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None 159 75.71%
Minimal 33 15.71%
Somewhat 12 5.71%
A great deal 5 2.38%
I have stopped 1 0.48%
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post #41 of 47 Old 07-30-2011
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Last year we used just under 5 gallons of gasoline. This year we switched to an electric auxiliary (Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 tiller) and have not used any fuel.

Ironically, our slip is right next to the fuel dock.
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I answered none. I only use the engine to get to and from the breakwater, otherwise I'm sailing. I would rather lope along at 2 knots than turn on the engine to get home faster, but I've always been that way. As for driving, I drive a TON for work as I am a real estate appraiser. I raised my fees $ 25 per appraisal.....no more problem. I think they call that trickle down economics.

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How have increased gasoline prices impacted your time on the boat?

No impact at all.
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Re: How have increased gasoline prices impacted your time on the boat?

When the gas prices started the recession in 2006, I lost my boat because I had to leave to get work. (High gas prices hurt the advertising business bad! No tourism, so no one in the tourist dependent places had money to spend. Businesses closed. People lost jobs and couldn't pay mortgages. The housing crashed. I think everyone suffered from the gas prices going up!)

The marina that I was paying to look after her, "confiscated" her, stripped her of all the electronics and anything else they could sell, and then gave her to a friend of theirs to sell.

I didn't get her back until last year, so yes, the gas prices had a definite impact!

I'm Dean, and I have a 22' Westerly Nomad.
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Re: How have increased gasoline prices impacted your time on the boat?

25gal of diesel will take me a tad over 400nm at 6.5kt, even at the inflated marina prices it doesn't affect me much....though I don't drive and the higher fuel prices have drastically affect bus service.
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post #46 of 47 Old 03-09-2014
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Re: How have increased gasoline prices impacted your time on the boat?

Not the time on the boat but fuel price did influence my decision in sailing!
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How have increased gasoline prices impacted your time on the boat?

I have noticed prices seem to be dropping recently, but I've set aside my cabin cruiser dream for good. I've preferred sailing for a long time now, but Gramps started me out on his cabin cruiser when I was 5, I have a deep fondness for stinkpots. Prices haven't affected me, my company pays my travel expenses between my house and boat, any personal business I need to tend to can be dealt with while traveling between Portland and Olympia so I rarely do any personal travel once I'm either at work or at home. Don't have an outboard on Avenger yet, so it will have a slight impact when I get one, but considering my neighbor and I have used his boat considerably over the last year and only had to fill the 6gal tank twice, I think I'll be OK. Might even go with an electric motor.

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