Santander to Madeira
A good friend of mine is having their boat delivered from Galway to Madeira.
It's not actually his boat, he will be the first mate (posh big game fishing term for the one that hangs on for dear life once a Blue Marlin is by the boat).
It's a Rodman 1250 that is fully coded and will be used for Big Game charter on arrival.
Trouble is, it's got itself stuck in Santander after the delivery skipper did a bunk with the fuel / expenses money and the ships docs!
He's asked me to finish the trip for him.
I am fairly experienced in long distance deliveries so that isn't a problem.
But, I don't happen to have any North Spain to Madeira charts available to start to passage plan before heading down there once the docs are sorted out.
The boat is very capable, but I am not enormously familiar with them.
Fuel Consumption (I guess it has 2 x Volvo TAMD 74Ps as it is a 2002) through the range?
Distances between legs of the journey.
The boat is carrying an additional 1000 litres on deck over and above the standard tanks which I believe is 2 x 650litres.
Without a chart, I am guessing that we can fast cruise at about 20 to 22 knots from Satander to La Coruna, La Coruna to Lisbon and then drop to the most economical speed (8 knots???) for the 500ish nm run to Madeira.
Anyone with the right charts and knowledge of that or similar boats think that sounds about right?
Don't worry, proper passage plan and in passage fuel plans will be done in addition to just asking on here!
PS: Steady NE F4/5 trade winds will most likely be running for the duration
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