We all know bass boats love burning gas, but just how much does it take to fish an entire season on the Bassmaster Elite Series? Good thing Biobor EB did the math for us. They found that anglers spend over $70 a day on boat gas. That averages out to over $3,000 per angler for a total of over $300,000 for the entire field. Wow.
How much does it take to fill up your tank?
How much do you typically go through in a day?
You can read more about their findings below and also get some hints for next year's contest.
During the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series season Hammonds Fuel Additives, Inc., the manufacturers of Biobor EB, the Ethanol Buster, tracked the gas usage of Bradley Roy and Cliff Crochet as part of a fan contest. Biobor EB reviewed the data and made several observations.
Roy used 918 gallons compared to Crochet’s 730 gallons over 44 official Elite Series practice and competition days each. Assuming these two young anglers were a fair representation of the Elite field (average of 44.96 days fished), an Elite angler burned an average of 18.73 gallons of gas per day. Thus, the 100 angler field burned 84,210 gallons of gas over the 8 event season.
The national average price of gas during the 2011 Elite Season was $3.74. That worked out to $70.05 of gas per man, per day. Over the Elite Series season the total cost of boat gas for the Elite anglers was $314,945.
Those 84,210 gallons were treatable with just 351 16-ounce bottles of Biobor EB. The leading ethanol treatment product would require 527 bottles. When purchased at Academy Sports + Outdoors or West Marine, anglers save over 20% on their fuel treatment costs using Biobor EB.
In 2012 Biobor EB will again present fans with the opportunity to fish with their pro staff, just as contest winners Justin Lear of Kentucky and Tony Posey of Alabama did in 2011. The 2012 Biobor EB contest will also feature increased weekly prizes and both anglers will hand out Biobor EB samples to fans.
ABOUT BIOBOR EB AND HAMMOND FUEL ADDITIVES, INC.
Biobor EB is formulated to prevent the separation of ethanol/gasoline fuel blends which helps combat the negative effects of ethanol in fuel tanks and engines, while increasing engine performance, efficiency and fuel stability. The full line up of Biobor marine fuel additives are just the latest from this American manufacturer, also known for their innovative engineering and product design in the aviation, fuel and water treatment industries. All Biobor products are available through the Hammonds Fuel Additives international sales distributor network, or for retail purchase at West Marine and Academy Sports + Outdoors and a growing number of retail outlets. Dealer inquiries are welcome at (800) 582-4224.
Hammonds Fuel Additives, Inc. offers the flagship product Biobor®JF for use as a biocide in diesel and jet fuel. The Biobor Family of Additives includes Biobor JF, Biobor MD (Marine Diesel Performance Additive) and Biobor EB (Ethanol Buster that overcomes the harmful effects of ethanol in gasoline). www.biobor.com