Arrived in Prince William Sound

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We arrived last night in Prince William Sound after seven days at sea. We had a couple of nice days en route, but those were bookended by three days of poor weather at the start, and two days through a gale warning in the Gulf of Alaska at the end. Overall, the boat performed remarkably well throughout.

Here are some trip statistics:

  • Total time: 166.7 hours, or 6 days, 22 hours, 40 minutes
  • Total distance: 1171 nm
  • Fuel consumption: 988.6 gallons
  • Average fuel consumption: 5.9 gal/hour
  • Average fuel economy: 1.18 nm/gal
  • Average speed: 7.03 knots
  • Average engine output: 117 hp

We’ve archived the trip up at Seattle to Prince William Sound and will post our location as we cruise Prince William Sound at Cruising Prince William Sound.

 

 


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7 comments on “Arrived in Prince William Sound
  1. That’s impressive mileage for a plane.

    We burned 7x the fuel but likely weigh something closer to 10x. But, the plane would be doing 22x the speed. There have been trips were we certainly could use 160 kts :-).

    –jrh

  2. Frank says:

    By the way, it might be interesting to compare the logistical numbers for a similar hypothetical trip in a little plane like ours. 1100 nm is just at the limits of endurance of C-GXRP, using 140 gallons over seven hours at 160 knots. Nowhere near in comfort & peacefulness of course, nor the water landing capability.

  3. Thanks Frank and Keith. Cedric, you are so right about the PWS. We’ve been here for less than 2 days so far and we are loving it. Jim, if while cruising over the weekend you see us on AIS, give us a call and say hi. We’re at Disk Island this morning and will likely head north to Esther Passage later today.

    –jrh

  4. Jim Evans says:

    Glad to see you made it up to my neck of the woods! I will be boating out of Valdez this coming weekend and hope to see you again and say hello. If I don’t have the opportunity to visit, again glad to know you both made it up this far, you are in for some spectacular scenery and cruising! If there is anything you need or can do for you, just give me a call.

    Jim Evans, Fairbanks AK
    907 460-7555

  5. Keith Short says:

    Well Done Guys!

    Keep up the posts – it’s a lot of fun for those of us following you!

  6. Cedric Rhoads says:

    Congratulations! Welcome to PWS (my home turf growing up). I know that you’ll have a great time. You’re in some of the most gorgeous country in the world.

  7. Frank says:

    You guys look so at peace. Have a great time.

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