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Old     (NotSure123)      Join Date: Nov 2012       08-06-2013, 8:30 PM Reply   
We try to get our boat out as much as possible, but since purchase three years ago we are only averaging 40hrs a season...seems low but I think it has alot to do with how much "lounging" we do!

It got me curious about others, as well as how long of commutes you guys have to get your boat in the water?? For us it's a 1hr drive, not toooo bad but certainly a bit of a factor in taking it out...
Old     (dezul)      Join Date: Jul 2012       08-06-2013, 8:39 PM Reply   
80 last year. I am at 80 for this year with about two months left on the water.

My ramps are 2 miles, 14 miles, and 15 miles. The 2 miles away ramp is where i go to party at. Wakeboarding i go to the other two ramps. The water is always glass at the two ramps.
Old     (sppeders)      Join Date: Jul 2011       08-06-2013, 8:49 PM Reply   
Well, i've got a 15 month daughter and twins due in two weeks. 10 hours this year, who knows next.... other wise 50-120 a year is my typical range.

Getting married greatly increased that (someone to always go out on the boat with) kids greatly reduced that for a few years.
Old     (jkanesmith)      Join Date: May 2013       08-06-2013, 9:18 PM Reply   
Ive had the boat a year this month and have somewhere around 80 hours on it. About the distance to the ramp, as of now we're about 45 mins away, but we're closing on a house on the 22nd and we'll be about 75 yards from the water and 4 miles to the ramp.

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Old     (JamesHawk101)      Join Date: Sep 2012       08-06-2013, 9:45 PM Reply   
115 hours in 4 months. 2 Miles to the nearest ramp. I have a lift so I don't need to use the ramp though.
Old     (Kingsriver)      Join Date: Aug 2011       08-06-2013, 10:11 PM Reply   
15 miles to warm early season water and 60 mikes to 5500' mountain lake. We have 100 hours in season and a half. Our old boat was maybe 25 hours a year. Kids love the new boat.
Old     (mccormickscablepark)      Join Date: Jun 2013       08-06-2013, 10:33 PM Reply   
1200 btwn 3 Nautiques on premises at all times...vdrive only has 90hrs though lol
Old     (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       08-06-2013, 10:34 PM Reply   
I'm only home every two weeks to use mine and I'm right at 100 hours this season.
Old     (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       08-06-2013, 11:06 PM Reply   
I'm averaging About 200 A Year. Boat ramp is About 20 Minutes Away. When We Do Powell For About 10 Days, We Put On About 50 Hours right There. I'm Currently At 1120
Old     (tn_rider)      Join Date: Dec 2009       08-07-2013, 12:13 AM Reply   
Oh and boat ramp is 500ft away
Old     (wakemaui)      Join Date: Apr 2009       08-07-2013, 12:46 AM Reply   
Just hit 1900 hours on our 07 Supreme! Ohh but I run a wake charter business... Wish it was all just fun with friends but a day in the office is hard to beat.
Old     (v10rider)      Join Date: Oct 2012       08-07-2013, 1:50 AM Reply   
I'll break 100 hrs for sure this season unless the weather suddenly turns to crap. Up here in the PNW, clocking more than 50hrs a season is pretty damn good. The month of July could go either way and could really put a damper in your season. However, not a single rain drop during the month of July this year. I out 50hrs last month. Boat ramp is 30-45minutes away depending on traffic.
Old     (cwb4me)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-07-2013, 4:33 AM Reply   
Got my current boat in March 2011. I have 304 hours on it now. So a little over 100 hours a year. We live just over 1 hour away from the lake we go to.
Old     (nailem)      Join Date: Apr 2011       08-07-2013, 5:27 AM Reply   
i normally put on 90hrs a year but this summer here in Erie has sucked so far. i think im sitting around 40hrs and it seems like summer is over. i think we should list how long our summers are. Erie, PA from about May but water is still around 60* and normally 3-4 footer but you can find a good day here and there to about October 1st but again September gets real windy and cool air temps. water might be 70* but air temps are going to be 65-70* for highs.
i keep my boat in the water. with a 15 min drive to the marina.
Old     (machloosy)      Join Date: Mar 2013       08-07-2013, 6:02 AM Reply   
I'm at 30 and just had to pull the boat due to some carb issues. Ramp is 75ft from my door haha, but the boat is in the water. Our summer in the Northeast has really sort of sucked. Pretty similar to Rusty's^^^^
Old     (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-07-2013, 6:36 AM Reply   
Typically 50-60 hours a year. I was boatless last year until June 15th when I got my MB and only put on 36 hours. This year the weather has sucked (rain every 3 days trashing the river) and my truck and trailer got damaged. So it's looking like about 14 hours this season.
Old     (nautiboy614)      Join Date: Dec 2010       08-07-2013, 6:50 AM Reply   
I picked up my 2012 SA 210 last July.....3 hours on it, now has 245 hours. 1 minute from boat ramp.
Old     (brycejb328)      Join Date: Aug 2009       08-07-2013, 7:16 AM Reply   
Bought my new to me boat on June 15th. 30 hours as of now.

