You filled up at the fuel dock, spent the day water skiing, trolling slowly, or cruising and just got back to the dock, whereupon, you looked at the fuel gauge. You are shocked to see that the tank is almost empty. In fact, had you spent another hour fishing you may have had to call Sea Tow to get you home!
What happened? Why did you use so much fuel?
For the most part, fuel burn is directly related to speed. Basically, the faster you go, the more fuel you burn – until you get on full plane, that is. When the boat is on full plane fuel consumption drops slightly, compared to being in the displacement mode.
But that’s not the whole story… Here are some additional tips.