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Old    josh b (3domfighter)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-17-2007, 7:46 PM Reply   
I'm curious how many hours people are putting on their boats each year. Often when I see boats old boats for sale it seems that people have put only 20 hrs or so on them each year. We put 130 hours on mine between August and the end of November last year (and I still suck!) and I would have liked to have put on more. How many did you log this year?

Along those lines, do you shut off the engine between riders? I'll shut it down if a rope is being switched or if it is going to take more than a minute or two to get the next rider in, but usually leave it running. That's normal, right?
Old    shane (auto)      Join Date: Aug 2002       04-17-2007, 8:15 PM Reply   
about 90-110, hunting season starts early
Old    walt            04-17-2007, 8:27 PM Reply   
At least 100 but I ride with friends on their boats from fall to spring so that 100 is all from May-September.
Old    Lionel (lionel)      Join Date: Nov 2005       04-17-2007, 8:34 PM Reply   
90-100, I shut the engine down most of the time. Josh, if you turn the key to the left on your MC you can still run the stereo and your hour meter will NOT run!!

(Message edited by lionel on April 17, 2007)
Old    Ryan Haug (ryan27r)      Join Date: Oct 2006       04-17-2007, 8:44 PM Reply   
About 115 I will kill the motor anytime we are parked for a new rider. My cousin put 175 on his though
Old    billy foulds (mcwakerider)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-17-2007, 8:46 PM Reply   
a lil over 100 hrs
Old    baine (abhoe157)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-17-2007, 9:47 PM Reply   
we put 80 on ours this summer
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       04-17-2007, 9:53 PM Reply   
Old    josh b (3domfighter)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-17-2007, 10:44 PM Reply   
Art wins!! C'mon now...who can beat 150?
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       04-18-2007, 12:21 AM Reply   
I put around 70 hrs a season on the boat.
I usually try to turn the engine off if we are sat for more than a minute.
Old    Johnny (johnny_defacto)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-18-2007, 1:48 AM Reply   
120 and I too shut down to switch riders.
Old    Viktor Carlquist (vec)      Join Date: Feb 2006       04-18-2007, 3:22 AM Reply   
Old    Leo Lasecki (malibuboarder75)      Join Date: Jan 2004       04-18-2007, 5:17 AM Reply   
owned our boat since 2002, It has exactly 1000 hours. We bought it with 70 hours. Not to mention that I also log a lot of hours on an old 2001.
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-18-2007, 8:19 AM Reply   
no idea but I've already put 26 on it this year already!
Old    Scott (bvdievent)      Join Date: Nov 2005       04-18-2007, 8:41 AM Reply   
We put 250 hours between Feb and Oct last year...would have been more but I had surgery :-(
Old    flyhigh (lyle)      Join Date: May 2004       04-18-2007, 9:57 AM Reply   
my buddy bought a brand new 21v this year got it in march and we have almost 50 on it so far. Thats scarey.. by the way, we still suck too
Old    Britt Hogland (bhog)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-18-2007, 10:18 AM Reply   
2007 I have already put 20 so far.
Old    eric fox (fox)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-18-2007, 11:28 AM Reply   
10 last year...after redoing the whole interior and putting a tower on it. My sprucing up the ole Nautique coincided with my riding partner buying a brand new X2. The choice was very obvious.
Old    Bill Pilster (twobills)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-18-2007, 12:06 PM Reply   
2007 and I have 28 on it so far.
Old    Train (ttrigo)      Join Date: Dec 2004       04-18-2007, 1:11 PM Reply   
does the hour meter run when you have the stereo going, but not the engine?
I only put about 40 per year on mine. I dont get out nearly enough. but that is usually only once per week from March thru november. and only out on the water for 4 hours at the most. our lake gets blown out pretty quick.
Old    Tom (wakeprodigy)      Join Date: Oct 2002       04-18-2007, 1:16 PM Reply   
I've got an 05 21V with less than 50 hours on it. Bought it new in 05, so I guess that means 25 hours a these 16 hour work days are killing me.

(Message edited by wakeprodigy on April 18, 2007)
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       04-18-2007, 1:21 PM Reply   
50-100 here, depending on other commitments and how stoked I am about the lake that year.

