Originally Posted by cardude
Any thoughts on the feasibility of going offshore
from the Keys to the Houston
area on one of these boats? Looks like it's about 900nm.
Range with the single
cummins 5.9 looks to be about 1000 nm at 7 knots with a 10% reserve.
These boats are said to ride like s#%t however, so I'm wondering if my stomach can handle it for 5 days.
Best time of the year to consider this? Or is this a stupid idea altogether?
Brought a Mainship 390 up from La Paz
to Marina Del Rey, March this year. 1000 nm. Stopped 1/2 way at Turtle Bay for fuel
. These are good boats but in a slight seaway, and at low speed for fuel
economy, you will roll like crazy! Very unfortable! Total trip was 124 hrs of moving time. The fuel rate was much greater than planned/suggested buy the owner. Range wasn't close. Go coastal and work the weather
windows. At least confirm the range/useage with a stop after 100 miles