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Old 02-22-2008, 10:19 PM
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Heck I'll be paying more for new props this year than I'll spend on fuel...It's just part of the game...no problem....Then again if I had the money I'd be riding around in a Lear Jet burning a years worth of fuel in an hour and telling everyone to decrease their Carbon Footprint....

LOL...just noticed it..."Fortius" you might want to get a boat that's a little longer than two feet (24")...you can't be burning that much gas, what a pint a weekend....lol

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I have been reading these pages and been wondering,that you guys are not specially concerned about fuel prices and fuel consumption.Speed boating is an expensive hobby and is coming more.The topics here are everything else.Of course everything can't be measured in money especially ones hobby, but anyway.What is boat industry doing?You can't see any answers at boat shows.They put 3-4 a' 300 hp outboards to the transom.The industry is waiting,that the legislation is determining their direction.When the oil price continues its way up,speed boating comes impossible with present kind of energy wasting engines.Are speed boats dinosaurus of this age,have they come to the end of their way?Hummer is like Prius in comparision with a boat consuming 90 gph. Fuel prices are of course a piece of all costs,but a growing one and which is reminding every time you fill you tanks.

I only try to make sense to myself why to change my 24" speed boat to bigger one unless it is at least with diesel engines.

How about posting in English for the love of God.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:28 PM
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We spend about 300 or so a weekend (anywhere from 250-350).... probably get out about 40 weekends a year (I kid you not!). About $12,000 a year - just look at it as a long vacation!
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Move to Ohio and you could cut that fuel bill in half...
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We spend about 300 or so a weekend (anywhere from 250-350).... probably get out about 40 weekends a year (I kid you not!). About $12,000 a year - just look at it as a long vacation!
Damn I need to move to Fl. At least you have 12 weekends to work on your boat
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Boating is not my only hobby but the fuel prices have affected the amount of time I go boating. I usually do around 120-150hrs a year. In 2007 I did a total of 38hrs.
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How about posting in English for the love of God.
While he's a likely foreigner, his english is better than my........(spanish/french/german/etc). Make fun of his questions if you want, someone TRYING to learn english should be off-limits IMO.
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the guy asked a question. all he wants is an answer. so give it to him. i dont care if you have a million dollar boat or a 24" boat. you all have *****ed at the pump. dont give me if you have to ask you cant afford it chit. you all ask. this is for fun!!! you pay what you can. there are many different financial groups here and it affects you all. its the love that gets you all here and keeps you here.
my answer is , yes i slowed down and dont go as far but im still down there every weekend. as said before i work hard all week for the weekend cause thats what is worth it to me.
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the guy asked a question. all he wants is an answer. so give it to him. i dont care if you have a million dollar boat or a 24" boat. you all have *****ed at the pump. dont give me if you have to ask you cant afford it chit. you all ask. this is for fun!!! you pay what you can. there are many different financial groups here and it affects you all. its the love that gets you all here and keeps you here.
my answer is , yes i slowed down and dont go as far but im still down there every weekend. as said before i work hard all week for the weekend cause thats what is worth it to me.
Yep, there was some *****ing... but since the highest we paid was a bit over 4 and now are paying 3.80ish we justify it and call it "cheap" <sarcastically> and all is good - its our #1 hobby and escape from the work-week. Keeps us sane but we haven't slowed down or changed the habits... yet. We'll all see what the future holds - this was the first year I personally made friends cough up some cash here and there.

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Sounds like you need a Sailboat
That's funny!
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