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Old 02 February 2009, 15:56   #11
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She's having fun getting to know the camera and has had soe good results.

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Nice one, like I said, if I can be of any help

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We have a 94 version of that engine on our dive club Tornado 5.5. Its a great engine and while I agree its fairly thirsty, like any carbed 2S, it is very very reliable and has only had one item replaced apart from routine service items and that was a starter solinoid, about 100. My mate has a new F115 Yam on his Tornado and it is a little more economical but not alot in it and if you think of the cost it just doesn't make sense unless you use the engine a huge amount. I guess range might be a factor but we just put in a few cans to top up the internal 90l tank.

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Hi.

We have a 94 version of that engine on our dive club Tornado 5.5. Its a great engine and while I agree its fairly thirsty, like any carbed 2S, it is very very reliable and has only had one item replaced apart from routine service items and that was a starter solinoid, about 100. My mate has a new F115 Yam on his Tornado and it is a little more economical but not alot in it and if you think of the cost it just doesn't make sense unless you use the engine a huge amount. I guess range might be a factor but we just put in a few cans to top up the internal 90l tank.

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The reliability is something ever owner sings about. Good stuff, 115 stays. Cheers Davej
Wish I could afford to use a 90l tank each time
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John, Yam 115 manual says something like 45 lph at WOT. In practise we used 8 gallons a hour on a heavily laden dive boat, or cruising at high speed just didn't seem to make much difference.

Now, you might get the fuel figures down a bit by changing to a smaller engine but not a lot without spending alot on a 4 stroke or 2 st injection. Recon Matt is pretty much on the money with that engine, but I would keep it. It is a larger version of the Yam 90 and should run like a sewing machine. They were expensive engines new compared to the other makes and you should now be benefiting from the first owner paying the extra to buy Yamaha. I doubt you will recoup the price of a much newer engine so keep it, polish it, oil it and talk to it and it will bring you home everytime.

There was a fred about fuel figures a while back started by Bruce Hawker, worth a read to see that most folk seem to get between 1 and 1.5 lph.

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I doubt you will recoup the price of a much newer engine so keep it, polish it, oil it and talk to it and it will bring you home everytime.
There's a feel-good story if ever I heard one. I'm sure this topic comes up all the time - for owners that want a little extra power or to save on fuel consumption.

I'm still looking to upgrade my 40hp 2-stroke to 50hp 2-stroke, but my current engine is faultless. Difficult decision to make. Probably only worth it if you replace your current rig and trade-up or down.
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John, Yam 115 manual says something like 45 lph at WOT. In practise we used 8 gallons a hour on a heavily laden dive boat, or cruising at high speed just didn't seem to make much difference.

Now, you might get the fuel figures down a bit by changing to a smaller engine but not a lot without spending alot on a 4 stroke or 2 st injection. Recon Matt is pretty much on the money with that engine, but I would keep it. It is a larger version of the Yam 90 and should run like a sewing machine. They were expensive engines new compared to the other makes and you should now be benefiting from the first owner paying the extra to buy Yamaha. I doubt you will recoup the price of a much newer engine so keep it, polish it, oil it and talk to it and it will bring you home everytime.

There was a fred about fuel figures a while back started by Bruce Hawker, worth a read to see that most folk seem to get between 1 and 1.5 lph.

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That seems sound advice there Pete, thanks mate!
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There was a fred about fuel figures a while back started by Bruce Hawker, worth a read to see that most folk seem to get between 1 and 1.5 lph.
I think you meant 1-1.5 L per mile - not L per hr that would be nice!
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I think you meant 1-1.5 L per mile - not L per hr that would be nice!
Thats our normal fuel consumption

















On the yacht

But yes litres per mile

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But yes litres per mile

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