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Old 04-19-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default Maxum 2700 scr fuel economy - what can I expect?

Hi
I have been looking at a 1994 maxum 2700scr fitted with a 7.4l mercruiser and bravo 3 outdrive.
I am in England and plan to use the boat for coastal work, sport and playing around, maybe a channel crossing or two.
What kind of gallons per hour should I be expecting at cruising speed which I'm told is around 25 knots?
I work on Corvettes so know a bit about chevy's finest, I also realise it is going to use a lot of fuel but I am not Rockerfeller and dont want to buy a boat that will cripple me with running costs. This will spoil the enjoyment for me.
Would I be better going for a smaller boat like a Rinker 266 fitted with a small block 5.7?
What are the differences likely to be?
I realise its a million dollar question but I really like the boat. I really fancy a powerboat as a change from sailing, but need someone to answer these questions before I take the plunge!
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:51 PM   #2
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welcome to the zoo...I used to work on the older corvettes and had a 68ragtop...lotsa fun back then but got tired of working on them..haha...hemmingways...

the big block will probably give you about 18 gals/hr depending on load/winds/current etc....so...make sure it's trimmed out properly and your running at the right speed for it..ie I ran mine at about 28mph to 30 mph...she seemed to run it's best at that speed....


your gonna love the 2700 scr...great boats... :mrgreen:

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Old 04-20-2009, 07:26 PM   #3
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Welcome Scott where abouts in england are you i boat from York

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Old 04-20-2009, 07:40 PM   #4
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hi
I am in Norfolk, most of my sailing has been on the broads, a little at sea but I fancy venturing further afield.
I think the BB petrol is going to be too costly for me. I need to either earn more money or set my sights a little lower. Thanks for the input though.
Seapuppy we tend to deal in the older cars. I have recently sold my 68 coupe!
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you woulda liked my 68...zL 1 fender flairs....L88 hood...big tires all the way around...4" exhaust pipes ....327ci ..10-1 compression ....balanced/blue printed......awesome rag top....banana yellow paint...4sp posi rear end......
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:36 PM   #6
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Your obviously looking at the boat for sale at NYA 1994 2700scr
i have the newer version of that size boat 2800scr 1999 with small block 6.2mpi(320hp) but a bit more fuel efficient than the big block(just happens to be for sale at the moment)

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