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Reducing the cost of engine oil
Manufacturer recommended branded engine oils are expensive and add substantially to the cost of running your vessel.

Tanking rainwater - at anchor
Completely clean fresh water can be hard to come by in the tropics. This is particularly the case if you do not have an osmotic watermaker aboard, or choose to do without the attached cost and regular maintenance, and you are cruising in remote areas.

Extending the motoring range without modifying the vessel or consuming space by carrying additional fuel cans
Extended cruises require more than a typical yachts fuel tank capacity and it is often only a few particular legs of a voyage that require distance. Capacity can be augmented with fuel or ‘Jerry Cans’ but these consume valuable space. Worse this is equally the case when the cans are not serving a purpose the empty containers still have to be stored.

Tanking rainwater whilst underway
If you do not have an osmotic watermaker, or choose to do without the cost and regular maintenance such equipment requires, you cannot acquire quantities of drinking water whilst on route. Likewise whilst cruising in remote areas fresh water may be limited and can be hard to come by in the tropics.

Extending diesel motoring range in an emergency or one off situation, with short funds
Extended cruises require more than a typical yachts fuel tank capacity and it is often only a few particular legs of a voyage that require distance. Capacity can be augmented using collapsible fuel containers or ‘Jerry Cans’ but these are expensive for a one-off usage.


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