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Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-04-2006, 6:58 AM Reply   
Heads up Orwood riders.

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.

Bring cans or leave yourself enough time to pull down to Bixler and 4.
Old     (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-04-2006, 7:12 AM Reply   
OUCH & it aint even Memorial Weekend yet - looks like we may hit close to 5.00 a gallon =\

Thnx 4 the 411 Jrod - how was the water, looked a lil windy on the way home to Tracy last night?

Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-04-2006, 7:25 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (deltaboarder)      Join Date: Jan 2005       05-04-2006, 7:36 AM Reply   
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
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-04-2006, 8:48 AM Reply   
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.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-04-2006, 9:00 AM Reply   

How much is super at the station by your place?
Old     (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-04-2006, 10:00 AM Reply   

I wasn't able to pull up that safeway station but here is Brentwood in general:
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-04-2006, 11:31 AM Reply   
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!
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-04-2006, 11:34 AM Reply   
how much is it at Safeway on 4 and Bixler?
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-04-2006, 11:37 AM Reply   
you're back in socal? i thought you moved to disco???

we're lookin' at homes in sac this weekend.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-04-2006, 12:04 PM Reply   
Good luck Joe.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-04-2006, 12:05 PM Reply   
thanks jrod!

am i still welcome on your boat?
Old    jetgofish            05-04-2006, 12:07 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-04-2006, 12:23 PM Reply   
In SoCal just for a little while.My boat is still in Disco bay tho.

Good luck with the house search and congrats on the possible move!

Is anybody riding?
How is the weather looking?
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-04-2006, 12:28 PM Reply   
thanks, and if you're asking me, quite a few people are riding, though the weather's been suckin w/ june gloom and all.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-04-2006, 12:39 PM Reply   
Joe,Interested in a 2 day session?Where are you stayin,do you need a place to crash?
Old     (lizzyb)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-04-2006, 12:44 PM Reply   
Joe - Good luck - can't wait to hear about your findings. Keep your eyes peeled for us, too.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-04-2006, 1:03 PM Reply   
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.

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.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-04-2006, 1:17 PM Reply   
Maybe next time,good luck.

I'm a little busy this weekend anyway but I NEED TO CHECK ON MY PLACE DAMN IT,it's been like a month.for all I know,somebody could have stolen it.
Old    walt            05-04-2006, 2:03 PM Reply   

Are the keys in the boat ?

I can swing by a check things out for you.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-04-2006, 2:30 PM Reply   
Old     (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-04-2006, 2:35 PM Reply   
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?

Can I get a "Sac Kings in D House" from Joe? What What..

Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-04-2006, 2:51 PM Reply   
kung fu, no, you won't!

sweet jrod! thanks!
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-04-2006, 3:17 PM Reply   
Keys are in the boat but you going to have a hard time with the garage door.
Old     (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       05-04-2006, 5:02 PM Reply   
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.

(Message edited by madchild1 on May 04, 2006)
Old    walt            05-04-2006, 5:05 PM Reply   

I got it covered. I always pack a chain,bolt cutters and a chain saw in my tool box.

Do you need any new windows or doors roughed out ?
Old    deltahoosier            05-04-2006, 5:15 PM Reply   
House is still there Ed, I can it see out my window.
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-04-2006, 5:40 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       05-04-2006, 7:06 PM Reply   
hahaha thanks Rod,I feel much better now.I can now wait till next week to check on it.

Squid,will the driveway work?
Old     (kolibri)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-10-2006, 5:31 AM Reply   
Hey guys, we pay 5.30$ a gallon of gas in switzerland...
Old     (kevin_bird)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-10-2006, 8:21 AM Reply   
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?
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-10-2006, 8:32 AM Reply   
eww...shatsa has got to be raping people. I'm going to buy more gas cans.
Old     (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-10-2006, 8:46 AM Reply   
I just made a couple calls, sit down - Shasta Prices as of this AM

Antlers $3.96
Bridge Bay $4.74
Shasta $4.50
Silverthorn $4.49

We need cans, o boy do we need cans.....
Old     (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-10-2006, 10:46 AM Reply   

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.
Old     (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-10-2006, 10:51 AM Reply   
Yeah - NO - anyone got some 5 gal plastic cans they want to loan me or shops in the Nor-Cal that carry em - pref. cheap - LOL!

We HAD a semi-budget setup for Mem Day weekend with $800 for booze, $600 for gas & $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.


Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-10-2006, 10:59 AM Reply   
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)

also, how 'bout home depot?
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-10-2006, 11:03 AM Reply   
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.

Anyway, they save me 5 bucks everytime I fill one.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-10-2006, 11:07 AM Reply   
then they pay for themselves!

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?
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-10-2006, 11:12 AM Reply   
I have 5 6 gallon red plastic gas cans from WALMART that I use regularly. They were about $15 each.


Old     (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-10-2006, 11:13 AM Reply   
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 )

Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-10-2006, 11:49 AM Reply   
If they are 2-strokers, be sure to rinse out those cans well.

Dane, do those cans empty fast enough for you? I need to pick up a few more.
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-10-2006, 11:52 AM Reply   

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.

I believe the x2 tank is 35 gals. After about 9 pulls, I'm praying we make it to the gas station.

YO AARON! I heard you ran your new baby dry! Don't feel bad.. I did the same.
Old     (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-10-2006, 12:00 PM Reply   

anything below a 1/4 tank is basically EMPTY on that sob. 5-10 minutes tops once it drops below a 1/8 tank.

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 & 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?

Brandon came along n finished the tow in....

We saw the guy bout 100 feet from the Marina with a 2 gallon can and said thanks & 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.

Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-10-2006, 12:08 PM Reply   
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).

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.

I also like the taller profile of the 6 gallon cans because they take up less floor space.
Old     (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-10-2006, 12:21 PM Reply   
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!
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       05-10-2006, 12:27 PM Reply   
Yep, a reserve would be nice.

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.

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!
Old    moombarider132            05-10-2006, 12:42 PM Reply   
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
Old     (wakezone)      Join Date: Oct 2001       05-19-2006, 11:10 PM Reply   
i would be stoked to pay $4.03 on the water!!! im payin $3.78 for regular gas in San Diego :-( 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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