Any Nova 42 sundeck owners? Fuel burn
I have a 2002 "Novatec" previously marketed under "Nova brand" as well as Heritage East, Present and a few others.
Mine was one of 6 made in this newer name. I guess they did not sell well when they brought the model back after the late 80's maybe real early 90's
I have seen the specs on many of the earlier models ( all low power I.E.:120-135 hp twins. Even saw one at 660 tttl hp and 17kts, hate to think of the wake and fuel he experiences.
I consider mine way over powered with twin Cumins 5.9 210 hp turbos great motors but fuel hungry.
Burns under published fuel curve @ 1650 rpm 11.5 kts max @ 2600rpm
But still burning 5+gal/hr total @ 8.25kts
What motors do you have, trans ratio and prop size, and what is your fuel burn?
Have heard of 2.5-3 nmpg
Am thinking about prop re-pitch but engine surveyor and Michigan wheel says I'm good with what I have
Concerned with lugging motors and not reaching proper combustion temps.
Looking to maximize fuel economy and range, but more concerned about getting the most hours out of motors. (850 now)
Fuel is cheaper than re-power!
Thank for input
PS: published draft is 3.8ft
Measured mine at 4.3ft, maybe hull different (I doubt they mad a major hull mod for only 6 units