Boating season comes with high price as gas prices rise

High gas prices could impact your boating plans this summer. Along the Ohio River in Cincinnati, gasoline is between $5 and $6 a gallon. “said boater Heather Stump. Stump was heading out on the water Monday. But fun on the water comes at a price.” It just got crazy,” Stump said. “It gets more and more expensive. Especially this season. Now rising gas prices are forcing some boaters to change their summer plans. get out and be able to get out and have fun and be able to get out on the river. But, with prices around $5 and $6 a gallon, it’s going to be hard to make as much as we normally would,” Stump said. Brent Dicks has made a living detailing boats for nearly 20 years. Although it was the highest gas price he had seen in his career, he said he was still busy. “You know, boaters love their boat, no matter how much the boat costs, they’re going to come and be on their boat,” Dicks said. Gasoline at Four Seasons Marina was $5.19. , said Stump. “You’re always going to spend money. So if you like it, do what you like.” Stump said they will adjust boating life to gas prices. But, for many of her friends, she said some choose life on the lake instead. “I’m sure it will get worse if prices continue to rise, so hopefully that will change soon.” Still, it doesn’t look like boating life is going anytime soon. It may look a little different on the Ohio River this time around. “I see it as people who still want to get on their boat and be on their boat,” Dicks said. “Now how many will be on the river, we’ll see.” And, when it comes to buying a boat, Sea Ray of Cincinnati said Monday sales were the highest they’ve ever seen, despite the cost “Sales are still skyrocketing. We can’t keep the boats grounded, the phones ring,” said sales manager Joshua Ginn. “It looks like gas prices would play an effect on all of this, but that’s really not the case.” Ginn said the wait for a new boat could be six months to two years. Right now they have about 10 boats on their land.

High gas prices could affect your boating plans this summer.

Along the Ohio River in Cincinnati, gas is between $5 and $6 a gallon.

“If you want to have fun, you bought a boat to have fun. Go out and do it,” boater Heather Stump said.

Stump was heading out on the water on Monday.

But fun on the water comes at a price.

“It just got crazy,” Stump said. “It’s getting more and more expensive.”

Especially this season.

Now, rising gas prices are forcing some boaters to change their summer plans.

“You want to go and be able to go out and have fun and be able to go out on the river. But, with $5 and $6 a gallon, it’s going to make it difficult to be able to do as much as we normally would,” Stump said.

Brent Dicks has made a living detailing boats for almost 20 years.

Although it’s the highest gas price he’s seen in his career, he said, he’s busier than ever.

“You know, boaters love their boat, no matter how much the boat costs, they’re going to come and be on their boat,” Dicks said.

Gas at Four Seasons Marina was $5.19.

But, according to boaters, even if it’s frustrating, it’s the price to pay for having fun.

“Gas prices will still be there,” Stump said. “You’re always going to spend money. So if you like it, do what you like.”

Stump said they would adjust boating life to gasoline prices.

But, for many of her friends, she said some choose the lakeside life instead.

“There’s a little change,” Stump said. “I’m sure it will get worse if prices continue to rise, so hopefully that will change soon.”

Still, it doesn’t look like boating life is going anytime soon.

It may look a little different on the Ohio River this time around.

“I see it as people who still want to get on their boat and be on their boat,” Dicks said. “Now how many are going to be on the river, we’ll see.”

And, when it comes to buying a boat, Sea Ray of Cincinnati said Monday sales were the highest ever, despite the cost of gas.

“Sales are still skyrocketing. We can’t keep the boats grounded, the phones are ringing,” said sales manager Joshua Ginn. “It looks like gas prices would play an effect on all of this, but that’s really not the case.”

Ginn said the wait for a new boat could be six months to two years.

Right now they have about 10 boats on their land.

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