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|09-05-2009 12:17 AM|
Diesels burn about 1 gal/hour per 20 HP developed.
Gasoline burners use 1 gal/hour per 10 HP developed.
|09-04-2009 10:27 AM|
|30Irwin||Excellent feedback from all; thanks again.|
|09-04-2009 07:52 AM|
+1 on the responses
My 3GM30F Yannie, burns on average about 0.5 to 0.7 gallons an hour depending on RPM.
I think a safe number is 0.7 gal an hour for your purpose.
|09-04-2009 06:46 AM|
Originally Posted by roline View Post
|09-04-2009 05:18 AM|
Hull Speed vs RPM
The rule of thumb that I've used is that you have 18 hp-hrs in a gallon of diesel. For a 2GM20 turning 2800 rpm with a 14dx12p prop cruising @ 6.3 knots, I burn just over a gallon in 2 hrs. (about 9hp)
If I run at 3200 rpm, I burn about an additional 1/2 gallon without much improvement in hull speed. (about 14hp).
See attached graph....
|09-03-2009 04:13 PM|
2QM Fuel consumption
I had one of these engines in my previous boat. You can burn 1/2 gallon per hour, but have to really run it hard to do that. But if you use that figure, you should be safe.
|09-02-2009 10:18 AM|
|30Irwin||Sounds like I'm in the right ballpark--I really had no idea what the approximation is: thanks a lot for the validation.|
|09-02-2009 06:13 AM|
Originally Posted by 30Irwin View Post
|09-02-2009 01:07 AM|
my 1 gm is slightly over a pint an hour by the specs, but i think it runs closer to 2 pints. maybe due to age or the fact that right now the head is being rebuilt. i would guess its close to twice the fuel use as my 1gm, so in reality its probably closer to 1/2 gallon an hour.
if you really want to know, for real rig up a one gallon gas ( i know diesel fuel ) can to the fuel input and return and run it until you use a 1/2 gallon
|09-02-2009 12:41 AM|
Yanmar 2QM15 fuel consumption?
Hello: does anyone know what the fuel consumption is for a 2QM15? My new old sailboat doesn't have a fuel sensor; I could figure it out over time measuring engine hours against each top up, but maybe someone's already got the number. I cruise at about 2100 RPM.
The previous owner says he got about 70 hours of service from one tank. Going from 35 US gal tank to litres per hour I estimate 1.9L/hour. Does this sound right?
I welcome any thoughts-thanks.