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Posted By: ScubaDoo

Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/23/03 10:58 PM

Who rents gas powered golf carts? Is there a website link with rates? TIA
Posted By: Marty

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/24/03 05:25 PM

try:
http://www.monchosrentals.com/
Posted By: Pedro1

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/24/03 06:01 PM

advice- wait till you arrive and negotiate-all companies now have gas golfcarts
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/24/03 09:18 PM

Question, do you have to bring the gas golf carts back with a full tank of gas, at the end of your rental time?
Posted By: Pedro1

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/24/03 09:57 PM

Don't know but do not think so
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/24/03 09:59 PM

NO!
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/24/03 10:26 PM

Thanks, that would be a bother.
Posted By: deking3333

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/24/03 11:13 PM

I hope you don't mind my asking, but why gas cart over electric? The electric carts are much friendlier to the environment especially from a noise perspective? Gas powered vehichles of any type are sort of against the grain (sandy beaches, grains of sand, ha, a little humor; very little I know), so to speak. Meaning they obscure the natural beauty and natural sounds of our island like the sea, the birds, the palm and banana trees as they sway in the wind and oh yes, the silence too! A properly charged electric cart will run for days and get you anywhere on the caye accessable by carts. When it gets low just call and the cart company will bring you the next one. Just my 2 cents worth. Someone mentioned to wait till you got here and negotiate for a better price, good advise. I think Castle Carts have the most and newest gas carts if you really want one. They have an office right on the corner on front street (Barrier Reef Drive) right across from the school and Sunrise Real Estate office. There will be more than enough carts for rent just like hotels etc. Hope you have a wonderful stay and enjoy Belize!
Posted By: mountain Larry

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/25/03 07:44 PM

I agree deking333!
Posted By: toad

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/25/03 07:49 PM

gas sucks
Posted By: Sandcrab

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/25/03 08:46 PM

You said it, Toad. What a bummer.

Jim
Posted By: Pedro1

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/25/03 09:55 PM

they are much more reliable do not run out of gas(sorry about the pun)-more comfortable,cheaper to run,almost as cheap to buy,cheaper maintainance-need I say more.
Posted By: FishingSanPedro

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/26/03 01:10 AM

I rented a gas powered cart today.

The first one was tooo loud and handled bad, i took it back anf got one that is a little quiter.

It is like driving around on a lawnmower.

It is loud. It does not respond well to the gas (either nothing happens or it jumps)

But I dont know how the electric one handle.
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/26/03 01:16 AM

Most carts electric or gas lurch/jumps somewhat.

One jumped thru my garage door twice and the back wall once.
Posted By: Pedro1

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/26/03 01:29 AM

Enough said Chloe-it just goes to prove what we have been saying about women drivers for years-the vote was bad enough but driving licenses(total mistake-huge)
Posted By: jerce

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/26/03 01:29 AM

Chloe,
Don't know why your post made me break out in loud laughter.....it even woke up the dog!
Hope I'm not getting a perverse sense of humor in my old age!
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/26/03 01:29 AM

Well shoot, my Jag jumped thru the front of garage wall and it's gas ! :p
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/26/03 01:48 AM

LOL.......it was a funny (but scary) story posted on this board somewhere.

PEDRO, I was not driving that electric cart. Driver was my husband........hahaha. He put a note on the crumbled door, My wife did not do this, I did.

Jerce....those 3 jumps were all within 1 minute, not separate times.

Immissing, you need an electric Jag,.. just kidding.
Posted By: Sandcrab

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/26/03 02:21 PM

An awful lot of noise will be added to the environment on Ambergris Caye because of these gas-powered carts. I am trying to imagine 15 to 20 lawn mowers passing any point on Coconut Drive every hour of the day and evening. What a din.

It seems that some genius has given permission to pollute Ambergris with noise and even more exhaust fumes, and that's only the tip of the iceberg.

Next, we could have motor scooters, motorcycles, and why not mini mokes to rent too? I think in the long run it will be very detrimental to Ambergris, and especially San Pedro.

That's only one opinion, however. I'm sure there are several other views.

Jim
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/26/03 04:28 PM

:rolleyes: debating the merits of electric over gas golf carts on San Pedro while there are hoards of dump trucks, taxis, tractors and old outboard engines is like saying we have a serious problem with crime, so lets crack down on the jay walkers.

Golf carts, gas or electric, are not the problem. Both have minor drawbacks. VERY minor when put in the overall perspective. Electric have the battery disposal problem. Gas have the noise problem only when the mufflers are not replace and the modern 4 cycle engines pollute far less than most of the current engines being used here both on the water and on the streets.

The people of Ambergris Caye have decided they want all these people here and moving them around in golf carts, gas or electric, beats the hell out of the alternatives.

