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Old 05-25-2013, 08:40 AM   #7
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City: Miami Florida
Vessel Name: Possum
Vessel Model: Ellis 28
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I'm a dealer for Lehr outboards and I own a 2.5. I haven't had it long but I like how easy it is to start. I also think handling propane is a lot cleaner and easier than gasoline. I haven't used it for dinghy duty but I've been using it on an inflatable to explore the shore line and get back up into the mangroves. The 2.5 really doesn't burn much fuel. At wide open throttle they say it will burn about a pound per hour. At about 3/4 throttle you get better than twice that.

I've run it on both the 16 oz. cans and an 11 pound fiberglass tank.

"According to the brochure at 3000 rpm a 10 gal tank of fuel will last 25 hrs."
That is 10 pounds not 10 gallons. Ten pounds of propane is about 2.5 gallons.

I can't speak to the availability of propane when cruising, but I can say I think it is a well made motor. I love how easy it is to start. My last outboard was a Suzuki that I had to clean the carb if I let it sit a month or two without starting. That shouldn't be a problem with propane.

Note the 11 pound fiberglass tank in the photo below.
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