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Re: How important is fuel capacity?

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Originally Posted by celenoglu View Post
For circumnavigation you should be able to motor at least 25% of the distance. It is better to assume 30%.
I also find this statement to be completely odd.
When ocean sailing, far from land, most will wait out the wind if they lose it. Fuel, in most cases on a sailboat, is for near shore situations and docking or entering strange harbors, or their generator.
Please explain why you think someone with a sailboat should need to power 30% of the time, on a circumnavigation.

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