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Old 27-09-2014, 05:14   #46
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we can press on and spend less days at sea.
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Re: Storing Fuel for Long Crossing

Simon,

You will do as you like but hold on till you get to LP and talk to other ARC crews. We are here and I do not see very many of them taking on any extra fuel. I think vast majority of them just fill up their tank and off they go.

If you take much extra fuel you will be heavier and sail slower. This is contrary to what you want to achieve both in respect of getting there sooner and in safety.

On our last crossing of the same waters (2013) we used maybe 5 liters of diesel. Our boat is way slower and way less efficient a sailor than yours.

If you do want to cut down the sea time, let Air France worry about all fueling. You can get to St Lucia in a couple of hours, from Charles de Gaulle.

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It's the two.
We will get 4 jugs and strap them into the locker near the bulkhead.

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You are in LP already? Lucky, we're trying to get back out of the med and down. Are many people there yet?

Hopefully see you down there but I take your point. I'll wait until we're there and see what others are doing.

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