Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
The endlessly skyrocketing price of boating fuel has now become a relentless headache for the American boater. Accustomed to paying no more than two or three dollars per gallon for decades, boaters are now paying more than twice that amount for fuel. As a result, boaters are unable to decide how to adjust to this change. (Read More…)
Any incentives out there?
Friday, May 30th, 2008
Remember two years ago when the car industry brought back incentives to counter high fuel prices and rising interest rates. Dealers throughout the country offered as much as $6,000 in rebates. (Read More…)
Keep an eye on this weekend’s activities
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
It’s Memorial Day weekend – the traditional start of summer and the boating season. (Read More…)
Gas prices are not a deterrent
Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
As I travel to meetings in Florida and the warmer areas of the country, the comment I hear most often is about how many boats people are seeing out on the water. There seems to be amazement in the industry that boaters are out on the water in force in spite of high gas prices. As warm weather reaches North, I know I am watching the Chicago lakefront gradually fill with boats. (Read More…)
CEO eases gas prices for employees
Friday, April 25th, 2008
A CEO in St. Louis was so pumped up about the exorbitant prices at the gas stations; he wanted to do something to help his employees get to and from work. (Read More…)
More fuel for thought
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
Thank you for such an enlightening discussion on gas prices. (Read More…)
Will gas prices curtail boating?
Monday, March 17th, 2008
I talked to my sister over the weekend (by the way, she’s a boat owner) and she’s looking
into taking the commuter bus to work; the gas prices are killing her budget. Is she planning to keep her boat? At the moment, but… (Read More…)
Gas pains at the pump?
Friday, May 25th, 2007
Recently, I asked those who are boaters or cover boating on my list of e-mail writers if they knew what marina or dock gas was costing these days. I had a quick response, so thanks very much. Keep in mind this is an extremely unscientific poll. (Read More…)
Turned off by high gas prices?
Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
We’re paying as high as $2.73 a gallon for gas at the pump to drive our cars in Essex, Conn., home of Soundings Publications.
I know it cost more to fill a boat at the marinas, and I’m wondering if the soaring price will deter people from buying boats. (Read More…)
Fuel Efficiency on the Water
Thursday, January 25th, 2007
Fuel consumption and saving money is a hot topic. Global unrest, weather, energy supplies and the over-all economy are all weighing heavily on the price you pay at the pump and fuel dock. (Read More…)