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Re: Does anyone know GPH for a Yamaha 6ph (4stroke)?
based on experience only, mine being 6hp on a 24-foot 2400-pound sport boat, say around 150 minutes per gallon. Maybe a little more, that's conservative, two-thirds throttle which gives about 5 knots in flat water.
So, 6 gallons would probably work in favorable conditions to make 80 miles (nautical miles, huh?).
to be safe, and for adverse current or wind, maybe 10 gallons?
the deal with the weather Gods is, if you bring plenty of fuel, they'll reward you with nice breeze for motorsailing, or even just plain sailing. If you don't, they won't ;-)
Last edited by nolatom; 07-24-2012 at 11:04 AM.