Buying Fuel in Ensenada..

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daddysgirl

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I have heard that some of the big fishing boats are going to be fueling up in Ensendada...is the gas down there any good? Is it safe to go there? What is your opinion of getting fueled up there, I would really wonder how good the fuel is, and if it was very safe..but then, what do i no? your opinion please? thankx!:starwarskid5:
 

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its fine. You cannot beat the price!

Make sure that your filters are well maintained and you wont have problems.
 

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No problems so far....Loaded up about 160 gallons the last colnett trip south and the boat ran great....Considering a price tag of 2.35 a gallon for diesel, needless to say...YUP everybody is filling up at Marina Coral!
 

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How much is gas at the Coral now?
 
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check out post PRICE OF DEISEL IN ENSANADA in the baja section. that will answer your questions. i would of posted the link, but i don't know how.
 

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Yes, the Long Range boats are filling up there now, in between trips. Even though a boat may burn 40-50 gallons per hour and it's basically a day to make the run and get the fuel, it is still proving cost effective to do so. It costs them $1,000-1,200 to make the run and they still come out ahead.

Works for now, but when they start getting busy and have back to back turnaround days in a month or so, you will see an appreciable rise in fuel surcharges as they are forced to fuel up in San Diego.
 

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It is sad that we the consumer can buy diesel for a hell of alot less in Ensenada than here in the US...
 

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Why do we burn 50-75 gallons of fuel to try to catch a limit of 1 f'ing WSB?
Don't know man...this addition is costing more than crack and a hell of alot
more addicting...
 

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We have burned thousands of gallons of Mexican diesel over several years. Never had an issue with filters or any problem. :)
It is a high sulfer diesel and not reccomended on some late model trucks/boats. Check with your mfg.
It makes the trips south pencil.:rofl::rofl:LOL
 

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Why do we burn 50-75 gallons of fuel to try to catch a limit of 1 f'ing WSB?
Don't know man...this addition is costing more than crack and a hell of alot
more addicting...
YOu know you are even luck if you catch 1 fish.. I come home 3 out of 1 with a fish..

Larry
 

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In 2009, if things continue as they are, you will see boats schedule a day in in the middle of summer (every three trips or so, depending on the boat) to go down to Ensenanda to fuel. The Indy figured they would have saved over $100,000 if they could fuel in Ensenada last year!
 

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thanks for the imput, I was just concerned about the safety factor, and if the fuel was good...
 

daddysgirl

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but one other question...although it is a great savings for us here,...does anyone think that it is not the American way? based on how we are treated by the Mexican Government, and the fishing laws they have put on us? i kinda find it insulting.. I would never give my money to mexico, for the way that they treat Amerians..just an observation..wsy?
 

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but one other question...although it is a great savings for us here,...does anyone think that it is not the American way? based on how we are treated by the Mexican Government, and the fishing laws they have put on us? i kinda find it insulting.. I would never give my money to mexico, for the way that they treat Amerians..just an observation..wsy?
The American way? Is that the North American way or the South American way? Saving money is a no brainer.

The way they treat Americans? They permit us to be their guests and fish in their waters for some of the best fishing in the world. I hope that continues and I sincerely hope their environmental concerns continue at a high level. Protecting the resources is what it should be all about. I have already got some suggestions for them, such as implementing some size limits. Have you seen some of the small Lingcod the guys are catching and keeping from Mexican waters? How about some of the Rat/Firecracker Yellowtail that get kept? Sure it took some time and wrangling to get permits to fish the preserve area around Guadalupe. If you enjoy fishing that place, you know how special it is and that it deserves some protection.

Think globally
 

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but one other question...although it is a great savings for us here,...does anyone think that it is not the American way? based on how we are treated by the Mexican Government, and the fishing laws they have put on us? i kinda find it insulting.. I would never give my money to mexico, for the way that they treat Amerians..just an observation..wsy?
Mexico is the 3rd largest importer of OIL to the United States.

CAn you be more specific about "how it's unamaerican?"
about "how the Mexican gov't treats us on the ocean?"
"how they treat Americans?"
 

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but one other question...although it is a great savings for us here,...does anyone think that it is not the American way? based on how we are treated by the Mexican Government, and the fishing laws they have put on us? i kinda find it insulting.. I would never give my money to mexico, for the way that they treat Amerians..just an observation..wsy?
OK just keep giving it to the oil company CEO's.


I think I understand your point, but to me, "the american way" is figuring out how to get the most "bang for the buck", using your resources wisely, making smart decisions.

I think NAFTA nixed the whole "yea yea U S A" mantra.......dont get me wrong, you live in a country where YOU get to decide WHERE and WHEN you buy any commodity, like fuel......

anyway, as always, just my discounted dollar six fifty.......
 

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as always, just my discounted dollar six fifty.......
Which is now worth just a buck forty eleven. :D

to daddysgirl: I think I get what you're saying in regards to the Mexican Government and the "fishing laws they have put on us," but if we want to play in their yard it's going to be by their rules. Those who don't like it can play elsewhere. That is the American way. BTW, I don't think we've begun to see restrictions like we will if the Colonett(sp?) super harbor is ever constructed and a landing or two goes in.
 

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I'm planning on bringing back about 20 Gal's of diesel and filling all my extra boat gas cans on my next visit to Baja.

American way...... what a fucking joke, the CEO's are making record profits every year from the backs and sweat of the common American.
99% of the interaction I've had with Mexican's has been fantastic! And I plan on much more traveling in Baja.

SteveK whatch what you wish for dude, limits on size etc will only effect the Gringo fishermen. Pangero's making they're living off the ocean will not change. So understand you see 1-2 maybe 3 pictures with some undersize (in your opinion) fish. Let it go, it's like your LR guys getting into a EPIC tuna bite and killing every cow ya can get to the boat. You don't even dent the school. But if a seiner wraps the same school they are all gone.

My point here is we have great fishing in Baja waters, and I feel a good host in the Mexicans right now.

Don't poke the bear!
 

daddysgirl

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I remember when Mexico seized million dollar retirement homes from Americans a few years ago...they took the land and the houses,and made the owners leave with nothing..I know how they have treated many people who get thrown into the jails down there, forgotten and if you get hurt down in Mexico, forget it...I don't like the way that they abused dolphins, and beat and killed them and sold their 'tuna' to the U.S>..I am not saying the people are bad, because there are wonderful people who live there, but their government sucks...just my opinion, don't mean it's right...I just think that we should be sinking more money back into our own economy, not Mexico, who is ungrateful as hell....I don't like the restrictions put on the U.S. in their waters,while we have millions of their people up here working, and spending more of U.S. dollars in Mexico...I am just old fashioned I guess. buy American..sink it into your own country...from a good WOP.
 
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