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Wow! Such a wonderful and detailed response! Thanks everyone, and I think I have enough data to feel comfortable now with what I can expect. Thanks again all.
I will likely start a new topic, but my next question is concerning autohelms for the 26X, or other ways of rigging temporary self steering systems so I can single hand sail and leave the helm for short periods of time? Ideas?
Thanks again, Richard
Thanks to you all for your informative and reassuring responses. I have every intention of motoring along at a relaxed pace at 2000-2500 RPM most of the time, and will of course be monitoring my fuel consumption specific to my motor and boat, but your information gives me a good guide.
Thanks Kelvin, and is that on 12 gallons of fuel? My confusion is that Google searches suggest a 50 HP motor should consume 5 gallons an hour, and at say 7knots, that would suggest only about Lund 8 miles for 5 gallons! I know I must be thinking about this incorrectly! Help?
Thanks for the information Rick and Sue. I would love to move ahead, save for the $2000 price tag! I have been away from sailing for long enough for that price to be somewhat shocking. Reinforces my mission to see if there might be a used unit that comes along sometime this winter.