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Old     (bummerkit)      Join Date: Apr 2003       03-30-2005, 7:23 AM Reply   
just like the subject says. any ideas?
Old     (partydock17)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-30-2005, 7:35 AM Reply   
You could give Lessons. I don't know if you could ever make enough money though.
Old     (flux)      Join Date: Jun 2003       03-30-2005, 7:58 AM Reply   
Old     (peterd)      Join Date: Mar 2005       03-30-2005, 8:43 AM Reply   
It ain't about the money, its about the chicks.... just kidding.
Old     (face_smash)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-30-2005, 9:05 AM Reply   
Drug runner!!
Old     (whit)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-30-2005, 9:18 AM Reply   
Fishing... Get a few drag nets--you'll be all set...
Old     (whit)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-30-2005, 9:19 AM Reply   
Forgot about lobstering. Pulling up pots is a lot easier than pulling in nets!
Old     (bummerkit)      Join Date: Apr 2003       03-30-2005, 9:23 AM Reply   
I could give lessons, not a bad idea.

Not sure if i could make money "smuggling" stuff the 1.5 miles to the other end of the lake...

Fishing.. dont want my boat to smell like fish...

is it possible to make any money by organizing a local competition?

(Message edited by bummerkit on March 30, 2005)
Old     (bummerkit)      Join Date: Apr 2003       03-30-2005, 9:25 AM Reply   
basically im thinking about buying a Malibu LSV, and i am trying to figure out if there is any way to help it pay for itself, or atleast pay for gas to run the boat.
Old    bigdtx            03-30-2005, 9:30 AM Reply   
Get a bunch of coolers. Buy ice for $1.00 a bag at the gas station, then sell it for $5.00 a bag on the lake. Cha Ching!
Old     (pierce_bronkite)      Join Date: Jul 2003       03-30-2005, 9:34 AM Reply   
Quinn, if your buying a boat and trying to figure ways to pay for itself I would say your going to be out of luck. Boats are expensive toys, you have to consider gas, maintenance, insurance and storage(if that applies) on top of gear for the boat, ie fenders , anchors, ropes, wakeboards, etc. The list goes on and on and you are forever dumping money in to it. I am not trying to discourage you but if you don't have the money don't buy it, it will be more than you bargained for. Just take in to consideration of how much the sport costs and budget accordingly. .

Old     (jklein)      Join Date: May 2001       03-30-2005, 9:34 AM Reply   
There was a guy that pitched his Malibu on ebay as an advertising billboard. He offered put the large sheet vinyl stickers all over his boat with the buyer's logo for 1 year.
Old     (bummerkit)      Join Date: Apr 2003       03-30-2005, 9:39 AM Reply   
im not trying to get it to actually pay for itself. Im just trying to figure out how to defray the cost a bit.

did that work out for the guy on ebay? ive actually thought about doing that myself. we go to lake powell at least 6 times a year, and im on my local lake at least 2-3 times a week. so it would be pretty good exposer..
Old     (hyrific)      Join Date: Sep 2004       03-30-2005, 10:19 AM Reply   
NONE of any kind worst investment you can make unless you just love boating.
Old     (gwake)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-30-2005, 10:49 AM Reply   
we do it like this
Old     (gwake)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-30-2005, 10:53 AM Reply   
Old     (gwake)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-30-2005, 10:55 AM Reply   

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Old    sean123            03-30-2005, 11:07 AM Reply   
That will make me never eat fish again!
Old     (erik_c)      Join Date: Jan 2005       03-30-2005, 11:12 AM Reply   
I tried to get Bill Gates to give me money for a boat once, I said I would start a charity and take iner-city kids out and teach them to wake board. Some one from his charity actually e mailed me back they said no dice, worth a try though.
Old     (gwake)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-30-2005, 11:44 AM Reply   
Umm Umm Good

