Originally posted by PeterL
Thanks for the info.
What sort of consumption do these engines give .( I won't use the word economy).
Thanks very much for asking that question, I've just come back from having a real good time out in the Solent, it was quite bumpy and dark out there and very invigorating. to be honest I dn't have the bottle/stupidity to get up to 6000 revs but I'll do that in the daylight next week.
at 4000 revs fuel burn was 28.3 LPH ( about 35mph)
at 5000 revs fuel burn was 45.5 lph (about 50 mph)
I#ll get it up to 50 knots in the daylight and come back to you, Jackeen dya fancy coming out on the test run!
As I was out in the rougher stuff, with the wind howling, the waves crashing and the sharks a circling, I was very pleased that I could gauge the engine revs from the varying pitch of the beutiful sound eminating from my outboard. You can't do this witha n engine youcan't hear. When it's choppy you don't want to be looking at your instruments to see what your engines up to