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strain posted 08-09-2004 07:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for strain   Send Email to strain  
I have a 2003 170 Montauk with a 90 ELPT Four Stroke Mercury engine and a 24 gallon Pate tank. I was surprised to see my tank on empty as I arrived home from my last fishing trip. I'm curious what kind of range people are getting out of their Montauks. Also, is there a bigger tank that you might suggest?

Here's what my trip was with a full tank to start:

18 miles from Marina to Golden Gate Bridge (full throttle)
11 miles out to sea (averaging 20 MPH)
5 - 6 hours of slow trolling
11 miles back to bay (averaging 20 MPH)
18 miles from Golden Gate Bridge back to Marina (full throttle)

btw - 3 adult men on board

Barney posted 08-09-2004 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
I think around 4 miles to the gallon or 4 gallons an hour. Something close to that. I used between 8 and 9 gallons on a 32 mile trip somewhere around 2 hours. This was at 4000 RPM and around 23 to 26 miles an hour, includes 20 minutes of idle through a no wake zone with four adults, 15 knot head winds one way and the bimini up. Jim
Maximus posted 08-09-2004 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Maximus  Send Email to Maximus     
4.5 mpg on average.

36 miles at WOT!?! That's were all the fuel went.

stompy27 posted 08-09-2004 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for stompy27  Send Email to stompy27     
I get 3to 4 GPH out of my 2002 90 ELPTO in the 3500 to 4200 rpm range. Keep in mind those two legs of your trip at WOT will consume as much as the 2 stroke. I think the Pate 24 is the best tank for it allows for some room to modify a good of storage under the pilot seat. If you have already spent the money ($200-$300) on the pate keep it.


2002 170 Montauk
2002 90 ELPTO

stompy27 posted 08-09-2004 10:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for stompy27  Send Email to stompy27     
I would say in the 36 miles at WOT you are burning around 14gal of the 24gal you have.
seasicknes posted 08-10-2004 03:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for seasicknes    
Look on coastside for my post.
It was made earlier today by the user "fishinchips".


strain posted 08-10-2004 08:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for strain  Send Email to strain     
thanks for everyone's input

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