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Old 05-02-2002, 09:31 AM
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I always say "If you have to ask, it's too much".
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Old 05-02-2002, 09:35 AM
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My usual answer is it depends on if you are asking me or my wife.
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Old 05-02-2002, 09:52 AM
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My answer depends the situation and the people. I either just smile or tell them that it is none of their f******g business. I am always surprised about how many people ask this question.
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Old 05-02-2002, 09:57 AM
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I usually say "more than I can really afford"...but I like the annual salary answer...it is a very appropriate response given the inappropriatness of the question.
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Old 05-02-2002, 10:14 AM
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I always tell people it's like a lease...a monthly payment, that usually changes every 2-5 years depending on the new/ newer boat picked out!

Some people at my work think I'm loaded and the company pays me too much money, but my wife and I both have good jobs and just one kid. I also tell them I am very thrifty with our money except for our boat!
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For the majority of the folks, I just tell them it cost A LOT and leave it at that. However, if I am talking to a fellow boater and the interest is genuine, I have no problem sharing. I guess it just comes down to the individual and the nature of the request.
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Old 05-02-2002, 10:32 AM
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I say ," I don't know what it is going to cost in the end ,but it costs me something every day " !

It depends on the person asking . Some people have a rude way about it .And some are just nice , envious people . I have found that some people get real weird ,and kind of jelous if they do find out . I find that even some people I have known a long time get alittle attitude when they find out $$ . It some times makes me feel bad to tell . It does feel good when you get some ass h#%e that needs to be put in his place and I tell him '1' of my motors are worth as much as his house ,and my dayly fuel bill is more then he makes all week ! That shuts them up quick !!
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"I'd be embassased to tell you. But it's a whole lot more than I thought it was going to be." And they usually end up feeling sympthy for you
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Old 05-02-2002, 10:48 AM
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Let me add: Most of these folks don't seek to be rude. They just admire a toy that they don't think they can ever achieve themselves. By saying "You must be drug dealers" she was really saying "You appear so much more successful than I am, that I want your success to be based on something illegal"

The way we respond to this awful question helps reflect how the rest of the world views power boaters. As some of the other posts on restricted waters suggests, we need to be good ambassadors for our recreation.
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"About what it costs to send a kid to a small college...like Harvard."

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"I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."
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