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Old 04-25-2005, 07:58 PM
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Apparently I'm in the minority I guess. Fuel prices are dictacting whether or not I purchase another boat this summer.

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Old 04-25-2005, 08:00 PM
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Mines more like 3 gal. to the mile...............I have made my trips shorter and less speed...
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:08 PM
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Apparently I'm in the minority I guess. Fuel prices are dictacting whether or not I purchase another boat this summer.

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Hey Buck, we'll be in Silom playing golf again this weekend.
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:21 PM
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I have been thinking of turning a old trailer I have into a big gas can that I can refuel on all weekend, instead of paying for the marina gas??save about .40cent a gallon times that by at least 100 gallons a weekend it adds up. not to mention the gas I would burn going to and from the marina?? but its just a thought right now.

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I am so glad I sold my boat this week. I don't know if I'll get another right now


Between insurance and gas this is just the beginning.
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I plan on using my Tiger a little less and using the Checkmate with a 235 eggbeater more this year. Ill use the little boat to run around during the week or for quick joyrides and use the Tiger on the weekends. I also have considered accepting gas money from guests when offered. I have always had my own personal policy not to do so seeing that I was going to be using the boat with or without them. But now that it looks like gas will be closer to $4.00 a gallon than $3.00 on the lake Ill take any and all donations towards the gas bill. Hate to sound cheap, but i will not boat any less hours no matter what the cost is. Its mental therapy to me
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Old 04-25-2005, 09:22 PM
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Hey Buck, we'll be in Silom playing golf again this weekend.
I've still got your cell number Bubba. Unless it's changed? I'll give you a call and see if we can hook up at the Hill.

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Old 04-25-2005, 09:51 PM
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That study was bull$hit and was a marketing ploy by the mfgs. I got out of the big block twins and am heading back to a single outboard with a center console sport fisher. I got 1 mpg with the T502s and it killed me last year. It does and will effect sales and it will hurt bad when it hits $3 per gallon. I was tired of asking for 4 people to pitch in $100 just for a trip across lake MI, thats 170 miles and $400 easy. It is a damn shame that this has to happen, I got lucky to sell mine, now I need to get looking, I have a few ideas and may go back to the Zodiac. It was 100% of why I sold and 100% what I will end up buying. Yes I am a die hard boater and I will always be on the water but I will not be a slave to fuel and wonder and worry where prices are going and how far or fast I can travel. This sucks and I am pissed (if you could not tell)
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I WILL STICK TO TRAILERING TO THE BOAT RAMPS SHORT RIDES WFO
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When we go out to eat by boat we would say lets go get a $100 grouper sandwich. Now it's a $125 sandwich. Damn expensive fish.
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