"Funny thing with the cost of fuel. We passed a couple of trawlers coming home this year. They were going slow to conserve fuel."
Check out these figures from my Camano 31 LOA trawler
(recently sold) fuel consumption. These are from floscan readings taken before we loaded her down with all the must have aboard "stuff", from dinghy
to dog bed
@ 1500 RPM
, 1.00 GPH, 6.2K, 6.2 MPG
@ 2500 RPM
, 3.38 GPH, 8.2K, 2.4 MPG
@ 3500 RPM, 8.50 GPH, 14.5K, 1.71 MPG
It does pay to go slow, unless the wind
is pushing you!