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    Xtreme Cooler Test Dumby Platinum Member Need-the-Speed's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1997 Fountain 24 CS, 2002 31 Fiesta Vee, 2005 Xtreme Cooler ATC
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    Sep 2001
    Watkins Glen, New York
    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    Twins do NOT necessarily burn twice the fuel in mpg's as a single. It depends on the engine hp and efficiency of each engine and each boat.
    I had the same gas concern when I owned my 29 Outlaw. So I sold the boat. It was a pretty upsetting day for me as the wife and kids loved it. Shortly afterward I picked up a 29 Fever with a single 500 EFI. I don't regret the decision a bit. As a matter of fact I think the Fountain is much more fun to drive. Fuel MPG is actually just a touch better but the service work is way CHEAPER. The top speed usually the same and in some water 2 -3 mph faster. (thanks Reggie) Only one motor and drive to oil change, change plugs, winterize, etc. etc. Only one Whipple Charger to buy... Only one XR drive to buy... I'm sure if I did my own maintainence it wouldn't be a big deal but it's all certified Mercury mech for this kid.
    Last edited by Need-the-Speed; 04-04-2007 at 10:18 AM.

  2. #42
    Registered Maritime_Eng's Avatar
    My Boats:
    30 Doug Wright, 24 Aronow Cat Open Bow
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    Nov 2003
    Cape Coral, FL
    Quote Originally Posted by sleek1 View Post
    I wouldn't sell, your boat is paid off. You won't get as nice a boat after depreciation. I'd find away to come up with the gas money, run less/float more. And like one of the guys said already all day entertaining kids=one day of gas money.
    I agree with Sleek. If its paid for I keep what you have.

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    SeaRay Sundancer Gold Member tblrklakemo's Avatar
    My Boats:
    In the Slow Lane
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    Nov 2005
    SW Missouri
    On any given day we only run the boat 45-60 minutes. Find a nice spot and sit for the day. I just dont see gas prices as a major factor in the way I boat......if anything I will try to drive my truck less. If you enjoy it, continue to do it. If it really does break your bank than dont.

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    Registered chuck21401's Avatar
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    Feb 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    You could always buy one of these...

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    Charter Member #655 Charter Member dyno's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1993 Sonic 31ss
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    Dec 2000
    Holland, Michigan
    I'd rather swim
    If your boat has a sail do you ride a horse to the ramp?

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