Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Pieter Salverda, Dec 14, 2007.
everyone should be required to start with a small boat.
For what it's worth, here are some common things no one thinks about that you will need to worry about if you buy a new boat with a 2 stroker and kicker over a 5 year period. This is my experience so it may very from boat to boat.
2 stroke premix.
bi yearly spark plug changes, more if you use elcheapo premix
1 tube marine grade grease per year
1 - 5 grease gun adapter nozzles
1 grease gun
1 tube trailer bearing grease and a trailer bearing rebuild yearly if you tow a lot
12 cans of wd 40 or marine use equivalent per year
1 can of flogging lubricant per year. (if stored outside in winter)
1 can of silicone engine protectant per year. (if stored outside in winter)
1 can of fuel treatment per year. (if stored outside in winter)
1 gallon of boat wash soap per year
1-2 cans of bilge cleaner per year
1 bilge pump rebuild kit per 5 years
1 trailer rewiring kit per 1 - 5 years
1 boat light set per 1 -5 years
2 earmuffs for garden hose hookup to outboards per 5 years
1-3 bottles of vinyl protectant cleaner depending on interior per year
1- 5 cans of carpet cleaner per year.
1 pack replacement flares per 2 years.
1 outboard seal and gasket kit rebuild kit every 5 years
1 bottle of gel coat cleaner and polish per year
1 large bottle of windex window cleaner per year
1 throttle cable assembly per 5 years
1 set of trailer tires per 1 - 5 years
1 set of trailor tie down straps per 3 years
fire extinguisher maintenence (depends on system)
batteries for radio if handheld
1 repair kit for hull gelcoat (varies)
12 - 24 cold beers and Ice (per trip)
Launch fees per trip
parking fees per trip
increased capming fees
Life vests for up to boats carrying capacity (varies)
hull bumpers for windy docks or tieing up to other boats
line or chain for anchor system.
various anchors for multiple floor types (sand bottom, rock bottom, mud bottom ect...)
trailor brake pad replacement (varies)
Towing Vehicle brake pad replacement (will increase from normal use)
Increased Transmission service for towing vehicle.
Decreased life of drive train and suspension of towing vehicle
Decreased fuel economy for towing vehicle
This is by no means a complete list, This is just what I remember off the top of my head. Others feel free to add to this.
That is all great advice. Thank you.