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    3888 fuel usage?-gctid827135

    About what type of fuel usage would one expect from a 3888? I think they are 175 or 200 HP Hinos TIA

    For planning purposes, I use eight gallons an hour. That's with a lot of lower speed operating, ten knots and under but also about 20% at 2800. The last 50 hours actual average was six point five per hour.
    P/C Pete
    Edmonds Yacht Club (Commodore 1993)
    1988 3818 "GLAUBEN”
    Hino EH700 175 Onan MDKD Genset
    MMSI 367770440


      At my 15kn speed for distance I use 1nmpg to plan around.

      Usually is a bit better than that and I am not generally cutting too close on fuel stops.
      1999 Sandpiper Pilothouse - Current
      1989 3888 - 2011-2019, 1985 Contessa - 2005-2011, 1986 21' Trophy 1998-2005
      Nobody gets out alive.


        I always figured these ranges in neutral seas:

        3 nmpg at 6 knots

        2 nmpg at 8 knots

        1.2 nmpg at 14-15 knots

        Seemed we always did a but better than those targets in the long run. This would assume a clean bottom, correct and tuned props, and engines in tune.

        We had the 175 Hino 6 cylinder naturals in our 1986 38.

        What is a "200 HP Hinos TIA" engine as described?
        Northport NY


          What is a "200 HP Hinos TIA" engine as described?


          I believe the OP is incorrect in the HP rating of 200 HP and the TIA is short for "Thanks in Advance".
          Jim Gandee
          1989 3888
          Hino 175's
          Fire Escape
          [email protected]
          Alamitos Bay, SoCal


            With the 210 hp Hinos in my 3888, I burn about 6 gph in fresh water. The majority of the time is at hull speed with about 10% at 2700 rpm. During long runs at 2700+ I average just over 1 mile/gallon; however, it is hard to calculate accurately because I am on a river and going with and against current.


              I use 1 mpg at a cruising speed of 12-13 mph for planning purposes. Running at slow speed, 6-8 mph I use 2 mpg.
              Two C's 1990 3888 MY, 175 Hinos, Hurth 630 Trannys
              Past Commodore Emerald Rose Yacht Club
              Member International Order of the Blue Gavel
              MMSI: 338030604