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Old 06-01-2006, 09:16 AM
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Last Sunday we left Diversey Harbor(Chicago) and went across the lake to New Buffalo, MI. Had lunch, walked around (man, it was hot!), came back to Chicago for a late dinner. On the way there I gave the crew a little speed burst, on the way back a little longer blast. After all that, my (3) gas gauges still read FULL! Am I right, is that not unbelievable? I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that the gauges haven't worked since day one, although, to their credit they have attempted to fix them a couple times.
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:31 AM
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Last Sunday we left Diversey Harbor(Chicago) and went across the lake to New Buffalo, MI. Had lunch, walked around (man, it was hot!), came back to Chicago for a late dinner. On the way there I gave the crew a little speed burst, on the way back a little longer blast. After all that, my (3) gas gauges still read FULL! Am I right, is that not unbelievable? I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that the gauges haven't worked since day one, although, to their credit they have attempted to fix them a couple times.
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Yeah found out over the weekend that you can save 1/3 the fuel if you blow and outside drive and run around on the other 2 at about 40

BTW, it won't plane with the 2 outside drives unless you remove the center prop, but it will plane on the center and one side drive with no problem-hope you never need to use that trick.
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Yeah found out over the weekend that you can save 1/3 the fuel if you blow and outside drive and run around on the other 2 at about 40

BTW, it won't plane with the 2 outside drives unless you remove the center prop, but it will plane on the center and one side drive with no problem-hope you never need to use that trick.
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nice - I put in a navman with fuel flow meters - getting .53 gph at 30 mph and 3600 rpm - of course I had the drives down due to a screwed up trim pump hose but even if it were up on plane ,,,,right?....ouch
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My gas guages in both the car and boat don't move off full until about 1/3 of the tank is used. Half full is really 1/3 full, and it is scary to see how fast that needle moves towards empty in the bottom third of the guage!
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My gas guages in both the car and boat don't move off full until about 1/3 of the tank is used. Half full is really 1/3 full, and it is scary to see how fast that needle moves towards empty in the bottom third of the guage!
exactly. ill head out with a full tank ankd come back with 3/4 or hea dout with half, do the samae trip, and either have to stop somewhere for fuel or just make it home. The smartcraft with the 525's has a fuel used gauge. This is the only thing i trust. or you cen get floscan gauges, same thing, just not as nice looking.
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