Carrying More Diesel
by, 06-21-2014 at 11:00 PM (1761 Views)
I note that another blog here has illustrated a much nicer way to carry more diesel than my, um, cruder one -- lots of line and lots of knots!
Still, we did use a "rattle syphon" to move fuel from the tank right by the deck fill when we were about 15 miles off the WA coast and the chop had subsided to where there were no splashes on deck. As always, it's cumbersome up on deck with two of us in tethers on a rolling boat. Got 'er done, tho.
From the dock at Astoria to the dock at Neah Bay was about 26 hours. Burned about 16 or 17 gallons. 6.8 thru the water average, but a lot of the passage SOG was slowed by a 1 kt contrary surface current.
For the record, our present diesel tank is a custom 19 gallon tank, that replaced the factory stock 14 gallon tank.
Here are some pix from today @ Pt Angeles,WA guest dock.