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Old 08 February 2016, 12:19   #21
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Ah but the beauty of working it out per hour means that, as your standing charges don't change, the more you use it the lower the hourly costs.

You can now explain to your purse string holder that you are only going out on the boat more often to help save money.

Absolutely brilliant. I love that arguement.. Can't wait to try out on the "War Office" and see her reaction. I going to try and save us as much money as possible...
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Old 08 February 2016, 13:00   #22
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Absolutely brilliant. I love that arguement.. Can't wait to try out on the "War Office" and see her reaction. I going to try and save us as much money as possible...
LOL, let us know how that works out for you
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Old 08 February 2016, 13:54   #23
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Cost of boating

All this talk about costs reminds me of the day I took delivery of a new motor cruiser at Exmouth Harbour. The then harbour master came down to the dockside to watch the proceedings and offered me his council in a delightfully rich Devon accent. "the 2 best days of owning a boat are the day you buy it and the day you sell it".
We all know what he means but there are a few good days in between...
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Old 08 February 2016, 14:19   #24
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mods, you should really considering banning the OP. he doesn't own a RIB now and to top it off is making posts about costs....should be against the rules surely jk
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Old 08 February 2016, 15:11   #25
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mods, you should really considering banning the OP. he doesn't own a RIB now and to top it off is making posts about costs....should be against the rules surely jk
Its ok - its only hardboats that are *that* expensive...
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Old 08 February 2016, 15:37   #26
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mods, you should really considering banning the OP. he doesn't own a RIB now and to top it off is making posts about costs....should be against the rules surely jk
That's worth a Gibb's Slap for sure! But hey, he doesn't have a RIB so he's more to be pitied than laughed at - as we say over here. That said, I may be in as good as position as any to comment on boat depreciation

I haven't actually worked mine out - it's THAT scary. My take is how do you value the benefit of an hour on the water - in YOUR OWN boat? Over the years, I've heard a lot of chat about how great boats are. I've been messing about in them for forty years and more and I still don't understand how the kink works? Drugs wouldn't get a look in for me - the sheer gut wrenching thrill of pointing your own vessel to sea is overwhelmingly addictive - "Landfall in another country, Sir?"

Oooh yes please!
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Old 08 February 2016, 16:01   #27
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From a leisure point of view, boating can't be quantified in financial terms. If you are trying to make an economic case for owning a boat, especially a RIB, take up embroidery or basket weaving & cut your losses early. What you can't put a price on are the days on the water, when it all comes together.
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Old 08 February 2016, 16:21   #28
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All I can say is that over the years I just don't get the calculator out its far to scary .eek:
As has been said the benefits of being on your boat and heading out on your own, with family or friends is just priceless and such a joy.
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Old 09 February 2016, 05:24   #29
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Got to be honest, the wife is always accusing me of over analysing everything.
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Old 09 February 2016, 05:47   #30
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My old man used to tell me that owning our small Avon RIB was like burning pound notes while someone threw buckets of cold water over you.

Some thirty year later I bought a SR5.4 and yup he was right.....I'm pretty anal about keeping track of how much I've spent and on odds n sods last year it was £1036....not cheap but what cost being able to launch and have a bimble about when-ever I want?
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