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Old 22-08-2009, 18:18   #16
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Remember the fuel prices in the Pacific.

In Tonga we got Duty Free Deisel!!!!!!! Yippee! NOT!

US$2.65 per LITRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So your 600 gal tank full would cost 2 271 x 2.65 = $6018

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Old 22-08-2009, 19:51   #17
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- - Gee, don't be so mean to the fellow. I have seen plenty of power boats travel from the US east coast to Grenada and Trinidad on their own bottoms. Most all the sport fishermen down here in the southeastern Caribbean normally come down on their own hulls. When you can do 10+ knots the time between islands is dramatically shorter. I helped a couple of 42 ft Nordic Tugs without stabilizers make it all the way to Grenada. They can do 9 to 10 kts in 5 ft seas and 20 knots of wind.
- - The fuel bill was astronomical and the ride was lousy but gratefully they could cover some serious mileage.
- - However, for power cruising - having active stabilizers makes a whole world of difference. And the tankage on the boat should be significantly increases to at least 3000nm at economy cruise.
- - From Panama to Polynesia is really too much for a non-ocean built cruiser trawler. Dockwise transport can do that leg for you and probably cheaper than the fuel you would burn.
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Old 23-08-2009, 12:26   #18
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Hello, sugus, and welcome to Cruisers Forum.

A couple of questions to help us get centered on your plans. What's your cruising range on the Sea Ray, with some fuel held in reserve? What kind of seas can she handle?
we have a range of aprox. 800 miles, we realy are good weather captains , time is on our side.
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Old 23-08-2009, 12:28   #19
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There is NO WAY I would ever undertake this voyage in a 50 inch boat! Two adults and a dog in less than 5 foot? I would trade up to at least an 8 footer.

Anyone ever see Spinal Tap?
sorry 50 feet
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Old 23-08-2009, 12:36   #20
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A SeaRay is a power boat isnt it?

Galapagos to Marquesas is 3,000nms (6,000 kms) and their aint no other way to cross the Pacific and their ain no stops along that way.

Hmmm you could go Alaska to Vladivostock......
Yess its a powerboat, we are just trying and sometimes maybe the boat will be on a bigger one
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Old 23-08-2009, 12:53   #21
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we have a range of aprox. 800 miles, we realy are good weather captains , time is on our side.
sorry the range is 1200 miles
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Old 23-08-2009, 14:15   #22
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Sugus: when you get ready for some serious looking check out the Kadey-Krogen Northsea's and there are other power cruisers that are specifically built for ocean crosssings. See: 48 Krogen North Sea Classic - San Francisco - Boats - Ships - krogen 48 north sea
Also: 2004 Kadey Krogen North Sea Widebody Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
and: Nordhavn - Power That Is Oceans Apart
- - There are other custom built power yachts that are built for ocean work. There is a good builder in a boatyard somewhere in the Carolinas - I forgot exactly where.
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Old 23-08-2009, 21:17   #23
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There is NO WAY I would ever undertake this voyage in a 50 inch boat! Two adults and a dog in less than 5 foot? I would trade up to at least an 8 footer.

Anyone ever see Spinal Tap?
Couldn't let that go unquoted... You saved me the trouble of typing it.
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Couldn't let that go unquoted... You saved me the trouble of typing it.
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Sugus,

Here's something to mull over...

With a 1,200 nm cruising range, I'd plan on 900 nm max non-stop passages to leave plenty of fuel for contingencies. Your boat could easily do the "Thorny Path" from Florida to the Virgin Islands, and "fairly" comfortably, since you said you're not on a time-constrained schedule, and can wait out bad weather.

From the Virgin Islands, the trip down to Trinidad would be a piece of cake for you, and worth spending several months enjoying the islands along the way. Then over to the ABCs. The passage from Aruba to Panama is within your range, though you'd need to be careful about the weather along the Colombian coast--it can get very rough along that stretch.

In Panama, find a freighter to load your Sea Ray and transport it to Samoa or somewhere in the neighborhood. You'd have to research the possible destinations. Once you've transited the South Pacific island groups, New Caledonia to Brisbane is within your range, so then you've made it all the way to Australia. After that, who knows?

Here's a photo from YachtWorld. Is this what your boat looks like? A friend of mine had one of these, less the fly bridge. Seemed like a pretty solid boat, and fast!
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Old 24-08-2009, 10:55   #26
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Sugus,

Here's something to mull over...

With a 1,200 nm cruising range, I'd plan on 900 nm max non-stop passages to leave plenty of fuel for contingencies. Your boat could easily do the "Thorny Path" from Florida to the Virgin Islands, and "fairly" comfortably, since you said you're not on a time-constrained schedule, and can wait out bad weather.

From the Virgin Islands, the trip down to Trinidad would be a piece of cake for you, and worth spending several months enjoying the islands along the way. Then over to the ABCs. The passage from Aruba to Panama is within your range, though you'd need to be careful about the weather along the Colombian coast--it can get very rough along that stretch.

In Panama, find a freighter to load your Sea Ray and transport it to Samoa or somewhere in the neighborhood. You'd have to research the possible destinations. Once you've transited the South Pacific island groups, New Caledonia to Brisbane is within your range, so then you've made it all the way to Australia. After that, who knows?

Here's a photo from YachtWorld. Is this what your boat looks like? A friend of mine had one of these, less the fly bridge. Seemed like a pretty solid boat, and fast!
Thanks for trying to help , maybe the around the world trip doesnt have to to be done in a circle ,maybe , also to gain experience I might just do ; bahamas thenTurks and Caicos over to Santo domingo , San Juan ,the small Antilles till Grenada over to Port of Spain then along the coast Panama ,costa Rica, Nicaragua , Honduras , Beleze , Mexico then direction U.S.A.and once there we can include sightseeing on the Missisipi from there back to Florida. This would be the first leg. From Miami we can have the boat transported to Europe where again we will do a go around but by then we will see ,
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Thanks for trying to help , maybe the around the world trip doesnt have to to be done in a circle ,maybe , also to gain experience I might just do ; bahamas thenTurks and Caicos over to Santo domingo , San Juan ,the small Antilles till Grenada over to Port of Spain then along the coast Panama ,costa Rica, Nicaragua , Honduras , Beleze , Mexico then direction U.S.A.and once there we can include sightseeing on the Missisipi from there back to Florida. This would be the first leg. From Miami we can have the boat transported to Europe where again we will do a go around but by then we will see ,
and yess this is the boat
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ok--yopu sem to be serious--if the doggie doesnt swim and wont pull the boat from doldrums, LOL, you could do the path that was described above--there are truly many ways to go about this adventure--circling each part of the world that interests you is a cool way to go about it--then ship boat to another continent like to europe---then circumnavigate europe, med,and africa...then hop along to the next place--you could actually get the job done with shipping only maybe one time--many of the great land masses are close together in some places--would require a larger cruising kitty than in a sailboat---but could be really fun adventure---do get a pfd for doggie----from asia, go up to bering sea and cross to alaska--you might consider a heater for this one....gets cold up there--if you really do this, please write about your adventures---there will be interested parties wanting to see how you guys do!!!!--if you ship boat to europe, you miss the iceland and greenland scenery---might want to go up the east coast instead of down ----there are different ways to do this----havent known many who wanted to circumnavigate in a sea ray before!!
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Was looking at an ad for a boat shipping company, they are charging $1000 a FOOT!
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