Do you guys run your outboards at full throttle or at about 70-80 percent. Would like to hear some other opinions. I personally run mines at about 70-80 percent. Seems to do better on gas and not work the motor too hard. What are you guys thoughts.
...some $70 an hr.mechanics will tell 'da chimpanzees to 'push it to 'da wall'...(it gets in the shop quicker)...the old way is full throttle past the 'step' then backoff to a point without fall'n off 'da 'step'...I knew a guy once he could 'trim' a S/E Cessna so well he could make it climb or descend by moving his head 'back or foward'...(w/o mess'n w/the throttle)...cheers
When I'm running from point A to point B, I will run 3/4 throttle. There I get the best speed/fuel trade off. If I just do not have to be anywhere in a hurry, I will throttle just enough to get on plane and stay there. Besides, the boat ride is nicer when the wind isn't whipping you so hard.
If a German U-boat was hot on my ass, you know I'd push that throttle all the way forward!
...I don't blame 'ya Stallion...but like 'Herr Capitan Wolfgang Heine Hindenburg' said...'they built'em good in Germany' (with no bids)...I often wondered how some of our defense contractors could sleep ???...cheers
If you have a 150 on a 22ft Boat with 4 guys you would almost have to run wide open to get to your fishing spot. Now if you had a 300 then you can cut back and this is the reason to get the biggest motor your boat can handle. Also works when there is a need for speed due to weather or conditions of the trip. The big motor gies you many options to use where as the small engine you only have one.