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Old 31-08-2010, 11:25   #16
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My boat has a smallish fuel tank, 36 gallons for a 4JH3E. I carry 3 jerry cans of diesel and and 1 of gas. When I get to the Bahamas I switch to 2 cans of each as I use a bit more gas there, mostly for the dink but some for the Honda generator too. I have four 6 gallon water jugs, these are usually empty and stowed in the lazarette as I have 130 gallons of fresh water. I use the jugs for filling up the tanks.

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Old 31-08-2010, 12:00   #17
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Your fuel usage will be directly related to your engine driven devices and your lack of light air sails.

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Old 31-08-2010, 12:14   #18
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Originally Posted by fishwife View Post
If this is true, just about every cruising boat I've ever seen is the wrong boat for the job. In the real world every boat is a compromise.


But I think some sailors would have been better off, for example, if they had acquired a motorsailer rather than an auxiliary to better conform to how they actually make passages.

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