Quick question to Warrior 165 owners, what's the maximum speed you've had from your beast? Which engine do you have? have you fitted trim tabs and found the boat to be faster or slower?
These figures are excellent if repeatable, but I'm sure Seamouse has said that his 75 etec returns about 5mpg which isn't gobsmacking against the 4mpg that he and I get/got from the 60hp 2str bigfoot.1 up, fully loaded, somewhere over 34 mph without any tidal help. Thats only about 4400 rpm on a new 75 etec (no tabs), so it'll be interesting to see what happens after a few more hours.
More normally she'll sit happily at 21-27 mph at roughly 3000-3500 rpm in calm conditions. Fuel consumption wise, it seems to be around 6.5 - 7 mpg at an average 3500rpm, again in calm conditions.
I can't comment on the 75 relative to the 60, but my 165 and 75 etec does need to be trimmed well down when running at any speed. I haven't noticed much difference whether one up or two up, although that does affect the balance quite noticeably at speed.If the etec 75 is 40 or so kilos heavier than the 60 bigfoot, don't you get porpoising at a much earlier point because there's so much more weight on the back
That 5mpg average was for a 75hp etec on a Pro Angler with 2-3 aboard. 100kg heavier than a 165 and fitted with 80lb trim tabs that trashed the handling and must have offered serious extra drag. Even so, still gave 27-28 knots flat out.These figures are excellent if repeatable, but I'm sure Seamouse has said that his 75 etec returns about 5mpg which isn't gobsmacking against the 4mpg that he and I get/got from the 60hp 2str bigfoot.