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Old 08-01-2006, 01:27 PM
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On Saturday I had to wait for Billy to fill that pig up, then Chuck right behind him in the 42 OL.. Waited to take the boat off the lift for 30 minutes, then idled outside the gas dock for another 20 min. There was some dude with a center console tied up to the gas dock waiting for his company to get there. Someone finally asked him to pull away from the dock to let the others in. We got to the marina at 11 am and didn't head out to long island until 12-12:30.
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:28 PM
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I go to the local Shell truck stop, hand them my card and spend about 25-30 minutes pumping gas, 93 octane.

The owner is pretty cool though, he always tells me to get whatever ice I need + a soda on him. Helps make it a less painful experience
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:28 PM
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125 gallons was 45 mins. at the Flying J the other day... the pumps here all shut off at 50.00 on the crdit cards.Mississippi I guess I found out its not the credit card companys its the gas company's turning them off!!! I just pay cash all the time .The locall BP cuts off at 300.00 on cash when they just turn it on , she tought I had stoped it. I told her I wasnt half way yet 180 gph is fun


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Old 08-01-2006, 01:46 PM
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My boat holds 425 gallons of gas....I have run it down and filled up at the marina and put 380 gallon in it the other week...both tanks completely full. I spent $1398 and it took a long long time...around 30-35 minutes of pumping.
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:05 PM
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At $3.70 on the river it's worth pulling it up to the local station they let it run for as much as I need. Usually spend $500/$550 I go about 9:30/10:00 PM less traffic and pay $3.21/gal. I save around $75 and then pull it home (a couple of miles) clean it up and put it back in a day or two later.
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200 gallons a side. 400 total I was going on the highway on ramp then getting off on the next off ramp to turn the pig around. They block off the pump and wait for me to get back. I am on a first name bases and they always treat me real nice

I made a 3 foot exstension so now I can stretch the hose to the other side.

12 feet wide and from trailer pintle to drive guard is 59 feet.

$1400 fills it takes about a hour.

Driving the pig under 100 it will last about three times out.
Now that I have 12 hours on the engines were gonna
bring it to around 6400rpm. Then I should see the King Demons Suck some fuel.

Anyone got some money I can borrow for gas?
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:44 AM
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I have 3 tanks, so I can go down in the cabin and have sex while the gas is flowin'. Next time I fill up, I'm going to try to get someone else to come with me.
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:48 AM
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waay too long, then again there are only two pumps at the marina i go to on the lake and not to mention.....only pumps 89. the lake is down 11 feet and i cannot get the boat off the lift and onto the trailer to get 92+ right now so gotta make do. Are the Merc 8.1L 496 mag ho's safe to run on 89, because i really dont want to have to dock the boat until the get rain

i have been told that the 496 are made to run on 89. 91or 93 is just a waste of money.
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i have been told that the 496 are made to run on 89. 91or 93 is just a waste of money.
87, not 89
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Old 08-04-2006, 10:45 AM
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awesome, even better news. for some reason i thought i read the 496 mag HO's were 92 burners, but i'll take you'se guys words for it
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