Originally Posted by ed & inge
during the last holiday i filled my tank, and took 2 cans with me (a total of 40 liters = 10.57 us gallon) i was running constantly between 1200/1500 rpm. after 8 hours i filled the tank again. i had to walk to a gasstation again to get 20 liters more (5.28 us gallon). so now i know my ship drinks between 7 and 8 liters ( 1.85 and 2.11 gallons) an hour turning 1200/1500 rpm. a tank of 265 liters (70 us gallon) brings me about 33 hours away from home, and i always have an extra of 2 cans with me, so never a problem. i never take gas in at a harbour because that cost 20% more than at the road, so i know the places were the gasstations are near to the water (between 1 and 5 minutes walking) and fill the tanks over there (generally i have to walk 2 times to fill the boat) so on my last holiday i saved about 200 euro (390 us dollars)........so i always check my hour counter, that's the most important for me.
and off course my lovely lady used that money for getting new shoes, clothes.....etc........no seriously we did all kind of other things with that money.......
for your information.....
gas price in the netherlands.....the lowest were i live on the road.....1.429 euro a liter ( 1.87 us dollar for 0.264 gallon)
gas price in the netherlands.....on the water at a harbour.................1.739 euro a liter ( 2.27 us dollar for 0.264 gallon)
so be glad to live in the US when we are talking about boats, what the cost and what they use......2400 sc3 now action price 50.000 euro ( 65.365 us dollars) normaly the price was starting with 63.000 euro ( 82.360 us dollars) for the 5.0 ltr alpha 1 version with all the extra's (entertainment centre, upgraded stereo, teak table, camper canvas, 2 captain chairs etc) without a trailer.
as i know in the US the normal price started with 55.000 dollar with some extra's and the trailer if i am right.
but......still the fun rules much more than the financial pain in the pocket....(hahaha)