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diesel cost

Hi can any one tell me the cost of filling up with diesel on say a 40 gallon tank, and how far or hours would this last, engine 35 beta,thanks

Asked by: andy wakler  | 12.23pm, Friday 8 July

WW says:

40 gallons is approximately 180 litres, though you will not be able to quite use all of that- so allow about 150 litres useable (depending on the shape of your tank- as the tank empties, will reach a point that sloshing fuel draws in air- and stop engine).
With fuel at around £1.10 a litre in marinas (with allowing for a 60:40 split on the tax), a full tank will cost you around the £190 mark, assuming that its not completely empty!
How must you use, or how far you can go depending very much how big your boat is, how shapely the hull is udnerwater, how fast you go, which canal or river, how long you leave it idling, if the engine is run off-load to charge batteries, how much power is required to charge batteries, etc.
However, a good rule of thumb is 1 to 1.5 litres an hour at cruising for a newish 35hp engine- probably less for a much older model...
You can download the engine fuel consumption datasheet from Beta Marine, and compare your cruising speed to the RPM/Fuel consumption graph, although the manufacturers data often seems a bit pessimistic- you will often use slightly less in practice.

Mark Langley  | 3.40PM, Friday 8 July

Readers say:

thank you very much for your answer
i am very happy with it hanks.

andy wakler  | 10.46AM, Saturday 9 July

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