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Old 01-10-2017, 05:25 PM   #21
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If you go to the area and decide not to take the boat it will kill you looking out on the water & in the river and seeing all the boats out & about having fun.
I actually haven't gone on a family vacation in a few years because it was going to be a week of just hanging on the beach, while my smaller boat just sat at home (was too big to tow comfortably and too old/non-reliable to make the trip by water).. so instead I went elsewhere. Totally agree on not being able to go to Capecod and sit on land watching all the boats go by while this one sits at home at the dock.

1.5 hour legs does sound like a LOT of stops and on the way home I may just do it all in one day.. not sure, just trying to do what sounds most fun. Have always wanted to see the thimble islands and fishers seems like a fun place to explore as well. on the way there maybe wont stop at newport, who knows

I dont know if MY outdrive overheats at 2 hrs in... I just know I've read reports that people buy drive showers/etc.. because of that issue with this boat.. maybe it's super heavy for a single screw or something, it's 27.8 (30 with swim) ft overall and 9 feet wide...
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just a food for thought dont run a 100gal tank down to 78gals without a contingency. You do have the luxury of running close to shore but have a list of geas locations or keep track of that. Just be safe then sorry. With 14 days u should have a hoot of a time and be able to do and see what u want to. Another option would be is to run from newport to oak bluffs to bass river. Oak bluffs is about half way on thag leg of the trip and worth the stop in my opinion.
Are you making thia trip solo?
And i have heard of the bravos getting warm but if its overheating definitely a problem. Check into that first.
Also doesnt look like ur boat has radar which is fine but u will have a few open water crossings so keep eye on that as fog does roll in quick on the cape area. As well as have a good feel of where u can run into for protection if needed if weather kicks or fog kicks. U dont want to be making that decision based on the fly if needed.
Whats ur plan from crossing from ri sound to vineyard sound? Woods hole? Or up past cuttyhunk?
Depending on when ur coming let us know us bass river boys will show u around and have a beer for sure
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Bring your wallet if you stop a Fishers for gas, I'd plan on hitting the Ct side for fuel then tuck inside Napatree for your layover
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Bring your wallet if you stop a Fishers for gas, I'd plan on hitting the Ct side for fuel then tuck inside Napatree for your layover
Cool - that was one thing I was wondering..just the advice I'm looking for!
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I also would not plan your Newport to bass river for an afternoon. You want that run in either direction as early in the day as possible.

I would also suggest Cuttyhunk as a stopover.

Other than the "marina" at fishers island there is no access to land, and as mentioned my guess is gas is very expensive.

I also ditto the fuel usage, never plan on using 80% of your fuel for a run. 60% should be the number your after.

You also need to learn your fuel burn rates, guessing is not a good option.

Lastly, I suggest you use 80% of your "normal" cruise speed for timing planning, that covers the slow bits before and after and accounts for some slow down due to chop. If it becomes rough, cut that number in at least half.
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great area to spend a week
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