For you guys that think Fords are the only thing that are fix and repair daily have never owned a boat. I'm about ready to send mine to Davy Jones locker
The two happiest days in a boaters life is the day he buys it and the day he sells it!!
A boat is a hole in the water surrounded by fibreglass that you throw money in to.
It reminds me of my snowmobile days back in the 70s, you would ride them for eight hours and work on them for 24
Break Out Another Thousand
I am told it is like standing in the shower wearing your best suit and tearing up hundred dollar bills.
BOAT is an abbreviation for "Be oh, another thousand".
Anyone want to buy a 50 foot aluminum v hull houseboat, twin engine 351 marine? Gently sips fuel, about 3 gallons a mile.
Bought one years ago, my Daughter, teen at the time, wanted to water ski in the worst way. Seller took my check, thanked me, helped me hook up, and away we went.
After a horrible day, back to the Seller I went, he handed me my check back, thanked me, and said "I knew you would be back".
If anyone has an extra couple million they want to loan me, I would like to get into boating...
Buying Henry's Evangeline presents only two problems for me. I've already solved the first one by agreeing with my wife to live on it once I buy it. Now, like you, all I need is a couple of million dollars.
Derek, Evangeline is truly magnificent. Seems she didn't sell,... the bid goes on.
A boat is a hole in the water that you throw money into.
I'm scared of the water, frozen or no.
A pontoon maybe. Someday. With a canopy and a chair.
The is an unbreakable LAW of NATURE: for every two hours on the water, one hour of PREP TIME is required. Notice I said prep time...NOT any actual maintenance required. The SS Minnow, our 14 foot aluminum Jon boat is more than enough boat for me.
I've owned boats and snowmobiles for years. If you are not mechanically inclined, you'd better be wealthy. Even around here, shop rates are $55/hr. So if you don't know how to do basic maintenance, you're going to pay up for that as well. Be a stickler for maintenance, and you'll save yourself lots of problems. Having the right tools makes the job easier as well. Since most of the new marine engines and especially snowmobiles are high tech machines, you need a data link port adapter to figure out their problems. Once you get item, you can hook up a normal code reader and read the P-Codes. Cross-reference those codes to a hard copy list and you can figure out how to fix the issues. Not as easy as just turning a screw any more.
What if the boat had this modified T engine in it?
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My 15 ft tri-hull walk trough fish and ski boat was one of the best purchases I have made. It came with a great "drive-on" trailer that made transportation easy. I added an electric trolling motor, depth finder, and rod holders.
The kids spent hours skiing and I did a lot of fishing on lake Cumberland in KY and various lakes in RI when we moved there.
When we moved to NH we did a lot of ocean (not too far off shore) and bay fishing.
I finally gave it to my daughter and my granddaughters used it for water skiing at her summer camp.
I've cut back on boats and am down to a 1959 fiberglass outboard ski boat (needs a new windshield) and a 13 foot boston whaler. Our good friends whom I help as they get older keep me fairly busy with boats. 2 34' Crusaders (1 needs to be sold), a 30' catamaran (2 225hp outboards), 26' Stapleton (cat diesel) treasure hunting boat, and an 18' flats boat. Quite the fleet between the two of us. The catamaran is the newest boat and what I use most of the time. I just finished rewiring everything but still have bugs to work out in the head and will eventually get some sort of AC functional again. The nice bit is the inverter with hookah I installed allowing for a couple of 120+ air lines on reels for lobster diving or any work needing done under water. In the past couple weeks I have managed to catch about 30 lobsters.
A boat is one of the relatively few types of transportation machinery that I have never owned, a full-size railroad locomotive being the other. If I were in a position to buy the Evangeline, I think that I would have my first boat. Absolutely gorgeous!