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Old 08-16-2018, 07:15 PM
JSBlue26 JSBlue26 is offline
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Ran my 26í FS with twin F225ís twice offshore this year about 240 Miles each trip and main tank got 200 Miles before had to switch over to the auxiliary tank. Long as conditions are right boat holds enough fuel. Thatís loaded down with gear, giant coolers of ice, and 3 people........
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Old 08-17-2018, 09:06 PM
GoDaddy GoDaddy is offline
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What is the largest amount of fuel you have carried on a 26? I have the aux tank for a total of 230 but may need to carry an extra 100 gallons. Blue water is way offshore down here. I have 300's and am propped for heavy loads. Just wondering if I am pushing it. 4 guys and 400#'s of ice also.
I would suggest you are fine, as long as you figure out how to carry the fuel forward. That center box on the 26 is designed to hold a lot of fish and ice.....that would well exceed 100 gallons of fuel x 6 lbs./gal. = 600 lbs. I have had 230 gallons of fuel, 6 adults, 5 kids, and a YETI packed full of bait. So , likely equal to your weight with only 2 x 200 hp HPDIs
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:54 AM
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I ran my 2006 till it was empty, hadnít meant to, was running it down to trailer it. 159 gallons is all it would use, I donít know if mine is different, but that was it.
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:13 AM
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Thatís a good thing to know Rich53. Itís all about what you can actually use.

I have an Ď07 26 that has the same 176 gallon main. Mine leaves around 10 or so gallons unusable on the main. The aux fuel on the Ď07 with freshwater tank option claims 34 gallons. It leaves a few gallons unusable as well. If using Seatowís or TowBoatUSís suggested calculations, you subtract 5% for unusable fuel. For ďnormalĒ condition trips, which normal can be good weather, familiar location, etc., they say to leave an additional 10% reserve. For new or crazy conditions, I think that number should grow.

Iíd love to get out and chase the bluewater, but as Gary999 mentioned, itís quite a run for us in Orange Beach right now and requires an extra fuel bladder.
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