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Old 07-11-2006, 12:21 PM
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I'm on Lake Cumberland and there is a noticeable drop in the number of boats cruising the lake, especially performance boats. The dock hands say that instead of filling up like they used to, most of the people gassing up get $30 or $40 worth and just park it in a cove instead of cruising the lake.

There used to be 20 - 30 performance boats at the dam every Friday and Saturday night lining up to race each other. Now you are lucky to see even a handful of performance boats at the dam and they just park it.
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Old 07-11-2006, 12:35 PM
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Except the gas dock will be closed because he's the only customer left.
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how many boaters are loaing up their credit cards to pay for gas?...............m.m.......
That's funny -- a couple years back there was this guy (whom I'll leave nameless) that "partied like a rockstar" for two summers who's boat then quickly went into repo. He rolled his previous boat loan into the purchase of his 38 and then couldn't sell it after he max'd his ccards. When one of his buddies would "split" expenses, he'd take the cash, charge the purchases and then also spend the cash (w/ nothing in the bank to pay the ccard).

Hopefully, we won't be seeing more of this happening due to the fuel prices. However, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if it knocked ALL of the jet skiiers off the water!

Now we'll just have to work on a plan for the blow-boaters (aka sail boaters) whom love us "blowing" by them so much (no pun intended! ).
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:44 PM
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This will come up again in october..............too bad...............m.m.......
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Say what you will about sail boaters, I'm mounting a mast on my 31' Scarab.
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Say what you will about sail boaters, I'm mounting a mast on my 31' Scarab.
I see the logic... deep V acts as centerboard?
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Old 07-11-2006, 05:40 PM
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There was a boat at the Miami show quite a few years back that looked like a big open scarab with a teliscoping mast and sail on it.Stupidest thing i have ever seen.
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Gas on the water in Tampa is approaching $4 a gallon.
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Fuel prices are just the start of it, higher interest rates will follow VERY shortly
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