SCIC FUEL ECONOMY
Posted 29 May 2005 - 07:02 AM
on way to ramp this morning at same gas pump it clicked off at 4.42 litres - so thats half an hour of racing around for say 4.5 litres which makes say 10 litres an hour - we crossed the bay at wot and came back at wot with the rest at half throttle - i would say that is pretty good for a 215hp skiboat
because of stop starting i would recon on say max 10 litres an hour water skiing - so i recon i d get a whole days skiing on a full tank no probs - not that im fit enough to do 30 mins skiing - but you know how it is with boats - you got lots of friends who wanna have a go
Posted 29 May 2005 - 08:59 AM
Posted 29 May 2005 - 08:08 PM
Posted 29 May 2005 - 10:18 PM
I ran WOT for a few seconds and needle showed ~52 mph. Still need to get a GPS reading, but hell this is my first time owning/driving a boat so I'm new to these gadgets. What's a good GPS to pick up?
I ran my boat yesterday for nearly 4-5 hours. It won't be till next weekend before I go out again....keep us posted when you hit your 5 hr & 10 hr increments to see whether or not the mystery is true!
Posted 29 May 2005 - 11:42 PM
Posted 31 May 2005 - 04:07 AM
will check with gps
that ws running with 2 pax - full tank and all the necessary kit to keep the coastguard happy
Posted 01 June 2005 - 06:20 PM
Posted 01 June 2005 - 06:25 PM
Have you checked with a GPS? The Speedo's are not great on these boats. My 4-tec Sportster read a bit low (I know it could be adjusted, but I never bothered). If you are running 8K RPM, you should be at top speed unless there is a problem with your pump (air leak, alignment issue, ...).
62mph? Thats great. Mine after 4 hours of use is no where near that mark. I'll wait to see what happens after 5 and 10 hour marks are met. I'm getting the 8000rpm but not the speed. Hope this improves.
Posted 01 June 2005 - 09:52 PM
Posted 02 June 2005 - 08:33 AM
Posted 07 June 2005 - 04:48 AM
Posted 13 June 2005 - 03:48 AM
2 pax - (300lb approx)
full tank of gas
anchor & chain
we generally doo about 45 mins of waterskiing and then hack about like loonies for 45 mins or a combination of all the above
either way its a very economical engine to run
i guess in the us you arent so bothered about fuel costs but at $9 a gallon in the uk we are!!!!
Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:29 PM
As for fuel economy. I'm getting more like 12L/hr. Generally running 5k to 6.5k RPM.
Lovin it more and more with each outing.
Posted 21 June 2005 - 04:09 AM
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