1800 SR Cruising Speed, WOT, and GPH Questions
New owner here of a 1992 1800 SR. I acquired the boat from a mechanic and it runs like a top. I've never boated too much so I'm very green and I'm afraid of making costly mistakes. What is the cruising speed of my boat, max speed, cruise rpm, and max rpms? I've taken the boat out and it "feels" fine to cruise at 30 MPH for 5-10 minute squirts at 4,000 rpm. Am I damaging it? This is with 2 people on board, little wind, and flat lake water. I do not know what kind of prop I have.
Also, how long can someone go at WOT? Seems like mine tops out at 35mph with only me on board and at 4400 RPM the engine sounds like its reaching the end. Can boat engines sustain above 3500 rpm for long periods like over 20mins?