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Old 07-13-2006, 10:47 PM
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I don't see as many people on the water this year as I did last. I also see more boats just rafted up than I use too.
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:32 AM
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Crude set another record yesterday......prices at the pump go up today!!
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how many boaters are loaing up their credit cards to pay for gas?...............m.m.......


Not me... cash or Debit card baby. CC's will kill ya.
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Old 07-14-2006, 11:37 AM
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Forget boats...

I'm buying guns and ammunition and then I'm going stockpile diesel fuel and gold.

I think that this is a short term problem (though that doesn't make filling up any easier these days). With the price of oil at an all time high, the oil industry has the motivation (and profits) to dig for more oil. Resources that were formerly off limits will become available. At some point they will start pumping more oil out of Iraq.

I continue to watch asking prices on boats and I haven't seen a big dip yet in prices.

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I am dealing with by upgrading from a 330 to a 475 hp motor and also by towing it with a drango that gets 6-8mpg when towing. I call everyone who doesn't run dock pirates.
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:51 AM
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The low dough market is hot.

Posted my 1987 CC Stinger260 with twin OMCs on boattrader last Monday and it is already gone. And I got what I wanted for it. 10 serious inquiries in the first week. Ad came down after 7 days.

20 year old Murray Chris Craft with 20 year old OMCs.
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Spoke to a friend last night. $4.20 a gallon on the water in Long Island, $4.60 gallon out on Block Island.
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The same product with the word "boat" on it costs twice as much.
Marina gas should be 6 bucks.
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The same product with the word "boat" on it costs twice as much.
Marina gas should be 6 bucks.
What's even more ironic is in NJ Marina's don't get charged road tax for fuel but the price is still 30% higher than on land.....
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The low dough market is hot.

Posted my 1987 CC Stinger260 with twin OMCs on boattrader last Monday and it is already gone. And I got what I wanted for it. 10 serious inquiries in the first week. Ad came down after 7 days.

20 year old Murray Chris Craft with 20 year old OMCs.
So are you going to remain boat-less? or are you considering something more economical?
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