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- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 43
- Joined: August 12th, 2017, 8:36 am
- Vessel Info: ☀️Sanity Sol☀️
1999 350 Mariner
- Location: Penetanguishene, Ontario
- Has thanked: 24 times
- Been thanked: 7 times
If your rudder indicator is working...set it to centre and use transmission to dock at low speed ( you only go as fast as you want to hit the dock).
If no rudder indicator ...take time to take it off and clean the contacts.
- First Mate
- Posts: 198
- Joined: May 12th, 2017, 10:41 am
- Vessel Info: Carver 356
- Location: Virginia
- Has thanked: 1 time
- Been thanked: 47 times
Running that boat between 8-16, all you're doing is wasting a lot of gas and kicking up a big wake which won't make you any friends.
When it comes to fuel consumption and MPG's, your best bet is hull speed or below. Next is a full plane. Next is speeds between hull speed and plane and last is WOT.
- CYO Supporter
- Posts: 150
- Joined: April 9th, 2017, 8:03 pm
- Vessel Info: 2005 360 Mariner
Crusader 6.0 Captains Choice
- Location: Long Island
- Has thanked: 32 times
- Been thanked: 36 times
My suggestion to you is use it as much as possible in a variety of conditions. You will learn how she behaves in various sea/wind conditions. The boat 'does not' like following seas, however, it is certainly manageable.
I can tell you that 90% of the time I use the boat, I am alone and have learned to 'single hand' her. Once you know how she handles you will find it very friendly.
I usually run at the hull speed of 8 knots and when on a schedule to get somewhere I run at 3000 to 3400 RPM.
I have not needed and will likely avoid going over the 3400. I tweak the speed using trim tabs. The way that I have been using the boat I average about 10 GPH. Not bad running a 36 footer at the average cost of about $40.00 USD/hour.
Lots of luck with your new boat.
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