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Old August 4th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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I just obtained a slickcraft 19'6"'er, The motor is a 302 V8.
I am told with 4 people on board it runs about 48 MPH.
This thing has to have like a 50 gallon fuel cell.


Will this boat burn through $200 in gas in a weekend?

Mostly this will be a bay and lake fishing boat.
And a tuber pulled here and there.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 08:06 PM   #2
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only if your running it all day, pulling skiers

I have a 22' searay with a 305 and 50 gal fuel cell

i have only filled it once this year. a good estimate is always 50 cents more per gallon on the water, rather then at the local station.

good guess would be 3-4 hours of run time
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If your towing tubers most of the weekend or running wide open all weekend you could for sure go through $200 worth of fuel.
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if you don't want to burn thru a full tank use some throttle control, seeing this vessel is new to you , it will take a few tanks of gas for you to learn how to run it to get the most useage from a full tank
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It is not out of the ordinary for me to burn thogh 50 gallons in a couple of hours.
But my boat only has two speeds: full throttle and stopped.
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I can use my boat all weekend and only burn thru 20-25 gallons of fuel (1/2 tank) it just depends on how many people are in the boat, if you are pulling tubers, the mechanical condition of the motor and the water conditions. (I have a 351)
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It is not out of the ordinary for me to burn thogh 50 gallons in a couple of hours.
But my boat only has two speeds: full throttle and stopped.
mine as well!! burned up 50 gallons at the sunsation rally but that was 2 solid days of use running WOT!!
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I'd plan on around 5gal/hr at full throttle, but you'd be surprised at how long it actually takes to put 10 full-throttle hours on a boat.
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I'd plan on around 5gal/hr at full throttle, but you'd be surprised at how long it actually takes to put 10 full-throttle hours on a boat.
If the boat runs 50mph by your estimate he would be getting 10mpg. I think you are way off base on your estimate.
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I have a 3.0 It will burn 20 gallons in 8hrs at full throttle.
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I burn 20 gallons an hour at full throttle.
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I burn 20 gallons an hour at full throttle.
Exactly, so I am sure he would use more than 5gph. I know I use more than 5gph.
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