Another reason for a bigger boat

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by dvx216, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    orrville,ohio
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7 vdrives






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp. V drives
    Not the I need a reason to buy a bigger boat but I just realized that the tires on my trailer are going to need to be replaced one day and if I get a bigger boat i will not have that expense so in the end I'm saving money.:grin:
     
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  2. Sous

    Sous Member

    670
    Jul 27, 2011
    Herring Bay, MD
    2009 330 DA, Raymarine C80, Intellian, VesselView, Kohler, Sea Lift, Central Vac
    MerCruiser 8.1 Horizons DTS
    I like where your head's at.
     
  3. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Sounds like the rationalization festival is in full swing! :smt038
     
  4. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    are you somehow related to my wife?......:huh:.........
     
  5. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    orrville,ohio
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7 vdrives






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp. V drives
    Plus if I get a newer boat then the last one I bought I will not have to replace the upholstery or the canvas so I will be savings there also.And if it has a generator we will not always have to stay at a marina to run the AC so I'm saving money there.Heck more I think about it my smaller boat is actually costing me more money then a bigger boat.If I get even a bigger boat I can sell my truck and buy a new motorcycle which burns less gas heck I'm saving the plant. Darn why didn't I think of this before how foolish and selfish I've been.The truth is a bigger boat is motivation to go back to work full time at 55 yrs. old I couldn't do retirement and the admiral was going to kill me . But still look at all the money I'm going to save and in the end i'll have a bigger boat and a newer motorcycle.
     
  6. DaFish

    DaFish Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    603
    Mar 11, 2011
    Racine, WI - Lake Michigan
    370 DA 1999, 12' Duras
    7.4 MPI Horizon Merc w/ V-Drives, 9 hp OB for dinghy
    But how are you going to ensure the Admiral is happy - because you know what happens if ........
     
  7. Strypes

    Strypes Member

    718
    Dec 10, 2015
    Catawba Island
    12 Meter Trojan International Motor Yacht
    210 Sea Fox Center Console
    Avon 3.11 RIB
    454 Crusaders
    V6 Mercury Saltwater 150HP
    4 Stroke 5HP Mercury
    Do it! :thumbsup:

    We are! :thumbsup:

    Good luck!

    Cheers
     
  8. Converse48

    Converse48 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    2010 McKinna 57 Pilothouse
    QSM-11
    When I first got a diesel boat, diesel was about $1/gallon cheaper than gasoline. And the diesel powered boat was more efficient than the gas powered one. So I did a calculation on how much I was saving on every mile, and I convinced my then wife that "the more we run the boat, the more we save".

    I am now divorced from that wife.

    And I now have an even bigger boat then the one I had at the time... :)
     
  9. trflgrl

    trflgrl Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    904
    Jun 23, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    1989 Sundancer 300
    Twin 350 Merc/Alpha 1 Gen 1; Quicksilver 4.0 gen
    The only major flaw in your logic is generator being cheaper than marina: we calculated that comfy AC or heat costs an average of $32 a night via generator, give or take....we weren't running it for daytime heat/AC or for cooking.

    Not saying don't get a bigger boat....simply noting one bit of information you might wish to exclude from your PPT presentation to the Admiral, or at least relegate to the appendix. :smt024
     
  10. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    orrville,ohio
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7 vdrives






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp. V drives
    Now darn it TRFLGRL don't be harshing my mellow with that rational logical thinking.I'm on a roll here. Our economy didn't get where it is today thinking like that.Be sides I'm not going down the slippery slope with that whole portable generator thing.My cheese might have slipped off my cracker a long time ago but I'm not going there.
     
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  11. DaFish

    DaFish Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    603
    Mar 11, 2011
    Racine, WI - Lake Michigan
    370 DA 1999, 12' Duras
    7.4 MPI Horizon Merc w/ V-Drives, 9 hp OB for dinghy
    You are correct - when, not if, you go to the bigger boat - you won't even have to think about the portable genny thing. Save the cheese and crackers for cocktail hour on the big boat.
     
  12. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    just make a 'footnote' with that tid bit of info........:grin:......nobody reads fine print anymore......

    cliff
     
  13. trflgrl

    trflgrl Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    904
    Jun 23, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    1989 Sundancer 300
    Twin 350 Merc/Alpha 1 Gen 1; Quicksilver 4.0 gen
    You almost said the H word....which may indeed be cheaper than marina electricity. My math is from the old fashioned gas-powered Quicksilver with a burn rate of approx 1 gal/hour, thus our $32/night "hotel on the water." (More like $40+/night because FM and I like to sleep in.) Just trying to help you select (and deselect!!) the best facts for your "buy a bigger boat" talking points!
     
  14. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Isn't that the same math that was used to come up with Obamacare?

    Whatever the source, the math looks good so you have my blessing.
     
  15. BigBoysToys

    BigBoysToys New Member

    421
    Mar 12, 2013
    Hudson River/NY Harbor/LI Sound
    2009 Riviera 4400 Sport Yacht
    Twin Volvo Penta IPS600
    Simple solution...diesel boat with diesel generator. Take fuel delivery by tanker truck. If you still need to recover some cost, let your buddies plug into your boat for the night and pay you usage fees. Now your new purchase just became profitable. Your welcome.


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  16. Sous

    Sous Member

    670
    Jul 27, 2011
    Herring Bay, MD
    2009 330 DA, Raymarine C80, Intellian, VesselView, Kohler, Sea Lift, Central Vac
    MerCruiser 8.1 Horizons DTS
    You're onto something here... if you leases out power (and presumable dockage since they'll have to raft up to him), now all of a sudden this is a full fledged business... you can write of the depreciation, and the associated business 'losses'...
     
  17. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    The first step on the road to recovery (Bigger Boat) is admitting you have a problem (boat is too small) :grin:
     
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  18. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    967
    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    My slip was 60ft and our boat was 34ft. So I bought a 480 to the slip would look more filled. I think your logic is spot on.


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  19. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    If it's ok, I'm going to drop that one on the admiral some day - we are in a 55' slip with a 34' boat.
     
  20. dvx216

    dvx216 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    orrville,ohio
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7 vdrives






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp. V drives
    Do they make portable diesel generators that don't weigh more then a boat. Because that would start a new argument for winter 2017.
     

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