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Old 11-10-2019, 08:59 AM   #27
City: Carefree, Arizona
Vessel Name: sunchaser V
Vessel Model: DeFever 48
Join Date: Apr 2008
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Originally Posted by jdscott3 View Post
I'm late on this one, but my two cents. My 1982 GB Classic 42 has been repowered with a naturally aspirated single John Deere 6086. She hums along at 7.5 knots burning 1.5 gph fuel, at 8 - 8.5 knots I'll burn about 2 gph. I love my powerhouse, I found I had enough torgue to get me out of some crazy currents in tight spots heading up the inside passage last summer. She is not underpowered thats for sure.
Those fuel numbers equate to a horsepower draw of approximately 36 HP at 8.5 knots on the JD 6068. How do you measure fuel used?
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