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Old 05-12-2008, 05:26 PM   #1
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Just curious. At what point will you finally decide that gas prices ate just too high and you can't afford to take the boat out? I'm sure it has already decreased the number of trips alot of us make. Gas jumped from $3.61 to $3.69 in the time it took me to go to Pensacola and back today. It's kind of strange though if you think about it. The media says "gas prices will hit $3.00 in the next week" and it does. "Gas prices will reach $3.50 in the next week" and it does. Gas prices will be $4.00 a gallon in the next week" and it will
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:35 PM   #2
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I'm not cutting back on my fishing although I have thought about trying to pullmy boatwith a bicycle to save some gas.:hotsun
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:57 PM   #3
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As gas prices go up I just make adjustments to the boat to conserve more fuel. IE,I have the enclosure and bimini top off now and out for repairs so I ran the boat yesterday and noticed conciderable fuel savings and performancedue to less drag. Might keep it like that for the run out or until the top of my head catches fire from the sun.:hotsun Sucked with the wind the way it was yesterday though!
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:58 PM   #4
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How do you think it feels to have a 350 gal diesel tank :banghead:banghead
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:59 PM   #5
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Up until this year, If we wanted to dive, the wife and I would take our boat out even if we had to go by ourselves. This year we have decided to go only if we have two others with us who are willing to share expenses. At just over 2 miles to the gallon, dive trips are getting just too expensive.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:18 PM   #6
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Gas prices haven't affected my fishing trips, a blown 225 Yamaha sure has!! Once I get that fixed I will be back out there....I hope!!
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:29 PM   #7
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I'm just glad my dad can getus into Sherman Cove to launch!
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:37 PM   #8
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I think most people will still find a way but it will be adjusted. Like I can't justify going out by myself and my ol lady for the day. I can however justify it for the weekend, we spend Fri, Sat, and Sunday morning out. If we want to go out for the day we make sure we arent alone on the boat. We take people that split the cost. It isnt just fuel prices rising. It is also the value of the dollar falling. I see no end in site.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:45 PM   #9
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This is the first year that I will not just put the boat in the water and go at the drop of a hat like I have been in previous years. Man I used to just cruise some days from Pensacola and Orange beach. We don't do that anymore. I need other's to help and I am so glad I have access to Sherman Cove. But it still takes an arm and a leg to trailer the boat from Milton all the way over. But it's still cheaper than making the ride in the boat. This is the first time ever that I have thought for one second about being boatless.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:11 PM   #10
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with gas prices like they are i still go 2 or 3 times a week i just have to find a few friends that will help with gas. ifgas keeps going up though i will just have to cut to once every outher week or fish closer to shore :hoppingmad
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