Optimax oil use
I have just put together a RIB and have run two short sea trials. I am a bit concerned, hopefully to be pleasantly suprised, at how little oil has been consumed. I have the new 2004 Optimax 115 and have put just 3 hours on it following the recommended break in RPMs. It hardly looks like the oil level has decreased at all! Should I be happy it uses so little or should I be concerned? I did talk to the local dealer and he said he would trust the buzzer/alarm to alert of a problem with oil injection. Is their use really that low, does it work out to be a 50:1 ratio or so over time, any ideas on how to confirm all is ok before its to late? Maybe Im just a nervous newbee?
Also.... I want to voice my appreciation to all on the site for their insights and opinions over the last 6 months or so. I took alot of your wisdom and put it to good use as I put together my new boat. I ended up with a Zodiac here in the for a variety of reasons and so far am happy with the choice. I built it up as a boat that I can run as a six pack charter here in the North Carolina ICCW, the Cape Fear river, and the Coastal Atlantic Ocean. I put my console a bit far back for running solo compared to most all that Ive seen but I wanted all my passengers in front of me where I can see them easily. I put in a 32 gal tank pretty central, and a stand up helm aft. There is dedicated seats for 6 passengers, albiet a little cramped. I would like to post pictures soon as I am proud of how it came together and it does perform well during the trials. Again thanks to all and look forward to providing some USA perspectives to the discussions.