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Old 07-20-2015, 10:42 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by timjet View Post
From my experience running at 10 kts is above hull speed and below planing speed, a speed I would avoid. You are pushing a lot of water and your fuel flow will prove it. That said each boat is different, and this is my experience.

My twin Cummins 330's burn about a gallon every 2 miles (both engines) just below hull speed which is about 7.5 kts and a gallon per mile at planning speed which is about 16 kts.
BINGO!!! Of course I have basically the same boat. But a 37 foot boat with that much power would fall into the same range of fuel burn. The hull shape would determine the performance!

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