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jarrod 05-04-2006 7:58 AM

Heads up Orwood riders. <BR> <BR>I was feeling a little lazy last night and decided to pay a little more at Orwood. Any time I'm on the water I buy super. To my surprise 91 was 4.03 per gallon....ouch! I didn't expect to pay that much more. <BR> <BR>Bring cans or leave yourself enough time to pull down to Bixler and 4.

lzyboy 05-04-2006 8:12 AM

OUCH &amp; it aint even Memorial Weekend yet - looks like we may hit close to 5.00 a gallon =\ <BR> <BR>Thnx 4 the 411 Jrod - how was the water, looked a lil windy on the way home to Tracy last night? <BR> <BR> <BR>Lzy

jarrod 05-04-2006 8:25 AM

It was pretty windy. I waited and rode as the sun was going down. The water wasn't (for me) wasn't ridable until about 7PM.

deltaboarder 05-04-2006 8:36 AM

bullfrog marina is usually pretty close to what it is on land, might wanna keep that in mind for next time. I think they only have 87 though

big_ed_x2 05-04-2006 9:48 AM

It's always been expensive there!It's been like $3.89 right?That's only 0.15 more,not too bad if you ask me compared to like 0.50+ increase on land.

jarrod 05-04-2006 10:00 AM

Ed, <BR> <BR>How much is super at the station by your place?

lzyboy 05-04-2006 11:00 AM

Jrod, <BR> <BR>I wasn't able to pull up that safeway station but here is Brentwood in general: <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.automotive.com/gas-prices/33/california/contra-costa/brentwood/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.automotive.com/gas-prices/33/california/contra-costa/brentwood/index.html</a>

big_ed_x2 05-04-2006 12:31 PM

about $3.50 in LA not sure in Disco bay,haven't been in like a month and we all know what the prices did in the last month!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/angry.gif" border=0>

big_ed_x2 05-04-2006 12:34 PM

how much is it at Safeway on 4 and Bixler?

dakid 05-04-2006 12:37 PM

you're back in socal? i thought you moved to disco??? <BR> <BR>we're lookin' at homes in sac this weekend.

jarrod 05-04-2006 1:04 PM

Good luck Joe.

dakid 05-04-2006 1:05 PM

thanks jrod! <BR> <BR>am i still welcome on your boat? <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

jetgofish 05-04-2006 1:07 PM

Gas at Bixler is 3.25 for regular w/o the .003 discount for Club Card Holders. This is a .10 increase since Tuesday. Yesterday there were about 50 people protesting the prices at Bixler and 4.

big_ed_x2 05-04-2006 1:23 PM

In SoCal just for a little while.My boat is still in Disco bay tho.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>Good luck with the house search and congrats on the possible move!<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR> <BR>Is anybody riding? <BR>How is the weather looking?

dakid 05-04-2006 1:28 PM

thanks, and if you're asking me, quite a few people are riding, though the weather's been suckin w/ june gloom and all.

big_ed_x2 05-04-2006 1:39 PM

Joe,Interested in a 2 day session?Where are you stayin,do you need a place to crash?

lizzyb 05-04-2006 1:44 PM

Joe - Good luck - can't wait to hear about your findings. Keep your eyes peeled for us, too. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0> <BR>

dakid 05-04-2006 2:03 PM

thanks for the offer ed, but i think we're staying in sac. and as crappy as this sounds, it doesn't sound like i'm gonna have time to ride. we might take a run or two early sunday morning...we'll see. <BR> <BR>liz, i'll let you guys know what we find. we may rent until we find the right house. i'd hate to jump in on something and it turn out to be a bad investment, ya know? but we do have our eyes on a couple properties. they're pretty small, but we like the wood floors and granite counters. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0>

big_ed_x2 05-04-2006 2:17 PM

Maybe next time,good luck. <BR> <BR>I'm a little busy this weekend anyway but I NEED TO CHECK ON MY PLACE DAMN IT,it's been like a month.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/angry.gif" border=0>for all I know,somebody could have stolen it.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/crazy.gif" border=0>

