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325 Aft Cabin - Pokey Speeds

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Re: 325 Aft Cabin - Pokey Speeds

Postby bud37 » July 20th, 2021, 5:31 pm

Curious ...are the prop sizes noted on your survey report ?
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Re: 325 Aft Cabin - Pokey Speeds

Postby Thekaj » July 21st, 2021, 1:55 am

Ah, good suggestion. But unfortunately, the report only notes that they're 4 blades. :-(
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Re: 325 Aft Cabin - Pokey Speeds

Postby bud37 » July 21st, 2021, 8:26 am

Thekaj wrote:Ah, good suggestion. But unfortunately, the report only notes that they're 4 blades. :-(


Do you have carbs on these engines or throttle body injection ?.....in any case check, with the ENGINES OFF.....see that you are getting wide open throttle when the helm controls are pushed to the stops. The throttle plates should be full wide open vertical. Only check with engine off.... Never rev boat engines excessively at the dock.

And while you have the flame arresters off give them a good clean...... :-D
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Re: 325 Aft Cabin - Pokey Speeds

Postby km1125 » July 21st, 2021, 10:23 am

Might sound a bit silly... but need to check nonetheless....

Do you have trim tabs and are you SURE they're fully retracted?
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Re: 325 Aft Cabin - Pokey Speeds

Postby Thekaj » July 21st, 2021, 1:49 pm

It's got carbs, so I'll check to make sure that the throttles actually are fully opening it up. I've been planning on lubricating the throttle cable anyway, so I'll add it to the list.

We do have trim tabs, and I can confirm that they work properly. It actually took me a while to recognize how the indicator display actually reports the position of the tabs. Turns out they're a lot slower to move than my prior boat.
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Re: 325 Aft Cabin - Pokey Speeds

Postby ColRon » July 23rd, 2021, 1:03 pm

Just an extra thought here. When was the last complete tune up? I had a boat a few years back when I bought her that would not get up on plane…about 3000 rpm was WOT. She would start easily and purred like a kitten at idle, just would not get up on plane. First thing I did was check the prop sizes, which was easy as she had outdrives. After learning she had the correct sized props. I did a complete tune up, new cap and rotor, new plugs and new wires. Problem solved. It was like she was a new boat. Went up to recommended WOT AT 4400 rpm and planed out like she was supposed to.
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