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    #46
    To be fair, that's less than $7.00 US per US gallon


    James
    1989 Bayliner 3888, 175 Hinos,
    Hurth 630's Onan 8kw MDKD
    Lowrance Electronics!
    Boating on Georgian Bay & the North Channel
    Completed the Great Loop 07/25/19
    AGLCA #8340
    MTOA# 7469

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      #47
      We pay $5.75/gal in sunny CA (San Francisco)!
      Retired, computer expert / executive
      Bayliner 285 Cruiser / Mercruiser QSD 4.2L 320 HP Diesel
      Live in the Bay Area, CA, USA, boat in Turkey
      D-Marin @ Turgutreis in Bodrum/Turkey
      [email protected]
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        #48
        Originally posted by talman View Post
        I love Ketchikan and a lot of people there, but it has to be one of the most boring towns in Alaska, unless you are fishing. The worst restaurant food (excluding those who have sovereign rights), and one of the most tourist-centric towns in the world. The cruise ships lease a majority of the shops in that end of town and sell crap to the tourists that they bring into town. Every car has a green side. The salmon are big there because it rains so much there, they can get upstream to easy natural hatcheries. If you got lost on that island, and died from hunger, it would be from stupidity, or because you messed with a bear.
        I sound like a city boy. You will be contiguous state-side soon, Kev. Enjoy the next leg.
        LOL talman. There is a cruise ship tied up right by where our boy ksanders is tied up.

        Justin
        1984 2150 Ciera "C-ya"
        AQ225D w/ 280
        MMSI 338355691
        St. Joseph, Michigan

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          #49
          Hey Kevin,
          Didn't you make this trip, but uphill, a few years ago when you got this 4788? I seem to remember you re-powering at NHD in Anacortes. But I think you had a crew then...
          Jeff & Tara (And Hobie too)
          Lake Havasu City, AZ
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          Current: 2022 Sun Tracker Sport Fish 22 XP3 w/ Mercury 200
          2000 Bayliner 3388 Cummins 4bta 250s (SOLD 2020)
          2000 Bayliner 2858 MCM 7.4 MPI B3 (SOLD 2018)
          2007 Bayliner 305 MCM twin 350 Mag B3s (SOLD 2012)
          2008 Bayliner 289 MCM 350 Mag Sea Core B3 (SOLD 2009)
          And 13 others...
          In memory of Shadow (7-2-10,) and Ginger (5-11-21.)
          Best boat dogs ever! Rest in peace girls...

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            #50
            Originally posted by Jeffw View Post
            Hey Kevin,
            Didn't you make this trip, but uphill, a few years ago when you got this 4788? I seem to remember you re-powering at NHD in Anacortes. But I think you had a crew then...
            Yes, same boat different direction. Had my son onboard.

            He is going to join me for the baja leg in November

            KEVIN SANDERS
            4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


            Whats the weather like on the boat
            https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


            Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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              #51
              Gentlemen, I am making way from Ketchikan to Prince Rupert. My expected arrival is 1700 hours.

              Enviroment Canada is calling for seas 1m or less in the eastern Dixon Entrance.

              I had a great harbor day in Ketchikan yesterday. Got caught up on several maintenance items including a failed center windshield wiper, which had leaked since new due to the factory locating it at the wrong location.

              I also traded off my skiff yesterday and got a new, more functional one better suited for beaching.

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              KEVIN SANDERS
              4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


              Whats the weather like on the boat
              https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


              Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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              • kwb
                kwb commented
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                You can take the man out of Alaska but not the Alaska out of the man.
                I kind of want to go that way with our dingy for practical purposes but I just can't do the aesthetic.

              • Mortenti
                Mortenti commented
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                Love the tender.

              #52
              Nice looking new skiff! Was this a planned/scheduled purchase in Ketchikan?
              P/C Pete
              Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
              1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
              Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
              MMSI 367770440

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                #53
                Originally posted by Pcpete View Post
                Nice looking new skiff! Was this a planned/scheduled purchase in Ketchikan?
                It was something I was planning to do when I found the perfect skiff for beaching. My YL340 at something over 700 pounds was just too much to drag around.

                I was looking at alumanium as an alternative, and found this really high quality Marlon skiff which the commercial folks seem to prefer.

                I put a 6 hp simple yamaha motor on it and am pretty happy!

                Lightweight and indestructible is the key to skiff happiness I think.

