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Old 15 April 2008, 16:48   #11
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im with you jimbob, everything in moderation, body wont take the abuse any more,apart from taking the mother in law on a leisurely cruise last year.
needless to say shes never asked to go for another one
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Old 16 April 2008, 01:43   #12
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im with you jimbob, everything in moderation, body wont take the abuse any more,
Best get that stenna stairlift ordered matey
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We all have different levels, different limits and different goals thats what makes us human we must live life as we see the road in front of us.
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My old car, the good ol' KA didn't have a rev meter, and so it was interesting when trying to drive properly, bit different with the new Volvo XC70!. As to my bike, my woman can never keep up so don't ever get the chance to pedal more than 0.2 mph!
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I used to cycle as fast as I possibly could on the way home from school etc, I guess now I go at a reasonable pace but not too fast.

Car- see's the redline quite regularly, only once its warmed up and it receives regular oil changes.

The RIB I haven't taken it flat out yet as it would probably chuck me out! The old rib I used to take to WOT quite regularly.
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Old 17 April 2008, 14:00   #16
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I would be interested in your thoughts on the following-
When you drive your car, do you drive it constantly on the red line for long periods of time? If so how long does you car last?
But is driving at WOT strictly the same as redlining (max revs)? Will an outboard with the 'right size' prop actually redline the engine?

I'm pretty certain my (old petrol) car could easily sustained 5200 to 5500 rpm - it would certainly do 4500 - for hours on end. Trouble is that would have been about 120mph so I never tried - so why not same for an outboard?

Can you actually 'damage' an engine just by driving it at sustained high revs as long as it's well within its cooling capability, has well maintained lubrication and is warmed up properly? Of course it has to be true that the engine must be sustaining more wear than it would in the same period at lower revs but is the rate of wear materially higher (eg wear sustained per 10,000,000 revs).

Last time I (accidentally) really redlined the car's engine the engine to over 6500 rpm the management system rather brutally cut the power itself - to my surprise and embarassement
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Jono Does this mean you are going to buy a push bike?.

A car I would redline if no cops and cameras

As for the the boat I did my PB level2 in Pwllheli and one of the "slim" tutors said "you can slow down you know"
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