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Old 07-28-2006, 02:53 PM
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Perf boaters shouldn't complain about gas prices anyway, considering their mass consumption of gas for recreational purposes increases the demand, the price, and our dependence on foreign oil.

Would be hypocritical.
Actually we are expediting them into finding a solution...
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Since when did it become an OSO rule that each of us must defend, or promote our personal decisions and finances on this website. For those who deem performance boating too much of an expense for them at this time, I understand and respect your decision. For those who remain comfortable with the cost of this experience, I'll repeat what I've been told several times by OSO members on other threads .... just buy bigger!
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I am actively looking to replace a 31' V with twins with something larger, in a high quality unit, and I still see 2/3 of the sellers who think their stuff is made of gold, as soon as they find out you are a serious buyer they try and jack up the price, all that mess.

It may be rough for SOME, but for most, nohting has really changed...
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Since when did it become an OSO rule that each of us must defend, or promote our personal decisions and finances on this website. For those who deem performance boating too much of an expense for them at this time, I understand and respect your decision. For those who remain comfortable with the cost of this experience, I'll repeat what I've been told several times by OSO members on other threads .... just buy bigger!
I checked the rules and that one isn't there.

So... perhaps individuals are commenting on their personal decisions related to finances not because it is an OSO rule, but rather because they are a factor in the downturn being epxerienced by the power boat industry.

I certainly don't begrudge people who have money to burn.
Those folks will actually help extend the long decline of the industry longer and defer the end until later.
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....Those folks will actually help extend the long decline of the industry longer and defer the end until later.
The end of that industry... Pretty bold.

You better start spending time on lawnbowlingonly.com then.
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Everytime theres a spike in fuel prices everyone starts talking about the end.. Those who supposedly know tell us there is 50-100 years of sludge left in the ground .. As long as we continue our present policy in the middleeast, we should be all set for a while. And just think, once we nuke Iran well be using oil to flush our toilets ..
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I certainly don't begrudge people who have money to burn. Those folks will actually help extend the long decline of the industry longer and defer the end until later.
In a country that has thriving businesses built on services to mow and fertilize your lawn, clean your pool, shovel your driveway (if your one of us northerners), press your shirts, cook your food, wash your car, change your oil, raise your kids and many other things that people continue to pay through the ass for rather than do themselves, I highly doubt boats are in any danger of becoming extinct because of the costs associated with owning them. I would bet most typical boat owners could pay for nearly all of there fuel in a year by eating at home one additional time per week.
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