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3 hp outboard--how far

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So I have owned many outboards but never a 3 hp and usually over at least a 20hp with a separate tank. Can anybody give me a rough ball park figure on how far a Yamaha 3hp outboard can go on a tank of gas? I ask for the slip I reserved for my boat has a canal about a mile and a half to go down to get to sailable waters. I will of course carry an extra 2-3 gallons on board but still curious.
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Depends upon fuel tank size, how much throttle you give the boat etc. I would imagine you can get and hour or two on a typical built in tank if you are not at full throttle.

Not sure if this model has the option. but some motors with built in tanks can also draw from an auxiliary tank as well.

I've never spilled so much fuel in my entire lifetime combined, as I have with these stupid anti-spill jugs in the last few years. Insane.
I would have to agree with this comment. That is filling lawnmowers, weed eaters, blowers etc on a daily basis due to the work I do! I have found one of the anti-fill spouts that is not too bad.....but still, spill more than I did with out.

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