View Poll Results: Gas Prices
Yes
52
39.69%
No
75
57.25%
Group money
4
3.05%
Voters: 131. You may not vote on this poll

Like Tree0Likes

Gas Prices

Reply
Old 05-09-2004, 09:03 PM
  #21
Registered
 
buck183's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Siloam Springs, Ar.
My Boats: 1989 Cigarette Bullet
Posts: 4,655
Default

An average day of boating for us is $20-$40 in gas. Prices won't affect my boating no more gas than I use in a day.

I am gonna complain about prices though. Won't be happy until they get down where they need to be. Ridiculous IMO.

Buck
buck183 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2004, 09:07 PM
  #22
Registered
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
My Boats: You can't boat on an ICE FLOW
Posts: 1,129
Default

Diesel is the way to go. My 37 AT would get 1 to 1.25 MPG while cruising. It had 500 EFI's. New boat (maybe) gets the same, weighs twice as much has two state rooms, two heads, 6'7" headroom and a garage for a waverunner

Fuel prices will not keep me off the water
h2owarrior is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2004, 09:10 PM
  #23
Registered
 
VT32SSR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lake Champlain,Vermont
My Boats: 08 Sunsation SSR LTD -07 Donzi ZR 38 Ilmor V10s
Posts: 405
Default

Gas prices dont play much of a role,when summer is three months long.Winters are long here in Vermont.Were out as much as possible,once the water warms up.........

CHEAP FUN.....
VT32SSR is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2004, 09:35 PM
  #24
Registered
 
Downtown42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: 1 Flu Ovr KuKos Nest-WI
My Boats: 2005 42' Fountain SOLD
Posts: 9,950
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by h2owarrior
Diesel is the way to go. . New boat (maybe) gets the same, weighs twice as much has two state rooms, two heads, 6'7" headroom and a garage for a waverunner


Fine but it won't go as fast
Downtown42 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2004, 09:43 PM
  #25
Registered
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
My Boats: You can't boat on an ICE FLOW
Posts: 1,129
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Downtown42
Fine but it won't go as fast
It's true. Top speed is 40 mph.
h2owarrior is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2004, 09:54 PM
  #26
Registered
 
Spectre Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Smith Mountain Lake, VA
My Boats: 2002 Spectre 36
Posts: 30
Default

My fiend just picked up a gorgeous 43' Nortech with 875 K.E.s last week. This boat is an ocean liner, but it is truly one hell of a boat. Heloves the boat s much, he can't stop driving it. He said he filled it up on Tuesday. That's 300 gallons folks..... and he drove it as much as he could and had to fill it up on again on Friday. He drove it all day Saturday and Sunday (up and down the lake and down and up the lake over and over) and said he will probably have to fill it up on Monday. Holy Sh*t Batman!
Spectre Man is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2004, 11:16 PM
  #27
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Thread Starter
 
CAP071's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 16,430
Default

When you can afford a 43' Nortech I don't think ANY gas price would bother you
CAP071 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2004, 01:02 AM
  #28
Charter Member # 55
Charter Member
 
Griff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Omaha
My Boats: .......32............. ...............Active Thunder....
Posts: 15,752
Default

I doubt it''ll have any effect on actual boating time. I'll just be using more 4 letter words as I'm at the pump filling it.

Not to mention, a couple of my regular passengers always kick in nicely for fuel. Its never required, but always appreciated.
Griff is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2004, 06:52 AM
  #29
Registered
 
ofshore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: SE, Michigan
Posts: 933
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Griff
I doubt it''ll have any effect on actual boating time. I'll just be using more 4 letter words as I'm at the pump filling it.

Not to mention, a couple of my regular passengers always kick in nicely for fuel. Its never required, but always appreciated.

Same here, we only get a few months of boating so the prices won't stop me from going out every chance i get plus everyone usually pitches in
ofshore is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2004, 07:38 AM
  #30
Registered
 
toolman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Pennington, NJ/Delaware river/Upper Chesapeake bay
My Boats: 94 Formula 303SR1
Posts: 357
Default

Would a boycott against Exxon/Mobil help at all? I am a stockholder but these prices are getting crazy!!! Plus I don't plan on selling that stock anytime soon anyway.

There must be something we can do to stop these oil companies from gouging us like this!

PS I usually buy my gas at the local no-name gas stations anyway.
toolman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
nova26
General Boating Discussion
79
06-11-2008 06:27 AM
Superbabi
Superboat
6
09-07-2005 11:56 AM
HOUSTONPROP
General Q & A
9
05-11-2004 12:50 AM
mpally
General Boating Discussion
20
02-06-2003 06:25 PM
Team V
General Boating Discussion
17
03-17-2002 11:28 AM



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 10:20 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.