                Here is the map for today

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                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                Whats the weather like on the boat
                https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                • Nofacey@yahoo.com
                  [email protected] commented
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                  Great skiff & motor choice. Might want to think about dinghy wheels too - the make it vastly easier to move it around solo on shore,
                  These are the best in the world: https://www.beachmaster.com/

                #54
                This is Dixon entrance this morning


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                KEVIN SANDERS
                4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                Whats the weather like on the boat
                https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                • Cool Change 4788
                  Cool Change 4788 commented
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                  can't wait to see that trip log total when you get to LaPaz!

                #55
                Looks like another fantastic day on the water! Do you have any pictures of your windy/wavy afternoon on 5/9 (Clarence straight?)? Safe Travels today and yes, nice skiff - I too have thought about aluminum and simple! That should do very nice in Mexico, get some flip down wheels and your all set!
                Cool Change - 1999 4788
                330 Cummins
                Custom enclosed hardtop

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                  #56
                  ksanders I was talking with a co-worker about your trip/adventure. He was wondering about a dash cam to capture some video. Might be interesting in some of "sportier" stretches of water.
                  Justin
                  1984 2150 Ciera "C-ya"
                  AQ225D w/ 280
                  MMSI 338355691
                  St. Joseph, Michigan

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                    #57
                    Originally posted by Cool Change 4788 View Post
                    Looks like another fantastic day on the water! Do you have any pictures of your windy/wavy afternoon on 5/9 (Clarence straight?)? Safe Travels today and yes, nice skiff - I too have thought about aluminum and simple! That should do very nice in Mexico, get some flip down wheels and your all set!
                    I'm sorry but when it gets bad all I can do is drive the boat

                    KEVIN SANDERS
                    4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                    Whats the weather like on the boat
                    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                    Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                      #58
                      Originally posted by C-ya View Post
                      ksanders I was talking with a co-worker about your trip/adventure. He was wondering about a dash cam to capture some video. Might be interesting in some of "sportier" stretches of water.
                      I thought about it it and really just do not want the trouble. Taking video means editing video, and I'm just not that interested.

                      But I'm happy to share photos

                      KEVIN SANDERS
                      4788 DOS PECES - SEWARD ALASKA - LA PAZ BCS MEXICO


                      Whats the weather like on the boat
                      https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                      Where am I right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/2R02

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                      • C-ya
                        C-ya commented
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                        ksanders and we appreciate the photos! I'll pass along your reasoning.

                      #59
                      Here is my RPM vs FF chart running 24x24 props, Just had them re-pitched to 24x23 and need to update - how do these numbers compare with yours Kevin? (24x21?) + (flowscan data)
                      Cool Change - 1999 4788
                      330 Cummins
                      Custom enclosed hardtop

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                      • cosmo777
                        cosmo777 commented
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                        Those numbers are near-match to my 4788 with 22" pitch props via floscans (and many years of crunching the data at fuel ups).
                        Another column you might consider adding is nmpg, to give another perspective of fuel burn.
                        For me, 9 knots (1550rpm) gets me 1.34 nmpg and 16 knots (2525rpm) gets me .7 nmpg

                      #60
                      Most of those are just the Cummins book numbers for my 330's but good to know you show similar via floscan. I just guesstimate my burns with each trip so I have an idea how much fuel to load when I fuel up. I would be interested in seeing/using your chart, the NMPG figure would be great to have and I could maybe adjust based on my actuals.

                      Looks Like Kevin made it to Prince Rupert, but his spot is still showing off the airport! It looked like the sea and wind was nice today.... what a journey!
                      Cool Change - 1999 4788
                      330 Cummins
                      Custom enclosed hardtop

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                      • Cool Change 4788
                        Cool Change 4788 commented
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                        OOps, I see his spot moving again now.... Guess I spoke to soon!

                      • cosmo777
                        cosmo777 commented
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                        I don't keep a chart. Over time I have just learned the various speeds I want/like to run at. I also have my floscans tied into the Garmin, so it outputs NMPG real time which helps me know if I'm bucking currents too much or getting a push and need to slightly adjust my running speed for better efficiency.

                        From your data, the NMPG is pretty close to what I typically see:
                        700rpm 3.1nmpg
                        800rpm 2.9nmpg
                        1000rpm 2.1nmpg
                        1200rpm 1.8nmpg
                        1300rpm 1.6nmpg
                        1400rpm 1.5nmpg
                        1500rpm 1.3nmpg
                        1600rpm 1.2nmpg
                        1700rpm 1.1nmpg
                        1800rpm ~1nmpg
                        1900rpm 0.9nmpg
                        2000rpm 0.84nmpg
                        2200rpm 0.77nmpg
                        2300rpm 0.73nmpg
                        2400rpm 0.69nmpg
                        2500rpm 0.69nmpg
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