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311 fuel starvation motor-sailing on starboard

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311 fuel starvation motor-sailing on starboard

Are we the first to discover this? If you motorsail on starboard tack for any length of time with the fuel tank less than half full, the engine suffers fuel starvation, This is beacuse the transverse mounted fuel tank has the fuel uptake pipe on the starboard side and even a moderate heel leaves it high and dry. This could prove very embarrassing if not dangerous. I am currently modifying the dip pipe on ours so that it reaches the middle of the tank.

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