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Old 08 November 2004, 16:58   #1
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Opti 150 Consumption

Farfetched has now done 138 NM, and used 141.3L of fuel. The engine has run for 13 hours. She has used just over 6L of oil. Are these consumptions in line with expectations?
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Old 08 November 2004, 17:00   #2
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Yes Bruce, all OK. Now stop worrying and carry on enjoying her!
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Old 08 November 2004, 17:03   #3
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Engine may be OK. Bank manager less so. But guess this was pre-announced!
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Old 08 November 2004, 17:08   #4
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Hi Bruce,I have just set my fuel flow meter up properly this week-end so should get a better idea what mine is doing.I don't think it is as good on fuel as yours but I have been giving her a bit of teddy.It will be interesting to see what the difference is between a 150 and the 225 is.I will post my finding after I try her this week-end.
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Old 08 November 2004, 17:39   #5
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Would love to know the fuel comsumption as i am looking for a new big engine 225/300 lots of people love the two strokes i know, but are they nearly as good as the four strokes, Eg we went from northerney mariner Hayling Island to Weymouth and back then northernney to Yarmouth and back plus a bit of messing about total 189 nm on 240 lts avarage about 35 knts, being honest would it cost alot more.
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Old 08 November 2004, 17:47   #6
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Any of you 2 stroke owners care to hear my years fuel figures?
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Old 08 November 2004, 18:48   #7
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Old 08 November 2004, 19:02   #8
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Bruce, that gives you just under 1nm/litre. Mine so far has averaged just over 1nm/litre but I can get her to do 1.3-1.4 if I restrain my throttle hand, this doesn't happen very often though

Also you'll find that the oil usage will significantly improve afte the 10hr over-oiling period. So has the silly grinning stopped yet (love that exhaust note!! )
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Old 09 November 2004, 03:29   #9
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Silly grin season is still there. I love the responsiveness of the throttle in nthe Solent chop and am finding out how to keep the ride as smooth as possible by judicious use of the throttle. It is a very good learning technique - if you get it wrong, you certainly know. Actually she is very forgiving of my mistakes!! It is my caution which is limiting the speed!!

The noise is wonderful also!

This is a 47 year old who has just discovered the need for speed! Reminds me of Top Gun - yes, I am old enough to have seen that first time round!!
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Old 09 November 2004, 08:12   #10
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I am having a bit of a love hate relationship with my fuel flow meter. Previously, it was reading US gallons which did not help me that much, now I have changed it to litres per hour which unfortunately makes it all to easy to work out how many ’s and hour is being consumed !
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