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Old 03-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #21
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We plan to get as far as Georgetown and that's about it for this trip.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #22
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Finally got the blog posting up. I'll try and do another tomorrow on the crossing from the Berry's to Nassau. For any of you Facebook users, visit out Facebook page for more photos. https://www.facebook.com/TheGreatBookOfAnchorages
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:55 PM   #23
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Hi Chuck and Susan,

So I was doing the [rough] plotting. If Beach House holds 300 gallons standard, running the 120hp Ford Lehman, getting about 2.5-3 miles per gallon, then without too many side trips, you could nearly make the whole trip from Florida to Georgetown and back (600 miles) on one fill up. (Would I want to cross large distances - Gulf Stream coming back - with under half-full? Probably not, but still)

So where will you take on diesel? Will you try to minimize your Bahamian purchases? Fuel running about $5-6 per gallon? What do you use to screen suspect fuel?

Our Sand Castle has similar power (ADC 136N), so I follow your travels pretty closely (pardon the stalking, but fantastic work, your blogs/writings). Our thinking is a similar trip in the next 5+ years...

Fantastic pictures. Very motivating.

Thanks for sharing,

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Old 03-22-2013, 09:18 PM   #24
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We may not need to fill up until we returned to Florida. We are averaging about 2.4 gallons per hour and that is running at about 7 knots. BUT, we may top off here in Nassau since the fuel is only $5.70 per gallon, close to what we paid in the US. That would allow us to make it back without buying fuel again. If for whatever reason we had to buy more fuel, we would only get what we need to get back and a little for reserve. Then fill up when we get to Florida. Chuck
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:32 PM   #25
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How long roughly do you plan on being in the Bahamas this trip? Will you start looping right after?
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:42 PM   #26
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We will be in the Bahamas until the end of May and then head for the Chesapeake. We plan to start the Loop but we always say our plans are written in the sand at low tide. We'll be working on finishing our Bahamas Anchorage book and starting on the Chesapeake bay Edition. Chuck
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Good Answer!! How long (approximately) will you gunkhole around the Chesapeake??
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:43 AM   #28
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:57 PM   #29
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The current location of Beach House Publications office.

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...and to think this is all a business write-off!! Well done, Skipper!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:14 PM   #31
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But of course!!!
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Sail Magazine just did a review of our Anchorage Book...
Review: The Great Book of Anchorages | Sail Magazine
I know, it's not for power boaters, but it's nice to see.
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Capt. Chuck, I'm doing research on conch fritters, and writing it up in my blog. Does that qualify for a tax deduction? Sounds legit to me.
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Capt. Chuck, I'm doing research on conch fritters, and writing it up in my blog. Does that qualify for a tax deduction? Sounds legit to me.
I think it does, Don. I'm researching an article on Zip Lining and my trips to Catalina should deductible.


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Practical Sailor will also be doing a review so it will be interesting to see what they have to say. Chuck
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Hey Chuck, what's the length of term for the visa for you guys and the boat? Isn't it 90 days?
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #39
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Ben, 90 days for the crew, with easy renewal at no charge, and a year for the boat. Chuck
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