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Prepay Fuel at Sunsail? #131131
05/27/2017 06:09 AM
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Hey team,

It's been two years since our last charter and it looks like you now have the option of prepaying fuel at Sunsail at 45/day (so $315 for the 6.5 day charter). I never paid close attention in the past to fuel since it was included - as long as the gauges were above half we were fine.

Is it worth the cost to prepay? For those that have chartered a ~44 foot cat, how much fuel have you burned in dollars after a week? We run AC at night and during lunch stops, plus the usual amount of sailing: 3-4 hours per day. No crazy long motors except maybe to avoid beating up from St. John to Norman.

If y'all are burning 200+ dollars in a week, it might be worth saving the aggravation of rushing to fill up at the end and not worrying about it.

Thanks very much!

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Re: Prepay Fuel at Sunsail? [Re: fstorms] #131132
05/27/2017 06:35 AM
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You will burn 55 to 75 gallons a week if you run the genset 10 hours a day.
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Re: Prepay Fuel at Sunsail? [Re: GeorgeC1] #131133
05/27/2017 10:08 AM
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Perfect, just what I needed to know. Thanks.

Re: Prepay Fuel at Sunsail? [Re: fstorms] #131134
05/27/2017 10:35 AM
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I would not pre-pay.
Like Vegas, Avis, Hertz, etc. they have figured the odds in the house's favor!

You will pull into the fuel dock anyway.

Re: Prepay Fuel at Sunsail? [Re: jphart] #131135
05/27/2017 12:30 PM
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We just finished 2 weeks on our lagoon 450. Lots of generator use for air conditioning. Lots of motoring due to light winds. Consumed 80 Gallons of diesel. Cost was $290.


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Re: Prepay Fuel at Sunsail? [Re: warren460] #131136
05/27/2017 07:22 PM
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A factor that we always look at is departure time. If you need to head to the ferry/airport on an early basis, you run the risk of being 3rd or 4th in line at the fuel dock on departure day. This pre-pay luxury may cost you $100 extra, but may allow you to stay out at anchor/mooring an extra night.


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