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Old 21 February 2010, 05:08   #11
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Given your hissy fit, I'd guess one of your crew pissed in your tank when you weren't looking...
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Old 21 February 2010, 06:25   #12
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Given your hissy fit, I'd guess one of your crew pissed in your tank when you weren't looking...
I wondered whether there may have been a jack onboard, who, when everyone else wasn't looking, took the opportunity to decant (pinch) some of the fuel from the other boat into this one.
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Old 21 February 2010, 07:30   #13
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wonderful, a forum with cranky people who are familiar with sarcasm... stick with it willk it may be the lowest form of wit but somehow i feel your a master of it.

my question was purely that:

"on another note; is there a specific reason as to why you shouldn't travel with the outboard on your SIB? surely the transom would be put under similar pressure on the water bouncing around with the weight of the outboard as it would on the road? do transoms break? can you get transoms reenforced so they can have outboards on them during road travel?"

note the question marks.

not specifically whether people believe my apparent outlandish claims on fuel consumption. certainly not planning to try to fill the tank to justify my observations. i filled it up over the 25l mark, tipped it on it side to get as much as i could in there, and its certainly not much below the 25l 'safety margin' now.

thanks for the reply polwart, some people (such as me) are a lot less experienced than those on this forum and its nice to get a solid answer, and to have what should be a great resource via the world wide web. unfortunately people learning still (me) have to sift through the lame jokers who think their mocking comments are somehow clever, or smart.
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Old 21 February 2010, 08:49   #14
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wonderful, a forum with cranky people who are familiar with sarcasm... stick with it willk it may be the lowest form of wit but somehow i feel your a master of it.

my question was purely that:

"on another note; is there a specific reason as to why you shouldn't travel with the outboard on your SIB? surely the transom would be put under similar pressure on the water bouncing around with the weight of the outboard as it would on the road? do transoms break? can you get transoms reenforced so they can have outboards on them during road travel?"

note the question marks.

not specifically whether people believe my apparent outlandish claims on fuel consumption. certainly not planning to try to fill the tank to justify my observations. i filled it up over the 25l mark, tipped it on it side to get as much as i could in there, and its certainly not much below the 25l 'safety margin' now.

thanks for the reply polwart, some people (such as me) are a lot less experienced than those on this forum and its nice to get a solid answer, and to have what should be a great resource via the world wide web. unfortunately people learning still (me) have to sift through the lame jokers who think their mocking comments are somehow clever, or smart.
Clipper - I would generally recommend starting a new thread when asking a whole new topic - as people who have skimmed the original question and thought it irrelevant may have something to add. Also not everyone reads every post/thread so you need to use a title that tells people immediately if this is an area they may have an interest/something to add, so your original thread may have got a better response with:

"Surprisingly low fuel consumption - anyone found this?" or "Fuel consumption - 18 HP Tohatsu 2str"

Whilst your suplimentary question would be better in a thread "Towing SIB with engine in place".

However the way to get people to help you is probably not to complain if they don't... nobody here owes you an answer.
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i must admit when i bought a 4 stroke after being used to 2 strokes for decades i was surprized at how little fuel it used ,i normally use it on a heavy hard displacement boat so top speeds down to around 6 knots but it will run forever on a tank full ,,even when i put the engine on my s.i.b. and have a buzz here and there in the lumpy stuff for a couple of hours or so about the fuel consumptions next to nothing.,,i tend to spill more than i use when filling the tank ,,,,with an inflatable get the boat weight right ,boat up on the plane and engine throttle/revs to around 70% or 3/4 and it should be running at its best so no suprize.
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wonderful, a forum with cranky people who are familiar with sarcasm... stick with it willk it may be the lowest form of wit but somehow i feel your a master of it.

some people (such as me) are a lot less experienced than those on this forum and its nice to get a solid answer, and to have what should be a great resource via the world wide web. unfortunately people learning still (me) have to sift through the lame jokers who think their mocking comments are somehow clever, or smart.
Emm .. I think its actually called a sense of humour

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However the way to get people to help you is probably not to complain if they don't... nobody here owes you an answer.
Indeed .. and infact there are probably more people willing to help here than in many other forums I could name

As to your question .. you seem to have acheived what many aspire to, regards your fuel consumption,.. your boat hasnt broken down .. whats to worry about ?
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It just doesn't seem right.

I don't think outboard economy is to do with distance covered, more than to do with time run.
For a 2 stroke, the formula, such as it is, says that for every 10 hp, you use a gallon an hour at full (ish) chat. So an 18 hp would be just over a gallon and three quarters an hour.
I run a few 2 strokes, ranging from 3.5 hp to 15 hp, and the formula seems about right.
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I don't either, but I found you one anyway.

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Hehe ! Bloody perfect willk "If you do not conform .. your post will be neutralised" and .... "I might enjoy it" .. with a slightly camp Mr Humphries look
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Hehe ! Bloody perfect willk "If you do not conform .. your post will be neutralised" and .... "I might enjoy it" .. with a slightly camp Mr Humphries look
Well I hope he snips you first ya big Blether! He won't use it now 'cos you laughed at it...
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