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Davidc posted 02-10-2004 10:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for Davidc   Send Email to Davidc  
I am thinking of purchasing a new 130 Sport with a 2004 40hp 2 stroke Mercury outboard.I will be using the boat for cruising local rivers and harbors.No sking or tubing.
Could anyone tell me the "average" fuel consumption I may expect?
Moe posted 02-12-2004 10:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Aren't there any 130 Sport owners that know about how many miles they typically get out of a tank?

A 150 Sport with two-stroke gets about 26-28 and with four-stroke gets 36-40.


Davidc posted 02-12-2004 06:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Davidc  Send Email to Davidc     
Thanks for the info Moe!
tbyrne posted 02-13-2004 10:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for tbyrne    
I'd expect that you'd get 5-6 mpg with an average load at cruise. I had the 25 hp 4-stroke and got 8-9 mpg lightly loaded on calm waters.
sapple posted 09-24-2007 04:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for sapple  Send Email to sapple     
I have a 2007 130 sport with a merc 40 EFI. Extra load were bow rails, bimini top, extra full fuel tank, a cooler, and me. Yesterday I went 50 miles on a lake (mixed fast and slow) and still had a little gas left in my 6.5 gal tank. If I assume I had about a half gal. left, that comes out to about 8.3 mpg.
dmeswi posted 09-25-2007 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for dmeswi  Send Email to dmeswi     
I think Sapple is about right.

I have a 2005 130 Sport with a 40 hp 2 stroke Mercury. It has about 200 hours on it and the other day I ran to Pensacola Beach from my place which is about 25 miles each way. The six gallon tank was almost empty when I got back (I carry a spare tank). With some amount of straying off course during this trip, I would say the mileage is a little better than 9 mpg.

I make this run a lot in my 220 Dauntless so I know the distances. The Dauntless with a 225 Verado gets 3.5 mpg.


Clark Roberts posted 09-26-2007 07:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
The following may be of comparitive interest: My 13 is a 1980 standard tiller steer and I have compared the fuel mileage with several different engines (using a measured amount of fuel and GPS for distance/speed). All engines are conventional two stroke/carb, hull is painted and very lightly loaded (5 gals fuel, me at 200lbs, bimini down, light wind and mostly smooth water, no battery etc, etc, etc. With 9.9hp Merc>cruise at 14mph; top speed 19mph; 13 mpg at cruise: 20hp Merc> cruise 20mph; top speed 24mph; 11 mpg at cruise: 25 Yamaha> cruise 20mph; top speed 27mph; 10 mpg at cruise: 30 Mariner>cruise 20mph: top speed 31mph; 8.5 mpg at cruise. Seems that the ideal cruise speed is a function of hull design and not power!? All these engines are mine and I rotate the use just for the fun of it. The 9.9 Merc is so light and easy to pull start that it would be ideal for young kids like my two grandsons and it handles so wonderfully. The 30 Mariner (Yamaha C30) is really too much for kids and maybe for me also as it is a bit twitchy. The 25 Yamaha and 20 Merc are just about ideal and the Merc actually seems to have a stronger hole shot. The great thing (in my opinion) about the 25 Yamaha is that it weighs only 105 lbs. The 9.9 weighs in at 73lbs, the 20 at 112 lbs and the 30 at about 120lbs. I can change these all but the 30hp without hoist in a matter of minutes. Several of my friends have classic 13's with tiller steering and the handling is so fantistic that I can't describe it! Beam me up... Clark... Spruce Creek Navy

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