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J-Phil2

Best RPM on a 2004 265

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Hi,

 

Last fall I bought a 2004 Monterey 265. It is powered by a Merc 350 Mag MPI (300 hp) with a Bravo 3 sterndrive. Last weekend I tried it for the first time. Is it normal that the slowest rpm I had to keep without loosing my ''planing'' was about 3700 RPM and the speed was only 27-28 mph on a gps? I think it 's a high RPM for a slow speed. It's not the biggest engine but 27 mph is quite slow

 

Sorry for my english...

 

Thanks,

 

Jean-Philippe

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That RPM does seem a bit high. Did you try adjusting both the trim on the outdrive, and the trim tabs on the boat itself?

 

Yes, I tried everything but everything respond so fast compare to my old boat that I cannot find a good balance. I'm going back on the water tomorrow and i'll do more test.

 

Thanks!

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