3 launches in under ten minutes. More than I can count within an hour drive. Not to mention the st. Croix river
Old     (silvermustang35)      Join Date: Jul 2008       08-07-2013, 7:40 AM Reply   
450 Hours on my 2010 Axis, so about 150 a year. This year has slowed down. Boat is in a covered slip at marina, and living on houseboat in the summer. Don't get out as much as I thought I would once im there all the time. Plus its been super rainy lately and temps didnt warm up until mid may/june...
Old     (keithwallaz)      Join Date: May 2013       08-07-2013, 8:57 AM Reply   
Got my boat on June 2 and have put 65 hours on it already. We are 10 miles from the lake, so a short 15 min drive and we are on. I have been slammed at work, or I would probably have over 100 hours on it by now.
Old     (scotthons)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-07-2013, 9:29 AM Reply   
I would usually average about 80 hrs a year. I envy you guys that are so close to the water. I have a 3 hour drive so it is weekends only for me. We have a 7 month old and recently kicked off a new business this year so the boat has hardly touched the water, but August and September are going to look much better.
Old     (Ski_Antique)      Join Date: May 2013       08-07-2013, 9:51 AM Reply   
We've done about 35hrs so far, and have a long way to go - we can board well into October. The closest boat ramp is 30-45minutes away.
Old     (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-07-2013, 10:04 AM Reply   
Depends on the lake, but around 40 minutes to the closer ones. We left her at a friends cabin for the month of August and that is about 1.75 hours away....give or take.

10 years(2003) = 398 hours.....

Little too much of this.....

....and too much stuff going on with the kids and their athletics. Just can't get out as much as we'd like. But we still enjoy it when we go out and she's mine, so why not keep her.... Plus, my 8 year old daughter decided last weekend that she wanted to try to that was fun.

Old     (rdlangston13)      Join Date: Feb 2011       08-07-2013, 11:01 AM Reply   
We average about 100 hrs a year and due to a new work schedule we may fall a little short on that this year. We have a 120 mile 2 hour drive each way to launch....:-(

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Old     (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       08-07-2013, 12:23 PM Reply   
We did 104 hours last year and we are on pace for at least 125 hours this year. The boat ramp is 1.5 miles from the house. However the lake is only open May 1st-September 30th.
Old     (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: SLC, UT 5600'       08-07-2013, 12:35 PM Reply   
E.J. - Never gets old when posting a pic of your SANTE! Good work on the little one giving it a go and doing really well it looks like. My daughter 10 says she finally wants to try surfing so we will see. Next week we will be in Powell and hope to help her play behind the boat a little and not just swim.

2012 MB F21 and haven't broke 100 hours yet. SLACKING but like EJ we find a lot of floating around just relaxing.
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Old     (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       08-07-2013, 1:39 PM Reply   
We average about 10 hours a year or so. Dependding on the year. Down a litle this year but we are heading out for 2 weeks on Lake Koocanusa.
Old     (MICAH_HARPER)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-07-2013, 1:58 PM Reply   
^^^^^ please tell me that is supose to sa 100....cause if all your getting is 10 hrs in id be selling that thing
Old     (MICAH_HARPER)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-07-2013, 1:59 PM Reply   
120 hrs on mine so far this yr....and boat ramp is 50 min. where i usually ride but have some withing 20
Old     (phillywakeboarder)      Join Date: Sep 2008       08-07-2013, 2:39 PM Reply   
About 150 a year for me. Boat is kept in the water 25 minutes away. It takes a beating from the sun and the bottom looks terrible by this time of year but it's so worth it.
Old     (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       08-07-2013, 4:29 PM Reply   
I'm just about 100hrs for the season to date.

