Convert Engine Hours has received many emails from boating enthusiasts in relation to the following question.

QUESTION: How can you calculate, or relate boat engine hours to distance (km’s) travelled ?

If you break it down into the following:

  1. Engine Hours is how long the engine has been running…at any speed.
  2. Km/h is how far a vehicle (not boat) has travelled at different speeds.

The two can’t be the same as current, tides and wind has a impact on the true result.

However; the engine could run 24/7 and the boat never leaves its mooring or the marina.

So, we believe there is no answer to this.

Let us know if you feel we have it wrong !

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