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Old 22 May 2016, 23:38   #1
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OMC 60hp vs Etec

I have a Johnson 60hp 1992 vintage, runs great and seems to be nicely matched to my Hurricane 440. However, I would like to take some trips that could be in the 200 to 300km range and there is no where to fuel up here once I head out on Great Slave Lake.

Right now I average about 50km to a 20 liter tank. So I would need to carry around 8 to 10 20L tanks to go the trip. There is not much room in the 440 Hurricane do this.

How much better would a 60hp Etec be on gas?

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Old 23 May 2016, 03:26   #2
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I have a Johnson 60hp 1992 vintage, runs great and seems to be nicely matched to my Hurricane 440. However, I would like to take some trips that could be in the 200 to 300km range and there is no where to fuel up here once I head out on Great Slave Lake.

Right now I average about 50km to a 20 liter tank. So I would need to carry around 8 to 10 20L tanks to go the trip. There is not much room in the 440 Hurricane do this.

How much better would a 60hp Etec be on gas?

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So currently you are averaging 2.5KM per litre... You will see an improvement with the newer generation engine, difficult to say how much however I would expect at least a 10% gain.
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1.35nm/l is good going. I doubt you'll see any dramatic improvement on that, certainly not enough to justify an engine change. Unless you're looking for an excuse to run by the missus😉


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200-300 km, with 50km per tank isn't 10 tanks by my maths... How much reserve you carry might depend on bail out options?

Even a 20% improvement isn't going to make a massive difference to your capacity requirement. I think some people would certainly say don't touch a well matched engine!
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I have an 60 hp etec. I use a figure of 1.3 nm/ lt (2.34 km/lt). This has proven to be a good figure to estimate to cover my usage along the west coast of Ireland. in calm conditions this figure can increase to 1.8 nm/lt. (3.24 km/lt). (rare to get calm conditions of the west coast of Ireland). Pushing a 4.9m rib on a 13*17 pitch prop.

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I'm also running a 13x17 prop. I've just looked at a 1996 parts 60hp Evinrude that I think I will pickup for spares for my 1992 60hp Johnson. I does not seem to be worth the cost of a new motor given the limited increase in mileage that it looks like I would get.

I may look into getting some sort of collapsible fuel bladder to save of space. Ten cans was to allow for fishing and a safety margin.
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