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Re: How important is fuel capacity?
Fuel tank capacity is really a matter of Fuel availability where you are sailing and how much you have to motor.
For example in southern NE there are so many fuel docks you don't need much capacity in your tanks
Further you cruise from fuel docks the more you need to sail and the more your need to carry more fuel on board.
Like Mark's boat Shiva has about 38 gal and with a few jerry jugs fuel was never an issue. For passage I carried more jerry jugs.
But I have had to motor over a thousand miles when we found ourselves in a huge dome of high pressure with no wind. Used all the jerry jugs!
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