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Old 02-09-2007, 05:00 PM
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Question What's your cruise RPM?

What is your cruise RPM and speed? Currently I have a 21' with a 5.8l and I cruise 30 mph @3000 rpm. I would like my next boat to cruise at 50 mph under 3500 rpm. How much harder is it on the engine to cruise at 4k vs. 3k?

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Old 02-09-2007, 05:26 PM
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My Black Thunder will crusie @ 47-49 MPH @ 3000 RPM. 52-54 MPH @ 3500 RPM
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:32 PM
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I like around 3200.3000 is 47 amd 3500 is 63
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Strip Poker 388 View Post
I like around 3200.3000 is 47 amd 3500 is 63

When did you ever cruise ??????


my 311 seems alot more happy at about 3600-4000 ... seesm thats 50-55 mph ....At 3000 it just seems to be working harder ....
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:54 PM
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I like to cruise at 3200 45-46 mph 4000 58-59 mph.
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:32 PM
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old engines.....3200 was 50 GPS. New ones aren't done yet.
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:35 PM
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Avanti-45 at 3500
Formula -????
Mini hawk-25-28 at 3800
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3500rpm =50'sh
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:54 PM
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3500 rpm = 70 mph. 17 X 31 4 blade prop, 1.33 drive ratio.
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4000rpm=low 50s GPS spinning a 26 4 blade
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