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Old 28 August 2008, 16:33   #11
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HI guys

As a Suzuki DF 300 owner I have to express satisfaction with the way it throws my machine around the place. Loads of torque.

As codprawn hinted at earlier the Suzuki has the power. You just need to prop it correctly. As I understand it Suzuki UK supply a limited range of props. Talk to julie in Steel Developments who, with Suzuki Uk, got things sorted for me.There is a much bigger range of props available on the Suzuki us website. I have ended up with a four bladed which does the business brilliantly. It has meant a slight drop in top speed.

As regards controls and instrumentation check out www.brownspoint.com. They do a much better range of instrumentation than Suzuki UK. Their digital gauges are the business. I cannot figure out why Suzuki UK do not carry the full range.

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Old 29 August 2008, 13:11   #12
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Ezgoing, what sort of performance/ fuel burn figures do you get from the Suzuki DF300/ Redbay 7.4? It looks a great setup for cruising & often wished i had a redbay cabin rib when i'm cought out in the rain! Saw the clip of your rib on You-Tube! Nice
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Old 12 September 2008, 16:23   #13
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Robbie,

Sorry for taking so long to reply.

With the digital fuel gauge from the Suzuki US range we are able to see our consumotion in miles per litre. This has proven to be a very useful figure as it allows us to cover ground at the max economical burn rate. It is a subtle but very important difference between the Suzuki Uk and Suzuki US systems In the range 25 to 35 knots we burn at approx .7. This can range .6 to .8 depending on sea state,trim, load etc. Over 35 knots we start to waste fuel and the mile per litre rate collapses. If we drive at WOT our burn rate head towards 80+ litres per hour.

Keep in mind when considering these figures that I have the heaviest 7.4 /outboard combination with hard nose and full cabin. Check out K'ado.


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