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Old    Brandon Key (souperfly)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-25-2007, 1:17 PM Reply   
Just curious what you think would be the AVERAGE boat hours per year. Not what a ski camp averages, but just the regular joe blow that goes out once or twice a weekend. My 96 Malibu has 343 hours, bought it last year with 255.
Old    wake (buguru)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-25-2007, 1:26 PM Reply   
One of our customer's has 705 hours on a 2006 Malibu 247
Old     (1boarder_kevin)      Join Date: Mar 2007       08-25-2007, 1:31 PM Reply   
50-100 hours per year is what I would consider average.
Old    Trevor Dean (drilldaddy78)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-25-2007, 1:34 PM Reply   
I put 142 on my i/o so far this year. Service every 45 hours and will go year round thanks to bakersfields weather
Old    Bryan (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-25-2007, 2:33 PM Reply   
im about 200+ a year, we ride year round.
Old    Roddyrod (wakeslife)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-25-2007, 3:41 PM Reply   
Almost 2 short seasons completed here, and about 180 hours
Old     matt c (curtisco24)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-25-2007, 4:15 PM Reply   
100 a season in TN. That is about 4 days a week.
Old    Matt (metz213)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-25-2007, 8:00 PM Reply   
Think about the gas that guy spent on that 247... Do the math...705 hours is 29 days of straight engine running... wow
Old    Cliff (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-26-2007, 12:04 AM Reply   
I've had my boat 3 months
and have 65 hours on it

had my '05 for 2 summers and only had 110 at trade in
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-26-2007, 12:16 AM Reply   
I'd say 75hrs a year is average for say a 6 month season.
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       08-26-2007, 2:15 AM Reply   
In western Canada you have about a 3 month season and most boaters would put on 25 to 30 in a year. 50 would be a high number for a season. Most people put on twice that average in their first season with a new boat.

I'll put on 16 hours a week when I'm at the lake but that's much more than most.
Old    Ewing (johnsvt)      Join Date: Dec 2006       08-26-2007, 6:27 AM Reply   
100 hours from april till now will probably be able to go until October maybe November if we get lucky.
Old    ryan andrews (drewsnautique94)      Join Date: Nov 2006       08-26-2007, 7:30 AM Reply   
i live in ohio.had boat out beg of may and have roughly 146 hrs on her so on a private lake, so it gets used almost daily!

jay-75 hrs for 6 months- why even have a boat then, some of you guys fail to amaze me with these high dollar boats and payments and never use them!
Old    neil yelland (nyelland)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-26-2007, 8:59 AM Reply   
We put about 75 hours a year here in Cali. Great weather, but we only go about 4 times per month in season + vacation trips. I have to work all week so that leaves one day on the weekend and It is hard to make it work every week. Hours also depend on how far you have to go for smooth water. 10-15 mins. each way could be 2 more sessions of the day.
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-26-2007, 10:07 AM Reply   
From what I have seen, for the average wakeboarder, about 100 hours/season/yr. I have 590 on my 05 VLX though. Guess I am not that average.
Old    rick ator (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-26-2007, 4:46 PM Reply   
had mine since april and just looked at the hour meter in the engine compartment and it said 71 :-)
Old    Flight007 (poser007)      Join Date: Nov 2004       08-26-2007, 4:50 PM Reply   
75 hours a year for me
Old    Jay (jayc)      Join Date: Sep 2002       08-27-2007, 1:28 AM Reply   
why even have a boat then?

75hrs on the clock probably equates to around 300+hrs on the water for me since its not all about riding. Its about chilling with friends and enjoing the water.
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-27-2007, 5:31 AM Reply   
150 hours from April till now...probably have 2 months of riding left.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-27-2007, 5:43 PM Reply   
I figure I have to get 100 hours a year just to get my moneys worth and another 20 just to keep my sanity. I have a 4 month nice weather season and another 2 months of full wet/dry suit weather so it's tough to rack up to many hours.
Old    Phil Jakubowski (65sanford)      Join Date: Feb 2007       08-28-2007, 7:29 AM Reply   
We try to get out at least 80 hours per year in SE WI. Last 2 weeks worth of rain did not help but since getting the boat in late June, we have put on 62 hours with another month of riding to go. We do not ride with wetsuits or drysuits so the season up here is a little shorter--at least for us.
Old    Chris White (ccwhite)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-28-2007, 7:54 AM Reply   
50hrs since Fathers day - Going out an average of 3x a week at 4hrs per.
Old    Andrew Davis (c640947)      Join Date: Jan 2005       08-28-2007, 10:33 AM Reply   
my boat averages 150 a year and i ride on my boat about a 3rd of the time, so if i didn't share it would probably be 300 ish? (I wouldnt ride quite as much if I always had to take mine.)
Old    Cliff (ord27)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-28-2007, 10:37 AM Reply   
I figure you are paying for a lifestyle

not a situation were you need to figure a return on least as far as time spent is concerned

if you have to figure what each hour or trip is actually probably should either get a less expensive boat....or a different activity

just my thoughts anyway........
Old    entrust clothing (entrustclothing)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-28-2007, 10:57 AM Reply   
i do about 150 a year riding from march-october
Old    Tracy Ferguson (fergie23)      Join Date: Sep 2004       08-28-2007, 12:44 PM Reply   
This is my second season with my Bu and it has 136 hours on it, but I'm not done yet for the year! So, at least 75+ hours per year.
Old    J-P Joyal (supra_qc)      Join Date: Nov 2006       08-28-2007, 1:54 PM Reply   
first season on supra launch 20ssv, 120 hours on it.
Old    Brady ( (big_b_21v)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-28-2007, 3:10 PM Reply   
I bought this boat in July of 2006 and I currently have 275 hours on it. We ride from February until October weather depending. Regular oil changes and good Boat Whores are a must. Still looks and runs like its brand new.
Old    Bill, Calaman (calaman)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-28-2007, 11:04 PM Reply   
first two months on the 21v - with 40 hours
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-28-2007, 11:59 PM Reply   
Cliff, I am always concerned/aware of how I spend my money whether or not I can afford it easily. I base my decision making on what I desire/love versus what I hope to accomplish for my and my kids future. my wife and I make a very comfortable living and I still wanna make sure I am spending my money wisely. I can easily afford my boat and more but I have plans on investing my money in a certain way that sets me up in the future i.e. real estate investments, 401k and general savings. I have a pretty gauldarn good lifestyle.


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