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Old 10 February 2013, 18:39   #1
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fuel consumption question

i am considering purchasing a 28 foot zodiac 850 pro with twin Yamaha 4 stroke 150s.
the boat probably weighs around 3000 pounds.

anyone have an idea on what fuel consumption would be at cruise, which i imagine would be somewhere around 25 knots?
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Old 10 February 2013, 18:57   #2
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i am considering purchasing a 28 foot zodiac 850 pro with twin Yamaha 4 stroke 150s.
the boat probably weighs around 3000 pounds.

anyone have an idea on what fuel consumption would be at cruise, which i imagine would be somewhere around 25 knots?
2 litres per mile would be guess.
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Old 10 February 2013, 19:52   #3
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About 33l/hr at WOP (Wide Open Throttle) on each engine (so 66l/hr)

Improving to about 24/hr on each engine at cruise speed

I suspect cruise speed may be marginally lower than you expect
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chris, and doug,

great info, thanks.

a little surprised that my cruise is not going to be at least 25. I cruise at 20 on my 14 footer, and it only has a 50hp.
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My only reference is a friends H733 with twin Yamaha 150 HPDIs. Shorter hull, heavier construction. He'll get anywhere from 1.7 to 2.4 mpg.
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Different engines, however with the twin 150 etecs I get a cruise of just over 30 knots and use about 10 gallons an hour or approx 1.8 l / mile.
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Zip, I did some training on a 28 footer with twin Suzuki 150s. She had a cruise speed of aroundabouts what you expect for yours and topped out around 38/39knots if lightly loaded (but was quite a heavy craft, having superstructure). If I recall correctly, she was returning a bit under 2L/Nm at cruise. Video of her below:

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Yamaha performance bulletins can be a good general source of information as long as you keep in mind your situation will vary some. Below is the Zodiac 850 with twin 150 Yamaha 4 strokes.

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http://www.yamahaoutboards.com/sites...-t-f150txr.pdf
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Yamaha performance bulletins can be a good general source of information as long as you keep in mind your situation will vary some. Below is the Zodiac 850 with twin 150 Yamaha 4 strokes.

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http://www.yamahaoutboards.com/sites...-t-f150txr.pdf
That looks pretty close to what you could expect, close to 120 litres per hour flat out that's pretty scary but at cruising speeds of 30mph 45 litres per hour, so about 1.5 litres per mile which is pretty respetable for 300 HP puhing an 8 meter boat.
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We have twin Yamaha 150's on a 24' Rib and can do a bit better than that burn at most crusing speeds with 4 blade props.I would guess a lot has to do with the exact boat and loading but cruisng speeds can be much more than 25 knots.
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