I'm actually out on the boat right now.
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Old     (trentj6930)      Join Date: Oct 2007       08-07-2013, 4:53 PM Reply   
Originally Posted by MICAH_HARPER View Post
^^^^^ please tell me that is supose to sa 100....cause if all your getting is 10 hrs in id be selling that thing
Oops! It was supposed to 100 hours. And we have 2 lakes ten minutes from home that we can boat on.
Old     (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       08-07-2013, 5:00 PM Reply   
I put just over 180hrs on our boat that we took delivery of in late March of 2012.

We found out that my wife is pregnant with our 3rd and final kid in early March of this year and have only put about 25hrs on the boat since. It sucks but such is life.
Old     (V8_Killer)      Join Date: Feb 2013       08-07-2013, 5:25 PM Reply   
Just under 200 hours a season. Sold my 3 year old boat with 585 hours on it, so guess I average 195 per season.
Boat is in my dock/cradle every year except this (lake is 19 feet low, dock is dry). Boat ramp is ~10 minutes from where I now store her (my office/shop).
Old     (mikejones)      Join Date: Jun 2009       08-07-2013, 7:14 PM Reply   
Recently sold my X45, purchased in May of 2009 with ~870 hours i think. So about 215 a year. Those first couple years were higher average, until a bud bought a boat to share the duty. Boat is in the backyard on a lift. Oh, and we ride year round. Guess that explains it.
Old    Paxdad            08-08-2013, 4:46 AM Reply   
67 hours for this year. Ramp is 8 miles away.
Old     (illini88)      Join Date: Oct 2007       08-08-2013, 6:23 AM Reply   
I'd say we average about 40. This year will be light, as we had a late start due to weather and then finding a cracked pump housing once I finally got to drop her in. The hours also stay down a bit as we rotate between a few boats. I think another thing that is keeping mine down is that I haven't been getting out in the evenings as much. Between wind and boat traffic, the lake hasn't been calming down as much in the evening. I think it's mostly the latter, as our lake has added more slips over the past few years. h
Old     (wakedaveup)      Join Date: May 2012       08-08-2013, 6:29 AM Reply   
Those MB's look great and doesn't get much better than Lake Powell! @D.F.T.R Josh
Old     (NotSure123)      Join Date: Nov 2012       08-08-2013, 7:21 AM Reply   

Most of you guys are lucky to be soooo close to the water! One day one day...a lake house is on my "10 year plan"....maybe sooner if I could just win the dang lotto...(I'll keep my fingers crossed)
Old     (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       08-08-2013, 7:52 AM Reply   
74 hours so far this year, ramp is 500 ft from my house, but have to drive 15 min to one we can use since the lake is so low. At least we have a nice little beach now!
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Old     (brichter14)      Join Date: Jul 2010       08-08-2013, 8:18 AM Reply   
I have only had my new boat about 21 days and I have put 15 hours on it. Not enough if you ask me. I live a half mile from the ramp.
Old     (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-08-2013, 9:21 AM Reply   
I average around 100 hrs a year. This year I won't hit that with this crappy weather and surgery. I am at around 40 right now. I anticipate my hours going up with my daughters (6&8)wakeboarding regularly as of this year. They love it.

My ramp is a block walk to the water out the front door.
Old     (Brearly_Mason)      Join Date: Nov 2012       08-08-2013, 9:36 AM Reply   
I have 2006 SAN 210 with 1,400 hours on it, and that equates to 200 hours a year. I live about 50 miles from the ramp and try to go every weekend. I have gone through three complete sets of tires and replaced my trailer bearings twice. According to my log, I have over 60,000 miles on my trailer.

This winter I am rebuilding the trailer with new bunks, powder coat, surge brake system, new wiring and lighting, and maybe new rims.
Old     (monkey_butt)      Join Date: Sep 2011 Location: Twin Cities       08-08-2013, 10:46 AM Reply   
goal would be a 100 hrs/year but not getting there this season :-( only @37 hrs so far - first weather, then wake restriction, then was hoping that wife is done with school but NCLEX prep takes a lot longer - one in my crew got injured on the snowboard so he's out all season and some other life-changing events for others - so despite 20 ft to the boat lift - this is about it. Last year we ended up a little over 90 hours which was fine (partially towing - weren't living at the lake before mid July) and about the same with the first boat I sold in 2011 with a season going from mid June - September.
Old     (jbird)      Join Date: Jun 2011       08-08-2013, 11:18 AM Reply   
60-80 hrs/yr, I'm not too far from the lake 20-30 mins!
Old     (ndh2o)      Join Date: Oct 2001       08-08-2013, 11:22 AM Reply   
1000 over 10 years, so 100/year average. And little to no lounging, all riding and going home. I'm about 10 miles from ramp.

