So ask yourself - what are you going to gain from a new(er) boat?
How long is your season?
Do either of those help justify the idea? ($ aside)
Then come back to what/where is your 02 lacking?
Would it make sense to pimp out the 02 a little more vs. upgrade?
For perspective - I used to think I'd jump on a newer boat in a heartbeat if the budget was there. But reality check is that our season ISN'T there. Came to the realization (yet again) I'd rather have more time on the water in THIS boat than make payments on something sitting in the driveway the majority of the year. Spend the $$ on more gas.
That's gotta be the 12,317th time you've heard that...
Now if I lived in a place with a 6-8 month season, I'm thinking the new(er) big(ger) boat idea would probably win out eventually.
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Thread: Boat Cost Calculator
02-21-2014, 06:38 PM #31Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.
02-21-2014, 08:41 PM #32
Some other numbers that I use:
Stereo upgrades +/- $7.5K
Ballast upgrades +/- $2.5K
A summer's worth of vacation food +/- $6k (as I am feeding everyone else's kids)
Boards, Ropes, Moomba Cozies +/- $3k
White Trash RGB LEDs +/- $1k (damn things are like potato chips)
Knowing where my kids are hanging out and who they are hanging out with!!! Cant put a price on it. Been worth every dime that I could have bought another house (down payment) and a new Vette with.
Looking back, I wouldn't change a thing.
i.e. just buy the damn boat, if you are on this forum you MUST be a boat nut!!Sent by the random thoughts from the voices in my head...
02-21-2014, 08:57 PM #332013 Mobius LSV
2004 Centurion T5
02-22-2014, 10:44 AM #34
You guys are awesome. Both the wife and I want to upgrade and we can both justify it kinda.......
Berg I answer those question almost daily to myself and they all come back as upgrade. Our 02 served our purpose great and it is an awesome boat that is Pimped out but it is at the point of diminishing returns. Stereo is done, interior is done, ballast, ect. So it is time to quit adding cost when you know an upgrade is inevitable. The used market is really tough because to buy anything 5 years old or newer it seems the depreciation isn't really there with the cost of inflation ect people still want a small fortune. This puts a guy in a predicament do you spend the extra $10 ish and buy new??
Damn I am contradicting myself constantly lol.
Last edited by New Guy; 02-22-2014 at 10:47 AM.-Mark
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02-22-2014, 11:18 AM #35Senior Member
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Everytime I sold one of our boats my wife got mad at me! So logic has it I had to buy a newer better one!2011 Axis A22
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02-22-2014, 11:20 AM #36
I'd like to tell you wait a summer and my Mojo will up for sale, but according to the talks with the Mrs, and the fact I bought a new truck before I was expecting pushed that back a bit. Mojo might be a few year boat now. Not that I'm complaining LOLMalo <--- Means--Evil or Mean One. This explains a lot.
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02-22-2014, 11:46 AM #37
Sounds like you just need to get a good price or trade on the 02 and it's "water under the bridge"!Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.
02-22-2014, 11:48 AM #38
02-22-2014, 02:27 PM #39
Nice calculator. I'm about $32/hr but considering depreciation it would be around $50/month.1998 Mobius
310 HP PCM
02-22-2014, 08:06 PM #40