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Old 07-10-2012
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Re: Diesel consumption.

Hey,

My boat has a functioning fuel gauge. I also have a functioning hour meter. From 6 years of use I know that I use, on average, about 1/2 gallon an hour. This is for a Universal M25 turning a 3 blade prop, and the boat is an O'day 35. I typically run the engine at 80% of max rpm. On my boat that means I move at about 6 kts.

Considering that I use my engine about 50 hours a year I start the season with a fuel tank, fill it again in August, and then at the end of the season.

Real simple.

Barry
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