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Old 01-23-2008, 01:56 AM   #11
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I've ran hard wake boarding for 6 hours (constant hole shots) and used 3/4's of a tank. Not bad but it still takes $80 US to fill it. I don't want to hear what you guys across the pond pay. :?
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:31 AM   #12
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bucks to fill up??...man...I haven't seen 80 bucks in 5 yrs!!!...mine costs about 250 bucks to fill....don't ask how I know!!.. :shock:
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Well way the US economy is going, and combined with continually increasing oil prices, we may see some effort by Ford &GM, to make lightweight efficient engines, and this would migrate to Mercruiser.
They have enormous R&D capability.

4.3 & 5.7L engines are pretty rare for cars in Europe, 1.8 or 2 Litre being the norm, even for Ford & GM.

The Mercruiser V6 or V8 block is a pretty old design, I know it's well proven, but there are now much more fuel efficient lighter weight power packs. ... 40 years of design evolution I guess.

Look how much power a ROTAX engine packs into a small light weight unit ... works in microlight and jet boats.

I posted separately that Yanmar is now selling the really compact BMW 2 litre turbo diesel coupled with a Mercruiser outdrive as a really neat option.
Mastercraft now sell this as an option on their waterski boats.



Maybe the future is not a Chevvy small block ?
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:27 PM   #14
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ya can't beat cubic inches....
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yes you can! :P hehe
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