I’ve been looking at my fuel logs for Escapade. I bought the boat 21 months ago and have been mostly aboard and traveling since then.
Here are summary fuel numbers as of my last fill-up. I won’t refuel until September when I’m back aboard. Maybe prices will be lower then. Or not.
Distance traveled: 8,219 NM / 15,223 km / 9,458 miles
Engine hours: 1,314
Furnace hours: 1,426
Fuel Used (diesel): 9,251 l / 2,444 gallons
The furnace uses 1.7 l/hr. So heat and hot water used 2,424 l. That’s a lot, more than 25% of the total burn. This includes a winter in Toronto and lots of shoulder season. I’ve got a list of simple improvements that I know will bring down the heating costs for the future.
On the propulsion side that leaves 6,826 l / 1,803 gal. 1.37 gal/hr. 4.75 NM/gal or 5.45 mpg.
Average speed was 6.5 knots.
That’s fabulous mileage. It got better as I went along, partly because I gradually slowed down, but repropping and new injectors helped a bit too.