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Old 07-02-2014, 09:15 AM
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I have a 2006 x-30 and seem to burning way to much gas. It's on a hydrohoist so I think I can rule out leaking. I checked the engine compartment and it has nothing standing. We have used it for 2 weekends and I just noticed the trim is all the way up. I moved it down and it was definitely riding better. I parked it and went to use it next day and the trim was all the way up again. Is this something specific to mastercraft? Do I need to go get checked out?
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:29 AM
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when you say burning too much gas - water sports can burn up to 7-9 gallons per hour depending on load.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:33 AM
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your trim tab will reset to the up position when you turn off the boat.

How much is 'too much gas'?
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:39 AM
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My 06 trim does the same thing. When you shut it of it will automaticcaly go to the up position.

If you want to burn less fuel leave it up. You will have less wetted surface. Moving trim down make the bow plow more. It might be a better ride in rough water but will burn more fuel.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:11 AM
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I have a 2006 x-30 and seem to burning way to much gas.
ALL boats burn too much gas. If you measure MPG, even a small I/O runabout with a V6 will get about 5 mpg at best. Your X-30, with 1000+ lbs of ballast and a 300 HP V8 running at surfing speed is going to suck up fuel. A LOT of fuel.

Face it, we don't go boating because it's economical. And, as the adage goes, if you have to ask how much fuel it uses, you're in the wrong sport.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:51 AM
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Approximately how many hours are you guys getting out of a full tank not pulling a tube or wakeboard? My concern is not the money, I just want to make sure nothing is wrong.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:55 AM
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I mean I burned through close to 45 gallons in a day last weekend in an X2. How much are you burning and what are you doing (watersport, weight, etc)? Also what prop?
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:01 PM
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It's nothing for me after a full day on the water to put $300 worth of gas in the boat.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:09 PM
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I burn somewhere between 4 and 6.5 gallons per hour depending on ballast (up to 2,700 lbs), people and what activity we are doing. For a 61 gallon tank that works out to 10-15 hrs per tank. I have a similar hull but no trim tab at all. I think that's pretty much normal.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:46 PM
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We burn 4-6 gal/h deppending on what we do.
One time touring in Gent we burnt 10 gal in 7-8 hours. But that was just idle. And once we burnt 30 gal in 3-4 hours, travelling at 4000-5000 rpms.
It al depends on what you do.
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