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Old 09-21-2011, 03:51 PM   #41
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The last diesel I got was $2.59 per gallon on the ICW (anout a month ago) in SC. Actually less than what it was selling for at the corner gas station. It's too far away for my regular stop, though.
*Where was that, Ron.* I am going to need a couple of hundred gallons before starting South.
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:07 PM   #42
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rwidman:* But how much would it use to run from Mobile to Chicago?*

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Excellent point. However, I didn't factor in the downstream currents into this calculation.* I would probably use the same amount of fuel, and just get there faster!*

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:07 PM   #43
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rwidman:* But how much would it use to run from Mobile to Chicago?*

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Excellent point. However, I didn't factor in the downstream currents into this calculation.* I would probably use the same amount of fuel, and just get there faster!*

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I think you could go from Chicago to Mobile with no fuel use at all if you had a way to steer the boat.**
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:08 PM   #44
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The last diesel I got was $2.59 per gallon on the ICW (anout a month ago) in SC. Actually less than what it was selling for at the corner gas station. It's too far away for my regular stop, though.
*Where was that, Ron.* I am going to need a couple of hundred gallons before starting South.

Osprey Marina,* Mile Marker 373.* South of Myrtle Beach, SC.

http://www.ospreymarina.net/

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Old 09-21-2011, 05:20 PM   #45
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rwidman wrote:Moonstruck wrote:rwidman wrote:
The last diesel I got was $2.59 per gallon on the ICW (anout a month ago) in SC. Actually less than what it was selling for at the corner gas station. It's too far away for my regular stop, though.
*Where was that, Ron.* I am going to need a couple of hundred gallons before starting South.

Osprey Marina,* Mile Marker 373.* South of Myrtle Beach, SC.

http://www.ospreymarina.net/

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-- Edited by rwidman on Wednesday 21st of September 2011 05:10:40 PM

*I am familiar with Osprey.* They and New River in NC usually have the cheapest on the waterway, but $2.59 is an awesome price.* 400 mile round trip for me.* Otherwise I would be there.* That's over $1 cheaper than Florda Petroleum in Fernandina.

Cruisers Net shows that Osprey was checked on 9/21 at $3.69/gal.


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Old 09-21-2011, 07:32 PM   #46
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1350 Gallons in three tanks. Single 120HP perkins pushes our 42' and 27,000 LBS at 8kts, 1.5 GPH.*
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:57 PM   #47
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27K lbs sure is light JMYSS. And I see in your avatar pic quite an angle to your QBBL. Those 2 factors give you a big advantage in fuel economy. Unlike most trawlers w a straight run aft your boat is half way to a full disp hull.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:47 AM   #48
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My fuel capacity is 750 gal (3000 lts) With the Fiat I burned 17 lts/hr at 8 knts range 1200 N Miles with 10% reserve.
With this on long trips out to the reef for a couple of weeks I loaded a 500 lt bladder on the back deck.
Now with the Gardner fitted my fuel burn is about 12 lts/hr at 8 knots, range is now approx 1800 N Miles with 10 % reserve.
So it looks like I have a bladder going on the market pretty soon.

As I have always said you can make water but it's dam hard to make diesel when you are out at sea.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:08 AM   #49
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1300 gallons in 2 tanks and the boat is 48 feet.*

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Old 09-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #50
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The last diesel I got was $2.59 per gallon on the ICW (anout a month ago) in SC. Actually less than what it was selling for at the corner gas station. It's too far away for my regular stop, though.
*Where was that, Ron.* I am going to need a couple of hundred gallons before starting South.

Osprey Marina,* Mile Marker 373.* South of Myrtle Beach, SC.

http://www.ospreymarina.net/

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-- Edited by rwidman on Wednesday 21st of September 2011 05:10:40 PM

*I am familiar with Osprey.* They and New River in NC usually have the cheapest on the waterway, but $2.59 is an awesome price.* 400 mile round trip for me.* Otherwise I would be there.* That's over $1 cheaper than Florda Petroleum in Fernandina.

Cruisers Net shows that Osprey was checked on 9/21 at $3.69/gal.



-- Edited by Moonstruck on Wednesday 21st of September 2011 05:24:12 PM

I think I posted (from memory) wrong.* I think it was what you posted minus 10 cents per gallon for BoatUS.* Sorry.

It was still cheaper than other marinas and even gas stations.

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175 gallons in 2 tanks. I get about 5 gph@15kts....2800RPMs.... 240hp Yanmar. Obviously, if I slowed down to 7kts I would probably burn about 1.5....but who knows. This boat really isn't happy at that speed.
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800 gallons in 4 tanks, but I usually only fill to about 600 gallons. Unless I find a really good deal on fuel!

Fuel burn 3.6GPH at 1600 RPM, which usually gives me 7.2-7.5 knots. 1800 RPM will give me 8.5 knots, but burn rate goes up to 5GPH. I keep it slow, I am no hurry to get to the next fuel dock!
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We hold 444 gallons of fuel in our 48' boat.

At 1k rpm we burn 2.6 gph total, 6.8 kt for a 1160 nm range.
at 1200 rpm we burn 4.6 gph, 7.8 kt 750 nm range
At 2400 rpm we burn 26 gph, 16.4 kt, 280 nm range
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:27 AM   #54
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>> Now with the Gardner fitted ...

Hi, Benn.* I was hoping someone else would ask so I wouldn't have to show my ignorance.* What is the Gardner and what does it do?* Where'd you get it and what was the cost?* That's a big boost in fuel economy.

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Ken T - My 48 DF with about 800 gallons useable has nearly identical RPM vs*fuel burn numbers. I've got PS 225s, what are* your engines?
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*Grand Banks 36, original three tanks held 450 gallons, the five tank system the previous owner installed the year before we bought the boat holds 400 gallons.
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Gary,
Gardner Diesel Engines are an old Pommie design and built.
They are no longer made but were so popular and economical that parts are still available .
These engines were both marine ann transport engines.
I have fitted a 6LXB 10.4 lt engine producing 127 Hp at 1500 RPM and they run at a cool 60 deg C (pretty big and heavy but Oh so good.)
Look up a previous post here re Transplant and you will see photos.
Other than the USA these engines are all over the world
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300 gal in 2 tanks. We use approx 3 gal/hr @ 8 knts. Usually fill up twice a year. When these iron tanks go, we'll probably go back with only 150 gal. total, which is plenty for us.
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