first sailed january 2008
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Re: My last little bit of planning
You didn't say 2 or 4 stroke motor? If 4 stroke you may burn about a half a gallon an hour. With no wind or current your boat may make about 5 knots?
So, it looks like about 10 miles per gallon under ideal conditions
thanks. It is a four stroke. I think it can push my boat at right around 5 knots, like you said.
I think when I'm motoring it will be because of lack of wind, so should be pretty good sea state.
There are a lot of currents, and sometimes I will no doubt go against them, but I am planning to use them to my advantage whenever I can.
I have a six gallon tank attached to the outboard, and I was thinking two more two gallon tanks. That's 10 gallons, so 100 miles? That should get me where I need to go. Can't be too much further than 100 miles apart.
They will have to be stowed in the cupboard in the cockpit. What's the specific name for that? Is it a locker?