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Old 03-25-2012, 09:53 PM
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Still dragging the boat from TX to WI for a month, then back. Will be boating as much as usual in TX.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:35 AM
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I boat almost 200 miles from home most trips. Save money by storing the boat at the lake rather than towing. Usually make day trips and don't get a hotel. Drift on the river and drink beer or anchor out at the sand bar and listen to music rather than cruising around wasting gas. Can't save any money when board sports are happening but that's just the way it has to be. When its just me and the wife we just chill and decompress. When the kids are with us with friends is gas hog day.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:17 AM
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.............or anchor out at the sand bar and listen to music rather than cruising around wasting gas. Can't save any money when board sports are happening but that's just the way it has to be. When its just me and the wife we just chill and decompress. When the kids are with us with friends is gas hog day.
Sounds like us.

Wont affect the number of trips, just no mindless cruising....if we're moving, sombody will be being towed. We still go boating a lot without the kids, but just sit, drift or anchor and relax and watch our friends with kids........

We have two 700 mile trips to Shasta scheduled for this year also, motorhome (7mpg) and boat fill ups are big $$$$$ for these trips.........I'm guess we'll spend about $2k on gas this year, but this is what we do
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:29 PM
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Right now avg price in California is $4.31. Plan is the same as last year, and the year before that, and... - put as many gallons of gas in the boat as possible, not constrained by the cost of gas.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:33 PM
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How many summers/trips to the water are going to be affected by these prices. ($3.73 here)
ALL OF THEM!

Wanna trade? It's $4.19/9 for regular unleaded in Milwaukee.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:34 PM
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100 mile trip to lake here... Get 35 mpg on the trip, but 3 boats, 3 stand up skis and several dirtbikes and atv's makes up for it when I'm there!
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:36 PM
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If you guys in the USA are feeling the fuel price pain, in the UK its now the equivalent US $8 a UK gallon. I am sure our Mastercrafts are just as hungry too!

it does not stop us waterskiing though. We just make reeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaally sure we really want a ski!
on saturday after winter closure .

Hope it makes you feel a little better!

Just make sure Obama helps keeping the Straights of Homuz open !!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-26-2012, 02:40 PM
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100 mile trip to lake here... Get 35 mpg on the trip, but 3 boats, 3 stand up skis and several dirtbikes and atv's makes up for it when I'm there!
that is great gas milage compared to mine.........
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:59 PM
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that is great gas milage compared to mine.........
Probably, but would you want to drive a 5 spd civic?

It's generally more expensive than just owning a boat, but having a lake house cuts down on gas usage- no gas for towing, no gas for cruising, the boat is only used when it's time for watersports, otherwise we're hanging out on the dock watching friends try to ride my old Kawasaki stand ups
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:59 PM
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+1 to eurosystem

8$ per gallon in Europe for gas, lucky i have a LPG boat !!
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