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Old 06-10-2011, 16:35   #31
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Re: Outrageous Fuel Costs ?

When we had our Tayana 37 we found that the wind almost never blew the way we needed to go. We have a trawler now with diesel fuel capacity of 600 gal. I use a Garmin flow meter to approximate, monitor, and economize my fuel usage.
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When we had our Tayana 37 we found that the wind almost never blew the way we needed to go. We have a trawler now with diesel fuel capacity of 600 gal. I use a Garmin flow meter to approximate, monitor, and economize my fuel usage.
Hahahahah! Are we even allowed to use the word economy when referring to a 48 foot trawler?!
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I use a Garmin flow meter to approximate, monitor, and economize my fuel usage.
Does that compensate for return fuel?
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Hahahahah! Are we even allowed to use the word economy when referring to a 48 foot trawler?!
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After cruising the boat for twelve months we are consistently getting 7 - 8 litres per hour at 7 knots (1100 RPM) and we are ecstatic!!

Not bad considering they are shifting a 32 tonne home around
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Amen to that Lorenzo...
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Converted to electric propulsion in 2008. Used seven gallons of gas last season and one quart of oil for the generator. Cruised about 350 miles. I don't see a problem.
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I think it's great this country has both. Relatively inexpensive fuel and the wealth and technology to save energy if we choose to.
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My 'work' boat is a 34' Novi lobster boat with a 6 cyl John Deere diesel . Last year I converted it to run on WVO ( waste vegetable oil ... french-fry grease) , and my fuel bill went from over 2k$ / year to alittle over 300$.
I get the grease for free and my only eggspenses are filters and my time ...and the little bit of diesel it takes to start and purge the engine before i shut her down.

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The entire nation of Indonesia rides around in 125cc motorbikes or, God forbid, walks.
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Beau found cost was 50cents/ltr in Indonesia & the same time we in Aus are paying $1:50.
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Converted to electric propulsion in 2008. Used seven gallons of gas last season and one quart of oil for the generator. Cruised about 350 miles. I don't see a problem.
I'd love, love, love, to go electric but it's just too damned expensive to convert. I'll wait until the prices drop.
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I think it's great this country has both. Relatively inexpensive fuel and the wealth and technology to save energy if we choose to.
well written..DVC
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My 'work' boat is a 34' Novi lobster boat with a 6 cyl John Deere diesel . Last year I converted it to run on WVO ( waste vegetable oil ... french-fry grease) , and my fuel bill went from over 2k$ / year to alittle over 300$.
I get the grease for free and my only eggspenses are filters and my time ...and the little bit of diesel it takes to start and purge the engine before i shut her down.

Can you dig it ?
I can...but you will soon get a ticket for illegal baiting..lol.lol..DVC
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I can...but you will soon get a ticket for illegal baiting..lol.lol..DVC
Wasn't Illegal baiting on tour last year ? ... oh well send me the ticket I'ld love to see them again .
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