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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Hinckley T34

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 81°F; wind: light; seas: calm

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

120 gal. fuel, 17 gal. water, 6 persons.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/260-mhp 6BY2-260 Yanmar diesels

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 63

The Numbers

Hinckley T34 - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(A)
1000 4.5 1.0 648 68
1500 5.6 2.4 335 76
2000 7.9 4.8 237 74
2500 9.8 8.0 176 78
3000 15.6 14.2 158 81
3500 26.3 21.8 173 83
3800 31.2 25.4 176 84
4000 32.8 28.2 167 87
Speeds are two-way averages measured by GPS. GPH measured with Yanmar engine display. Range based on 90 percent of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

NOTEWORTHY OPTIONS: Teak pilothouse and cockpit soles ($15,020)
Teak insert on swim platform ($1,950)
Varnished teak cockpit coamings ($3,850)
Hinckley-designed stainless steel bowrail ($4,300)
5-kW Onan genset with sound shield ($16,250)
reverse-cycle heat and air conditioning for interior and pilothouse ($16,850)
Raymarine ST6002+ autopilot interfaced to GPS/chartplotter ($3,600).

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