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Old 06-02-2014, 09:12 AM
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Woah woah now, not all of us are Canadian and can afford to get new boats every year. Our year=much longer than yours=much more gas. So yes it is a pretty significant thought when you're 27 and buying a 100k boat for you and your other 20 year old friends to use. Its all assessed when making a significant purchase. If you dont consider fuel usage a part of the added expense of a new boat, that equals pure ignorance

We're not talking fuel usage, were talking fuel efficiency. If that's a factor in buying a 100K boat then you can't afford the boat.
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:58 PM
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Not true whatsoever. When my parents just bought their yacht, you think they considered fuel efficiency? Hell yes they did, as they frequent Catalina island and they value money. Not assessing costs is flat out stupid. Getting a feeler for how much gas you will potentially use doesnt mean he cant afford the boat, I can assure you that.
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Old 06-03-2014, 06:31 AM
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Not true whatsoever. When my parents just bought their yacht, you think they considered fuel efficiency? Hell yes they did, as they frequent Catalina island and they value money. Not assessing costs is flat out stupid. Getting a feeler for how much gas you will potentially use doesnt mean he cant afford the boat, I can assure you that.

1 GPH x 100 hours x $4/gal = $400:

Were talking about the differences in fuel consumptions in different engines. I don't know how a $400/yr decision is a factor in a 100K boat purchase. That's pretty much one tank of gas.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:06 AM
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Aric & Nick you're both right. Different strokes for different folks. I have a friend that puts everything on a spreadsheet and another who doesn't care. I believe they are both happy guys. I wouldn't consider either stupid as they both know what they can afford. Now, about that prop...
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:07 PM
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We're not talking fuel usage, were talking fuel efficiency. If that's a factor in buying a 100K boat then you can't afford the boat.
I see what you're saying. The fact that I get ~6mpg in my porsche at the track doesnt bother me in the least. And hell, my jeep nearly consumes gallons per mile when I hit the trails in low range. I'm not sure why I think about fuel consumption in the boat more.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:15 PM
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I see what you're saying. The fact that I get ~6mpg in my porsche at the track doesnt bother me in the least. And hell, my jeep nearly consumes gallons per mile when I hit the trails in low range. I'm not sure why I think about fuel consumption in the boat more.

I was only ever wrong once, and that's when I thought I was wrong. It's like "I'm gonna get a 911 but not a 911 Turbo cause they burn 1.4 MPG more..."
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:18 PM
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The reason we're so concerned with gph consumption is the fact we pay for our healthcare. If it was free like in Canada, we'd already have it!!!!!
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:27 PM
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The reason we're so concerned with gph consumption is the fact we pay for our healthcare. If it was free like in Canada, we'd already have it!!!!!

Our health care is far from free, we get taxed like a boss to pay for it. I pay 41% of my earnings to the gov'ment plus pay a sales tax of 5-12% on everything I buy. Then I pay 5K a year for my property taxes. Plus our medical system is much worse than yours.
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