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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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