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Old 28 May 2002, 02:55   #11
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Yeah but...........

Initial purchase cost is far lower for petrol, particularly on the bigger boats & what happens when the Govt is forced to give into the EU and levy full duty on diesel eh!

Ok so I'd have a diesel too if I could afford it. Just trying to feel good about my position.

Having run both Optimax and HPDI (albeit only for a couple of weekends.) I can say that they are both a helluva lot more efficient than carbuerreted 2 strokes! Although my floscan has apparently given up the ghost when it was working on the 200HPDI I have now I was getting almost exactly 1 litre per knot until about 4/5's throttle when of course it all goes crazy. It is nice doing 51kts though even momentarily!

1 litre per mile is the rule of thumb I work too and then add +25% for safety in range calculations.

The Yam is certainly quieter than the Opti. At low speeds its almost like a 4 stroke!

Alan
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Old 28 May 2002, 05:45   #12
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Now Alan.....don't get upset !
Jersey = 36P a litre!
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Old 28 May 2002, 05:53   #13
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Even with cheap petrol you still don't seem to be able to shift that twin petrol engined gin palace of yours
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Now that's nasty.....people cannot afford it, grrrr!
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