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Old 04-23-2014, 06:49 AM   #21
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Unless a lot of you are delivery captains...not sure how you can say is possible and not possible....and 12 hr days aren't on a time card...of course there's a little slop on both sides...captains will leave or arrive n the dark to avoid lot's f issues that rec drivers won't....or at least they should be able to when necessary.

And yes...some captains will DRIVE for 12 hrs and still do the engine room chores , fuel and spraydown after.

Thus the issue with delivery captains that I pointed out first...no standard so there's a lot of ground to cover to think you got a good deal.

My motto was to move the boats as fast as possible between 2 points as safely as I could.
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If you wait for consistent weather, as in summer, would would it be feasible/safe to run 24 hours a day on the outside?

I think, at least in Ian's case, that a stabilized 44 would have no trouble at all running up the Gulf stream.

would that be a 3 person job?
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We did the 7x24 hour run on the outside and were fortunate to have good weather, not counting fog. Would expect it can be done with a seaworthy stabilized 44ft trawler with decent autopilot and nav. gear, but will require at least 4 crew and a lot of preparation, not least being pre-prepared food, plenty of fuel and spare parts.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:31 AM   #24
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When I bought my 32 ft trawler 2 years ago . I had it trucked from Merritt Island Fla to Paris Tn and then floated it off trailer at our marina
for $7200 . I think it was around 900 miles plus some . I had higher and lower quotes . I got the boat in 2 days .
Plus you had no fuel or crew travel expenses or wear/tear on the boat.
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The OP was thinking a smaller boat...As far as running a boat 24x7...not unless it's a twin or the capt has several days to monitor fluids and possible losses.

Plus unless you get a couple of people working for next to nothing...and the Capt gets the lions share...not sure many capts will do it that way. Part of the business IS enjoying the lifestyle....the Navy beats underway 24x7, no land in sight out of you in no time....
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:04 AM   #26
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A friend of mine trucked his boat last week from Stuart, FL to Annapolis. It's a 27' Nordic Tug. Price was $3,400.
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If you wait for consistent weather, as in summer, would would it be feasible/safe to run 24 hours a day on the outside?

I think, at least in Ian's case, that a stabilized 44 would have no trouble at all running up the Gulf stream.

would that be a 3 person job?
Yes it's feasible. 3 would be the minimum. And the boat would not have to be stabilized. You just have to pick a good weather window.
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Well, all our answers are somewhat shots in the dark unless the OP gives us more information on the boat.
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Well, all our answers are somewhat shots in the dark unless the OP gives us more information on the boat.
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