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20dauntless posted 08-31-2005 12:27 AM ET (US)   Profile for 20dauntless   Send Email to 20dauntless  
I am interested in a 130 sport with the 40hp 4-stroke merc. What kind of economy are you getting with them?

Thanks,
Sam

TRAFFICLAWYER posted 08-31-2005 09:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
ck the whaler site for performance. Who would possibly care about economy on the smallest [almost] of the whaler family. Are you planning a transatlantic voyage???
20dauntless posted 08-31-2005 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for 20dauntless  Send Email to 20dauntless     
Unfotunatly the whaler site has no information on fuel economy, just speed and noise level. And I dont care how much gas it uses, but my dad thinks it will use a lot of gas for some reason and that is his reason not to get it. Thanks.

Sam

Royboy posted 08-31-2005 12:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
I have the 25 hp 4-stroke on mine and it gets about 10 miles to the gallon average. I troll quite a bit though, so that undoubtedly affects my milage. I do find it amazing nevertheless.

Roy

skred posted 08-31-2005 12:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for skred  Send Email to skred     
I have a 130 Sport with 40 Merc 4/s EFI. In really choppy conditions on Lake Michigan, I got about 9.5 mpg for 56 miles of mixed crusing and higher speed occasionally...
Fish Stick posted 08-31-2005 01:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fish Stick  Send Email to Fish Stick     
I have a 2005 130 Sport with a 40 Hp 4 stroke.

I do not seem to get the 10 mpg others do. I am closer to 6 kmpg (nautical miles). I am very hesitant to go over 30 miles on the stock 6 gallon tank.

On the maden voyage from Newport to Long Beach, CA, I used just over 5 gallons for the 24 mile trip. Conditions were good. Not one drop of water or spray in the boat the entire trip.

Now with 30+ hours on the engine, a 13 gallon bait tank, gear, bottom paint and a doel fin, I still get roughly 6 kmpg.

The good news is that it is hard to use more than 4 or 5 gallons with a full day of fishing and cruising around the harbor.

-Joe

TRAFFICLAWYER posted 09-02-2005 08:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
"Unfotunatly the whaler site has no information on fuel economy, just speed and noise level. And I dont care how much gas it uses, but my dad thinks it will use a lot of gas for some reason and that is his reason not to get it. Thanks.
Sam"

May I suggest a 11' Whaler with a 9.9 hp Tohatsu for great fuel economy.

20dauntless posted 09-03-2005 12:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for 20dauntless  Send Email to 20dauntless     
Thanks for the help everyone. Hopefully I will be able to get one this winter sometime.

TRAFFICLAWYER-That is a good idea, and im sure it would get excellent fuel economy, but we already have a 10' Zodiac with a 9.9. The point of the 13 would be as a fun little boat for the lake that could pull a tube a little better than the Zodiac. I dont think the 11' could do that. Thanks for the thought.

Sam

Cosmoisadog posted 09-13-2005 02:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for Cosmoisadog  Send Email to Cosmoisadog     
I have a 11 ft zodiac with a 15 yamaha, just got a 2004 13, and put a new 2005 yamaha 40 2 stroke on it.

The zodiac is fun, but not really a boat. It goes fast, uses no fuel and weighs 180lbs with the motor.

The 13 is pretty amazing compared to the zodiac. I had two adults and 5 kids in it, have taken it out in 4 ft wind waves, and seems to be a great thing.

It seems to burn about 2-3 gallons an hour at 3/4 throttle, doing about 25-30mpg.


After break-in is done and fresh plugs, I will get more scientific.

Cosmoisadog posted 09-13-2005 02:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Cosmoisadog  Send Email to Cosmoisadog     
One more thing.

I have pulled the kids on a tube with the zodiac. I tied the rope to the screw clamps on the motor, since it is the only solid thing in the boat. It does very well.

The 13 is a fun little boat for the river/lake, it pulls a tube very well, and you can even have an observer, unlike the zodiac.

The best part is seats for all and the cushy pad in front. The kids love that. Zodiac has not 'safe' place for kids. Either in the bottom, on the sides or over the side.

Of course, I can roll the zodiac up and put it in the trunk. Cant do that with the 13.

PeteB88 posted 09-14-2005 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
Cos

You are referring to a new 130 Sport not a classic, correct?

Cosmoisadog posted 09-15-2005 12:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Cosmoisadog  Send Email to Cosmoisadog     
Yes, all comments refer to a 2004 sport 130.

It is my first Boston Whaler, owned less than three months, and already wonder why I never had one before.

I have a big aluminum boat, but this boat fills the gap.

As you know everyone needs at least 4 boats:
One small boat for a toy
One drift boat
One River fishing sled
One walkaround Ocean fishing boat.

A large 32+ ft cruiser is optional of course. (I guess I could put the 32ft boat on the list and use the 13 as a tender and still only have 4 boats)

PeteB88 posted 09-15-2005 12:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeteB88  Send Email to PeteB88     
What kind of drift boat? I used to be involved in that business when I lived in PDX
Cosmoisadog posted 09-16-2005 12:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for Cosmoisadog  Send Email to Cosmoisadog     
An aluminum one, maybe alumaweld. My sled is an alumaweld. I dont have an alumaweld. I am going to have a tough time breaking myself of the "beaching on rocks" habit.
CaMoFroG posted 09-04-2007 04:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for CaMoFroG  Send Email to CaMoFroG     
I have a 2006 130 Sport with the 40 hp Mercury on it.

I cant say that I've taken it on long trips or anything just playing around on some local lakes. but i know that the 6 gallons of fuel took me two weekends to use up .... prob 8-10 hrs worth of continuous driving and pulling tubes and skiers.

sapple posted 09-06-2007 12:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for sapple  Send Email to sapple     
I have a 2007 Sport 130 with a Merc 40, 4-stroke. I typically go between 45 to 55 miles (mixed fast and slow) before I switch tanks. There is still a fair amount of fuel in the "empty" tank when I make the switch. I estimate I get around 8.5 to 9.0 mpg. Stated another way, I can pretty much run all day (6-8 hours, 40-50 miles) for about $16.00 worth of gas at today's prices.

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