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post #11 of Old 05-22-2018
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Re: How important is fuel capacity?

Quoting actual capacity is like asking how long is a piece of string. This really depends on the fuel consumption of the engine and generator, the likely distance to be covered and whether there is reliable wind or doldrums.

I support the idea of having the ability to motor a percent of a passage, until fuel will be available again. What percent is the skippers call.

Keep in mind that lower RPMs and speed can substantially extend endurance.


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Last edited by Minnewaska; 05-22-2018 at 11:42 AM.
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