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administrator 05-06-2008 09:29 AM

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

PBzeer 05-06-2008 09:37 AM

Though I live on the boat, the prices have made me more willing to sail slowly, rather than motor, to reach a destination. It also contributes to draining the cruising kitty that much faster. Walking through New Bern yesterday, pump prices were 50 cents a gallon more for diesel, than for regular unleaded.

sailortjk1 05-06-2008 09:44 AM

My driving habits have changed, but not my boating habits.
I have not sailed her yet this season, but I do not intend to change anything. On the other hand, I don't drive my truck over fifty miles a day unless necessary.

merlin2375 05-06-2008 10:10 AM

There is some driving involved in getting to the water but gas is of minimal impact. That being said, I've definitely modified my driving habits to drive the least amount possible.

I'm even running or biking as much as possible when it's reasonable.

TrueBlue 05-06-2008 10:13 AM

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How have increased gasoline prices impacted your time on the boat?
I voted none for two reasons. I sold my boat this year and am looking for a replacement(s). The last boat had, and whatever replaces it, will definitely have a diesel auxiliary, not gasoline. These polls are usually faulted in some way.

RCurtis99 05-06-2008 05:16 PM

I sail a Tartan 30 with an Atomic Four. Gas prices can go through the roof and I still won't go broke buying gas for Avanti.

Triquetra 05-06-2008 05:49 PM

My use of the boat has not decreased due to fuel costs, but since I have a live-aboard I am moving to a marina closer to my job to decrease commuting costs. :D

eryka 05-06-2008 10:12 PM

INcreased my time on the boat, for 2 reasons:
(1) Like John, I'll sail slowly somewhere rather than motor fast
(2) We're staying home more and driving for entertainment less (home=boat for these liveaboards)

jrd22 05-06-2008 11:09 PM

Hasn't changed anything- I still go to the shed every weekend and work on it as usual. :D

John

docbob5707 05-07-2008 12:54 AM

I have a 90 mile drive to get to my boat but, I stay on it for a week at a time so the impact is minimal, might make me want to stat even longer.
:-) and that's a good thing.


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