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Old 17-01-2016, 16:36   #1
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Sundowner 30 Fuel Capacity

Hello fellow cruisers,

Briefly, I am new to this forum, I live in New Zealand and have just retired. My life ambition has been to motor cruise around the Pacific Islands off NZ.
I am keen on buying a Sundowner 30 in the states, probably Washington and cruising back to NZ via the Islands.

My concern is the low fuel capacity of the Sundowner 30 (varies between 100 to 150 gals) and with a distance of 2,328 nm from Washington to Hawaii there's no way of reaching there.

At this point with the info that I have been able to find in the net a Sundowner 30 will cruise at 9 knots using 1 1/2 gals of fuel per hour?

I don't know the internal design of a Sundowner 30 whether a larger or an added fuel tank can be installed.

Perhaps there is a member(s) who have experience with this and could advise me please?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 18-01-2016, 20:14   #2
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Re: Sundowner 30 Fuel Capacity

You have completely unrealistic expectations. If this is a serious question it might be best that you buy a small boat and gain some experience in your own neck of the woods. Once you gain experience and knowledge of small motor vessel cruising and their offshore capability you will be able to pose informed queries. Good luck and enjoy your retirement.
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