Originally Posted by andyjcox1
Hi diver, is your rib orange and black and were you returning about 7:30pm to Poole. If so I think I saw you.
Anyhow, I have a yam115 4 stroke (great engine btw) on a 6m ribeye and get about the same economy. Unless you wanted an excuse for a new engine, I would of said those figures were pretty good and you would not get a huge improvement vs cost of an upgrade.
No - I reckon we were ashore about 1815 yesterday.
Thanks for everyone's comments. Don't think I often go that slowly or lightly loaded, was taking it easy hoping she'd sip the fuel a bit more gently.
I have a higher pitch (stainless) prop she'll spin quite happilly dropping the revs down by a further 300 rpm for same cruising speed. I don't really care about handling or acceleration or top end, just economy I guess. What's anyone's guesses whether the stainless prop would be more economical for this type of trip? (I don't use it often as its really for a larger hub, but I botch if to fit by using two thrust washers)