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post #21 of Old 09-24-2010
mccary
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Hey I will be happy to race you! Of course I get to choose the course and the weather...I was thinking of Bermuda, just wondering where you would stow the extra 1080 gallons of fuel...

So lets see it goes 100 miles on 360 gallons of fuel, that is 3.6 gallons per mile or 360 gallons per hour! My little 27' sailboat has burned only 5.5 gallons THE ENTIRE SUMMER! So at $2.50/gallon that equals $900 to fill it up. Gosh that might make a run from Annapolis to St Michaels for dinner a bit on the costly side, although you could get there in 20 minutes??? I guess with a boat like that the old saying, "You gotta pay to play" is very true. How many times does it get out in a typical summer?

Joe McCary,
Sailing on The Central Chesapeake Bay, West River, MD on my Catalina 27, Aelous II with my wife and friends.
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