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Old 09 May 2013, 02:31   #11
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so your 55hp would be looking at 5.5 gallons / hour or 25 litres/hour.
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WHAT!!! I do that with with twin 115 Etecs or thereabouts
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Old 09 May 2013, 04:09   #12
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Have a search ofr "fuel consumption" - pekty of posts in the past.

My humber is 5m & clocks in at 430-ish Kg (without me!). With the aeging 60 I have a recorded 0.83 L / NM if I stick at around 20- 22 Knots. I'm waiting for a calm day to nail the throttle for an extended period to see what it does to the drinking figures.

Other option - any boating mates you could borrow a tank from? I had to buy a Tohatsu connector to make a 3" long adaptor hose for Easdale as I borrowed a friend's tank.
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Old 09 May 2013, 04:17   #13
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I am really enjoying her it is a very capable craft for the size and a lot of fun with the 55 hp Suzuki on the back !!

I owned a 5 m ribeye before this which was a family boat but now I am on my own the Avon is a good size to launch and recover single handed.

I have got her up to 35 mph on the GPS this year but as you know it feels a lot faster !!

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They definitely feel a lot faster than they are

NathanK did RTIOW last year in a SR4. Maybe he can tell us how much fuel he used.
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Old 09 May 2013, 04:52   #14
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Thanks to everyone for their comments and help I think if I work on 1L per mile I should be ok and hopefully over cautious !!.

For the trip I will have 2 25 L tanks + 10 L in reserve.

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WHAT!!! I do that with with twin 115 Etecs or thereabouts
yes but etec's arent fuel drinking basic 2 strokes !

this gauge of 1 gall /10 hp was for the old standard basic 2 stroke engines, carb's only... so no fuel injection, no returning fuel with lean burn etc..

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yes but etec's arent fuel drinking basic 2 strokes !

this gauge of 1 gall /10 hp was for the old standard basic 2 stroke engines, carb's only... so no fuel injection, no returning fuel with lean burn etc..

Phew! Thank goodness for that
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Phew! Thank goodness for that
Bet they're a bit thirsty if you run everywhere at WOT with a grin on your face and only the prop in the water as most SR4 owners do though
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Sorry, should have said it is on an Avon SR4 possibly on my own maybe one other.

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Were you out and about in Poole over the weekend ? Identical SR4 & 55Suz at Baiter Park on ther weekend......

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Yes that was me on Sunday, took my Sister and nephew out to Studland and then down to Bournemouth.

A good day out.

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Yes that was me on Sunday, took my Sister and nephew out to Studland and then down to Bournemouth.

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Ah ..so it was you I spoke to briefly ! We are everywhere ! Nice boat
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