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A Factual Report From Mercury Marine

Boat House Bulletin Review

Engine:

Single 40 hp EFI FourStroke

Boat:

Alumacraft - Escape 165CS

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)
  • 10.7 @ 3500
  • 4.5 @ 3500
  • 2.5 @ 3500
Top Speed (MPH@RPM) Top Speed (KPH@RPM) Top Speed (kts@RPM)
  • 31.2 @ 6000
  • 50.2 @ 6000
  • 27.1 @ 6000
Acceleration 0 - 20 MPH (seconds)
  • 5.6
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 3.0 4.8 2.6 0.2 0.8 15.0 6.4 3.4 - - - -
2000 5.4 8.7 4.7 0.4 1.5 13.5 5.7 3.1 - - - -
3000 8.7 14.0 7.6 1.0 3.8 8.7 3.7 2.0 - - - -
3500 15.0 24.1 13.0 1.4 5.3 10.7 4.5 2.5 - - - -
4000 19.6 31.5 17.0 1.7 6.4 11.5 4.9 2.6 - - - -
4500 22.2 35.7 19.3 1.9 7.2 11.7 5.0 2.7 - - - -
5000 24.8 39.9 21.6 2.6 9.8 9.5 4.0 2.2 - - - -
5500 28.2 45.4 24.5 3.1 11.7 9.1 3.9 2.1 - - - -
6000 31.2 50.2 27.1 3.8 14.4 8.2 3.5 1.9 - - - -

Performance Curve

GPH MPH MPG
LPH KPH KML
LPH KN NML

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
  • 696 lbs
  • 316 kg

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
  • Alumacraft
Website
Boat Model
  • Escape 165CS
Boat Type
  • Aluminum - console
Material
  • Aluminum
Length
  • 16 ft 6 in
  • 5.0 m
Beam
  • 6 ft 4 in
  • 1.9 m
Max HP Capacity
  • 50
Steering Type
  • Mechanical
Dry Boat Weight
  • 696 pounds
  • 315.7 kg
Mounting Bolt Hole
  • 2

Propeller Specifications

Part Number
  • 8M8026630
Mercury Name
  • SpitFire®
Material
  • Mercalloy
Diameter / Pitch
  • 10.3 / 13.0
Number of Blades
  • 4
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