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Actually, how many miles per gallon do you get from a 9.9 horsepower inflatable? Assume you are up on plane.

This would be useful to know if, for instance, you were taking your RIB from one island to the next to get groceries or whatever.
 

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Another reason to ask this question. If you hit a shipping container, how far could your dinghy carry you, with X gallons of gas?
 

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Sorry guys, I misread it. 0.1gph PER HORSEPOWER. That seems right.

So If I'm up on plane and using 8 hp of my engine's capability, and I'm doing 20 knots with 5 gallons of gas.... I can go 5*20/0.8 = 125 nm on a tank. That's really something.

I wonder what ocean conditions will allow a dinghy to go up on plane.
 

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Thanks for the posts. I'm wondering now if anyone has used their dinghy as a lifeboat and has any experience with this.
 

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More great information. +1 Tom
 
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