upgrades just regular gas and fixing little thugs here and there that break is 5-10k a year....insurance is $1200 a year.... When upgrades start it will be different. I'm one of those anal car/boat collectors that keeps a detailed excel spreadhseet for every dime I spend on her other than cleaning supplies and things and run all gas through a fleet card so I can see how much I spend on each vehicle. Makes things easy to account for and great for resale
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