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Old 18-06-2013, 21:45   #1
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I know this is a Stupid Question

I have to ask.

If a listing on Yachtworld says, for instance, Fuel: 2 (1000)

Does that mean 2 tanks that total 1000 gallons OR 2 tanks with 1000 gallons each totaling 2000
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Old 18-06-2013, 21:48   #2
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Re: I know this is a stupid question

Probably means a total of 1000 gallons in two tanks but there is no standard format for that.
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Best to call the broker about this ! Ya never know, they might even know !! LOL
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Re: I know this is a stupid question

Hiya GG! The typical size of the boat can give you a hint about its usual fuel's capacity. (In aviation, extra fuel tanks located under the belly, and in the wing tips...usually hint that someone is using the aircraft for an extended range/possibly for "illegal activities".)

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I have to ask.

If a listing on Yachtworld says, for instance, Fuel: 2 (1000)

Does that mean 2 tanks that total 1000 gallons OR 2 tanks with 1000 gallons each totaling 2000


Sounds like a fair question to me. I wouldn't know how to interpret that; I'd have to ask the broker...

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Re: I know this is a stupid question

I'm sure that it means that the boat will accept two different types of fuel, both gas and diesel, and that you are free to use 1,000 different brands of each.

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usually hint that someone is using the aircraft for an extended range/possibly for "illegal activities".)

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Excuse me! That's a pretty broad brush stroke.
It makes me wonder what experiences you have that would make you view the world this way?

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Excuse me! That's a pretty broad brush stroke.
It makes me wonder what experiences you have that would make you view the world this way?

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Well, I still don't have the answer, but I don't feel so stupid anymore. I'll e-mail the broker for clarification. Thanks for the responses.
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Well, I still don't have the answer, but I don't feel so stupid anymore. I'll e-mail the broker for clarification. Thanks for the responses.
Compared to most of us, you're probably a genius. I'm speaking only for myself, of course...
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Hiya GG! The typical size of the boat can give you a hint about its usual fuel's capacity. (In aviation, extra fuel tanks located under the belly, and in the wing tips...usually hint that someone is using the aircraft for an extended range/possibly for "illegal activities".)

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Actually in aviation if you use all your useful load by carrying fuel you will have less to spare to carry something illegal. A Hollywood education?
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I would usually think that it meant 2 tanks 1000 total .. but I recently saw a posting on yachtworld for a boat with 2 water tanks and it said 2 tanks 45 gallons looking the same boat up elsewhere I saw that it had a total of 90 gallons of water. so I would have been wrong.. you already said you would be call broker to clarify.
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IMHO the length of vessel would probably give you a good idea...large LRC's could very well handle total 2000 gals.
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Re: I know this is a Stupid Question

Frankly, it could mean anything! In my experience as a recent shopper... a lot of those listings are just plain wrong. Or old - I found a lot of the listings were the same boat from like two owners ago... so while the boat may have been so equipped with something then it may not be so now.

The only thing I found yachtworld useful for in the end was dreaming and trying to whittle down the types of boats that appealed to me and were in my price range on a regular basis.
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Re: I know this is a Stupid Question

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in aviation if you use all your useful load by carrying fuel you will have less to spare to carry something illegal.
If you're carrying something illegal you don't care about the useful load, as long as it gets airborne ; )
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