Originally Posted by willk
Max and Fenlander - I think you are wasting your breath here
..not sure what the comment's meant to mean Willk... yes I'm a noob, but we've gotta start somewhere...
Anyways, we are usually 2 up and are now pumped up with all air pressures to max recommended levels in handbook (and as per prior posts suggested)...using new guaged pump as recommended on here to do this. I do plan to take this with me to let out excess air next time I'm out later next week..
Reason I'm frustrated is I do know I should be up on the plane..I see smaller engines than mine up there with similar loads. As I'm sure on air pressures all round and have played with various trim settings the prop seems only other thing to go at but when had the engine serviced before taking it out the mechanic reckoned it was fine. Hence I reckon it can only be the engine now, which is obviously bad news for the wallet...
I've asnwered your questions below mate... ;-)
So what pressures are you calling max and how are you judging the pressure?
all air pressures pumped with guage to max recommended levels in handbook
What happens as you approach the transition speed (about 9mph) to plane?
doesn't get much beyond this speed tbh
Does the floor hump up in the middle, do the tubes start to fold/flex.
Does the outboard rev like a slipping clutch on a car?
Never.. feels quite smooth (but slow) ...
Does the outboard ever reach full revs?
..I don't have a tachometer, but does steadily rev up to max tiller 'fast setting'...