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Old 08-05-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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Would anyone take this boat from New Orleans to Isla Murexes.
We hold 550 gallons of diesel and have 3208 turbo cats

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Old 08-05-2019, 06:16 PM   #2
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Do you mean Isla Mujeres?
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:27 AM   #3
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Are you asking if it has the range to travel that journey ?
There are lots of variables, fuel burn and at what speed and sea conditions ?
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:54 AM   #4
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I wouldn't take it on a straight shot across the Gulf, that's over 550 Nautical miles in a with nowhere to hide. Taking a long cruise along the coastline, maybe, depending on the condition of the boat.
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:17 PM   #5
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Thanks so much for your comments. Was thinking of a straight shot. About 10 years ago. helped a friend take his 48 De Fever make the trip. Had no problems. We left from Galveston and he made 6 to 8 knots with 125 Ford Lehman’s.

I was thinking of 8 knots. The boat holds 650 gallons.

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yes, depending a myriad of variables.
weather,crew,schedule,boat condition,time of year.. not necessarily in order of importance

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Having had a boat with those Cats it seems you're not going to have enough fuel to make it in a straight shot at 8kts. You're looking at a 80hr trip coming out of N.O. if the weather and sea conditions are good. With twin 3208 (350hp)you looking 6-8 gallons/hr running at 8kts. I would love to have a reserve of 20% when I complete such a trip. Might look into carrying fuel bladders.
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