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Old 05-30-2008, 08:48 AM
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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.
I agree fund and I already get plenty of wise azz comments at the gas dock..
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Fox news had a report yesterday about people just letting their boats sit at the dock and get repoed instead of loosing their houses. They had a huge auction on the news with all these awesome yachts and they were saying the europeans were here scooping them up because their dollar was so strong. This isn't good! Got any spare peso's!!!
I saw that report as well. Boats are currently being repoed at a rate of nearly 4:1 to houses, and the Europeans are snatching them up at record rates, sometimes for 50% of the boat's actual value. They also stated that the European sales are nearing saturation, so the marinas and boat sales yards are near 97% storage capacity; no place to store them anymore.
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I agree fund and I already get plenty of wise azz comments at the gas dock..
What do you do? I am guessing that you pretty much ignore them and go on with your day.... but just curious.
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I saw that report as well. Boats are currently being repoed at a rate of nearly 4:1 to houses, and the Europeans are snatching them up at record rates, sometimes for 50% of the boat's actual value. They also stated that the European sales are nearing saturation, so the marinas and boat sales yards are near 97% storage capacity; no place to store them anymore.
Same thing is happening domestically. I see them heading down I-75 south from the detroit/downriver area... never to return again. I see boat ads down south that say "just got this one in from great lakes, freshwater boat."
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Putting a Dem in office will not lower the price of fuel. It is not Bush keeping us from drilling in the US it is the liberal tree hugging POS special interest groups that keep us from doing what we need to do for the good of the vast majority of Americans.

Not all in economy is cutting back. We still have a lot of building going on across the country. Yes it is slower but some of you act like the sky is falling, it is not. The fuel price stinks but you can blame a chunk on the oil speculators for driving up the price.

Bottom line is I am not selling my boat, truck or SUV so what it is worth currently has no effect on me. Everything will turn around and Obama or Clinton is not the answer.
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just wait till our elected officials pass Cap and Trade, (which they are currently trying to do) the EPA has estimated it will raise fuels prices by $1.50 a gallon.

People also fail to mention Europe probably averages 3-4 times the unemployment rate that we have. Are they the role model we want to follow?

we need to drill our own oil and build nuclear power plants.
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32 cents a gallon in Iran today.
34 cents in Saudi Arabia.
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The Chevron in my neighbor hood just raised their price from 4.09 to 4.19 in one day. .
Same thing happend here went from 3.69 to 3.85 overnight.
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Same thing happend here went from 3.69 to 3.85 overnight.
Overnight?? Wishfull thinking.

I went out to lunch a few days ago. $3.85. (Hess)
After lunch went to $3.89.. I thought I better get some tonight. Around 7:00 PM $3.91 Next day $3.95

I applied at the gas station for a job changing gas prices.

I have an interview Moday PM.
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Last thursday on the way to the lake, they raised the prices $.10 while I was puting $200 in the boat. Im glad I stopped when I did. That would have been another $5.

I downsized to a smaller single to save on gas, and I still managed to burn $400 just in the boat over the holiday.
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