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Old 05-29-2007, 07:22 PM
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i am not going to let the oil companys or opec mess with something i love to do.the hell w/all of them.its only $$ and you cannot take it w/you.
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Diesel boats are looking alot better.
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It was just a wave runner this weekend for us. The high prices have slowed me down. Boating is sadly going to become only for the extremely wealthy. Glad I enjoyed it for the past 10 years,

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i have always done alot of rafting cause i know alot of people with big cruisers and just plain big boats. i am still out every weekend i just dont go for as many long rides.
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Not in the least bit.
It's only money. Whens the last time you seen a Brinks truck following a hurst? Can't take it with ya, spend it all.
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I think it has for alot of people. I think with insurance prices and gas prices you will see alot more under 30 single engine boats. The Extreme with the 496 gets GREAT gas mileage and still runs 83 being a 29'6" boat.

Mike, We missed you guy's out at Rookers on Sunday. We had a great time. A few centers out ther with trip 300's.....Dave
Hey Wardy, wife and I really thought about going but those pesky gas prices! We stay home and rested and watched the F1 race from Monaco, then the Indy 500 race...went to dinner and saw the last 100 laps of the NASCAR race! We went out on Sunday got gas...again....arrrgh and stayed in Tampa Bay.
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Great reply's everyone. For me I guess I am changing and would rather spend my money on other things than just gas for the boat. Fo the last 7 months I am doing less and less boating and have been taking my car to Sebring for track days and to auto cross events. I spend my money still on gas but also tires and brakes and alignments too. It's still a family type of thing and a lot of fun. I will say this...boat company's, boat dealers and local boat clubs better get there act together because with the cost of boat ownership going through the roof there are a lot of people getting out of boating. Just different choices for me lately.
My Fountain 38TE is up for sale so I'll see what happens.
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Yesterday evening I was driving with my wife and we drove by a little 18ft. center console with a small outboard...

Jokingly she said, "There ya go buy that, it's probably cheap!" I said; "I bet it would probably cost less to buy that boat flat out and use it all summer than it would cost to put fuel in the Apache for the season." She said' "Great, lets do it." I said; "Nah". She asks why? I said; "Cause that wouldn't be any fun!"
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It was just a wave runner this weekend for us. The high prices have slowed me down. Boating is sadly going to become only for the extremely wealthy. Glad I enjoyed it for the past 10 years,

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you are so right 27fountain.before long it will be a rich boy or trust fund boy sport.
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Not in the least bit.
It's only money. Whens the last time you seen a Brinks truck following a hurst? Can't take it with ya, spend it all.
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