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What’s the latest expense for your boat?

 

Either things you started thinking about and had to have ... or little surprises that drive frustration.

 

One of the banks on my onboard charger seems to have quit working. I cycle all of the batteries through that bank and only that bank seems to have the issue.

 

Looks like I’ll be spending $200-$400 bucks for a new one. Ironic part is I just purchased all new batteries and was going to go with lithiums but the extra expense of a new charger was just enough to keep me from buying them, so I went with AGMs.

 

Whats your latest reason to B.O.A.T?

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Bent my trailer on a ramp at lake Gaston. Let a rock do custom work on my prop.

 

$1900 into 2019 already. 

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49 minutes ago, custer said:

Bent my trailer on a ramp at lake Gaston. Let a rock do custom work on my prop.

 

$1900 into 2019 already. 

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Well, that explains it ~ 

Hope you get your rig right soon.

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A-Jay

 

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I sold mine yesterday.  I'm in the black. :P

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44 minutes ago, J Francho said:

I sold mine yesterday.  I'm in the black. :P

Wow ~

Congrats

A-Jay

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Yep.  Next, fix up the truck - brakes, evap solenoid, new boots - and talk she who must be obeyed into a new boat.

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LOL ~ 

 Have fun & Good Luck with all that - what's the boot of choice ? - I'm looking too. 

 

Round here she's known as TFW

 

The Final Word

 

😃

A-Jay

 

 

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Same as I always get, Cooper Wilderness A/T.

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I'm getting ready for 3 new batteries this spring.  I'm putting it off as long as I can but the time is near.  Just dropped $600+ on a new pair of Rx Sunglasses and regular glasses with a new prescription.  Fishing sunglasses count as a boat expense. :lol: 

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$900 for a jack plate, hot foot and blinker trim. The hot foot and jack plate I already love. Remembering I have the blinker trim has proven to be more difficult than I thought. Still go to the shifter more often than not.

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10 minutes ago, ohboyitsrobby said:

$900 for a jack plate, hot foot and blinker trim. The hot foot and jack plate I already love. Remembering I have the blinker trim has proven to be more difficult than I thought. Still go to the shifter more often than not.

 I'm the opposite.  Wait a couple years and try to drive a boat without it.  I drove a buddies boat with the throttle on the side, that was a disaster.  LOL  One you get familiar with all 3 of those you will wish you had done it earlier.  Hotfoots and blinker trim are a must imo.

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My expenses haven't been that bad yet and I hope they are not. Have new hubs ordered for the trailer should be around $60. Went downtown today to pay the taxes and license my boat for this year at $88. Hoping I don't need new batteries this year. That will be around $300 if I do. 

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Does buying at boat count since I already had a boat and added another? Lol

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It was mayhem in my driveway when I had both the Bullet and the Xpress. 

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Smoked my stereo connecting the battery on Saturday. 

Just now, J Francho said:

It was mayhem in my driveway when I had both the Bullet and the Xpress. 

The Lund fairy should be dropping by soon.

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Last month, I paid mine off, so big experience to little expense in a couple days.

 

I do think I am going to get an Aloha for pitching, New prop and yes prescription sun glasses count

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41 minutes ago, J Francho said:

It was mayhem in my driveway when I had both the Bullet and the Xpress. 

My 14’ is on loan to my friend this year. My G3 has been hibernating in his pole barn since November so it’s the least I could do. I imagine I’ll just sell it to him.

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24 minutes ago, NHBull said:

Last month, I paid mine off, so big experience to little expense in a couple days.

 

I do think I am going to get an Aloha for pitching, New prop and yes prescription sun glasses count

I dropped serious coin on prescription polarized Wiley's with progressive lenses. It beats not being able to see.

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I bought a Just Encase deck box this winter to put between my console seats for more storage.  ($300).  Took a chunk out of my skeg and roughed up my prop last year.  It was the first time I ever hit anything in nearly 20 years of boating.  $175 for the prop and I still need to get the skeg repaired.  It is not affecting the performance but I hate the way it looks.

 

  

 

 

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Out with old and in with the new.

Gotta pay to play.

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A-Jay

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@A-Jay for the win!

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5 hours ago, TOXIC said:

I'm getting ready for 3 new batteries this spring.  I'm putting it off as long as I can but the time is near.  Just dropped $600+ on a new pair of Rx Sunglasses and regular glasses with a new prescription.  Fishing sunglasses count as a boat expense. :lol: 

Not sure what batteries you run but Sams Club has the Group 31 AGM's on sale for $159.99 right now. Only hear great things about those batteries.

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Out with old and in with the new.

Gotta pay to play.

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A-Jay

This is the 4-stroke?

 

You are one of the few independent parties who has been able to get one. All the guys I know who ordered them have been waiting for months.

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11 minutes ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

 

This is the 4-stroke?

 

You are one of the few independent parties who has been able to get one. All the guys I know who ordered them have been waiting for months.

 

YES - 

Ordered it in May (tried to beat the rush) and got it in September 

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A-Jay

 

 

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A new winch.  Two speed, 3200 pound pull.  135 dollars delivered to my door.  If I had known what an amazing difference it made, I'd have replaced the brand new winch on my Z8 before I put it in the water.

I stripped the two flats on the shaft and the handle.  

 

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“Get rid of your kids and the money flows like water.”

- Slonezp

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