View Full Version : Fuel consumtion for a 60hp?

02-23-2006, 05:06 PM
I have an 18 gal. tank on my 16' alum. Lowe with 60hp Merecry. How many miles to gal. roughly would that get? Thanks

02-23-2006, 05:15 PM
Well it took me 10 gal to push a 30 foot barge with hard top 25 miles and mine is a 70 horse. Thus I would have to say that you could go at least 50 miles with your 18 gallon tank.

02-23-2006, 05:19 PM
2-stroke or 4-stroke?

Around 3 miles to the gal. at preffered RPM's(not wide open).
Typically fuel consumption is determined by gallons per hour, not gallons per mile. You can see how the consumption would change greatly depending on the RMP's. I would use it and estimate fuel loss by time. Just don't venture too far from home. I have run all day with my 115 4-stroke and never burn more than 10 gal. That's mostly riding, a little fishing. I couldn't begin to tell you the mileage.

02-23-2006, 06:30 PM
Can't really say how many miles you will get,But I did own a 60 once & it was good on gas.With an 18 gal tank you shouldn't worry about running out of gas in aday's fishing.
Now get aload of this one.I laid tile in a boat at Guntersville (A 48' er) the guy drove it from Orlanda Fl,all the way around the Gulf of Mexico up to Guntersville,He was bragging that it got .8 mpg.

02-23-2006, 06:45 PM
I have a new 50hp four stroke on a 17.5' tracker. The distance I travel according to the GPS and the fuel I put in the tank when I'm done equates to 9 to 11 mpg depending on the intensity of the wind and weight in my boat.

J White
02-23-2006, 07:02 PM
Used to kill a lot of time looking at the performance reports on Yamaha
marine's website. Even if your motor isn't a Yammy, and your exact boat
isn't listed, you can probably find several real close, and get a good idea
by seeing what they did. It gives mph and gph in relation to rpms.
I looked at so many of them, it kinda started becoming clear that no matter
the size boat or motor, the best economy was usually just fast enough
to be on plane good. And a whole bunch of them this was around 25 mph
and 3000 rpms, give or take. One thing that caught my eye, is that some
(but not all) of the 4 strokes were most efficient at a little higher rpm than the 2 strokes.

02-23-2006, 08:51 PM
I have a 60 hp 4 stroke and have been out 5 times this month on 20 gallons and still have about 1/4 tank. Hard to estimate mileage but I have run a 20 mile round trip to a fishing hole on the opposite end of the lake 3 times and some short runs of 2-3 miles in these outings as well as some trolling around looking for brush. Seems to do pretty well but not sure about MPG.

02-23-2006, 09:20 PM
It is a 2 banger, I do not plan on going on long trips but want to get there and back without the paddle haha. I think I will have more than enough fuel to do what I want to. Thanks

02-23-2006, 10:58 PM

check here for your set up. You should be able to find a spec sheet for something similar