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Boat Fuel? #72823
08/31/03 12:07 PM
08/31/03 12:07 PM
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Cancun, Qroo. Mexico
Sammy So-So Offline OP
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I'm giving thought to buying a boat. While I was in SP 3 weeks ago Gas at the Texaco pier was well over $7.00 per gallon but I did not notice if they supplied diesel fuel as well. Do they or is it available anywhere on AC & what is cost per gallon? Would also be interested in opinions on which is best gas or diesel. I have no intention of really getting out to deep sea but would like to run the coast line from Cancun & south of AC. Any suggestions or opinions are appreciated.

Sammy So-So

Re: Boat Fuel? #72824
08/31/03 12:44 PM
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Deisel is available most places in Belize. Fuel is very expensive in Belize and enters into deciding what type of boat you plan to purchase. I have found that boats are like women. You will have a hard time finding one that will do everything you want it to. laugh

Pete Graniel has been running a single engine diesel for fishing the Belize waters for some time now. You check with him on his thoughts. I think that would be high on my list if I were planing to do alot of fishing over long distances like from Cancun to southern Belize.

I fish with twin 150hp outboards on a 25 foot boat and can tell you it is not hard to burn $150-200US a day when fishing hard all day long.

Re: Boat Fuel? #72825
08/31/03 01:34 PM
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Asheville, NC USA
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Diesel in Belize is usually about a third less than gas. I think I usually paid about BZE$5 a gallon for diesel in July.

--Lan Sluder


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Re: Boat Fuel? #72826
09/01/03 08:44 AM
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San Pedro AC Belize
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Diesel is currently $5.50 BZ per gallon at the Texaco station on the lagoon.

Re: Boat Fuel? #72827
09/01/03 01:45 PM
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How much fuel would a two motor panga use to get from town to um, for example, Playa Blanca area.


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Re: Boat Fuel? #72828
09/01/03 05:15 PM
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-Good lord! a woman driver -does fuel consumption have anything to do with engine size? or indeed size of boat?

Re: Boat Fuel? #72829
09/01/03 06:06 PM
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Yes, it does. So, aside from anticipating your response, I also anticipated that there might be some come forth that said things like: For my single 250 hpon my 20', etc. I use X. or For my 50 hp on my etc. etc.


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Re: Boat Fuel? #72830
09/01/03 06:19 PM
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rule of thumb is on a friends boat he uses 6 gallons a minute on full power

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09/01/03 06:54 PM
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Thank Pedro, that's ever so helpful . . not. smile


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Re: Boat Fuel? #72832
09/01/03 06:58 PM
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seashell: you can go to the web pages of outboard motor manufacturers and get the info you are asking about. Example:http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products/otb/perfbull/performance_02.html

As I stated, if I go fishing for a day with my 25ft Mako and twin 150hp Yamahas, I plan a couple hundred US. That takes into consideration running to where I want to fish, trolling most of the day, and running back in time for cocktail hour. smile

PS: Pedro, 6 gallons per minute? :rolleyes: That is the kind of boat I wish I could afford.

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