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Re: Gas vs. Diesel

If you plan to do any extended cruising, a diesel is the winner, hands down. Lower maintenance, lower fuel consumption.
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Take the size of the fuel tank, your average speed, average gph and figure the range to where you want to go frequently. Then you can make a decision.
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Diesel exhaust also has a fraction of the carbon monoxide, compared to gasoline. Much safer.
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Diesel usually runs at lower RPM, with lot of torque. 20/30% lower fuel consumption.
Extra weight of solid build engine on sailboat is also plus.
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Re: Gas vs. Diesel

And besides, it lowers your fuel locating problems. As I understand it, you can run a diesel on Crisco now.
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