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let's talk milage

Postby Daybreaker » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:42 pm

Hi guy"s,
I was wondering what you guy's were getting in fuel milage.What I am running is a 266 with 150 Yamaha four strokes,Not sure about props ,but I know they are right.It runs 47 miles per hour @5800.I never come close to running the boat at that speed.What as was wondering from you guy's is miles per gallon.I have heard lot's of number's over the ten years and 4000 plus hour's I have owned the boat.Most of the time I have 4-6 people aboard 3/4 fuel all tackle,bait,ice and alaway's in the gulf running every direction.Alot of the time's in the winter it is sloppy out there,therefore the boat get's less milage.I have used ethanol gas with startron and more recently stabil marine and never have had prolblem's.I think is because I use alot of gas every week,It does not sit long.A buddy of mine said run super unleaded,I tried it for maybe 100 gallon's,no better milage.Some of my trips's the water is smooth and of course the boat get's better milage.Most of the time I check my milage after 100 gallon's.I use to check after each trip and It is good to see,but I found It more accurateto not clear the digital guages after each trip an run several trips and then calculate.Just recently I switched to 89 marine fuel with no ethanol at 4.50 a gallon.I am very happy not to use ethanol.It is not good.I have run it for 200 gallon's know and I have seen an improvement in milage,Really no difference in preformance.I will not be useing ethanol again in my boat's.The milage I get average is 1.7 overall in all conditions.sometime's I will look down and be getting 2 or 2.2,2.3 in the intercostal but not average.Just thaught I would see what you guy's had to say.Later this year I am going to replace the gas tank's.There is nothing wrong with them,there clean,with smaller tank's maybe 75 to 90 gallon's a side.I know it will save weight and get me better milage.What do you guy's think? Cappt Mike
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Re: let's talk milage

Postby tajon » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:46 pm

When I'm cruising around 24 - 25kts, I'm buring around 12 -13 gph on most days. I have the 246SF with 2002 Zuke 140s. I don't know about my props either but should be pulling them this week and I'll find out.
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Re: let's talk milage

Postby Daybreaker » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:51 pm

Tajon,Thank's for the info.I am really intrested in 266 and 27te.Because it is the same hull.Your's is a little shorter and lighter.THANK YOU.Capt Mike
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Re: let's talk milage

Postby conehead39 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:53 pm

Mike,,, I think you are just about right.

Need to know your MPH and GPH . We have found ~30 mph is close to optimum for both our 330 TE ,bridge ,F250s and the old 1999 266SF,bridge,F150s.
We have been using 90 recreation no ethanol since it came out.We really like the fuel.

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Re: let's talk milage

Postby Daybreaker » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:25 am

Conehead,Thank's for the info.Most of the time we cruise around 30 miles per hour around 4000-4200 rpm's.and It seem's that's were the boat and motor's like to be.I thaught we were getting pretty good milage considering the weight in the boat and wind and sea conditions. As far as Furuno product's,I am happy with them,that is all I have ever had.My transducer is a new b260 broadband on a high speed faring ,I love it.I have had the b260 for around 9 years this is my second one.I think there is so much new stuff coming out almost monthly,It is more about what you are using,and does it work for you.It's hard for me to look bigger and better when we have killer day's with our stuff.People think if the spend the money for the top shelf equiptment it will make the better fisherman.
You know it is about learning how to read the screen and bottom.Here on the west coast It Is about bottom fishing.
Thank You!! Capt.Mike
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Re: let's talk milage

Postby Gators2000 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:57 pm

I’m not sure how comparable our hulls are but I’ll give you an idea where I am after 1 year and about 200 hrs of experience. I usually cruise between 28-31 MPH which for me is about 3650-3700 RPM’s. Depending on load I have bene getting 1.7 - 2.2 MPG. I sometimes like to push it a little faster and run about 35-37 mph (that’s about 4000-4200 RPM’s) as I’m seeing 1.6 - 1.8 mpg depending on load. I was loaded for a Middle Grounds run last year with 5 guys, as much ice as I could fit in every hole, tons of gear, 200 Gal of fuel, ect. We traveled about 220 miles round trip. At the end of the day we averaged 1.75 MPG and that was about as heavy as you can get my boat. I have Suzuki 225’s.
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Re: let's talk milage

Postby JimC » Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:11 pm

Here's a pic where I'm getting 1.87 mpg at 31.2 mph and 3700 rpm's (don't recall the load but I know it was full of fuel) I have had trip avg as much as 2mpg and as low as 1.5 typically when we do a lot of idling.

The fuel tanks don't weigh that much, its not worth the effort to change them out to smaller ones. (I wouldn't even recomend this if your tanks were bad) I bet the tanks themselves together you wouldn't lose 30#'s. You may not need the range now but you could later and it would decrease the value of the boat. Just run it with less fuel if you want to save weight.
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Re: let's talk milage

Postby Daybreaker » Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:29 pm

Jim,I can show you a picture of 38 miles per hour at 2.2 mpg but that is not average...If you keep gas tanks Full..240 gallons at 6lbs per gallon..1440lbs.Twin 75 gallon tanks 150 at 6lbs is 900lbs... that is 540lbs not including-aluninum---Poly tanks are even lighter..I have run this boat for ten years and never used more than 75 gallons total on a single trip,If you keep your tanks half full you are just asking for trouble--moisture--condensation-ethanol.As far as resale I did not buy a Worldcat to worry about selling it.I own it and use it .150 gallons of gas -my average is 1.7 that is 255 miles that is out 80miles and back with plenty of reserve.The farthest we fish here is 50-60 miles out.This is only for 2 months for Red snapper.The rest of the year we are inside of that...Capt.Mike
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Re: let's talk milage

Postby beach_trade » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:17 pm

Since you do use your boat so often and are running ethanol free fuel I seriously doubt you will ever experience moisture problems due to under filled tanks but do what you think is best.

Personally I like the range 240 gives me for those occasional other side of the middle grounds trips. I get 1.6 at 37mph and 1.8 at 32 mph. Next time you repower throw 200's on her, you will love the faster cruise.

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Re: let's talk milage

Postby Flymost » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:17 pm

My 246 with the 150 OX-66's ran pretty consistantly at 1.6 or so fully loaded (our typical run is 100 miles each way and we would burn between 135-150 gals per day depending on the number of people and wx). I am still messing with the props for the 150 Suzuki's we just put on, but so far I have seen 13gph at 30mph and 19gph at 39mph. For anyone running Zuke 150's, what props did you end up with? So far it looks like we will end up with powertech 16X21's.
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