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Old    sheen            08-22-2005, 6:19 PM Reply   
Just wanted to get everyone's two cents on how the gas prices are effecting the boat market. I have noticed many dealers in my area that still have boats left over from the boat show in February! We still ride just as much but it sure gets into the pocket a bit more! It will be interesting to see what happens if and when prices hit the $3.00 mark. I have a buddy who owns a start-up company who makes a new sensor for seat belts in automobiles. His Investors just pulled funding because the auto market is expected to plummet due to the rise in fuel. It will be interesting to see how the boat industry is effected if they haven't been already...
Old    Danielle (boarderbabe)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-22-2005, 6:24 PM Reply   
I don't know about the sells in boats, but to fill our Tige` is a $60-75 chunk, which used to be around only $30-35. In Colorado, gas has hit a record of $2.97 in Vail, (which is expensive anyway, but still). The cost is cutting into our grocery expence, but, I would rather board than eat anyway. Hehe~
*Danielle
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-22-2005, 6:25 PM Reply   
I dont ride any less at all, nothing keeps me off the water.....and if any of us can spend that much on the boat, what is another twenty bucks in gas each day?

maybe this makes the case for riding cable once in awhile......

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Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-22-2005, 6:27 PM Reply   
danielle, you ride near vail? i lived in summit county last season and am planning on returning this season.......but was told there was nowhere to ride in the mountains.
Old    Danielle (boarderbabe)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-22-2005, 6:38 PM Reply   
Mike, I live down closer to Denver, but I looked up on GASbuddy.com and it said the highest was in Vail. I pay the annual $$$fee$$$ to ride at Stanley, which is only about 10 minutes from where I live. If you're ever down here, and want a pull, send me an e*mail, and we'll hook up or something. Always looking for other riders and such.
*Danielle
Old    Clinton (just_board)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-22-2005, 6:52 PM Reply   
gas sucks, too bad everything runs on it.

fun don't come free..
Old    mile_high_rider            08-22-2005, 6:56 PM Reply   
I have gone to Powell every year of my life(22) at least one trip a year, and to my recolaction(sp) I have never seen what I did this year. When we were there in June, we only saw one cabin cruiser over 33' on the lake. many in slips, but only one crusin', also we saw at least ten house boats still attached to their bouys with boats tied,and people on them. This is a first for me, and an indication that gas is affecting the way things are done.
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-22-2005, 6:57 PM Reply   
My guess...
$3 per gallon will effect your next car purchase, but probably not your next boat purchase.
$5 per gallon will effect your next boat purchase.
Old    mile_high_rider            08-22-2005, 6:58 PM Reply   
danielle, were you been on my need a third requests. I got a substance with like 20 mins of riding on it, and I know you work were I bought it. Hook a brotha up. lol.
Old    Mark Riley (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-22-2005, 10:03 PM Reply   
it get's a little pricey when filling a 65 gallon gas tank each weekend. it hurts when you have to give the gas dock 2 c-notes.
Old    xtremrider            08-23-2005, 8:24 AM Reply   
cost $150 to fill the tank last weekend. THe gas prices are going to change my buying decision, i am going to get a bit smaller engine. No 400hp big block for me.
Old    robertt            08-23-2005, 8:29 AM Reply   
GD is right on. $3.00 a gallon will not change much, but it might keep a few goobers off the lake early in the morning tubing.

$5.00/gallon will change alot of things. I think it will be there within 3 years at the marina pumps.
Old    derek boyer (toyotafreak)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-23-2005, 9:10 AM Reply   
Maybe if prices go to $5, people will stop power turning ;-)

Maybe it'll push us to run with less ballast.

Maybe it'll reward those boats that throw a fun wake when really lightly loaded.

During our last trip to Havasu, we took a cruise day and went from the Bridge up a little past Needles. GPS said we were 33 miles from the marina by air. Did a little riding little backtracking here and there, ended up cruising a little faster than normal (low 30's), etc., but at the end of the day I was pretty sure the fuel gauge was broke: read 1/4 left in the 43 gallon tank. $80-something bucks of Chevron Super for an afternoon of cruising around.

I'd hate to be filling up a Magic, etc.
Old    mango (mango)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-23-2005, 9:14 AM Reply   
were all going to be forced to sell our boats and buy waverunners, haha
Old    Giddy Up (mike_t)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-23-2005, 11:28 AM Reply   
We aint far from $5/gallon...I paid $4.04/gallon at Bridge Bay/Shasta Lake last week. Total: $1700 for 2 boats and the houseboat for a week!
Old    B K (wakeforce139)      Join Date: Jan 2004       08-23-2005, 1:35 PM Reply   
I am surprised that no one pointed out the grammatical error in this thread yet, it's actually in quite a few places too. Anyone care to guess what it may be? It may AFFECT the way you use certain words in the future...
Old    Gary Clinefelter (garyw)      Join Date: Jul 2001       08-23-2005, 3:21 PM Reply   
My gas bill for the boat for the month of july was right at $600.00 its not stopping the riding, but it is definetelly cutting into my beer money
Old    wakeskirider            08-23-2005, 3:26 PM Reply   
Luckily this is not an English teacher message board.
Old    260searay            08-23-2005, 4:14 PM Reply   
I have to pay 280/gallon right now and have a hundred gallon tank. That is 280 to fill up!
Old    paul (wakeme884)      Join Date: Jul 2004       08-23-2005, 4:47 PM Reply   
I also thought the high price would keep people off the water. Last weekend there was even more than usual people on the water. The only thing Ive noticed is the big gofast 5 gallons per mile boats arent out there. I would imagine some boat dealers are willing to deal on their stock thats not moving.
Old    Robert Welther (roberto)      Join Date: Aug 2004       08-23-2005, 4:55 PM Reply   
Glad my boat doesn't run on NyQuil. That shtuff is like $106/gallon.
Old    Phil (mmobius2001)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-24-2005, 10:49 AM Reply   
i believe it doesnt mess w/ boating as much as the SUV market
Old    Ryan Rantz (airrantz)      Join Date: Jun 2004       08-24-2005, 11:05 AM Reply   
It affects my tow vehicle more than anything. 9.3mpg hurts, but I'm still driving over the pass this weekend. Top ramen is looking more and more like a part of my everyday diet. Or McChickens for a buck.
Old    Richard (ramhouse)      Join Date: Apr 2004       08-24-2005, 2:56 PM Reply   
No, still go out 3 to 4 times a week. Just hurts when a monthly fule bill of $500.00 a month comes in.
Old    www.midwestwakeboarder.com (gmarkham1)      Join Date: Sep 2003       08-25-2005, 1:59 PM Reply   
Mike Murphy..."I dont ride any less at all, nothing keeps me off the water"

What the hell has been going on the last week? LOL
Old    tommcat            08-25-2005, 2:20 PM Reply   
i hope the prices cause a bunch of people to sell their boats, that way when it's time for me to buy one in the spring they will be cheaper;)
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       08-25-2005, 2:40 PM Reply   
ha! alcohol? im back though dont you worry.......glad i gave you something to post about though!
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Old    southwaker            08-26-2005, 10:02 AM Reply   
Gas prices are way too high at the moment!!!
Old    BG WCC (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       08-26-2005, 11:02 AM Reply   
Today I was in gustine today Diesel is 3.49!!!! 3.49!!! I did not even see how much gas was I was havin a hard time gettin past how much Diesel was. I am not even goin to be able to get to the lake. Its goin to cost me like 100 bucks to fill my truck.

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