Originally Posted by simmons0
Milo I can't help but think your figures are optimistic.
You can't spend 4 hours water skiing on 45 litres of fuel. I'd expect ours to use more than that, skiing drinks it.
I've been on a lot of boats with 200hp+ outboards and they all seem to use more like 70l/h WOT and about 30l/h at a 30knt cruise.
Don't doubt me... doubt the Floscan and Mr Morrisons delivery pumps! both of which I find rather accurate.
I was a general days skiing and boating. Some resting, some WOT, some gentle running. Not all of the 4hrs was spent at 30kts.
The trick to an economical days skiing is not to get heavy with the throttle between pulls. Towing at a steady 25kts and returning steadily to the skier rather that leaning on the stick makes a HUGE difference to the days fuel consumpion.
I now have the Suzuki COMMANDER gauges, made by Faria, it will be intersting to see how accurate they are.