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The engine is also used for maneuvering, power generation, and either motor-sailing to make three knots turn into five, or to make a ride in leftover slop easier. It's also possible to use the motor aggressively in heavy weather to keep a boat oriented the right way down or up waves.
Lastly, some places the diesel is like it's from a First-World refinery, other times it's hand-siphoned from a filthy barrel. It's preferable to carry more of the first type and less of the second when possible.
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