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Old 16 June 2005, 15:22   #11
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I have thought about this aswell Jwalker, I wonder does the fuel draw off pipe in the tank, stop say an inch from the bottom, we have a 440 ltr tank I dont know if the draw off pipe hits the bottom, or is pipeed all the way back
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Old 16 June 2005, 15:33   #12
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There is no way I would have a tank with the pickup pipe above the lowest point of the fuel. I reckon any contamination needs to be sucked out as it happens and caught in a filter. Not for me the potential of having 20lts of gloop in the bottom of my tank. A big problem waiting to happen.

Any reasonably designed tank would have a fitment inside, similar to a swirl chamber, which holds fuel at the pickup pipe while the rest of the fuel is slopping about. For a boat, to me, it makes no sense to have otherwise.
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I am almost certain that the Tohatsu fit flat bottomed tanks with the pick up 1/4 " above the bottom of the tank.

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Old 17 June 2005, 06:54   #14
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About 180 nautical miles is safe, 200 miles if conditions good and careful on the throttle. We have a capacity of 270 litres.

At 2000 rpm - what speed are you doing( normal conditions) and how many liters/hr please- info needed whne I do Niewport /New York direct
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Old 17 June 2005, 08:25   #16
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dont mock it Richard - I need some 3000 liters of fuel even in a force 6 - which should give me 70 hours running+ a top off on the scilly isles. It can be done.

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I need some 3000 liters of fuel...
I was right - you're not on this planet! I make it approximately 3500miles, so if your burn rate is 2 litres per mile per engine (remember you're going to be seriously loaded down) - you'll need about 7000 litres PER ENGINE!
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I smell mackerel!
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dont mock it Richard - I need some 3000 liters of fuel even in a force 6

Oh sorry - I forgot to tell you -am going to be refuelled at sea- 3000 liters was to my waypoint.

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