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Entry from April 14, 2023
BOAT (Bust Out Another Thousand)

Owning a boat can be very expensive. The joke that “boat” is an acronym for “Blow/Break/Bring/Bust Out Another Thousand (dollars)” has been cited in print since at least 1995.
 
“BOAT really stood for: Break Out Another Thousand” was posted on the newsgroup rec.boats on May 3, 1995. “Boat is short for “bring out another thousand”” was posted on the newsgroup rec.boats.cruising on April 6, 1996. “B.O.A.T. = Bust Out Another Thousand” was posted on the newsgroup rec.outdoors.fishing.saltwater on November 22, 1996. ” BOAT= Bring over another thousand” was posted on the newsgroup alt.sailing.asa on December 19, 1998. “BOAT Blow Out Another Thousand” was posted on Twitter by Arsenal Top of the League on July 31, 2012.
 
Other sayings about boat ownership include “The two happiest days of a man’s life—the day he bought the boat and the day he sold the boat” and “A boat is a hole in the water into which you pour money.”
   
     
Google Groups: rec.boats
Newsgroups: rec.boats
From: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (“Raymond Klefstad, Ph.D.”)
Date: 1995/05/03
Subject: (none)
 
I joined Vessel Assist yesterday and the operator asked if I knew what BOAT really stood for: Break Out Another Thousand.
         
Google Groups: rec.boats.cruising
Propeller/Engine matching question
dougl
Mar 1, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
BOAT
 
Break
Out
Another
Thousand
 
Google Groups: rec.boats.cruising
Minimum size for blue water cruising?
Tom Baker
Apr 6, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
> William MurphyI heard a great description for the definition of a boat while standing in line at West Marine. Boat is short for “bring out another thousand”. This is a VERY realistic description for any mayor purchase on a decent size (>30 feet) boat.
 
Newspapers.com
28 April 1996, Charlotte (NC) Observer, “Slowly but surely, area lakes are showing signs of spring” by John Reinan, pg. 7Y, col. 3:
“You know what BOAT stands for, don’t you?” he asked. “Break Out Another Thousand.”
     
Google Groups: rec.boats.cruising
Daffy Sailing Definitions
John Curtis
Jun 4, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
There’s also:
Boat - Bring Out Another Thousand
     
Google Groups: rec.outdoors.fishing.saltwater
b.o.a.t
William J King
Nov 22, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
B.O.A.T. = Bust Out Another Thousand
 
Google Groups: rec.boats
Peggie Hall
Jul 24, 1997, 3:00:00 AM
rumbum wrote:
>
> if you’re “kinda broke” you had better forget about this whole thing.
 
Ain’t THAT the truth! B.O.A.T. = Break Out Another Thousand.
 
Google Groups: rec.sport.jetski
The meaning of B.O.A.T.
GOMMER6856
Dec 14, 1997, 3:00:00 AM
This is for all us boat owners.
B.O.A.T. means…..........bring out another thousand !!!!!!
     
Google Groups: alt.sailing.asa
Self Tending Jib Boom? Need help?
Andy
Dec 19, 1998, 3:00:00 AM
Willy:
Another “must have” project completed on time/on budget. HARRRRRR! (I wish) BOAT= Bring over another thousand. Sounds like you got the help you needed.
     
Google Groups: rec.woodworking
Teak - Wood for the nautical world
Jerry T.
Jan 21, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
Or, in case you are not aware, B.O.A.T. started as an acronym:
   
“Bring Over Another Thousand”
   
Google News Archive
25 March 2000, Sarasota (FL) Herlad-Tribune, “Boating: Time for a spring sling” by Ross Hadley,[g/ 3E, col. 1:
And if you’re into boating, you understand that BOAT stands for Break Out Another Thousand.
   
Time magazine
The Global Life: Savvy Sailing
By Tim Padgett/Miami Monday, Sept. 02, 2002
(...)
A sailboat, it has often been said, is a hole in the water into which one pours money. Weekend sailors joke that boat is an acronym for Bring Out Another Thousand.
 
Urban Dictionary
boat
Acronym:
Bust
Out
Another
Thousand
That Boat just cost me $3,000 to repair.
by Am mon S Apr 21, 2006
 
FoxNews.com
Boat Owners Not Likely to Curb Fun Because of Gas Prices
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Associated Press
PEORIA, Ill. —  Dick Winkler says most boaters won’t drop anchor this summer despite fuel costs that could top a wallet-squeezing $3.50 a gallon at Illinois marinas.
 
“You know what boat stands for, don’t you? `Break Out Another Thousand (dollars),’” Winkler joked as he spruced up his houseboat at a Peoria marina. “You gotta fill those puppies up. ... We’ll cut back someplace else.” 
       
twitter
Teressa Welch
@Daze_zilla
BOAT: Break Out Another Thousand.  Well, ok, $300….but he’ll get there.
10:24 PM · May 26, 2007
   
Twitter
Constance Ross
@pappasross
Another acronym for BOAT; bring out another thousand…....(yes - it’s not working at the moment)
3:56 PM · Sep 14, 2008
   
Twitter
petegrillo
@petegrillo
@wajiii @unclenate BOAT stands for Bust Out Another Thousand.  Once I thought that was a joke…
2:11 PM · Nov 12, 2008
   
Twitter
Tim Charles
@Yachtyoda
B.O.A.T. = Bring Out Another Thousand…......a customer told me this! Very True!
12:25 AM · Apr 7, 2009
 
Twitter
Arsenal Top of the League
@RealLilLeeks
@KnoahFence BOAT Blow Out Another Thousand
BOAT Bring Over Another Thousand
2:14 PM · Jul 31, 2012
   
Twitter
Brandon Harrell
@HarrellEntLP
Every one should own a boat $855 later FML! B.O.A.T stands for blow out another thousand!!!!
11:30 AM · Oct 16, 2012
   
Twitter
THÉ S á g g i o
@IAMSageMcBride
Boat: Blow Out Another Thousand
5:28 PM · Dec 27, 2012
 
Facebook
El Arroyo is at El Arroyo.
April 14, 2023 at 12:41 PM · Austin, TX ·
Happy B.O.A.T. season! ☀️
(The following text is shown on the restaurant’s sign.—ed.)
IT’S B-O-A-T
SEASON: TIME TO
BUST OUT
ANOTHER THOUSAND

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