I have been unable to find a recommended figure for a "recommended" maximum rpm
at which to run the motor
during "normal" use.
in question is a Volvo Penta
2003 (model, not year).
The Instruction book that I have downloaded quotes the maximum operating rpm
as 3200 (producing 28 hp).
I'm guessing that there will be a percentage of the max revs that is recommended for long periods of motoring, and a higher percentage that may safely be used for short periods of time.
Because I cannot find any figures for safe rpm, I have been fairly conservative and stayed below 2200 rpm, but It would be nice to know if I could safely crank that up some without risking shortening the motor's life expectancy....
Anyone have any hard and fast figures or rule
of thumb calculations?