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Old 05-09-2018, 08:28 AM   #1
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Westerbeke 8.0 gen-real gph?

Any actual readings available?
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no of cylinders? Displacement? 1800 rpm?
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Full load around 1gph, but it is rare for any boat to run the gennie at full for any length of time. Typical boat load averaged out would be more like 2-4kW where it would burn about 0.3 to 0.5gph.
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Full load around 1gph, but it is rare for any boat to run the gennie at full for any length of time. Typical boat load averaged out would be more like 2-4kW where it would burn about 0.3 to 0.5gph.
Corresponds with my results. However, Bay Pelican was set up to load the generator by using two chargers for a shorter period of time.
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Agree with SKI with my old WB 8BTD. Rarely run more than a few hours per day so the fuel tank levels barely moved.
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I had an 8KW Westerbeke I always figured 1gph and was never disappointed because it burned less.
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Thank you for your responses. Iíll use 1/2 gph for my calculations
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