Upping the Anti

Discussion in 'Outdoor Transport' started by 7mm Rem Mag, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    Thanks, cheers
     
  2. JoshC

    JoshC Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Very tidy looking. Our last river boat was a 151a with a LS1.
     
  3. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    They are a nice boat with a lot more room than the one I have, I bet you enjoyed that (heaps of grunt too) Did you find it useful for hunting?
     
  4. JoshC

    JoshC Well-Known Member

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    Didn't really use it for hunting as access to good hunting down this way is pretty good on wheels. Did do a couple over night trips up the Arawhata, Hunter, Dart etc. But more of family trips rather than hunting back then.
     
  5. outdoorlad

    outdoorlad Well-Known Member

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    Lexus V8 motors are great in jetboats, I've had two boats with them & never had any problems apart from having to change the leads on the second one, I also put a Cam kit in which upped the HP.

    Looks like it needs a new air filter, every 50hrs oil & filters & give the jet unit bearing a couple of pumps of grease.

    enjoy they are a lot of fun
     
  6. Sarvo

    Sarvo Well-Known Member

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    What sort of fuel usage would a boat like this use with the Lexus (very nice in the Cruisers I do know)
    I realise it depends on hull - load etc - but approx lph (or gph)
     
  7. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    I'll let you know when I have done a few hours, the guy I bought it off said around 20 ltrs per hour if driven hard
     
  8. veitnamcam

    veitnamcam Almost literate.

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    My gp1300r was 60L per hour at WOT for 165hp

    Indicative only of course as a 4 stroke would be slightly more eficient but you dont get horsepower without burning fuel.
     
  9. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    I might have done an hour on Saturday and had a ski, I didn't seem to burn much gas
     
  10. Mathias

    Mathias Well-Known Member

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    Looks very similar to my old boat. Mine was painted the same but had an alloy top as it was made by Hamilton Jet employee & legend Alf Dick. I had a 3.8 Buick & tricked 772. Nice looking boat that 132, have fun :)
     
  11. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    Cheers, thanks for that
     
  12. Mathias

    Mathias Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure the Lexus puts out peak HP at about 5200rpm in standard form, so the pitch & nozzle OD must be about the right match.
     
  13. veitnamcam

    veitnamcam Almost literate.

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    As I said indicative, worst I could get racing a bouy course was around 90 min.
    More usually chuck the missus on the back and a picnic and cruise at 40-50mph all round abletasman and only use half a tank.....but factory spec at constant full throttle was 60l an hour.
     
  14. outdoorlad

    outdoorlad Well-Known Member

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    18-22Lph depending on how you drive it
     
  15. 7mm Rem Mag

    7mm Rem Mag Valued Member

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    I would say that would be about right outdoorlad. Cheers for that :thumbsup:
     

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