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    fuel economy

    I just bought a gp1300r an the first day i had it on the lake it guzzled 25 gallons of fuel. i didnt run it wide open the whole time but did play around a lot. i was wondering if these skis are just gas hogs or if there is something i can do to improve its fuel economy...


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    Welcome to powerful 2 strokes

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    I burned an entire tank (50 Liters, 13 gallons) in an hour once.

    As above...you play, you pay. Fuel economy will never be great on a 2 stroke, but slowing down goes a long way - I'm at 1.8 hours on my current tank on my GP1200 and still not on the beeper yet, although most of that was mid-speed cruising with the wife.

    I don't know how the engine in my wife's Virage gets the fuel economy it does, but it's amazing.

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    Hell yes I have an 1200 and a 1300 and the 1300 will suck a tank an hour if I'm hauling ass!! But the twelve hundred last like 3 hrs or so if just cruising and playing

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    I get about an hour and a half of cruising at about 50mph or so with My 1200R. Wide open is a whole nother story!

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    fuel economy? wrong forum..

    I recently calculated the fuel economy of my 1390.. i didnt want to remember so, i just fill it up and try to forget the financial damage as soon as possible..
    Check out the gasprices in NL! ouch!

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    does someone know if their is abig fuel economy
    difference between gp1300 and gp1300 with riva s 2

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    fuel economy and PWC's = oxymoron!

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    Yeah, jet pumps are terrible in terms of fuel economy compared to prop boats...all boats really since they don't have gears like cars...but especially jet pumps. See the low slung jet boats of the 70s and 80s...they flew but were TERRIBLE on gas. That's why they are a rare sight now.

    As for the GPs, the "R" models from 2000 on were much better than the old 1200s. We had a 1998 and it sucked gas like a big block! My 1200R was much better if I took it easy. My father in law has a '98 XL1200 and he gasses it up twice as often as I do with my XL Limited. Now the 1390 is a different story. When I was breaking it in, it actually did ok on gas, but that was easy riding with a few blips at near WOT. Once I get it back out on the water and dialed in I am sure it will be a "hog"....but oh well, it's the price we pay for this hobby/obsession, lol

    OT- remember the twin engine jet boats Sea Doo and Yamaha had in the mid 90s? One had twin 1100 engines in it!! I can't imagine having to fill that thing every 5 minutes!!

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    I almost bought one of those twin 1100 jet boats last year. Owning a GP1200 now, I'm glad I took a pass.

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