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Miles per gallon

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by reel, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. I think I am getting about 5 miles per gallon out of my 80hp.

    Anyone have some calculations on this.

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  2. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    that sounds about right . i have a 40 hp if i go to deep water 12 to 14 miles out and troll a few hours and then back to home port i burn up 6 gallons.you will get bthe best gas milage if you only run 3/4 throttle or less. and trim the motor up for that long run. weight placement has a lot to do w/it too.ie.tackle people etc,etc.
     

  3. I know for standard carb. outboards...a good rule of thumb is to drop the last digit in the horsepower when running full throttle. My 150 XR6 burns 15 gallon per hour at full throttle. Can't wait to get my Optimax next year! - not such a gas hog.
     
  4. Do you think 2 ea 150s would get close to 30 MPG ?

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