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Old 03-05-2019, 09:18 PM   #14
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City: Kenai, Alaska
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Melanie Rose
Vessel Model: 1999 Willard PH
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I did it in a 24' Bayliner Trophy in 1985, it had 92 gallons of gas in the main tank. Elfin Cove to Yakutat was skinny, because the wind came up to about 15 knots and seas to 4' on the nose. From Yakutat to Cordova I had six five gallons gas cans on the deck in addition and had no issues making it into Cordova. Average was 3 mpg on a single Volvo 280, I would admit my margins were a bit thin...

The boat will easily do it if you have enough fuel, so your limiting factor is how much fuel you estate it will take. My last trip (in the Willard), I ran Ketchikan to Cordova on 130 gallons averaging about 7 mpg with 150 gallon tank and no extra fuel. We did not stop anywhere along the way between Elfin Cove and Cordova, just motored straight through.
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