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Old     (ers906)      Join Date: Feb 2010       08-08-2013, 11:54 AM Reply   
I am about 75 minutes from the ramp (with no traffic). Since Jan 1st (through June 20), I had put 145 hours on my 2002 210 Super Air Nautique. Picked up my G23 on June 20th and have 110 hours on it so far, with probably another 18 hours planned for this weekend. 115 degree days in arizona are rough at times, but the flip side is that we can ride year round (trunking it usually for 8-9 months)
Old     (SS_Hooke102)      Join Date: Sep 2011       08-08-2013, 1:19 PM Reply   
we average about 100 hours a year, but will probably be closer to the 115-120 range this year. We have 85 now, houseboat trip and a month or 2 of riding so maybe even more than 120, hopefully.
Old     (fman)      Join Date: Nov 2008       08-08-2013, 4:02 PM Reply   
119 Hours, 2013 Malibu VLX, average drive to lake is 25 mins to 1 hr 15 mins depending on our choice that day. We usually make a full day of the water, not uncommon for us to be pulling off the water in the dark... occasionally we will do an evening out on the water. Past five years we average about 115-130 hours a season, it seems we all burn out a little at this point.
Old     (wakebordr11)      Join Date: May 2001       08-08-2013, 5:08 PM Reply   
800something hours on a 99 tige 21i. Purchased in 2000 with 6.7hrs. Last year I moved away from the familys lake residence, I was always in apts closeby. Anyway I did 55 last yr in may/June 65-70 on the year. This year I've got 10 and i fractured my leg so I might get another few best year was 125, worst year besides this was 35ish. Past 5-7 years its been 45-65. Lots of friends with boats...
Old     (adam_balon)      Join Date: Jul 2003       08-08-2013, 6:47 PM Reply   
i have a lakefront cottage, and when im in the city its a 30min drive from door to my dock.

2012 malibu 23lsv 119hrs in 4 months.
2013 mailbu 23lsv 61hrs in 2 months so far this summer.
Old     (wakesetter672010)      Join Date: Oct 2012       08-08-2013, 10:22 PM Reply   
Last Boat 13 Years 860 Hr's Paid 23500.00 sold it 13 years later for 14950.00 Let me tell you it pays to take care of your Boat, On My 2010 Malibu about 150 Hrs a year! 25 Miles from launch
Old     (chrisbucklin)      Join Date: Mar 2012       08-09-2013, 4:59 AM Reply   
Got 178 on the 13 sa550. Launch is 20 mins away. We have like month and a half of summer yet.
Old     (biggator)      Join Date: Jul 2010       08-09-2013, 7:12 AM Reply   
Varies widely.. as low as 40, as much as 100. No ramp, boat is on a lift. Of course, those hours are typically almost half of what we actually spend on the lake - since we're on the lake, we're not always on OUR boat.
Old     (Camsquared211)      Join Date: Jun 2013       08-10-2013, 10:25 PM Reply   
875 hrs a year
Old     (nitrousbird)      Join Date: Sep 2008       08-11-2013, 5:05 AM Reply   
My old boat didn't have an hour meter, so who knows. On our 'Bu we bought it summer 2011, so it didn't got maybe 20 hours the first year (daughter was also 6 months old at the time). Last year I think we did 40 hours; vacations and I can't recall why else kept us from getting more hours. This year we are at 35 hours, and the crappy weather we have had all season is the direct result (plus a 2 week vacation out of the country and breaking a skeg kept us off the weekends that were actually nice. Still have the rest of the season and a lake house vacation on Labor Day week, so I expect around 50 hours. We normally have a small crew so the boat isn't constantly running.

Live 3 minutes from the boat ramp, which is small water so there isn't any drive time to a riding spot. Next closest is 13 minutes but we rarely go there as it sucks on the weekends.
Old     (dvsone79)      Join Date: Dec 2012       08-11-2013, 9:28 AM Reply   
50hrs last season on my 205v. But we were splitting time between my boat and my buddy's SAN 210. My son was born in Nov, so this year I've only got about 20hrs so far. It's not the father duties getting in the way as much as the bad weather we've had this summer in the southeast. It's been the rainiest summer I can remember. Closest ramp is about 20 minutes away.


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