Originally Posted by Islanddoc5
Question for Cabo 35 flybridge owners
I am considering purchasing one of these and have admired the design and quality construction. My only concern is the reputation for very high fuel burn. Can an owner give me an idea of the fuel burn with the cats and the later common rail cummins engines?
The engine burns virtually the same GPH no matter what boat you put it in if you're running them all at 80% load and they're all propped to achieve rated max rpm's. I think a pair of 3208's 425hp burn around 35 gph at cruise if I remember correctly, which is around 25 knots or so in the 35' FB. Most all of the 35's I ran had 3126's..... or c7's... with c7's at 28.6 knots they burn 31.6 gph......I don't think they burn a lot of fuel....if you look at gpm compared to similar boats.....
I took a 35' Cabo FB from Fort Lauderdale to Placencia, Belize one time. They're a great little boat......a touch wet, but stable especially at trolling speeds for a 35' FB.
Here are a bunch of CABO boat tests for all of the various models with fuel burn: http://media.channelblade.com/EProWe...CAT_C7.xls.pdf
There are a bunch of different engine tests for the 35' express, just figure the same rpm, same fuel burn and 1-2 knots slower for the FB boat.