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Re: Universal M25 losing power

.. so now the question is.. are you achieving a decent/appropriate boat speed at a comfortable RPM? (which need not be max RPM). If so methinks you may be worrying too much..

We motor at a relatively quiet smooth 6.4/6.5 knots, but at an RPM several hundred below max. Pushing it gives us over 7.0, but at a higher consumption and greater discomfort/noise.


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