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    A point of curiosity on my part. What is the farthest distance you have travelled in your boat in 1 day.

    In my case I did a 203 mile trip in 1996. That trip was an up and back trip basicly just for the heck of it. It was one of those spur of the moment lets go for it trips. In 1997 I did 210 miles one way on my trip up to the Straits of Mackinaw. The 97 trip we departed our starting point at 9:17 AM and with one stop for fuel we pulled into our dock for the night at 5 PM. That was 210 miles in just under 8 hours.
    Rick Grew

    1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

    2004 Past Commodore
    2021 Commodore
    West River Yacht & Cruising Club
    www.wrycc.com

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    RGrew176 wrote:
    A point of curiosity on my part. What is the farthest distance you have travelled in your boat in 1 day.

    In my case I did a 203 mile trip in 1996. That trip was an up and back trip basicly just for the heck of it. It was one of those spur of the moment lets go for it trips. In 1997 I did 210 miles one way on my trip up to the Straits of Mackinaw. The 97 trip we departed our starting point at 9:17 AM and with one stop for fuel we pulled into our dock for the night at 5 PM. That was 210 miles in just under 8 hours.
    Not in my boat, however in a friends 43ft Riv with 2 x 670 hp volvos, we did Brisbane to Bundaberg, leaving at 6am, ariving I think around 2.30pm, roughly 220 miles. He topped off the tanks with 330 gallons. it was a great trip, past some beautiful scenery. We then went out fishing for the next 2 days, and he caught a 90 cm, 27 kg Red Emperor. One of the biggest fish I have ever seen. I think I posted it on an earlier thread.

    Cheers

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      #3
      I am in the 150 to 200 mile slot.

      Doug
      Started boating 1955
      Number of boats owned 32
      Bayliners
      2655
      2755
      2850
      3870 presently owned
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        #4
        I've logged >200 statute miles in 1 day a number of times, but it's not pleasant. I do it for deliveries where time matters more than the enjoyment of the journey. I prefer to limit my days to 100-150 max if running on plane, and prefer even more to have days of about 50 statute miles all under 8 mph.

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          #5
          120sm, give or take.

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            #6
            Traverse City, MI to Bailey's Harbor, WI - 125 Statue miles. With a stop in Glen Arbor, MI for breakfast and shopping it was a very pleasant cruise. Calm seas and 26.5 mph.
            1999 Ciera 2655 5.7L BIII "Brenda Lou"
            1996 Skeeter 1850DV 175 Mariner 9.9 Mariner. sold, sold, sold
            1975 Lund 14' 25 HP Mercury. sold, sold, sold
            2008 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 6.7L Turbo diesel Quad Cab
            Green Bay, WI on the Fox River
            South Bay Marina

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              #7
              80 miles has been our longest trip in a one day time frame. It takes a long time when your mostly traveling at hull speed.:hypnotysed:

              Last year we went to visit a friend at his house on the bay by boat. It was a 35 mile trip one way. It took us 6 hours to get there at hull speed.

              It was getting late by the time we left to return to our marina. I said WTH and ran the boat at cruise speed (16 kts) all the way back. It only took 2 hours and 15 minutes to get back.......but it cost a heck of a lot more in gas than the trip there did. We used about 70 gallons in all.

              We could have driven to his house and back in 2 hours from the marina and only used about 4 gallons of gas round trip.......But, that wouldn't have been nearly as fun as the boat trip.

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                #8
                Little Current to Sault Ste Marie.....I guess that it is about 130 miles, or thereabouts.

                Did it in our old 2755.

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                  #9
                  200+ down the ICW on trip from Philadelphia to Baton Rouge in a friend's 340 Sea Ray Sundancer, twin 454's.
                  Two C's 1990 3888 MY, 175 Hinos, Hurth 630 Trannys
                  Past Commodore Emerald Rose Yacht Club
                  Member International Order of the Blue Gavel
                  MMSI: 338030604

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                    #10
                    L.A. Harbor to Catalina 50+ miles. Louisville, KY to Madison, IN round trip, 50+ miles on the Ohio River. Colorado River/Lake Havasu up to Davis Dam at Laughlin, NV and back, over 120 miles. Ran out of beer on that one...ops
                    Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
                    Lake Havasu City, AZ
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                    2007 Bayliner 305 MCM twin 350 Mag B3s (SOLD 2012)
                    2008 Bayliner 289 MCM 350 Mag Sea Core B3 (SOLD 2009)
                    And 12 others...
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                      #11
                      A while back, a friend "hired" me to captain his new-to-him Azimut 32, twin screw, diesel, genny, etc from just south of Miami to is new home at Lake Monroe, Fl. This involved the ICW to Jacksonville,and the St. Johns river from Jacksonville to lake monroe. The distance was over 550 miles. The longest stretch was the St. Johns, from the ICW junction to Lake Monroe at 160 miles. Did this leg in 10 hours. The boat cruised at 22 MPH ( @ 2.2 MPG), however, there are a lot of no wake zones, especially south of Lake George.

                      The whole trip ran 4 days.

                      Note: the cost of the trip, food and marinas included, was a bit less than what a transport compay wanted to truck it. This includes marina prep and re-commisioning for splashdown. That was one cool trip
                      Captharv 2001 2452
                      "When the draft of your boat exceeds the depth of water, you are aground"

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                        #12
                        We just went over 350 miles in one day. Well it took more than a day but we drove all night so that should count as 1 day.

                        KEVIN SANDERS
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                          #13
                          :ign- 32 Miles

                          33 With bow wander

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                            #14
                            ksanders wrote:
                            We just went over 350 miles in one day. Well it took more than a day but we drove all night so that should count as 1 day.
                            That counts in my book.
                            Rick Grew

                            1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

                            2004 Past Commodore
                            2021 Commodore
                            West River Yacht & Cruising Club
                            www.wrycc.com

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                              #15
                              South Haven MI to Chicago IL.
                              Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
                              1998 3055 Ciera
                              (yes, a 1998)
                              Previous boat: 1993 3055
                              Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
                              Sea Doo XP
                              Sea Doo GTI SE
                              Life is short. Boats are cool.
                              The family that plays together stays together.
                              Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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