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Old 07-17-2016, 02:55 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how I could figure out distances ( by water ). My problem is we are planning a trip in the early fall but only have a certain time to do it. I know there are a lot of things that can throw things off such as weather, break downs, etc. We're figuring on doing sixty miles a day + or - .So I'm looking at 20-25 days ( that's round trip ) but am trying to figure how far we might be able to get. I know there will be a lot of different opions about this but that's why I'm asking. Thanks in advance.
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Water way charts have mile markers, Google earth has a distance measurer as a straight line or as a path as in measuring distance on a river. I hope this helps.
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:54 PM   #3
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Can anyone tell me how I could figure out distances ( by water ).
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I think the OP is asking what a reasonable number of miles per day is to expect.....

If I'm right I have to answer the questions with more questions:

What kind of boat?
What is your cruising speed? Maximum speed and can you do that for a few hours without breaking the bank?
Where? Inner coastal? Lake Erie? Mississippi? Reason I ask is because of weather, currents, bridges fuel availability.....

I have done 125 to 150nm per 24 hours reliably (ONCE did a 200nm day). On the Ocean, in a sailboat, with a lot of wind or motoring hard, in the Gulfstream.... IOW busting butt around the clock. In the Inner Coastal with bridges and no night time movement (63' mast) I was lucky to do 75 on a loooong day.....
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I read it as trying to figure distances.

In the PNW, there are some websites that will list distances between common ports. That is easy.

Hawgwash showed you the tried and true method. Works every time. Just figure out the distance for each leg and and them up.

Since I have Raymarine chart plotters with Navionics chart cards, I use Raymarine Voyage planner. Create a route and then it will give you the total distance for the route. BTW, I am not recommending the Raymarine Voyage Planner. I use it, but I don't love it.
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I have to agree with others who have responded that your question that it is a little confusing? Are you asking about distance from point A to B in a certain geographical area or straight time in a day? If the second, you can roughly calculate 6 knots will get you about 6 miles in one hour. 60 miles equals 10 hours (been there and done that many times in one day).

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In the PNW, there are some websites that will list distances between common ports. That is easy.
East coast. Scroll down to geographic area.
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Just a comment on your daily plan - at trawler speeds, that's approaching 10 hours a day -no stops, no refuelling, no shopping, no sight seeing - no nothing - for 20 to 25 days - that's not a holiday - that's an endurance test -a marathon.
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I have to agree with others who have responded that your question that it is a little confusing? Are you asking about distance from point A to B in a certain geographical area or straight time in a day? If the second, you can roughly calculate 6 knots will get you about 6 miles in one hour. 60 miles equals 10 hours (been there and done that many times in one day).

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Close but no cigar. 6 knots will take you 6 NAUTICAL miles in one hour.
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On the Atlantic ICW, with a 7 knot trawler, heading south for the winter, we plan on daily runs of 50 nautical miles per day and we figure on traveling 5 days per week. That leaves time for improvising and exploring a bit, and even allows for bad weather, which is rather rare on the ICW, where except for the bigger sounds, most of the waters are quite protected. In interesting cruising areas we only figure on travelling 3 days per week. Northbound we tend to take a bit more time because the days are longer and we like to stop and explore.
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Try "distances between ports intercoastal waterway", it's on the web.
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The AICW and GICW have statute mile markers. That covers the coastal route from Portsmouth VA to Key West and from Carabelle FL to The Tex/Mex border. To the best of my knowlege those are the only two coastal routes with statute mile markers on NOAA charts.
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This one's pretty cool. Pinch or expand the map to get to the area and scale you want; then create a track by tapping two or more points. The distance is displayed below the map.

https://www.freemaptools.com/measure-distance.htm
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🤔 I agree!
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Zoom into the area you are interested in and then use the red Z.

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Codger's post here reminded me that many, many years ago, before he changed his name, Walt sent me a mapwheel like this.



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It was a very generous gift from a friend who was interested in the product, but didn't really need it. Several of us were discussing it on a TF thread and were debating its user friendliness and its usefulness in a digital world. The next thing you know, I've got a brand new one in my mailbox compliments of Walt/Seahorse/Codger2! He figured I could use it and, being a gadget-loving guy, I'd give it a test. He asked that I let him know how it was, but I think I forgot to follow through. Oh well...sorry Wally!

Anyways...I tried this thing and once you get used to its various scale settings, it's pretty good. Only thing is that I almost never use paper charts for real planning anymore. All my trips are planned digitally on my laptop or tablet. But I'm sure there are some out there who might find some regular use for this instrument, so I'm offering it free to the most deserving.

If you're out there boating on a budget and use paper charts for planning, this might be just the gadget for you. I guarantee that there are very few inches on that tiny, little wheel at the working end of the instrument.

If you're interested, send me a PM. Operators are standing by.
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Don't forget to allow for currents and wind they can make a massive difference .



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