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Old 11 January 2010, 11:07   #1
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Fuel reserve

I am wondering what fuel reserve to ye work with I usually operat 25% -33 % reserve similar to diving 1/3 in 1/3 out 1/3 reserve

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Old 11 January 2010, 11:11   #2
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I am wondering what fuel reserve to ye work with I usually operat 25% -33 % reserve similar to diving 1/3 in 1/3 out 1/3 reserve

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Sounds good to me
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Old 11 January 2010, 11:22   #3
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Depends.

Depends on how accurately you know your consumption, tank capacity, fuel remaining and what weather you're expecting.

If I know all of the above and expect good weather would go down to 20% remaining on arrival at destination. With the Scorpion I know it has a tank of 160 litres as i've put that much in in one go and the Smartcraft gauges are pretty good at letting me know how much i've used.

Last time we went to the Scillies my predicted consumption was 145 litres for the weekend meaning would only have 15 litres once back in Falmouth. Put an extra 20 litres in before coming back to be on the safe side.

Having said that, I tend to keep my tank pretty full most of the time when i'm pottering in the Solent - makes it less painful when you need to fill up for a long trip.

With the previous boat (Avon SR5.4) there was no fuel gauge, only a dipstick and I would tend to be looking for more fuel once a little below half full.
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1/3 in 1/3 out 1/3 reserve
plus a wee 5l can stashed under the seat "just in case"
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plus a wee 5l can stashed under the seat "just in case"
If you're going to do that, make sure you either change it out every couple of months, or use a good stabilizer in it (and swap it out every six months or so.)

Nothing like going to your emergency can only to find it causes more problems than it solves...

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I keep a 10l emergency can in the console but when I refill this goes in the main tank before topping up each time and gets refilled.
That way it is the freshest fuel on board the boat.
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Like most I carry a 12L spare can which gets changed for fresh every couple of months, the main tank is 130L and I get twitchy once I have used 100.

Different scenario with the Landy, which ran out half way up Braye Road this afternoon.
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5L spare can, but I never go far on the River orwell really.
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If you're going to do that, make sure you either change it out every couple of months, or use a good stabilizer in it (and swap it out every six months or so.)

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oh no I just poor it into the car tank and fill it up next time I am out.
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I always have 75 litres, even if im not going too far & plenty of two stroke too, better to be looking at it than looking for it!
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