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bergermaister
10-17-2012, 03:59 PM
Curious how much petrol you all have put through your boats this year - YTD. If you keep track of it that is. I'm done for the year so my final tally is in:

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/cleancities/images/icon_pump.gif
\$904.56
(end of June - first of Oct)

Figure an average around \$4.20 a gallon, that's 215.3 gallons.
~38.5 hours this year.
~5.6 gallons per hour.
~\$23.50 per hour

Money well spent!
I know my total for last year was A LOT more but I also had a lot more hours.

So who's burned the most?

10-17-2012, 04:09 PM
Sadly, not nearly enough. slow start to the season-lots of wind and rain. then the season ended for me july 14th.

E4NASH
10-17-2012, 04:31 PM
If I go by your figures and substitute our average gas price of maybe \$3.80 at 5.6 hours per gallon for 70 hours I come up with \$1489.60 from May - Sept...definitely going to keep that figure from the misses! Good times for sure though!

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kaneboats
10-17-2012, 04:41 PM
Yea, about @3.85 x 55 hrs @ 5 gal. per hour is around \$1058.75. Still cheaper than movie tickets every week if you throw in popcorn and soda at theater prices. Now, let's see, I do have to factor in about 5 beers per hour x 55 hrs. at about \$1 a beer = \$275 This is sounding more and more economical all the time. Maybe I'll take up fishing too!

sandm
10-17-2012, 04:55 PM
guess I'm going to have to track this next year...

My boat sat at the dealer for sale for over half the season and didn't start going to the lake again until around the 15th of July, so I was only able to hit the 25hr mark..

that being said, my math based on the bergonomics table listed above shows \$490 based on 25 hrs and a gas average around \$3.50. might be a tad low on the average fuel price, but it's close..

now in regards to the beer consumption, normally I'd say kane is way off of our average, but I slowed down a little this year not wanting to trailer a new boat drunk.... YET.... :)

kaneboats
10-17-2012, 05:00 PM
It wasn't 5 beers/hr. It was 5 beers per engine hour in a full day.

tarheelskier
10-17-2012, 05:02 PM
50.6 hours, no idea of actual dollars....money well spent, no matter how much.

jpetty3023
10-17-2012, 05:32 PM
I suck at math but save my receipts for the fuel tax rebate. love me some TX boys, did y'all see the weather planner I threw up earlier this morning? 90+ today! I'll run through the receipts and post up the results of fuel consumption but my season isn't over just yet

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New Guy
10-17-2012, 06:01 PM
85hrs x 5gph x \$3.85/gal = \$1636.25

I don't even want to think about beer.

lsvboombox
10-17-2012, 06:03 PM
I may win for the least usage. About 20 gallons in the lsv.. Unfortunatley we used the pontoon more, lol..

parrothd
10-17-2012, 06:17 PM
\$1,891.50, June thru Oct, includes towing... :(

bergermaister
10-17-2012, 06:47 PM
I had to separate it out. Towing with the big block motorhome on a few 200 mile road trips was a killer.

I didn't tally what went into that beast - I don't wanna know...

New Guy
10-17-2012, 06:57 PM
O jeez I don't even want to think about towing as well. We did a trip to the Brostock in the Ozarks from Wisconsin and that trip alone was \$800 in truck and boat fuel.

Nobodyrides4Free
10-17-2012, 07:56 PM
With 105 hours this season on the Mobius V and still in the water. Sitting at roughly \$2100 at 5.6 hours per Gallon. Thinking
like 2 more weekends to go! Man think of all the Beers!!!
Whos got a calculation for that one?

tgoody14
10-17-2012, 08:36 PM
Kane I'm right there with ya man! 50 hours/\$1000 (plus beer) June-Oct on the Moomba and now that's its cooling off I'm back in my Triton bass fishin! So no more gas and all trolling motor now, but of course still (plus beer) 🍻

rdlangston13
10-17-2012, 09:40 PM
No idea about fuel consumption but do to all the rain this year we were only about to log about 80 hours so far, still have two more outings planned, weekend before Halloween and the weekend after thanksgiving so we will see what the grand total comes to.

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jpetty3023
10-17-2012, 09:52 PM
it's weird you speak about "all the rain we got this year" after the drought we had last year. I for one am glad the courtesy docks are still useable!

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Grant M
10-17-2012, 10:11 PM
Oooh Boy, up here in the soon to be Great White North where they like to finance the country on gasoline taxes we probably averaged ~ \$4.95 a gallon at 4.66 Imp gallons per hour and 82 hours = \$1890 and probably double that if you want to include truck gas. This does include a 12 hour drive to British Columbia for the two week vacation though.
Beer cost tends to get hazy as at 5% and with the amount we drink.... I mean it's all good! :)

rdlangston13
10-17-2012, 10:29 PM
it's weird you speak about "all the rain we got this year" after the drought we had last year. I for one am glad the courtesy docks are still useable!

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Just wish all the raining would get done while I was at work and be sunny and mid 90s when I get home haha

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10-17-2012, 10:34 PM
Just wish all the raining would get done while I was at work and be sunny and mid 90s when I get home haha

Same here.

mmandley
10-17-2012, 10:42 PM
Acording to the average usage we have which is about 6 gal an hour due to the weight we run, we come to about 1900 in boat fuel, add 1/2 for truck fuel due to diesel being 4.30 a gal and we spent apx 1200 in diesel

So thats right around 3100 in fuel for the summer.

