Well the screaming Jimmy Diesels do burn their share of fuel
2X 8V71 GMC 2 cycle diesel
71 cubic inches per cylinder 568cu in 250 hp @1800rpm each
old rule of thumb for Jimmys engines
1 gal per hour per cylinder (16 gph for us)
pushes the big boat while towing up to 7 skiffs at 9+ knots
Old school engines but feed their habits and they will run a long time.
-the Jimmy's are also known as the Green Drippers - in like if they aren't dripping oil they are out of oil
excellent motor for getting parts at least in North America if needed
Our Water Rocket has a Radar and Plotter?Sounder with the plug in charts. After going over the paper charts and plotting the course
we got to explore the Goose Islands group a few miles off the coast in the middle of BC. Whales, sea lions rocks lots of interesting floatsum
on the wind swept beachs.
I got some good dives in.
On one trip we had a filming crew on board and I got to find the sea life and crabs for the hero to "show to the camera".
We have a Leader Board on the boat you get your name down for the largest fish caught.
I went out one morning and caught a huge 28 lbs. Ling Cod .
So I got my name down 30 minutes later one of the guests caught a 28 1/2lb. Ling.
A few Chinook and coho salmon also found my bait -
so beside my 30 minutes of fame I had a nice big box of frozen fish to take home at the end of it all.