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Old 30 May 2005, 21:24   #51
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Basically, your boat, whatever it turns out to be, will do between 1 and 2 litres per mile.

It will be fun and you will have a smile like a Cheshire Cat!

Fun costs, but not as much as it could

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It is NOT the paying for it - it is paying MORE than you should for what is often EXACTLY the same product!!! Evinrude do NOT make oil - they just get one of the big makers to supply it to them - package it carefully - and then rip everyone off!!!

I suspect the proper oil is made by Castrol for them - IF only people could find out the exact one!!!
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Old 31 May 2005, 01:29   #52
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Can't you buy it in bulk?
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Old 31 May 2005, 13:10   #53
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there is a large drum p/n somewhere for the ficht stuff anyway, aslo in the US most users arrive with empty can and fill from a dealers drum,
I wouldnt dismiss the oil that easily, you need to run the proper stuff
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Old 06 June 2005, 12:37   #54
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Last weekend we went on a 2 day trip with some ribís. There were 2 Ribís with the new Yamaha 250 HP four stroke engine. Itís very impressive engine. One rib was a Capelli 750. Acceleration and top speed are almost the same as on my rib. Although itís hard to compare when the engines are not mounted on comparable ribs (mine is heavier). Not only the power is impressive, also the fuel efficiency. At WOT 75l/hour against 85 l/h for my E-Tec.
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Old 06 June 2005, 13:09   #55
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Seaharrier,


How accurate are you finding the fuel used on the Smarcraft guages.

After my scillies trip according to the fuel used i should have had 150 litres left, but my fuel guage was showing nearly empty, so therefore the low fuel alarm was going off (very annoying)
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Old 06 June 2005, 15:06   #56
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Iím not that happy with the Smartcraft from Evinrude. I have my rib for 10 weeks and it will be the second time they will have to replace the fuel managing system. An other guy with also the same gauges has the same problem. But when it works, itís very accurate. During one of my last trips I used 169L of fuel and when I filled up the boat at the pump I could add 167L. Maybe you could try to calibrate yours manually?

Are you happy with your Veradoís? At first I was in for a 275 Verado but after having heard my dealer I took the Evinrude E-Tec, with no regrets.
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Old 06 June 2005, 15:32   #57
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Totally happy with the Verado's.

I would calibrate the tank, but filling a 500ltr tank in one go would involve a marina, and at their petrol prices that is a rather expensive option, if I can rely on the fuel used instead.
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Old 06 June 2005, 17:46   #58
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Alex i've run over 6000 litres through Top-Banana and rely upon the SmartCraft "fuel used" 100% - it's rarely (if ever) more than a litre out - and i reckon this is usually an airlock. I totally ignore the "low fuel" warning from the float gauge, although i have tried to calibrate the tank, i know i have about 80li left when that starts going!

Interestingly disconnecting the float gauge gives this low fuel warning all the time, yet connecting the two leads did not make it show a full tank.
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Thanks Daniel, I will sleep easier now.
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