Originally Posted by Westy2
rickusc. ...she looks just amazing and I thought I was doing some work on my baby....just amazing what you have done. This is my first boat and I must say I love it. It was a gift and continues to be a gift. A lot of work but getting there. I may have to get back on FB so I can keep up with you.
Interesting that you also have an issue with your 5432 rpm. Based on your pics it looks like you did quite a bit of work (I like your 345 manual) the key to my block as well.
Question- when you are under full power (at 2000 if your max) does the stern of your Cal squat to where the exhaust exit is close and sometimes in the water. I have not put the original 2-blade back on but may if I get time. What the heck else could be limiting rev's? Fuel, compression, back pressure? puzzling. Thanks again and appreciate the information.
Westy2 - Its my understanding that they should get to 2800 (I am on the East Coast
for the Annapolis
Show and I don't have my manuals
with me). I bought mine in 2011 and the previous owner was a racer
, having won the Ensenada Race
twice (as I understand). He put a feathering prop on her. It is my understanding that my prop may be able to be adjusted, but I was advised by my mechanic
to do the final change after I had the boat loaded for my trip.
I noticed your comment about the stern of your boat sinking down, I haven't noticed that, but when she's underway, the water line does raise up to or near the level of the exhaust... But I haven't noticed a problem there - I will have to pay some attention to that after I get the engine back in. Its more like the water flow rising with the speed, that the stern "squatting" lower.
I can tell you that the motor
would rev up to its proper level (2800) in neutral, but in gear
underway, it will not exceed 2000. My mechanic
tells me that it way too low and I will have to correct - either adjust my (expensive) feathering prop - or replace it - it is too hard on the motor.