Originally posted by JAHNO
Have you been impressed with yours?
What kind of litres per hour/mile do you get?
I hv had my Parker 630 Rapier with the Mercruiser 1.7L DTI since August 2002 . Todate I have clocked on 186 hours and I am convinced it is the best inboard diesel for that size rib (6.0 to 6.5 max)
As for the runnings costs well take for example the Weymouth cruise. Left Littlehampton on a full tank and in Yarmouth topped up for a tenner. Then having got to Weymouth , the weather was quite rough and 4 persons onboard and again the fuel bill was 12 pounds
The best example I usually give is our cruise to Cherbourg.
From Nab Tower 66 Nm, crusing speed 26/28 knots in very calm sea all the way to Cherbourg. 2 persons on board.
We covered this distance in 3 hours and in Cherbourg put 46 liters into the tank. ( I topped up the fuel tank at Nab Tower from a jerry can as we had travelled from Littlehamptom)
Mike C was in his Humber 630 with the same engine and fuel consumption was the compatable
Interesting what Georgec has to say having been down for a demo on my Seahawk