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Old 06-20-2009, 12:30 AM
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I was showing/telling a buddy of mine about the Gino challenge and showed him the youtube video of the mercedes boat...

I was telling him about the run to Bimini and back of 106 miles... Times of 43 minutes I believe I read?!?!?!?

Anyways, he asked approx. how much fuel is burned in the run to Bimini and Back to Miami?? And I didnt really have an answer as I do not have the slightest clue as to what kinda of MPG these motors see at near WOT. I Guesstimated somewhere in the 150-200 gallon range for the run...

Am I anywhere near close???

Like I said, kind of an off the wall topic, kinda would like to know...

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PS. Sorry to hear about the bad luck Gino, that was still one hell of a run...
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Gonna go out on a limb an say prolly double that amount, my twin 502 efi's burn 50-55 gallons n hour I believe @ WOT, cruising speeds I'd prolly burn a whole tank in a 100+ mile run holds 120 gallons

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Full tilt we burn 180 an hour.... A gallon every 20 second essentially...

Hope this help... Sure doesn't help us!
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But we did not run this race...
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The boat that won this year had twin turbines. The name of the boat was Aqua Mania. Not sure how much fuel turbines burn. I'm sure someone on here does.
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Full tilt we burn 180 an hour.... A gallon every 20 second essentially...

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Yep when asked how much we burn I say all of it every time
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Yep when asked how much we burn I say all of it every time
Im gonna start using that quote...... lol
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We ran the race with 4 Mercury 350 Verado engines on the 36 Deep Impact. 53 miles each way, average of 74.999 miles per hour and used 46 gallons on each motor.

Thats outboards though

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The BIMINI OCEAN race had new records set in the 1st ever TURBINE Class ,Aqua-Mania G-3 ;43minutes 43 secon! The Cat Open Class {Piston Class } had a new record set by Cat agious,George Kovacs & Johnny Tomlinson @ 53 minutes 07 seconds !
The Cat Light class was set another new record by AMSOIL ,Bob teaque & Paul Whitier.
The Piston motors burn approx; 1- 1.5 gallons per mile !
Remeber that records are always meant to be broken ....
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if I remember right, caveman with 2x 1450 turbines burs 2 gallons a min per motor, aquamania's are 1850's so will burn a little more..so you are probably taking 5~6 gpm.. figuring 5.5 gpm x44 min = 242 gallons/ 103 miles = 0.43 mpg though I prolly f'd up the math somewhere...all figures are assumptions...
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