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Old 27-03-2008, 09:04   #1
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Hello to all,
I am a Great Lakes sailor based in Charlevoix, Michigan. I am helping a friend get ready to move a boat he is in the process of buying. It is a 1994 Beneteau 351 Oceanis with a Perkins 3cyl 29 hp. Does anyone have a table for fuel consumption/ Cruising RPM/ Cruising Speed for this engine. Unfortunately, the boat is an hour away and I can't look at the ID tag to give more specific info. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 27-03-2008, 11:26   #2
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Hi, Greg.

Welcome to Cruisers Forum. Can't help with question you posted, but maybe someone else will chime in.

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A small 2 or 2 Cylinder diesel will burn between 0.5 to 0.8 gallons per hour at 80% WOT.
Figure something like 7.5 to 10 nm per gallon.
Do you know Bob Shearer, aboard m/v 'Pathfinder" a classic woodie chris-craft?
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Aloha Greg T,
Welcome aboard!! My old Perkins 4 cylinder used to burn about .85 gals per hour at 1800 rpm (5 to 6 knots) and that was on a 20,000 lb plus boat.
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