Originally Posted by Seasalt
Perhaps I missed it, but I have not found a concise compilation of owners' reports of actual fuel consumption
yachts with various engines. This information would be very helpful to me and I expect it would be to others as well. I have found a few reports scattered through miscellaneous threads, but no comprehensive thread on trawler fuel consumption
. What I have in mind would be similar to the comment posted by "Boatpoker" in November of 2008, as follows:
"My 38 year old trawler with a 38 year old Perkins
HT6-354 (diesel and turbo-charged) went to 20,000 hours before we rebuilt it 2 years ago. It makes the run from Toronto to Dry Tortugas
and back on less than 800 gallons at 1.6 US gallons per hour at 1600RPM and 7.5 knots."
I'm sure that this group could provide a lot of information on this topic.
Thanks for any contribution that you can make.
Hey Seasalt, thats pretty good mileage. 38 years yours must be one of the first turbo perkins
. Most people say with a turbo the life is cut short but your engine
proves them wrong. Thanks for the info