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Re: How important is fuel capacity?

BTW, philosophically speaking, I notice one of the repliers in this thread, whose circumnavigating experience was well into the early parts of last century, mentions motoring through the Doldrums (ITCZ et al)


One of the great wonders of the nautical world are the Doldrums. They're steeped with history of sailing adventures since time immemorial.

I have been through a few times and the only way to do it is to sail. The first time through, on someone elses boat we motored and I was devastatingly disappointed!

On my own boat I do what them old buggers had to do.

Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
That is not about the Doldrums but about some bloke who shot an Albatross.

I commend ye to go sailing in the 'proper' way. Its more rewarding.

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