Jigsaw, thank you very much. I can't wait to get it in the water myself. I'm trying to line up a video person in another boat to get some shots of it.
Jeff 31, thank you to. I wish we would get some of that snow. I moved to TN. 3 years ago from New Orleans and haven't seen much snow. Last week, some parts of New Orleans got 8" of snow. Go figure.
Don't worry, I did not take any offense. What I would like to know is why you are so interested in the power at 1000-3000 rpm. I like to load them up at idle to check the tune to make sure they won't load up. On the manuel brakes, I load them as hard as I can and let them sit for about 30 minutes, or until the brake gets to hot. Usually after about 30 min. the water starts to boil out of the brake and flood the dyno room. I don't know of a way to load one at idle on an automatic sweep dyno. Like I said, I'm just doing it to make sure the tune is on and that it won't foul plugs and/or soot the transom. I not interested in the actual power or torque output. Most any boat needs about 3000 rpm before it starts to do anything or make any speed. As long as the power output isn't rediculously low at 1000-3000 rpm, I would not think it would really matter since the only time the boat will be there is getting on plane. Obviously it needs to have the power to get the prop moving and get on plane. As long as it does that, what other reason is there to worry about the power at the lower rpm? I'm certainly not trying to bust your balls, I'm just curious. You talk a lot about power output at that rpm, so there must be a good reason for it. I just don't know what it is. Thanks, Eddie.