wow, you serious.
from my own experience it is refreshingly economic, but I do like to see how far the throttle can travel. On my boat a 6.5 Scorpion I get around 35 LPH at around 50mph (opti 150 ) the oil burn is certainly higher than 60:1
I drive a Ribcraft 7.8 on charter and that returns around a litre per mile at 45mph with 4+ people up( this has a 200 Opti).
it's nice and choppy today so I am going out for a blast up to the Needles, I'll measure the performance and let you know when I come back.
re diesel/4/2 stroke and costs how many miles/hours per year do you expect to be using the boat for.
If i may be so bold as to qoute JAHNO from a thread he wrote yesterday, I believe his comments kind of add creedence to my views as he is out there working his boats all the time
' we have a 90hp merc 4 stroke on a 560 - that is spot on.
You need at least a 130 hp for a family cruising fun boat.
GraemeCooper has a 130 hp honda on a 620 which is a nice cruising boat, i have a 150hp optimax on the 620 now which is as economical as the 90hp and produce plenty of power when you need it.
The 620 handles a lot better with the wheight at the back, but the 560 is better with the wheight up front.
The suzuki 140 would be my ideal choice for family cruising, or possibly the 135 optimax. '
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