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Old 06-23-2011, 10:23 PM   #1
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We spend every weekend on the boat. We have missed two weekends since last September.

According to our boat log, since Jan 1, 2011:

We have spent 53 nights on board. Friday & Saturday nights along with a couple Sundays and Tuesdays.

Cruised 503 miles on Lake Norman (averaged 4.9 MPH over 102 hours)

Burned 375 gallons of fuel (averaged 1.34 MPG)

Ran genny 128 hours
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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your killing me.....we've had something like 4 weekends on the boat since last nov....between work..house stuff....sucky weather....we haven't had much fun on the boat....




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I hate to hear that. Be it sunshine, snow, rain, storm, 20F or 100F - we are on the boat each weekend. There have been weekends we never left the slip but we're there. It's our weekend lake cottage.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:41 PM   #4
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You are so lucky................keep up the good work!
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:50 PM   #5
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Good lord, I have a year 2000 boat that has 260 hours on her.
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Old 06-24-2011, 05:41 AM   #6
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Good lord, I have a year 2000 boat that has 260 hours on her.

wow....we did that in almost one year.....when it's not too cold and no rain we're there to enjoy our boat.....started lookin for some bigger.....almost went for a brand new 2009 bayliner 265, but as always....the dealer wanted to much money for the bayliner and gave less back for the maxum...

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We've only been on the boat 5 weekends: Fri - Sun. (10 nights total this year) We've only been out 3 of those weekends due to weather. 3 nights at achor. I doubt we've put more than 15 miles (2 hours running time) on the boat this year. I hoping to get more.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:51 PM   #8
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The big ZERO for us so far this year - just so many family/work/house commitments. This house project in particular was rather time consuming -

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Pretty glad it's finished!
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WOW!!! That is beautiful!!
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The house pics look great. I am trying to convince the Admiral to give up the house and move in to a high rise condo. I wanted to look at one on the 25th floor of a new building in Charlotte but she's not ready. I am tired of yard work and exterior upkeep.
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Thanks Steve, David.

Took a while to do because of all the wood work but am pleased with the results, and I enjoy the working with my hands. Fortunately those are still intact - I only blead 3 times during the course of the project!

We figure on down-sizing in probably 10 years. When we do I really hope for water front property.

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Old 10-06-2011, 12:27 AM   #12
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As of October 3rd we have spent 85 nights on board this year, cruised 161 hours for 813 miles burning 709 gallons of fuel. The genny has ran 281 hours.
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wish i would have a simple life like that.
can't even seem to find the time to get my rig out of the water to winterize it
but then again
who cares
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I've only been with my girlfriend a few months,, and previous to my arrival,, she only put maybe 5 hrs, on the boat all summer,,, but stayed at the dock every weekend. Now,, with me around,, neither wanting to feed my "go fast" boat,, ,we have been out running probably 25 hrs since labor day weekend. We are planning on going somewhere every weekend next season,,, even if its just across the Chesapeake Bay somewhere. The maxum is a nice boat,, economical with the 5.7's and plenty of "nice-nice" for staying out over nite.
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Very nice but be careful. If it is too nice and comfortable you may never get back on the boat.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:31 AM   #16
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This past weekend we went to Ohio to visit our oldest son, wife and three grandchildren. We had a fabulous time but for the first time in 15 months we did not spend at least one night on the boat. So far we have stayed 98 nights onboard this year so there will be no problem reaching 100 nights before the year ends.
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Hope everyone had a great holiday and wish everyone s safe and happy new year.

We spent the spent the last two nights of the year on the boat for a total of 105 nights on board. We cruised 937 miles over 186 hours averaging 5 MPH. Burned 781 gallons of regular through the engines. Ran the genny for 319.7 hours burning roughly 138 gallons of regular.

We have a list of things we need to do around the house so I doubt if we'll surpass 100 nights this year. We will give it our best.
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