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post #249 of Old 02-26-2014
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Re: $3000/mo cruising budget

For planning purposes, the monthly diesel fuel bill numbers are pretty meaningless to me. I want to know how much marine diesel costs per gallon in various locals so I can do some real planning. For example, marine diesel pumped at the waterside is over $5 a gallon (US) in the San Francisco Bay. “Road diesel” is $4.09/gal (US). The problem with road diesel for cruising is how do you jerry jug it back to the boat and how do you store your jerry can? I want to know what it cost per gal (US) in your locale. I am especially interested in Southern California, the PNW and Mexico. What say you? How about some planning numbers we can use?

George B
2000 Catalina 34 MkII
Alameda, Ca.
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