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03-11-2008 09:18 PM
Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
It's not the mileage Craig, it's the engine run time that matters.

The major difference is the age of the engine, technology has changed even in the past 5 years to produce a much more efficient diesel.

Yeah...good 20 yr. old engine can't match the diesels of today.

If I ran my boat at 2800... it would suck down the diesel... heh..

I worked for BOSCH for many years. Do marine diesel engines use high pressure direct injection as do Audi/VW and others? (Bosch invented the technology...)

03-11-2008 09:06 PM
chucklesR It's not the mileage Craig, it's the engine run time that matters.

The major difference is the age of the engine, technology has changed even in the past 5 years to produce a much more efficient diesel.
03-11-2008 09:03 PM
craigtoo Can someone please Photoshop the Sabre logo on the sail????


When I put those "Bat-wings" down... Watch out...!
03-11-2008 08:58 PM
sailingdog Craig-

I can see why you have such problems sailing upwind... given your boat.

03-11-2008 07:12 PM
craigtoo Got the alternator belt...ready to go..!

Thanks for the info... Cat's get really good mileage... I bet a monohull wouldn't get near that at 2800.


There's me boat! Thanks again for all the help... ya big AFOC. (That goes to you too Chuckles..)

03-11-2008 10:57 AM
chucklesR For what it's worth. I used precisely 62 gallons with my Westerbeake 30b, 74 engine hours - very little idling - mostly running about 2800 RPM. If I had to put a number on it I'd say 68-70 hours at 2800, 3-6 at less than that and 1 hour total time at 1000 rpm/idle.

I calculated at one point that my burn rate was .8 gals per hour at 2800 rpm, 2800 RPM gets me 7.2kts in flat water.
03-11-2008 10:50 AM
sailingdog Craig-

Don't know what you sail, but I've never seen a sailing barge that could do 14 knots under sail... your boat probably just handles like one...
Originally Posted by craigtoo View Post
...and feel like you're on a barge while doing it!

*duck* *run*
03-10-2008 08:51 PM
chef2sail Think you may be short on BEER
03-10-2008 07:58 PM
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Thanks cam. I can do twice that on a good day.
...and feel like you're on a barge while doing it!

*duck* *run*

Thanks ALL for the info...! Awesome.

Max RPM on the engine is 2850 rpm.
She cruises well at about 2000 - 2100
Mark II Hull speed just over 7.1 ...

BOATUS membership number etc. (Wait.. where is my card?)
Insurance (Allstate also covers towing costs with policy)
hand held VHF
New instruments wind, depth, speed (ST60 thanks Giu or Gui)
New standing rigging
new bottom (14 coats of Epoxy - thanks Dog)
Garmin 478c (thanks for the recommendation cd)
back-up hand held GPS
New inflatable life jackets
Harnesses / jacklines (there will be a wee bit of night time sailing up the pamlico)
New foulies (Henri Lloyd TP2000 or whatever that number is...)
Warm clothes per "Staying Warm and Dry at Sea" thread.
Loads of guides and charts
Loads of flashlights
Beer (Erdinger Dunkles Weizen)
Spotlight and 2 - 12V outlets in the cockpit (one forward to limit night blindness)
Cleaned and serviced Seackocks / plumbing
Good German Bread
My Centerboard IS NOT STUCK... But if it did.. Who cares... I can fix it while underway....!!!!!!
and and and...
Full wiring check and redid (some) grounding / rewired some nav lighting (including masthead light)
Spare bulbs for everything.
Load of hose clamps of random sizes
Nigel's books
New engine compartment ventilation fan
New Dock lines
Serviced engine new oil... ran 16 hours already. Purrs like a kitten - Steady temp. Oil pressure behaving well!
New bottom paint - 1 hard 2 ablative - (thanks Fastbottms and chef(s)...or was it SailorMitch?)
Water pump impeller
iPod(s) / charger / FM transmitter

There is a bunch of stuff I didn't mention here.. suffice it to say.. I'm much better prepared having hung out here for the last 6 months or so....

Oh... and my brother and Dad drink some weird stuff.. called Scotch? or something... I dunno.. they told me to bring a Gallon of 18 year old Glen Livet(sp) or something. All I know is that it's not beer.... yik.

I'll call the yard tomorrow and tell them to throw in an alternator belt. Thanks for that tip.

Already signed up for the Chessy raft-up....! Wherever the heck it happens to be....!

03-10-2008 10:32 AM
sailingdog Thanks cam. I can do twice that on a good day.
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