OK, no dark blue. Baby Blue it is. It's actually growing on me.
The big tank is empty and won't be used unless I take a vacation
trip. It's built in, and fuel
line runs to the outboard
9.9 hp, through the transom. For most trips, I believe simply using the 3 gallon, with the 5 gallon backup, just in case, will be perfect. That's what my twin-engine motor
boat buddy tells me will be adequate. The 3-gal tank is very slim, has a nice big handle and its own little gas line, sits stable in the cockpit
(the only thing I don't like, but that can be remedied, as there's plenty of room in the bilge
area, tons of wasted space). I'll be able to run another fuel
line out the back for the portable, keeping things neat in the cockpit
Idorakeeper. I'll point out the story on the poor cat that bought a Pearson 30
here in town and attempted to sail it up towards Hermiston. Fire-damaged boat, dead onboard engine
, but purchased an outboard
, no radio
, very low battery cell phone
saved his buttocks, and winds were hitting 80 knots. Sad story. Total loss.
Guy ventures out on a trip like that with no insurance
, towing, nothing, by himself. ..
John. Will hold off on a day sail for another day.
Oh, and the area where the guy ran aground out by Corbett is someplace I don't plan on sailing towards, until I learn a ton about sailing. The Columbia Gorge is scary.