Have a great 2013 boating Season All.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by spikeitaudi, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. spikeitaudi

    spikeitaudi Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Raritan Bay, NJ
    HAD 2006 240 Sundancer
    Merc 5.0L W/ Bravo III
    Well I am going to sit this season out officially as I just can't find the right boat that we want. So I am going to visit this site alittle less as it's hard to visit here without a boat. To think I actually miss the de-winterization process right now. :(

    Have a great and safe season to all and have lots of fun for me. :)

    Hopefully I will be back next year with a boat.

    Happy boating all.
  2. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    No boat....no engines
    Sorry to see that Alvin. I sat out a year and it darn near killed me. But I did get a lot done on the house and brought my golf score down a bit. At first I stayed off the site. Then I poked in just to see what was happening. Next thing I knew I was commenting again. Good luck with the search. Shawn
  3. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    Boatless in WA
    No motor
    Sad to see anyone leave but I can understand how you feel....to a point. Pop back in from time to time just to say hello and see what others are up to. Your time will come again soon and you'll be back on the water.
  4. Bugsy24

    Bugsy24 Active Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Freehold, New Jersey
    2008 310 Sundancer
    T-350 Mag,Br3's W/Axius
    Hey Alvin, you'll be back soon enough!
  5. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    I sat out a couple seasons when my kids were babies due to my wife's safety concerns. The time goes fast and you will find other things to fill it. Then when it's right, you'll be back. I did miss it but the babies kept me going.


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  6. Alex F

    Alex F Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 14, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    2005 420DB with AB 11 DLX Tender, Raymarine Electronics (2x12" MFDs) with Vesper AIS
    Cummins 450Cs, 9KW Onan Generator, 40HP Yamaha for tender.

    Obviously only you know the details of your situation, but going by your post I don't think this is a valid reason to be boatless. I can see how one can be in difficult situation on choosing the next boat with all the available options, but having a conclusion like that is not the right approach, IMO. We're here to help you to find your new boat, but in order to get helpful advices you'll need to come forward with your list of questions and concerns.

    In general, you're not buying your next boat forever and for the most part it's not your last boat, I hope. So, for this reason alone don't beat yourself up thinking "I love this boat, but will it work for me in the next 10 years?". To achieve your goals they have to be realistic and practical. If you're not achieving your goal, most likely it's set too high and unreachable (for the time being). So, I would advice to step back and set more realistic goal that will fit best now, not 5-10 years from now. Take one step at the time and make each step reasonable for you to achieve.

    Most likely I would never own a 420DB if I didn't buy 320DA and I would not own a 320DA if I didn't have 240DA. The moral is that those were realistic and achievable goals for me to get to the point where I own a boat we love now. When I upgraded from 240DA to 320DA I felt like it'll serve me 10yrs. It only lasted 4yrs. A lot can change in those years, especially boating lifestyle. There are so many different models out there and I just can't imagine not being able to find one that will work for at least 3-5 yrs.

    Just my 0.02c FWIW.
  7. spikeitaudi

    spikeitaudi Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Raritan Bay, NJ
    HAD 2006 240 Sundancer
    Merc 5.0L W/ Bravo III
    Thanks all for the words above.

    Alex, its not just the boat. There are other circumstances/commitments that I have made for this year that won't allow me to be on the water as much as I would like even if I did find the right boat. Your right in the sense if I wanted to settle for something I could, but I am not one that settles. And from my other boating experience with the purchase of my 240 I am going to be picky as anything. My motto for boating now is if it was meant to be then I will get it. If not, move on till it does. To much going on with the kids growing up and baseball and soccer (and I am managing the baseball team). I not one to do things half way as all of you here are the same as well. So If I can't devote 100% to boating this season and I don't even have a boat right now, not going to stress and devote more time to something that I could be putting that time and effort in to something else or more importance as of right now. :)

    Trust me, "I'll be back!!" as Arnold said.
  8. Jack380AC

    Jack380AC Member

    Jan 28, 2008
    West Chester, PA / North East, MD
    2000 380 Aft Cabin
    Twin 454 Mag MPI Horizon MerCruiser
    Have a great summer and come back soon. Besides, just because you don't have a boat dosen't mean you can't go boating! The best boat for the money is one your best friend owns :thumbsup:

    BOATER JOHN Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    2016 350 SUNDANCER
    TWIN 8.1 BRAVO 3
    Alvin enjoy your time out,I'm sure we all will be watching for your post with your return with your new boat.

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