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    Most Economic Travel Speed

    Hey guys.. I have been using my ski for a month now trying to find the most economic speed when traveling. I own a 2003 GTX SC 185hp. Besides using this ski for tricks fun etc. i also want it to travel though various small islands just for sightseeing. So I was wondering what is the most economic travel speed because of the limited gas tank.

    What i have noticed(but it might be my idea) is that while i was traveling with 22-26 mph on dreamometer i spent almost half a tank for going to one place. Getting back from this place to my starting point and travelling with a speed of 28-35 mph i only used 2-3 bars of the gas. that is for the same distance, back and forth. is this possible ?

    that is why i am asking, if anyone has ever researched it, what the most economic travel speed is....

    p.s i am talking for a 2 people ride with normal weight.

    thank you all so much


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    I can't remember where I saw the link in these forums one day, but somewhere there was a chart and for the 215 HP models 38-42 on the dream'o meter and or roughly 5300 RPM got the best gas millage. When cruising, I usually cruise around 42-48 on the SeaDoo speedo on my 08 215 RXT and seem to get good consumption rates. Just my .02 though. Don't take this as gospel.

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    I didn't do a study of this with mine (same model), but I found the lowest planing speed to get the best mileage (don't know the exact speed). I also like to explore, so for longer trips I added a 5 gallon plastic gas container to the rear deck of my 2004 GTX SC and extended the range considerably.

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    I see... any other opinions ? anything more technical ? thank you for your answers...^^^

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    Cheap running

    I find if I leave my ski at home and take the bus, I get better MPG as those darn ski's are just so thirsty Just pulling your leg mate. I think you would need a fuel flow computer on your ski to test for the answer you are looking for as each ski will be different. I guess Jaycar will sell cheap kitset meters if you can be bothered with the testing.

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    I have an '06 RXT 215 SC and can cover 75 miles while cruising at 40-45 mph. But, w/my rack attached (it can hold four 5 gallon tanks) my range is extended to 150 to 175 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83Gator View Post
    I have an '06 RXT 215 SC and can cover 75 miles while cruising at 40-45 mph. But, w/my rack attached (it can hold four 5 gallon tanks) my range is extended to 150 to 175 miles.
    Can you post a picture of it??

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    I want to avoid adding racks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grover432 View Post
    Can you post a picture of it??
    As requested: http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=117108

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83Gator View Post
    I have an '06 RXT 215 SC and can cover 75 miles while cruising at 40-45 mph. But, w/my rack attached (it can hold four 5 gallon tanks) my range is extended to 150 to 175 miles.
    You get better mileage just for having the rack attached?

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