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Bigshot posted 01-28-2002 11:30 AM ET (US)   Profile for Bigshot   Send Email to Bigshot  
12 hours and about 10gals(8 gals almost filled the 27pate) of gas used in my 17' with the new 70hp. I think that gas fairies are coming during the night and filling my tank with gas because it aint burning it!
JFM posted 01-28-2002 12:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Nick, could it be one of your buddies down the street. Just be careful when they syphon it out. regards, Jay
JFM posted 01-28-2002 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Also Nick, my wife believes in one too. Who me? Regards, Jay
Flipper posted 01-28-2002 10:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Flipper  Send Email to Flipper     
...To Freeport and back?
JBCornwell posted 01-28-2002 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
So that's what is causing it! I was afraid I would come out to the slip one morning last summer and find the tank overflowing!

But...not to worry, Nick. The fairy dosn't add fuel, she just prevents it from going out.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Bigshot posted 01-29-2002 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I am puzzled! I am burning about 1/2 of what my 90 Yamaha did. The 1st tank was a lot of slow speed stuff due to break-in but it is still a mystery.
Kelly posted 02-07-2002 12:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
It is my understanding that the greatest savings in fuel consumption of 4 strokes over 2 strokes is at the lower rpms. As the rpms go up the gap narrows. In other words, somebody that switches from a 2 stroke to a 4 stroke and runs at or near full throttle all the time will not have the same percentage savings as somebody that trolls all day. Kelly
Bigshot posted 02-07-2002 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I cruise at 3800-4200 and slow speed at about 1500. I will keep a log and keep you guys posted.
Lanny posted 02-07-2002 11:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lanny  Send Email to Lanny     
Bigshot,

I am about two weeks away from re-powering my Montauk with either a 70HP or 90Hp direct fuel injected Nissan(both weigh the same). I'm really struggling with committing to either. I know that the 70hp will deliver great fuel economy, but I'm worried about my top end being reduced to may'be 35 mph with the 70hp? on the other hand, I don't use the boat for skiing/ scurfing (yet) so it's hard to say if the extra power of the 90hp is necessary.I currently have an 84' Merc 90; I like the power but the fuel economy is atrocious!
What make is your 70hp and what kind of performance are you getting with that when fishing, skiing, different loads? I'm assuming you're running it on a Montauk?
Dave

Bigshot posted 02-08-2002 01:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I have a 70 Evinrude(suzuki) 4 stroke and it is FANTASTIC! I ran 17.5 hours and it took 21 gallons to fill the tank. It runs about 37+ with the alum prop and I am hoping for more with a SS. With 3 people it planes effortlessly and still runs great at 4200 or so at around 25mph. I figure somehwere at cruise I burn less than 3GPH and per tank I am avg 1.5. Ceck my post under marketplace for engine ideas.
FISHNFF posted 02-08-2002 05:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
Lanny (Dave)

Since weight is the same, I can't think of a reason to go 70, especially since you now have a powerful 90 Merc I-6. You can always pull the throttle back, but it only goes so far forward!

Bigshot posted 02-09-2002 08:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
unfortunately it don't work that way. My 115 I-6 on my 16'checkmate would burn about 12+ gallons to go to my hangout. My 70 4 stroke does it about 5 gallons. My 454 400hp Baja will do it around 12 gallons. All of those numbers are at cruise.

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