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ski_patrol_72
09-02-2005, 11:00 AM
Thats right, doing the math with $1.32 per liter for regular fuel equals 5 per gallon. If you use premium fuel at $1.48 per liter that works out ot be $5.62 per gallon. That hurts up here in Canada, and we make the stuff. Hmmmm, what if i convert my boat to diesel, kidding.

east tx skier
09-02-2005, 11:01 AM
Go bio-diesel while you're at it. Remember "Mr. Fusion" from Back to the Future?

ski_patrol_72
09-02-2005, 11:55 AM
Go bio-diesel while you're at it. Remember "Mr. Fusion" from Back to the Future?


Where would you mount the "flux capacitor"

Scot
09-02-2005, 12:55 PM
Where would you mount the "flux capacitor"

I modified my Seadoo.... She puts out a sweet 1.21 Jigawatt

Rockman
09-02-2005, 01:13 PM
I modified my Seadoo.... She puts out a sweet 1.21 Jigawatt

That is SWEET!

east tx skier
09-02-2005, 03:00 PM
"What the hell is a jiggawatt?" I guess you don't ski in nice weather, eh?

/nice flux capacitor.

Maristar210
09-03-2005, 12:09 AM
Thats right, doing the math with $1.32 per liter for regular fuel equals 5 per gallon. If you use premium fuel at $1.48 per liter that works out ot be $5.62 per gallon. That hurts up here in canda, and we make the stuff. Hmmmm, what if i convert my boat to diesel, kidding.

I can't feel sorry for you if you cannot even spell the country you are from......"canda"........................ ***?

richardsoncd
09-03-2005, 12:55 AM
At least you have gas, we are all out down here in Georgia. Therefore, no skiing on the last weekend of summer.

H20skeefreek
09-03-2005, 07:59 AM
At least you have gas, we are all out down here in Georgia. Therefore, no skiing on the last weekend of summer.
bro, you are in georgia, this is not the last weekend of the summer.

ski_king
09-03-2005, 09:36 AM
Sneak peak of prototype Fusion-Star

sorry about the poor quality of photo, you know how spy pictures tend to be...

erkoehler
09-03-2005, 10:16 AM
I just bought 5-5 gallon gas cans and am going to fill them up. I found one station that is sub $3 and am going to take advantage of that today. Boat, Truck, Car, and gas cans all topped off by tonight.

6ballsisall
09-03-2005, 10:21 AM
Slight fuel price drop here from what it was a few days ago. 87 octane is down to $3.19 however I did find one station a little further in town that had it at $2.99

I probably fill up the boat sometime this weekend.

erkoehler
09-03-2005, 10:25 AM
I have had a rough week for gas:

Tuesday Night: Truck, $65.00
Wednesday Morning: Malibu, $65.00
Wednesday Afternoon: Mastercraft, $59.22
Wednesday Afternoon: Truck, $30.00

Total: $219.22 in a matter of less than 24 hours.


Wednesday evening when I saw my bank account :cry:


Oh, and both boats are now on E!

bigmac
09-03-2005, 10:31 AM
I have had a rough week for gas:

Tuesday Night: Truck, $65.00
Wednesday Morning: Malibu, $65.00
Wednesday Afternoon: Mastercraft, $59.22
Wednesday Afternoon: Truck, $30.00

Total: $219.22 in a matter of less than 24 hours.


Wednesday evening when I saw my bank account :cry:


Oh, and both boats are now on E!I just had 150 gallons of premium non-oxygenated delivered to my portable fueler. $490!

($2.91/gallon + state and federal taxes)

I'm glad I didn't opt for the 500 gallon in-ground tank I had originally planned on years ago.

erkoehler
09-03-2005, 10:33 AM
Yeah, but that is going to last you.....I should be right about where you are at in 8 hours.

5-5gal cans
2-boats
1-truck
1-car

All waiting to be fed..... :mad:

6ballsisall
09-03-2005, 10:35 AM
Gotta pay to play Erk ;)

Just kidding, i hear you. These prices do suck!! HOwever, I'd take these prices anyday over being one of the victims of the Katrina disaster

bigmac
09-03-2005, 10:39 AM
Yeah, but that is going to last you.....I should be right about where you are at in 8 hours.

5-5gal cans
2-boats
1-truck
1-car

All waiting to be fed..... :mad:

Technically, I can't use the non-oxygenated fuel in my on-road vehicles. I have an "understanding" with my oil company that I am a "marina". Nevertheless, 150 gallons doesn't go that far when we're talking garden tractor, boats, quads and motorcycles. On second thought, maybe I should regret not getting that in-ground tank... :(

Jayc
09-05-2005, 02:21 AM
Is propane any cheaper for you guys rather than gasoline?
Here in the UK we run our boat on propane (we call it LPG) because its half the cost of petrol (gas).

Its also a far cleaner fuel so its good for the engine and good for the lake.

6ballsisall
09-05-2005, 09:47 AM
Is propane any cheaper for you guys rather than gasoline?
Here in the UK we run our boat on propane (we call it LPG) because its half the cost of petrol (gas).

