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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 10:42 AM.