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Old 21 March 2012, 09:44   #11
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Paul - THAT's the punchline I forgot to end with!
Indeed. The more you spend, the less she can take! Now, where that Goldfish brochure........
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Old 21 March 2012, 09:51   #12
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I'm sure there are many examples but I once owned an ex RAF jet trainer, cost me 63000, I did 96 hours flying in the year and then my ex wife nicked it - that's around 650 per hour. Not adding fuel/hangarage and service costs as other people "contributed" to fly with me which covered those direct costs. Worth every penny....... Try to forget the costs and enjoy, that's what life's about!
Was that one of those that if you flipped it upside down there was a good chance of the (soon to be ex)wife just dropping out through the canopy ?

After which you can simply land and claim on the insurance for a new canopy ( and wife ) ?

The running costs of a bigger boat are one of the reasons I probably wont go back to 200hp machine . Maybe I am getting old , but I get great satisfaction out of crawling up the river at 4knts , and am happy at 20knts using relatively nothing in petrol in a boat I can keep at home for nothing, and service everything myself on ( if I had the time & wanted to ).
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Old 21 March 2012, 09:56   #13
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Yes that's the one Peter! Another perfect opportunity missed.........
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Old 21 March 2012, 10:03   #14
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running cost 2011

hi
1-bottle two stroke oil
2-couple gall ,petrol
3-self service -4hp 2 stroke mariner
4-boat in garage rolled up
5- guess 20-30..
cant complain cant wait to get on the water this year [lol]
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Old 21 March 2012, 10:26   #15
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If you have a bigger rib say bigger than 5.5m then you are probably looking at the cost of owning a real 4 * 4 not a hair dressers 4 * 4. If the only reason you have the 4 * 4 then the extra over cost of a jeep vs a car needs to be factored into the cost of owning/running a boat . I would have liked to purcahse a larger rib but I was afraid ofthe towing requirements of a larger boat
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Old 21 March 2012, 10:59   #16
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If you have a bigger rib say bigger than 5.5m then you are probably looking at the cost of owning a real 4 * 4 not a hair dressers 4 * 4. If the only reason you have the 4 * 4 then the extra over cost of a jeep vs a car needs to be factored into the cost of owning/running a boat . I would have liked to purcahse a larger rib but I was afraid ofthe towing requirements of a larger boat
Yep I bought a nice land rover defender 90 to tow the boat, only towed it three times in two years but good excuse to tell the misses as I always wanted a defender to muck about in. ha ha ha
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Old 21 March 2012, 12:23   #17
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Big mistake, trying to put a cost on your hour on the water!

As one currently without a rib, I can honestly say that the feeling you get as the boat floats off the trailer and you turn her head to sea is priceless. When you're looking at the bills - remember the wind on your face, your mitts on the throttles and the rapidly vanishing coastline at your back.

Couldn't agree more can't wait till easter to get her in the water and as you say R blast off into the horizon! can't beat it
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Old 21 March 2012, 14:39   #18
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who gives a rats arse when you can pull up to a beech, get the wine gums out and look at the view
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Old 21 March 2012, 14:54   #19
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who gives a rats arse when you can pull up to a beech, get the wine gums out and look at the view
Now you have it old pal; how much is that
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Old 21 March 2012, 15:02   #20
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Now you have it old pal; how much is that
me ol pal Jeff gave me 5 squid towards buying it, that made me mind up it wuz wurff every last penny we ad in de bank, and wuz dat the best decision we ever made
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