Will $5/gallon gas change the next boat you buy?

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by IMP-ish, Aug 11, 2011.

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Will $5/gallon gas change the next boat you buy?

  1. Yes – going smaller

    8 vote(s)
    16.0%
  2. Yes – going single

    4 vote(s)
    8.0%
  3. Yes – going slower

    27 vote(s)
    54.0%
  4. Yes – going lighter

    13 vote(s)
    26.0%
  5. No

    17 vote(s)
    34.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. tugboat

    tugboat Previous Member

    I would have loved to watch those...
    hmmm wonder if those turbines are still in germany?

    ill bet though if steam was more dominant then coal would be more expensive than oil..same greed -different medium...
     
  2. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    Very interesting.....
    Anthracite coal is at 850kg per cubic meter and 30 MJ per kg...so ~26 GJ per cubic meter but very cheap.
    Diesel is 815 kg per cubic meter and 43 MJ per kg...so 35 GJ per cubic meter.


    If you could put scrubbers on the smokestacks....
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member


    Documentaries yet to come tonight History -national Geographic and SCience

    The 9 BMW gens were a fantastic idea, 1 engine runs the AC, more crew come on board start another,--- Need to move it start 2 more,--more speed start another.

    One was always down for service.
     
  4. mariocroatia
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    mariocroatia Junior Member

  5. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    well that was an interesting graph
    fuel prices around the world in Euro cents per liter
    [​IMG]
     
  6. tugboat

    tugboat Previous Member

  7. mariocroatia
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    mariocroatia Junior Member

    yw tugboat.....
    and fuel in venezuela1,1 cent per liter and algeria 14 c p litre....so if u have a good trawler type of boat with big fuel tanks u can go around the world very cheap ...if u fill ur tanks in those 2 countryes
     
  8. WestVanHan
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    WestVanHan Not a Senior Member

    Come on Mario get it right...diesel is much more expensive than that in Venezuela,it's about 2 cents US a litre.;)
     
  9. mariocroatia
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    mariocroatia Junior Member

    LOl sorry wvh...dont know how we r going to fuel it in venezuela....with this enormes increase of fuel price in Venezuela....
     
  10. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member


    You mean its gone up by 100% what a rip off.
     
  11. mariocroatia
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    mariocroatia Junior Member

  12. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    We will buy only what the commissar allows.
     
  13. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    gas prices falling in USA with election looming.

    the Powers That Be always loosen things up near elections to get the serfs fat and happy.

    I could've sworn all supermarkets had unheard of blowout sale prices on booze and meat 4 days before last two presidential elections.
     
  14. IMP-ish
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    IMP-ish powerboater

    Won't last, but below $3 a gallon will be nice for the 4th!
     

  15. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Never happen again. If its too cheap we will start waisting it again and build Cadilacs and Hummers, plus the Saudis wont be able to cope and cut back production to make it go up again.

    Unless this wave of interest in electric really gets hold then the Saudis can cut back all they want because Texas, Norway, Canada will be able to supply enough.

    ---And thats the day I wanna see. Tell the Arab terrorists to stuff there oil. You had your chance and blew it spending billions on terrorism and nukes to blow up your customers DUH.
     
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