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Old 01-21-2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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I have an 1800SR3 and it's going to be some time before I can put it in the water. (Hopefully April)

Be interested to know what the typical fuel running costs are likely to be, my use will be mixed ... kneeboarding, skiing, tubing ... 4 on-board, not likley to be doing any cruising.

Would welcome any input from owners on galls per hour consumption or similar.
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:07 AM   #2
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who fits the gas cons then?.i be up for that
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Am I the only one who needs a English to American translator?

I love you gezy, I just don't always understand what you mean.
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I've got the MPI which is a little better on fuel but in a 3-4 hour session we'll get through about 1/3rd of a tank - seemed pretty similar in our old maxum with the carb engine.
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If you Google ... there are many approved LPG installers out there, the engine mod is minimal, just an injector plate under the carb .. on a carb model.

The issue is tanks, and where do you put them.

On cars Volvo & Ford now offer dual fuel and have a built in LPG tank, for boats it would be easy to build in a 2nd under deck LPG tank at time of construction .. but as an after fit not so easy to hide the tanks.


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I've got the MPI which is a little better on fuel but in a 3-4 hour session we'll get through about 1/3rd of a tank - seemed pretty similar in our old maxum with the carb engine.
Interesting .. my dealer was/is adamant tha the MPI is worse on fuel, they state that the only way Mercury get more HP out of same block is to get teh MPI to squirt in more fuel .. and hence higher consumption.
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I was attempting to make a joke. I think there may be a problem with my comprehension ability as well as my comedic ability.
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I was attempting to make a joke. I think there may be a problem with my comprehension ability as well as my comedic ability.
I did accept it as such as well .......
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who fits the gas cons then?.i be up for that
Am I the only one who needs a English to American translator?

I love you gezy, I just don't always understand what you mean.


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anyway i got the room to put lpg tanks in mine.so i be looking in to it.

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