Gas Vs. Deisel (are we crazy?)
I really disagree about the fuel economy of a gas engine vs diesel. Our Atomic 4 used to burn a little over a 1/4 gallon an hour which pretty much matched the fuel consumption of the smaller diesels that I used on similar weight boats. Atomic 4''s often had more horsepower than a small boat can absorb. When I hear of a boat getting noticably worse fuel economy from an Atomic 4 it was usually one in poor condition or a case where the engine is throttled up past hull speed.