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andyb

HOURS PER SEASON

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andyb

I clocked up 100 hours in each of the 2003 and 2004 summer seasons. I ski a little and spend more time with my three boys teaching 3-event skiing, towing the odd water toy/skim board. The boat usually tows four rounds of Club events a season.

How do you use your boat and how many hours in a season.

I don't know anywhere better than here to judge what is an average usage that might give an insight into what you might expect (especially if you were lining up a boat).

My 2004 Chevy SS has clocked up 412 hours in 20,000km (12,500 miles) so 100 hours is not a lot in the scheme of things.

Could be an interesting thread.

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100-125 hours, I have a real hobby, duckhunting Biggrin.gif

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andyb

A Camo VLX - how nice.

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jmadden

We did 75 last year. Of course 10 of that was breakin hours in crappy weather so i could use it right in nice weather. The year before was about 55 hours, so I'd say 60ish is average for us.

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SunriseH2OSkier

Get about 60 on mine each year, probably another 20 on each of two other boats I ski behind.

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NorCaliBu

Averaging 75 hours per year. I ski behind a few different boats though which helps to keep the hours off of mine. Thumbup.gif

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andyb
Get about 60 on mine each year, probably another 20 on each of two other boats I ski behind.

Averaging 75 hours per year.  I ski behind a few different boats though which helps to keep the hours off of mine. Thumbup.gif

Good skills. I guess my boys also take turns behind other boats so my 100 hrs is right up there so far. Soon petrol might be competing against chardonnay for the leisure dollar.

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jetskipro550

First year with a boat, but I would be thrilled to get 100 on it this summer!!! For the 3 weeks we used it last fall we put on 15 hours.

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andyb
First year with a boat, but I would be thrilled to get 100 on it this summer!!! For the 3 weeks we used it last fall we put on 15 hours.

Another trip to Shasta might do it!

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Fly

Usually 60-70 in 3.5 months

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whiteVLX
A Camo VLX - how nice.

:lol:

I usually split time between three boats, but add about 50-75 hours to mine every year.

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andyb
Usually 60-70 in 3.5 months

There are parts of New Zealand that are dramatically colder & summer is more restricted. Where I live, we use the Lake between late September and late April/early May - around 5 months. That would make your usage very similar.

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jetskipro550
First year with a boat, but I would be thrilled to get 100 on it this summer!!! For the 3 weeks we used it last fall we put on 15 hours.

Another trip to Shasta might do it!

I hope to get two trips to shasta this year Yahoo.gif

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sv3854

I have gotten about 75-100 per year in the last 2 years.

With the birth of my daughter on 5/5(and a 19 month old) I don't think this year I will get as many hours......but I am hopefull.

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Headhunter 2317

130 hrs in two seasons

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larrys

100-125 per year, last 2 years. 3 years ago, with first boat I clocked 160 hours.

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edwin

Approx 75-80hrs per year

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Wkerat

I vary from 100-250 depending on the weather...If it is nice we are out all the time and can grt up to 20 a week, but last summer i struggled to hit 100 with all the rain.

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Lakenut

60 last year but it rained a lot. Probably get between 75-85 this year.

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doughickey

Exactly 53.3 hours last summer (my first year with a DD skiboat).

Stupid weather in Canada ! (Boat won't touch water for another 2 weeks.)

I shudder thinking about my cost per hour for this hobby of mine.

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usually put about 50 hours on the "real boat". Biggrin.gif

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Woober

We've got a little over 140 hrs. the last 2 seasons. Were off to a slow start this year, haven't been out yet. Still waiting to get boat back, hopefully this Friday.

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andyb
usually put about 50 hours on the "real boat". Biggrin.gif

MudMotorcrop.JPG

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That looks like some fairly serious stuff. Is that an SSP on the back in the first pic?

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usually put about 50 hours on the "real boat". Biggrin.gif

MudMotorcrop.JPG

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That looks like some fairly serious stuff. Is that an SSP on the back in the first pic?

yep some serious stuff, serious cups and thickness. The engine will be upped to a 45 HP this year. this is what happens in the waters i run for duck hunting, shallow and tons of obstructions. First few weeks of season.

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NorCaliBu
I shudder thinking about my cost per hour for this hobby of mine.

Shocking.gif For goodness sake.....DO NOT DO THAT!! Shocking.gif

:lol:

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