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Old 04-09-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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.. No need for our trawlers to be "long range" either. I think you have trawlers and passagemakers mixed up. Most all trawlers have fuel so readily available long range is not part of the equation. Again, you're right about the turbo engine.* ...
*So, what's*everyone's trawler's range?* The Coot has two fuel tanks totaling 390 gallons.* That's easily enough to go from San Francisco Bay to Puget Sound non-stop.* Nevertheless, 99.9% of my anticipated trips will be under 200 miles, round trip.* It will be pleasant not to have to fuel frequently.* I don't anticipate any transoceanic trips by trawler; the Coot isn't designed for that and I have done seven by cruise ship.

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Old 04-09-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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About 800 miles. Single 135hp Perkins and 300g fuel capacity.
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
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Around 6,000 miles, maybe a bit more.* We burn about 2.75 gph at 7 knots plus a bit depending on how clean her bottom is and carry 2,400 gallons of fuel.

I'm not sure I know what a 'trawler' is, or if there is an official definition.* Seems to me there are three types of engine powered private vessels:* 1. Recreational boats that range from 10' to something, that are not really designed for heavy weather but can venture into the ocean at their own risk. * The Albin 28 I had would have fit that category.* 2. Coastal cruisers that have the stuff to handle reasonably adverse weather, and have ranges that will get them 1,000 miles down the road.* They can be most any size and vary wildly in how robust they are.* 3. Passagemakers that are by definition trawler designs that are built to cross oceans and carry the fuel and systems to handle that job in safety.

I've got a feeling this opinion will somehow turn out to be controversial....
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
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RE: Your trawler's range

Volunteer held 1100 gal, in flat water 2.3 gph @7.7 kts... about 3600 mile range. I never used more than 400 gallons per year.. so for what I was doing with the boat 500 gallons would have been plenty. I think our GB 36 held 400g. I never used that much in a year.

The latest boat makes my butt pucker every time I advance the throttles... 30 GPH at cruise... oh well it's just a part of the boat budget!

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Old 04-09-2011, 08:48 PM   #5
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4400nm on our Defever, 1100 gallons, 6knots at 1400rpm and 1.5 gph.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:27 PM   #6
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Your trawler's range

We can travel 2,500 to 3,000 miles on 700 gallons of fuel.* If we back out the generator and add a reserve, we're good for 2,000 plus miles.* We turn the fuel over ~twice/year.* The last fuel we took on was in Acapulco at ~$3.30/gallon.* The next fuel stop will be Panama or*Columbia.* Right now we are in El Salvador and fuel is ~$4.40/gallon.

Does this make Hobo a passagemaker or are we still a trawler?


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Old 04-09-2011, 09:48 PM   #7
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:51 PM   #8
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RE: Your trawler's range

About 700 miles for Willy. Ridiculous. I would be better off w half the fuel. When I ordered new fuel tanks (old ones were 50 gallons each) I asked for 35 to 40 gallons each. They just duped the old tanks. 50 gal ea. Some trawlers are long range cruisers and can use 1000 mi to 4000 mi ranges but most all trawlers almost never use more than a 200 mile range. I think this whole thing about long range for a trawler is stupid. I'd rather have fresh fuel and a lighter boat. Not to mention more room. Range could be a bragging rights issue. Like a big heavy engine and a low rpm. The fact that nobody has responded w a 2 to 300 mile range suggests my theory may be correct.
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Old 04-09-2011, 09:54 PM   #9
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Your trawler's range

In my mind, a trawler can be a "passage maker" if properly designed and have a very*long-range.* Thus, a passage maker can be (or unless it is a sailboat or a motorsailer) a trawler.** Almost all of us here*have a trawler (slow and efficient)*or a sedan cruiser (fast).* But I'd wish we'd stay away from "what kind of boat you/I have" but rather our boats' ranges and fuel capacities and what we think about it.


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Old 04-09-2011, 10:06 PM   #10
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Some trawlers are long range cruisers and can use 1000 mi to 4000 mi ranges but most all trawlers almost never use more than a 200 mile range. I think this whole thing about long range for a trawler is stupid. I'd rather have fresh fuel and a lighter boat.
WESTERLY has 360 gal for a cruising range of around 1000nm.* BUT, when heading to/from SE Alaska, I will usually top-off prior to the open water because the boat rides better with*more weight.* This means top-off at Port McNeil/Ketchikan NB,*and*Ketchikan/Campbell River SB.*

When cruising Puget Sound/SJI/Gulf Islands,*we only*maintain between 30-60% fuel onboard for better mileage.* Fresh fuel and a lighter boat, and the capability to go 1000nm if needed.* Also, I don't have to consider fueling at hole-in-the-wall fuel docks.

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RE: Your trawler's range

Obviously dependant on sea state*but based on a sistership's figures in calm seas (2'-3')*we are hoping for 3000nm plus at 7 knots with 10% reserve.*Our total tankage is*950g.
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I carry ~240 gallons and a range of about 400 miles with about a 40% reserve. Good enough for me.
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:38 PM   #13
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:48 PM   #14
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Obviously dependant on sea state*but based on a sistership's figures in calm seas (2'-3')*we are hoping for 3000nm plus at 7 knots with 10% reserve.*Our total tankage is*950g.
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:01 AM   #15
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RE: Your trawler's range

I carry 2900 lts fuel use 12 lt/hr at 8 knots that gives me a range of 1933 NM with a 10% reserve.
That does not take in to consideration generator use.
I also carry a 500 lt deck bladder that will give me an extra 333 NMiles.
I usually don't use it all but in a 2/3 week reef trip from home will get home with about 400 lts in the tanks.
But when cruising and anchoring out it gives us good range.

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Old 04-10-2011, 07:06 AM   #16
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My range is only about 450miles.* Carry 150 gallons in two tanks.* Seems to work out. There are*lots of fueling options in the Northeast.

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Old 04-10-2011, 07:28 AM   #17
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Your trawler's range

At our normal slow-cruising speed of 6.5 knots, our little cruiser with 110 gal diesel tanks maxes out at about 350 nm with a 20% reserve.* This is enough to give us pretty decent flexibility wandering around the Inside Passage.

At a planing cruise of 17-18 knots (which we now do only occasionally) our range would be more like 150 nm.

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200 gallons diesel.
1.4 g/hr burn producing 7.5 knots assuming no current.
probably around 900 nautical mile range with a 10% buffer.


just trawling around the pnw


my goal is to fill up in the states with lower fuel taxes and not have to add any Canadian diesel for the season.


I usually burn a full load of fuel each season.
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We can travel 2,500 to 3,000 miles on 700 gallons of fuel.* If we back out the generator and add a reserve, we're good for 2,000 plus miles.* We turn the fuel over ~twice/year.* The last fuel we took on was in Acapulco at ~$3.30/gallon.* The next fuel stop will be Panama or*Columbia.* Right now we are in El Salvador and fuel is ~$4.40/gallon.

Does this make Hobo a passagemaker or are we still a trawler?



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RE: Your trawler's range

We burn about 3 1/2 to 4 gallons per hour at 7 knots including the use of our generator for power when not at a dock.

Our fuel tanks hold about 750 gallons, so our range is from 1300 to 1500 nm.*

We are not planning on crossing any oceans!!
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