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Old 12-25-2017, 08:15 AM   #41
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Just like in airplanes, if you want speed and comfort you have to be prepared to spend money.

My dockmate just upgraded his Sea Ray 420 sundancer to a 550 Sundancer.

It's basically the same exact boat only about 14' larger.

He cruises at 24-28kts and gets 0.6 nmpg with a top speed of 35kts.
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Old 12-25-2017, 09:30 AM   #42
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Depends on how much your time is worth. Our last boat (black fin 38 convertible) was three times faster and cost three times the Fuel and was really a marina queen when we got there. Always needed to run a genny to run ac because she was poorly designed as a live aboard. We are currently back in the abacos on the hook and haven’t even used our ac this year except at a marina last month in palm beach. Used the heat mostly all summer up north.
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Old 12-25-2017, 11:40 AM   #43
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Well evertybodie’s flipp’in up their faves.

For awhile it was look’in like one could only go to the Bahamas in/on a small boat.

Perhaps BandB saved the day.
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Old 12-25-2017, 01:00 PM   #44
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Oh the horror... The Bahamas in a small boat.

We did a few trips in this boat at 25kts. - Open bow even! Now we prefer to ease on over at 8kts with the autopilot on.

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That’s a great pic! How was the ride over? Is that Bimini?
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That’s a great pic! How was the ride over? Is that Bimini?

Yes, it is Bimini. The ride over was smooth as glass. Coming back was lumpy in the stream but nothing crazy.
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Old 12-25-2017, 02:05 PM   #47
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It is open water.
I'd think a fast 35' twin bass express cruiser would be excellent.
People go to Alaska in kayaks and rowboats (on the tide) too but a nice DeFever ........
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Old 12-25-2017, 02:26 PM   #48
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Running to the Bahamas for much of tbe year....really ALL of it, is nothing like the inland passage to Alaska.

Other than both are on the water.
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I'd think a fast 35' twin bass express cruiser would be excellent.
Wifey B: What is a fast 35' twin bass express cruiser? Could you show an example?
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