Mike Everson is the proud, new owner of this beautiful rig. And he lives near us! So, we invited Mike to Fond du Lac for some data collection on his Outerlimits. Mike Griffiths, one of our field techs, gathered some fuel consumption data on Lake Winnebago; however, Mike Everson shared his following weekend experience, too. He covered 124 miles with his family on the Mississippi River. (Hey, it’s his new boat, you would too!) He averaged 3.2 MPG over those 124 miles. Impressive.
Here is Mike Griffiths’ drier, more clinical data:
Prop: Maximus 15.625 x 32 five blade propeller.
Test load: Three, pizza and cola fueled, adult males (maturity level, indeterminate) and a full 89 octane fuel load.
Weather: clear, 90 degrees F, wind 4 MPH, gusting to 10 MPH
Engine RPM, boat speed and fuel mileage:
3000 RPM = 46 MPH = 2.76 MPG
3500 RPM = 55 MPH = 3.20 MPG
4000 RPM = 66 MPH = 3.26 MPG
4500 RPM = 75 MPH = 2.97 MPG
5000 RPM = 84 MPH = 2.71 MPG
5250 RPM = 93 MPH = 2.67 MPG
Sweet! Lake conditions limited our ability to extract the 29′s absolute top performance. (Outerlimits’ builder, Mike Fiore, noted 98 MPH top end back at the factory.) However, 93 MPH with three people and a full fuel load is respectable — especially attaining 2.7 MPG with the digital throttle held wide open! [In Darth Vader's raspy, measured delivery...] “Impressive. Most impressive.”