Thread: Detroit 8v71TI
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
amelis
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Detroit 8v71TI

Hi all, I'm new to this and switching from a sailboat.
We want a comfortable liveaboard that has good range, at least 700nm.

We have seen a great 1983 Hatteras 53 extended deckhouse but I am concerned that the consumption will make long distance cruising unaffordable. Tanks are 700 gallons and engines are 450hp each so range at the moment is probably no more than 400 or 450nm.

I have read that putting smaller injectors can reduce hp and cruising rpm and consumption quite considerably.
Does anyone have any experience of this? Is it a good or bad idea?

Are there any other ways of reducing the consumption of these big engines?

Thank you!
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