Originally Posted by mjgill1
We have 95 Gallons of water, but only 20 Gallons of diesel. At .5 GPH that's ~40 hours or motoring at ~5.7 knots. Not bad!
Really not bad. My rule
of thumb is enough fuel for 48 hours at full throttle (if needed as part of storm tactics). If not itís back to your mission.
Water 1 gal / day / person rationing. Considerably more when not.
I would size the tanks for an ďaverage missionĒ so to speak and the get ahold of some collapsible jerry cans for when you know youíre doing a trip out of the norm. Such as with a trip up the inside passage
. 700 miles of motoring, more or less. Not doing that with my internal tanks. In that event I would likely need 2 barrels stored on deck
for some refills under way.
I guess my only point is, that I would never really want to size tanks for all occasions. Itíd eat up too much storage
. Iíd rather store fuel on deck
on occasion than have to store my clothes on deck.
If the tanks are in otherwise unused spaces thatís another thing.... but you can only squeeze so much room out of your bilges.