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Old    Ric Abernathy (ricabernathy)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-12-2009, 1:22 PM Reply   
What speed gives you the best gas mileage on your boat? Im sure it depends on what boat, prop and load..
Old    gangstar (joe_crawley)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-12-2009, 8:11 PM Reply   
around 3 grand give or take
Old    Bu Coo (brett564)      Join Date: Jul 2006       07-12-2009, 8:14 PM Reply   
Here we go again...
Old    Jim Zarin (jimmy_z)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-12-2009, 9:08 PM Reply   
Best mileage I get is at 0 rpm floating downriver!!!!

(Message edited by jimmy_z on July 12, 2009)
Old    Justin (justsan)      Join Date: May 2009       07-12-2009, 9:37 PM Reply   
^^2nd that Jimmy!!
Old    JP (jpaul)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-13-2009, 12:44 AM Reply   
3Gs...My gauge shows about 10% more fuel cruising it up to the hang out spot at 3K then it does going between 3500-40000. 3K is at about 28mph on my rig.
Old    TKO (airborne)      Join Date: Apr 2009       07-13-2009, 10:02 AM Reply   
If you are wakeboarding with ballast, you really can't worry about mileage as it is what it is.
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-13-2009, 10:07 AM Reply   
There are some speed / GPH charts out there on the internet for many inboards - don't have time to search and didn't keep the link, but the main point is that the curve is bimodal, most efficient at idle or just above idle (3-5MPH), and at around 24-28MPH (near 3K RPMs).

If you are wakeboarding with weight, you can gain some efficiency by repropping so you are in the 'sweet spot' RPM at your normal balast and speed.

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