If you really want to do something that will have a real effect on pollution, short of limiting the number of people on the island and the development that goes with tourism, you could start by eliminating the older polluting engines, both outboards and motor vehicles, and requiring current vehicles to be maintained properly. Of course, that is probably too radical and sensible of an approach. laugh
Posted By: deking3333

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/26/03 04:41 PM

Hey Sandcrab, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we already have scooters for rent. They go way to fast and are very dangerous on our small, crowded, bumpy streets that are always filled with pedistrians and lots of kids playing. Not to mention the danger to the riders of these gas powered scooters who usually refuse the safety helmet and go speeding by my house everyday in a hurry to get... well no where really. How far can you go on a small island and what is the big hurry. I was not shocked, but was for sure sad when they approved these scooters. Typical San Pedro thought process. While one hand is acting concerened about these kind of issues, the other hand is doing a "favor" for someones relative or friend by breaking or bending the rules. Just one more thing to add to the list when describing paradise.
Posted By: Sandcrab

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/27/03 01:04 AM

Deking3333,

My point exactly. It is just one more thing to add to the everyday pollution and hustle bustle.

Byron,

I am very aware that hoards of dump trucks, taxis, tractors and old outboard engines provide AC with most of the pollution, not to speak of dangerous conditions to pedestrians, but the topic is Gas powered carts which I was addressing. It is just one more thing to add to an already over-polluted island.

It seems to me that the San Pedro Town Council should be made aware by the residents and business owners to cut down on licensing all the polluters, or it could be that there will one day be lots of engines and machines and noise makers, but very few tourists. Why change a beautiful place into a crowded, smelly, noisy place?

Just a thought for the future life of AC.

Jim
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/27/03 02:55 PM

Jim: your comment "just a thought for the future life on AC" is most poignant. My problem is there seems to be far too little thought and investment being given to planing and accomodating for all the growth in population density that comes with the development that is being promoted on AC.
With the expansion, both north and south, it is neccessary to have transportation that electric golf carts are not suited for. They just do not have the range to make them practical for those residents. Not to mention the power problem that we are faced with.
If AC is going to have the development that appears inevitable, compromises like gas golf carts are inevitable. And probably desirable when factured into an overall plan.
People coming to AC and wanting more hotels and condos, beaches "stolen" from the sea, bars stocked with beer deliverd daily, taxis waiting in line at the airstrip and boats and motors to take them and all the cruise ship people snorkling and a goverment that is not investing in the infrastucture and regulations to support this are the important problems not being addressed.
It is the number of people on the island, of which I am one, that is creating the problems. And to focus a debate on whether to rent a gas or electric golf cart when there are so many more important issues to addrsss, is as I said, like focusing on jay walkers when you have murders to deal with. But, I guess that makes some people think they are doing their part and makes them feel good. Solving the greater and more important issues will requirer alot more than just doing something that makes you feel good.

Bottom line is, if we do like Jim suggests and give some thought to the future and an overall plan, we would probably find that gas golf carts would be one of the "compromises" that would be far desirable to what is being done now. wink
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/27/03 03:34 PM

Just for the truly interested parties:
The AC Chamber of Commerce is aggressively working towards some relief of the traffic problems. 2 weeks ago, there was a C of C sponsored Traffic Seminar that was well-attended. At last weeks meeting, the Chair of the AC Traffic Control Comm, Milo Paz gave us an update. He has met with the Minister of Transport, Mr Marin, and things are starting to happen. $4800 was donated by 3 C of C members to pay the salary for "traffic wardens", who will also serve as inspectors. 2 radar guns have been pledged. Parking is being addressed currently. A census (by a re-registering) process will begin shortly. There is going to be a Master Traffic Plan meeting for AC held in Belmopan on May 30-31, so I will have further updates at that time.

The C of C is doing some great things and like most organizations, can always use $$ and/or manpower. I encourage you ALL to become partners.
Posted By: toad

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/28/03 02:00 PM

i cannot think of anything that is a bigger waste of time or money than having a meeting to slow people down and make them conform...if you want to 'keep things slow' on ac then get rid of the friggin gas carts and scooters....and as long as there is $$$ to be made by development there will not be compromises, only situations made to look like compromises....AC needs an eco-dictator with balls....

and byroni my friend, you are misguided on the gas cart issue...yes, they do not have the range or power of an electric, but they are noisy....so noisy and enviromentally unfriendly that golf course around our country are phasing them out....

as far as delivery truck and such, they are a necessity, but one or two deisel tractors running up and down the caye isn't going to fowl things up....don't throw the baby out with the bath..

motored boats are a the only way to fly, period...(that was funny)

anyway, i dont live there, but could and just don't see the problem with going against the curve on the on-land motor issue....

