how far miles can a 21fl trophy go??? pls help.
i bougth this boat not to long ago and wonder to myself how many gallon of gas is in the tank, and how much miles can i go or far of beach,, thks for helping , thks agian..
the question may be, how far offshore can you go at an acceptable risk?
the answer will differ upon several factors and your personal safety risk (conditions, water temp, boat/motor reliability, time to potential rescue (if needed), etc...)
I have a 2007 21 wa with a 140 4-stroke...my summertime comfort range would max ~13 miles/ches.light on a good day with good forecast...
Tred Barta (before becoming a TV personality) would load a small boat with cans of fuel and travel well offshore...
That was an acceptable risk for Tred, but not for me....
I bought a new trophy 21ft in 1999.....I believe the tank holds 95 gals....
you can look on trophy site and they list the specs on boats going back to 2000....
your engine will determine how far you can go....I have a friend with a 125 on his and he gets
2 mpg...I had a 150 merc, 150 opti and finally a 150 yamaha four stoke on mine but its been
several boats ago so I don't recall.....
if yours is a outboard buy a faria fuel management guage and you'll know exactly what your
burn rate is....
I'm a inshore fair weather fisherman so how far you can go out is up to you and the weather....
Assuming you have a great weather day with flat seas, I like to use the rule of thirds. 1/3 out, 1/3 back, 1/3 for reserve. You need to know your exact MPG to determine this. And there are many factors that influence your MPG. You need to determine this for yourself for your boat, with your engine, with your prop, with your load, in the sea state you expect to go offshore in (not inshore) etc. Don't go by internet #s or what others say they get, do the test yourself.
thanks mr, mike and everyone for helping me out. i will test it out oneday, i use to taked this boat out to chesapeake light house one befor and i want to take it out a littler far out for tog, founder and sea bass but i am scare to go. hihihihi
Couple of things I would suggest -
1. Check a web site or dealer to see what the boat should be equipped with as far as size of tank.
2. Fill the boat with fuel, run it for a trip or two or three and keep track of how many miles you went. Fill the boat up again and see how many gallons you used. Dont rely on the fuel gauge. They are inaccurate. That will tell you your APPROXIMATE miles per gallon.
3. I suspect that you are a new boater asking these questions - if so, please take the time for a US Coast Guard Auxiliary training course. It will give you a lot of good hands on information and make you a better and safer boater.
Good luck on the water.
You can catch all of those spieces without leaveing the bay...
But im assuming you're looking to do some wreck fishing. My first advise to you is, make sure your motor is ship-shape and runs like a top. Second, to get a fuel burn, top off your tank and run your boat as you normally would, record your total trip distance and then top off your tank again. (trip distance / gallons used = MPG) this method is not exact but works good enough. To be safe, lets say your boat is getting "1.5MPG", if you back it down to "1.25MPG" you will have a built in reserved. Just my 2 pennies
If you are worry about going out there alone the first time. I would recommend a buddy boat.
I would guess you probably VNses?