I'm sure this is an old group of questions from a newer boat owner, but here it goes. I'm running a 2006 24' north river with the OS bracket with twin Suzuki 140's. The boat is over 7000 pounds dry.
We just ran 160 miles this weekend and burned 90 gallons of gas. I ran at 4500 RPM's and was cruising around 20 to 22 knots. The boat seemed bow heavy and acted like it wanted more power.
Here are some of my questions:
Does running at higher RPM's at a faster speed balance out with the distance traveled?
Can you recommend a fuel management system, or do i even need one?
What should be the range on this boat with 100 gallons of fuel?
Do most guys carry extra fuel when going out to the blue water?
I guess I'm a little concerned because a friend of mind is running a 24 foot kingfisher with a single 200 HP Honda and he runs at 30 knots with less RPM's and burns have the gas. Why?
I'd appreciate any advise or suggestions that you have.