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Old 23-09-2012, 11:15   #1
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I've heard a saying....

"A boat is a hole in the water that you throw money into"

Does this saying have any basis in reality?
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Old 23-09-2012, 11:40   #2
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Re: I've heard a saying....

Or, a hole in the water surround be fiberglass into which you pour money.

Certainly a grain of truth in the saying. I've owned several boats and all of the required ongoing financial input to keep then and to keep them functional. The amount necessary depends tremendously on your personal skills, ability and willingness to do it yourself. Staying on top of the maintenance issues rather than letting them go and trying to catch up all at once. What kind of boat, where you're located and many other variables.

Some other expressions:

BOAT - bring on another thousand.

Whats the closest thing to sailing: Standing under a cold shower wearing a raincoat and tearing up hundred dollar bills.
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Re: I've heard a saying....

YES! But some people enjoy throwing money in the water!
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Old 23-09-2012, 11:59   #4
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Absolutly true !! And Im sure of it cus Ive thrown a big bunch in the water over the years !!!
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Re: I've heard a saying....

"Life" is a hole into which to throw money. Don't let the world try to make you feel guilty. You spend your money just how you want to. Some folks spend it on houses and gardens and furniture and paintings. Some folks spend it on children (oh, gross) schools, college. The purpose of earning money is to exchange it for something you desire. - - you expend some energy, you reap a reward, you exchange that reward for what you desire. No big guilt trip neccessary. LIVE!
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Re: I've heard a saying....

The other one you hear is happiest day buying your boat and selling it. I have never found that to be true as I always sell for some 'practical' reason which I have some remorse about later.
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Old 23-09-2012, 12:51   #7
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Re: I've heard a saying....

I think a lot of these sayings are from the 90+% of people who own a boat, but rarely use it! So their boat costs a lot per use and since they don't use it much they don't really take care of it and it costs even more!
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Re: I've heard a saying....

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"A boat is a hole in the water that you throw money into"

Does this saying have any basis in reality?
I've heard/seen this saying around before. When I started talking to friends about getting a boat, I heard it SO many times. I tend to think of other quotes I've heard that ring true just as well, like this one.

"A bad day on the boat is better than a good day at work."
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Old 23-09-2012, 21:51   #10
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"A boat is a hole in the water that you throw money into"

Does this saying have any basis in reality?
Depends what you mean by reality.

Most of us trade time for money. After we have the money we trade that for something else.

A house (to me) is a big barn you throw money into. Somehow we got convinced it is the big "life" investment. I found that I had too much house - we all buy too big - and the maintenance costs made me a slave to it. I reckon I made 2% per year on this "investment" before maintenance costs and tax "advantages" - I live in a (relatively) cheap apartment now with a lot more disposable income.

Marriage is another one - but I won't go into that rant...

I like - "If it flies, floats or f&^#!cates, it is cheaper to rent it."

That's pretty true. Ownership is more expensive but it comes with exclusivity of use. I found that true on the first two items. Not so much with the third but then I'd be back on the marriage rant - LOL...
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Boat- bend over and take it
...wouldn't that be Boati?
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Boaters - Bring out and toss early retirement savings?
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BOHICA....Bend Over Here It Comes Again. Navy engineers saying.
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Refitting a sailboat is like standing in a cold shower tearing up 100 dollar bills.
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Re: I've heard a saying....

The original saying should read "bottomless hole into which you pour money"

another saying "Sailing is the fine art of going nowhere, very slowly and at very great expense"

I like that one because it makes me an artist - and we all know they are nuts
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