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Old 07-04-2018, 07:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
slowmover
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2004 CTD - '04 DODGE RAM 2500 SLT
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Some years back I found I intriguing a 30’ turbodiesel with Anderson drive prop a “high” mpg commuter. Hawaiian Islands, IIRC. Both of those were new enough (fir a small package).

One has to start from scratch. And optimize steady state cruise. It’s start and stop that kills boat FE.
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2004.0 DODGE Ram QC/LB 2500 2WD/NV-5600 305/555 ISB. 7,940-lb. Stock. 200,000 miles/5000-hrs @ 40-mph average.
1990 35' Silver Streak TT 7,900-lb.
11-cpm solo & 19-cpm towing; 21-mpg average past 54k-miles
Sold: 1983 Silver Streak 3411
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