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Old 07-18-2008, 01:17 PM
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most of the gang I hang with always offers to kick in for fuel; I generally decline but am open to food and beverages which they bring in abundance. and as US1 said" friends don't friends quit boating" - Jeff
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most of the gang I hang with always offers to kick in for fuel; I generally decline but am open to food and beverages which they bring in abundance. and as US1 said" friends don't friends quit boating" - Jeff
Yeah, for some reason I have a hard time accepting money too, but I never pay for lunch or beverages. When we go out and raft up with a bunch of other boats, people always ask for rides and they want to go for a speed run.....last year was no problem, this year I have to limit it because the gas is going to kill me this summer. Then I always have my friends saying that they will give me 20 bucks for the ride, but I feel weird accepting it.

When I went on a poker run with one of my buddies (on his boat), I made him take money from me...he seriously wouldn't accept it, but I wasn't taking no for an answer either. No one has ever done that to me...
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I'd take the fuel expense over our bar tabs ANY day
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I have 2 that got out,But the muddy lake where on its stupid to have one here anyway, it only 4 miles wide

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I'd take the fuel expense over our bar tabs ANY day
I dunno....I hardly used my boat this year compared to usual and still managed to spend $3K in fuel so far.... I made two long runs and the rest was cruising locally....

fuel is fast becoming one of the added "expenses" of boating... Unless you're really well off than it doesnt matter but most people can't afford to spend $1K a weekend on fuel where it used to be about half or a few hundy less.

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I know times are not like they were, but I just jumped up to a 34' twin from a 23' single. As did my brother-in-law 31' SR1from 23 Rinker. My uncle jumped to a 330ss from a 28 Chris C. Another friend still has a 23 and can't hardly stand it. At work, I've got two buddies who don't have boats and are looking to buy this fall. One recently sold a 27' Formula - looking at Cigs.

However there is a 2 year old CrownLine down the street bought new, that has not seen the water this year. I don't think they are boaters.

It can be Addictive and Contagious. We are still Boating.
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I have been boating just as much as I ever have. Been on quite a few boat trips this year too and going on a few more.

1. South Haven Habor Fest
2. Torch Lake 4th of July
3. Chicago Poker Run
4. Sunsation Rally
5. Shoot out LOTO
6. Hardy Damn hot boat weekend
7. OSS races LOTO

Finally boating ever weekend in between that the weather allows for
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