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%
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  1. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    They had cheap fuel in Malaysia till last year, it was Government subsidized, can you believe they pushed motoring and gave engine oil to encourage it. Then it all went belly up and foreigners were not allowed to buy diesel in drums or cans. You had to pick a station that did not have the deisel pump in view.
     
  2. mariocroatia
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  3. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    maybe a long thin tri hull like some of the new ferries , super effficient main hull with amas for stability, there is a boat of this type on here somewhere . built in new caledonia.
     
  4. tugboat

    tugboat Previous Member

    this is very interesting...steam expansion? hydrogen? not sure if this even worked--they say this guy got poisoned?...he does say some things that sound a lot like free energy...which to me is suspect...but if was onto something the technology died with him...sad! his terminology was confusing..:confused:
     
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  6. longcours62
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    longcours62 Junior Member

    Now in France the price is 7$ per gallon !
    Our next cruise Must pass by : Algeria 0,14 per lit, Or Venezuela, Lybie; Egypte etc if we
    want continue to navigate !
    Because even with our (around ) 140 D:L ratio we still need 0,85 lt per nm at 7,2nds .
    Our next boat will be a power trimaran...if I exchange my 60 kg dog against a chihuahua.
     
  7. mariocroatia
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  8. tugboat

    tugboat Previous Member

    its around $5.60 here!...im off to venezuela!...maybe ill emigrate
    thats even if the reserves of fuel hold up--we are just past world peak production...
     
  9. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    How will USA react when they are faced with the REAL price of oil and are confronted with US$10 per gallon...

    TAPIS out of Singapore Trade is around US$128/barrel and Brent is close to that price and other oils hold similar increased prices...

    . . . . . Except for a non existent "WTI" because it is not available from USA only fields at USA demanded levels... That "market quoted price" has to be subsidised, - or - price manipulated to go against the trend of GLOBAL MARKETS... Expect the shock sometime soon...
     
  10. tugboat

    tugboat Previous Member

    This is why i chose steam...
     
  11. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    But, but, but, but, - - - - that still requires oil and something to burn for the steam ??? :eek: :) - Or the old trick wood :p so your steam pressure is reduced... Go the cat and follow the islands around the Pacific with smaller engines - sails and see you around...
     
  12. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Titanic used 700 tons of coal per day.
     
  13. tugboat

    tugboat Previous Member

    haha- yea that cat sure was nice...i use wood. a little oil is needed for lubrication but a gallon would last me for ages...the cat needs electrics and once your charge is gone your waiting a while to recharge...btw i read that article on the 21k catamaran--i wish the guy sold plans for that..id get a set just to have on hand ..for when fuel goes to 100 dollars a gallon...
     
  14. tugboat

    tugboat Previous Member

    yea-- its the anniversary today of its sinking...
    imagine the size of those triple expansions?

    i think an equivalent vessel would burn 20 000 lbs of diesel a day too...if fitted with diesel..what did the QUEEN E2 burn?
    coal though --is 15 TIMES cheaper than diesel--so if the thermal efficiency of steam is 6 % and diesel 36 percent --steam is still cheaper to run.

    but now -today- they have steam engiens that can run at 21% thermal efficiency and with some mods 27%!! add that to coal which is 15 TIMES cheaper and its a head scratcher why we dont use steam now? plus the old arguments dont apply anymore...and steam engines can be automated now. and instantly fire up almost as fast as a diesel...
     

  15. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    QE 2 was diesel, she had 9BMW generators. The turbines were ripped out at her first refit in Germany much to the dislike of many.

    2 weeks before Tatanic sailed was the first industrial national coal strike in uk. It was devastating. The government buckled to their demands just 3 days before Titanic needed to fuel and sail.

    Yes its Titanic week, watched through 4 hours of documentaries last night.
     
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