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Old 11-11-2019, 04:01 AM   #32
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City: Edgewater, MD
Vessel Name: Catalina Jack
Vessel Model: Defever 44
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Originally Posted by T210DRVR View Post
So far Iím seeing 7.5 to 7.7 knots at 1500 RPM with Lehman 120ís. I can get a bit over 8 knots at 1800 RPM but the engines seem happiest at 1500.
My 56,000 lb DeFever 44 with Lehman 120s goes about 7 knots at 1,600 RPM. Lasy year doing the Loop, we consumed 3.5 gallons per hour for all conditions, including generator time. That equates to 2 nautical MPH which I think is pretty good for a heavier boat.
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