Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: kimberlite can carry 345 Gallons of diesel.
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WE carry a lot of fuel on kimberlite as some of my crew have work schedules and it is necessary to make an airport on time.
We crossed the Atlantic on just the main tank.
Other times we have had to motor extensively around the Bermuda high.
Heading from Colombia last year to Guadeloupe we used a lot of fuel.
In my last boat there was no wind for 6 days and I motored from Bermuda to New York.
I have always come in with around 600 liters of fuel. But better than 0 liters.
I have only filled the tank on the aft cabin top 2 times in 15 years. And did not need it.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
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Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: kimberlite can carry 345 Gallons of diesel.
A question for those people who carry large amounts of fuel above and beyond the standard tank on the Super Maramu: Why do you do so? Do you actually find you use that much, or is it just a comfort level to have a lot of excess?
How much fuel do you actually use on passage?
How much at anchor?
What rational do you apply for how much fuel to carry?
Charlotte Amalie, StT, USVI
Wow Eric, that is a lot of fuel! We have the 600L in the main tank and 9 x 23L jerry cans (200L) which fit snugly in the liferaft locker. Those also get emptied first as our main tank uses fuel. We don't fill those unless we are headed on long ocean passages.
We finally completed installing the fuel polishing unit yesterday and also installed a T junction with 2.5m hose to suck fuel out of jerry cans along side. Just used it tonight to fill 500L of fuel from jerry cans.... what a pleasure!. So fast, quiet and not a drop spilt anywhere!
Next week we start heading up the east Australian coast towards Indonesia where we will be for four months. There are so many sorry stories of poor quality fuel there that we will put all fuel through the fuel polishing unit before it goes into our tank.
Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel53 #332