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Old 05-29-2008, 03:24 PM
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The big picture.
Making a special trip to the store for cigs and beer. 1 Gal.
Buying Benson & Heges at 4.75 instead of Marlboro for 3.50
Getting a 12 pack of Hieny for 14.75 instead of a case of Bud for the same. Cocktails at the parties (B&B on the rocks) instead of a 7&7, or rum and coke. The drinks looks the same... I drive about 50M-60M a year. at 15 MPG (if I'm lucky) thats $1000 difference between 3.75 or 4.05 per gal.
Staying at the Hyatt or Omni at Poker runs instead of Holliday Inn. We all going to spend what we want and when we want, no matter how much we bltch about it.
Skipping one Poker Run or a biking event and I'm even.
It's the long term of this messed up Gov. and economy I'm worry about. I lost more on my investements in the past year to cover up to $10.00per gal. of gas. All my mutual funds, etc. are in the toilet. IT's EVERYTHING that hurts. Not just the gas.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:41 PM
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Maybe come nov I can buy a Scarab AVS for pennies on the dollar.
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Europe has been paying twice what we are now for awhile!
I am so sick of people making that statement!!! Yes, in Europe fuel is twice as much,but thats how they
fund all thier social programs. Their property taxes are like 100 bucks a year instead of 10k. Also
most countries have socialized medicine in Europe. Here,(you) or your employer pays which has
a direct affect on wages. Apples to Oranges.
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I bite my toungue as I coment here. WTF has the government got to do with the price of gas? If anything they have held the price down for a long time! Europe has been paying twice what we are now for awhile! I'm just like everyone else and want cheap gas!

The thing people need to do is do their part! I'm trying! I can buy the gas to do what I have always done. But this situation pisses me off. I'm tired of feeding the ARABS! I am doing the best I can to use as little gas as I can. If everyone would do the same it would make a big difference! I am squeaking 20MPG outta my Suburban(when I need it for Bus.) and got 14 towing my 260 legend powerquest! Just gotta slow down a little! I ran a short course at the Lake Hartwell Pokerrun and didn't run balls out cause I didn't wanna feed the Arabs! I only burned $150 worth a gas in the boat and ran the boat 2 days before the run!

Wake up America! It's time ta show the Arabs we can do without....if ya don't we'll be payin $10 a gallon! WTF I guessd my legs can used some exercise and I will get out my bike!
Goverment has everything to do for the price of gas (OIL)!!! It's called DRILLING or allowing DRILLING!! REFINERIES or allowing for refineries to be built. And if you do your share and use less, guess what production is cut and your in the same boat as before. WAKE UP GOVERMENT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE PRICE OF OIL.
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:53 PM
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I sell cars, and I can say YES, people are dumping them at a ridiculous pace right now.

At one point monday, we had an Explorer, 3 Xterras, and a Grand Cherokee getting appraised for trade at the same time. Wow.
In Michigan alone I read where about as many boats were in repo as homes were being foreclosed on.

No money/no boating.

Gas is only part of the issues boaters are faced with.
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I am so sick of people making that statement!!! Yes, in Europe fuel is twice as much,but thats how they
fund all thier social programs. Their property taxes are like 100 bucks a year instead of 10k. Also
most countries have socialized medicine in Europe. Here,(you) or your employer pays which has
a direct affect on wages. Apples to Oranges.
Amazing how little most really understand these days.
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LOL! Guess I got smacked a few times for my post! Yes I know they pay more tax...but they also pay more pretax!

Yes...I believe we should produce our own oil and be self-sufficient! The other side of that is why not burn everybody elses and when it's gone start burning ours! There is a finite amount of oil available.

I believe we are in a testing time right now. It's time ta show em we don't need so much of their oil. If everyone would just cut back some it would make a difference! The prop in the oil is cavitating right now! Back off the throtte and let it get a bite! Then open her back up!
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There is some serious ironic humor in a post about 6mpg in cars making all the difference on a website devoted to people who burn 30-60 gallons per hour to go get a poker hand and some beers.
errr... the number of offshore powerboats compared to number of cars...
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I call BS, you don't know how to keep the speed down.
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You are right, it is very ironic. however: Despite our hobby's need for large amounts of fuel it is still a small percentage nationally when compared to fuel used in private cars and trucks.
Absolutely. Statistically... a drop in a bucket.
Still kind of funny.
And the serious side is that while you and I know the numbers, to the avergae person perf boaters could be seen in an unrealistic light as far as their part of contributing to the overall problem. I think that it is important for perf boaters to be aware of this perception, and it's potential increase in the future. I can see a time when a person pulling a perf boat with a large towing vehicle will be fairly seriously persecuted by the non-boating public at large. Some good PR is in order.
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