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post #23 of Old 05-11-2013
jameswilson29
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Re: fuel consumption gas vs diesel

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Originally Posted by bubblerings View Post

Hello, new to your forum...
By "normal sailing operations", did you mean your motor is running to assist your sails, or running alone, under full load???
Is your diesel motor really that efficient?

A dumbfounded gas user.
-Planning to build a fuel efficient trimaran for inter-island travel, Hawaii.
-Mahalos from Maui.
Yes, diesels are that efficient. My 3 cylinder 24 h.p. burns about half a gallon per hour running alone under full load:

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