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Old 05-09-2004, 03:58 PM
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Let's just say if it gets any higher, the Minx will see more use this summer than the Formula.
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Old 05-09-2004, 04:17 PM
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1000 gal is 300. extra screwing for the yr.

Gas may come down before election, July-Aug?
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Old 05-09-2004, 04:32 PM
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It might alter some long range boating but I look at it this way, If Im burning gas Im using my boat which in turn means Im enjoying myself, and the more Im enjoying myself ,the better off I am. Just going to cost more this year
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I doubt you and GLH with new Tigers are gonna let them sit too much
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Old 05-09-2004, 06:25 PM
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Yes, I keep track of hours and gallons everytime I fill up. My boat has a '7 beam and is relatively light for a 24. Plus I have a stock MPI engine. It may sound hard to believe but it is true. I once went 160 miles according to my GPS on 55 gallons.
Hey Dave according to my calc thats 2.90909 mpg

The fact that it's 2+ gal might make me looks at options I've never bothered to IE ....
- Buying street gas and trucking it home.
- Investing in a few hunge gal tank at the house.
- Purchasing fuel with a Citi CC which offers 5% cash back up to $5000 in gasoline purchases. That equals $250 back in my pocket.

But it will not "keep me from boating as much as I want" Now if it hits $3 or ...... ?? it might. I don't have endless pockets. Question is what can we do about it?? RECORD profits reported at these companies and prices are still rising .05 / .10 a week ... UNfriggenREAL!

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Old 05-09-2004, 06:31 PM
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Im trailering the boat closer to ramps in the area I want to boat rather then running the 30 miles across Tpa Bay to get there. The wife overruled me this week and said she would rather spend an extra hour on the boat then in the truck. No problem here,I said. The weather was gorgeous though and that played a big part in her decision
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I'm not thrilled at the prices, but lack of free time is the thing that keeps me off the water. If i could boat at will, then the gas $$ thing might make me think, but if i can get out once every 3 weeks, i'll be glad to spend the $$
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Old 05-09-2004, 07:19 PM
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Don't let Too Old vote, we all know his idea of boating doesn't involve gas or water
 
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Hey Dave according to my calc thats 2.90909 mpg

That is correct. My GPH figures are averages. My average is in fact 10 GPH over about 350 hours. If I recall on that trip I was traveling faster than average for most of the 160 miles. I spend most of my time at about 3500 rpm which will give me about 50 MPH. I think the gas consumtion goes up exponentialy beyond 3500 rpms.

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Old 05-09-2004, 08:54 PM
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I may cut back on on long runs, but will not stop boating.
 
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