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Simba

Cruise Through Georgian Bay – Summer 2021 1973 38′ Hatteras – SIMBA

Time spent on trip
56 days (8 weeks)
Distance
894 nautical miles = 1,655 km
Engine Hours
165 hours
Average speed
894/165 = 5.4 knots(includes slow travel through 30,000 islands, in open water traveled about 8 knots)
Fuel burned
3,369 liters = 890 US gallons = 3369/4.546 = 741 Canadian gallons
Fuel Consumption
5.39 US Gal/hour = 4.5 Canadian Gal/hour
Average fuel cost
$1.63 per liter
Total Fuel cost
$5,491
Average total cost per day traveling
$203.00 per day

  • Engines started and ran very smoothly.
  • Autopilot was a godsend - used much of the time and worked flawlessly.
  • Very comfortable without air conditioning in the north.
  • Anchoring was no problem with one 24kg anchor and about 100’ of rode.
  • Anchored about half the time and stayed at marinas about half the time.
  • Ate almost all meals on the boat; the full kitchen made this easy.
  • Anchoring and eating on the boat mitigated the cost of the fuel.
  • How can one take an 8-week vacation at only $200/day? Impossible.
Cruise Georgian Bay Route