FYI folks, I am just getting back from our Brown Bear hunting trip (unfortunately not successful on a bear, but an awesome trip in every other way.) But anyway, about 80 miles into my final destination I noticed my port engines fuel was about 25 to 30 gal less that starboard, so thinking about how it couldn’t be thief’s, I tooled around the idea that my twin engines are not performing equally, but then stopped, added 30 gal of fuel to my port side and go figure… my fuel consumption evened out for the remaining 50 miles.
This all happened sometime between 5/4/09 and 5/8/09. So FYI to fellow Seward slip owners, check your fuel gauges before leaving port, “each trip out.” The reason I didn’t notice mine is I have a switch between my two tanks and usually monitored the starboard gauge. I was lucky enough to find someone near Hinchinbrook to help us out, which I will be indebted too until I see him again but it could have been much worse.
To the ones that stole my fuel. Had you needed the fuel, I would have been more than happy to let you take it, just leave a note and replace it. If you can’t afford the boat, sell it.
None the less, even with this event, we had an awesome trip and about some of the greatest weather I have seen in a long time. I’ll post a pic or 2 as soon as I can.
Enjoy your summer…