Sad Time of Year

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  • gtyeegtyee chicago illinoisPosts: 168Member ✭✭✭
    I store my 310 heated indoor storage incl jacks, haul out power wash and spring launch for $4300. Not the cheapest but a great crew to work with and open7 days a week with security and can work on it during hours 7-6pm
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,505Member, Moderator mod

    @06rinker270 it looks like the really high winds this weekend is keeping us back from going.  Was really looking forward to it, but wind gust up to 40mph with steady winds over 25mph isn't good.  I strung up a deal with my mechanic since I have the leaky transom and just going to take the boat over tonight and have it pulled.  I'll winterize tomorrow and take advantage of being on land to buff over the weekend and then cover. 

    I'll be doing parade of lights on my buddy's 4460 Regal, so maybe we can connect then!

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • 69fastback69fastback Gunter, TXPosts: 406Member ✭✭✭
    I just winterized mine too. With the kids playing football, soccer, ag shows, ect..... There's just no time. I store mine in my shop though, so I can at least sit in it and pretend. 
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 2,581Member ✭✭✭✭
    It costs me $1k for outdoor storage on asphalt, with a guard, 24 hour access, and nobody blocking me when it's time to go back in the water.  Another $1200 plus or minus for winterize, shrink etc.

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,204Member ✭✭✭
    @Dream_Inn winterizing in October! Say it aint so.  Are you going to put it back on the lift for the witner?

    Yea it looks pretty windy this weekend.  Might be a rocky night sleep.      
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,505Member, Moderator mod
    @06rinker270 This will be the first time I don't have the boat on my lift for the winter.  It'll be a bit different for sure & I won't have it plugged into shore power, which is the worst part.  But, I'll have access to put it back in the water when I'm ready in March.  Also the boat will be indoors for a bit while they are working on it.

    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • bry1429bry1429 Southern Lake Michigan Posts: 305Member ✭✭✭
    raybo3 said:
    This is always a sad time of the year. Its out of the water and almost ready for the winter.   :'(


  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 4,307Moderator mod
    Really Brian really. ......lol
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • Dream_InnDream_Inn Annapolis, MDPosts: 5,505Member, Moderator mod

    Well, here is a picture of mine at 8am this morning.  It's now sitting on jacks and I've already winterized everything.  Going to wax it over the weekend and hopefully have it covered all up on Sunday.


    Dream 'Inn III -- 2008 400 Express

  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,685Member ✭✭✭✭✭

    This was my girl last Winter in the new cover all, safe and dry and yes it was a sad day- now she's under Bryan's care! :-)

  • bry1429bry1429 Southern Lake Michigan Posts: 305Member ✭✭✭
    Michael T said:

    This was my girl last Winter in the new cover all, safe and dry and yes it was a sad day- now she's under Bryan's care! :-)

    Ready for some good old fashion labor of love "wax on wax off". the new numbers are going on, just received the documents last week,  process took all summer documenting with coast Guard and DNR.

    Still working with Darren on a storage cover, No update yet. 

  • raybo3raybo3 Revere MAPosts: 4,307Moderator mod
    edited October 2016
    That sure is a beauty bry1429....... DI your boat is awesome.... Love all those Rinkers...
    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,440Member ✭✭✭✭
    @Michael T your in pretty good spirits with Bryan even though he took your girl. 
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,685Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @shawnmjr, true, but he's a good guy and he will look after her well! Sometimes, that's just the way it goes :-)
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,685Member ✭✭✭✭
    Good lookin Rinkers. 
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • halifax212halifax212 Halifax NS CanadaPosts: 284Member ✭✭✭
    It officially over for the season.
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,440Member ✭✭✭✭
    All cleaned up and she is getting wrapped up this week.
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,607Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    You indoor storage guys are spoiled.  There's no indoor storage for big boats anywhere on the Potomac.  I'd probably have to go to Annapolis.  

