Originally Posted by malthouse
Best advice so far Andre
That combination would be spot on I think, at the very least it sets a benchmark to start from. What sort of performance would we get?
As for the petrol vs diesel, both are pretty well priced here so a good four-stroke is still a realistic option. Our old RIB would do the UK and back at a cost of about 100 quid in petrol.
Cheers that was the idea.
In 2003 I joined the RI cruise to St. Malo. That time I had a Parker 630 with the Mercruiser 1.7 TDI 120HP. I do not have any records of the fuel consumption but have found my earlier records and in particular the records from the Bilboa cruise to Weymouth. I accept not the same engine and size of rib but will give some idea.
Left Littlehampton on a full tank
topped up in Yarmouth 34.48 ltrs
topped up in Weymouth 40.74 ltrs
topped up in Yarmouth 34.63 lts
topped up in Littlehampton 44.50 ltrs
a total of 154.35 ltrs of fuel and the cost then £ 46.23 - Those were the days of very cheap diesel
I don't have a chart with me to work out the distance but I guess you can do that. Interesting if it would beat the cost of £ 100.00 and my guess it will for sure.
Please post your findings.
You have an interesting project. Perhaps you will conclude it in a similar way like DVN. Good hunting