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I took a Beneteau 463 out for 2 weeks and brought the boat back with the needle on full. Never got charged $1.
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I took a Beneteau 463 out for 2 weeks and brought the boat back with the needle on full. Never got charged $1.
you're not supposed to fill the tank with sea water!
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Re: Fuel costs for Catamaran

Sorry everyone can not be as intelligently gifted as yourself. Perhaps you should not be hanging out with the peasants!
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Then perhaps any question would also be considered a stupid peasant question? Like what time will we arrive? Well if your in that much of a hurry perhaps you don't have the time for a cruise either right?
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Re: Fuel costs for Catamaran

SP this is usually a good, respectful, site please stick around.
Canít speak to cats not having own one so fuel was always owners concern. But have spent a fair amount of time in the BVIs. Thereís a wide variance in fuel cost. In general the commercial dock in Road Town on the Moorings side is reasonable. Sopers tends to be more expensive, Spanish town cheaper, North Sound variable. Found it worthwhile to check prices. For us with 200g it made a significant difference.
When we had company would do the loop. If company had offered to share fuel costs (I never asked for this) would hit cheapest place on the last day of their visit. Guess people are different. Although we have AC at the time of year youíre going to be there never ran it. No reason unless youíre in a slip whereís thereís no wind. Then youíre plugged in. Rarely ran the engine either as company usually likes to sail. So engine only briefly on going in or out. BVI usually has good wind and things are so close together found fuel costs trivial. After awhile given its line of sight sailing other than depth ignored the electronics so battery draw from radar etc. was nonexistent. Our biggest draw was from the frig/freezer and solar/wind was sufficient.
Although itís a cat itís still a excellent sailboat not a motorboat. Even if your using constant AC fuel shouldnít be a concern as gensets sip fuel.
So think engine draw isnít the concern to calculate fuel cost. Think genset time is.

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Re: Fuel costs for Catamaran

The guy went on his charter 12yrs ago. Probably figured out his fuel cost by now...

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SP seemed to be interested one hour ago.
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