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I wondering what kind of fuel economy you are getting? I have a 22' Proline with a hardtop and a 225 EFI 4STK Zuki. I try to fun her at about 3500-3800 RPM while on plane. I have a fuel minder. I went 111 nautical miles and burned 40 gal of gas. I did run her a little bit harder because we were trying to get a fish that was weigh in worthy but that didnt happen. Now my other boat was a 19' Sea Pro(much lighter)with a 115 EFI 4STK Yamaha(no hard top). I went 114 MN and burned 26 gallons of gas. What are your experiences and please give me boat info. Thanks for your input.I think thats pretty good in both cases.
 

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24 Albemarle with hardtop, full canvas.fresh water cooled efi .usually carry full load of fuel (120 gal) run at 3200rpm,about 28mph depending on seas..burns 10 gph ..while fishing close to home ( James River area) ran the motor all day ( about 7 hours) burned 6 gallons
not bad for a 1989...gas at my marina has already topped over $3.00 per gallon
 

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I have a 19' Center Console and run from James River Bridge to Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel @ 43 mph with trolling thrown into the mix with a Yamaha 115 2 stroke and burn about 4 gallons all day.
 

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21 foot Parker CC 150 HPDI 2 stroke 4.25 mpg at 4000 to 4400 rpms. It used to be 4.5, but it is slightly less these days with e10.
 

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19' CC Trophy/100 Yamy 4-stroke, Little Creek Marina to 1st and 2nd for 3 hours troll or drifting burns 3 to 4 gallons.
Longer trips to 3rd and 4th, 5 to 6 and high rise burns 6 to 8.
 

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24' Sailfish Express, Yamaha F250 POS and for the last 4 months, I've been running 0 rpm's and burning 0 gallons an hour. Been saving a lot of money as you might have guessed. But when the POS was running, it would burn 21 GPH at full throttle. 5000 rpm's would get me down to just over 18gph. A bit of a fuel hog compared to my, now your, Zuke.

Just one more long month to wait and I'll be back on the water. I'll still have a gray motor on the boat but at least it won't be a POS 250!
 

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I make the run from Deep Creek at the mouth of the Warwick on the James to the eastern shore this time of year, Of the three boats I've had in VA over the last 17 years I always seem to burn half a tank.
18' Trophy with a 115 merc 40gl tank averaged 4.5 mpg
25' Trophy hardtop with a 5.7 I/O 106 gl tank averaged 1.7 mpg
My curent boat Love & Luck is a 29' Phoenix flybridge with twin 5.7 crusaders, 160 gl tank average 1.2 mpg.
Now if I can get the fuel enconmy of the 18" with the comfort of the 29" I would be a very happy boater.

Firht wee're fishing your boat this year.
 

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2004 Trophy 2902 (31.5' OAL, 34' pulpit to prop) with twin 225 Merc EFIs. At 4K rpm and 31mph with 3 blade props, each motor burns 13 gallons per hour for slighly better than 1mpg. Just installed new 4 blade props that cut minimum planing speed down to 26mph at 3300 rpm but my Navman 3100 sensors are shot, hopefully my new Twinscan flow meter shows a little improvement in fuel economy so 220 gallons will get me to the canyon and back with plenty of fuel to spare. At WOT with the 3 blade props, each motor used 24 gallons per hour at 5600rpm and 50mph. The new 4 blade props give 52mph at 5300rpm, fuel burn unknown.
 

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26 Regulator - 7.3L/454 IO - At WOT with a full load, I'm burning ~35 gph/1.1 mpg.
1448 Lowe/25 Yamaha 2 stroke - two long trips in Lynnhaven on 6 gallons.
 

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26' SeaFox with 225 Merc 4 stroke & 4 bladed prop. 160 gals gas & 4 divers & gear. 5,000 rpm cruise at 30 mph 2 mpg. 6200 RPM WOT and i don't even want to think about mpg LOL
 

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15' flat bottom Alumnacraft, 1997 25 Yamaha 2 stroke tiller steer, can get from military hwy to the hot ditch and back on the Elizabeth on 3.5 gallons. WOT is 31 mph with just me and gear (clocked by 2 different boats on separate days).
 

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Full gear, curtains up, five persons, Canyon trip, 25-28kt cruise - 1.6 - 1.75nm/gal.. that's nautical miles per gallon....
 

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Luhrs 38 Open with twin Yanmar 6CXM-GTE2 500 HP diesels, 2" shafts turning 24"x31" wheels. Dry weight 30,000 lbs, full fuel 563 gal, full water 80 gal.

Cruise speed @ 2,400 RPM = 23 - 25 kts (SOG). Economy = 0.6 - 0.8 nMPG

Passenger load - insignificant effect. Clean bottom and running gear.
 

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Go Green Fishing Machine- JVX20 Carolina Skiff with Suzuki second generation four stroke. (20 foot boat)
We will fish all day, Hampton roads area, down to MM, back, etc.
We average $2-$3 bucks a day in fuel. Maybe burn a gallon. Thats it.

The new Go Green Fishing Machine 2, may even get better fuel economy, we are workin on it.
Jim Baugh
www.jimbaughoutdoors.com
 

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My boat:
Judge Yachts 27 Chesapeake w/ 225 Honda and Powertech OFX4 15" burning 9.4gph at 27.8mph at with 5 on board and full fishing gear



The boss man's boat:
Judge Yachts 36 Chesapeake with 480hp Cummins burning 17.1gph at 32mph

 
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