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Old 08-16-2005, 10:19 PM
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I take the baseball bat hit to the face at the tank.... and then go boating.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:35 PM
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As long as it's available I guess I'm not to worried. I'm running a much smaller boat than most of you guys and that was by design based on the economy. When it gets to the point that the gas is just available at the pumps, Than I'll get worried! But at that point we're all in the same basket, boat or no boat!
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:31 AM
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Yesterday at the fuel station

1.42 /Liter
Thats 1,75 $ / Liter or 6,65 $ / Gallon

Filling once the 250 gal tank is 1662,50 US $

You have to keep in mind that You guys are still very lucky to do not have European gas prices

All Goverments in Europe fill their holes with tax on fuel
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Old 08-17-2005, 07:39 AM
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Stock 496 H.O. At cruise burns about 35 gph @ 4,000 rpm, at WOT, 5,000 rpms it burns about 45-50
Those numbers sound high to me. It must depend a lot on the hull. I average 11 GPH, mostly cruising around 3500 rpms. At 3500 I'm going around 55 MPH.

Believe it or not, my boats gets around 5 MPG. I was planning to upgrade but I don't think that plan is on hold.
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Oh yeah....
If I own it Im gonna run it. If I run it Im gonna run it hard
I think the smaller boats are going to take a bigger hit on resale than the bigger high end boats....the guys running the big exotic stuff tend to be in a whole other "net worth" catagory than the most of us here. As long as the desire to boat for this small group of people is there they will pay whatever it takes.
The fuel prices do take a bit of fun out of it though.
i disagree , i look at listings all the time for these exotic boats and only a small portion is moving on the market. i read on here how people are taking mortgage out on there homes to purchase exotic chit , i would never use the roof over my family's head to subsidize a boat. i think alot of bigger boats are going to be on the market in the coming months , fuel is going to kill the market , i mean , look at the car , employee pricing ,you have a million new used cars out there now , well ,what about the other million that was already on the market? ain't worth chit..

i do agree on the "net worth club" they will pay that 6k + a month note on a boat no matter what. i'd say 97% of oso members would love to earn 6k a month......
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Those numbers sound high to me. It must depend a lot on the hull. I average 11 GPH, mostly cruising around 3500 rpms. At 3500 I'm going around 55 MPH.

Believe it or not, my boats gets around 5 MPG. I was planning to upgrade but I don't think that plan is on hold.

I would say they are right.
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Old 08-17-2005, 07:55 AM
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To the guy who said that he "only makes $100,000 a year."

WTF??????? ONLY????

Hey... on a lighter note... what about Boat pooling?

I go out lots of times by myself. Maybe if we started getting/giving rides to each other it would spread out the pain a little.
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The price of fuel will be the barometer on boat prices as interest rates are on housing prices.

If home loans rates are high the housing prices fall. If fuel prices are high the cost of boats (especially used) will fall.
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i had a 29 scarab with twin 350 mpis...that boat was awesome on fuel in comparison to my spectre, granted it was 30 mph slower. with 300x's at 5000rpm's(80mph) i'm burning 17 gph per motor at 6200 rpms 100mph++ i'm burning 35 gph per motor. i ran my scarab to AC and back 90 mile round trip and burned 65-70 gals (no flow meters) that same trip in the new sled is approx 115-120 gals. although the scarab only ran 69-72 the small blocks were awesome on fuel. also costing $17.00 per gallon for OIL....
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:09 AM
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buy hey ya know what...take your significant other out for dinner and drinks is $100.00-$125.00 so i guess its time for her to start putting the kitchen to use.
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