Originally Posted by jeffnick
All this talk about mpg or gph makes me sad. A trip up/down the ICW, or anywhere else aboard is priceless.
Oh, there's a price alright, my cruise in May cost about $1K in fuel plus some marina fees and meals, etc. But, that's well worth it for a 31 day vacation. Pretty hard to beat, I think. A lifetime of memories for two.
Slowing down not only saves fuel for most of us, but you get to see the sights along the way. If you're in a rush, drive or fly.
So my normal cruising speed is whatever 2,000 RPM gets me. It's 7 knots over water. On the AICW, that could be anywhere from 5 to 9 knots over land.
I'm thinking about a two month cruise next summer.