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Old 05-03-2011, 09:51 PM
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We left Ft. Lauderdale Saturday at 6 am. The ocean was rough so we ran the ICW to St. Augustine. We left St. Augustine on Sunday around 7am and ran the ICW to just pass Jacksonville. We were tracking to Myrtle Beach for a 2:00 eta but the ocean got pretty nasty so we came in Charleston instead and ran the ditch to Myrtle Beach. We stayed in Myrtle and left Monday am at 8:30 after getting gas. We were in Swansboro by noon. Ran 855 miles and burnt 800 gallons in a 38 Fountain TE with trip 300 Verados. The boat and engines ran great and we had a blast. It was a trip of a lifetime.
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coolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll love to do that trip in a fountain too .
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i thought those boats were better on fuel than that, was it due to the rough seas? what was your average speed?
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We left Ft. Lauderdale Saturday at 6 am. The ocean was rough so we ran the ICW to St. Augustine. We left St. Augustine on Sunday around 7am and ran the ICW to just pass Jacksonville. We were tracking to Myrtle Beach for a 2:00 eta but the ocean got pretty nasty so we came in Charleston instead and ran the ditch to Myrtle Beach. We stayed in Myrtle and left Monday am at 8:30 after getting gas. We were in Swansboro by noon. Ran 855 miles and burnt 800 gallons in a 38 Fountain TE with trip 300 Verados. The boat and engines ran great and we had a blast. It was a trip of a lifetime.
Great trip I am sure. I love doing stuff like that must of been a blast!!!
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i thought those boats were better on fuel than that, was it due to the rough seas? what was your average speed?
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Cool trip, the Swansboro inlet can be very interesting..... At least it was for me last summer when I spent the year working @ Camp Lejune, and had my Hydrostream up there.
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Matt said "trips" in his original post....
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i thought those boats were better on fuel than that, was it due to the rough seas? what was your average speed?
Sounds like a lot of the run was on the inside.


That trip must have been a great adventure!
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Matt said "trips" in his original post....
We were in my buddy's boat and it did have trips. We averaged between 45-50 mph. The Ocean was very rough. Swansboro inlet is very tricky.
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Thats sounds like a great trip. Ive been wanting to make a run down the ditch.
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