View Poll Results: What uses more gas?

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  • Wakeboarding

    4 18.18%
  • Wakesurfing

    18 81.82%
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  1. #1
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    Default More Gas - Wakeboarding or wakesurfing

    Lets get the opinions - what uses more gas? Wakeboarding or Wakesurfing?
    My thoughts are wakesurfing uses more.
    Bruce Fuerstenberg

    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting...holy shit!...what a ride!

  2. #2
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    I would think you gas usage would increase and you RPM on your engine increases. I know you are adding strain on the motor with more ballast, but I would think the added RPM would pull more gas. I could be wrong, it has happened before, just ask my wife.

    Dave

  3. #3
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    surfin--motor is working hard under load
    Hey, Its Moomba time

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    When the boat is on plane, which is close to wakeboarding speed should give you better economy gas wise. Plowing along at surf speed not so much.
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  5. #5
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    I burned $60 in 1.8 hrs the other day surfing.
    It was only 2600lbs ballast.

  6. #6
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    Holy smokes, Newty. That's 15 gallons. I can run half a day on that. Love my Outback!
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    Stuart

    "When you first start out with something new, you're always a little uptight." - Don Rickles

  7. #7
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    Hmmm, I thought wakeboarding got the best mileage. But I'm comparing my buddy running his Outback with a couple hundred LBS of ballast versus mine at tourney speed. We're not running no 2600lbs, well unless I bring my mother in law for a ride! ha ha ha ha ha

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