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post #6 of Old 09-24-2008
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Going to max rpm for a brief period is a way of making sure everything in the propulsion system is working properly. If you can't get there you may have too much prop pitch or a problem with the motor. Also, many mechanics suggest running at wide open throttle for 10 minutes a few times a season to help keep carbon build up to a minimum. And, if you plan on selling the boat a surveyor will likely want to run at WOT and see of the engine reaches the max rated rpm.
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