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post #14 of Old 05-18-2009
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Originally Posted by AlbinSailor View Post
We bought an Albin Vega 27' and fixed it up.
Motor not running, we will put an outboard. No idea how to sail but do not want to give up boat traveling to Costa Rica.
What do you guys think about just motoring the boat to Coate Rica?
How long would it take?
Any experience sailing from Alsaka to Central America?
Any advice?
Define "fixed it up" if that doesn't include a running motor.
What's the plan to keep the batteries charged?
How fast does the outboard push the boat?
How much fuel does it burn an hour at that speed?
How much usable fuel does it hold?
Use google earth and measure a line from where you are in Alaska to where you want to go to costa rica. Now you have your distance.
Do the math. What's your range? How many refuel stops between here and there? How much time to get from here to there?
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