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Old 26 May 2015, 15:02   #11
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Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
Length: 7m +
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Originally Posted by Poly View Post
No he means Gals - maybe US Gals if you he's lucky...
Yep, US gallons as it happens.

My 225 Opti does about 0.7nm/Litre, dropping to about 0.62nm/L at WOT. The Smartcraft shows 24 US gph at WOT and between 11 and 15 US gph at 30-35kts depending on the weather.

It's not actually much more fuel than my SR5.4 uses at 30+ knots.
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Old 26 May 2015, 23:45   #12
Country: UK - England
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Originally Posted by dubrus View Post
Surely if it was a friend and you didn't want it the right thing to do is tell your friend to sell it on eBay for its market value rather than make a buck?

Or you fix it for him and go halves on it when you punt it and you do all the work.

I agree but I do really want to keep it if I can! The friend just wants rid of it (it belonged to someone else and he was only storing it - the owner went back to Australia and has now said that my friend can get shot of it!)

Missed that detail off before to keep the post shorter!

I can store it easy enough and also have a mechanically minded brother in law to work on it with me. Could be rewarding project!

This weekends detailed inspection will decide it!!


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