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Father Son or Daughter Offshore Hernando Beach

I am looking to connect with a couple Father Son or Daughter fishing teams to share expenses for offshore trips out of Hernando Beach. I am not a guide so no guarantees beyond clean language and we will get you home;) My son is 13 and loves to fish, we run a 26' ProKat out of Hernando Beach that can fish a maximum of 6 people. We would just be looking to cover gas and oil which runs about $225 to run to the Army Tanks and back. We can go deeper obviously the cost follows it runs about $110 for gas and oil for every 10 miles deeper we go.

If you are interested please PM me if you have questions please just post them for everyone.

//Dale

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  • Capt.EdCapt.Ed Posts: 368 Deckhand
    No offense, but what motors are powering that vessel that will eat 5 1/2 gallons per mile?
    It will be a sad day when the last little mom and pop marina is gone to developers and only the rich will be able to enjoy the waters of Florida.
  • Capt.EdCapt.Ed Posts: 368 Deckhand
    OK I know my math is way messed up on this.. I'm tryin to figure it out . I just ran my boat 90 miles at just over 15 gallons of fuel and cost $60. Thats a 140 zuki... running 90 miles at $60.
    I know my old offshore boat was a 24 footer with a single 200 fuel eater merc and she ate fuel up. but no where near $110. for every 20 miles (10 miles X 2).
    So I'm just womdering what motors are on your 26 footer?
    It will be a sad day when the last little mom and pop marina is gone to developers and only the rich will be able to enjoy the waters of Florida.
  • LiquidAsset337LiquidAsset337 Posts: 227 Officer
    110 bucks for every 10 miles? That's 11 bucks a mile... 2-3 gallons of gas each mile x 4 bucks a gallon of fuel

    If you're "splitting costs," Capt Ed may not be too far off that 5 1/2 gallons a mile!
  • Capt.EdCapt.Ed Posts: 368 Deckhand
    Yeah but he said 10 more miles out.. so you got to figure that would be 20 miles (out and back in )?
    It will be a sad day when the last little mom and pop marina is gone to developers and only the rich will be able to enjoy the waters of Florida.
  • Anything OutdoorsAnything Outdoors Posts: 28 Greenhorn
    Capt.Ed wrote: »
    Yeah but he said 10 more miles out.. so you got to figure that would be 20 miles (out and back in )?

    Twin Yamaha 150's running them at about 3500 RPM's. All math was round trip so yes 20 miles out and back which would burn ~20 gallons of fuel at $5/gallon plus an estimated $10 in oil.

    I am certainly not trying to make money....

    /Dale
  • Anything OutdoorsAnything Outdoors Posts: 28 Greenhorn
    Capt.Ed wrote: »
    OK I know my math is way messed up on this.. I'm tryin to figure it out . I just ran my boat 90 miles at just over 15 gallons of fuel and cost $60. Thats a 140 zuki... running 90 miles at $60.
    I know my old offshore boat was a 24 footer with a single 200 fuel eater merc and she ate fuel up. but no where near $110. for every 20 miles (10 miles X 2).
    So I'm just womdering what motors are on your 26 footer?

    Well while I didn't appreciate being inaccurately flamed by bad math it did cause me to rapidly start researching. My motors were 1 mile per gallon but your 6 miles per gallon listed here was so much better. After further research I found two other sources that claim 4 miles/gallon on the same 26' Cat that I have using the Zuki 140's.

    So after some case pleading with the wife the boat was dropped yesterday morning for a re-power. ������

    If I can cut my fuel costs anything better than in half I will be thrilled!!!

    So after cussing you for making it seem like I was trying to profit when I wasn't even trying to cover my costs I have to say "Thank-you for bringing these motors to my attention" I assume you are pushing a smaller lighter hull so my mileage will still not match yours but like I said I look forward to no oil and less than half the fuel costs.
  • HighPlainsDrifterHighPlainsDrifter Posts: 270 Officer
    Well while I didn't appreciate being inaccurately flamed by bad math it did cause me to rapidly start researching. My motors were 1 mile per gallon but your 6 miles per gallon listed here was so much better. After further research I found two other sources that claim 4 miles/gallon on the same 26' Cat that I have using the Zuki 140's.

    So after some case pleading with the wife the boat was dropped yesterday morning for a re-power. ������

    If I can cut my fuel costs anything better than in half I will be thrilled!!!

    So after cussing you for making it seem like I was trying to profit when I wasn't even trying to cover my costs I have to say "Thank-you for bringing these motors to my attention" I assume you are pushing a smaller lighter hull so my mileage will still not match yours but like I said I look forward to no oil and less than half the fuel costs.

    Cant beat'em, join'em.
    "I live in a free country. I've got all the licenses, registrations, and permits to prove it!" :huh
  • Liquid TheropyLiquid Theropy Posts: 608 Officer
    Wow....touchy huh? I don't think Ed was saying you where trying to profit. I think he was curious about your fuel burn and motor type not you going out on someone else dime.
    Everybody gets offended so easy...
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]AKA Flatheadcat
  • Anything OutdoorsAnything Outdoors Posts: 28 Greenhorn
    Wow....touchy huh? I don't think Ed was saying you where trying to profit. I think he was curious about your fuel burn and motor type not you going out on someone else dime.
    Everybody gets offended so easy...

    I don't think I am, perhaps in this case I was for whatever reason...Definitely not something I have ever been accused of before:)

    Nice days and tight lines!!!
  • Capt.EdCapt.Ed Posts: 368 Deckhand
    Well while I didn't appreciate being inaccurately flamed by bad math it did cause me to rapidly start researching. My motors were 1 mile per gallon but your 6 miles per gallon listed here was so much better. After further research I found two other sources that claim 4 miles/gallon on the same 26' Cat that I have using the Zuki 140's.

    So after some case pleading with the wife the boat was dropped yesterday morning for a re-power. ������

    If I can cut my fuel costs anything better than in half I will be thrilled!!!

    So after cussing you for making it seem like I was trying to profit when I wasn't even trying to cover my costs I have to say "Thank-you for bringing these motors to my attention" I assume you are pushing a smaller lighter hull so my mileage will still not match yours but like I said I look forward to no oil and less than half the fuel costs.

    No, please don't get offended. I ment no harm or bad intent. I had a 200 fuel sucker 2 stroke on another boat and also had a 140 zuki on my guide boat. Whenever I used the offshore fuel sucker it just blew my mind the way it drank the gas compared to the 140.
    Origionally my guide boat had a 150 2 stroke, when I bought the zuki, my fuel mileage almost trippled. So where I was burning 20 gallons running 20 miles, now it only burned 8.
    So I got rid of the fuel sucker and built a (yes lighter and smaller) offshore boat and put another 140 zuki on that.
    YOUR GONNA LOVE YOUR NEW SUZUKIS.. is all I can say :-)
    It will be a sad day when the last little mom and pop marina is gone to developers and only the rich will be able to enjoy the waters of Florida.
  • capt louiecapt louie citrus countyPosts: 10,176 Moderator
    Yep , that 26 cat NEEDS 4 stroke economy. My Honda opened my eyes after running 2 stroke for many years.
    At old fuel prices it was a trade off but not at what they ask at the pump today.
    "You'll get your weather"
  • gregflgregfl Posts: 27 Greenhorn
    To the tanks? Lousy area, buy a chart and start dropping on some low rocks starting in 20 feet out to 45.
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