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jmb
12-31-2013, 05:21 PM
I find it very disappointing that I only used nine hundred and thirteen dollars worth of gas this year. Will try to do better next year.

Sharpshooter
12-31-2013, 05:24 PM
I hate to know what I spent,but Iam going to keep up with it in 2014

jmb
12-31-2013, 06:07 PM
I am doing right at 100 hours a year. I have 880 hours on the boat. still runs like brand new

Sharpshooter
12-31-2013, 06:46 PM
I may have done around 1100-1200 dollars this year, and didnt get the boat till mid summer

moombadaze
12-31-2013, 08:13 PM
not enough .

Sharpshooter
12-31-2013, 08:19 PM
Ill have a full spring summer and fall in 2014


2013 Moomba LSV

jmb
12-31-2013, 08:19 PM
That's what I'm saying, I am way behind. Hope to do better this year but hoping my wife will get a kidney this year so that might put me back a little.

mmandley
01-01-2014, 11:36 AM
We actually put more hours on the Mojo this year then any other summer we have had.

Surprisingly though we put less on it at Lake Powell this past summer then we normally do at LBC. Weather was a big issue at Powell this year.

Fuel in the boat Axp 1400 since we burn an ave of 3.5gph and pay average of 4 a gallon.
Fuel in truck for the summer no idea but for the AZ Wedding trip pulling the boat to Phoenix, then Powel, then Phoenix, then back home

Milage apx 3600 average Diesel price was 4a gallon = 1300
Plus a new set of tires on a new dam boat = 700

Just that was 3400 over the summer, now factor in the 2 local trips we take and regular boat towing and i think you would come up with another 600 in diesel.

Grand total about 4Gs for summer transportation. I expect this summer to be 2-3G since i have 10 straight weeks off work this summer and I plan to spend as much on the lake as possible. I think if I'm not getting at least 4days a week on the water I'm not soing something right LOL.

jmb
01-01-2014, 01:20 PM
We actually put more hours on the Mojo this year then any other summer we have had.

Surprisingly though we put less on it at Lake Powell this past summer then we normally do at LBC. Weather was a big issue at Powell this year.

Fuel in the boat Axp 1400 since we burn an ave of 3.5gph and pay average of 4 a gallon.
Fuel in truck for the summer no idea but for the AZ Wedding trip pulling the boat to Phoenix, then Powel, then Phoenix, then back home

Milage apx 3600 average Diesel price was 4a gallon = 1300
Plus a new set of tires on a new dam boat = 700

Just that was 3400 over the summer, now factor in the 2 local trips we take and regular boat towing and i think you would come up with another 600 in diesel.

Grand total about 4Gs for summer transportation. I expect this summer to be 2-3G since i have 10 straight weeks off work this summer and I plan to spend as much on the lake as possible. I think if I'm not getting at least 4days a week on the water I'm not soing something right LOL.
Man, 10 weeks. Guess is I would wear it out too

DOCDRS
01-01-2014, 02:49 PM
Interesting ...Jack spends on average $9 per hour on gas , Mike spends on average $14 per hour. Maybe Jack idles a lot? Maybe Mike shuts his boat off a lot or maybe he has to travel further to the sweet spots. But it does appear both used their boats 100hrs last summer and Mike's consumption is 50% more than Jack's!!! There fore Jack has more beer money :) :) oh wait, maybe Mike carried more beer in his boat? Who do you want to ride with???

ditchsnake
01-01-2014, 02:57 PM
I really don t wanna know.

mmandley
01-01-2014, 04:03 PM
Interesting ...Jack spends on average $9 per hour on gas , Mike spends on average $14 per hour. Maybe Jack idles a lot? Maybe Mike shuts his boat off a lot or maybe he has to travel further to the sweet spots. But it does appear both used their boats 100hrs last summer and Mike's consumption is 50% more than Jack's!!! There fore Jack has more beer money :) :) oh wait, maybe Mike carried more beer in his boat? Who do you want to ride with???

Interesting observation.
We don't have a long a trip to the water and once in the water we load ballast and roll. I don't do much cruising on the lakes. We are boarding or surfing I'd say 90% of the engine time.
I also don't idle filling or draining ballast.

I do carry a lot of beer, anyone thats ever been with us knows we roll 2 coolers, and 1-2 cases of beer.

When we went to Powell we took 9 cases for 4 days lol. We had 15 cases at the wedding.

