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Old 09-19-2009, 03:59 PM
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sweet ride. Is that a Max machine works drive?
Yep, great drive but I am going to try the IMCO SCX, I am putting the MMW MXS Drive up for sale over the winter, it has 1/2 hr of time on it, went out yesterday, just to run it after MMW completly went through it all new gears, bearings, clutchshaft and all races change, 4600.00 bucks someone will get a awsome drive for half the price of new 10,000 firm, 1:35 ratio 1/2 spacer the long this drive is fast, I am not concered if I lose a MPH or 2 as long as the IMCO will hold up better, being that they have the bigger gears in them.

When is your ride going to be done Rob, last time I saw your boat on the river was like 1 1/2 years ago WTF.
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:35 PM
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I started off this year with 6k- new valve springs, plug wires, water pumps, general annual maint. I spend about $175-$250 per day between gas, booze, food, lake entry fees, etc. If you throw in slip fees, eating at water front restaurants, hotel rooms, and long runs in your boat you better at least double the daily rate.

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Just letting newbies know what they are getting into when they buy a powerboat.
Ignorance was nice
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:26 PM
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I'm over $10K this year, probably closer to $12.5K.

Sad really, considering the only way to "afford" to boat for some of us is to buy vintage. Of course, then every hiccup turns into thousands of dollars.......

I sometimes wonder if it just makes sense to have a monster ($850.00+ per month) payment on a much newer boat that would require less attention........?
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:33 PM
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I have no idea what I spend......

All I know is once the season started the only thing I replaced on the boat this year was two raw water pumps, 1 alternator and the oil!!!!!

Having a great season = priceless!
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...I want to know "estimate" how much you spent this season...
Let's change discussion.... PLEASE.
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:16 PM
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I'm over $10K this year, probably closer to $12.5K.

Sad really, considering the only way to "afford" to boat for some of us is to buy vintage. Of course, then every hiccup turns into thousands of dollars.......

I sometimes wonder if it just makes sense to have a monster ($850.00+ per month) payment on a much newer boat that would require less attention........?
Trust me the bigger boat note you have the more chit you will have to work on...
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This thread Sucks!!!!!!!
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Old 09-20-2009, 03:35 AM
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This thread Sucks!!!!!!!
It's good get it off your chest...Think of it as Powerboat theropy @ no charge.
I'm still testing mine. good news, I ran about 90 gal. thru mine today including a night ride back. Didn't break anything and she ran like a top. I think I have 10 hr on her total and bugs worked out.VV
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