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Old 03-10-2016, 06:07 AM
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will you need fuel bladders or do you think you can do a 2400 mile leg on 1400 gallons of diesel?
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:27 AM
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Great Thread. I caught a write up last year in Boating mag.. I assume this is you.

Link http://www.boatingmag.com/record-breaking-boat-design

Congrats going forward!! ..I look forward to watching the progress and adventure your taking.

You will have to share the inflatable fender Idea...
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definitely once in a lifetime...gotta do it!





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Old 03-10-2016, 06:38 AM
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will you need fuel bladders or do you think you can do a 2400 mile leg on 1400 gallons of diesel?
Our design goal with the boat is to be able to get 2 mpg at 100 mph with a few hundred gallons of fuel in the boat. When we have it full of fuel that number is going to go down but we can either run slower to get better mileage on some of the legs or if we end up not getting the mileage we want then we will add fuel bladders for the longest runs.

Being able to get 2 mpg seems pretty optimistic in a big high performance boat, but with the Skater v-bottom with the diesels we were able to get 2 mpg at 84 mph and this is a catamaran which will be more efficient and we will be able to lean the motors down on the fly just like in an airplane to get the best fuel burn.
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Great Thread!
Impressive workmanship (although I'm not surprised knowing it's a Skater)
Looking forward to following your progress.
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The whole concept of what you are doing is beyond my comprehension. Trying to cover every possible scenario, that could go wrong out in the middle of the ocean is such an immense task in itself. Building a boat capable of the voyage and just getting yourselves physically and mentally prepared is a huge challenge.

This is awesome, I commend you and all those involved in your vision.

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Originally Posted by cmattj View Post
Great Thread. I caught a write up last year in Boating mag.. I assume this is you.
Link http://www.boatingmag.com/record-breaking-boat-design
Congrats going forward!! ..I look forward to watching the progress and adventure your taking.
You will have to share the inflatable fender Idea...
Here is the Magazine article Boating mag did on the boat.
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Thanks for sharing your progress, best of luck. As rak rua said beyond comprehension.
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:00 AM
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This is so awesome!! Thanks for sharing all the details as you go. I have a feeling this is going to be one of the all-time best threads on OSO.
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