Boat MaintenanceSystems & PropulsionDiesel EnginesSubscriber Only Can Diesel Damage Fuel Lines? Darrel Nicholson Published: October 21, 2019 Updated: December 26, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter Email Print Given the tiny amount of fuel it takes to clear the jetty and hoist sail, our 50-gallon fuel supply can last, quite literally, for years. It certainly lasts through the winter, and all the while, we worry that sludge is growing. To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Practical Sailor Get the next year of Practical Sailor for just $34. And access all of our online content - over 4,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 42%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribe?Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?