Shut your motor off whenever people are near the swim platform. Cheap insurance against carbon monoxide related drownings, and some boats are easy to accidentally bump into reverse.
Old    Brandon (bp22)      Join Date: Oct 2006       04-18-2007, 2:27 PM Reply   
We've put on 38 hours since we picked up our SAN on Feb 16. I'm figuring we will do 125+ this year.
Old    Keith (hawaiianstiln)      Join Date: Oct 2004       04-18-2007, 3:47 PM Reply   
as many as I can... I just hit the 500 mark on an 04
Old    Mark Fletcher (fletch_tx)      Join Date: Aug 2003       04-18-2007, 5:40 PM Reply   
I picked up my SAN in late December, and we already have 42 hours on it...
Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       04-18-2007, 7:21 PM Reply   
April 06 to April 07, 65 hrs, but spent most weekends through the winter doing upgrades instead of riding. Should be closer to a hundred this year.
Old    travis moye (driving)      Join Date: Jan 2003       04-19-2007, 5:02 AM Reply   
800. I only kept my last boat 9 months so it only had 600.
Old    Mike Parker (roughrivermike)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-19-2007, 5:18 AM Reply   
Around 140. If you don't put at least 100 on it, what is the point of spending all that money.
Old    eric fox (fox)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-19-2007, 9:12 AM Reply   
Consider this, if you are trailering your boat to a lake, you are likely spending the better part of a day. 5-10 hours on the water is only 10-20 visits to the lake a year, which really isn't that many. I live on the water, so my boat only leaves the dock when I do, which is at most an hour at a time. I don't have to hang out on the boat. You'd think I would use it more but life gets in the way.

Also at about 5 gal/hr and $3/gal you are looking at around $1500/year for the 100 hours you might run the boat.
Old    peter oppermann (drpete3)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-19-2007, 11:25 AM Reply   
I bought a 1978 searay last year and it only had 396 hrs on the meter. Sad to asy I only added 50 more.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-19-2007, 11:43 AM Reply   
From '02 spring to spring '05 I put 500 on my Sanger. Sooo, basically 2 summers.

From Spring '05 to Spring '07 I put 200 on my Master Craft. We split a lot more time between other peoples boats.

We'll see what we can do with the new X-star this year. I'm thinking we'll do around 200/summer from now on.
Old    Andrew Moreton (andrew_moreton)      Join Date: Feb 2003       04-19-2007, 11:47 AM Reply   
Wakeboard school I work for put 550 on a X-Star in 6 months last year. Just got the '07s so they are low hours now.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-19-2007, 12:03 PM Reply   
ummm like 50-60, I know I know I'm a neglectful boat owner. You have to pay for it sometime though.
Old    Kelly (weskel)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-19-2007, 2:41 PM Reply   
I bought our boat last may, it had 138 hours on it and it was a 2000 model.

Last year we put about 60 hours on it.

Kelly (weskel)
Old    Charley Carvalho (wakeeater)      Join Date: May 2002       04-19-2007, 2:42 PM Reply   
we average 250-300
Old    Shane (shane97210)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-19-2007, 2:58 PM Reply   
160 last year may-october, 20 so far since march and it hasn't even warmed up here. i shut it down pretty much when ever someone is done riding, unless girls (or i) need the heater. Probably do 200 this year
Old    shawn_madison            04-19-2007, 3:59 PM Reply   
I averaged 750-850 hrs a year on my last two Malibus.

Malibu told me that no other ski school or owner had achieved that pace.
Old    Face Planter (mastercraft1995)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-19-2007, 4:44 PM Reply   
60 to 70. Baseball and Football compete for water time during the summer
Old    B (fullspeed)      Join Date: Oct 2005       04-19-2007, 5:15 PM Reply   
60 hours last year, but this year it is going to be at least 100. Last year was all about overtime and buying things and paying bills.
Old    Chris (rio_sanger)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-21-2007, 3:18 PM Reply   
about 100 hrs. per year. I always shut engine off between riders it's safer, quieter, and how hard is it to turn the key anyway? (turn key to left for stereo to keep hour meter from running)
Old (wakeboard19)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-22-2007, 5:21 PM Reply   
220 from end of april to september
Old    Colin Fichman (tidalwake0504)      Join Date: Oct 2004       04-22-2007, 6:25 PM Reply   
at least 300


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