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A Factual Report From Mercury Marine

Boat House Bulletin Review

Engine:

Single 40 hp EFI FourStroke

Boat:

Lowe - FM 160

Prop:

SpitFire®

40 hp EFI
Select Units:

Performance Summary

Best Fuel Economy (MPG@RPM) Best Fuel Economy (KM/L@RPM) Best Fuel Economy (L/nm@RPM)
  • 10.5 @ 4000
  • 4.5 @ 4000
  • 2.4 @ 4000
Top Speed (MPH@RPM) Top Speed (KPH@RPM) Top Speed (kts@RPM)
  • 29.0 @ 6000
  • 46.7 @ 6000
  • 25.2 @ 6000
Acceleration 0 - 20 MPH (seconds)
  • 8.6
RPM Range Speed (MPH) Speed (KPH) Speed (KN) Fuel (GPH) Fuel (LPH) Fuel (MPG) Fuel (KM/L) Fuel (NM/L) Range (miles) Range (km) Range (nm) Sound (dBA)
1000 3.2 5.1 2.8 0.2 0.8 16.0 6.8 3.7 - - - -
2000 6.0 9.7 5.2 0.4 1.5 15.0 6.4 3.4 - - - -
3000 9.5 15.3 8.3 1.1 4.2 8.6 3.7 2.0 - - - -
3500 13.8 22.2 12.0 1.4 5.3 9.9 4.2 2.3 - - - -
4000 17.8 28.6 15.5 1.7 6.4 10.5 4.5 2.4 - - - -
4500 20.8 33.5 18.1 2.1 7.9 9.9 4.2 2.3 - - - -
5000 23.2 37.3 20.2 2.7 10.2 8.6 3.7 2.0 - - - -
5500 26.4 42.5 22.9 3.6 13.6 7.3 3.1 1.7 - - - -
6000 29.1 46.8 25.3 4.0 15.1 7.3 3.1 1.7 - - - -

Performance Curve

GPH MPH MPG
LPH KPH KML
LPH KN NML

Test Conditions

Test Date
  • 2014-06-04
Test Conductor
  • BC
Elevation
  • 915 ft
  • 279 m
Air Temperature
  • 85 °F
  • 29 °C
Wind Velocity
  • 0 - 10 MPH
  • 0 - 16 KPH
  • 0 - 9 kts
Water Type
  • Fresh
Fuel Level at Testing
  • 5 gallons
  • 19 liters

Engine Specifications

Number of Engines
  • Single
Engine
  • 40 hp EFI FourStroke
HP / kW
  • 40 / 30
Engine type
  • Inline 3
Gearcase ratio
  • 2.00:1

Boat Specifications

Manufacturer
  • Lowe
Website
Boat Model
  • FM 160
Boat Type
  • Aluminum - console
Material
  • Aluminum
Length
  • 16 ft 1 in
  • 4.9 m
Beam
  • 6 ft 3 in
  • 1.9 m
Max HP Capacity
  • 50
Steering Type
  • Mechanical
Dry Boat Weight
  • 711 pounds
  • 322.5 kg
Mounting Bolt Hole
  • 1

Propeller Specifications

Part Number
  • 8M8026625
Mercury Name
  • SpitFire®
Material
  • Mercalloy
Diameter / Pitch
  • 10.6 / 12.0
Number of Blades
  • 4
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