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Old 02 March 2014, 14:12   #11
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If I'm within 10 or 20% of all those numbers I'll be very excited. Probably won't hit the same top speed with 50 less hp but cruise and fuel economy like that would be would be great.
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Old 03 March 2014, 12:22   #12
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JV....You should see similar numbers with the 250

If fuel economy is so important….. I think the Hurricane 630 and Hurricane 633 are often overlooked for the 733.
They get excellent fuel economy of close to 4nm per gal at 30 knots and are every bit as capable as the 733. They just aren’t quite as big and beefy looking.
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Old 03 March 2014, 12:53   #13
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it's not that important but I want the best I can out what I have. I don't expect it to run like my old Honda 90 that just didn't seem to use gas. I want an ocean going tank (not gas tank) first, but need some range.
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Old 03 March 2014, 13:58   #14
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The 6 series make a lot of sense. Easier to trailer, easier on the pocket book etc.

My diesel repower is killing me right now. So close but pushing to get the last bits together is going to break me. If I make it through without a nervous breakdown I'll let you know.

Hoping for a 6 gal per hour cruise in the mid 20's kts and a 9-10 gal per hour 30-22+kts cruise range. What I've seen with the old 6bt was 3+ nmpg at cruise.

But is all this worth the complexity of diesel? Right now I'm not sure whether I'd go through this again.
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Old 03 March 2014, 14:12   #15
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yep. I'm right there with you. The harder I work to get it finished and in the water the more I have to do, very frustrating.

I stuck with gas and an outboard because that is what I know and can't afford to pay somebody else to do any work.
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Old 03 March 2014, 15:48   #16
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250 Suzuki works great on these boat.
You'll be happy with it and see just over 40 knots flat out.
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Old 02 April 2014, 11:45   #17
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Had the 733 out for a nice run in the sunshine yesterday.
The 300 Yamaha is a great motor for this boat.
2 people and light fuel saw 47 knots flat out.
4000 RPM 31 knots and 10.7 GPH
4250 RPM 34 knots and 12 GPH
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Old 03 April 2014, 11:24   #18
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Nice looking boat, MKB.

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Old 03 April 2014, 17:00   #19
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Gorgeous.

She floats really high in the water too.

Great numbers on the speed and fuel.
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Old 03 April 2014, 19:54   #20
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I'm wondering. On the newer numbered zodiac hulls and also willards if known, did they modernize the construction at all?

I know they moved to infusion at some point and wondering about form core bottoms instead of solid glass etc. Optimized layup or other lightening measures.

With the single outboard, you have both a lighter mechanical package as well as more flotation with the full float transom extension.
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