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Old 07-14-2013, 02:57 PM   #21
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Why is most everyone's fuel costs between $1-2K?

That sounds insanely low.
Geography???

My 4 favorite anchorages are within 5 miles of my berth.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:58 PM   #22
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Why is most everyone's fuel costs between $1-2K? That sounds insanely low.

I burn diesel, avg 90-100 hrs cruising per year, countless hours at anchor/guest docks, $4 per gallon, under 3 gph. Those were pre-retirement cruising hours. I hope they go up significantly this year.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #23
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Why is most everyone's fuel costs between $1-2K?

That sounds insanely low.
Because most of us don't go anywhere...or very far, anyway! Ask Daddyo what his annual fuel bill is.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:06 PM   #24
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Because most of don't go anywhere...or very far, anyway! Ask Daddyo what his annual fuel bill is.
I spent $2200 last week. Still have both tanks around half full.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:11 PM   #25
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Why is most everyone's fuel costs between $1-2K?

That sounds insanely low.
My boat is a dinghy compared to most on the forum so I don't count... 29HP at around 1/2 - 2/3 gallons per hour (6+ knots). I don't use "marine" diesel and fill up my jerry cans at the local BP. I will likely put about 100-150 hours on the boat per year based on current use.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #26
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Why is most everyone's fuel costs between $1-2K?

That sounds insanely low.
Here, that's about 250 gallons for $1000. That's 125 hours at 2 GPH. Most of us don't operate our boats much more than that. ... Voyagers and speedsters easily spend more.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:38 PM   #27
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We put on between 125 & 175 hrs per yr @ $16.00 fuel cost per hour.
Used to be more hours but the cost was less.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:58 AM   #28
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Why is most everyone's fuel costs between $1-2K?

That sounds insanely low.
Glad you asked that, and not me. I was wondering the same.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #29
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The St Augustine trip kinda grew legs so it now has a thread of its very own. Located here A Trip to St Augustine
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:46 PM   #30
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:58 PM   #31
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I'm with the other Eric, I don't add it up so that when Terry asks how much "your boat" costs, I can honestly say: "I haven't added it up, but not that much".
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