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Don't know if I'll be on the water Saturday as I may be getting my Skater back this weekend. If not, I'll probably meet up with you guys in either my Stoker, or with my buddy in his STV Euro.
 

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So what time is everyone meeting at Whorewood's? Looks like I'm in with the Stoker. 9:30 -10:00??? We can run up through Mildred, by King's Island, past Tower Park up the S. Mokelumne to Wimpy's for lunch and then back down the N. Mokelumne to B & W and back through Frank's Tract to Holland to Whorewood's again. I think it's about a 70 mile loop, with plenty of 91 octane at the docks along the way.
 

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Just checked Google Earth and the loop is 65 miles. There's 91 octane about every 20 miles of the loop. I only get 2 mpg, and I make it no problem with the 40 I hold (I used exactly 30 gallons last time I ran this loop). It's some of the twistiest backwaters of the Delta, so an average speed of 70 feels like you're really moving with all the turns.
 

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Just checked Google Earth and the loop is 65 miles. There's 91 octane about every 20 miles of the loop. I only get 2 mpg, and I make it no problem with the 40 I hold (I used exactly 30 gallons last time I ran this loop). It's some of the twistiest backwaters of the Delta, so an average speed of 70 feels like you're really moving with all the turns.
Sounds like a good loop. 91's not going to help the boat on e85 though. I'm in for anything but I also don't want to leave anyone out.
 

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Sounds like a good loop. 91's not going to help the boat on e85 though. I'm in for anything but I also don't want to leave anyone out.
It's easy to shorten up Adam. Instead of heading up the S. Moke at Tower Park, we can cut straight across to B & W and back down. Gheesh, and I thought I was keeping the run short at 65 miles. :notsure: I typically double or triple that mileage in a day! :D
 

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Im confused, are there boats that can only run E85 and not 87, 89 or 91?
Yes Brian, carmotor boats setup for E85 will see performance gains over pump gas. No production motors are setup for E85 (ie: Mercury, Ilmor, etc.), but a lot of specialty engine builders and racers are using E85 now. Mike D'Annibal (Sterling Performance) told me I'd see performance gains in my Skater if I set-up my 588s for E85. I'll stick to good old readily available 91 octane though..........
 
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