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Old 11-03-2015, 13:03   #1
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Perkins 6.354 RPM for Cruising

i have a naturally aspirated Perkins 6354 - what is a comfortable cruising RPM to run the engine at- also am having some problems finding the redline for this engine? Thanks
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Re: Perkins 6.354 RPM for Cruising

The govenor RPM setting is the last 4 numbers on a tag on the injection pump. A friends turboed 6.354 setting is 2700 rpm, I think yours may be 2400 rpm but that is a guess from reading the specs in a perkins manual several years ago.


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Re: Perkins 6.354 RPM for Cruising

If my memory hasn't failed me:

Best cruising RPM 1700 RPM (torque/fuel cross over), RL 2400

We used to run @ 1300 or so in flat water and it pushed a Morgan 60 schooner at 6.5kts

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Re: Perkins 6.354 RPM for Cruising

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If my memory hasn't failed me:

Best cruising RPM 1700 RPM (torque/fuel cross over), RL 2400

We used to run @ 1300 or so in flat water and it pushed a Morgan 60 schooner at 6.5kts

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We've also been running ours at 1300rpm and get 6.3 kts on our 64', 31 ton schooner. Seems to be the most economical.


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i have a naturally aspirated Perkins 6354 - what is a comfortable cruising RPM to run the engine at- also am having some problems finding the redline for this engine? Thanks
I use around 1300 - 1400 and get 2.7 lt/hr at around 7 Kn. Also give it a burst at 1900 for an hour or so. 50ft Beneteau , 15 Tonne at 8 Kn.
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