Did the diesel faill because of the angle of heel? I would have figured that there would be enough oil in the sump to handle moderate angles of heel. On one of our previous boats, our motor used to quit in rough weather with high angles of heel, but I think it was because we only had a 20 gallon fuel tank, and the fuel pickup tube was on one side, so we would start sucking air.
Our first boat had a 6 hp Evinrude on it that burned 1 gal/hr. Our current boat is around ten times heavier with a four stroke diesel that burns around 1gal/hr.
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA
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Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.