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Gulf of Mexico Trip Cruising Lifestyle

Chat with fellow Carver owners about cruising destinations and more. Plan rendezvous, raft ups & get together's here.
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jsinton
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Re: Gulf of Mexico Trip Cruising Lifestyle

Postby jsinton » August 12th, 2018, 3:52 pm

If your concern is for the quality of the fuel in your tanks, then have your fuel "polished". There are outfits that travel to your boat with a mega polishing machine and clean your fuel. I've never had it done that way. I built my own fuel polisher using knock-off Raycor water separating filters and a cheap fuel pump. I bought the three filters off eBay for about $25 a piece, and a cheap 12v fuel pump for maybe $12. Screw pieces to a board, attach appropriate fuel lines and pump away. I get dirt from my diesel fuel in the filter. I was looking for water but none found.

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jsinton
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Re: Gulf of Mexico Trip Cruising Lifestyle

Postby jsinton » August 12th, 2018, 3:56 pm

If you're worried about your fuel quality, why not just have your fuel polished? There are outfits that come to your boat with a big machine. Or you can just build yourself a polisher using filters and a cheap pump if so inclined.

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Re: Gulf of Mexico Trip Cruising Lifestyle

Postby Serendipity » August 29th, 2018, 11:11 pm

Well the good news is I made the 400 mile journey with only needing a set of injectors on the starboard engine 5 minutes into the trip and a raw water pump housing and impeller half way.
This was after spending 12k updating everything I thought for the trip. All things considered I really didn't run into any issues other than me being a newbie yacht owner.
Average fuel burn was 28 gph running high octane marine gas at 18 mph beginningof the trip. So I really didnt take it easier on her and she needed to her legs stretched so to speak.
By the end of the trip with new fuel in all tanks I was getting 19 to 20 gph at 18 to 19 mph. 437 mile trip and I used a few hundred gallons of gas. All in all I learned alot on this journey.
My captain was a 40 year veteran captain and 71 years old. He was worth his weight in Gold. Pay your captains well because they deserve every penny. :worthy: :captain2:
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Re: Gulf of Mexico Trip Cruising Lifestyle

Postby Midnightsun » August 30th, 2018, 5:48 am

Glad to hear thing went well for you and what a cool trip to make on the new acquisition. Really gets you acquainted with the boat and its functions, crash course so to say. Hopefully the land haul to final destination will go as anticipated. Keep us posted with pictures please. :captain:
Cheers, Hans
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