walt 05-04-2006 3:03 PM

Ed, <BR> <BR>Are the keys in the boat ? <BR> <BR>I can swing by a check things out for you.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0>

jarrod 05-04-2006 3:30 PM

Joe......Absolutely. <BR>

dcervenka 05-04-2006 3:35 PM

sh*t.. Oil is $5 off it's high and premium gas at my corner gas station is still $3.60... How ridiculous is that? <BR> <BR>Can I get a "Sac Kings in D House" from Joe? What What.. <BR> <BR> <BR>

dakid 05-04-2006 3:51 PM

kung fu, no, you won't! <BR> <BR>sweet jrod! thanks!

big_ed_x2 05-04-2006 4:17 PM

Keys are in the boat but you going to have a hard time with the garage door.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

madchild1 05-04-2006 6:02 PM

i just saw a shell station this morning by san diego int'l airport at 3.75 for premium...pretty pricey if i don't say so myself. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by madchild1 on May 04, 2006)

walt 05-04-2006 6:05 PM

Ed, <BR> <BR>I got it covered. I always pack a chain,bolt cutters and a chain saw in my tool box. <BR> <BR>Do you need any new windows or doors roughed out ? <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

05-04-2006 6:15 PM

House is still there Ed, I can it see out my window.

twakess 05-04-2006 6:40 PM

Ed if ya need me to stay in the house and keep the yard moved and boat detailed. I am your man. Oh ya is there room in the garage for my boat also.

big_ed_x2 05-04-2006 8:06 PM

hahaha thanks Rod,I feel much better now.I can now wait till next week to check on it.<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR> <BR>Squid,will the driveway work?<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

kolibri 05-10-2006 6:31 AM

Hey guys, we pay 5.30$ a gallon of gas in switzerland...

kevin_bird 05-10-2006 9:21 AM

I didnt read everyone else's posts but hjere in stockton on the water theres a few places over 4.50$ its getting crazy for sure anyone knopw what it is at shasta?

jarrod 05-10-2006 9:32 AM

eww...shatsa has got to be raping people. I'm going to buy more gas cans.

lzyboy 05-10-2006 9:46 AM

I just made a couple calls, sit down - Shasta Prices as of this AM <BR> <BR>Antlers $3.96 <BR>Bridge Bay $4.74 <BR>Shasta $4.50 <BR>Silverthorn $4.49 <BR> <BR>We need cans, o boy do we need cans.....

guido 05-10-2006 11:46 AM

$4.74!!!! <BR> <BR>Wow, that's brutal. Shasta has always been a raping. I remember gas being 3+$ back in '01. How lame is that. Definitely want to BYOG when you ride there.

lzyboy 05-10-2006 11:51 AM

Yeah - NO <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> - anyone got some 5 gal plastic cans they want to loan me or shops in the Nor-Cal that carry em - pref. cheap - LOL! <BR> <BR>We HAD a semi-budget setup for Mem Day weekend with $800 for booze, $600 for gas &amp; $400 for food but I think we maybe eating more hot dogs than tri-tips with the way prices are rising so we dont bust - LOL. <BR> <BR>Lzy <BR> <BR>

dakid 05-10-2006 11:59 AM

can you get gas cans at target? do they even sell 'em there? if so, target would be cheaper, right? (not to diss local shops) <BR> <BR>also, how 'bout home depot?

jarrod 05-10-2006 12:03 PM

I think I paid about 25 / can at Cycle Gear. I probably could have found them cheaper, but they're not the cheap red ones. <BR> <BR>Anyway, they save me 5 bucks everytime I fill one.

dakid 05-10-2006 12:07 PM

then they pay for themselves! <BR> <BR>since we're talkin' about gas and that i'm a mooch, would it be easier for boat owners if mooches showed up w/ a 5gal can of gas? how many pulls can a mooch get for a 5gal can of gas?

