Try this out. Right now I have a 225 Four Stroke on my boat. I get about 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 mpg at cruse and pay about 2.55 per gal. at the gas station. Fuel data from other Blackman boats suggest that I could get 2 1/2 to 3 mpg. at cruse and 4 mpg trolling. Resently, someone posted on one of the bosrds that thay paid x amount for diesel and baught x anount of gallions at a fuel dock. Worked out to about 2.35 a gallion. And it should be cheaper at a fuel dock because there are no hiway taxes. So I could end up getting better mpg while paying less per gallion with a diesel. (I hope I hope). HardFish'n.
Tom wfowahoo. The Blackman gives me the best blend of fishability and live aboard aminities on a trailer boat of the correct seze. A huge cockpit with a cabin that has a dinet (sp?), fully inclosed head and hot shower. No engine box for the diesel. It's fully under the deck. The 26 Outerbanks has a fully inclosed cabin like my Parker. And Blackman boats will go a long way to customize the layout of the boat the way you want it.