OLDMANS BOAT LIKES GAS

Aries 181

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How many gallons per mile guys? Just remember, more gas means more oil too. Just sayin'. It could be a LEAD foot also!

Bill
 

Oldman

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Soddy creek to Eldredge and back 1/2 tank.
 

FishingwithRusty

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Oldman - 7/1/2021 9:31 AM

Soddy creek to Eldredge and back 1/2 tank.

how big is the tank? if youre using more than 2-3 gallons for that trip you got a problem. even at WOT you shouldnt use that much gas
 

Oldman

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32 gallon tank. Seems like it is using too much to me.
 

FishingwithRusty

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if youre burning 16gallons to go from Holly circle to eldridge then id say you definitely got a problem. i realize its an older motor but on the light hull you still shouldnt burn that much
 

fischnrod

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FishingwithRusty - 7/1/2021 10:49 AM

if youre burning 16gallons to go from Holly circle to eldridge then id say you definitely got a problem. i realize its an older motor but on the light hull you still shouldnt burn that much

That was with me running around 45 to 50 mph, basically just cruising
 

Oldman

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nope when my place sells i will have another mercury.(too little any way)
 

Aries 181

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Oldman - 7/4/2021 3:07 PM

nope when my place sells i will have another mercury.(too little any way)
Here's hoping for a bidding war on your home Larry and a shiny new black motor behind your sled!

Bill
 

Oldman

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thanks man.this thing is driving me nuts.thought it was the tpi,replaced it and no help. Tried three different computers and only one helped. A Brucato and it was borrowed. Any guesses? emoBang emoBang emoBang
 

FishingwithRusty

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you need an Optimax! i burned 16gals sunday night, went from holly circle to above soddy island to down below pinky's back up to soddy island back down to hbsp and then back to holly circle and ran around fishing between all this. with a 250 on a much bigger heavier boat..................js
 
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