Bombay Explorer 44
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Re: How important is fuel capacity?
For circumnavigation you should be able to motor at least 25% of the distance. It is better to assume 30%.
So motoring for about 8,000 miles
Assume 1 gph
That is 1,333 gallons.
Anyone know of a sub 50 ft sailboat with that sort of tankage?
BTW I have a 44 ft sailboat with a typical 70 gallon tank. 1,333 is just ludicrous.