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rbgarr
05-19-2007, 10:15 AM
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elf
05-19-2007, 11:20 AM
It's a shame they didn't express it quite the way you did. 40-50 feet is not quite the same as 1/100 of a mile to the wider imageination.

Tom Robb
05-19-2007, 12:52 PM
Or,
Using the passenger-miles that the airlines love to quote and her stated persons aboard number (2794) and 100gal/mi do we get 279 pass.mi/gal? (Not so bad)
But then my math guesses are often way off.

rbgarr
05-19-2007, 01:11 PM
The fifty feet per gallon doesn't sound bad to me considering there are nine diesel engines!

Tom Lathrop
05-19-2007, 01:47 PM
Or,
Using the passenger-miles that the airlines love to quote and her stated persons aboard number (2794) and 100gal/mi do we get 279 pass.mi/gal? (Not so bad)
But then my math guesses are often way off.

Remind me not to let you near my income tax form. LOL

Rick Starr
05-19-2007, 03:48 PM
Did I figure it right? ~23 pmpg? sheesh.

Of course, that's as good as my Ranger, and unlike my Ranger it includes heat/ac, water use, food cooking in half a dozen restaurants, laundry, floor show, slot machines, elevators and of course running lights. Possibly not so bad. Wouldn't we be alarmed if we knew the fuel cost of our non-commuting lives?!?

paladin
05-19-2007, 04:03 PM
Well...I guess that I got 30,000 miles on 3 gallons of gas/oil mix and 60 gallons of diesel fuel.......that sounds a lot better.......:D

Gulfcoastbreeze
05-19-2007, 04:19 PM
40-50 feet per gallon.

So?

She's a huge ship, fercryinoutloud.

Tom Robb
05-19-2007, 04:28 PM
I don't do my taxes either:rolleyes:

JimD
05-19-2007, 05:57 PM
Sure, 50 feet per gallon doesn't sound so bad but that's cruising on the open sea. I bet in stop and go traffic its no better than a Hummer.

S/V Laura Ellen
05-19-2007, 05:59 PM
Sure, 50 feet per gallon doesn't sound so bad but that's cruising on the open sea. I bet in stop and go traffic its no better than a Hummer.
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