Suzuki DF 90 fuel consumption
A few weeks ago I took a weekend trip up and down the Douro river (Portugal) on my Valiant PT-520 (2005) equipped with a Suzuki DF90 (2006) and a 3*13.875*19 alloy Solas propeller.
The boat load was light (around 300 kg at the start of the trip, around 200 kg at the end): 2 adults + full tank (70 liters) + 30 liters of fuel in jerrycans + some luggage.
The total distance was 278 km (173 miles, 150 nautical miles), the average engine speed 4000 rpm and the average boat speed 40 km/h (24.9 mph, 21.6 knots).
The total consumption was 100 liters: 14 liters per hour, 2.76 km per liter (1.73 miles per liter, 1.50 nautical miles per liter).
Is it a reasonable consumption? Comments welcome.
Antonio Manuel Carrapatoso