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Old 11-01-2018, 11:08 PM   #21
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Full displacement, 38' fantail, 55hp diesel, 0.75gph at 7nmp/hr.

$1300. fuel Toronto - Abacos (plus exploring all the rivers and bays).

Rarely spend a night in a marina.

Cheaper for us to go to the Abacos for the winter than spend it in Toronto.

There is value in a true displacement hull.


If you didnít have the only one, Iím sure more of us would take that route. I know I would!
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:21 PM   #22
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I guess I'm thinking for fuel economy. Admit I have a lot to learn.


Fuel economy is a very real concern.
Start looking at specifications on new boats for example. Listing the vessels range you will see:
At 7 knots 1800 mile range
At 12 knots 600 mile range.
Fuel economy is something to consider.
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:19 PM   #23
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Why do you think you need a FD hull for the loop? Donít limit yourself with hull classifications, IMO.
Agree. Both Cardude & I have economical FD hulls, but for the loop, thereís a host of comfortable alternatve hulls with modern architecture that do pretty well at trawler speeds while offering that burst of speed to make a late anchorage or out pace a storm long enough to find protected harbors. I hate the fuel cost of the option, but if you really need it, the fuel cost is likely not to be the priority in the moment. If you need both speed with economy, you may want to add a few powercats to your list.
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Fuel economy is a very real concern.
Start looking at specifications on new boats for example. Listing the vessels range you will see:
At 7 knots 1800 mile range
At 12 knots 600 mile range.
Fuel economy is something to consider.
Thank you for the advice
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:34 PM   #25
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Chuse,

I may have come across as a jerk earlier in this thread, and for that I sincerely apologize. Itís just that Iíve made some classic mistakes when looking for and buying the first boat so Iím really trying to help.

If you have a significant other, please find out what boat they are comfortable with before going much further. I bought the newest, most efficient boat I could get in an auction without consulting my dear wife, and itís been a bit of a struggle since then! I love the boat and have made many expensive and ridiculous mods to it, but to this day it doesnít suit the kind of boat she thought we would have. And just FYI, economy wasnít on her priority list !

So, take your time. Look at WAY too many boats and have fun doing it.
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No offense taken at all. Thank you for the advice. Hoping the wife and I can agree when the time comes to open the check book
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