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130 sport fuel economy
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posted 08-31-2005 12:27 AM ET (US)
I am interested in a 130 sport with the 40hp 4-stroke merc. What kind of economy are you getting with them?
posted 08-31-2005 09:28 AM ET (US)
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???
posted 08-31-2005 11:36 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-31-2005 12:40 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-31-2005 12:51 PM ET (US)
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...
posted 08-31-2005 01:33 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-02-2005 08:24 PM ET (US)
"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.
May I suggest a 11' Whaler with a 9.9 hp Tohatsu for great fuel economy.
posted 09-03-2005 12:46 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-13-2005 02:36 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-13-2005 02:40 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-14-2005 11:40 AM ET (US)
You are referring to a new 130 Sport not a classic, correct?
posted 09-15-2005 12:13 AM ET (US)
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:
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)
posted 09-15-2005 12:54 PM ET (US)
What kind of drift boat? I used to be involved in that business when I lived in PDX
posted 09-16-2005 12:57 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-04-2007 04:12 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-06-2007 12:05 PM ET (US)
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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