Back in Whangarei- three months cruise done-747 NM and here is the first thousand miles done since refit. The only problem was a loose wire to rev counter, easily fixed.
The last passage was interesting. Was from Gt. Barrier Is. to whangarei -43nm.7 hours, but what was more interesting was the fuel consumption - 28.8 lt !
This was due to carrying the jib and mainsail in 20kts southerly, a beam reach in knobbly seas. 6.3kts but revs reduced to 1100, then 1250. Usually run at 1500.Our usual consumtion for this passage is 39 to 40 litres.