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I'm thinking of buying a boat.

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by theogt, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I need someone to talk me out of it. :)

    This will be used for watersports and some fishing in a freshwater lake. Any suggestions/thoughts/annoying and unfunny comments?
  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    buy a boat that you could realistically spend a night or 2 in, I guess it has to have a bathroom, bed area, sink, microwave, TV and other stuff

    it counts as a 2nd house, thus big tax break

    my dad recently bought a powerboat for 60k, I don't recommend sailboats as it's a ***** to get ready to go out to sea/river

    yes, I hope you go bankrupt, so splurge
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    A wise man once said. The best boat, is a friends boat. (they are a ***** to take care of)

    That said, my brother-in-law has a nice bass boat and I know he mentioned at one point selling it.
  4. cbfan55

    cbfan55 Member

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    [IMG]

    this is all you need
  5. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I had thought about getting something for the Gulf with a cabin etc., but I think I'm sticking with freshwater. Not sure how realistic it would be to go very far in the Gulf, but it would be awesome if I could take it to Cozumel or something.
  6. Bob Sacamano

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    you can take a powerboat on freshwater, they have cabins, and come around 21 feet, so they're not huge monstrosities
  7. bbgun

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    You don't need a boat for that.
  8. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    :laugh2:
  9. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I'm into motorboating too.
  10. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Boats sound great, but they are a WHIPPIN. I would strongly recommend you don't do it. If you must though, I would tell you to get a pontoon boat. You can ski, fish, float, swim, tan, drink, bbq, and have a ton of people on there.
  11. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    I hear ya, I just like something sporty looking as well.
  12. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    How FAST can you ski? :laugh2:

    [IMG]
  13. xWraithx

    xWraithx Benched

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    "I"m on a boat!!"

    theogt - circa 2009
  14. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    [IMG]

    I've been wanting to get a bay boat. Still small enough for a lake but big enough to fish a bay also...
  15. xWraithx

    xWraithx Benched

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    Nigeria?
  16. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    :confused:

    Just some random picture on google.
  17. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I would weigh your ability to realistically use it prior to buying, because they are a huge cash drain in the first place, so it is a bad investment if you are not planning on going often. Most people I know that buy them only use them once every two months and are unable to sell them and recoup their investment due to how fast boats depreciate. Most of them regret the investment.

    If it is your intention to only use them once in a blue moon, your best option may be to simply rent one when you want to use it. That way you would save loads on the cost, upkeep and storage.

    I thought long and hard about buying a boat this summer because I am at the Ocean almost every weekend, but my youngest is not quite two yet so I know I would not be able to use it as much as I would like at this time.

    Just my two cents.
  18. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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  19. xWraithx

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    I normally don't like sharing a bag with someone I don't know that well.. but I guess I'll make an exception this time around

    just remember to hold it in for as long as possible to get the most out of it
  20. cbfan55

    cbfan55 Member

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    thats a funny video..........:laugh2:

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