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Old    Ken W (kenteck)      Join Date: Jan 2005       08-12-2006, 8:19 PM Reply   
I put 65 hours last year on my boat, but what is a good average, anyone know?
Old    jaubrey (jaubrey)      Join Date: Feb 2003       08-12-2006, 8:27 PM Reply   
We're at 570. On our 2003 X30. I think about 90 is average.
Old    Mike O'Callaghan (greenpinky)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-12-2006, 8:28 PM Reply   
Depends where you live, I guess. Some seasons are a lot shorter than others.
Old    Mike (ponyh8r)      Join Date: Dec 2004       08-12-2006, 9:15 PM Reply   
We put 320 hours on our our old Tige the first year we had it.

Our '06 Nautique 210 is about 4 months old and has about 75 hrs.
Old    George Aslinger (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       08-12-2006, 10:16 PM Reply   
We have 310 on our Avalanche which we purchased on July 1, 2005.
Old    Matt (pittsy)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-12-2006, 11:16 PM Reply   
we put 85 on our 06' x star which we got in the end of april! but now i messed up my finger, had surgery and i'm done for 3 months..oh well end of oct is nice and nov/dec is not bad in the good town of orlando!
Old    wakemark (waketac)      Join Date: Apr 2002       08-13-2006, 3:09 AM Reply   
We put about 250 hours/year on our boat. Over 1400 hours since 2001.
Old    Drew (poserondubs)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-13-2006, 3:49 AM Reply   
i got a 92..with 530...
Old    wiz            08-13-2006, 8:46 AM Reply   
i've always heard 100 hrs. per season is average for an inboard.
Old    Paul Morgan (morgs)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-13-2006, 8:58 AM Reply   
Will put around 200 on ours this season.
Old    882001 (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       08-13-2006, 9:30 AM Reply   
mine is 17 years old 1700 hrs. i put on 100 last year
Old    Tallredrider (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-13-2006, 12:20 PM Reply   
I have 185 and am almost at the two year anniversary.
Old    Ken (ghostrider_2)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-13-2006, 1:29 PM Reply   
160, next month is our 2 year. I also ride with friends alot to.
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-13-2006, 3:37 PM Reply   
I live close to the lake, and have a pretty good schedule, so that may account for 468 hours on my 05 VLX. Picked it up in Feb. 2005 (17 months ago). Yea, love my baby, and my crew!
Old    Scott (magicr)      Join Date: May 2004       08-13-2006, 7:43 PM Reply   
I think average is a relative term. If you live in a warm area you can use it longer likewise less for colder area, we use ours from mid May to mid September average about 60 hrs. and were 12 miles from lake.
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-13-2006, 7:47 PM Reply   
28 in two seasons. It sucks being hurt
Old    Tickle (showtime)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-13-2006, 8:21 PM Reply   
312 hrs since i picked this boat up last august.. and spent more than a # of hrs on other boats... we have aheated lake so we try to ride a few hrs every week...
Old    Lyle Stephens (blxboarder)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-13-2006, 8:27 PM Reply   
haha, ive put over 300 hours on my boat just this season, and its not over yet! I go out every day after work for three or four hours, but its time to go to college on friday, so much for that.
Old    chocobeat            08-13-2006, 8:30 PM Reply   
127 in one season :-(
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-13-2006, 10:20 PM Reply   
we usually get about 100 hrs a year....
I think when you say average maybe on this site it is 100 + hrs per year, but if you average over all the inboard boat owners I can guarantee you it is much less than 100 hrs a year. You just have the actual hard core folks on here....
Old    D. Up. (doubleup10)      Join Date: Jun 2006       08-14-2006, 2:22 AM Reply   
Geez, and I thought I was really rackin' them up. We got the MC the first week in June, and have about 65 hours on it since we got it. I live on the lake, and work for myself, so I get to board a ton. However, here in North Central Washington our season is short. We hardly think about wakeboarding until the 1st of May, and by the 1st of October we are taking one last pull before we dust off the snowmobiles. I figure 20-30 hours a month for us, times a maximum of 5 months, would put us 125 or so for an average season.


"...oh well end of oct is nice and nov/dec is not bad in the good town of orlando!" --- matt

Matt, when you're putting in sets behind that X-Star during November in Orlando, I'm up here chest deep in snow!
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Old    derek boyer (toyotafreak)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-14-2006, 11:51 AM Reply   
On the other end of the scale....since spring 2003 we've averaged just over 50 hours per season. Doesn't really justify having a boat, but I can't hardly think of returning to life without it. We live 1/2 hour from a great winter lake, and 5+ hours from a good summer lake. Boating and riding is very important to us, but there are other important things in our lives right now, too.

If we logged 300 hours in a year, it would sure be fun and hell yeah, we would probably be actually able to ride worth a damn, but I wonder how many other things in our lives we'd have to give up. SOME of the other stuff is important too.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       08-14-2006, 11:55 AM Reply   
I've been averaging about 100 hours a season. I'm on friends boat's alot too.
Old    j_sull            08-14-2006, 11:55 AM Reply   
well season is late april til early november, but with using three boats(friends) and switching around we have had the boat a year and used it 201 hours.
Old    Andrew Davis (c640947)      Join Date: Jan 2005       08-14-2006, 1:10 PM Reply   
got mine march and i am at 120 hrs. probably finish with close to 200 and i ride a lot on other's boats.
Old    Troy Mann (themann39)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-14-2006, 6:15 PM Reply   
We have 800 on our 2000 x-5 and thats up in michigan. We only put about 50 hours on this summer though because i have been out of town since the 4th of july for work. Hopefully ill be able to put some more on it in september.
Old    mcfatty (mcfatty)      Join Date: Apr 2003       08-15-2006, 2:13 PM Reply   
750+ on our 2002 Wakesetter.
Old    pwork (siuski)      Join Date: Feb 2003       08-15-2006, 2:18 PM Reply   
115 on mine, picked it up in May
Old    walt            08-15-2006, 2:40 PM Reply   
100 hours From May 1st until now. I'll probably use it through winter too so I'll guess around 150 to 200 hours per year.
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-15-2006, 2:42 PM Reply   
Started my 3rd season in may.....325hrs I ride all year.
Old    Jon Shaffer (jpshaff01)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-21-2006, 6:15 PM Reply   
Whats the most hours anyone has on say a 2000 or newer boat. Are the drivetrains of the newer boats rated to go further/last longer. I got 600 on my 86 supra, put 50 on this year but missed half the michigan season.
Old    Jeff Moore (jeff359)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-21-2006, 6:18 PM Reply   
My buddies 2000 DX2 Sanger has over a grand. The thing runs awesome. He barefoots and distance skis year round. I drive for him now and then, he skis almost everyday of the week
Old    Chris (brody)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-21-2006, 9:51 PM Reply   
50 in half a summer
Old    wakestyle            08-22-2006, 3:15 PM Reply   
Had had our '05 Sanger V215 since Apr. last year. Have 153 hrs. on it thus far (avg. 75 or so hrs thus far).
Old    pdxboarder86            08-22-2006, 3:31 PM Reply   
I asked a dealer this question and he said obviously depends on area but in the Northwest around 50 hours is about average for most boats. Our season is shorter than a lot of places but I love snow boarding also so I don't mind when the white stuff starts falling.
Old    Brian (silverlude)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-22-2006, 9:02 PM Reply   
We r averaging 350hrs per season 3 yrs in a row in the Midwest area. 4-4 1/2 months ridin. 3-4 times a week with weekends 8-10hrs per day. We buy m to use m.

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