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[*] posted on 10-22-2022 at 05:59 AM
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41 gallons of gas, lets say at $6 a gallon comes to around $246. I know there are many more expenses to operating a boat but for $246 what can you do for so much enjoyment? For a family of 4 you cant go to any professional ball game, go to a top name amusement park, hell you can barely be able to go to dinner and a movie for $246.

The point is that for $246 you and your family will be sitting around one day in the future and reminiscing about the boat trip you once took when the ball game or dinner and a movie will be long forgotten.

I am not belittling $246, its a lot of money but what isn't now days? One could always go for a walk, hike in the woods or many things that are free but being out on the water is special.


I agree with you Howard that power boating costs a lot of $$$ not just the gas but maintenance, mooring/storage, bait, etc. But that's what we do for the thrill of being "the old man in in the sea", on an adventure to see what's out there. In my experience I've seen basking sharks, killer whales, 200 lb BFT boiling around my 21' boat, thousands of jumping dolphins and much more for just $100 in gas while taking home a cooler full of great tasting fish (usually worth more than $100).

True $246 is a lot of money but the experiences out in the unforgiving seas is PRICELESS.
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[*] posted on 10-22-2022 at 08:10 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Lobsterman  
Quote: Originally posted by Howard  
41 gallons of gas, lets say at $6 a gallon comes to around $246. I know there are many more expenses to operating a boat but for $246 what can you do for so much enjoyment? For a family of 4 you cant go to any professional ball game, go to a top name amusement park, hell you can barely be able to go to dinner and a movie for $246.

The point is that for $246 you and your family will be sitting around one day in the future and reminiscing about the boat trip you once took when the ball game or dinner and a movie will be long forgotten.

I am not belittling $246, its a lot of money but what isn't now days? One could always go for a walk, hike in the woods or many things that are free but being out on the water is special.


I agree with you Howard that power boating costs a lot of $$$ not just the gas but maintenance, mooring/storage, bait, etc. But that's what we do for the thrill of being "the old man in in the sea", on an adventure to see what's out there. In my experience I've seen basking sharks, killer whales, 200 lb BFT boiling around my 21' boat, thousands of jumping dolphins and much more for just $100 in gas while taking home a cooler full of great tasting fish (usually worth more than $100).

True $246 is a lot of money but the experiences out in the unforgiving seas is PRICELESS.


Lots cheaper alternatives for the life aquatic: surfing, paddle board , Surfski, kayak, kiting, small boat sailing, etc. These also give you exercise to fight off old age and poor health that comes from sedentary activities like power boating.

For large boats my favorite boats are: other peoples boats.





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[*] posted on 10-22-2022 at 08:36 AM


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Thanks for all those amazing pics. Where exactly are the Channel Islands? Are we talking the English Channel Islands or something local to Baja?



there's two sets of channel islands off the california coast, the san pedro and santa barbara channel islands. the photos are the latter




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[*] posted on 10-22-2022 at 09:46 AM


Thanks Don Pisto, I caught the Santa Barbara on one of the maps, so deleted the post, not quick enough i see.



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[*] posted on 10-27-2022 at 08:10 PM


We did a run today from Ventura to Paradise Cove in Malibu. About 75 miles r/t.

For any fans of the Rockford Files, Jimmy had his trailer parked in Paradise Cove.









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[*] posted on 10-27-2022 at 08:12 PM






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[*] posted on 10-27-2022 at 08:41 PM








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[*] posted on 10-27-2022 at 09:25 PM


Paradise Cove, Malibu.








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[*] posted on 11-13-2022 at 11:15 PM


A couple shots from yesterday. Lots of little boats out sailing. I'm always in awe of them.







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[*] posted on 11-13-2022 at 11:19 PM








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[*] posted on 11-13-2022 at 11:26 PM






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[*] posted on 11-13-2022 at 11:29 PM


Ride back.








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[*] posted on 2-19-2023 at 11:13 PM


We took another trip out to the islands yesterday.






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[*] posted on 2-19-2023 at 11:17 PM


The water was about as flat as I've ever seen it. We were running almost 50mph on the way back.





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[*] posted on 2-19-2023 at 11:27 PM


Inside Pelican Bay. 34° 2'2.66"N 119°42'8.22"W





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[*] posted on 5-20-2023 at 10:30 PM


It was a rough day on the Pacific today. But any day on the water beats any day on the land.





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[*] posted on 6-9-2023 at 07:47 PM


A really fun day on the water at Channel Islands this week. Rare day when we went out and it started raining. It was cool sitting under the T-top watching the rain come down.

We tied up to the old pier at Prisoners' Harbor. 34° 1'16.36"N 119°41'2.71"W










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[*] posted on 6-9-2023 at 07:50 PM


Prisoners Harbor








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[*] posted on 6-9-2023 at 07:52 PM


It was super overcast, but the water was really flat.






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[*] posted on 6-9-2023 at 08:40 PM


Half pint,
Those mooring lines look untidy, you really should learn to keep your mooring lines tidy, Flemish flake is something you can Google.

And that sheen extending off your motors, come on, man! Do the maintenance!




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