Originally Posted by holty
Hi all, looking for honest cruise numbers on a 30 pilot with the 240 Yanmar. Thanks
Looks like I am your huckleberry again. 2800RPM would get me 15 knots at 6gph. The 6gph figure is a WAG and not exact. In a combined mixed use application I would actually get better....like 4gph average since most of my use was day use and day use had a lot of no wake zones in the mix.
3100RPM is max continuous power and 3300 is max rated power(for one hour I believe). At WOT, when I first got the boat, I could do about 25knots. ANd that was fairly underpropped because I was getting close to 3600RPMs. Theoretically you could cruise at 3000 and I would get about 17knots there but I never felt like pushing it that hard. ANd realistically I wouldn't being that I was so underpropped. But I just didn't run it that hard.
What else you need???...