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Old 08-30-2013, 04:09 PM   #41
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What's your average cruise speed?
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:24 PM   #42
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About 7 knots
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:40 PM   #43
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Yeah...I forgot you left at (an August) sunrise and are just getting there....

When I do that portion in mid December...it's hard to make that distance at 6.3 knots and sunrise to sunset...so we just overnight at the fuel stop there at Little River.
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Yeah...I forgot you left at (an August) sunrise and are just getting there....

When I do that portion in mid December...it's hard to make that distance at 6.3 knots and sunrise to sunset...so we just overnight at the fuel stop there at Little River.
Well, because the Admiral was expecting me I was keeping speed up. She worked all day and wanted her play thing. Of course I mean the boat!

I'd probably drop about 300 RPMs normally and save fuel running about 6.5...

Pulled the boat in our neighborhood marina which holds mostly skiffs. Sand Castle was like Big Bertha in there.

I was asked a couple times how long would I be there....



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Old 08-30-2013, 07:17 PM   #45
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Ben, what engines do you have? I have the Cummins 110HP, and cruise around 1700 RPM.
Puts me around 7-8 knts... Really enjoyed following you on your journey.
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Nice end to a long day. Cruised back north to Rich's Inlet where a bend in the flow makes a nice anchorage.



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Ben, what engines do you have? I have the Cummins 110HP, and cruise around 1700 RPM.
Puts me around 7-8 knts... Really enjoyed following you on your journey.
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Thanks Frank - I have a single Lehman 135. Run about 1900 RPMs. If I wasn't trying to push would have dialed back to 17-1750. Morehead to Wrightsville in 12 hours, bridges and fuel stop included.
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Thanks Frank - I have a single Lehman 135. Run about 1900 RPMs. If I wasn't trying to push would have dialed back to 17-1750. Morehead to Wrightsville in 12 hours, bridges and fuel stop included.
Gosh, all the MT Sundeck's we looked at, none had a single engine in them. So
far I am happy with the twins. Seems to do real good on fuel.
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Ready for the Bridge run?? Onslow and Wrightsville Beach open on the half hours and Surf City only on the hour. The run from Surf City to WB is about an hour, but WB is about 22 ft. We made it under that one with the antenna down.

Also be on the look out for Onslow area military live firing warning signs.

I hate that Debbie is missing this trip! It's really cool!
Hi Bess!

I was just looking back on this thread - Surf City is a pretty ridiculous bridge. Only opens on the hour and is dog slow. I actually can make it under Wrightsville Beach bridge! Great trip!
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Stay on the red side of most f those little cuts if you can anyway...shoaling is usually as much of a problem...hard to believe something that big, valuable, obstructing and necessary for a safety investigation hasn't been removed....wonder what it really is...
I did and with no issues. I posted on Cruisers Net about it, there was a tug/barge there - I assumed to pick up the tank, but saw no evidence of that, so I now believe they were stuck on the tank as well. Tried to hail them but no response.
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