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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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how big a tank do i need

hi all i have a 75 6 hp evinrude that i need to buy a tank for, how much gas do they burn think i could get away with a 3 gal.??
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 07:52 PM
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Re: how big a tank do i need

unless room is a issue I would get the 6 gallon tank ever just had one of those days when either the fishing was so good you don't wanna leave or so bad you keep trying farther and farther out

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 09:43 PM
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Re: how big a tank do i need

It really depends upon how much yoou intend to run. If you are only going 3 miles or so, and some few hours of trolling, then 3 gal will do it.

Actually I have 2- 31/2 gallon ones. I seldom use more than 3 gallons runnng for 25+ miles on one tank, on my Merc 5 hp 2-stroke. But on long run days the second tank is piece of mind. I usually keep the second one with about 2 gal in it to limit weight.

Two small ones lets you use a single tank for short run days, and takes less room with that one small tank.

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Re: how big a tank do i need

Put it this way...I used to have a 6hp and used a 6 gallon tank. I could just about go all half the summer on one tank of gas. I still use the same tank with a 25hp merc.

My buddy uses a 3 gallon tank on his 16' jon boat that has a 15hp merc. He can run all day.

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Re: how big a tank do i need

I have a 25HP 2 cyle w/6 gal remote tank. I run all day(continual moving boat for diftin etc) and rarely will burn 5 gal. I would say with your 6hp a 3 gal would be plenty. I always keep a one gal(premixed) reserve container on board.

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