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  1. #11
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    we usually run 6 miles unloaded to the river mouth, then load up the ballast (aprox 1800 lbs) then ride up river stopping to pick up fallen riders and such for 9 miles to the hwy 19 bridge, then turn around and head 9 miles back down to the river mouth and if we are done, we then dump ballast and go home, if not we turn around again and go back up river and this is usually around 1/2 tank
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    You guys would love the Willamette River here. When we did that January surf set we were filling ballast at the launch, motored out 100ft and jumped in.

    I don't have numbers to prove it, but when I ran the 13.7x17.5 stock I got better "mileage" empty, horrible when loaded down. Vice versa to some degree with the 1847. Don't do many big long empty runs though.
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  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    You guys would love the Willamette River here. When we did that January surf set we were filling ballast at the launch, motored out 100ft and jumped in.

    I don't have numbers to prove it, but when I ran the 13.7x17.5 stock I got better "mileage" empty, horrible when loaded down. Vice versa to some degree with the 1847. Don't do many big long empty runs though.

    Same at the Hagg we drive apx 1 minute to the middle of the lake, fill ballast and its boarding time LOL.

    Longest place we go to drive is maybe 10 minutes and that's at Green Peter to get to the smooth arm off the camping site ramp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    You guys would love the Willamette River here. When we did that January surf set we were filling ballast at the launch, motored out 100ft and jumped in.

    I don't have numbers to prove it, but when I ran the 13.7x17.5 stock I got better "mileage" empty, horrible when loaded down. Vice versa to some degree with the 1847. Don't do many big long empty runs though.
    Well we have a couple options, we go drive the boat from the lake house to the river which is 6 miles by water or we can trailer the boat 16 miles to the river launch ramp, launch and immediately jump in. Either way it's gas. I just you burn slightly less trailering?
    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdlangston13 View Post
    Well we have a couple options, we go drive the boat from the lake house to the river which is 6 miles by water or we can trailer the boat 16 miles to the river launch ramp, launch and immediately jump in. Either way it's gas. I just you burn slightly less trailering?
    Id rather burn it in the boat and enjoy it LOL
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