Colleenzg

I may have found my boat! But are the hours too high

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Traded an often used Chap 260 several years ago and the dealer had no concern about my hours. He said until they exceed 500 they don't give it a second thought.

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You buy a boat/car/motorcycle/etc to use it, not sit in the garage. Can't for the life of me figure out why anyone worries so much about hours/mileage so much these days. This isn't the 1970s. I don't own a vehicle with less than 100k on the clocks (except for my '79 Yamaha XS-650) and never think twice about it and I put on easily 70 hours per summer on my water toys and don't expect to have any major issues for a long time. Maintenance records and a survey are all you need to verify mechanical condition, eyes don't lie when it comes to the visual inspection.

7 year old boat with under 400 hours, unless you live in Alaska, I'd say you're well under average hours used. Boat use or not, it's a modern built marinized V-8.

There's no golden rule on this stuff, but you also don't need to overthink it if your own eyes tell you it's been taken care of and the records/inspection support it.

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