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Old 30-08-2011, 01:41   #16
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Re: Tortola shopping

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How much gas would we be using from island to island in BVI with Moorings 372PC?
Gas? As in gasoline? Has the Moorings approved your skipper's resume?

"Powered by 2 x 110HP Yanmar diesel engines" -- per Moorings info on the boat.

As to how much diesel will be consumed, that will depend on how fast you choose to motor.

However, assuming that 1,800 RPM will give you 6kts and assuming that you have both engines running, you will burn about 6 liters per hour. One hour will get you about 6 miles. Given the small size of the BVI, I doubt that you will run these engines more than 4 hours per day. That will be about 24 liters consumed or about 6 gallons per day of diesel consumed for moving the boat. If you want to travel faster, say at 3,500 RPM, these engines could consume as much as 4 or 5 times more fuel. I believe you will find the most economical fuel consumption RPM at 2,000 +- 200.

Next issue is how much you will run the genset which not only charges the batteries, but will run the A/C. Take the number of hours you plan to have A/C per day and multiply that by 1.7 liters/hour. If you want to convert to US Gallons, divide the resulting liters by 3.875 to get gallons.

All of this said, and as a former Moorings owner, I suspect that there is more fuel on board when you leave the Moorings docks than you will ever burn.

To be on the safe side, ask your Moorings agent. Oh, and BTW, there are plenty of places to buy fuel while you are there.


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Old 30-08-2011, 05:36   #17
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Re: Tortola Shopping

Remember, "If you eat to live, let them provision for you. If you Love to Eat, provision yourself!"

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Old 02-09-2011, 10:02   #18
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Wow, Thanks guys for all the great responses.....

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Old 06-09-2011, 12:42   #19
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Re: Tortola Shopping

there is another option.
shop at home and bring in the most expensive and hard to get stuff with you in a dry iced cooler. this way you get what you want and save even more $$$$$$$.
been going to the VI for 30 years and love it there. dont forget there painkiller mix.

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