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Old 14-03-2014, 17:52   #16
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Re: Baja 38 Special for trip thru Carribbean

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...I would want to cruise at 35kts...
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I am not really interested that much in going fast. Just that in this kind of boat it is it's nature. I would rather have a sailboat but they cost way too much and a cat is even worse. Plus those boats require way too much 'work' and maintenance...
If I won the big lottery I would buy a 50' cat because prices on new cats is a mind boggling 1/2 mil...big $$$...
cruising at 35 kts. is about 1/2 speed of these boats. If the seas are smooth I would open it up and run it at $300/hr for 1/4 hr. every now and then...
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Old 17-03-2014, 18:46   #17
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Update - I looked at this boat. The cabin was way too small even for a week. Also it would cruise at 32kts and get 1.47 statute miles per gallon. Top speed was 52kts. Kinda slow for a go fast boat.

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Old 17-03-2014, 19:01   #18
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Gas is between $5.50 - 6.95 gl in most marinas around the Bahamas so calculate your fuel burn and usage. Carry plenty of cash as most marinas tack on another 5% if you charge it.
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Just know in anything above about 2' seas, your an 8 to 10 kt boat
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Old 23-03-2014, 13:42   #21
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I am starting to sour on this type of boat. Just too expensive to run and the cabin is too small.

Next up - motor sail type boats.

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Old 23-03-2014, 13:53   #22
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You haven't looked very hard if you think sailboats are expensive. With the kinda fuel burn you originally talked about you should easily be able to afford a sailboat. Makes one think your just yankin our chains, with no intention to get any boat. It's cool we get this from time to time, I guess you belong to some redneck snowmobile forum and wanna pick on us yachties while the track gets studded.
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I am some what offended. Just because I do not have all my ducks in a row does not mean I am not serious about buying another boat. Yes, another boat !!!

I know a lot about in-land lake small fast run-abouts and small sport boats.

Just because I do not know anything about the ocean...yet, skiuseme!!

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Re: Baja 38 Special for trip thru Carribbean

See Tera Nova... that was going to be my reply to you.

You want 35kts, but not fast. $100/hr in fuel is ok, but a sailboat is too expensive?

If you re-read your posts, you may understand why..

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