It’s Memorial Day weekend – the traditional start of summer and the boating season.
Gas prices across the country this morning averaged $3.87 a gallon, according to AAA, and that figure is generally higher at marinas. Many parts of the country are already seeing prices top $4.00 a gallon, with prices climbing by the day.
There’s been a lot of talk about what this will mean for boating this summer. Some say boaters will stay home and off the water entirely, while others say they will still use their boats, but take shorter trips or stay docked in the marina.
Other says those who are passionate about boating won’t let the higher gas prices affect them at all.
Since “Trade Talk” can’t be everywhere this weekend, let us know what you see in your area of the U.S. Are the boaters out where you are? Are they cruising or sitting at the docks? Are people coming into dealer’s showrooms?
Keep us posted…and have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!