BigKahuna

Fuel price check........

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The first time we filled up we spent $3.29 a gallon for ethanol free 87 octane on the lake at the local Benny dealership.

Same place 2nd time we filled up we paid $3.59. 

After breakfast at a different Marina we noticed that they also had a gas dock so we decided to fill up. $3.99 a gallon for ethanol free 93 octane. Don't ever remember filling up with high test..........

What are you guys paying on this last day of June 2017???

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At the marina it was  $3.19 most of spring...  it jumped to it's current $3.29 mid/late May I'm guessing???  Ethanol free 87.

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Because all of our marinas are selling what they call Marine Grade (ethanol but treated) I carry it in, I have to buy 91 octane but it is ethanol free.  Think price is $2.89 but would gladly pay more if I could get it on the lake rather than dragging 5 gallon tanks to boat

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Weather has been so bad here ,I haven't  had to put any in yet this season .:angry:

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Ethanol free 87 2.29 at the gas station nearest to us in Greenwood, South Carolina.  During the boating season I usually haul it in a 5 gallon can 2 or 3 times a week.

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I'm tight, so most of the time I carry my gas. I just bought 30 gallons of 91 ethanol free from the Exxon down the street from CWag for $2.69 a gallon.  I will carry it to the boat this weekend.

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We are paying street pump ethanol (I treat it) $2.59 gallon. Our waters low so the Marina gas isn't filling boats other than their rentals. I sure don't want any from their tank this year. Been sitting in there since last fall. :blink:

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Headed to the lake tomorrow.... :) I'll keep you posted!! We can ethanol free on and off the water. 

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$2.92 gallon for ethanol free at the gas station on way to the lake we are on up here in Central NY.  Although it's been a pretty rainy season so far so we haven't been out as much as we would like. 

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3.49 for 93 non ethanol at my marina.  Been 3.49 since last 7/4 but was bumped up then from 3.29.  I filled up last weekend in case they decide to raise it again this yr.  everyone have a safe weekend.  

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9 hours ago, PonTuna Salad said:

I'm tight, so most of the time I carry my gas. I just bought 30 gallons of 91 ethanol free from the Exxon down the street from CWag for $2.69 a gallon.  I will carry it to the boat this weekend.

You come all the way down here for gas?

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4 minutes ago, cwag911 said:

You come all the way down here for gas?

I was already on 73 in Denver yesterday anyway. I had been working at McGuire this week. I stopped by on the way home. 

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45 minutes ago, PonTuna Salad said:

I was already on 73 in Denver yesterday anyway. I had been working at McGuire this week. I stopped by on the way home. 

QT by Sam's Club in Mooresville has ethanol free 87 for $2.59. This is where I get fuel for my power equipment. Was thinking of getting another 5 gallon can specifically for the boat but we'll just fill up on the water..........

Think we found your boat on Thursday afternoon. Are you all the way back in that cove on a community dock on a lift right by the barrier from the steam plant?!?

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2 minutes ago, BigKahuna said:

QT by Sam's Club in Mooresville has ethanol free 87 for $2.59. This is where I get fuel for my power equipment. Was thinking of getting another 5 gallon can specifically for the boat but we'll just fill up on the water..........

Think we found your boat on Thursday afternoon. Are you all the way back in that cove on a community dock on a lift right by the barrier from the steam plant?!?

That's us. 

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2 minutes ago, PonTuna Salad said:

That's us. 

Cool. Did you end up plugging up the pin hole leak?!?

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I also use street fuel that I treat. Paying 2.05 at the top of the street.The gas has no time to absorb any moisture before it's gone. 

HAPPY BOATING THIS WEEK END ALL.

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At our marina 89 ethanol free was $3.69 2 weeks ago when we filled up.  Not sure what they are charging over the holiday weekend.......almost sure it's higher today.  Street price for 87 e10 here is right at $2.00.  Even with the added cost of stabil marine formula it's still cheaper to buy uptown and treat the fuel.......just not as easy as pulling up to the fuel dock and filling up.  At roughly $1.50 a gallon higher at the fuel dock it doesn't take long to save enough on fuel to cover going out for a steak dinner.......yes I'm a cheapskate.

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1 hour ago, BigKahuna said:

Cool. Did you end up plugging up the pin hole leak?!?

I haven't yet other than silicone caulk. We will test it this weekend. I have an appointment Wednesday to drop it off. Depending on how long the repair takes, we may wait it out until winter. 

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Paying $3.29 for 92 ethanol free at my marina. We are not permitted to bring gas cans to any of the marina's on our lake.

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5 hours ago, Alicedream said:

Paying $3.29 for 92 ethanol free at my marina. We are not permitted to bring gas cans to any of the marina's on our lake.

Hmmmm .... depending on street price I'd have someone meet me along shore to fuel up ..... ;)

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1 hour ago, SEMPERFI8387 said:

Hmmmm .... depending on street price I'd have someone meet me along shore to fuel up ..... ;)

I lived on a lake growing up and carried hundreds of gas cans. I was done with that a long time ago.  My view is if you can't afford the gas then don't buy the boat. 

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Be careful being cheap...my buddy used ethanol gas for years....  saved a few bucks......  but is now spending it all and more  trying to get his engine running correctly.   Still not ok and he  always tells me if I knew then what I know now I would never put ethanol gas in my boat.  Fuel line deterioration etc...   Bottom line he thought he was saving money but it's costing him more in the long run. He used Startron to treat it but not every tank. For that reason I only use ethanol free.

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Any newer motors use ethanol compatible fuel lines and such. Not to say it can't create problems, but knock on wood, I've been running ethanol fuel with Stabil, Yamaha ring free, and Yami filter for 8 years now and haven't had fuel issues. 

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$2.99 at the corner with the boat on a trailer.

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