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Old 15 July 2005, 07:20   #11
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
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What about this - A Pacific 22 - people on here love them - being sold by a really helpful buch!!! Won't be very fast with a 140hp diesel but will be cheap to run.

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Old 15 July 2005, 08:24   #12
Country: UK - England
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Boat name: Searider / War Shot
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Length: 4m +
Engine: 30hp Yam / 150hp opt
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Fuel consumption

Originally Posted by Alan
If its a 1995 it wont be an Opti so assume its a 2 stroke carb and yes it will be fairly thirsty. (9 gph plus at flat out).
Hi Alan,

Out of interest I ran my 150 Optimax flat out for a short while last weekend to see what the consumption was - 60 litres/hour
So even the new technology stuff still gets through it when pushed.
22 litres/hr at 25 knots though


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Old 15 July 2005, 09:16   #13
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Duncan, Yeah that sounds about right. I've run both a 150 Opti (we re-engined our BWM) and a 200 Yam HPDI and they both drink as much or almost as much fuel as a carb/efi 2 stroke at WOT. The difference is that with an Opti and smartguages you can see how much money you are burning per hour whereas with an old tech engine its not until you come to refuel that you get the nasty shock!

The rule of thumb for old 2 stroke outboards in around 9gph per 100hp so a 150hp would be nearer 14gph. Thats a scary figure and I didnt want to put Lasermatrix off!
Out of the fog......
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Old 18 July 2005, 03:37   #14
Country: UK - England
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Boat name: Blue Temptress
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Engine: 200 Promax
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hehehe, thanks for that Alan.

Well, I went a had a viewing, needless to say, I won't be buying it.

Too many things to list... but some of the more nasty ones...

1) Large Chunk missing from keel, repairable, but not nice to see on viewing.
2) Numerous cracks in deck, repair job well, lets just say it looks like someone
threw on some marine filler and hoped for the best
3) Engine in fairly good condition, trim/tilt switch on engine, wires snipped off
4) Nice fuel guage on console, pity the wires have been snipped off and can't
locate them anywhere
5) Deck very soft by front locker, possible signs of osmosis in floor?
6) Transom has cracks
7) Numerous holes all over console
8) No other instrumentation except non working fuel guage (ok, has nav
9) Lots of wiring hanging out of remotes, possibly intrumentation, but I had
pretty much made up my mind by then!!

Now I know why it was only 7500!

Still, never mind, keep looking, maybe I'll hang on till the end of the season and see if anything comes up then!

Thanks for all the tips tho, certainly helped a lot!


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