SailNet Community - View Single Post - eight kilowatts
Thread: eight kilowatts
View Single Post
post #14 of Old 03-15-2019
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 21,082
Thanks: 82
Thanked 593 Times in 569 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Re: eight kilowatts

A great point was made above that all engines need to run or rot. When conserving fuel on a passage, there is nothing wrong with avoiding consumption for days at a time. However, when fuel is available, the engines should be run to full temp and under load routinely. I don't have any science to support it, but I'd say that weekly would be an absolute minimum.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome