Hobbies ain't cheap !

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Harleygunner, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Harleygunner

    Harleygunner New Member

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    I bought a new Ruger 10-22 a few weeks ago, and then proceeded to re do it. I put an AR type stock, red dot, bi-pod,..etc.....so far, I'm into it just under $400. I went to a local gun show today, and had to "just say no !".:(

    As my name implies, I also own a Harley, and as all of you who ride one, you know, there's no end to ways to drop cash on it. I put in a friends shop last week for an elec /starting problem. I also knew the speedo was shot, and would have to be replaced. I'm up to about $250+, and that's just parts, no labor ! Yikes!
    Any of you throwing money at your hobbies on a regular basis?
     
  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Hobby = $$$

    Really Cool Hobby = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ :cool:
     
  4. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    My avatars represent the king of all money burning hobbies.

    AvGas... the fastest way known to man to turn money into exhaust.
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    +1 on a Stalkingbear trigger job. :cool:


    Scott, it's only money and you can't take it with you. If you can afford it, fly far and fast. ;)
     
  6. Sniper03

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    Harley!

    Yes you are correct! And then you have other vices beginning with GUNS and the lure of the FTF! And then things like deer hunting and coyote hunting. OH YES! did I mention the Bass Boat and Fishing! Well there goes some more $$$$$$$$$! Hobbies Hell! It's an addiction!:D Where does it stop for those of us who are addicted to the outdoors!

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  7. Overkill0084

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    A while back my wife was interested in a boat :eek: I seem to recall that a boat is a hole in the water into which you pour money.
     
  8. Sniper03

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    Overkill,

    They certainly can be! And especially like weapons if they are not of top quality and if you do not take good care of them.

    I do know one thing! The price for fish per lb. is much cheaper at the Store!

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  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    lol you actually catch fish in a boat?? have had mine going on three years yet to catch a fish out of it!! i prolly just have no clue how to fish for these northern lake fish.

    i change the oil at the start of the seson check the plugs clean out the winter bugs and get after it. i dont spend much on it. far less than the money i spend on firearms and horse feed.
     
  10. skullcrusher

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    Hobbies are like divorces. They are expensive because they are worth it.

    Hobbies have a different kind of ROI. If they paid out in money, they would not be hobbies; they would be jobs. :D
     
  11. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Jon,

    Throw a big lipped crank bait over the side (silver and blue or black)! Let out about 135' of line. Pop a cold one and cruise around at about 1.5 to 2.5 MPH and I will almost guarantee a fish eventually! But the beer will be good!

    There are two major things that will eliminate a lot of problems!
    1. Sta-Bil in the fuel and run some through the engine on the last trip before storing!
    2. Take out the top lower unit fill plug and then slightly remove the lower plug. If the lube runs out of the bottom plug looks milky drain and refill. If it does not put the plugs back in and your good to go. With water in the lower there is a threat of it freezing and busting the lower unit open!
    3. Have it tuned about every other season and the boat should be reliable
    4. Oh yes do not use gas that has ethanol in it!!!! It creates moisture in the fuel tanks and engine. Evinrude and Johnson E-Tecs are especially susceptible to moisture problems. A sign is severe idle problems!

    Oh well that is it for the marine program back to the Boomers!

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