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Old 04-09-2011, 10:06 PM   #10
Jay N
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City: Edmonds, WA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: WESTERLY
Vessel Model: 1974 Pacific Trawler 37
Join Date: Oct 2007
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RE: Your trawler's range

nomadwilly wrote:
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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