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Old 11-10-2019, 10:35 AM   #29
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City: Port Townsend Washington
Vessel Name: " OTTER "
Vessel Model: Ocean Alexander Europa 40
Join Date: Nov 2009
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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.

You have one of the best motors made for a boat, we saw very similar #s over the 9 years we had the same motor in Volunteer. I tracked the fuel consumption with a 100G day tank that was very accurately marked. We ran 8kts in no current and burnt 2.2-2.3 gph including about 4 hrs a day of 4kw gen time on non travel days. Either that motor or the famed Gardiner would be my go to engine in a trawler.

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