How do I go about to measure with the tacho when the prop is in the water? Is it possible to measure of the flywheel or something? I thought I saw that said somewhere, but is that thing really going as fast as the propeller? Sounds weird to me
I understand what you're describing here. I just saw that guy on youtube pitching up the same engine and a similar boat, except my SIB is 14 feet instead of 11. And he seems to go a lot faster than I am with mine. But I will take a better look at threads on this forum.
The lending seems to be difficult, I actually rather have to buy two from the US or something, as the props are crazy expensive here. £150 compared to like $50 in the US. Don't know how it is in the UK? I'd like to get it for under 500 swedish crowns (so the $50 + $18 shipping is fine) to get it through customs without having to pay toll.
As a true amateur, I would say that the engine goes as fast as possible on almost full throttle (10-20% from it). Giving it full throttle doesn't add much speed. This is why I thought it should have a bigger pitch.