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Old 14 November 2005, 11:45   #1
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Iam thinking of the suzi 140 hp 4 stroke anyone know what the fuel consuption is like? It will be going on a 6.5 mtr rib.or I might wait for the new 150 . thanks
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Old 14 November 2005, 11:51   #2
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Iam thinking of the suzi 140 hp 4 stroke anyone know what the fuel consuption is like? It will be going on a 6.5 mtr rib.or I might wait for the new 150 . thanks
which 6.5 m rib are you looking at as i am in the same situation as yourself in looking for an engine, am thinking of the 175 suz

they use hardly any fuel and are great so no probs there, pm if you want to chat and compare notes and engine prices so far
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which 6.5 m rib are you looking at as i am in the same situation as yourself in looking for an engine, am thinking of the 175 suz

they use hardly any fuel and are great so no probs there, pm if you want to chat and compare notes and engine prices so far
I have ordered a 6.5 solent due to be born just after christmas

I have not done any work on the engine yet

I will wait until the boat show to get the best prices
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i think i might have posted a reply on this some time ago
But we where on holiday last Christmas and the hotel had a 140 on a ski boat 1000 hours and not a probleam and it realy was taking some stick, even down to the skge being draged along coral fuel used approx 0.8 lt per kt mile at approx 30 knts.
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Also worth checking out the Johnson 140.
Very similar to the Suzuki 140 (I think it's the Suzuki in Johnson clothing).
You may be able to get a better deal on the Johnson
Just a thought for what it's worth.

I get about 1.3 - 1.4 nm per litre on average.

Thats on a 585 ribcraft.

Happy shopping.

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having thought obout it I might wait for the new 150 suzi

problem is no one has got one yet

and Iam no good at being ribless

all the dealers recon that they will be good

but

does anyone know??
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I get about 1.3 - 1.4 nm per litre on average.
What speed/RPM is that at - ive yet to calculate my economy as i dont yet have a fuel flow meter.
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Roy........

"what speed/RPM is that?"

It's an average fuel consumption.
Worked out in much the same way as for my Car really, I know the car does about 30mpg but I'm buggered if I know how much it uses at 30mph, 20mph 70mph, 2000 rpm etc etc etc, nor do I want to know.
However....if I drive it like I stole it....I use loads of fuel, If I drive It like my Gran I use less.


The boat does Speeds between 0 knots to 42.8 knts
RPM from Idle to About 6000

It's the usual mixture of pootling and blasting.

I keep tabs on how much petrol goes in, how many miles I get out. Divide one into the other every now and again and I get the above averages.

I don't need any more than that.

Hope that helps.
Probably explains why I didn't fit the fuel flow meter after buying it too! DOH!
Best fuel flow meter for me is my bank statement!!
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Your figures sound almost identical to what I get out of my 6m humber with DF140 engine on the back. I tend to cruise between 25 and 30knots - 25 in calmer weather and 30 when it's a bit more choppy, down to maybe 15knots in decent swell. The rib has only hit full throttle a few times this year - will find out exactly how long for when I get the engine serviced in a few weeks

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Roy........

"what speed/RPM is that?"

It's an average fuel consumption.
Worked out in much the same way as for my Car really, I know the car does about 30mpg but I'm buggered if I know how much it uses at 30mph, 20mph 70mph, 2000 rpm etc etc etc, nor do I want to know.
However....if I drive it like I stole it....I use loads of fuel, If I drive It like my Gran I use less.


The boat does Speeds between 0 knots to 42.8 knts
RPM from Idle to About 6000

It's the usual mixture of pootling and blasting.

I keep tabs on how much petrol goes in, how many miles I get out. Divide one into the other every now and again and I get the above averages.

I don't need any more than that.

Hope that helps.
Probably explains why I didn't fit the fuel flow meter after buying it too! DOH!
Best fuel flow meter for me is my bank statement!!
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