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Forum: Liveaboards 05-10-2013, 12:27 PM
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We finally put Trac Digital Active Fins on our...

We finally put Trac Digital Active Fins on our trawler and it was amazing! $50,000 average cost including installation.

So what is the cost per mile to date?
Forum: Liveaboards 09-29-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By FF
Marinas try to make money from the entire...

Marinas try to make money from the entire facility , not just selling slip space.

Liveaboards buy less fuel during the year , and create 10x the garbage .

A non moving boat requires no fresh...
Forum: Liveaboards 09-27-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By FF
"There is nothing that even approaches being...

"There is nothing that even approaches being considered a "show stopper.""

Except perhaps the skill set to operate the boat alone.
Forum: Liveaboards 09-19-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By FF
I would consider a boat for the first 5 years...

I would consider a boat for the first 5 years dockside , and a different boat for actual cruising.

Volume will be required for 7 people , esp 4 teens .

Look in middle America at the great house...
Forum: Liveaboards 09-15-2012, 05:41 AM
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Posted By FF
Fuel burn is deterimened by weight and speed. ...

Fuel burn is deterimened by weight and speed.

It takes 3 hp per ton (2240lbs) for fast cruising , about 2 hP per ton at modest speeds, basically the Sq Rt of the LWL.

on many boats about 15 Hp...
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