Fuel consumption on a Johnson 88 SPL 90 HP

Discussion in 'Outboards' started by cthippo, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    Not sure, but maybe just a hair under recommended. Never measured them. Sounds really great. The engine does get used for trolling, so the hours are probably about 40% near top and 60% idle. Trolling here is done at 1-2.5mph depending upon species.

  2. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    I'm honestly slightly terrified to run a 90HP engine wide open on a 16' boat, but the evidence shows that this particular boat and motor has been run that way a LOT.
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