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Old 04-16-2010, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by BDiggity View Post
what causes it to create wake at idle? the size of the prop, drive height, etc? i cant see our rpm's being too far off, but i know your drive is shorter than mine, & your props are definately bigger.
The propeller size seems to be my biggest issue. When I put the 30's on it is really fast on 2 for an idle.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:48 AM
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sometimes it not the wake but its traffic congestion and slow cruisers that have me run on one motor
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:11 PM
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I was stopped by the WI DNR last summer on the St. Croix River when I was idling 5 MPH on both engines. The guy told me to shut one engine down. Apparently no-wake doesn't mean you're not making a wake because I wasn't. To the DNR, it means you're going as slow as physically possible while maintaining steerage.
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:35 PM
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I run on one because of noise restrictions in Mi. My boat isnt even loud but still gets pulled over when I run both in a no wake.
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