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Re: How important is fuel capacity?
I think the 30% figure quoted was for between points where fuel was obtainable. So instead of 30,000 miles, 3,000 is a more likely figure and 30% of that is just under a thousand miles. We had an 800 liter capacity and were really glad when the forestay parted 500nm from port. Could have gotten by with half that capacity, but the beer would have been very warm that far south. So your 150 gallon requirement is very much in line. As stated above, you can add deck fuel if you feel more comfortable with a big reserve.