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Old     (intotheflats)      Join Date: Oct 2006       05-01-2008, 6:05 PM Reply   
With all the talk about gas prices and fuel economy I was just wondering what the average fuel economy for everyone is. I was just wanting to do a little research into the matter. So, if you all could just post up a few things and I am going to put it all in a spreadsheet. I'll be happy to post the results as well.

Just post

- Boat Type
- Average GPH
- Weight in Boat
- If you can think of anything else pertinent
Old     (tripleup)      Join Date: Apr 2004       05-01-2008, 7:46 PM Reply   
malibu vlx
5 gph
3500 lbs.
4 people
Old     (mkperceptions)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-02-2008, 12:08 AM Reply   
a vlx that does only 5gph would be going about 10mph LOL. unless all the published test results on boattest are wrong?
Old     (tdiggity)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-03-2008, 12:41 PM Reply   
need to put a one in front of that 5 and then youd be about accurate
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-03-2008, 12:59 PM Reply   
Sorry guys I average about 5-6 gph, hate to burst your bubbles.
Old     (mlb75)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-03-2008, 4:52 PM Reply   
half tank a day (~30 gallons)
full ballast plus peeps
ZR6 motor
Old     (trdon)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-03-2008, 4:59 PM Reply   
-93 sport nautique
-285 hp pro-boss carb motor with 1.23:1 trans
-Last 2 sessions averaged 4gph with about 1200 in total weight
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-03-2008, 5:10 PM Reply   
1995 Supersport Nautique (SuperAir 210)
Gt-40 Engine -- Acme 856 Prop
1400 lbs ballast -- usually 3/4 in boat+rider
~4/5 GPH
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-03-2008, 9:00 PM Reply   
I can't even imagine a VLX with 3500 lbs on board, much less one only using 5 gph while it had that kind of weight on board.


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