Originally Posted by Stillraining
Wow!...Thats a good fuel burn rate..I want to know your secret!
Im not sure that's possible though...not disbelieving you but my experience with several 150+ horse diesels puts it at 2 to 2.5 times that amount.
My 4-154's ( 62 hp ) will burn 1.5 gph at 1800
FWIW my 6-354 in my Massey Ferguson tractor used 4+ per hour @ 2000 rpm as well.
Yeah, I've found the same thing browsing other forums
when trying to figure out what it *should* burn. I mean I could be off by half a gallon, but that's it. I have 500 gallons of fuel, and during my Pacific crossing I ran it to the bones going non-stop from Seattle
to Cebu. I know exactly how much my generator
consumes via tests confirming the specs, so unless I've got an extra couple hundred gallons of diesel
somewhere of which I'm unaware...
So not that I blame you for not believing me, frankly I wouldn't believe me, either. But I've checked and re-checked my numbers plenty of times...I had to be pretty much exactly right for my final approach here, as I only figured to have maybe 20 gallons left by the time I dropped the anchor
. I ended up pretty much exactly where I thought, using my numbers to project
Could be my tachometer wasn't working properly, but I was getting hullspeed of 7-7.5 out of it...I'd have to think that to drive a 45ton boat
like this that fast, it would have had to be 1800+, but I'm certainly no diesel expert.