Like Tree0Likes

how much is gas on the water where you boat

Reply
Old 05-26-2008, 10:45 AM
  #21
Registered
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Savannah
My Boats: 1999 spectre 30/ 98 Maxum cuddy
Posts: 749
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
5.17 - 93
5.03 - 87

St Pete Beach fl.
that is high....why exactly does gas cost more on the water....is it just because they can?
getchasum111 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2008, 11:33 AM
  #22
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,335
Default

It was 3.79 at the docks in Wellfleet, MA and 3.99 out on the road. I couldn't figure it out.
wananewboat is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2008, 11:40 AM
  #23
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
My Boats: 2004 29 Outlaw
Posts: 2,793
Default

Checked the pump yesterday when we put in, 4.10 for 87.
jmeng is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2008, 11:42 AM
  #24
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
My Boats: 2004 29 Outlaw
Posts: 2,793
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BOSSMAN View Post
You have to look at the difference in cost. If it went up a $1.50 a gal. it is only $150.00 more than last year. If your not up to that difference over the total cost of boating. Then leave it on the trailer.
Ditto. The extra $50 - $100 a weekend it cost me compared to last year doesn't make that much difference when you compare it to the boat note, insurance, storage, bar tab, etc. Whats the point of making money if you're not going to spend it.
jmeng is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2008, 12:00 PM
  #25
Registered
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 42
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BOSSMAN View Post
You have to look at the difference in cost. If it went up a $1.50 a gal. it is only $150.00 more than last year. If your not up to that difference over the total cost of boating. Then leave it on the trailer.
Your missing the point. Its more about priorities. Gas is up $1.50 to $2.00 on the water, but thats just the beginning. Gas is up $1.00 to $2.00 on the road, which makes commuting more expemsive, and it's driving up the prices of the necessities of life. Food, shipping, manufacturing. All goods and services. Most peoples incomes have not grown to keep pace, actually many have gone backwards. Most People have families to support, and unfortnately boating cannot be the priority . It is becoming more and more of a luxury that only a few can afford. I have noticed many people posting on this board seem to be divorced from this reality, but this is what is happening .
marinaseeker is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2008, 12:27 PM
  #26
Crazy Energy
Platinum Member
Trade Score: (4)
 
Velocity Vector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Oklahoma God's country no one else wants it.
My Boats: Old Skool 35' Ocean Express Cat 1700 HP
Posts: 4,340
Default

I was pumping gas in the summer of 1969. I don't think our price ever went over 25.9. During a gas war it went to 16.9 or 17.9. If you don't remember gas wars, the "company stations" would sell at a loss trying to force the independents out of business.

But look at the bright side, the minimum wage in 1969 was $1.60 Hr. and would buy you 8.88 gals. of gas per hr worked @ 0.18 per gal.

2008 minimum wages are clear up to $7.35 Hr. so now you can buy 1.83 gals. of gas per hr. worked @ $4.00 per gal.

Since the Gov. is helping fight inflation to minimum wagers out the I feel a lot better.
Velocity Vector is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2008, 12:35 PM
  #27
Registered
VIP Member
 
HotPursuit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Slidell,Louisiana
My Boats: 40 Skater
Posts: 1,783
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by marinaseeker View Post
Your missing the point. Its more about priorities. Gas is up $1.50 to $2.00 on the water, but thats just the beginning. Gas is up $1.00 to $2.00 on the road, which makes commuting more expemsive, and it's driving up the prices of the necessities of life. Food, shipping, manufacturing. All goods and services. Most peoples incomes have not grown to keep pace, actually many have gone backwards. Most People have families to support, and unfortnately boating cannot be the priority . It is becoming more and more of a luxury that only a few can afford. I have noticed many people posting on this board seem to be divorced from this reality, but this is what is happening .
WE get it!! I would love to own a gulf stream V and fly everyplace i want to travel to.I cant afford one so i fly on the airlines .The post on here are mostly true gas is the very cheap part of any kind of boating.7 boats in 30yrs and gas had not increased no were close to the price of the boat insurance & maintenace.
The extra cost will be added to goods and services or companys will not stay in business.Supply and demand controls the price it allways has.Let people stop drinking 7$ cup of starbucks and see how cheap it becomes. Just my 4 cents worth
HotPursuit is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
klaw
General Q & A
5
07-30-2008 07:30 PM
JCPERF
General Boating Discussion
57
04-23-2008 11:29 AM
Tim G.
General Boating Discussion
14
02-04-2003 10:14 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.