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How low can you run your fuel tank

A quite a few years ago, in a different boat, I ran into problems with the fuel sloshing in the tank in rough water and the engine sucking air. The tank at this time was still half full. I was able to sail the boat in with no problem, but it has left me with a lasting fear of running the tank too low.

I am planning some exploring in the Inside Passage next summer where the winds will be fickle and the fuel stops scarce. Has anyone experience this sort of a problem? How low have you run your tank? I have a 35 gal capacity, but I'm wondering how much of that I can count on when calculating my maximum run time. I have never run this boat below half a tank.

John
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