use donkeys
Posted By: dogmatic prevaricator

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/28/03 03:36 PM

That was no ordinary mushroom.
Posted By: River Shark

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/28/03 04:00 PM

I'll take the gas over electric anyday!! As I said we pulled an electric cart over a mile to the hand ferry - and that sold me on gas. And as I said I don't think the family we were pulling minded the fumes and pollution or the sound that our motor was putting off.
As a matter of fact, I didn't notice that the gas guzzeling, pollution belching cart we rented from Castle Cart was any louder than the electric ones we were passing (or pulling), until you people pointed it out to me.
Man am I glad I didn't notice all of that pollution, it might have made me sick.

Maybe you people need to get a life and move on.

The Shark
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/28/03 06:57 PM

I had some really far out thoughts on this that I expressed under a new topic, "Pollution Solution, etc.?"

I guess the start of the rainy season has me far out.
Posted By: toad

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/28/03 10:26 PM

i'll bet you check the gas when you leave
Posted By: Johnboy

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/29/03 01:30 AM

River Shark---Where did you rent your gas cart???? I've e-mailed Moncho's twice for prices & information but havn't received an answer....I've heard they are a lot higher than electric.....How much does gas cost in AC (US $ per gallon) We will be there July 4th thru 11th.......Johnboy (that crazy Texan) wink
Posted By: bywarren

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/29/03 04:06 PM

Moncho's does not rent gas carts. Panny's does at $137.60 BZ per day. Castle at $129.60 and Moncho's at $139.76 for electric. Gas is just over $3US per gallon. They all have weekly rates also that works out to around $590 per week.
Posted By: River Shark

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/29/03 04:41 PM

I rented mine from Castle Carts 8-5 one day. It was about $50.00US for the day. They told me to either fill it up before I return OR pay them 5.00US for gas for the day. That I did since it seemed easier than trying to deal with finding the gas station and filling it myself.

TS
Posted By: dogmatic prevaricator

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/29/03 05:00 PM

Same here. I rented a gas cart from Castle for 24 hrs at 62.50 US in mid-April. Drove the hell out of it, and used approximately 1 to 1.5 gallons of gas. Seems I could never synchronize with the operating hours of the gas depots, so I never bought gas. I returned it to Castle one hour early and they waived the gas charge for the early return.
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/29/03 05:11 PM

Ah ha, I figured they would check the level of gas on returning the gas carts, and charge accordingly. Just good business.
Posted By: dogmatic prevaricator

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/29/03 06:25 PM

Since there aren't any external gauges, you have to lift the seat and eyeball the gas tank. There aren't any gradients on the tank, so........the level of gas is estimated at departure and return. In my case as I was ready to leave, it was kinda like........hmmmmm, that looks to be about 5/8 of a tank.
Posted By: mountain Larry

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/29/03 06:31 PM

I don't care if gas is free and they give you as much as you want, the exhaust still stinks and mucks up the air.
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/29/03 06:33 PM

My cart came from Milos, $45us. Turned in after 2nd & got another full of gas. No fuel charge.
Posted By: dogmatic prevaricator

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/29/03 06:49 PM

that's a global problem, ML, and I imagine you, like the rest of us, make your contribution to polluting the atmosphere in your neck of the woods.
Posted By: Al G

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/29/03 06:53 PM

I rented a gas cart for 4 hours last week. We stayed at Ramon's and they said their electric carts were not allowed past the hand ferry, due to a possibility of the battery running down.

I rented from a place just about a block North of Ramon's.

The gas cart was hard to start smoothly, and we did have to stop and refill the tank back to our starting amount.

We went up to Capt. Morgan's and back down as far as the Victoria House, and I think we used 2 gallons of gas.

I think I paid $40 US and about $8 US for gas.

I probably could have done better, but we didn't want to give up too much beach time looking around.
Posted By: mountain Larry

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/30/03 02:39 AM

dp, you are right I do, and people rob banks everyday but it still doesn't mean it's right.
Posted By: dogmatic prevaricator

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/30/03 11:18 AM

depends on your reference point
Posted By: toad

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/30/03 12:23 PM

exactly...if they immediately deposit into their account, is that robbing the bank?
Posted By: Pedro1

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/30/03 03:41 PM

He really does eat some strange mushrooms!!-or is he still following the teachings of Timothy leary.
Posted By: dogmatic prevaricator

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/30/03 04:21 PM

Timely reference to Leary, Peter, as tomorrow is the 7th anniversary of his final trip.
Posted By: toad

Re: Golf Carts (gas powered) - 05/30/03 06:06 PM

that eye looks a little bloodshot, if you ask me....
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