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Old 20-07-2020, 08:13   #31
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Re: You sailed around the world, how many hours did you put on your engine?

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Keep in mind that you need to use jerry cans to get fuel in most places as there is no fuel dock. We had four diesel jerry cans. After a passage we would fill main tanks as needed from the jerry cans and refill them. We carried a folding hand cart would carry three cans at a time. Longest distance was probably 500 m with a very large hill in South Africa. Same thing with water cans.
Our experience is that there is almost always a fuel dock. In 27 years, 55,000 miles and 35 countries, including many truly third world countries, we rarely, RARELY, maybe less than half dozen times, had to resort to using jerry cans to obtain fuel (or water either).

We've been in every major or minor port in South Africa, and we did not ever carry a jerry can up a hill of even on a flat place.
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Old 20-07-2020, 09:02   #32
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Re: You sailed around the world, how many hours did you put on your engine?

We sailed rtw in 2003-2007.


It was about 400 hrs on the engine.


Includes Panama Canal transit (obligatory engine 100% time).


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Re: You sailed around the world, how many hours did you put on your engine?

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Includes Panama Canal transit (obligatory engine 100% time).


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We sailed from the mooring in the Gatun lake to Buena Vista island. The pilot did not initially believe we could sail fast enough but we left our companion boat that was motoring way behind.
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Re: You sailed around the world, how many hours did you put on your engine?

I did two circumnavigation, two different yachts.
Generally I used the engine roughly about 1200 hrs a year on the first trip and about 600 on the second.
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Re: You sailed around the world, how many hours did you put on your engine?

Sailing 'around' the world doesn't take a heap of hours, it's when you go off the sailing/trade wind route that they seem to add up: In four months/1500 miles punching west across the Med we clocked-up about 300 hours, but I doubt that we doubled those hours in the next 2+ years/7,000 miles from Gibraltar to the USA.
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