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    Fuel Tank

    My first time out I ran 2 1/2 hours and 37.5 miles. Started with a full tank. I ran to the buzzer plus 2 miles back to the ramp. It took 17.5 gallons to refill leaving 3.5 gallons unused.

    Second time out ran 33 miles and took 17.7 gallons to refill. Poor mileage but it was a fair amount of time at idle in no wake zones and some full throttle in brief to moderate bursts (none "prolonged" ).

    IMPORTANT NOTE: On my way back to the ramp the second time out I hit a series of moderate boat wakes that I decided to hit full out as I've yet to find waves that challenge this hull. After about fourth wave there was a VERY pronounced falling on its face as power was clearly lost. I immediately got off throttle. Everything seems fine but I am concerned that I aerated the fuel which caused the significant power loss.

    I'll be staying out of the buzzer (and driving slow back to the ramp) until there is a solution (GroupK de-aerator?).

    I lack many facts here but wanted to warn you guys. I am guessing a deeper pickup will not help except to cause the issue at a lower fuel level.


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    The deeper pickup will help.
    Your pickup is too short.

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    Info is comming in but Im tired so Ill just have to tell ya guys tommarow. Head is killing me due to sniffing gas for hours.

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    Talking TOO SHORT

    Quote Originally Posted by Kawi-Guy View Post
    ...Your p______ is too short.
    I always said I would be happy...if I was only an inch longer!

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    Skip.........
    nice, I was waiting for you to measure that thing !!!
    Awesome, so is the R&D fuel pickup a must have or can we do a homemade fix for this?

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    Too Funny

    LOL.

    On the FUEL PICKUP length however I still think a longer pickup will not help the fuel aeration issue but will only delay it until a lower fuel level.

    KAWIGUY: Any specifics/facts on why you think otherwise?

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    If you want that extra gallon then youll need the R&D part.

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    Great job Skip. Do you have a picture of the whole fuel pump assembly?

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    Most of my riding is in flatter, smooth waters, so any extended reach for more fuel will help get me back to the launch ramp after a long ride. I refuse to leave 3 or 4 galllons in the bottom of my tank !!

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    any way to change the buzzer depth down to 3 or 4 gallons?

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