Originally Posted by shrew
The pickup tube doesn't go to the bottom of the tank. A tanks actual capacity and it's USABLE capacity is very different. You can run out of gas and still have several gallons in there that the pickup tube simply cannot reach.
Following up on this thread, I've been (understanding my ignorance with and relative newness to boating) trying to get an idea of my usage of fuel consumption. Not as in specs but relating to my usage; fully understand same boat/power plant may be totally different when someone else uses theirs. In my car I would simply fill the tank, use it, fill it again as a measure. Seems like no good way to do that with the boat as I've been told never to fill the tank more than roughly 80% of capacity (assuming mine is similar as mentioned above as it's also a 2100 Sr-1990 model-but should be close). Also recognize if the tank is too full launching at the ramp might cause spillage out the overflow.
Any one care to educate the uninitiated?
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