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Old 10-10-2017, 12:39   #1
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40HP fuel consumption and current fueling options around Turks /Caicos

Hello Everyone... Have a question on fuel usage on the L400- 40hp Yanmars. What is average fuel consumption in gallons per hour at 2700-2800rpm. My guess is about 3/4 gallon per hour per motor so 1-1/2 gallon per hour ???

Have a Delivery Captain looking to motor-sail about 800+nm and trying to get an idea of amount of fuel needed as the route is Puerto Rico to Nassau and given hurricanes Irma and Maria, not sure where we maybe able to get fuel, water and provisions.. Anybody with current history in that area, or anyone know of current internet searches to be able to determine current availability of diesel and provisions along that route with starting date of Oct 30th?

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Old 10-10-2017, 14:54   #2
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Re: 40HP fuel consumption and current fueling options around Turks /Caicos

We have a L400 with 40HP Yanmars fitted with Flexofold props. With a clean bottom we get 5kts with one engine and 6.5kts with both running at 1800 RPM. Fuel burn is 1.8 litres per hour per engine. (Sorry, don't know which type of gallon you use. ) This is optimal RPM for economy but I recommend giving WOT for a few mins every hour or so, to blow out soot. If no wind, we use one engine only for long hauls. Good luck with your delivery skipper; most like to push the boat a bit faster than 5 knots.
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