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Offset posted 08-23-2005 11:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for Offset   Send Email to Offset  
With the the price of fuel I think I'm going to leave my Pate 24 uninstalled for now, those strapped in, moving around little 6.3 money saving tanks on my 05 Montauk are saving a little cash! It's just to easy. Let's think??? Super WAWA $2.48 gal. or the fuel dock $2.80. Some may say what in the world is a WAWA? Offset, Cape May, NJ

jmontani posted 08-24-2005 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for jmontani    
Offset,

I was thinking about that as well. I am starting to see more boats at the land gas station than the fuel dock.

I am still going to put in my Pate tank for the increased range. If I do it, I'll get a portable tank (One with a nozzle) to top off the Pate. I traded my tanks out for additional items and labor.

With your 0.32/gal spread, that would save about $4 per 12.6 gallons. Almost a "6 pack" for your labor. When you are filling up and carrying tanks, just tell your self "free beer with every fill-up!"

I am planning on about 250 gallons per year / 100 engine hours. Less than ten fill-ups per year (I have the 27 gal tank). That puts me at $80 in savings for a year period or $6.66 per month. For me, it may not be worth the hassle since the boat is on a hoist. I will need to see what my actual fuel burn rate becomes.

Jack

LHG posted 08-24-2005 01:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for LHG    
I know someone who just paid $3.10 on the water!
Divedog posted 08-24-2005 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Divedog  Send Email to Divedog     
I paid $3.15/gallon in Roach Harbor (San Juan Islands, WA). On the subject of the tank, you can save money with a bigger tank. I find the best price and stock up by filling my Pate 28. Then I don't have to worry about it for quite a while.
mercnav posted 08-24-2005 10:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for mercnav  Send Email to mercnav     
i just paid $4.01/gal at champlins on block island RI!!!!!
Offset posted 08-25-2005 12:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Offset  Send Email to Offset     
I just like the the fact that I'm making the choice instead of being locked in to the high prices at the the dock. The portable sounds great. MPG have not been a factor yet so I think I'm going to keep the 60lbs.+ of fuel off by not installing the Pate 24. Anyone in the Cape May, NJ area?
bigjohn1 posted 08-25-2005 08:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
Before I started using my 170 for all-day ocean trolling, I found those "tiny" tanks to be more than adequate. If I was just taking the family out to joy ride, swim, tube, or whatever...the 13 gallons was plenty. Just a thought if that is your current use of the boat.

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