Hammer may remember (I'm sure it is a painful memory) but I think two seasons ago it was $2.79/gallon at MacRays which is usually one of the more reasonably priced gas docks on the lake. It definitely makes touching the throttle an expensive proposition!
QUOTE(Aggressortom @ Mar 11 2004, 01:08 PM)I may be broke this summer with higher gas prices, but I would rather be broke and be able to say I boated all summer.
I'm just gonna go with the flow.... you can't control it anyway....
What I DON'T want to do is start saying to myself "let's go to Strawberry for $12," ..... "going to anchor at Metro today for $16" ...... "let's do lunch today at Brown's for $24", etc. etc. etc.
If you start adding up the gas cost for every ride on the lake, it'll drive you crazy.
QUOTE(sidelite @ Mar 11 2004, 03:39 PM)What I DON'T want to do is start saying to myself "let's go to Strawberry for $12," ..... "going to anchor at Metro today for $16" ...... "let's do lunch today at Brown's for $24", etc. etc. etc.
goin' to Strawberry - $12.00
Goin' to Metro Beach - $16.00
Goin' to lunch at Brown's - $24.00
Goin' out on the lake with the rest of your friends while the landlubbers of the world eat dust and sizzle -
QUOTE(hammer @ Mar 21 2004, 08:31 PM)QUOTE(BoatChic @ Mar 9 2004, 10:03 AM) I'm guessing $2.50/gal. Memorial Wknd. at the gas docks.
Good thing i'm not fueling hammer's boat
Thanks a lot Stacy. Nothing like making a guy feel better.
I like a nice trip to the north channel, there's the good prices. We'll keep this gas price forum current this summer as usual, so look here.
Sassy Marina has good gas prices, last year i filled up with Premium for less than Mid-grade was at BCM.
Decker's is usually pretty cheap too. And that place next door to them forgot the name... You'd think deckers would be higher being where they are located, having to have it brought in and delivered. And the places on 9 mile would be cheaper cause its easy access for delivery. Either way what ever it is No matter how much we bitch were still at there mercy and it probably wont change anyone's cruising habits.
If i get boat back this weekend think ill start waxing.
Captstevo says...... "gas is the smallest expense of owning a powerboat!"
Yeah Steve, I keep telling myself that too!!!!!! I tracked my boat ownership costs last season and I "only" spent $5200 (CASH!!) on fuel for 120 hours of running time between 5-1 and 10-1-03. I don't even want to know what I spent on food & drink and docking fees for the season.
That $5,200 is in FACT the smallest portion of my costs when looking at 1) payment/insurance, 2) summer/winter docking/storage, and 3) fuel & maintenance.
But the good memories far exceed my burn rate of 25 gallons per hour and I am chomping at the bit to do it again this Summer!
High gas prices keep the lakes less crowded for us diehards!