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Re: Tohatsu troubles

rhr1956 -

We usually run our 8hp Tohatsu with the throttle just cracked open and it quietly pushes our 24' boat along at around 3.5 kt in smooth water. In rougher conditions, we might open it up a bit more. Only when pushing into pretty heavy wind (30+ kt) and sea do we have to open it to maybe half throttle. Do you have any idea what the fuel consumption might be under low throttle conditions?

I've been figuring maybe 1/2 gallon per hour, but haven't been able to find any good information. It would be good to know to get an idea of our motoring range.
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