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Old 21 May 2006, 12:01   #1
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fuel consumption

in my quest for a bigger and better boat, an idea of fuel consumption would be good as i dont want to over stretch in my need for speed. ie
from northeney, hayling island to cowes and back(40 miles?) on my medline 1 4.8 meter with 65hp suzuki i use about £40 flat out where possible.

what do others use use both petrol and deisel over a given distance.
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Old 21 May 2006, 12:11   #2
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Doing the same journey as you would cost me £20.
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Old 21 May 2006, 12:18   #3
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why do you think their is such a big difference, my engine is 2 stroke, whats yours
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Did Northney though the bridge to cowes and back over the bar
£51 at about 4500 to 5000 knts
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Did Northney though the bridge to cowes and back over the bar
£51 at about 4500 to 5000 knts
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Old 21 May 2006, 16:24   #6
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I do that journey regularly. I have a four stroke 50 HP and keep it about the 4000 RPM mark. I have a 25 Litre tank and I don't use all of it on that journey.

I go up to 5000+ Revs on the odd occasion but find 22 Knots at 4000 is ample. Cheaper on fuel and got to be good for the engine. Plus it means I don't stuff it so often.
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I can get about 50 miles from my 22Lt tank when cruising with an RPM of around 4000-4500.

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Old 21 May 2006, 19:59   #8
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As much as I know people love 2 strokes on this site in their different variants with my limited knowledge I have found my one and only 4 stroke so far to be absolutely wonderful on fuel consumption.

At the end of the day a 50 HP 4 stroke has as much power as a 50 HP 2 stroke. They are both 50 HP.
The 50 HP 2 stroke is cheaper to buy brand new, is lighter but to someone like me is no cheaper to service. I can change plugs, oil and possibly an impellar. I can't do the cam belt but I also can't muck around with reed valves etc.
For me 4 stroke is the only way to go.

Go on give it a try you know you will love it.
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Did Northney though the bridge to cowes and back over the bar
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I would pay that to be on a 8 metre boat with a group of friends but I wouldn't want to pay it if I was on my own for a bit of a muck around twice or three times a week.
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Did Northney though the bridge to cowes and back over the bar
£51 at about 4500 to 5000 knts
Not a bad speed for the money!

On a serious note, I don't think I would use that much in mine, maybe about £40 or so.
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