Late summer fun

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wanderer 290, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Wanderer 290

    Wanderer 290 Active Member

    Jul 1, 2019
    01 sea ray 290 sundancer
    Twin 5.7 b3’s
    The weather in Northern Michigan has been absolutely perfect since the end of August and the fuel level indication on my boat has went down by a half. I fueled up August 31st, no fuel in bilge or sheen around the boat while in slip.
    How can the indication be verified or what should I look for?
  2. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
    Is this a trick question?

    I’d say you burned the fuel using the boat with all the nice weather!
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  3. Wanderer 290

    Wanderer 290 Active Member

    Jul 1, 2019
    01 sea ray 290 sundancer
    Twin 5.7 b3’s
    Yes, thus the title summer fun...
  4. Captn TJ

    Captn TJ Active Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    Catawba Island, Oh
    2005 280DA
    Raymarine E80
    5.0 with Bravo 3
    Only half? it should be on empty with that great weather,
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  5. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    I would take it out this weekend and put several more hours on it and see if the fuel level indication goes down again... if so, I think your indication is correct, so no more troubleshooting required.
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  6. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    I hope to burn a bunch this weekend!
  7. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    some people hate their fuel flow meters. I LOVE ours. Fuel is the cheapest part of owning these things and the more we burn the happier we are. I like watching the tank level decrease :)
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