Monday, July 21, 2008

Cutting back on boating

USA Today reports today that people are cutting back on their boating lifestyle.

I've said all along that there is a core group of boat lovers who will not give it up no matter what the costs. My guesstimate is that we're probably talking the 80-20 rule here, where 80% of boat owners will keep on boating.

And, depending on your marina and neighbors, staying at the slip is sometimes as much fun as being out on the boat. So, a low-key summer could help you save on gas while still enjoying the boating lifestyle.

Let me know if you plan to cut back because of gas prices, or give up boating altogether this year.