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    fellow fisherman,
    My name is Lou, and I am new to this site. I am looking to upgrade in the next year. Will the 28cc with the twin 300hp volvo gas engines have the range to make it to the canyons?? I am running out of Niantic, CT and it is a long run to the edge. Depending ware I go it's usually 80-120nm one way!! If I can afford one with the Desiels, I will get it, but right now it looks like gas. Also the one I'm looking at says it holds 290 gal. Is this right??? Please help
    Thanks Lou

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    If you are planning on making that run a few times a year I would wait and buy diesel the gas engines will not be pleasant for that kind of trip.

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    • #3
      We have a 28 with gas merc 310 inboards. 1st that fuel rating may be wrong. That assumes 230 in the main with 30 in each saddle. Our was rated the same but we actually get 25 usuable out of each saddle and about 195 usuable out of the main. That works out to about 240 and you are sucking air. After having our motors rebuilt last year, the bottom redone to the glass and our props sent out we are averaging about 1.15 gallons per mile. With the run you have you will be short. We carry an extra 50 gallons when we make a canyon run and our's are 70 - 90 miles each way. Of course if you are looking at Jackshafts it's a whole different ball game. If you have any questions shoot me an email.

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      • #4
        I do believe that you can get the 28 with up to 290 gallons of fuel capacity for gas. The diesel 28's come with a tank that is about 220 gallons....they may have increased capacity for the new diesel 28's.

        With my volvo 260 diesels, I can run 80-85 miles each way at 23 knots (3100 rpms) and burn about 160 gallons (not including trolling). That includes 300 pounds of ice, food, 3 guys, etc. I probably burn about 5-6 gallons per hour trolling. Last year I started carrying an extra 10 gallons with me for piece of mind.

        I figured that I paid about a 25-30k premium for diesel engines instead of gas. I was sold on fuel cost savings and the idea that diesel engines would be more reliable, especially in the second half of their life.....of course, I have to wait another 10 years to see if that was right!
        Bullish
        2002 28
        Volvo Kamd 44p's

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        • #5
          One more thought. My boat is heavy with a full tank, ice, and everything else on board for a canyon trip.....I would not want to add another 70 gallons of fuel to the load by going with the gas engines and 290 gallon tank.
          Bullish
          2002 28
          Volvo Kamd 44p's

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          • #6
            thanks guys. The next step is for me to sea trial one
            Lou

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            • #7
              Diesel engines are heavier then gas!

              I think the extra 70 gallons of gas is a trade off.
              Nick 2003 CC28 KAMD300
              "PUMPKIN"

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              • #8
                True, but I would still prefer the weight in the middle of the boat than in the stern.
                Bullish
                2002 28
                Volvo Kamd 44p's

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                • #9
                  believe it or not but the 8.1 gas engine is heavier then the yanmar 315, and around the same as the volvo 300 diesel
                  2004 28 VOLVO 300 DIESELS

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                  • #10
                    also gas is 1 pound lighter then diesel per gallon so on a 290 gallon 28 gas boat its fuel weight is 1740 lbs. vs. a 220 diesel its 1540
                    2004 28 VOLVO 300 DIESELS

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