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. fast company
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    fast company Junior Member

    Cruising at 9 cents a kwh sounds fine (about $3 a gallon equivalent if my calculator is right) if only electric boats had more umph. We need another milestone in battery tech or another 10 years of innovation.
     
  2. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    great post frosty. i agree 100 % , i don't like paying high prices but i can live with it if forces progress on alternative fuels. the u.s have a record of wasting fuel and to drop the price and go back to the bad old days is wrong.
     
  3. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Where do you think most of the electricity comes from? So-called fossil fuels turn the generators. Wind and solar are crap.
     
  4. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    ...or some really long extension cords. :)
     
  5. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    We need to put some limits on our defense spending that has gotten totally out of hand (just as Eisenhower predicted), and put some of that brainpower and money towards our energy problems....alternative fueled vehicles, energy storage, clean coal usage...just to name a few.

    If we could make significant inroads to these problems it would give our economy (and that of the world) a HUGH boost.
     
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  6. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    We don't have an energy problem. We have an environmentalist problem. Without a strong defense we will lose our country.

    God gave us hydrocarbons and we should use them. I am not an oil shill, by the way.
     
  7. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    It is also ridiculous to propose that military vehicles or vessels run on bio-diesel too, by the way. That is to stand on the neck of the American taxpayer-serf.
     
  8. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    According to that philosophy god gave us everything we have on earth. But correct me if I'm wrong, a whole lot of things that were here have disappeared from the earth over a period of time?

    WE HAVE AN ENERGY PROBLEM that needs addressing prior to coming up to the very end tipping point that our congress seems intend on doing with most 'difficult subjects' such as raising the debt limit, etc, etc. We haven't had a comprehesive Energy Policy in this country for over 20 years.

    Do you really want to wait to search for alternatives until day+ plus a few of running out??
     
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  9. longcours62
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    longcours62 Junior Member

    God give us !?
    I heard nothing , did you heard something ?
     
  10. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    why don't you save the religious stuff for some other forum.
     
  11. sdowney717
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    sdowney717 Senior Member

    Oil is not a fossil fuel, oil is continuously replenished anew, it is made in the earth from Iron, carbonates, heat, steam under tremendous pressure. Then it slowly migrates upwards to form vast underground 'lakes' of oil.
    Have some fun reading
    http://www.viewzone.com/abioticoilx.html

    http://tehnica-bordeianu.webnode.co...-co2-is-an-innocent-victim-of-green-hysteria/
    http://www.americantraditions.org/A...d Is There Really Any Oil Shortage of Oil.htm
    http://www.globalwarmingskeptics.info/thread-1201.html
    Chinese explore drilling ultra deep oil wells
    http://ergobalance.blogspot.com/2007...-drilling.html

    http://www.frot.co.nz/sift/peak_oil.htm

    Despite US oil companies previously telling the Vietnamese that they had no oil, the US Government now readily admits that Vietnam is a producer and exporter of oil - in fact they now buy oil from them!

    Vietnam held 600 million barrels of proven oil reserves as of January 2007.

    Vietnam’s oil production has increased steadily over the last two decades.

    In 2006, Vietnam produced an estimated 362,000 bbl/d (barrels per day) of oil. EIA forecasts that the country’s oil production will rise above 400,000 bbl/d in 2008.

    Vietnam exported about 125,000 bbl/d of crude oil to Australia, 40,000 bbl/d to the United States, and 30,000 bbl/d to Japan in 2006. Industry sources report that Vietnam also exports oil to Singapore and Thailand.

    USGS ultra deep well
    http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/p.../03.01.01.html

    more russian wells
    http://www.crisisbydesign.com/blog/g...fossil-fuel-2/

    http://www.rense.com/general75/zoil.htm
    ultra deep wells far below fossil layers
    In 1970, the Russians started drilling Kola SG-3, an exploration well which finally reached a staggering world record depth of 40,230 feet. Since then, Russian oil majors including Yukos have quietly drilled more than 310 successful super-deep oil wells, and put them into production. Last Year Russia overtook Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest single oil producer, and is now set to completely dominate global oil production and sales for the next century.

    http://www.rense.com/general58/biot.htm
    http://www.wnd.com/2008/02/45838/
    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/3952
    http://www.rense.com/general67/oils.htm
    http://www.frot.co.nz/sift/peak_oil.htm

    http://www.crisisbydesign.com/blog/global-warming/oil-is-not-a-fossil-fuel-2/

    http://oilismastery.blogspot.com/2008/06/russia-is-biggest-oil-producer-iea.html
     
  12. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Anonymous rep hits annoy me. "Take the mediaeval nonsense elsewhere." Coward. Sign it or retract it.
     
  13. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    I can stop talking about God but that won't make Him go away. He is watching.
     
  14. longcours62
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    longcours62 Junior Member

    But as said a French humorist : "God is like sugar in hot milk , more you search it less you found it "
     

  15. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    I agree., please leave it off this forum. Contribute something worthwhile, or stay out of the conversations ......please
     
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