2320 with 300 Yamaha - Real World Fuel Economy?

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  1. 7raptor

    7raptor happy to be here

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    Loaded up with fuel, ice, and 2-3 dudes for a weekend at clemente...what fuel economy are you guys seeing on the 2320 with the 300 yamaha?
     
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    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    According to LTHU a few weeks, Brandon Hayward said he is getting from 1.8 to 2.3 on his charters.
     
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    With my old xca 250 I was getting 2+mpg. I just put a 300 xca on, haven’t ran it much yet but I expect it to increase .3-.5mpg especially because my Cruze rpm at 28-30mph dropped from about 4000rpm to 3300rpm. Easily worth it, the fuel savings and the fact that I know that the engine will last longer because it’s a bigger engine, handling the load will be less wear for the larger engine. Long run it will easily be worth the fuel savings and longevity of the engine. Plus it pushes the boat like a dream, on plane so fast no matter the weight. I wonder how heavy Brandon is when he’s running his charters. FYI if you want to do this try to do it immediately, New 300’s will be almost impossible to find this year call your local dealer
     
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  4. FHisherman

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    These numbers are with 2 guys, full of fuel but a little lighter load. 2320gauge.jpg
     
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  5. flyhigh123

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    Prop also will affect numbers. Would be good to know engine and prop.

    Plus permatrim?
     
  6. Bogs Njord

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    Mines without a permatrim, gonna add one here before the summer. Don’t remember what prop. I’ll add the prop numbers here next week
     
  7. vipertom1970

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    that was quick, did you get the new electronic control and who did the installation ?
     
  8. Bogs Njord

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    Yea just ran that 250 for about 30 hrs than put the 300 on, but right after I had it put on I had to complete my move back to so cal. Only have one brief break in trip on the 300.

    The boat came with electronic controls on it from 2015. And I must say the electronic controls are a dream to work with, very responsive and easy to bump up or down 100rpms at a time. West Coast marine did the engine swap, quite quickly I might add, although I bought the last 300 fly by wire they will have for about a year. Last I heard they had a couple cable controlled 300’s left.
     
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    My 2320, fully loaded with 1200lbs of guys, 65g in bait tank, 137g of fuel, 80# of ice plus gear and beer I get 1.8-2.0. If I dump half that I get 2.4-2.6 at 3800rpms and do about 28-30 depending on conditions. I have the Yamaha SWS II. Brad, who has the same boat and same motor gets about the same.
     
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    I consistently average 2.2-2.3 cruising at 30-33mph at 4000-4300rpm with 3 guys, 80 gallons of fuel, ice, full dive gear, lots of beer, and rods. I'm using the Merc4 prop with hydrofoil, and 89 octane (not sure if that matters).
     
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