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Old 09-21-2015, 03:23 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Britannia View Post
I think the optimal fuel burn for m/v Dirona (from reading the blog) was to arrive at their destination as quickly as possible while still having 200 gal in the tanks.

Yes, for a passage that's exactly what's needed. The distance is fixed and the available fuel is fixed, and the result gives you an MPG number that you need to meet or exceed in order to make it. Then you go as fast as you can while remaining above the required MPG number. They ended up varying speed quite a bit due to ocean currents.
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