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Hi All We have a Broom 35 with a sliding roof. 1980 I think. I has a Thornycroft 1.8 diesel fitted. We have not got a fuel gauge fitted so it is hard to tell what liters per hour I'm useing. Has anybody out there got one of these and what liters per hour should I expect to get. Thanks for any replys.
We have a Thorney 1.8 in Miss Lisa (also 1980)and as Richard says around 2 ltrs per hour is about right. We do not have a fuel gauge nor can we dip the tank so last year I fitted an engine hours meter (very cheap on fleabay and matches to other dials). I keep a daily log of engine hours and heater hours and never let the 40gall tank run to less than 1/3rd full.
aha! this gives me a chance to try my trusty old 'guestimator fuel calculator'. yes, well, it may be old, but it still works, a little like richard i think! its coming out that at a steady 6mph 2.24 lte per hour, at 4mph 1.76 lte per hour. obviously if your heading into wind and wave, your going to be burning more fuel than if your going with it. how hard is it to install a fuel gauge? or a dipstick hole, are you able to get to it at all? might be worth looking into when you lay up.
would those praying for rain, please knock it off!!