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post #11 of Old 03-15-2012
tomperanteau
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Re: Fuel tank size for San Diego based Coastal

The stop north and refuel thing is a good idea. We have ours in San Pedro, and I can tell you where a fuel dock is (Jankovich) that you can buy at commercial rates ($3.70 a gallon a week ago). With prices here in southern Cal. being around $4.50 a gallon for diesel, that can save you a bit.

From that point to Catalina Island you're looking at just over 24 NM. We've sailed it several times and know it well.

If you plan on trips like this, you may want to error on the side of the largest tank you can. We have 60 gallons aboard, and with the way prices are going up, fuel is almost becoming an investment!

Also note that diesel is more expensive on the island.

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