greatdane 05-10-2006 12:12 PM

I have 5 6 gallon red plastic gas cans from WALMART that I use regularly. They were about $15 each. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CQP96M/qid=1147284591/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/002-3240940-6725626?%5Fencoding=UTF8&amp;v=glance&amp;n=156841 81"> amazon_gas_can</a> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65919/325246.jpg" alt="gascan">

lzyboy 05-10-2006 12:13 PM

Thx J - actually saving 10 bones a piece compared to filling @ Shasta - LOL. I just talked to my MX boys, theyve got 5 or 6 cans to let me borrow for the Shasta trip... I mean 110 / race gas is oonly $4.99 a gallon - put some HP into that houseboat - LOL ( J/K ) <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR> <BR>Lzy

jarrod 05-10-2006 12:49 PM

If they are 2-strokers, be sure to rinse out those cans well. <BR> <BR>Dane, do those cans empty fast enough for you? I need to pick up a few more.

jarrod 05-10-2006 12:52 PM

Joe, <BR> <BR>Evan and I were showing up with gas cans for a while. In my boat, 5 gallons covers about 1.5 pulls, or one of my 40 minute pulls. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/proud.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>I believe the x2 tank is 35 gals. After about 9 pulls, I'm praying we make it to the gas station. <BR> <BR>YO AARON! I heard you ran your new baby dry! <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> Don't feel bad.. I did the same.

lzyboy 05-10-2006 1:00 PM

Ya.... <BR> <BR>anything below a 1/4 tank is basically EMPTY on that sob. 5-10 minutes tops once it drops below a 1/8 tank. <BR> <BR>Check this - we had a guy and his kids towing us in, We were in old river between vics n rivers end and 1/2 way through the tow he cuts us loose and says hes going to get us gas &amp; will be back cause otherwise he wont get his set in =( I was in shock but what can you do, I was stil gratefull for what he had done ya know - what do you do? <BR> <BR>Brandon came along n finished the tow in.... <BR> <BR>We saw the guy bout 100 feet from the Marina with a 2 gallon can and said thanks &amp; through 10.00 bucks in his boat... First time thats happen to me, I hooked up Brandon with 20 bones for the remainder of the tow in. What goes around comes around. <BR> <BR>

greatdane 05-10-2006 1:08 PM

Jrod, the ones that I have are without the new safety spouts (required these days, I guess). They work great minus the fact that you get gas on your hands setting up the spout (inverting it). <BR> <BR>BTW, last time I looked, WALMART had only 5 gallon cans. Since I have 5 cans, that extra gallon is nice. Five 6 gallon cans == six 5 gallon cans. <BR> <BR>I also like the taller profile of the 6 gallon cans because they take up less floor space.

greatdane 05-10-2006 1:21 PM

Guys, since my BU sucks the gas and the my BU's gas gauge sucks, I carry 2 gallons of gas on-board. I stuff it behind the drivers seat out in the open air (never put gas in an enclosed space). Those 2 gallons have saved me many times! I also wish the boat manufacturers would add a 2 or 3 gallon reserve tank like motorcycles!

jarrod 05-10-2006 1:27 PM

Yep, a reserve would be nice. <BR> <BR>Also, last time my boat died, I filled the rear ballast tanks to collect the remaining fuel at the back where the pickup is and then just idled. That got me an extra couple of miles. <BR> <BR>Aaron...that's brutal. He obvious didn't know who he was cutting loose. You're the carrier of all good kharma and good luck. He's screwed, now!

moombarider132 05-10-2006 1:42 PM

man i thought it sucked for me now i feel lucky 2.59 at the gas station 2.79 at the closest marina! haha i love south texas

wakezone 05-20-2006 12:10 AM

i would be stoked to pay $4.03 on the water!!! im payin $3.78 for regular gas in San Diego <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/sad.gif" ALT=":-(" BORDER=0> and i have a F--N LandCruiser that weighs more than my boat fully loaded and gets worse gas mialige... u suck justin!!! jk (kinda..) i left tx for this?

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