Old     (whit)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-30-2005, 12:43 PM Reply   
Remember--Boat is like Laser and Radar--it is an acronym. Break Out Another Thousand...
Old     (aaronlee13)      Join Date: Jul 2001       03-30-2005, 12:43 PM Reply   
Bang boat!
Old     (sloshake)      Join Date: Mar 2003       03-30-2005, 12:45 PM Reply   
If you dont mind putting it in salt water, you could run an off-shore gambling cruise.
Old    bronco991            03-30-2005, 1:12 PM Reply   
Gerald where do you go wakeboarding? I go to Lake Anna, I live in rockville too
Old     (monstertower)      Join Date: Mar 2003       03-30-2005, 7:46 PM Reply   
I know several people that have started "companies" making tower speakers, light bars, tower dance poles , clothing companies and many other things around wakeboarding. Even if the "business" does not do well you can write off a lot of the expenses.

If you can figure out a way to buy a boat and make money with it I'll be the first to buy the franchise in my area.
Old     (norcalmalibu)      Join Date: Jun 2004       03-30-2005, 8:37 PM Reply   
Alee~ someone already stole your idea, Captian Stabbin.
Old    jcrider            03-30-2005, 9:20 PM Reply   
You could
a:Set up 1-2 days a week (if you dont have a full time job) and Chueffer around tourists or people who want to rent a boat w/captian for riding. Probably more work than its worth or:
b: Hire some strippers, set up a web site geared towards men 20-50 yrs. and offer a day on the lake "pleasure boating". The boat can fit up to 14 people, so say you and (2) ladies and maybe 7-10 guys @ $200 a pop! Set up some sandwiches/beverages for around $100 per day. I think you would have alot of takers. Figure your overhead of gas :$100, Girls, $300 (they will make up the difference on tips) $100 on food items. you go out for 4-5 hours and designate times for riding/skiing. Maybe a lunchtime "show"
figure you have a 9 hour day and net between $900 and $1500 per day! I do however suggest you get the optional carpet saver w/boat.Not only could you make some good cash but Im guessing pretty popular and have plenty of people who would like to come on as a "deck hand" for swabbing,etc. possibly for free! However if this is a moral issue then you can go my route and take the state tax break on the sales tax end. My new Vlx is coming in around $3625 in sales tax! The only reason I dont do plan b even though I just thought it up was because I dont think it would go over to well with my wife. Go figure! As Pierce mentioned and by the amount it sounds like your are going out you better have a realistic plan just for gas alone! Have fun and let us know what the websites called.
Old     (tigebob)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-30-2005, 9:49 PM Reply   
During the summer we make a little extra money by sellin beer to all the other people at the lake who have run out, sellin natty light for a dollar a can makes a hella profit.
Old     (erik_c)      Join Date: Jan 2005       03-31-2005, 11:54 AM Reply   
A Friend of mine has a houde on the water and he bought a resturant style ice maker. And pays for gas buy selling the ice out at ski beach.
Old     (bummerkit)      Join Date: Apr 2003       03-31-2005, 12:16 PM Reply   
Old     (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       03-31-2005, 12:35 PM Reply   
Ha Ha..."natty light for a dollar a can". It must be a hike to the damn store.

Laser and Radar are acronyms?
Old    tigejohn21i            03-31-2005, 1:19 PM Reply   
RADAR: Radio Angle Detection And Ranging
LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Old     (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-31-2005, 2:03 PM Reply   
Thinking about advertising for a local strip club. Get the girls for a "ride-a-long"
and do a few laps around the lake. Yea, that would work. If not, had a good time anyway!

PS - no wonder I am broke! At least I have fun!
Old     (tigebob)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-31-2005, 2:09 PM Reply   
Yeah it is a hella of a hike to the liquor store from our lake, The lake is in a dry county and i think the nearest liquor store around is 45 mins away. people get out there on holiday weekends and run out, they tend to get very desperate for more beer
Old    jmo52            03-31-2005, 10:34 PM Reply   
Scatter ashes for the local morgue


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