Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
Hi John & Anne,
unless you are going to motor for days on end, you should have no worries about the fuel capacity. I have made two Atlantic crossings in SM2000's, one in the Trades and the other across the N.Atlantic and probably only used 1/8th of the capacity on the first and less than that on the second, when I had a wind generator and solar panels fitted. I no longer carry any spare cans of fuel. I can put the space saved to better use, though for more remote parts of the world, cans will be useful where you cannot get fuel that easily or even at a dock. You could work on about 1 imperial gallon per hour when motoring at 7 knots. It seems to work out that way for me.
Always best to fill it up of course in case you get dismasted or blow the sails out! It can happen.
SM # 414 Crusader