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Old 05-18-2012, 02:04 PM
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Welcone Home Bud.

Good for you. I looked at the weather down your way yesterday and knew you would go for it...I would have. I know you will feel "sailed out" after that but go get on the boat after about 3 or 4 days rest to get yourself back into it....don't forget, winter comes fast. Still have all summer to play with
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:29 PM
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Talking Preliminary Fuel Use

Have not filled the tanks yet in Edgartown so the figures show Titusville to Northport, NY. Gallons used: 233.2
Engine hours: 284.2
Gal/hour .82
Same number of refueling stops as trip south (14), but almost 100 gallons less! Further investigation to follow.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:01 PM
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Hanley, good news. 100 gallons less? Does that mean you were using 50% more fuel on the way down?? ...or is that 33% more fuel???

I did see at least one pic of you sailing that PT26 took!!!

BTW - I have finally put that laptop chip into my bag so I can send it to you from work tomorrow..

Welcome home.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:05 PM
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Same number of refueling stops as trip south (14), but almost 100 gallons less! Further investigation to follow.
100 gallons less?! Your trip home must've been downhill!
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I would bet the gulf stream is helping with the push north
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:31 AM
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Not to mention the predominantly southerly winds in the mid-Atlantic spring.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:31 PM
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Talking Fuel Usage Final Figures

Filled tanks at North Wharf Edgartown so final return run usage recap follows:
gallons used - 258.8
total engine hous - 317.5
gallons/hour - .815

by contrast the trip south:
gallons used - 333
total engine hours - 366
gallons/hour - .9
As has been mentioned above the trip north is always easier due to the prevailing favorabe winds. Also, I ran a little lower throttle to keep the vacuum higher. The interplay of rpm, vacuum, and boat speed have made it clear I am slightly overpropped and this will be corrected for next trip. The engine will be pulled and disassembled late this fall and wear data for the trip evaluated, but a new thread will be started for that.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:59 PM
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Smile Good mileage.

That's pretty good mileage Hanley. Actually pretty good for the way down also. If I recall you had the wind on the nose on more than a few occasions on the way down. It's cool that you kept a record. If only I was as diligent.
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Hanley, 50 hours' difference -- that would be about 300 miles at 5 knots. Were your records for A to B and then B to A or did you take a side trip on the way home or have a shorter route on the way down, or maybe better winds and less waves coming home?

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Old 06-17-2012, 07:53 AM
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Jonathan - Sorry, I forgot to mention that the trip south included a quick side trip up to Jacksonville Landing to collect my wife who flew down to meet me for the rest of the trip to Titusville. This was a 7 hour detour. Otherwise, the two runs are identical.
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Old 06-18-2012, 01:55 AM
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Ok, so, I'll ask...did you calculate costs? Fuel , food, lodging/docking, repairs..etc.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:36 PM
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Ok, so, I'll ask...did you calculate costs? Fuel , food, lodging/docking, repairs..etc.
I did and will shortly post fuel price and dollar figures. The rest will take a little longer but is doable.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:31 PM
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Talking Electronic Ignition

Finally got around to installing my Moyer Marine EI kit on the Delco. Before the switch I checked the current distributor at 34 degrees dwell at .009" point gap. The EI unit checks in with a steady 50 degrees of dwell and 10.3 volts being delivered to coil+. Timing was set at 17 degrees BTDC at 1600 rpm (dist degrees), crankshaft degrees 34. This is the textbook spec. One slight glitch - the tach now reads about 100 rpm too high, probably the increased dwell. I'll either correct it or switch to an alternator tachometer like Neil. At present I have a Datcon. Edit: One more thing: The timing light showed a much steadier mark with the EI confirming Dave's (and mine) suspicion that the cam on the distributor had become unbalanced.

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