Add 20 per day in beer on average with a 3 day a week average boating for 14 weeks.
Thats 840 in beer.

Right at 4000 for the summer boating activities.

Now this doesnt include spending for the yearly Moomba Jam we do, or the charity event we did, or the 2 trips to Cali and of course the trip to Texas. Add roughly another 2K to that and we end up with a grand total of 6K for our summer fun.

rdlangston13
10-17-2012, 10:51 PM
Yeah when you start adding all that together might as well add boat note payments, storage fees, insurance, any new boards or upgrades you got done....heck I spend over 5k on boating fun a year before I ever even put the thing in the water lol

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mmandley
10-17-2012, 10:54 PM
Yeah when you start adding all that together might as well add boat note payments, storage fees, insurance, any new boards or upgrades you got done....heck I spend over 5k on boating fun a year before I ever even put the thing in the water lol

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Exactly why we put money away each month in the off season to compensate the main season.

I have said many times before that im glad we have a shorter season them you southern guys or i would go bankrupt LOL

patrick232
10-18-2012, 09:53 AM
We put about 43 hours on the boat before soccer took over.
43 X 5 gph X 3.85 = \$827.75
2400/11.5 X 4.15 = \$866.08

But well worth it, next year I hope for more hours for us and plan on bringing Wake the World to Columbus and making the trip to Wake the World WV.

chawk610
10-18-2012, 10:07 AM
hmmm... Good job making us all face this Berg!!!!

65hr this year. So, I reckon 1400.00 or so, not to mention the slip. Let's not go there! :)

Beer / Vodka. Can't calculate.

10-18-2012, 02:49 PM
So far, ( and the year ain't over, still going to put another 20 to 30 on before jan 1st) 100 hours @ \$3.65 5 gph = \$1825 doesn't seem like it should be that much though... But I guess it was. we did do 100 hours so far...

tgoody14
10-18-2012, 04:01 PM
Food for thought...

16325

harmsway
10-18-2012, 04:39 PM
510 gallons so far this year and still going. Not including tow vehicle. We looks foward to the gas bill the 3-4 months when we don't go to the lake. We sure miss not being able to go during those months.

bergermaister
10-18-2012, 04:59 PM
Food for thought...

16325

I remember those days. Almost bought a big crew cab Ford V-10 when it "seemed" affordable to fill.

The last year it's more like this

muehlcj
10-18-2012, 05:10 PM
Per the math:
\$4.90/gal x 5.6 gal/hr x 210 hrs = 5762.4

90% Surfing 10% Wakeboarding. 100% Awesome. Worth every penny!!!

jester
10-18-2012, 06:49 PM
Dang I do not know If i like this math.

I want to say I had an avg pump price of \$4.09/gal X 5.2 gal/h X ~75 = \$ \$1595.10

Now with truck gas and camping lets just put that at another 1k so \$2600 for that and no boat payment to add in but storage so lets just jump to 3K

Now the amount of fun I had this summer on the boat with friends is about 15K so I am net gain of 12K. Shoot that is a nice little savings to put to a new boat or a lake house.

jester
10-18-2012, 06:53 PM
I forgot to say about 3K of fun was at the Moomba jam watching Mike Jump/Fall off the back of his boat with his truck keys.

mmandley
10-18-2012, 09:43 PM
I forgot to say about 3K of fun was at the Moomba jam watching Mike Jump/Fall off the back of his boat with his truck keys.

It was a fall, i was steping onto the doc and at the same time Steve put it in gear to pull away, so i was stuck 1 foot on the boat and one on the doc. The lake won.

wolfeman131
10-18-2012, 11:31 PM
Oh, where is the video?

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Jet
10-19-2012, 12:03 AM
Its WAY cheaper than therapy...

tgoody14
10-19-2012, 12:09 AM
^^^^^ ☝= 👍

bergermaister
10-19-2012, 02:41 AM
You struck a cord there. Don't even want to admit how many times I can be found sitting in the boat, beer in hand, 45 degrees and raining out (under carport thingy), daydreaming of the upcoming season while drowning away the worries of the day...

Way better than \$150 an hour in some padded chair with Dr Do-better!

chawk610
10-19-2012, 07:59 AM
We call that driveway / garage boating. We do it quite a bit ourselves.

wolfstone
10-19-2012, 08:33 AM
You USA guys don't know how lucky you are!!!

We pay an average of \$10 per gallon for gas........makes me want to cry!

We have had the worst summer in 100 years here in the UK, so no sunshine at all since summer 2011.

Towed my Mobius 1600 miles to the south of France for 2 weeks of boarding just to get some sun!

Done 150 hours this year, just put her away to storage....

Thats about 25 days on the boat, at about 1875 litres for the season = \$4200.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wish i lived in the USA, better weather and cheaper gas = happy boat owner!!!

;-)
(no wonder i can't afford an upgrade!)

chawk610
10-19-2012, 12:52 PM
We do have it good... but one thing we don't have is cool town names like Tewkesbury! Nor do we have a Jeremy Clarkson! :)

jfox8807
11-15-2012, 07:50 AM
162hrs X 5.6gal. per hr X 3.65pr gal = 3,311.28. holy wow no wonder im so broke and thats not counting the truck. i loved every min tho and i hope i can go more next summer

Wake life
12-07-2012, 04:36 AM
We're just north of 120hrs and going out this sat and sun! It's been one of the best summers we've had in a long time!

zabooda
12-07-2012, 04:46 AM
I bet if you live in this neck of the woods you wouldn't be out. Hint Hint.