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Old 20 November 2003, 06:59   #21
Country: New Zealand
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Boat name: Zebedee
Make: Zodiac
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Originally posted by Alex Brown
On a good day, I get around 1.6miles to the litre of fuel, a bad day is about 1.2miles to the litre with 8 people on board, and giving lots of throttle. I seem a average around 1.4litres to the mile though.
Hi Alex,

I presume you mean you average around 1.4 miles to the litre, otherwise I can't understand your figures.


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Old 20 November 2003, 12:03   #22
Country: UK - Wales
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Originally posted by Simon Guest
I presume you mean you average around 1.4 miles to the litre, otherwise I can't understand your figures.
That's correct - I seem to average around 1.4miles to the litre


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Old 24 November 2003, 13:07   #23
Country: UK - England
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Got Humber info today .

One concern I have regarding the Destroyer range is the lack of under-deck fuel tanks. This would mean having fuel tanks at deck level and thus raising the boats centre of gravity.

So what tanks do you guys have (or had) on your boats? Does is make much difference to handling?

I want lots of fuel, and was thinking of 2 70ltr tanks in the console. Too much for a 150 Opti do you think?
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Old 24 November 2003, 16:19   #24
Country: UK - England
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I have a 40 gallon tank for my 150 opti. which is good as it will last me at least all day, 2 70 litres sound a much better idea then 1 100 litre tank

Regarding handling difference it really depends on how heavy the
Boat is. but if the fuel weight makes up more than a sixth of the total boat weight then the effect on hanling will be much greater as the fuel load secreases. I get an extra 5 knots out of mine on low fuel.

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