Jmb, Yup its my 10 year anniversary at Intel and each 7 years we get 8 weeks sabbatical but I pushed mine as fare as i could. Plus I have to burn at least 2 weeks vacation and 7 hollidays. I plan to take from mid July till Oct off. Might be a lot of just floating in the lake drinking a beer with my dog when everyone is at work till Claudia is off, but hey, a day on the lake is a day on the lake LOL.

Once of my best accomplishments was getting Claudia comfortable backing the truck and trailer down the ramp and her driving the set up home. She doesn't drink, so that allows me to always have a DD in the boat and home LOL.

This is how we roll in the summer. Load it up boys. LOL

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/20130919_143213_zpsjsnjakxm.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/20130919_143213_zpsjsnjakxm.jpg.html)

Sharpshooter
01-01-2014, 04:24 PM
Not much cruising here either, we start pulling at the pier and are pulling till we get back basically, our sweet spots are right out of our slough lucky I guess, it's only 28 miles to our place on the lake from home, that saves on towing fuel also


2013 Moomba LSV

ian ashton
01-01-2014, 04:59 PM
I have no idea how much gas we used, but I suspect it was a lot; our marina is at the south end of the lake (closer to our home) and cottage is at the north end of the lake, 18 miles by water. Laura would drive by car with the baby and I'd meet them there by boat, that was about a tank round trip, and did it quote a few times, plus the normal driving and water sports stuff.

Sharpshooter
01-01-2014, 05:25 PM
I try not to buy gas on the lake, I can pull my boat out and go to a station fill up and be back at the pier in 20 minutes or so


2013 Moomba LSV

ian ashton
01-01-2014, 05:27 PM
I only buy off the water if the boat is already out, like for a trip or something. I'm all about the convenience.

Sharpshooter
01-01-2014, 05:51 PM
Well having a boat launch about 150 yards from my pier and a station 5 minutes away is convenient enough for me when lake gas is $5 a gallon


2013 Moomba LSV

parrothd
01-01-2014, 06:10 PM
I gave all my regular riders one of these.. They hold 6 gallons.. I conveniently stop for coffee at the gas station and when someone new asks can I get you something, I give them a can and point..

I did 100+ hours boarding and surfing this summer, most of my fuel was bought at the marina which was very expensive, 150-185$ a weekend.. I don't care to know the total..... :)





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jmb
01-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Boat really gets decent mileage. Many many hours if you count sitting time. Dont always have someone to pull me. Have to watch the beer intake because I usually have to drive. Wife won't back the boat down the ramp either. DOC has a very good analogy if I must say. I do have to cruise some to get to locations that I like to wakeboard on the lake. I ski in a different area from wakeboarding. Been known to ask a driver on the lake to pull me. Need to go to lake with all the beer.

996scott
01-01-2014, 07:42 PM
Have no idea how much I spent on gas this year and I don't think I want to know. Ouch :)

jmb
01-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Interesting observation.
We don't have a long a trip to the water and once in the water we load ballast and roll. I don't do much cruising on the lakes. We are boarding or surfing I'd say 90% of the engine time.
I also don't idle filling or draining ballast.

I do carry a lot of beer, anyone thats ever been with us knows we roll 2 coolers, and 1-2 cases of beer.

When we went to Powell we took 9 cases for 4 days lol. We had 15 cases at the wedding.

Jmb, Yup its my 10 year anniversary at Intel and each 7 years we get 8 weeks sabbatical but I pushed mine as fare as i could. Plus I have to burn at least 2 weeks vacation and 7 hollidays. I plan to take from mid July till Oct off. Might be a lot of just floating in the lake drinking a beer with my dog when everyone is at work till Claudia is off, but hey, a day on the lake is a day on the lake LOL.

Once of my best accomplishments was getting Claudia comfortable backing the truck and trailer down the ramp and her driving the set up home. She doesn't drink, so that allows me to always have a DD in the boat and home LOL.

This is how we roll in the summer. Load it up boys. LOL

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/20130919_143213_zpsjsnjakxm.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/20130919_143213_zpsjsnjakxm.jpg.html)

Dang I love that pic. Wish I was there with ya

DOCDRS
01-01-2014, 10:39 PM
This gave me a big smile....thanks Mike





http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/20130919_143213_zpsjsnjakxm.jpg (http://s639.photobucket.com/user/mmandley/media/20130919_143213_zpsjsnjakxm.jpg.html)

jimmobius
01-02-2014, 10:26 AM
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