View Full Version : One Toy For Another

Johnny Fischer
07-07-2008, 6:46 PM
YEP, I sold some of my WW equipment to get a new toy.


Mike Henderson
07-07-2008, 8:18 PM
Remember the old saying - there are two great days in the life of a boat owner: The day you buy it and the day you sell it.


Jim King
07-07-2008, 8:23 PM
I used to own a boat company and the other saying is " a hole in the water to throw money into ".

Reed Wells
07-07-2008, 9:09 PM

Ron Jones near Indy
07-07-2008, 9:25 PM
Nice boat! I hope you feel the same way about it in a year.

Heather Thompson
07-07-2008, 9:26 PM
Nice Boat,

Where are you going to put the tablesaw and such?


John Keeton
07-07-2008, 10:02 PM
Let me make sure I understand this. You sold machines with which you can produce items of value with a possible return/profit and self satisfaction in order to buy something that uses gasoline like a hog eats corn, costs a fortune to store/dock/ and requires a large truck with a towing package to get from point A to point B. Not to mention the insurance cost and the fact that you can't make anything with it. Did I get that right?

On the other hand, that is one fine looking boat. Enjoy life, you get one pass thru - make it good!

Johnny Fischer
07-07-2008, 10:09 PM
Answers to all of the above.
#1) Life is an expense within itself.
#2) I am going to invest the time, yes, and money into becoming a certified marine tech just so I can officially repair my own boat motor & outdrive if neccessary for a number of reasons.
A) Service dealers are charging $109.00/hr for repairs outside the manufacturers warranty.
B) Well, you know the old saying, if you want something done right then do it yourself.
#3) I have raised 4 children, had my own business & worked most of my life 7 days a week.
Its time to slow down & start relazing every minute I can enjoy life.
I love boating, fishing & everything else to do with the sea.
#4) I also got the entire package deal for $22K under MSRP not to mention a new trailer, 3yr extended warranty, an awsome Garmin GPS/FISHFINDER Combo unit, 100 hr service & a full tank of fuel, (82 gal's)Can beat that.
I still have my WW shop & enjoy spending time in the shop.
As to the boat being a hole for my financial account.
Let me put it this way, the last project I purchased lumber & hardware for cost me $1700.00
I would rather spend it on fishing equipment, nautical toys, etc. & dissappear over the horizon for a week or two.
We're taking a deep sea fishing trip in 2 weeks. Will post pic's of whatever we pull up.
See ya folks

John Keeton
07-08-2008, 6:13 AM
Johnny, sounds reasonable to me! Looking forward to seeing the pics of some monster fish! Have fun and be safe.

Mitchell Andrus
07-08-2008, 8:09 AM
Oh, oh. Mid-life crisis alert.

Randy Davidson
07-08-2008, 8:16 AM
Oh, oh. Mid-life crisis alert.
Better than an overweight, hair impaired dude in a red convertible.

Have fun man, it's a beauty.

Joe Skinner
07-08-2008, 1:27 PM
For about the same money, you could have had one of these


maybe not the best fishing platform, but talk about enjoying life.

But maybe that is just me. Hope you enjoy the boat.

Jeffrey Makiel
07-08-2008, 1:31 PM
I figured you for a wooden boat. :)
-Jeff :)