In the next few chapters of this Online Book, we'll be looking at high (and low) tech things we can do with a yacht's drivetrain to make more efficient use of the engine and its fuel. But before we delve into sophisticated and costly advanced powertrain options, let's take a look at the efficiency of the propeller. On most cruising boats, power or sail, our biggest and cheapest gains in powertrain efficiency will come from choosing the propeller size and speed correctly.
Next: How To Stop Killing Your Engine With Kindness
- Better Powertrains For Auxiliary Sailboats and Motorboats
- Understanding An Engine Fuel Map
- What Marine Engine Duty Ratings Mean To You
- Propeller Efficiency
- How To Stop Killing Your Engine With Kindness
- How To Select The Best Power and Propeller Settings For Your Engine
- Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPPs)
- Selection Criteria For The New Engine For “Morgan’s Cloud”
- New Engine For “Morgan’s Cloud”—What We Chose
- Engine Installation—The Devil Is In The Details
- Perkins M92B, Initial Report Card
- New Engine, The Proof is in The Voyage
Matt, Engineering Correspondent, is a Professional Engineer and true renaissance man, with a wide range of expertise including photography and all things boat design. He has a unique ability to make complex subjects easy to understand and he keeps an eye on the rest of us to make sure that we don’t make any technical mistakes. Working as M. B. Marsh Marine Design, Matt designs innovative powerboats of all shapes and sizes.