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#12387976 - 08/16/17 08:01 AM I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now
patriot07 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
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Loc: chateau d'if
Took the family out to Tawakoni a couple weeks ago (thanks for all the responses on my boat ramp thread) and we had a real nice time. When we got home, my wife asked, "I know your 17-foot boat has been fine for you or you and a partner fishing, but it's a little small for all four of us. What would you think about getting a bigger boat sometime in the next few years?" Without missing a beat, I responded, "I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now."

Any of you guys get a thumbs up from the wife on a boat purchase? Or did you have to fight to get a rig upgrade? Or does your wife still think you have that 1995 Ranger because she doesn't know the difference between it and the 2010 Skeeter in your garage?
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#12387993 - 08/16/17 08:09 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: patriot07]
5PounderOnAFrog Offline
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Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 245
Loc: Conroe
My wife tried to get me to take home a brand new Phoenix from the classic expo this year lol.

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#12387999 - 08/16/17 08:14 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: patriot07]
jwinit Offline
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Registered: 06/19/09
Posts: 143
Loc: cleburne tx
You got a keeper there and also I like your strategy to get her to tell you to get a bigger boat my wife said I could but she want me to get a pontoon she thinks all boats are "fishing boats"
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#12388045 - 08/16/17 08:45 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: patriot07]
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During son's senior year in High School wife looks back at him in the Suburban and says " you make a 3.0 first year at A&M, you can take the boat back up with you for your sophomore year". Wait, wait, wait, WTH? That's my boat! "Well, it's about time for you to get a new one". Smartest woman in the world. If he wasn't studying I was studying for him! I kept the pressure on, and she didn't worry. Yes, I got my boat, and he got his. She's a genius.
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#12388059 - 08/16/17 08:51 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: patriot07]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
I've always bought used in the 20K to 30K range, my wife kept egging me on to buy a brand new one ... well I finally did and I regret it. It didn't take long at all for my new boat to have the same scratches and imperfections as the 20K to 30K used ones I've had

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#12388071 - 08/16/17 09:01 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: patriot07]
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
Bigger is always better. Ask any wife.
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#12388093 - 08/16/17 09:20 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: patriot07]
jbcarroll3000 Offline
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 861
Loc: Denton, TX
When I was in the boat market a few years ago, I looked for a used boat for 3-4 months. Was looking to stay in the #15k-$20k price range, but just wasn't finding the one. Took my wife to Fun N Sun to look at a couple of used boats, and at her urging, walked out with a brand new Skeeter.

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#12388117 - 08/16/17 09:41 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: jbcarroll3000]
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Registered: 01/20/07
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Loc: Southlake, Texas
I know it sounds selfish but I have handled most all of any major purchases in our family, she really just stands behind what I think, and I am very lucky. Oh if she wants a new car she may run it by me but no matter what I think she will buy it if she wants it, she says " I make money too "

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#12388140 - 08/16/17 10:04 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: patriot07]
rmorris Offline
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Registered: 08/28/07
Posts: 93
I paid off my old ranger and told my wife I wanted to do some updating. Carpet, electronics and trolling motor. She told me that she would not let me put money into an older boat. She was like just go get a new one. When mamma says go buy a nice new toy I did no arguing.

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#12388146 - 08/16/17 10:09 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: patriot07]
JIM SR. Offline
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"you had me at bigger" clap


Edited by JIM SR. (08/16/17 10:09 AM)

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#12388200 - 08/16/17 10:44 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: patriot07]
Txduckhunter Offline
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Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1684
Loc: Lake Fork
I was going to finance my last boat. After test drive and deciding it was what we wanted, my wife told me that we had the money in the bank so we should just pay cash so there would be more money for fishing.
This year, she told me that as much as I fished I needed warranty on my motor so we sold the old one and bought a new one with warranty. Rarely is there an issue with fishing purchases.

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#12388201 - 08/16/17 10:44 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: Bryan O']
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Registered: 08/11/09
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Loc: Albany
Originally Posted By: Bryan O'
During son's senior year in High School wife looks back at him in the Suburban and says " you make a 3.0 first year at A&M, you can take the boat back up with you for your sophomore year". Wait, wait, wait, WTH? That's my boat! "Well, it's about time for you to get a new one". Smartest woman in the world. If he wasn't studying I was studying for him! I kept the pressure on, and she didn't worry. Yes, I got my boat, and he got his. She's a genius.


That is a good deal for a 3.0. I told my daughter she could have a new beamer if she graduated with a 4.0.
Dang it she did too. But worth it.
Cool thing is you got a new boat.

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#12388299 - 08/16/17 11:51 AM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: patriot07]
Crankalot Offline
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Registered: 06/01/12
Posts: 478
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
I don't worry what she wants and buy what I want. I work hard for my money to let someone else tell me what to do with it.

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#12388347 - 08/16/17 12:22 PM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: Happykamper]
patriot07 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
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Originally Posted By: Crankalot
I don't worry what she wants and buy what I want. I work hard for my money to let someone else tell me what to do with it.
I don't begrudge anyone with that attitude. But I'd be single if I operated that way at my house...single with half my money.

Originally Posted By: 9094
Originally Posted By: Bryan O'
During son's senior year in High School wife looks back at him in the Suburban and says " you make a 3.0 first year at A&M, you can take the boat back up with you for your sophomore year". Wait, wait, wait, WTH? That's my boat! "Well, it's about time for you to get a new one". Smartest woman in the world. If he wasn't studying I was studying for him! I kept the pressure on, and she didn't worry. Yes, I got my boat, and he got his. She's a genius.


That is a good deal for a 3.0. I told my daughter she could have a new beamer if she graduated with a 4.0.
Dang it she did too. But worth it.
Cool thing is you got a new boat.
Agreed, that's a heck of a deal, and Bryan's wife is a genius. Congrats to both of your kiddos on working hard towards a goal. I think that's the true purpose of college - to prove to potential employers that you're capable of doing moderately difficult work for years to achieve a goal that isn't immediately in front of you til the very end.

Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
I've always bought used in the 20K to 30K range, my wife kept egging me on to buy a brand new one ... well I finally did and I regret it. It didn't take long at all for my new boat to have the same scratches and imperfections as the 20K to 30K used ones I've had
I agree 100% that the $25k range is a sweet spot for value in the bass boat market. You got a lot more boat than those spending $15k and not much less boat than those spending $35k. I would probably not consider any new boat. I'd be looking in the $20k range in a year or two.

Originally Posted By: Happykamper
I know it sounds selfish but I have handled most all of any major purchases in our family, she really just stands behind what I think, and I am very lucky. Oh if she wants a new car she may run it by me but no matter what I think she will buy it if she wants it, she says " I make money too "
My wife and I are the same way, except she doesn't even really buy her own cars. She gives me a set of wants/needs and I go find the best value I can and she drives it without complaining at all. I was the one who set up a lot of our house build 5 years ago and I'm the one handling pretty much any purchase over a few hundred bucks. We each try to get most of what we want and compromise on the rest. Works for us, as our 10-year anniversary is coming up this October.
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#12388394 - 08/16/17 01:05 PM Re: I've never been more attracted to you than I am right now [Re: patriot07]
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Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 19109
Loc: Aledo
It's never crossed my mind to discuss what boat I buy with her nor her mind to ask or offer up input

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