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for those that have boats, with gas prices higher, keeping put or taking it on the water

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for those that have boats, with gas prices higher, keeping put or taking it on the water

Boy could be an expensive boating season,,,kind of curious at the Marinas if there going to jack up the prices even more than you see at regular gas stations at the gas tanks at the Marina or what i have done before, use jerry cans to fill the boat, done it before,

so fellahs boat comes out or stay put for the season
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B O A T = Bust Out Another Thousand

It's very much a pay-to-play sort of thing, as you already probably know.
Deal with it.
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How about making them into EB. Electric boats.
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This is going to be an expensive cottage season indeed!
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Sell the cottage to afford to run and live on the boat.... :)
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Take up sailing and give everyone's ears a rest.

Beaches are not meant to smell like gasoline.
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This is totally anecdotal. I've been looking to get back into a boat for the last year roughly. Prices last year were absurd due to COVID-19 and many people dumping disposable income into recreational toys. I had a 18ft Monterey Bow rider 5.0L years ago, I think I sold it in 2012 for $18K, I was seeing similar boats selling for basically the same price in 2021. Now that spring is around the corner I've started watching kijiji and marketplace again and am starting to see boats coming out of hibernation, and so far it typically seems to be the larger engine variants. Lots of 4.3L and 5+Ls. The 3.0s that I was seeing a ton of last summer seem to be more scarce. It's still early so we will see how the boat market shapes up once people start taking them out of storage. Based on my old 5.0L I can't imagine filling those tanks now, and burning through it every weekend.

I was also looking for a 9.9 for a 12ft tin boat we have, end of season Merc put through a roughly $600 price increase. I expect the other big 3 will be following suit if they haven't already.
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RedStrikeCa wrote: Boats are a money pit. Instead try paddle boarding.

(This thread should probably be in a boats forum)
Made $25k off my last 2 boats so no...
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spike1128 wrote: How about making them into EB. Electric boats.
How long of extension cord you need? Nobody is getting batteries. :D

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I think it will be awhile yet before we get there. Pushing a boat through water is horribly inefficient and the battery weight required for any level of decent range/duration would be quite the weight penalty. Electrification of boats will probably be one of the last area's of transformation as the world moves to electrified mobility.
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No plans on changing any of my fishing plans this year due to fuel prices, I think I spent almost 60 days fishing last year. Time on the water is priceless (to me at least). If you're that worried about fuel costs/fuel mileage boat ownership is not for you. Unless you plan on buying one to sit at the marina every weekend and not take it out?
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Dealfan7 wrote: I think it will be awhile yet before we get there. Pushing a boat through water is horribly inefficient and the battery weight required for any level of decent range/duration would be quite the weight penalty. Electrification of boats will probably be one of the last area's of transformation as the world moves to electrified mobility.
Almost a decade ago, I was staying near a marina up the coast from Vancouver. In comes a speed boat, not floating on the water as it came in but above. It was actually a hydrofoil - which I was told was of Russian origin - the size of a 6 person speed boat. Not certain if it's this one but I wonder what (given similar motor efficiency and payload) fuel consumption was at a high cruising speed.

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Bevatron wrote: Take up sailing and give everyone's ears a rest.

Beaches are not meant to smell like gasoline.
I love beaches and the smell of gasoline....mmmm
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Bevatron wrote: Take up sailing and give everyone's ears a rest.

Beaches are not meant to smell like gasoline.
Exaggerate more. Please lets hear more lies about boating.
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Swerny wrote: I had to move my super yacht to the Maldives.
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thriftshopper wrote: Almost a decade ago, I was staying near a marina up the coast from Vancouver. In comes a speed boat, not floating on the water as it came in but above. It was actually a hydrofoil - which I was told was of Russian origin - the size of a 6 person speed boat. Not certain if it's this one but I wonder what (given similar motor efficiency and payload) fuel consumption was at a high cruising speed.

Hydrofoils are cool, there is at least one company making electric hydrofoils. https://candela.com/ Range of 50 nautical miles (92km), would be perfect on most Canadian lakes.

But the big thing the last 10-15 years has been wake boats for wake boarding, which are specifically designed to make huge wakes for wake boarders. In the last couple years it's been a lot more wake "surfing" boats, where the boat is designed to create a big wave right behind it - you can surf on the wake without a tow rope. Both these types of boats have huge ballast tanks to pump water into, so they sit lower in the water to create the big waves - as such these things can burn up to 30L per hour doing wake surfing. Less just driving around with no ballast, but by no means efficient.

Personally I'd rather get something like one of these electric hydrofoil boards, which is like a wake board with a hydrofoil attached. Have seen a few of these running around the lake and they look like a lot of fun. https://liftfoils.com/ Little bit pricey still... but on the other hand, wake boats start at around $65,000, plus you'll spend a lot in fuel every year if you use them any significant amount. $60/hr on fuel makes wake boarding an extremely expensive sport - possibly the most expensive sport?

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