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Old 01-11-2019, 08:48 AM
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Default Idle home with broke blower belt?

Gotta ask a dumb one - I boat on the atlantic in a big cruiser ... typically long overnights to Bahamas or Keys so I double everything like an airplane pilot because I want to always get home under my own power no matter what.

Theoretically it seems I should be able to idle home if blower belts, pulleys or whatever blower part I dont have on board breaks. In practice - is this true?

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Old 01-11-2019, 09:10 AM
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I've taken belts off blown up blowers and got on plane using both engines,get home alot faster than idling,usually around 55mph or 3-3200rpm.this has been w/ port efi and throttle body efi.non blower motor runs alittle richer and need a little more throttle.
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I had a blower belt shred on my 525SC. It would run fine up to about 1000 rpms, but would bog out above that.
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Do you have Sea Tow or Tow Boat?If you are making those long runs you should have some type of towing even with twins.
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I lost a belt last summer, idled about an hour back no problem. After the first hour I tried getting on plane, port motor did all the work, starboard wouldn’t turn much over 2500 but it beat idling the whole way. Ran maybe 35 or so. Megablowers with carbs
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Craney View Post
Do you have Sea Tow or Tow Boat?If you are making those long runs you should have some type of towing even with twins.
HELL Yeah - Ive had their services for 15 years straight ... Only used twice in that time for short hops home. From the Keys (130 miles away ) or the Bahamas - Tow services dont really work too well....gotta limp home.

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did you put blowers on that monster.
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Originally Posted by mike tkach View Post
did you put blowers on that monster.
He's putting on 525SC set ups.
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As long as the blower itself didn't seize you can get home with no belt. It will spin letting air in. If blower is not able to spin though, no air intake.
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