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Old 11-25-2003, 01:53 PM
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I am looking to buy my first boat and want to make sure I can afford it. I have a good idea of the cost of the boat, insurance, and storage. What are my ballpark maintenance and other expenses going to be? I am looking at something in the 25-32 foot range that will be kept in a wetslip.

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what year,motors,drives,type of boat. on the water or on a lift? how many hrs?
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Take all the #'s you have for cost of boat payment , insurance, and storage, multiply x4 and you should be about right
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Looks like fuel is missing from that equation.
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Try a circumcision without anesthesia so you can get an overall picture.
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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ...DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!! BOATS ARE NUTHIN' BUT TROUBLE!


















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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ...DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!! BOATS ARE NUTHIN' BUT TROUBLE! Pchyc!

You'd be better off getting married!

Ok, if you are planning on leaving it in the water, you'd better plan on having the bottom painted on occasion. What about winter storage? You'll need a trailer or a cradle.
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Hey Jayhawk! Where are you from? Are you watching the game tonight?
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As others have alluded, it is difficult to fully asses the costs associated with owning a boat. It has a lot to do with how you use the boat and how well you take care of it. Boats require a fair amount maintenance to keep in good shape. The cost can vary greatly depending on the amount you do yourself or pay someone to do. Make sure you can easily handle the basics which include the items you identified plus fuel.

One thing to remember about boating: There are two good days in a boaters life; The day you buy the boat and the day you sell the boat.

That is not totally true.......but it has some truth to it
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