    So I store at Fort Belvoir Marina.  Pavement?  Nope.  Water hose?  Nope.  Electricity?  Sometimes, if I'm lucky.  But it's cheap, secure and close to home.  
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,685Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2016
    @LaRea .....and spoiled is good, right, when we're talking about our girls (or former girls lol).
  • Chris79Chris79 Chain O' Lakes, ILPosts: 16Member ✭✭
    Some of these numbers you guys are throwing around really scare me off of upgrading to a cruiser some day!
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,685Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Chris79. You are right in that moving from a trailered boat to a bigger cruiser does involve some costs.
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,607Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    For me, it helps to always view boating expenses in the context of my annual boating budget.  The list of expenses is long and distinguished:  storage, maintenance, slip, fuel, transient fees, depreciation ... not to mention cheese dip and single-malt Scotch whisky.  But I know what the costs will be, and it's worth every penny.  
  • Chris79Chris79 Chain O' Lakes, ILPosts: 16Member ✭✭
    While my 212 is smaller, has a trailer and is easily moved around, my 4-cylinder car is of absolutely no use so I pay my marina to do everything.  So in all reality, if I moved up to a smaller cruiser my costs wouldn't be crazy different. 
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,685Member ✭✭✭✭
    @LaRea, It would be interesting what each others budget or spend per year, It would make a good discussion. Total cost without cheese dip.  
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,440Member ✭✭✭✭
    My brother was messing with me and told me that I could rent a boat everytime I went out and it would be cheaper than the yearly fees such as boat payment, insurance, slip, storage, winterization etc.. he stated with what i pay a year if I went out 25 times a season it would come out to $500 each time before fuel, snacks and beer. He said if you rented you would also have no cleaning or maintenance. And this isn't a cruiser and based off $12,500/yr. That's my payment, insurance, slip, winter storage and winterization. No real maintenance yet as my boat only has 60 hours on it. It's kinda crazy when you break it down like that but so worth it in the end. 
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,685Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cruiser ownership IS worth the costs (imo) but it isn't inexpensive. For me winter storage + summer slip + winterization + summer oil changes + off-year replacements (impellers, fuel filters, bottom coat maintenance) + insurance was about10K. It cost about 1K to fill it up. So, fill it up ten times and I'm at 20K. We visited marinas for over night tie-ups at least 30 times a season at $80 per night plus tax, another 2.5K  Now I'm at about 23K AND I have to add-in that having $250K +/- tied up in a boat (usually depreciating) and not earning interest (10%) accounts for about about another 25K ....so for me about 48K a year (at least) and that would not include incidentals like wax, canvas waterproofing, propane.....I figured all-in I had 50K a year in the game: 25K in outright out-of pocket expenses and 25K in lost revenue. Non a poor guy's game!
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,440Member ✭✭✭✭
    You only live once...
  • LaReaLaRea Alexandria VirginiaPosts: 3,607Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2016
    The rental argument can be compelling, but only for trailer boats because nobody rents big boats.  

    For my ten-year-old 370, the typical budget looks like this:

    $2k slip and electricity
    $5k fuel and transient fees
    $3k maintenance and expendables
    $2k winterization and storage
    $1k insurance
    $5k depreciation
    $10k cost of money (I figure $130k value and 8%)
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    $28k not including cheese dip

    In exchange, I get to use the boat whenever I want, for as long as I want.  That includes extended trips, impromptu overnighters, stay-in-the-slip cruises and all the other things you can't do with rentals.  And I always know the boat is stocked with clothes that fit me, booze that I like, and back issues of Power and Motoryacht.

    I did not say I was a millionaire.  What I said was, if I had not spent all my money on boating and cheese dip, I would have BEEN a millionaire.  
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 1,440Member ✭✭✭✭
    Lmao @LaRea 
    You don't get bragging rights either with a rented boat. I don't get bragging rights on this forum with my little 246 but where I am located my neighbors think I'm rich lol
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,685Member ✭✭✭✭
    Having an older boat paid for has its merits, no payments but you have more maintenance.  And breakdowns. Got into my files to see what this years expense was. Rinker is paid for so no pmts. And no labor on repairs. Except one. 
    OH Please do not let my wife see this! LOL

    Insurance                                                                                     $600
    Slip fees                                                                                       1000
    Repairs at boat shop                                                                    5500
    Fuel - Gas - a guess I pay all cash                                                 750
    Parts- actuator, trim tab button, anodes, poop pump, ect.           1500
    New rear Bimini top                                                                      1000
    New batteries                                                                                 253
    Eva foam for platform                                                                     150
    Winter storage                                                                                250
    Weatherization, Oils, filters,  pink stuff, and misc.                          250
    New props                                                                                      750
    Two tires for trailer                                                                         250
    Sb total                                                                                       12,253
    Bought an Ol  Ford F350 just to pull it                                        10,000 
    Total fun in 2016                                                                        22,253


    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
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