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  1. #1
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    Default Will gas prices this summer alter your boating use/plans?

    We all knew this wasn't a poor man's hobby going in, BUT....

    Depending on what state you live in, how far you tow, and the fact that most of us put 91-93 octane in our Raptors; this year could noticeably more expensive that years past. Some of us will be looking at $6 plus per gallon.

    I'm still going to do my Havasu and Powell trips this summer, but I might take a few evenings at the local res off due to costs. I also have NEVER accepted money from friends and family when they come with me on a occasion, but this year I might start pocketing the couple of twenties they tend to hand me after a day on the water.


    I was just wondering if this is going to affect how and where you use your boat this season?
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    Current on-the-water gas price at Wahweap Marina is $7.07 and $7.21 for Stateline and Bullfrog, but that isn't supreme. Antelope Point is showing $4.78 for the same fuel, so you know they haven't updated, but their supreme is $0.50 higher. Makes the Lake Powell trip interesting. 400 gallons at $7.21 for me isn't going to be real fun.

    I am happy to pay the price for boating at the local lakes, but I don't think I will have a choice this summer. The local lakes may not even open.


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    Wife and I were just figuring up how much extra it will cost us this summer. We used just over 800 gallons in the boat last summer. Pretty much all of that was 2.99 at the local station by the lake. Currently their price is 4.69 per gallon so if it stays similar we anticipate an extra $1360 for the summer. Figuring it this way it doesnít seem so bad, an extra 350 a month or so. Fortunately this isnít a year round sport!
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    I use a gas caddy and get my gas at the wawa. It will obviously be more then last year but won't change a thing. Just got off the lake a couple hours ago and in 10 months we have 137 hours on the boat.

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    Nope. I set aside money every month for summer fuel usage. Wonít make it out until mid/late June anyways so we should have a surplus


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    If I understand correctly there are currently three engines the 400, 450, and 550. What is the minimum octane level that can be used in each? I thought it was 89.

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    400 89
    440 89
    450/460 91
    550/575 91


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    Quote Originally Posted by mgswake View Post
    If I understand correctly there are currently three engines the 400, 450, and 550. What is the minimum octane level that can be used in each? I thought it was 89.
    It is 89 like @larryarizona says...

    I would bet the majority of us 400 owners still put in high octane whenever possible just for added peace of mind. Maybe putting in 89 this year is a way to save a few bucks, but I'm sure I'll still put in the highest available.
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    I have a 21 400 Raptor. I have run both 89 and 93 in it and can't really tell any difference.

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    I use 90 octane because that's what the ethanol free is.

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