Its also a far cleaner fuel so its good for the engine and good for the lake.


Seen it ran on some company vehicles. Never thought about converting it though. Any pics on where you put the tank? Hows the performance with it? Company trucks seemed to be a little less powerful with it.

sizzler
09-05-2005, 10:22 AM
tank normally replaces the gas tank....its cylindrical because of the high pressure..you apparently lose 10% of the power....most tanks are only 100ltres tho'..........

Leroy
09-05-2005, 10:59 AM
Do be careful, not to mention smelling up you Durango, if you are in a crash :eek:

I just bought 5-5 gallon gas cans and am going to fill them up.

erkoehler
09-05-2005, 11:51 AM
I'll be sure to take my Dad's car :D

Jayc
09-06-2005, 07:52 AM
Yeah the tanks in the rear and replaces the normal fuel tank. 120L tank on mine does be two days of riding say 4 hours a day.

You lose a tiny bit of power but not much. Maybe 2 MPH off top end, no noticeable loss on acceleration.

Could never afford to run my MC in the UK without cheap propane!

mrcrowson
09-06-2005, 10:32 AM
All this gas talk here is what I got this morning in an email. :D :uglyhamme

east tx skier
09-06-2005, 10:45 AM
Word here is that it's peaked. By the way, ask me how much I love the new-to-me 2000 Accord SE I bought on Friday for less than its trade-in value.

And another thing, was everybody's lake as deserted as ours was this labor day weekend. But for a few fisherman and the occassional pontooner, we had glass or close to it all weekend long.

Danimal
09-06-2005, 11:06 AM
My lake was freakin' packed. I called off skiing until 6pm when everyone went home and the lake turned into butter. I really thought the prices would keep people away but it did not. Just as many crazy people as us out there.

east tx skier
09-06-2005, 11:46 AM
We were amazed. On Saturday, we figured they'd be out on Sunday. On Sunday, we guessed Monday was the day. On Monday, we took more advil and kept after it.

dmac
09-06-2005, 11:55 AM
My lake was freakin' packed. I called off skiing until 6pm when everyone went home and the lake turned into butter. I really thought the prices would keep people away but it did not. Just as many crazy people as us out there.
Ours was the same way, freakin crazy. There are folks who only hit the lake on labor day and their boat driving skills (or absence of them) clearly show. The marina was getting $3.70 per gallon for 89 octane and they stayed busy all 3 days. I'm looking forward to next weekend when the traffic will be a lot less.

djhuff
09-06-2005, 01:06 PM
There are folks who only hit the lake on labor day and their boat driving skills (or absence of them) clearly show.

Yep, I got hit by one of these while I was loading. He got completely sideways on his trailer and.... GAVE IT GAS!!! I pushed him back and he
DID IT AGAIN!! We have a court date coming up in October as he was being unreasonable with my requests to work it out.

Cary K.
09-06-2005, 01:11 PM
Yep, I got hit by one of these while I was loading. He got completely sideways on his trailer and.... GAVE IT GAS!!! I pushed him back and he
DID IT AGAIN!! We have a court date coming up in October as he was being unreasonable with my requests to work it out.

Dang Matt, that really sucks. Hope everything works out for you.

east tx skier
09-06-2005, 02:36 PM
That stinks, Matt.

jraben8
09-06-2005, 02:40 PM
That's terrible. The first time could be an accident, the second time is pure ignorance.

dmac
09-06-2005, 02:45 PM
Yep, I got hit by one of these while I was loading. He got completely sideways on his trailer and.... GAVE IT GAS!!! I pushed him back and he
DID IT AGAIN!! We have a court date coming up in October as he was being unreasonable with my requests to work it out.
That bites. I was parked at the marina yesterdayand our local mechanic was looking at a deck boat for the owner who had rammed the starbord front corner into something. Whatever he it he did it well.

The area was pretty tight so when he was ready to leave and started turning that thing this way and that, I told him to wait and I would get out of his way. He said I was fine, he was good. I didn't believe him and didn't give him the chance to showcase his skills in front of me.

Jerseydave
09-06-2005, 09:09 PM
I don't think it really is $5.62/gal.

You forgot the exchange rate of US vs. Canadian money. (I'm not sure what it is these days, but I know it's not equal)

Something like $1.00 US = $1.45 Canadian?

erkoehler
09-06-2005, 09:38 PM
Yep, I got hit by one of these while I was loading. He got completely sideways on his trailer and.... GAVE IT GAS!!! I pushed him back and he
DID IT AGAIN!! We have a court date coming up in October as he was being unreasonable with my requests to work it out.



What was the damage done???? Do you have any pics? :confused:

ski_patrol_72
09-06-2005, 10:42 PM
I don't think it really is $5.62/gal.

You forgot the exchange rate of US vs. Canadian money. (I'm not sure what it is these days, but I know it's not equal)

Something like $1.00 US = $1.45 Canadian?



Hi there, well at 1.32 per liter. and there are 3.87 liters to a gallon. what does that equal?