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Old 06-29-2011, 10:51 PM
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Thanks for the info Jeff. Gives me a good idea what to expect. I
know we won't use it as hard as you did...we are all looking forward to the weekend. I just had some custom made SUTPHEN
decals today and put them on tonight. At least the Mainers will
now know what they have been missing all these years on the lake. LOL Have a great weekend and I'll try to get together with
your crew one of these weekends in July. Be safe...George
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:08 PM
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by 30ctsutphen View Post
I used to go out for a 6 hours day on driving all day non stop for about $65.00 at $2.50 per gallon.
So with a little math you can probably figure that out.
So you'd run around "all day non stop" burning only 4.3 gph? If so, I'd say you did pretty good and should have never got rid of that boat... or at least that engine!

Old Man, congrats on getting the boat running! Looking forward to seeing it.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:20 AM
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The math doesn't lie! I could put in at Haddam meadows run it all day without stopping for lunch or anything significant and be home at the end of the day on$65.00. My ski would cost me $35.00 for the same ride


Of course those who know me have seen what time I get my boats in the water too lol

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Old 06-30-2011, 11:22 AM
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Mike telows ssx is very good on fuel too ask him what he burns

Mine was a 350 volvo 290 package and trimmed out was super efficient
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Mike telows ssx is very good on fuel too ask him what he burns

Mine was a 350 volvo 290 package and trimmed out was super efficient
Volvo 290 is a rare drive Jeff, an oldie but goodie....

When the boat goes in the river at 4:00 PM , and then drives around "all day", I can see 65.00 for sure! Thats all day to Jeff!
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:55 AM
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It was more like 1 PM lets not exagerate.LOL
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i run a 290 lh aq with a nose cone awesome drive
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:48 AM
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They are pretty tough drives they just sap a little extra HP to operate kind of like a dana 60 compared to a 12 bolt chevy but the longeveity to me is worth it.

Thats how the boat was built too left hadn drive with a 290 the guy was a big slalom skier or something and thats why he built it that way.

Original owner was from glastonbury Ct I think
Richie knows the boat
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:52 PM
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Well boys...all I can say is that that little 20' is one running mother! I took my son, daughter, nephew and his girl friend out
tubing on Friday ($28) and skiing on Saturday ($40). We ran it from Rangeley to Oquossoc faster that it would take to drive on
Rt 4. Just incredible...what a great running little boat. My friend
Kevin who lives on the East shore said he could hear me all the
way to Oquossoc and when I pulled up to his dock on the way
back, he said...I had a feeling it was you all along! I have a few
issues to deal with...but everything is fixable. Have only a few
photos out of the water...was going to take action shots on Sunday
but got rained out. Will try to post photos soon if I can get my
son to help me. Hope to see you all at Walt's on Wed. George
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