Like Tree0Likes

How many gallons of fuel do you burn in one day?

Old 06-05-2007, 10:43 AM
Posts: n/a

7-8 on Lake Minnetonka.
20-25 on The Mississippi river
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 10:58 AM
Gold Member
Panther's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Elkton, MD
My Boats: 36' Apache Warrior / 22' Apache Scout
Posts: 11,838

Originally Posted by sakoutis3 View Post
About 100 gallons per hour. I usually drop about $2500 a week end.
Soon to be $3500 a weekend, right?...

I don't envy your gas bills but I guess it's cheap compared to all those dumpsters and garbage trucks running around all week!

I don't know what I burn but it ain't that much... Probably more like 45 gph, taking one run per weekend and sitting on the island drinkin beers the next day.
Panther is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 11:11 AM
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Vegas Nevada
My Boats: 97 Advantage 32 Victory
Posts: 69

140-180 gallons per weekend,but thats with alot of swimming and floating. If we run it hard we can burn 180gallons in no time at all.
deanpp is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 01:00 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: St. Peters, MO
My Boats: 1992 Formula 303
Posts: 111

20 - 25gpg as close as I can tell with average cruising speeds between 35 and 45 - Twin 385hp 454's
h2oboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 01:43 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mansfield, TX
My Boats: 1990 28 Apache SOLD!, 1990 16 Wahoo DC, 1973 40 Kingscraft
Posts: 5,701

Someone once told me that if you have to ask then you probobly can't afford it
TexomaPowerboater is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 02:20 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Edgewater,Md
My Boats: Avanti 33 CC,322Monterey,17 Wahoo CC (Ex.Sonic guy)
Posts: 252

Originally Posted by TexomaPowerboater View Post
Someone once told me that if you have to ask then you probobly can't afford it
Thats why I go to work everyday,So at off time I can have fun......You only live once so.....Two tears in a bucket,F**K it.
creeper is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 04:10 PM
BY U BOY's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: HOUSTON ,TX
My Boats: 91 Scarab 21' Excel/1999 Proline 200 sport
Posts: 8,778

30 gallons every sunday cruising. modified 454 in a 21 scarab.
BY U BOY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 10:12 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Michigan city IN
My Boats: 1990 IMP ELAGANZA 1988 Scarab III Merlin Blower motors
Posts: 39

It aint the gas thats the problem....Its the gas, the beer, the ice , the fried chicken,the chips the ,the suntan oil the 1000 bucks a month for the slip, the 4 grand to store it for the winter ,ect ect ect,.......It didnt take me long to figure out to hang out with other boaters who have an idea how much time and money is involved, instead of some cock**cker whose wife figures out their kid hates the water 3 minutes after you make it to the beach and drop the anchor....
another-bad-habit is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 10:23 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Huntersville,NC
My Boats: '93 43' Scarab "5" boat, 38 Scarab Miami Vice edition
Posts: 396

I put in a 100-125 gal. on my way to the launch. I've never been out for the whole day 2-3 hours max. But, I cruise at 50-60 has little has possible. Run 90-105 as much as I can & spool up to w.o.t. when I get some clean water. Without any DAMN waverunner/jet ski bastards. The needle always seems to end in about the same place on the gauge. It's all worth it to me atleast.
allfiredup is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 10:49 PM
MitchStellin's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Grand Haven, MI USA
My Boats: Zodiac RIB
Posts: 3,124

I have actually done this, I ran a boat from Grand Marais , MI to Munising along pictured rocks so we went 3/4 for about 1/2 the way and on and off as we explored the rocks. The tank holds 24 gallons and with 9 adults (the boat is rated for 11 or 3200lbs), two dogs, coolers and extra clothing, dive gear for 2 plus 4 tanks and I ended up with 40 gallons. This was running about 35 in a 20ft Zodiac RIB with a 115 4 stroke EFI Yamaha. I was amazed, when we were just getting to Pictured Rocks we had a 20 mile run and kept it at 35, then it was in the 0- 20 range. Now I also did this in a 33ft Donzi and we went farther but ran all day and we used 200 gallons. We ran 60 and sometimes 70. This was long ago when gas was $150 a gallon and I thought I was going to die. That's why I downsized, I still get out there wit the dogs, it is a rather unique boat so it has character and I can afford to run it non stop all day, every day if I want. I still get the wind in my face and the smell of the water....and now no 2 stroke smoke. Heck I would buy a 20 ft aluminium boat with a 50hp motor if it was all I could afford.
Attached Thumbnails
How many gallons of fuel do you burn in one day?-zodiac-007-small-.jpg  

Last edited by MitchStellin; 06-07-2007 at 10:51 PM.
MitchStellin is offline  
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
07-19-2012 11:18 PM
01-04-2005 07:11 PM
General Boating Discussion
04-10-2003 03:19 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 PM.

Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.