Coming from larger center consoles, a tach is nice to have as you become more aware of just how hard your pushing the thing and invaluable for propping. My dink was obviously underpropped with the stock 10Ē as it hit the rev limit, so I got a 12Ē and that seemed to be overpropped cause it was slow to plane, so I then bought an 11Ē which seems OK, but without a tach itís just guessing. The Solas SS props seem to have a lot more cup than the stock Suzuki prop and cup of course adds pitch
, so maybe an 11 Solas is equal to a Suzuki 12 ?
Yeah I know itís just a dink, so I just gave up.
Going by ear doesnít work
for me with these little four strokes, just about the time it begins to sound about right for cruise
to my ear, the thing hits itís rev limiter, the little four strokes just sound so much slower.
Often after you put a Hobbs meter on something, you become surprised at how many hours your putting on it, a generator
is an example.
I can see uses for both, but donít think they are real necessary.
I didnít know the little Suzuki had an alternator, I knew it made power of course as the thing is computer controlled, but didnít know there was an alternator that you could tap into for battery charging
. I had been wanting an inexpensive depth
sounder, but never liked any of the flashlight battery powered ones I have found.