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Old 08-22-2015, 11:04 AM
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good info on smurfstar what motor 7.4 or 6.2
7.4 of Ilmore Bliss, and changed it in my post.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:05 PM
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Big boat lots of weight takes lots of fuel! I've heard from several people coming from 6l to 6.2l motors that the 6.2 is not more economical at all. Uses more actually. Also I don't think I would shy away from a 7.4 due to perceived worse fuel than a 6.2. I know I'd shy away from any supercharged 6.2though! MC has the edge I think when it comes to the big high HO motors with the 7.4.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:25 PM
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Big boat lots of weight takes lots of fuel! I've heard from several people coming from 6l to 6.2l motors that the 6.2 is not more economical at all. Uses more actually. Also I don't think I would shy away from a 7.4 due to perceived worse fuel than a 6.2. I know I'd shy away from any supercharged 6.2though! MC has the edge I think when it comes to the big high HO motors with the 7.4.
I'd have to agree, I don't think there will be an appreciable difference fuel wise, meaning the 7.4 will pry use a bit more but will it really be that much more? The 7.4 is pure awesome. I am going to test a new prop from Eric as I do feel a lot of slip when loaded. That is just due to the shear power of the motor.

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Old 08-22-2015, 12:25 PM
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You're buying a wake boat. Honestly, if fuel consumption is something you're thinking about, perhaps a wake boat isn't the right option?
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:38 PM
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Terrible train of thought. This is an area That will greatly affect my next purchase. Doesn't some of the Tiges run around 4 gph full of ballast surfing ? Due to there hull shape I think.

Next boat, fuel economy will Definetly be something we want. But I wouldn't pass a great deal on something just because it uses lots of gas. Oh wait, I want an x80 next anyways.

We need diesel is what we need
I understand what your point is, but good gas consumption really isn't an option worth wake boats. Some people seem to think that the bigger motors fuel consumption is an issue, yet they complain when the boat doesn't get up on plane when loaded, and then wonder why it doesn't sell in good time when they're trying to unload it. It's nearly a certainty that the bigger the motor, the better your resale will be,and the better your boat will perform when under big load. Honestly, IMO, go big and you won't regret it.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:41 PM
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I understand what your point is, but good gas consumption really isn't an option worth wake boats. Some people seem to think that the bigger motors fuel consumption is an issue, yet they complain when the boat doesn't get up on plane when loaded, and then wonder why it doesn't sell in good time when they're trying to unload it. It's nearly a certainty that the bigger the motor, the better your resale will be,and the better your boat will perform when under big load. Honestly, IMO, go big and you won't regret it.
bigger is always better when one is considering running big loads.. it's not the engine size but the torque curve.. hence why Ford is getting good reviews on their v6 eco-boost - not just a smaller engine - but an drive train with high torque
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:44 PM
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I would find it hard to believe that a 24' tige could get 4 gph loaded down to get a similar surf or wakeboard wake (dont know if that's possible). My buddy has a 2006ish 24v and over the 4th he went through similar amount of gas as me.
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:01 PM
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I would find it hard to believe that a 24' tige could get 4 gph loaded down to get a similar surf or wakeboard wake (dont know if that's possible). My buddy has a 2006ish 24v and over the 4th he went through similar amount of gas as me.
I don't believe that number either.
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Old 08-22-2015, 02:04 PM
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I would find it hard to believe that a 24' tige could get 4 gph loaded down to get a similar surf or wakeboard wake (dont know if that's possible). My buddy has a 2006ish 24v and over the 4th he went through similar amount of gas as me.
yeah... maybe the common core arithmetic was used in the calculation.
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:35 PM
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yeah... maybe the common core arithmetic was used in the calculation.
3 MPG?
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