SailNet Community - View Single Post - How low can you run your fuel tank
View Single Post
  #1  
Old 11-22-2011
johnharch johnharch is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 96
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 7
johnharch is on a distinguished road
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
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook