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    Hi, I am looking at buying a super sport 1998. Could anyone help me figure out what the gas consumption would be on average? We would like to do some wakesurfing mainly. Thanks a lot!


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  • #2
    A lot. If you are worried about gas consumption you need to explore other entertaining options other than boating and water sports in general

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    • #3
      Thanks for that. I already have a bayliner and spend quite a lot on gas. Itís not about no wanting to spend on it but have a general idea if itís going to be way more or not basically. Would you know if itís 10l/h or more 20?

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      • #4
        Plan on 6 gallons an hour and that ought to put u in the ballpark for surfing, cruising, and wakeboading with ballast.

        Kyle

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        • #5
          I previously owned a Super Sport 210 with the 5.8 Ford GT40 and would average around 3 to 4 gallons an hr surfing and 6 to 7 gallons per hr at wakeboard speeds using Acme 1464 prop and 1500 to 2000 lbs ballast. The 3800-4000 rpms at wake speed with that prop almost doubled consumption over surf speeds.

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          • #6
            Thanks for that. Super helpful. What year was your boat?


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            • #7
              2001 Only negative I could give is a little short on space with more than four people and gear when all the space is used for ballast. Great boats for sure. Good luck

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              • #8
                What do you exactly use as ballast system? How do you place them on the boat? Donít you put them on the space next to the engine?

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                • #9
                  Yes, 750# bags on either side of the engine, 500# in the ski locker, and a few hundred under the bow.

                  Kyle

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                  • #10
                    Would any of you could share videos or picture of what the wave look like with your system? Would be amazing! I bought the boat - winter will be so long!!!


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sjimbert View Post
                      Thanks for that. I already have a bayliner and spend quite a lot on gas. Itís not about no wanting to spend on it but have a general idea if itís going to be way more or not basically. Would you know if itís 10l/h or more 20?
                      IME, moving from a runabout (like a Bayliner) to a wake boat increases fuel consumption simply due to the fun factor and the amount of time you are pulling. Add ballast and consumption increases more. Add surfing, and consumption increases more.

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