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Old 06-18-2006, 10:49 AM
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if you go everywhere wfo at maximum rpm is that your cruise speed/rpm? thx, rm
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:01 AM
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I think that is your "oops it broke" (OIB) speed!!
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I like to cruise at 100
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Old 06-18-2006, 03:15 PM
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75 to 80 % of maximum RPM is a safe bet.........................m.m.......It works for me................mark.......
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Default Re: cruise speed and rpm

Originally Posted by ratman
if you go everywhere wfo at maximum rpm is that your cruise speed/rpm? thx, rm
You would have 2 speeds after a while-the speed your boat goes at wfo and the speed the tow boat can pull you ,Smitty
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Old 06-18-2006, 05:35 PM
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I like to run my boat Cruising at 4000rpm. I usually run high 50's with full fuel and mid 60's with lite fuel at this RPM....
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wfo is 6400 rpms @ 107...i cruise at 48-5200 which is 80-84
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Old 06-19-2006, 01:39 PM
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My boat seems happy at 3400-3600 50-60mph
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:30 PM
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Rat, you need diesels... you'll be safe at wfo for 1000hrs a year.
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if you go everywhere wfo at maximum rpm is that your cruise speed/rpm? thx, rm
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