The trip began with a 24 hour 156 NM leg offshore with ideal calm seas. We ran the engine the whole time, but we didn’t mind because we made great time and didn’t have to worry at all about sea sickness (for Kay). Our 54hp Yanmar diesel ran like a swiss watch for the entire cruise to FL and the Bahamas. For this leg, we averaged 7 knots (with a 0.5 knot current helping us at times) and burned about 0.75 gal/hour.
We stayed at Marathon Marina for 7 days, enabling us to visit good friends (Eric and Allison) in Key West. I highly recommend this marina. They have a great pool, slips, and facilities. We were very lucky that a slip opened up for us by chance.