Discussion in 'Outdoor Transport' started by 7mm Rem Mag, Sep 18, 2017.
Nice. Very tidy looking. Our last river boat was a 151a with a LS1.
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?
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.
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
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)
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
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.
I might have done an hour on Saturday and had a ski, I didn't seem to burn much gas
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
Cheers, thanks for that
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.
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.
18-22Lph depending on how you drive it
I would say that would be about right outdoorlad. Cheers for that :thumbsup:
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