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A Factual Report From Mercury Marine

Boat House Bulletin Review

Engine:

40 hp EFI FourStroke

Boat:

Alumacraft - Escape 165 Tiller

Prop:

SpitFire®

40 hp EFI
Select Units:

Performance Summary

Best Fuel Economy (MPG@RPM) Best Fuel Economy (L/100km@RPM)
  • 12.3 @ 4000
  • 19.1 @ 4000
Top Speed (MPH@RPM) Top Speed (kts@RPM)
  • 30.3 @ 5890
  • 26.4 @ 5890
Acceleration 0 - 20 MPH (seconds) Acceleration 0 - 32 kts (seconds)
  • 5.8
RPM Range Speed (MPH / kts) Speed (KPH / kts) Fuel (GPH) Fuel (LPH) Fuel (MPG) Fuel (L/100km)
1000 3.0 / 2.6 4.8 / 2.6 0.2 0.8 15.0 15.7
2000 5.4 / 4.7 8.7 / 4.7 0.4 1.5 13.5 17.4
3000 7.8 / 6.8 12.6 / 6.8 1.1 4.2 7.1 33.1
3500 15.1 / 13.1 24.3 / 13.1 1.4 5.3 10.8 21.8
4000 19.6 / 17.0 31.5 / 17.0 1.6 6.1 12.3 19.1
4500 23.0 / 20.0 37.0 / 20.0 2.0 7.6 11.5 20.5
5000 25.5 / 22.2 41.0 / 22.2 2.4 9.1 10.6 22.2
5500 28.1 / 24.4 45.2 / 24.4 3.1 11.7 9.1 25.8
5890 30.3 / 26.4 48.8 / 26.4 3.6 13.6 8.4 28.0

Performance Curve

GPH MPH MPG
LPH KPH L/100km

Test Conditions

Test Date
  • 2013-05-23
Test Conductor
  • MS / BV
Elevation
  • 969 ft
  • 295 m
Air Temperature
  • 65 °F
  • 18 °C
Wind Velocity
  • 0 - 5 MPH
  • 0 - 8 KPH
  • 0 - 4 kts
Water Type
  • Fresh
Fuel Level at Testing
  • 6 gallons
  • 23 liters
Boat Weight as Tested
  • 646 lbs
  • 293 kg

Engine Specifications

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

Boat Specifications

Manufacturer
  • Alumacraft
Boat Model
  • Escape 165 Tiller
Boat Type
  • Aluminum - tiller
Material
  • Aluminum
Length
  • 16 ft 6 in
  • 5.0 m
Beam
  • 6 ft 4 in
  • 1.9 m
Max HP Capacity
  • 50
Steering Type
  • Tiller
Dry Boat Weight
  • 646 pounds
  • 293.0 kg
Mounting Bolt Hole
  • 3

Propeller Specifications

Part Number
  • 8M8026630
Mercury Name
  • SpitFire®
Pitch
  • 13.0
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