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Old 08-16-2005, 12:59 PM
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Since I am just going to be getting back on the water this weekend I plan to just run a little slower and run a little less. Instead of going to the other end of the lake and back a couple times, I will go to the other end of the lake, have a bite to eat, then back home. It would have to cost me a LOT more then it does now to get me to out right stop. Gas is STILL the cheapest part of boating for the most part......

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Old 08-16-2005, 01:00 PM
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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 never said "I" stopped running like hell.
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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.

5 bucks a gallon would paralyze the entire country....
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I didn't mean YOU Brandon.... everybody knows the more we pay the more you make.
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5 bucks a gallon would paralyze the entire country....
it would get a lot of the idiots off the road, traffic would be much lighter.....
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Old 08-16-2005, 01:07 PM
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with the sharp rise of gas prices, you should be able to find some good deals on bigger boats/HP....
I'm wondering if the bottom will fall out of big block boats at some point. but, like others have said, fuel is the least expensive part of boating. and you cant put a price on therapy.

a fast cat with outboards may end up cheaper in the long run at some point even after paying the high insurance cost. never owned an outboard boat before. better gas mileage?
someone with more gray matter then me should do a study on the subject. hydro?
 
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it would get a lot of the idiots off the road, traffic would be much lighter.....

Maybe you should look at the hybrid motors for your new boat.....JC could get you set up
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it would get a lot of the idiots off the road, traffic would be much lighter.....
and cut pollution! The cops would have to make a choice on if they want to chase me, or save gas.
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I'm wondering if the bottom will fall out of big block boats at some point. but, like others have said, fuel is the least expensive part of boating. and you cant put a price on therapy.

a fast cat with outboards may end up cheaper in the long run at some point even after paying the high insurance cost. never owned an outboard boat before. better gas mileage?
someone with more gray matter then me should do a study on the subject. hydro?
pm tantrum, i think he did that exact study....
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I once said at $3.00 a gallon , I'll put my boat on the front lawn and plant flowers in it
It's getting close to that here
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