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Old 16 June 2013, 06:50   #1
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Fuel burn....

Hi all, without being out on my rib yet, I'm into the realms of 'how much fuel do i need'? It's a 5.4 searider with a mariner 90 2stroke. I'm not looking for exact numbers but a estimation would be good. Although its got 2 20ltr tanks, I don't fancy filling 2 Gerry cans just for the sake of it....

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Old 16 June 2013, 07:29   #2
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Depends how long you want to be running for but I usually carry 3x22.5 litre tanks as a minimum on mine.
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Hi all, without being out on my rib yet, I'm into the realms of 'how much fuel do i need'? It's a 5.4 searider with a mariner 90 2stroke. I'm not looking for exact numbers but a estimation would be good. Although its got 2 20ltr tanks, I don't fancy filling 2 Gerry cans just for the sake of it....

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A litre a Mile + Safety Margin of at least 30% should see you OK if you're not Revving the Guts out of it...Matt h got the Fuel consumption considerbly higher if I re-call but there can't be another Like him about Surely!!!
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A litre a Mile + Safety Margin of at least 30% should see you OK if you're not Revving the Guts out of it...Matt h got the Fuel consumption considerbly higher if I re-call but there can't be another Like him about Surely!!!
I've managed to get mine higher than 1m/L on a flat calm day a few times.

That 3rd tank is my safety margin.
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Brilliant, cheers lads.
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With a SR 5.4 & a Yammi 90hp 2 stroke I had a consumption of 0.5 Liter / km . Guess with your Motor will be similar
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Try this as a guide

http://www.boat-fuel-economy.com/mer...ion-us-gallons

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I had a consumption of 0.5 Liter / km . Guess with your Motor will be similar
Noe itt wown't

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Noe itt wown't

Inn ingerland wee av myles nott kilometirs soe wen wee gow enywher wee av firther too gow
Ok - got it
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I've managed to get mine higher than 1m/L on a flat calm day a few times.

That 3rd tank is my safety margin.
A few times you mean not that often .

be honest to the poor fellow now , he has to find out soon hopw much a 90 2 stroke really uses especially of you are havin some fun . He won't always have flat calm and following wind and tide .
I say fill those cans and allow for 1.5l a mile
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