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BOAT TESTS

Hinckley Talaria 40 - Fog Dog

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 58°F; humidity: 96%; wind: 5-8 knots; seas: 1-2'

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

150 gal. fuel, 50 gal. water, 4 persons, 200 lb. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/435-mhp Volvo Penta IPS600s

Transmission/Ratio: IPS-F/1.82:1 ratio

The Numbers

Hinckley Talaria 40 - Fog Dog - Final Boat Test Numbers:
Note that while the range numbers here are somewhat unrealistic at the lower rpm (there’s little chance one would operate the Talaria 40 at idle speed for more than 2,000 nautical miles, for example), the mid-roster rpm efficiencies and range numbers are generally high, meaning the boat can be efficiently, comfortably cruised, with optimum running attitudes, throughout a hefty range of speeds. Sound levels were high, not unsurprisingly considering the engines on the Talaria, although they’re sound insulated, are ensconced in engine boxes just abaft the helm station.
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A) ANGLE
600 4.7 0.7 2,055 64 0.0
1000 7.2 1.5 1,469 64 0.5
1500 10.1 6.4 483 70 3.0
2000 15.9 12.8 380 74 4.0
2500 23.5 19.0 378 75 4.5
3000 31.3 27.5 348 78 4.5
3200 34.2 32.0 327 79 4.0
3500 38.4 40.5 290 81 4.0
3540 39.6 43.5 279 81 4.0
Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Racelogic VBox data logger. GPH estimates taken via Volvo Penta display. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

This article originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.