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Old 08-16-2005, 12:09 PM
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I had a wave runner once, they are like fat chicks and mopeds, fun to ride, but you don't want to let your friends see you on one!

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Old 08-16-2005, 12:11 PM
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Gas prices suck, but you can't just not use your boat when you are still paying for it, paying for the insurance, etc.....
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:15 PM
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I had a wave runner once, they are like fat chicks and mopeds, fun to ride, but you don't want to let your friends see you on one!



One of these days it will no longer be that - "gas is the cheapest part of boating" .
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You can never put a price on it
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:20 PM
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63 hours on the boat last year only 33 so far this year.. Last year used the jet ski's 3 times per week, now only 1-2... Planned to do Lake George, 1000 islands and lake champlain fun run but can't afford 600.00 in fuel for truck and boat for one weekend of boating. we stay local and plan our trips more carefully.

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Old 08-16-2005, 12:49 PM
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Bingo.

Also, it's your choice if you want to run like hell. Throwing an anchor out and cracking a cold one doesn't require fuel.
I third that.

Gas prices have seriously dampened my interest in getting a larger boat. Anybody else stop shopping because of the increased price in gas?
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As the price goes up, I run the engine less. But most of my "boating" time is with the engine off in a raftup.
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with the sharp rise of gas prices, you should be able to find some good deals on bigger boats/HP....
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Throwing an anchor out and cracking a cold one doesn't require fuel.
It has been interesting to see this attitude (which I agree with BTW) coming from guys who have spent so much to get those last couple miles an hour out of their boats.

I ran around at 50 mph last season. (top speed.)

Yesterday I went to get gas and on the way there and back I tried to see how slow I could go and still stay on plane.

It is pretty much 2800 rpms on each engine and about 33 mph.

I think that this is my new top speed.
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Old 08-16-2005, 12:59 PM
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If you can't swing an extra $1K or $2K on gas per season, one might argue you really can't afford the hobby in the first place.
That's THIS season.
If it was going up THIS season only it wouldn't be so bad.
At the current rate of gasoline inflation (70 cents since Jan) which is roughly 1.30 per year... next season will be $4.30 and the following will be $5.60
At the CURRENT rate of inflation (most folks expect a faster rise) gas will be about $7.00 per gallon the summer of 2008.

That would be an extra 5k per season within 3 years for a three year total of about 10k extra.
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